Friday, February 14, 2020

The Top 100 Love Songs of All Time

First posted 2/14/2012; updated 2/13/2020.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, here are the top 100 love songs of all time as determined by aggregating more than 40 lists covering more than 900 songs. See links at the bottom of the page.

1. Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
2. The Righteous Brothers “Unchained Melody” (1965)
3. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981)
4. Elton John “Your Song” (1970)
5. Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” (1971)
6. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
7. Etta James “At Last” (1961)
8. Eric Clapton “Wonderful Tonight” (1977)
9. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (1994)
10. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)

11. The Temptations “My Girl” (1965)
12. Elvis Presley “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (1961)
13. Percy Sledge “When a Man Loves a Woman” (1966)
14. Roberta Flack “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1972)
15. Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (1998)
16. Bee Gees “How Deep Is Your Love” (1977)
17. Joe Cocker “You Are So Beautiful” (1974)
18. The Beach Boys “God Only Knows” (1966)
19. Beyoncé with Jay-Z “Crazy in Love” (2003)
20. Cyndi Lauper “Time After Time” (1984)

21. Madonna “Crazy for You” (1985)
22. Adele “Make You Feel My Love” (2008)
23. The Beatles “Something” (1969)
24. Paul McCartney “Maybe I’m Amazed” (1970)
25. Sinéad O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U” (1990)
26. Foreigner “I Want to Know What Love Is” (1984)
27. Sonny & Cher “I Got You Babe” (1965)
28. John Legend “All of Me” (2013)
29. Journey “Faithfully” (1983)
30. The Emotions “Best of My Love” (1977)

31. REO Speedwagon “Keep on Loving You” (1980)
32. Berlin “Take My Breath Away” (1986)
33. The Pretenders “I’ll Stand by You” (1994)
34. Stevie Wonder “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (1984)
35. The Jackson 5 “I’ll Be There” (1970)
36. Marvin Gaye “Let’s Get It On” (1973)
37. Frank Sinatra “The Way You Look Tonight” (1964)
38. Peter Gabriel “In Your Eyes” (1986)
39. Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are (Amazing)” (2010)
40. Olivia Newton-John “I Honestly Love You” (1974)

41. Celine Dion “The Power of Love” (1994)
42. The Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes for You” (1959)
43. Mariah Carey “Vision of Love” (1990)
44. Shania Twain “You’re Still the One” (1997)
45. Willie Nelson “Always on My Mind” (1982)
46. Stevie Wonder “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (1973)
47. Elvis Presley “Love Me Tender” (1956)
48. Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (2014)
49. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (1967)
50. Savage Garden “Truly, Madly, Deeply” (1997)

51. Queen “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (1979)
52. Aretha Franklin “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” (1967)
53. Journey “Open Arms” (1981)
54. Billy Joel “Just the Way You Are” (1977)
55. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
56. Commodores “Three Times a Lady” (1978)
57. Taylor Swift “Love Story” (2008)
58. Captain & Tennille “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975)
59. Natalie Cole with Nat “King” Cole “Unforgettable” (1991)
60. U2 “With or Without You” (1987)

61. Frank Ocean “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You” (2011)
62. K-Ci & JoJo “All My Life” (1997)
63. Alicia Keys “Fallin’” (2001)
64. Dolly Parton “I Will Always Love You” (1974)
65. Barry White “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” (1974)
66. Jackie Wilson “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher” (1967)
67. The Beatles “And I Love Her” (1964)
68. Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever” (1996)
69. Rod Stewart “Have I Told You Lately” (1993)
70. Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (2007)

71. Modern English “I Melt with You” (1984)
72. Bangles “Eternal Flame” (1989)
73. Paul McCartney & Wings “My Love” (1973)
74. Ray Charles “I Can’t Stop Loving You” (1962)
75. Ed Sheeran with Beyoncé “Perfect” (2017)
76. Sam Cooke “You Send Me” (1957)
77. Rihanna with Calvin Harris “We Found Love” (2011)
78. Nat “King” Cole “When I Fall in Love” (1956)
79. LeAnn Rimes “How Do I Live” (1997)
80. Jason Mraz “I’m Yours” (2008)

81. Snow Patrol “Chasing Cars” (2006)
82. The Smiths “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” (1986)
83. Patsy Cline “Crazy” (1961)
84. The Supremes “Baby Love” (1964)
85. Extreme “More Than Words” (1991)
86. Carpenters “They Long to Be Close to You” (1970)
87. Luther Vandross “Here and Now” (1989)
88. Ben Folds “The Luckiest” (2001)
89. Chicago “You’re the Inspiration” (1984)
90. Styx “Babe” (1979)

91. Chris DeBurgh “The Lady in Red” (1986)
92. Vanessa Williams “Save the Best for Last” (1992)
93. Goo Goo Dolls “Iris” (1998):
94. Ben E. King “Stand by Me” (1961)
95. Bill Medley with Jennifer Warnes “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” (1987)
96. The Ronettes “Be My Baby” (1963)
97. Christina Perri “A Thousand Years” (2011)
98. Maroon 5 “She Will Be Loved” (2002)
99. Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” (1983)
100. The Cure “Love Song” (1989)


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