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Top 100 Love Songs(6)

 

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

50. The Pretenders – I’ll Stand By You (1994)

The Pretenders - Courtesy Sire Records

This song works both as romantic devotion and commitment to close friends.

49. Rod Stewart – Maggie May (1971)

Rod Stewart - Courtesy Mercury Records

Buried within this tale of cross-generational seduction is an appreciation for and surrender to enduring love.

48. Basia – Time and Tide (1988)

Basia - Courtesy Epic

Polish-born singer Basia Trzetrzelewska sweeps the listener into a swirl of romantic orchestration.

47. The Turtles – Happy Together (1967)

Turtles - Courtesy White Whale

The Turtles’ only #1 pop single has been used extensively through the years in movies and television shows.

46. John Lennon – (Just Like) Starting Over (1980)

John Lennon - Courtesy Geffen Records

Although tainted with sadness from the death of John Lennon, this song remains a powerful celebration of romantic revival.

45. Sam Cooke – You Send Me (1957)

Sam Cooke - Courtesy Keen Records

The success of this love song led to Sam Cooke shifting permanently from focus on gospel music to pop and soul.

44. Beyonce featuring Jay-Z – Crazy In Love (2003)

Beyonce - Courtesy Columbia Records

Animated by a horn sample from the Chi-Lites’ 1970 song “Are You My Woman (Tell Me So),” this song established Beyonce as a powerful solo star outside of Destiny’s Child.

43. Toni Braxton – Un-Break My Heart (1996)

Toni Braxton - Courtesy LaFace Records

Written by legendary pop songwriter Diane Warren, this song spent 11 weeks at #1 on the pop singles chart.

42. Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You (1975)

Minnie Riperton - Courtesy Epic

This hit is most often remembered for the incredible vocal range exhibited by Minnie Riperton.

41. Heatwave – Always and Forever (1978)

Heatwave - Courtesy Epic

This pledge of eternal love is a wedding favorite.

 

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February 19, 2010 - Posted by | 1

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