Top 10 Best Love Songs of All Time

Love songs are one of the most enduring and popular genres of music, and for good reason. They capture the essence of human emotion, from the ecstasy of falling in love to the pain of heartbreak, and everything in between. Whether you're feeling romantic or nostalgic, there's a love song out there that can speak to you in a profound way. In this top ten list, let's exploring some of the greatest love songs of all time, each one a timeless classic that has stood the test of time or a soon to be classic that will resonate with audiences for decades.

So whether you're a die-hard romantic or just looking for some great music to add to your playlist, join us as we count down the top ten best love songs of all time.
The Top Ten
1 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys "God Only Knows" is a song by the American rock band The Beach Boys, released in 1966 as part of their seminal album "Pet Sounds". Written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher, the song is widely regarded as one of the greatest pop songs ever recorded and a hallmark of Wilson's songwriting genius. With its complex harmonies, lush instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, "God Only Knows" broke new ground in popular music and has been covered and sampled by countless artists in the decades since its release. The song's enduring popularity has been attributed to its universal themes of love, loss, and the fleeting nature of life, as well as its timeless beauty and emotional resonance.

There's not enough I could say about this song. Brian Wilson is a genius. This song has changed my life. I've never felt so attached to something. Hearing Carl's voice along with the brilliant score composed by Brian - from the beautiful French horn in the opening to the voices all on top of each other fading out - this has it all. Brian manages to make a song so amazing that you could listen to just Carl's voice and be touched, or even better, listen to just the instrumental track and feel amazing. Very few songs can capture this genius, but Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys managed to. This song truly captures everything anyone could ever ask for about music and love. It has been with me in the best of times and the worst of times. I love it more than anything else in my life.

Incredible. Even the music alone is wonderful and unique through its tension and brilliant arrangement. I love how the verses start off with a sad lyric but quickly counter that - a lot of love songs just seem to focus on praising one person. I love Brian Wilson, and Carl's vocal performance is outstanding.

Only the greatest love song's lyrics would start with "I may not always love you."
Absolute genius already established, along with the god-tier orchestral arrangement.

This has to be number one. Brian Wilson's arrangements are brilliant, and the lyrics are unlike most pop songs. It feels more honest to me.

2 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion for the soundtrack to the 1997 blockbuster film "Titanic". Written by James Horner and Will Jennings, the song was a worldwide commercial success, topping charts across the globe and winning several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The song's lyrics speak of the enduring nature of love and feature Dion's powerful vocals backed by a lush orchestral arrangement. "My Heart Will Go On" remains one of the most recognizable and beloved movie themes of all time.

I love this song since I heard it. It is one of my favorites. Titanic was an amazing movie, as well as this song. That's why it should be number 1.

This song is amazing. I don't know why this song is at number 11. This song should be way up in the top 5, maybe even number one. I LOVE this song. It just moves me whenever I listen to it.

Fantastic song that defines love in an awesome way. It should be listened to by everyone and make them feel the love. It reminds me of some beautiful moments of my life!

Yes! Not only is Celine Dion an inspiration, but she can also make you cry yourself to sleep because her songs are so moving. I've listened to this song over and over. It's so good! VOTE UP NOW!

3 Everything I Do (I Do It for You) - Bryan Adams

There's no love like your love,
And no other could give more love...
There's nowhere, unless you're there,
All the time, all the way!
Please vote for the song! It should be in the top ten. Trust me!

Hey, what has happened to everyone? This is the best love song ever. It shows the feeling that a guy does everything for the one he loves. Please vote. It must be at least in the top ten.

This is a great song! Every time I listen to it, it makes me cry. I just feel lost in its wonderful lyrics. It will always be my number one.

Now this is a song to listen to. It tells you about how a man should love his wife, and that is with everything - heart and soul.

4 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" is a power ballad originally written and recorded by American country music artist Dolly Parton in 1973. However, it was Whitney Houston's version, recorded for the 1992 film "The Bodyguard," that became a global sensation and cemented the song's place in popular culture. Houston's rendition is notable for her powerful and emotive vocals, backed by a lush orchestration. The song spent 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won numerous awards, including Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It has since become one of the best-selling singles of all time and a defining moment in Houston's career.

This song and Celine Dion's song are the two best love songs, in my opinion. Here are the reasons why:

1. They were both featured in really amazing movies.
2. They both are about how, even though they are going their separate ways, they will love their partner forever.
3. The raw emotion in the songs.
4. How could I forget? The crazy vocals! Celine and Whitney are two of the best singers ever, and these songs are their most popular because of the amazing vocal ranges they have. They were so powerful, which made the songs even better to listen to.

I had heard so much about Whitney's legacy but never had the chance to hear her. Recently, when I heard this amazingly beautiful song, I couldn't listen to anything else. Whitney's voice is so soothing, and everything, including the rhythm, music, and lyrics, is just too strong and full of emotions. It makes me cry every time I hear the part "And I wish you joy and happiness/But above all this I wish you love." This is one of the greatest and best songs ever written and sung. We will always love you, Whitney.

Whitney Houston is my idol. If she were to walk into my house right now, I would get down on my knees and start crying. She is so beautiful, and I was absolutely devastated when she died. Whitney Houston will always be in the hearts of people, and she will never be forgotten. The sound of her angelic voice brightens my mood to the point of rejoicing. If only she were still alive.

Love it! Amazing vocals! Great meaning! Dolly did her thing writing it, and Whitney did her thing singing it. This song messes with your heart when you listen to it.

5 Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney

Who's Paul McCartney? He's the guy that collaborated with Kanye West and Rihanna, right?

Sir Paul delivered his best here! Love this song to no end.

One of McCartney's classic love songs.

A truly great record.

6 Carry My Love - Sarah Geronimo

Because it carries the whole feelings of love and joy, this song always reminds me of my childhood life. The song has a great quality that cannot be easily found.

I love the song so much, I feel like I'm in heaven full of people in love around me. Carry My Love by Sarah Geronimo gets a thumbs-up from me. Please vote for it. It's worth listening to, I suggest.

It just carries me away from all the sorrows and ambiguities of this life. Sarah has sung it so beautifully that I just can't stop loving this song.

One of the best from one of the best!
Sarah must be an international artist!
Hey Ellen, Oprah! Give her a guesting!

7 Something - The Beatles

Something is quite possibly the greatest love song ever written. It's one of those songs that becomes more compelling with every listen. Why is it so great, you may ask? It's great because of its simplicity. It's not too specific, and it's an all-out declaration of love for all. Then it gets better, with George delivering what may just be the most meaningful and beautiful guitar solos ever. George's masterpiece, and why it isn't #1, is beyond me.

FINALLY! This is the first time I looked at this list and was amazed that this wasn't in the top ten. That it is at 63 is just not right. I will simply say that if this song isn't seriously moved up, your list will certainly not look like other lists and will be the worse for it.

Nothing beats Something, and nothing WILL ever beat Something. George Harrison's writing and singing in this song display so much emotion and love. It can never be recreated. This is a song for anyone and everyone. I think it should definitely be number one.

Some people think that a love song has to be so emotional, so powerful musically and lyrically. These people are thinking of fantasy love. This song is the greatest love song because it is real!

8 My Immortal - Evanescence

It's so emotional and it makes me cry. I used to listen to that song when I lost someone special to me.

This song has touched my heart. After I've listened to it, I just cried. Such a beautiful song.

I can't tell you how often I've cried in the shower to this song. It's so moving.

This song has so many emotions and evokes beautiful feelings.

9 You're Still the One - Shania Twain

I'm sorry, but nothing beats this. This is by far the best love song ever written and sung. The music, the voice - everything. Shania is awesome, and she can sing this live EXACTLY the way it sounds in the video, so there's no voice editing.

Wonderful love song. It definitely should be in the Top 10. Shania's voice is so touching, emotional, and melodious, and the video for this song was just fantastic. Really fabulous song!

You only know what passionate love is if you listen to these songs. This one has to be at number 1. Love songs have never been made like this before, and none will be made like this in the distant future.

Best love song ever. Especially if it's been a rough patch and you've made it to the other side together. Love it.

10 Manhattan Skyline - A-Ha

I just started listening to A-ha, aside from Take on Me and Crying in the Rain, and hey, this song found its way to my heart. I'm totally falling for A-ha. How I wish I was born in the 1960s in Norway or the UK, so that I could have stood a chance of being married to Morten Harket, A-ha's lead singer. What a voice. A-ha makes me go, A-ha, I finally found you!

A-ha has the best songs ever! They are so awesome, especially because Morten Harket has the most amazing voice. He sounds like an angel. WOW is one of the many words I would use to describe this song.

The BEST love song with the lyrics and melody, and Bryan's voice full of feeling and tender loving emotion. Oh my, this definitely must be at #1! Love songs sung by men are always more beautiful.

One of the best bands ever. They are amazing. All their songs are great.

The Newcomers

? Better Love - Hozier
The Contenders
11 I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

I have a hard time hearing this song whenever it plays on the radio. This was the song that always made me think of my girlfriend. She passed away, though, so now it's just hard when it comes on. However, it brings back good memories every time I hear it too.

This song is really and truthfully beautiful! Between the incredible, emotional vocals and amazing guitar playing, I don't know how else to describe this song other than amazing.

This song was our song. It's the sweetest song there is. I miss him so much. It should at least be in the top 3! I'm surprised it's not higher. The lyrics are amazing! Plus, Steven Tyler!

I love this song. You can imagine it happening. When my hubby was very ill, I sat in critical care watching him for hours. I didn't want to miss a thing.

12 Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

One of my favorites... It explains exactly how I feel about this woman... Listen to it!

This is the best love song of the 21st century! It captures exactly what one feels when in love.

Bruno Mars is amazing.

13 Heaven - Bryan Adams

No better song uses such simple words but says so much. Our love feels like heaven. It's the best song there was, the best song there is, and the best song there ever will be.

My favorite song should be much higher on the list. Please vote. This song will live for decades and centuries. It's the very best piece of art from Mr. Adams.

This must be in #1! There are lots of songs about sacrifice, but this song totally expresses that at its best! This MUST be #1, again and again!

This song is so sweet. Bryan Adams is one of the greatest legends. I love you, Bryan.

14 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Sure, Sweet Child O' Mine is better, but November Rain fits more as a love song. There's just something about it that's so beautiful.

Why isn't this song higher? This deserves to be in the top 3 because of its lyrics, which are very current, and its beautiful melody! Guns N' Roses show what they are good for with this song.

This sad, long love story at 25? And why is James Blunt's horrific trainwreck higher than this?

I think this is the best. The lyrics are awesome! This should be ranked at #1!

15 Still Loving You - Scorpions

I am going to sing this song to my girlfriend, not because Scorpions is my favorite band, but because it's the perfect song for me. I'll perform it with my friend playing the guitar, and she's going to love both me and the song. If she does, I'll come back to this page and declare that this song is the best of the best. Love you, Scorpions.

Great lyrics and great music. November Rain is one heck of a song too, as is Always. But this one has something in it that makes you listen to this song on and on.

This is the greatest love song ever! It must be at #1. This is the best love song.

I got my girl back with this song, the only woman I've ever truly loved so far. Of course, eventually, she dumped me again - laugh out loud.

16 Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi

I want to lay you down in a bed of roses.
For tonight, I'll sleep on a bed of nails.
Come on, someone who is willing to lay you down in a bed of roses and is willing to sleep on a bed of nails. How is this not emotional? It needs to be ranked higher and much closer to Always.

This was a hard call for me because I love both this song and "Always." Both are beautifully written and so heartfelt. However, this one is still my favorite Bon Jovi love song.

It should be a tie between Bed of Roses, I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith, and When You Say Nothing at All by Ronan Keating. Just irresistible. Can't stop singing along! The song is so moving. Got addicted to it and just love it.

17 Someone Like You - Adele
18 Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles

Man, what a song! Outstanding choice.

The Beatles are the best forever!

19 Faithfully - Journey

This song was the one I used to propose to my wife of 16 years. The lyrics are so beautiful, and it's a tragedy that this classic is so low.

I can't believe this song is so low on the list.

Supposedly played a lot at weddings.

This song is so beautiful.

20 Layla - Derek & the Dominos

In my opinion, this is the most heartfelt love song ever. Hell, it's the most heartfelt love album of all time!

My 6th most-played song on iTunes, and out of 700 songs, that ain't half bad. Awesome song with good guitar.

How in the actual hell is a Nickelback song above this masterpiece of emotion and talent?

Great unrequited love song.

21 Every Word Was a Piece of My Heart - Jon Bon Jovi

This is at least the best love song by Jon Bon Jovi. If not, it should've been submitted long ago and would've ranked much higher.

22 Always - Bon Jovi

Love bon jovi and the best band ever...
This song reminds me of my girlfriend and when we were so in love with each other..
We are planning to get married and I will sing this song to her at our wedding day to express my never ending love toward her...

Bon Jovi is awesome. It's so heartfelt, this song, and you have to love this. I can't honestly see why this is at number 9.

"I know when I die, you'll be on my mind, and I'll love you, always"

It's such a beautiful song, first in my heart always. Love Bon Jovi.

"I'll be there till the stars don't shine
Till the heavens burst and the words don't rhyme
I know when I die you'll be on my mind
And I'll love you always... "

Such heartfelt lyrics...

This song is so beautiful and has so much emotion. I'm glad it's on the top 10 but should totally be on top 3. it has such amazing lyrics that will touch your heart and the way Jon sings it is just so powerful and amazing. by far my favorite love song

23 A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

So beautiful, heartfelt, and simple, even if you don't like Twilight or haven't seen/read it. It took me some time to understand it, but now that I do, I love it. It's about someone who has loved someone else for 1,000 years and has been waiting for them for all that time. Even after all that long, hard waiting, they would still wait a thousand more years. I heard it a lot in summer 2018, and it always made/makes me think of my crush. Even though this makes the song sadder, it makes me love it more because I can relate to it. A Thousand Years deserves so much better than 38th place!

Very touching song...
...I have died every day
Waiting for you
Darlin', don't be afraid
I have loved you for a
Thousand years
I'll love you for a
Thousand more... Great song ever... No question, no doubt...

I'm in love with this beautiful, soulful, meaningful song. Christina is absolutely amazing, and so is A Thousand Years.

The lyrics...
I have loved you for a thousand years, I'll love you for a thousand more...
My heart hurts right now.

24 Halo - Beyonce

Damn! I love this music so much. It makes you feel like being surrounded by a lovely tone!

My memories, my sorrow, and happiness...

I love this song. Beyonce is awesome!

A good example of a good love song.

25 Wonderwall - Oasis

It's a made-up word. Everyone who has ever fallen in love understands it differently. That's the beauty of it.

I absolutely love this song!

Most romantic song ever. I always think of a girl that I just can't let go of when I hear this.

Damn, if I saw this song on here before I saw Aerosmith, I would've picked this song.

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