10 Best Love Songs of the Last 50 Years. {Videos}

Via Jennifer S. White
on Sep 4, 2013
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Ahh, love—an on-going source of inspiration for musicians everywhere.

Writers never get tired of trying to put love into words that others can relate to, and we never get tired of hearing the love songs that talented artists create.

So here are ten of the best romance-themed songs—from several different genres and time frames—that were ever made for your listening pleasure (in no particular order).


1. INXS Not Enough Time (1992).


2. James Sometimes (Lester Piggot) (1993).


3. The Jesus and Mary Chain Sometimes Always (1994).


4. Al Green Let’s Stay Together (1972).


5. Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan Girl from the North Country (1969).


6. The Cure Lovesong (1989).


7. Pixies Hey (1989).


8. Sade Lovers Rock (2000).


9.  Taj Mahal Lovin’ in my Baby’s Eyes (1996).

10. Bruno Mars Just the Way You Are (2010).

Obviously there are a billion other songs that could have been included on this list, but they aren’t as good so they weren’t.

Also, yes, I know that it’s probably pretty apparent by now that I largely grew up in the ’90s listening to English alternative rock—and I make no apologies for that. In fact, you’re welcome.

Seriously, though, I hope these songs move you as much as they do me.

I hope they give you goosebumps.

I hope you feel tears prick the backs of your eyes.

I hope your heart swells when you’re reminded of someone you love or have loved—because that’s why we adore these types of songs.

We’re in love with love–and there are definitely worse things to be captivated by.

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Ed: Sara Crolick



About Jennifer S. White

Jennifer S. White is a voracious reader, obsessive writer, passionate yoga instructor and drinker of hoppy ales. She’s also a devoted mama and wife (a stay-at-home yogi). She considers herself to be one of the funniest people who ever lived and she’s also an identical twin. In addition to her work on elephant journal, Jennifer has over 40 articles published on the wellness website MindBodyGreen and her yoga-themed column Your Personal Yogi ran in the newspaper Toledo Free Press. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in geology, absolutely no degrees in anything related to literature, and she currently owns a wheel of cheese. If you want to learn more about Jennifer, make sure to check out her writing, as she’s finally put her tendencies to over-think and over-share to good use. Jennifer is the author of The Best Day of Your Life, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She's also as excited as a five year old to announce the release of her second book, The Art of Parenting: Love Letters from a Mother, available on Amazon.


3 Responses to “10 Best Love Songs of the Last 50 Years. {Videos}”

  1. Sharon Matthews says:

    I want to add Whitney Houston – Million Dollar Bill, especially the Freemasons Remix of this song http://mp3brains.com/search.html?q=whitney+housto…. You can't deny that when a person you love makes you feel you are the best – isn't this the happiness itself?

  2. Dana says:

    these seem like 'crush' songs, not 'love' songs. Guess it depends on your age.

  3. gwenrendina says:

    LOL I wish you were joking.