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Top 100 Love Songs(7)

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

40. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together (1971)

Al Green - Courtesy Hi Records

This #1 pop classic by Al Green became Tina Tuner’s comeback hit when she hit the charts with it in 1983.


39. Janis Joplin – Me and Bobby McGee (1971)

Janis Joplin - Courtesy Columbia Records

Although it is ultimately a tale of a breakup, the loving intensity of the relationship described here would be the envy of any romantic pair.

38. Joe Cocker – You Are So Beautiful (1975)

Joe Cocker - Courtesy A&M

Legend surrounding this song claims that Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys is an uncredited co-writer.

37. Olivia Newton-John – I Honestly Love You (1974)

Olivia Newton-John - Courtesy MCA

If only for “another place and time,” this would be a song about committed lovers.

36. John Denver – Annie’s Song (1974)

John Denver - Courtesy RCA

John Denver claimed that this song, written for his wife Annie, was written in just over 10 minutes.

35. Rod Stewart – Have I Told You Lately (1993)

Rod Stewart - Courtesy Warner Bros.

Originally written and recorded by Van Morrison, this song became an instant wedding dance classic when recorded by Rod Stewart.

34. Bette Midler – The Rose (1980)

Bette Midler - Courtesy Atlantic

This song firmly established in the minds of many an analogy of love as a growing flower.

33. Alice Cooper – You and Me (1977)

Alice Cooper - Courtesy Warner Bros.

Rocker Alice Cooper recorded perhaps the quintessential blue collar love classic with this song.

32. Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There (1970)

Jackson 5 - Courtesy Motown

This signature Jackson 5 song later became a major hit single for Mariah Carey.

31. Madonna – Crazy For You (1985)

Madonna - Courtesy Sire Records

Madonna’s greatest romantic classic was recorded in a single take.


February 20, 2010 - Posted by | 1

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