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Top 100 Love Songs(8)

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

30. Jim Croce – Time In a Bottle (1973)

Jim Croce - Courtesy ABC

Although originally written for Croce’s son A.J. Croce, it has also gone down in a history as a romantic classic, hitting #1 on the pop singles chart 3 months after Croce’s untimely death in a plane crash.

29. Mariah Carey – Fantasy (1995)

Mariah Carey - Courtesy Columbia Records

This huge romantic hit is built around a sample of the Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love.”

28. Temptations – My Girl (1965)

Temptations - Courtesy Gordy

This is frequently considered the signature song by perhaps the biggest r&b vocal group of all time.

27. Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice (1966)

Beach Boys - Courtesy Capitol Records

This dreamy pop confection is the leadoff song for the Beach Boys’ legendary Pet Sounds album.

26. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (1973)

Marvin Gaye - Courtesy Tamla

This song is seen by many as both representing aching sexual attraction and a pleas for societal sexual liberation.

25. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (1992)

Whitney Houston - Courtesy Arista

Originally written and performed by Dolly Parton, this song became one of the biggest hit singles of all time in this version from the soundtrack of the movie The Bodyguard.

24. Percy Sledge – When a Man Loves a Woman (1966)

Percy Sledge - Courtesy Rhino Records

This 60’s love song became an instand standard and has been re-recorded countless times.

23. Mary Wells – My Guy (1964)

Mary Wells - Courtesy Motown

This #1 classic was the biggest hit of Mary Wells’ career. She left Motown shortly after but never again reached the top of the charts.

22. Oasis – Wonderwall (1996)

Oasis - Courtesy Creation Records

This song of romantic devotion was the breakthrough top 10 pop hit in the US for Brit-rock superstars Oasis.

21. Carpenters – (They Long To Be) Close To You (1970)

Carpenters - Courtesy A&M

Although a flop when recorded in the early 60’s by Richard Chamberlain, this song made the Carpenters pop stars.


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