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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Top 50 Love Songs of All Time

Originally posted 2/14/12.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, here are the top 50 love songs of all time as determined by Dave’s Music Database. Note: all of these songs also appear in the DMDB list of the the top 1000 songs of all time.

1. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
2. The Beatles “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (1963)
3. Roy Orbison “Oh, Pretty Woman” (1964)
4. Ben E. King “Stand by Me” (1961)
5. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)

6. Bryan Adams “Everything I Do (I Do It for You)” (1991)
7. The Righteous Brothers “Unchained Melody” (1965)
8. Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (1988)
9. The Doors “Light My Fire” (1967)
10. Van Morrison “Brown-Eyed Girl” (1967)

11. Percy Sledge “When a Man Loves a Woman” (1966)
12. The Temptations “My Girl” (1965)
13. Sinead O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1990)
14. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981)
15. U2 “With or Without You” (1987)

16. The Four Tops “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” (1966)
17. Ray Charles “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1962)
18. Elton John “Your Song” (1970)
19. Gene Austin “My Blue Heaven” (1927)
20. Kenny Rogers “Lady” (1980)

21. Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” (1971)
22. Willie Nelson “Always on My Mind” (1982)
23. Debby Boone “You Light Up My Life” (1977)
24. Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers “Cheek to Cheek” (1935)
25. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (1994)

26. The Beatles “She Loves You” (1963)
27. Mariah Carey “We Belong Together” (2005)
28. Patsy Cline “Crazy” (1961)
29. The Penguins “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” (1954)
30. Haydn Quartet “Sweet Adeline (You’re the Flower of My Heart)” (1904)

31. The Ronettes “Be My Baby” (1963)
32. The Everly Brothers “All I Have to Do Is Dream” (1958)
33. Francis Craig with Bob Lamm “Near You” (1947)
34. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (1956)
35. Peerless Quartet “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” (1911)

36. Roberta Flack “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1972)
37. Jo Stafford “You Belong to Me” (1952)
38. Paul Anka “Diana” (1957)
39. Rihanna with Jay-Z “Umbrella” (2007)
40. Beyoncé with Jay-Z “Crazy in Love” (2003)

41. Artie Shaw “Frenesi” (1940)
42. Ray Charles “Georgia on My Mind” (1960)
43. Santana with Rob Thomas “Smooth” (1999)
44. Jerry Lee Lewis “Great Balls of Fire” (1957)
45. Frank Sinatra “Strangers in the Night” (1966)

46. The Beach Boys “God Only Knows” (1966)
47. Rudy Vallee “As Time Goes By” (1931)
48. Fred Astaire with the Johnny Green Orchestra “The Way You Look Tonight” (1936)
49. Isham Jones “It Had to Be You” (1924)
50. Bing Crosby with Lani McIntire & His Hawaiians “Sweet Leilani” (1937)


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