Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Love Songs of All Time till 2017. Love songs have been a common expression to explore deeper feelings for another person since the first song was created. It is a very universal feeling and is able to translate well over nearly every culture in existence. But to be among the best love songs of all time songs have to possess a quality that is powerful enough to invoke emotions that just aren’t present with some of the more fun-loving, carefree ballads that are meant to be transitory and don’t possess the staying power of those listed below. Those songs that remain eternal to this day are those that have never once failed to inspire the true and lasting type of love that people seek for their entire lives but so few ever find. So with that in mind, here are the top ten best love songs of all time.
List of Top 10 Best Love Songs of All Time till 2017
10. ‘You’re My Best Friend’ by Queen
Written by Queen bassist John Deacon, this touching message stands as an endearing and immortal ballad that is as straightforward as it is touching. It doesn’t challenge the senses but instead pulls at the heartstrings in a way that is both pleasant and comforting, giving people a reason to feel relaxed and secure when they hear it. Sung by front man Freddie Mercury along with a bouncy Wurlitzer, the melody of this song easily placed it into the top 20 in its time. Even in today’s era it has managed to stick around as one of the more recognizable tunes of all time.
9. ‘You Make Loving Fun’ by Fleetwood Mac
Despite the turmoil that was taking place in the band at the time this song was released, this song became one of the top hits of all time and endures even to this day. Inspired largely by the relationship issues that the band members were going through, this smooth, continually moving piece became a favorite of fans throughout the nation and is played on a fairly regular basis today. Despite being considered and oldie but a goodie, this song is a large reason why many people still love Fleetwood Mac, aside from Stevie Nicks, and why the band has managed to keep its fan base throughout the decades.
8. ‘Just the Way You Are’ by Billy Joel
Despite his divorce to his wife, who inspired this song by the legendary Billy Joel, he actually refrained from playing it concert for some time before it became a popular song again. Joel is renowned as a singer and songwriter and has been one of the most well-liked personalities for decades, though this song has been, like several others, played so many times that his fans likely have it memorized and could sing it word for word to their spouses on demand. Much as the artists professes not to like this song, it has become in the past decades an astounding hit that both inspires and motivates others to truly appreciate that special someone in their lives.
7. ‘In Your Eyes’ by Peter Gabriel
Now who could possibly forget the power and quiet majesty of this song? If you’re a product of the 1980s you likely recall the image of John Cusack standing in the front lawn with a boombox, yes, an actuall boombox, blaring out this hit from Peter Gabriel’s impressive stable of songs. Even before that this song was a standout hit and was considered a good, even great love song. But keep in mind, it took that one image to immortalize the song forever, as even kids born after the 80s can look back and perhaps figure out just what helped to make the song so iconic in the eyes of their parents.
6. ‘Thank You’ by Led Zeppelin
This isn’t the type of band you would think of when you picture a love song, as many fans and musical historians would likely tell you. But buried in amidst the greatest hits and the fan favorites that made the band a smash hit is a tribute to the power of the love song that helps Led Zeppelin make this list in all its ubiquitous glory. Whether the band meant for this song to be remembered or even noticed by its more dedicated fan base is unknown, but it makes the list as one of the greatest and most powerful love songs of all time and 2017.
5. ‘Wild Horses’ by The Rolling Stones
It’s not a big stretch to expect a love song or something similar from The Rolling Stones, but it is still a treat when it is found. It didn’t manage to break into the top 25 as a single, but it easily became one of the more popular songs that the band ever performed. Among their love songs it’s likely one of the greatest. There’s no doubt that when it comes to love songs that the Stones are without a doubt one of the most expected band names to appear on such a list, if not for their name alone then because their music is just that good.
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4. ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ by Paul McCartney
Whether as part of The Beatles or as a solo act, McCartney is without a doubt one of the most talented men to ever step in front of a microphone. While his solo work was highly criticized during his earliest tries, this one song was met with such applause that it became a top 10 hit and is remembered as one of McCartney’s greatest love songs ever recorded. From the expert way McCartney blends his style of music and his growling, almost manic lyrics, to the simple and straightforward manner of the song, this is without a doubt one of the greatest and most memorable love songs to date.
3. ‘God Only Knows’ by The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are, in a word, great. One of the only bands who have made the successful transition from one decade to another, they are without a doubt one of the most iconic groups in music history. ‘God Only Knows’ is a masterful piece written by Brian Wilson and has been copied and covered for years now by many different bands in an attempt to pay homage to The Beach Boys and their most remarkable achievements. The feel of the song is easy, carefree, and invokes a sense of such calm that one can’t help but settle in with their significant other and just enjoy the moment.
2. ‘Your Song’ by Elton John
Though he is a little tough to follow at times, Sir Elton John is able to create some of the most pure expressions of love that the human ear has ever been subjected to in the history of music. It is rumored that this particular song was written in less than a half hour, but for all that its timeless and romantic appeal have both allowed it to appeal to several generations that have fully enjoyed it sweet and endearing feel. This song was also among Elton John’s long list of top 10 singles.
1. ‘Something’ by The Beatles
This tune stands as The Beatles absolute greatest love song and among their very best. Written by George Harrison, this hit was inspired by James Taylor and in fact the title of Taylor’s song became the opening line of ‘Something’. Despite his denial that the song was written for his wife at the time, Harrison couldn’t entirely avoid the rumors that he had been in some way inspired by the love of his life at that time. Whoever it happens to be about, ‘Something’ has to this date remained one of the absolute greatest proclamations of love ever written, and is perhaps one of the most listened to love songs within the past five decades.
These are the Top 10 Best Love Songs of All Time till 2017. It doesn’t matter what type of music you prefer, a good love song will always pull at the heart strings in a way that most people can’t deny. Whether you admit it or not, a love song stirs the emotions and rocks the soul, just as they are meant to do.