The Best Love Songs of All Time

February 14 – St. Valentine’s Day

 

Welcome to the one day of the year set aside to show that special someone in your life just how much you care for them.  I’m sure all of us can remember giving and receiving those cute little classroom Valentines with heartfelt sentiments like …

 

– “Darn it!  You gotta be my Valentine,” spoken by a well-worn little sock

 

– “Let’s strike up a match, Valentine,” featuring two romantic matches in a matchbox, and

 

– “I’ll never squeal that you’re my Valentine,” uttered by a smiling, little pink piggy

 

I’ll assume that for those reading this, you’ve moved beyond those grade school yeMusical-heart1ars, and have a more mature regard for Valentine’s Day.  Maybe today you’ll be one of those folks who’ll give or receive a box of chocolates, a teddy bear, red roses, diamond earrings, or possibly a marriage proposal.

 

If so, and you need a little “mood music” to help set the tone on this romantic day, check out what Bill Lamb of About.com Guide considers to be the top 20 Best Love Songs of All Time –

 

# 20 – Cyndi Lauper – “Time After Time” (1984)
# 19 – Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – “The Closer I Get To You” (1978)
# 18 – Jackie Wilson – “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” (1967)
# 17 – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (1967)
# 16 – Sonny & Cher – “I Got You Babe” (1965)
# 15 – Ashford & Simpson – “Solid” (1984)
# 14 – The Box Tops – “The Letter” (1967)
# 13 – Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah” (2007)
# 12 – Oleta Adams – “Get Here” (1990)
# 11 – Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack – “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” (1983)
# 10 – The Righteous Brothers – “Unchained Melody” (1965)
# 9 – Modern English – “I Melt With You” (1983)
# 8 – Eric Clapton – “Wonderful Tonight” (1978)
# 7 – The Beatles – “And I Love Her” (1964)
# 6 – Snow Patrol – “Chasing Cars” (2006)
# 5 – Billy Joel – “Just the Way You Are” (1977)
# 4 – Roberta Flack – “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1972)
# 3 – Paul McCartney – “Maybe I’m Amazed” (1977)
# 2 – Elton John – “Your Song” (1970)
# 1 – The Beatles – “Something” (1969)

 

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the ones you love.

 

Donna  American Music Theatre

 

Donna Haefner is a member of American Music Theatre’s Marketing Department.  She can be reached at dhaefner@AMTshows.com.