Whether they're about pure devotion or heated lust, longtime romances or first-time crushes, these are the songs that convey love best. A gorgeously succinct neo-soul classic about the way love can seemingly dissolve any stress, no matter the size. Dow nload. But three years later, Bobby Womack took a shot at the staple and exploded it, reinterpreting and opening up the desperation and raw emotions in its lyrics, making it feel a bit more appropriately unhinged and uninhibited. Michelle Branch crafted what is one of the most simple and iconic hooks of any pop song, all in the name of love. Running through a list of what would be otherwise trite offerings, The Four Tops lay out a convincingly sweet ode to the woman of their dreams. Claiming life is obsolete until a soulmate strolls in is a theory that rides the fine line of chaotic good. Yet, Bright Eyes makes it sound so sweet. This is an extraterrestrial-esque love song for the ages—an acceptance of a potential end, and an acknowledgement of a potential future.
Best Love Songs of All Time
Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and downs of being in love. We are counting down the top 50 Hot hits with a form of the word "love" in the title. It's sonic proof that while musical fads and fashions will change with every generation, love -- and the songs inspired by it -- will never go out of style. The ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot chart. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from each era, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those years. The singer from Eureka, Calif. Although it didn't reach No. When this song reached the top of the Hot , the Supremes became the first Motown act to have two No.
50. "Hands Down" by Dashboard Confessional (2002)
And we're not talking basics. This is a highly-curated group honed from the top minds in romance read: the MarieClaire. We've got you covered with the best of the best love songs, below. Vibe: Do we have to leave our Christmas lights up through January? Most romantic line: " Come on skinny love, what happened here? Vibe: The definition of a healthy relationship. Vibe: I know you can't fix me, but please try anyway. Vibe: Your parents' wedding song. Vibe: When the loneliness takes over and deep down you know they're not good for you.
The language of love can be translated in many ways, but the most universal? Whether you're adding some romantic tunes to your summer playlist , need something emotional to blast on your next road trip , are in search of an epic breakup song to help you nurse your heartache, or you're in the mood to stream feel-good ballads that'll remind you of your first crush, we curated a list of the best love songs of all time. Choosing a favorite Beatles love tune is impossible. Sure, it put George Harrison on the A-side for the first time. Millions of copies sold.