What better time to celebrate love than on the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day? So, get ready to put on your dancing shoes, light some candles, and let the sweet sounds of love fill your ears. Whether you’re looking to express your love to your significant other, or simply to bask in the warmth of love’s embrace, I have just the cure for you. The 20 greatest love songs of all time are about to make your heart skip a beat, so sit back, relax, and let the music take you away
“Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
This song was originally written for Ross’ 1980 album, “Diana”, but when she passed on the opportunity to record it, the songwriters approached Richie and the rest is history.
“Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
This song was originally written for the 1955 film, ” Unchained “, but has since been covered by over 650 artists in various languages.
“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
This song was originally written and recorded by Dolly Parton in 1973, but Whitney Houston’s cover of the song for the soundtrack of “The Bodyguard” brought it to a new level of popularity.
“My Girl” by The Temptations
The Temptations’ hit song was written by the legendary Motown songwriting team of Smokey Robinson and Ronald White.
“Something” by The Beatles
“Something” was written by George Harrison and is considered to be one of the greatest love songs of all time. It was also the first Harrison composition to become a number-one hit for The Beatles.
“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
This song was originally written in French and was a hit for French singer, Claude François, before Presley recorded his version.
“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” by Michael Jackson
“I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” was the first duet for Michael Jackson and was released as the lead single from his 1987 album, “Bad”.
“Let It Be Me” by Ray Charles and Betty Carter
“Let It Be Me” was originally a French song called “Je t’appartiens” and has been covered by numerous artists, but the Charles and Carter version is considered one of the most memorable.
“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
This song was written by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields for the film, “Swing Time”, and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936.
“At Last” by Etta James
“At Last” was written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren and has been covered by numerous artists, but James’ version is considered one of the most iconic.
“I’ll Be There” by The Jackson 5
“I’ll Be There” was the first number-one hit for The Jackson 5 and was written by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Bob West, and Willie Hutch.
“Always” by Bon Jovi
This love song was written by Jon Bon Jovi for his wife, Dorothea, and has been a staple of the band’s live shows for over 30 years.
“You Are the Love of My Life” by Sam Cooke
“You Are the Love of My Life” was written by Cooke and is considered one of his most romantic songs.
“L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole
“L-O-V-E” was written by Milt Gabler and Bert Kaempfert and became one of Cole’s signature songs.
“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” by The Righteous Brothers
“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” was written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil and was a hit for The Righteous Brothers in 1965.
“When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge
“When a Man Loves a Woman” was written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright and became a hit for Sledge in 1966. It reached number one on the R&B charts and has since been covered by numerous artists.
“Love on Top” by Beyoncé
“Love on Top” was the lead single from Beyoncé’s fourth studio album, “4”, and is known for its upbeat, empowering message about love and self-acceptance.
“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith
This power ballad was written by Diane Warren and was featured in the 1998 film, “Armageddon”. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and remains one of Aerosmith’s most popular songs.
“I Will Always Be Your Friend” by James Taylor
“I Will Always Be Your Friend” was written by Taylor and is considered one of his most romantic songs. It was released on his 1971 album, “Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon”.
“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
“A Thousand Years” was written for the soundtrack of the film, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”, and has since become a popular wedding song for its romantic and emotional lyrics.
These 20 love songs are timeless classics that have stood the test of time and continue to be enjoyed by listeners of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a song to play on Valentine’s Day or any day of the year, these songs are sure to bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.
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