Romantic love songs are some of the most memorable songs ever to grace our ears. We all have that one magical song in our playlists that secretly makes us sob uncontrollably. (For me it’s Mariah Carey- My Baby)
From the genres of pop, RNB, rock & soul, great artists have blessed us with beautiful music that has given us a chance to look back and reflect on broken and lost relationships. They’ve reminded us of how lonely life can be and how companionship, that longingness to be with someone, is just what makes us human. They’ve also given us deeper insight and a chance to reflect back on our own feelings for someone else. Maybe even a chance to reignite old flames.
These physical moments are fleeting, but the feeling and the memories we create with these songs last a lifetime. Think of that first slow dance with your one true love, when it was only you, her/him & the music. These songs are there to link us to these memorable and wonderful experiences.
With the multitude of beautiful songs that have been released in the past few decades, it was really hard to narrow down to just 10. However, these are our picks for the 10 best love songs of all time.
1 "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston (1992).
Most memorable Lyrics: I hope life treats you kind. And I hope you have all that you dreamed of. And I wish you joy and happiness. But above all this, I wish you love.
Dolly Parton had originally written and recorded the track for the album, Jolene in 1974. This was in response to her breakup with singer Porter Wagoner.
She released it to the country music charts where it was ranked number one and was also featured as a soundtrack for the Released as a single, it went to #1 on the country chart for several years. She then re-recorded the song for inclusion on the soundtrack to the 1982 film Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.
Whitney Houston then did a cover of the song for the film The Bodyguard in 1992 and she subsequently won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The song stayed on the billboards as number one for close to 5 months.
2 I Don't Want To Miss a Thing by Aerosmith(1998)
This song is considered to be the breakout song for Aerosmith's career having debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It served as the major soundtrack for the movie Armageddon.
The song was such a global hit and was even nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.