Subscriber Account active since. From modern music magicians like Frank Ocean to classic groups including the Bee Gees and Earth, Wind, and Fire, there are many songs every music aficionado should listen to in their lifetime. But let's focus on the romantic side of musical storytelling. We're here to rank the best love songs ever penned in history. Since we're including love songs about devotion and pining but trying to avoid wholesale break-up ballads , "We Belong Together" is the perfect place to start. Mariah Carey's hit single from "The Emancipation of Mimi" remains is a classic modern love song with a fantastic pop diva music video to match.
50. "Hands Down" by Dashboard Confessional (2002)
Best Love Songs of All Time
The language of love can be translated in many ways, but the most universal? Whether you're adding some romantic tunes to your summer playlist , need something emotional to blast on your next road trip , are in search of an epic breakup song to help you nurse your heartache, or you're in the mood to stream feel-good ballads that'll remind you of your first crush, we curated a list of the best love songs of all time. Choosing a favorite Beatles love tune is impossible.
Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and downs of being in love. We are counting down the top 50 Hot hits with a form of the word "love" in the title. It's sonic proof that while musical fads and fashions will change with every generation, love -- and the songs inspired by it -- will never go out of style. The ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot chart. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from each era, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those years. The singer from Eureka, Calif. Although it didn't reach No. When this song reached the top of the Hot , the Supremes became the first Motown act to have two No. Just a few months earlier, they were known around Berry Gordy's company as "the no-hit Supremes," but that changed when their previous single, "Where Did Our Love Go," achieved pole position.