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.
50. "Hands Down" by Dashboard Confessional (2002)
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. Listen to "We Belong Together" here. Listen to "Hands Down" here.
Whether you're going sleek and glamorous or bohemian and whimsical for your wedding, there's one thing either affair will need: a generous helping of lovey-dovey, romantic wedding songs. These will bring out all the feels and make the reception feel like a giant love fest. Naturally, all of these tunes can be played as a first-dance song , but they can also make it into the setlist for your wedding band or on the must-play list for your DJ.
Finding the perfect soundtrack for your wedding can be a daunting task, especially if you and your partner have different musical tastes. You want love songs that can evoke the right emotion at the right time, like when you're enjoying your first dance together or being introduced as a married couple. Thankfully, there's a love song for every occasion, from super sweet ballads to upbeat melodies that will have your guests singing along to your playlist. To help get you started on planning your unforgettable wedding playlist, we've put together what we consider to be the best love songs of all time. So, grab a tissue and prepare your heart. This list of love songs will show you what love's all about and hopefully inspire some great picks for your wedding day tunes.