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Top 100 Best Love Songs Of All Time


70. Anita Baker - Sweet Love (1986)

Anita Baker - "Sweet Love"
Courtesy Elektra

Anita Baker was a mildly successful r&b singer until this song landed in the pop top 10 and turned her into a household name.

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69. Bread - If (1971)

Bread - "If"
Courtesy Elektra

Perhaps the pinnacle of 70's soft rock, this song has been a wedding and prom classic for decades.


68. Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (1966)

Beach Boys - "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
Courtesy Capitol Records

This dreamy pop confection is the leadoff song for the Beach Boys' legendary Pet Sounds album.

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67. Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree (1973)

Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree"
Courtesy Bell Records

Originally inspired by a story of a convict returning home, this song has become best known as a tribute to overseas soldiers and their ultimate return home.

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66. Wings - Silly Love Songs (1976)

Wings - "Silly Love Songs"
Courtesy Capitol Records

Paul McCartney successfully answered his critics with this #1 pop smash.

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65. George Michael - Father Figure (1988)

George Michael - Father Figure
Courtesy Columbia

George Michael's #1 smash hit "Father Figure" was released before he came out publicly as gay which has led to speculation through the years about the specific intended meaning of the intensely romantic song.  The accompanying music video depicts a heterosexual relationship.

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64. Dan Fogelberg - Longer (1979)

Dan Fogelberg - "Longer"
Courtesy Asylum

Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg delivers a list of analogies for enduring love.


63. INXS - Never Tear Us Apart (1988)

INXS - "Never Tear Us Apart"
Courtesy Atlantic

Filled with dramatic pauses and instrumental flourishes, this song was also played at the funeral for INXS lead vocalist Michael Hutchence.

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62. Joni Mitchell - Help Me (1974)

Joni Mitchell - "Help Me"
Courtesy Asylum Records

Joni Mitchell's voice soars in romantic abandon on her only top 10 pop hit.

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61. Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender (1956)

Elvis Presley - "Love Me Tender"
Courtesy RCA Records

Elvis Presley's signature love song is based on the Civil War era folk tune "Aura Lee."

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