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Top 100 Love Songs(9)


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

20. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time (1984)

Cyndi Lauper - Courtesy Epic

This pop ballad was Cyndi Lauper’s first #1 hit single.


19. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – The Closer I Get To You (1978)

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Courtesy Atlantic Records

This classic is widely considered the pinnacle of the series of r&b duets by Flack and Hathaway.

18. Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (1967)

Jackie Wilson - Courtesy Brunswick

This r&b classic explains that love can feel almost like a religious experience.

17. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (1967)

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Courtesy Tamla

Although it later went to #1 in a version by Diana Ross, this version of the Ashford & Simpson song remains a definitive romantic classic.

16. Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe (1965)

Sonny & Cher - Courtesy Atco

It’s simple, straightforward and confident in the power of love.

15. Ashford & Simspon – Solid (1984)

Ashford & Simpson - Courtesy Warner Bros.

Married singer-songwriters Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson created this celebration of enduring relationships.

14. Box Tops – The Letter (1967)

Box Tops - Courtesy Bell Records

When your lover wants you back, you will do anything to get there.

13. Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah (2007)

Plain White T's © Hollywood Records

Few songs are better at spelling out the dreams of young love.

12. Oleta Adams – Get Here (1990)

Oleta Adams - Courtesy Fontana

It doesn’t really matter how your lover makes it to you, the only importance is that your lover is there.

11. Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack – Tonight I Celebrate My Love (1983)

Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack - Courtesy Capitol Records

Two of the top romantic singers of all time combine for a celebration of the power of making love.


February 24, 2010 - Posted by | 1

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