Best Love Songs of All Time

By Jess Verdi, Crimson Romance’s assistant editor

Florence + the MachineWell, today is the last day of February, the month of love — according to those who take Valentine’s Day über seriously, at least. With all the romance that’s been in the air lately, I’ve gotten to thinking about love songs. What are your all time favorites?

According to The 100 Best Romance Novels — From Pride and Prejudice to Twilight, Books to Fall in Love (and Lust) With, published by Crimson’s parent company Adams Media and written by the Crimson Romance editors, the top five love songs of all time are:

“Wonderful Tonight,” by Eric Clapton
“I Will Always Love You,” (performed) by Whitney Houston
“Love Me Tender,” by Elvis Presley
“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith
“Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige

But, being that most songs in the world are about love, of course there are zillions of other worthy contenders. As I write this, I’m listening to “Never Let Me Go” by Florence + the Machine. That song is amazingly beautiful. I’d also argue that “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles, “Close to You” by The Carpenters, “Ghosts That We Knew” by Mumford and Sons, and “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds should be on the list.

So what are your favorite love songs? Share in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Best Love Songs of All Time

  1. hmmm I never seem to like those official best ones.
    “Never let me go” is a really good one, though. Also “First Day of my Life” by Bright Eyes, Ben Harper’s “Forever”, Elliot Smith “Between the Bars” — and as we are getting into sad love song territory, definitely A Fine Frenzy’s “Almost Lover” :)

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