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Top 100 Love Songs(5)

Love songs are central to pop music. This is a list of 100 of the greatest romantic classics of all time.

60. Joni Mitchell – Help Me (1974)

Joni Mitchell - Courtesy Asylum Records

Joni Mitchell’s voice soars in romantic abandon on her only top 10 pop hit. 

59. Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender (1956)

Elvis Presley - Courtesy RCA Records

Elvis Presley’s signature love song is based on the Civil War era folk tune “Aura Lee.” 


58. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From ‘Titanic’) (1998)

Celine Dion - Courtesy Columbia Records

Fans of the central romance in the film Titanic will never forget this classic love song. 

57. John Cougar Mellencamp – Jack & Diane (1982)

John Cougar - Courtesy Riva Records

Filled with images of Bobbie Brooks clothing and chili dogs, John Mellencamp (recording as John Cougar) created a romantic classic for small-town Midwestern teens. 

56. Luther Vandross – Here and Now (1989)

Luther Vandross - Courtesy Epic

Luther Vandross’ silky, soulful voice pledges undying love. 


55. Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire (1963)

Johnny Cash - Courtesy Columbia Records

The drama of the relationship between Johnny Cash and June Carter is hinted at here in this song co-written by June Carter herself. 

54. Stevie Wonder – You Are the Sunshine Of My Life (1973)

Stevie Wonder - Courtesy Motown

This #1 smash by Stevie Wonder became an instant pop standard recorded by countless other artists. 

53. Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle – A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme) (1992)

Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle - Courtesy Columbia Records

This romantic tune from the animated movie Aladdin took home both the Academy Award for Best Song from a Motion Picture and the Grammy Award for Song of the Year. 

52. Deborah Cox – Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here (1998)

Deborah Cox - Courtesy Arista

Deborah Cox’s tale of surprise was a multi-format smash hitting #1 on the r&b and dance charts as well as reaching #2 on the pop singles chart. 

51. Goo Goo Dolls – Iris (1998)

Goo Goo Dolls - Courtesy Warner Bros.

Goo Goo Dolls leader Johnny Rzeznik claims he broke a difficult period of writer’s block by delivering this song. 


February 14, 2010 - Posted by | 1

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