50 Best Love Songs of All Time

Pick your favorite one (happy first-dance shopping!) or cue them all up to set the mood for amour.

Photography by: Ashley Sawtelle

The tunes on this playlist span decades, genres, and artists—from Stevie Wonder to Stevie Nicks. But each has one thing in common: it is a true classic and pretty darn romantic.


The List

1. “Maybe I’m Amazed,” Paul McCartney

2. “Crazy In Love,” Beyoncé, JAY Z

3. “Best of My Love,” The Emotions

4. “I Love You Always Forever,” Donna Lewis

5. “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley, The Jordanaires

6. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” Whitney Houston

7. “Love Will Keep Us Together,” Captain & Tennille

8. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” Queen

9. “Endless Love,” Lionel Richie, Diana Ross

10. “I Melt With You,” Modern English

11. “Unchained Melody,” The Righteous Brothers

12. “Make You Feel My Love,” Adele

13. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

14. “I Got You Babe (45 Version),” Sonny & Cher

15. “Wonderwall,” Oasis

16. “Dreamlover,“ Mariah Carey

17. “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry

18. “The Way You Make Me Feel,” Michael Jackson

19. “You Make Loving Fun,” Fleetwood Mac

20. “I Was Made to Love Her,” Stevie Wonder

21. “This Will Be Our Year,” The Zombies

22. “Such Great Heights,” The Postal Service

23. “Sea of Love,” Cat Power

24. “Oh Yoko!,” John Lennon

25. “Dedicated to the One I Love,” The Mamas & the Papas

26. “I Walk the Line,” Johnny Cash

27. “Heartbeat,” Buddy Holly

28. “I’ll Be Your Mirror,” The Velvet Underground, Nico

29. “This Magic Moment,” The Drifters, Ben E. King

30. “I’m in Love With a Girl,” Big Star

31. “What Is Life,” George Harrison

32. “La La Love You,” Pixies

33. “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong

34. “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody),” Talking Heads

35. “La Vie En Rose,” Edith Piaf

36. “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” Nina Simone

37. “God Only Knows,” The Beach Boys

38. “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” Otis Redding

39. “Islands in the Stream,” Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton

40. “Night and Day,” Billie Holiday

41. “My Girl,” The Temptations

42. “I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” The Darkness

43. “Your Song,” Elton John

44. “Thank You,” Led Zeppelin

45. “(I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons,” Sam Cooke

46. “When We Get By,” D’Angelo

47. “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison

48. “Annie’s Song,” John Denver

49. “Mirrors,” Justin Timberlake

50. “At Last,” Etta James


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