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Top 100 Best Love Songs Of All Time


Love songs are central to pop music. It is quite possibly the most common topic for pop songwriters. Narrowing the list down is not easy, but these are 100 of the best love songs of all time.

100. Cure - Lovesong (1989)

The Cure - "Lovesong"
Courtesy Fiction Records

Robert Smith, leader of the pop new wave band the Cure, wrote this song as a gift to his future wife.

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99. Rihanna - What's My Name? featuring Drake (2010)

Rihanna and Drake - What's My Name
Courtesy Def Jam

In Rihanna's long list of major pop hits, "What's My Name?" stands out for its unabashedly romantic approach.  Rihanna had been wanting to record with Drake, and it proved a perfect match both on record and in the accompanying music video. The song became Rihanna's eighth #1 pop hit single in the US.

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98. Loggins and Messina - Danny's Song (1971)

Loggins and Messina - Sittin' In
Courtesy Columbia

Kenny Loggins wrote "Danny's Song" as a gift to his brother Danny on the birth of his son Colin.  The Loggins and Messina version of the song remains a radio favorite as well as Anne Murray's top 10 pop hit version of "Danny's Song."

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97. Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (1979)

Rupert Holmes - "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
Courtesy Infinity Records

Best known as a songwriter and stage composer, Rupert Holmes became an unlikely pop star with this clever tale of love and personal ads.

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96. Toto - Rosanna (1982)

Toto - "Rosanna"
Courtesy Columbia Records

Legend has it that this song was written in romantic appreciation for actress Rosanna Arquette.

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95. Amy Grant - Baby Baby (1991)

Amy Grant - "Baby Baby"
Courtesy A&M Records

Amy Grant's effervescent, ebullient expression of love became a #1 pop smash.

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94. Anne Murray - You Needed Me (1978)

Anne Murray - "You Needed Me"
Courtesy Capitol Records

This powerful expression of romantic appreciation is Anne Murray's only #1 pop hit in the US.

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93. Goo Goo Dolls - Iris (1998)

Goo Goo Dolls - "Iris"
Courtesy Warner Bros.

Goo Goo Dolls leader Johnny Rzeznik claims he broke a difficult period of writer's block by delivering this song.

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92. Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen) (1976)

Barbra Streisand - "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
Courtesy Columbia Records

Barbra Streisand took home both an Academy Award for Best Song from a Motion Picture and Grammy Award for Song of the Year for this record.

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91. Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah (2007)

Plain White T's
© Hollywood Records

Few songs are better at spelling out the dreams of young love.

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