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20. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - The Closer I Get To You (1978)

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - "The Closer I Get to You"
Courtesy Atlantic Records

This classic is widely considered the pinnacle of the series of r&b duets by Flack and Hathaway.

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19. Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (1967)

Jackie Wilson - "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"
Courtesy Brunswick

This r&b classic explains that love can feel almost like a religious experience.

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18. Adele - Make You Feel My Love (2008)

Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Courtesy XL

Bob Dylan's song "Make You Feel My Love" originally recorded for his 1997 album Time Out Of Mind has become something of a contemporary pop standard.  The gentle love song has been a chart hit for Billy Joel and Garth Brooks, but it is Adele's heartfelt reading that is most often recognized as the definitive recording.

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17. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (1967)

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
Courtesy Tamla

Although it later went to #1 in a version by Diana Ross, this version of the Ashford & Simpson song remains a definitive romantic classic.

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16. Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe (1965)

Sonny & Cher - "I Got You Babe"
Courtesy Atco

It's simple, straightforward and confident in the power of love.

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15. Ashford & Simspon - Solid (1984)

Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"
Courtesy Warner Bros.

Married singer-songwriters Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson created this celebration of enduring relationships.

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14. Box Tops - The Letter (1967)

Box Tops - "The Letter"
Courtesy Bell Records

When your lover wants you back, you will do anything to get there.

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13. Oleta Adams - Get Here (1990)

Oleta Adams - "Get Here"
Courtesy Fontana

It doesn't really matter how your lover makes it to you, the only importance is that your lover is there.

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12. Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack - Tonight I Celebrate My Love (1983)

Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack - "Tonight I Celebrate My Love"
Courtesy Capitol Records

Two of the top romantic singers of all time combine for a celebration of the power of making love.

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11. Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (1986)

Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
Courtesy Geffen

"In Your Eyes" was first released as a track from Peter Gabriel's 1986 album So.  However, it is the 1989 teen romance Say Anything that made the song one of the top classic love songs of all time.  The movie's character Lloyd Dobler serenading his ex-girlfriend with a boombox playing "In Your Eyes" is one of the iconic film scenes of the 1980s.

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