Top 50 love songs of all time

POLOKWANE – We managed to survive “Janu-worry” and while most of us can let out a sigh of relief, the month ahead could also be a tricky one for some.

The month of love has arrived. Romantic dinners, flowers, expensive gifts and heartfelt declarations are a sure way to melt your partner’s heart, but nothing says I love you quite like a song.

Whether you play your favourite tunes to set the mood or call in to a radio station to dedicate a song to that one special person, for some unknown reason, musicians say it best.

Here is a list of the top 50 romantic songs of all time – according to Billboard.com.

Some are old, some new, but one thing is for sure, they all set the mood.

1 Endless Love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, number one for nine weeks (1981)

2 I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men, number one for 14 weeks (1994)

3 We Found Love – Rihanna, number one for ten weeks (2011)

4 How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees, number one for three weeks (1977)

5 Silly Love Songs – Wings (Hot 100 Peak), number one for five weeks (1976)

6 I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston, number one for 14 weeks (1992)

7 Let Me Love You – Mario, number one for nine weeks (2005)

8 Because I Love You – Stevie B, number one for four weeks (1990)

9 Best of my Love – The Emotions, number one for five week (1977)

10 I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles, number one for five weeks (1962)

11 Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis, number one for four weeks (2008)

12 My Love – Paul McCartney and Wings, number one for four weeks (1973)

13 Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion, number one for six weeks (1996)

14 Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen, number one for four weeks (1980)

15 To Know Him Is to Love Him – The Teddy Bears, number one for three weeks (1958)

16 Love Is Blue – Paul Mauriat, number one for five weeks (1968)

17 Woman in Love – Barbra Streisand, number one for three weeks (1980)

18 Love Takes Time – Mariah Carey, number one for three weeks (1990)

19 It Must Have Been Love – Roxette, number one for two weeks (1990)

20 Vision of Love – Mariah Carey, number one for four weeks (1990)

21 To Sir, With Love – Lulu, number one for five weeks (1967)

22 Crazy in Love – Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, number one for eight weeks (2003)

23 Roses Are Red (My Love) – Bobby Vinton, number one for four weeks (1962)

24 Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain and Tennille, number one for four weeks (1975)

25 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston, number one for two weeks (1987)

26 Love Rollercoaster – Ohio Players, number one for one week (1976)

27 I Think I Love You – The Partridge Family, number one for three weeks (1970)

28 (Love Is) Thicker Than Water – Andy Gibb, number one for two weeks (1978)

29 She Loves You – The Beatles, number one for two weeks (1964)

30 What’s Love Got to Do with It – Tina Turner, number one for three weeks (1984)

31 I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner, number one for two weeks (1985)

32 I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden, number one for four weeks (2000)

33 Can’t Help Falling in Love – UB40, number one for seven weeks (1993)

34 Love Hangover – Diana Ross, number one for two weeks (1976)

35 Dreamlover – Mariah Carey (Hot 100 Peak), number one for eight weeks (1993)

36 The Power of Love – Huey Lewis and the News, number one for two weeks (1985)

37 Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston, number one for three weeks (1986)

38 I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder, number one for three weeks (1984)

39 I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis, number two (1996)

40 The Power of Love – Celine Dion, number one for four weeks (1994)

41 That’s the Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson, number one for eight weeks (1993)

42 Justify My Love – Madonna, number one for two weeks (1991)

43 Don’t Let Go (Love) – En Vogue, number two for four weeks (1997)

44 This Guy’s in Love with You – Herb Alpert, number one for four weeks (1968)

45 You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’ – The Righteous Brothers, number one for two weeks (1965)

46 Lovin’ You – Minnie Riperton, number one for one week (1975)

47 Part Time Lover – Stevie Wonder, number one (1985) and the first single to top five different Billboard charts.

48 Love Story – Taylor Swift, number four (2009)

49 Baby Love – The Supremes, number one for four weeks (1964)

50 Love Song – Sara Bareilles, number four (2008)

Courtesy of www.billboard.com

Your favourite didn’t make the list? Let us know!

 

  AUTHOR
Roelof de Jonge
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