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100 Best Love Songs of All Time

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In 2002, American cable company VH1 (Video Hits One)released a list of the “100 Greatest Love Songs of All Time”. (Those in bold are among my favorites)

1 WHITNEY HOUSTON -I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
2 ELVIS PRESLEY -LOVE ME TENDER
3 CELINE DION -MY HEART WILL GO ON
4 JOURNEY -OPEN ARMS
5 PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS -MAYBE I’M AMAZED
6 RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS -UNCHAINED MELODY
7 LIONEL RICHIE/DIANA ROSS -ENDLESS LOVE

8 ELTON JOHN -YOUR SONG
9 JACKSON 5 -I’LL BE THERE
10 AEROSMITH -I DON’T WANNA MISS A THING
11 ETTA JAMES -AT LAST
12 BEE GEES -HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE

13 SINEAD O’CONNOR -NOTHING COMPARES 2 U
14 OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN -I HONESTLY LOVE YOU
15 BILLY JOEL -SHE’S GOT A WAY
16 FRANK SINATRA -FLY ME TO THE MOON
17 FAITH HILL -BREATHE
18 PETER GABRIEL -IN YOUR EYES
19 CHICAGO -IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW
20 SONNY & CHER -I GOT YOU BABE

 

21 OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN/JOHN TRAVOLTA -YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT
22 BARBRA STREISAND/NEIL DIAMOND -YOU DON’T BRING ME FLOWERS
23 NAT KING COLE/NATALIE COLE -UNFORGETTABLE
24 ERIC CLAPTON -WONDERFUL TONIGHT
25 JOE COCKER -YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL
26 STYX -BABE
27 ROD STEWART -YOU’RE IN MY HEART
28 MARVIN GAYE -LET’S GET IT ON
29 WILLIE NELSON -ALWAYS ON MY MIND

30 CELINE DION -BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME
31 STEVIE WONDER -YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE
32 JOHN LENNON -WOMAN
33 BRYAN ADAMS -(EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU

34 REO SPEEDWAGON -KEEP ON LOVING YOU
35 CARPENTERS – SUPERSTAR
36 BARRY WHITE -YOU’RE MY FIRST, MY LAST, MY EVERYTHING
37 NO DOUBT -DON’T SPEAK
38 MADONNA -CRAZY FOR YOU
39 BON JOVI -I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU
40 SHANIA TWAIN -YOU’RE STILL THE ONE

41 KISS -BETH
42 MEATLOAF -I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE
43 EXTREME -MORE THAN WORDS
44 BILL MEDLEY/JENNIFER WARNES -I’VE HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE
45 TONI BRAXTON -UNBREAK MY HEART

46 AL GREEN -LET’S STAY TOGETHER
47 PRINCE -I WOULD DIE FOR U
48 SADE -BY YOUR SIDE
49 BONNIE RAITT -I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME
50 ATLANTIC STARR -ALWAYS

51 JANET JACKSON -THAT’S THE WAY LOVE GOES
52 DEF LEPPARD -LOVE BITES
53 BARRY MANILOW -MANDY
54 ALICIA KEYS -FALLIN’
55 PRETENDERS -I’LL STAND BY YOU
56 ROBERTA FLACK -THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
57 FOREIGNER -I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
58 EMOTIONS -BEST OF MY LOVE
59 JOURNEY -FAITHFULLY
60 COMMODORES -THREE TIMES A LADY

61 HEART -ALONE
62 MR. BIG -TO BE WITH YOU
63 LEE ANN RIMES -HOW DO I LIVE
64 MODERN ENGLISH -I MELT WITH YOU
65 RICKY MARTIN/THE FREE WHORE -NOBODY WANTS TO BE LONELY
66 GOO GOO DOLLS -IRIS
67 BANGLES -ETERNAL FLAME
68 BOSTON -MORE THAN A FEELING
69 INXS -NEVER TEAR US APART
70 DAVID CASSIDY -I THINK I LOVE YOU

71 LED ZEPPELIN -WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
72 CAPTAIN & TENILLE -LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER
73 VANESSA WILLIAMS -SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST
74 CHAKA KHAN -I FEEL FOR YOU
75 PETER FRAMPTON -BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY
76 DONNA SUMMER -LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY
77 LISA LISA & CULT JAM -ALL CRIED OUT
78 EDWIN MCCAIN -I’LL BE
79 GUNS N’ ROSES -SWEET CHILD O’MINE

80 KENNY ROGERS & DOLLY PARTON -ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

81 BONNIE TYLER -TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART

82 CHRIS ISAAK -WICKED GAME
83 BOYZ II MEN -I’LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU
84 CYNDI LAUPER -TIME AFTER TIME
85 WHAM -CARELESS WHISPER

86 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN -SECRET GARDEN
87 WHITESNAKE -IS THIS LOVE
88 DIDO -THANK YOU
89 CHEAP TRICK -I WANT YOU TO WANT ME
90 BRIAN MCKNIGHT -BACK AT ONE

91 ELVIS COSTELLO -ALISON
92 AIR SUPPLY -ALL OUT OF LOVE
93 PAT BENATAR -WE BELONG
94 N’SYNC -THIS I PROMISE YOU
95 ROXETTE -IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE

96 ANDY GIBB -I JUST WANT TO BE YOUR EVERYTHING
97 CHRISTOPHER CROSS -THINK OF LAURA
98 LL COOL J -I NEED LOVE
99 ENRIQUE IGLESIAS -HERO
100 POISON -EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN

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  1. [...] tør ikke definere “adskillige” i frygt for opkast) og gået igennem VH1s liste over “100 Best Love Songs of All Time” .. og jeg nyder det. Føj! Elton John, Carpenters, Al Green, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, [...]

    esthers øjne » Fesenhed

    August 13, 2008 at 5:08 am

  2. where is Zucchero & Paul young’s : Senza una Donna??

    tom

    August 26, 2008 at 10:03 pm

  3. please include the song ” YOU MADE ME LIVE AGAIN”

    Lorna

    September 21, 2008 at 4:16 pm

  4. We need a list of greatest love songs by indie bands. I would choose ‘hear me now’ or ‘victory tree’ by saint john and the revelations and ‘blowers daughter’ by damien rice. And Trouble by Ray LaMontagne. Such great music and these boys know what love is.

    paris

    September 24, 2008 at 4:37 am

  5. Pure crap.

    Thom

    October 8, 2008 at 1:05 pm

  6. put in “bleeding love” by leona lewis

    sonnnnnnn

    October 18, 2008 at 11:09 am

    • this list was composed in 2002 if you read the title

      Ewalden

      September 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm

  7. http://freemusictown.com/

    i got all the songs here.. ypieee..!!

    jetiz

    November 2, 2008 at 8:36 pm

  8. they are good probably collected by the top in the business
    sacrifice is missing
    last christmas as wel along with
    i swear

    shawn

    November 6, 2008 at 2:46 pm

  9. Hey Guys check Robbie Williams “ANGEL” on youtube I think is the best love song of all time.

    FRANK Virginia

    November 24, 2008 at 9:18 am

  10. u should have on their::
    ally my life- kc and jo jo
    dru hill- how deep is your love
    elvis- cant help falling in love
    nelly ft kelly rowland- delimma
    amanda perez- angel
    pussycat dolls- stick wit u
    enrique englasious hero

    sarah

    November 25, 2008 at 9:38 am

  11. what about direstriaghts Romeo and juillet

    brennan

    November 27, 2008 at 4:41 pm

  12. There are alot of great country love songs!

    I Swear- John Michael Montgomery
    I Can Love You Like That- John Michael Montgomery
    She’s More- Andy Griggs
    Love of My Life- Sammy Kershaw
    Say Yes- Dusty Drake
    Long As I Live- John Michael Montgomery

    Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Phil Collins, and Whitney Houston also have good love songs

    Lauren

    November 29, 2008 at 6:23 am

  13. I’m pretty sure I dont wanna miss a thing by aerosmith should be init

    Steph-Annie

    December 4, 2008 at 4:09 pm

  14. I think you should add in this top 100 By my Side Ben Harper.

    And it’s completely amazing that we can’t find Lauryn Hill Ex-Factor in the top 10.

    Which is one of the most beautifull song written. She did at 18.

    Romain

    December 4, 2008 at 8:14 pm

  15. BIN JOVI -> ALWAYS
    one of the best lovesongs i think

    Michu

    December 6, 2008 at 5:27 am

  16. great…liked it

    mike

    December 10, 2008 at 4:21 pm

  17. forgot about Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx

    That is the most beautiful love song ever. He wrote it just for his wife when he was overseas on tour and missed her so much.

    Sam

    December 21, 2008 at 1:01 am

  18. bon jovi-bed of roses
    nazareth-love hurts
    pink floyd-wish you were here
    george jones-he stopped loving her today
    hank williams-they’ll never take her love from me
    cat stevens-how can i tell you
    van halen-i cant stop loving you

    alex

    January 8, 2009 at 10:54 am

  19. Colour My World-Chicago
    Overjoyed-Stevie Wonder
    Just the Two of Us-Grover Washington, Jr.
    Leather&Lace-Don Henley/Stevie Nicks
    Can’t Help Falling in Love With You-Elvis
    Shining Star-The Manhattans
    Angie-Rolling Stones
    Two out of Three Ain’t Bad-Meatloaf

    TJ

    January 12, 2009 at 1:51 am

  20. Wild Horses by the Stones should also be on the list

    TJ

    January 12, 2009 at 2:49 am

  21. put falling in love by falling up on there.

    FMT (Future Miss Tuckner)

    January 16, 2009 at 9:40 am

  22. If You Need Me – Soloman Burke… that’s the only song that I wanted to see but didn’t

    Ryan

    February 6, 2009 at 1:54 pm

  23. [...] 100 Best Love Songs of All Time – Posted on Jesus is Online [...]

  24. What is that song that has?

    when you fall i’ll be waiting

    Wolvesgod

    February 15, 2009 at 5:35 pm

  25. Sorry for double posting.

    But i found the song i wanted “Time After Time” by Cindy Louper.

    Wolvesgod

    February 15, 2009 at 5:39 pm

  26. Run- Leona Lewis
    Somebodys me- Enrique Iglesias
    Underneath your Clothes- Shakira
    A moment like this- Kelly Clarkson

    Jasmina

    February 16, 2009 at 5:16 am

  27. Its amazing that the song November Rain bu G&R has been excluded from the list.. Its also incomprehensible that Annes song by John Denver was not mentioned..

    sagnik

    February 17, 2009 at 1:52 am

  28. where is “something” by the beatles? lets get real here

    E

    February 21, 2009 at 4:51 am

  29. Do You Remember- Jack Johnson

    Ryan

    February 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm

  30. I will always love you is the best love song of all time, but the credit for it should go to Dolly Parton, who wrote it, recorded it and won a grammy for it long before Whitney wanted to sing it.
    It’s a shame she isn’t given more credit for it; Dolly is the talent behind the song.

    Bobbie

    February 25, 2009 at 8:16 pm

  31. EVERYTHING- MICHAEL BUBLE!!!

    lucy

    March 24, 2009 at 9:43 am

  32. I didn´t read “Don´t know mutch” by aaron neville and linda ronstadt yet!

    Greetings

    Paetche

    March 27, 2009 at 9:39 am

  33. how’s about lemon tree of fool’s garden. it is such a good song, isn’t it /

    Peter

    March 31, 2009 at 4:50 am

  34. Hi, just wanna know the title of this lyrics “more precious than silver more precious than diamond ring or anything that i can give you. It wouldnt mean a thing if you didnt have..” thats all i know and im not sure about the lyrics.. Please mail me the title and the singer.. Thanks.. singkit_ghel15@yahoo.com

    ghel15

    April 16, 2009 at 3:10 pm

  35. dude.. dis list is good.. but der are quite a few songs u missed out…

    shes all i ever had – ricky martin
    i do – 98 degrees
    my everything – 98 degrees
    you sang 2 me – mark anthony
    real love – massari
    paint my love – mltr
    i need u – mark anthony
    addicted – enrique
    backstreet boys classics
    take my breath away – berlin
    heaven – bryan adams
    hello – lionel richie
    i just called 2 say – stevie wonders
    whats left of me – nick lachey
    sexy love – ne-yo

    think o adding all these
    i think they all deserve a place in this list..

    anuj keshwani

    May 1, 2009 at 8:33 am

  36. 1. I Can’t Make You Love Me
    2. Take Me, I’ll Follow
    3. I Will Take You Forever
    4. Heaven
    5. I’ll Still Be Loving You
    6. It Might Be You
    7. Killing Me Softly
    8. Never Gonna Let You Go
    9. I’ll Be Over You
    10. What Do We Mean Each Other
    11. When She Cries
    12. In Your Eyes
    13. With or Without You
    14. Sweetest Thing
    15. Don’t Give Up
    16. Take Me Home
    17. Keep On Loving You
    18. Set The Night To Music
    19. Later
    20. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

    Carl

    May 14, 2009 at 10:31 am

  37. so i have a question for everyone that has visited this site, which is excellent bye the way, if i want a beautiful and passionate song to listen to which do you most recommend im theres a hundred song here wats everyones believe on the top song the one that has it all and gives the perfect mood to any relationship?

    daniel

    May 15, 2009 at 12:02 pm

  38. I think that the best of all is ” I DONT WANT TO MISS A THING” by Aerosmith!!! I L0O0O0O0ve THAT SONG!!!

    Jenny

    May 19, 2009 at 7:55 am

  39. Gordon Lightfoot – If you could read my mind
    Minnie Riperton – Lovin you

    No 1 and 2 of all time and not even in the list???

    steve

    May 27, 2009 at 5:03 am

  40. Sorry forgot:-
    Dr Hook – Sylvias mother

    steve

    May 27, 2009 at 6:39 am

  41. scorpions-still lovin you
    aint a love song and bed of roses-bon jovi!!!

    pcho

    June 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm

  42. Ok.
    Let’s put it in another way.

    If you should describe your love for someone with a song, which one would you sing?

    One answer: “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe”, by Barry White.
    Listen it carefully: IMHO nothing else can compare.

    rock

    June 9, 2009 at 6:14 am

  43. You should make this 101 Best Love Songs, because Johnny Clegg’s song Dela is one of my favorites.

    alana

    June 12, 2009 at 11:29 am

  44. I go crazy – Paul Davis
    You gotta include that song

    Javer

    June 18, 2009 at 9:38 am

  45. where is sting?

    unbeliveable

    dino

    June 26, 2009 at 9:42 pm

  46. Enrique – Hero, deserves to be like at least 10th. Please can you move it up, he is a ledgend singer. Heart throb. :) xx

    Tasha

    June 29, 2009 at 3:13 am

  47. what a shitty list. how is Let’s Get It On #28? that is at least top 5. VH1 sucks

    james

    July 17, 2009 at 2:05 am

  48. I love musi so mostley Ilove love songs

    destiny

    July 17, 2009 at 8:46 pm

  49. These songs are fantastic. Thank you for sharing them.

    Saeid

    August 5, 2009 at 1:59 pm

  50. the problem with some of these is that they are break-up songs, not LOVE songs…”ill be there for you”, “total eclipse of the heart”, and “every rose has it’s thorn”
    –am i the only one that caught that???

    this is supposed to be a list of LOVE songs not of HEARTBREAK!!!

    Shelby

    August 23, 2009 at 11:48 am

  51. you forgot the song (Don’t Stop The Dance-Bryan Fery)

    Ali

    August 25, 2009 at 12:09 am

    • this is my top 20 love songs of all time.

      1.love is all around – wet wet wet
      2.you`re still the one – shania twain
      3.live to tell – madonna
      4.i knew i love you – savage garden
      5.terminal – rupert holmes
      6.will of the wind – jim photoglo
      7.strangers again – cinema
      8.you were there – southern sons
      9.everyday i love you – boyzone
      10.first time – styx
      11.always – atlantic starr
      12.after all – al jarreau
      13.your love – jim brickman
      14.it might be you – stephen bishop
      15.your eyes – cook d books
      16.can`t fight this feeling – reo speedwagon
      17.i miss you – incubus
      18.pretty baby – vanessa carlton
      19.too young – jack wagner
      20.foolish heart – steve perry

      gerard lance celerinos

      November 18, 2009 at 6:10 pm

  52. this could help you in getting all the songs

    varun

    August 27, 2009 at 2:39 am

  53. great!!love song of all!!!”woman”by john lennon i like this song to much!

    joseph mola

    August 30, 2009 at 7:55 pm

  54. Queen- Love of my life

    Pablo

    October 28, 2009 at 4:57 pm

  55. for me,,this is my top 20 love songs

    1.love is all around – wet wet wet
    2.i knew i loved you – savage garden
    3.always – atlantic starr
    4.will of the wind – jim photoglo
    5.terminal – rupert holmes
    6.i`ll still say yes – klymaxx
    7.make it real – the jets
    8.it might be you – stephen bishop
    9.strangers again – cinema
    10.you were there – southern sons
    11.sometimes love just ain`t enough – patty smith
    12.live to tell – madonna
    13.first time – styx
    14.your eyes – cook da books
    15.can`t fight this feeling – reo speedwagon
    16.the search is over – survivor
    17.forevermore – paul bennet
    18.too young – jack wagner
    19.foolish heart – steve perry
    20.till death do us part – white lion

    lance

    November 20, 2009 at 3:11 pm

  56. One song I am surprised that isn’t listed is Foreigner’s “Waiting For a Girl Like You”, I thought that was one of the most beautiful love ballads ever and it’s a shame this song is often overlooked in favor of “I Want to Know What Love Is” (which I didn’t think was that great)

    Darian

    January 5, 2010 at 5:42 pm

  57. i hate all of you………what is this a joke

    lady gago

    January 10, 2010 at 11:32 pm

  58. Lenny Williams ~ Cause I Love You ~

    shupo

    February 11, 2010 at 10:25 am

  59. Helloooooooooooooooo………….

    You should include:
    – Right Here Waiting For You
    – Fixing a Broken Heart

    Krishielle

    March 16, 2010 at 4:46 pm

  60. what about Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

    dan

    April 10, 2010 at 2:42 am

  61. These should be up there….so awesome and cute!!:
    1. Hold You In My Arms by Ray LaMontagne
    2. I Only Have Eyes For You by Jamie Cullum
    3. LOVE by Michael Buble(or the Nat King Cole or Joss Stone version)
    4. Lost Without You by Robin Thicke
    5. Your Body Is a Wonderland by John Mayer
    6. Come On Get Higher by Matt Nathanson
    7. Kiss Me Again by Ben’s Brother
    8. Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler
    9. If God Made You by Five for Fighting
    10. Better Together by Jack Johnson
    11. Somewhere Only We Know by Keane
    12. You and Me by Lifehouse

    crystal cortez

    April 14, 2010 at 9:52 am


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