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Top 100 Best Love Songs Of All Time


10. Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody (1965)

Righteous Brothers - "Unchained Melody"
Courtesy Philips

This song has a long and fascinating history beginning with its use as a theme from a prison movie Unchained in 1955. However, the Righteous Brothers delivered the deservedly best-known version.

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9. Modern English - I Melt With You (1983)

Modern English - "I Melt With You"
Courtesy 4AD

The ultimate new wave love song depicts a future that is "open wide."

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8. Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight (1978)

Eric Clapton - "Wonderful Tonight"
Courtesy RSO

A tired evening brings out some of the ultimate acclaim for a treasured lover.

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7. The Beatles - And I Love Her (1964)

Beatles - "And I Love Her"
Courtesy Capitol

Classic love songs don't come much simpler than this.

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6. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars (2006)

Snow Patrol - "Chasing Cars"
Courtesy Interscope

It first came to prominence through inclusion on the soundtrack of the TV show Grey's Anatomy but this song's words of devotion make it memorable well beyond it's inclusion on TV.

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5. Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are (1977)

Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"
Courtesy Columbia

This love classic was written as a birthday gift for Billy Joel's wife.

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4. Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (1972)

Roberta Flack - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
Courtesy Atlantic Records

Originally a folk song from the 1950's, Roberta Flack made this classic truly her own in a soaring, sensual peformance.

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3. Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed (1977)

Paul McCartney - "Maybe I'm Amazed"
Courtesy Apple

One of the most eloquent depictions of the inability to adequately express love in words.

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2. Elton John - Your Song (1970)

Elton John - "Your Song"
Courtesy Uni

Few pop songs are more perfectly written than this loving tribute.

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1. The Beatles - Something (1969)

Beatles - "Something"
Courtesy Apple

This is the only song written by George Harrison to be released as the A-side of a single by the group. It also quickly became the most covered song by the group outside of "Yesterday." It is one of the most perfect of love songs.


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