Love songs are generally associated with happiness and love; sad songs about relationship breakdowns are also included in this category. These songs, however, can be categorized separately as 'heartbreak songs'. Another variant is the category of 'bawdy songs'; these songs emphasize more on the physical aspect of love than the emotional.
The list could have been much larger than the one given below, as there are a umpteen number of good songs available. However, this is an attempt to present a select list.
God Only Knows: It is a widely recognized song from the album 'Pet Sounds' (1966) released by 'The Beach Band', an American surf rock band. Carl Wilson was the lead vocalist and the lyrics were written by Tony Usher. Brian Wilson did the composition and production.
Carrie: A Swedish hard rock band named 'Europe' released this song in the year 1987. This song from the album, 'The Final Countdown', ranked 1st and 3rd in 1987, on the 'Radio and Records' and 'Billboard Hot 100' charts respectively. Joey Tempest and Mic Michaeli co-wrote the song in 1985. On an earlier tour of Sweden, the song was played only with the help of vocals and keyboard. The final version of this song, released in the album 'The Final Countdown' included the guitars (John Norum), drums (Ian Haugland) and bass guitars (John Leven).
And I Love Her: It is a song released in the year 1964 by 'The Beatles'. It was the fifth track from their album, 'A Hard Day's Night'. Paul McCartney was the lead vocalist and also played bass guitar for this song. George Martin was the producer, while John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison played the acoustic rhythm guitar, bongos, and acoustic lead guitar respectively.
Let's Face the Music and Dance: The song 'Let's Face the Music and Dance' was written by Irving Berlin and sung by Fred Astaire for 'Follow the Fleet', a film released in the year 1936; later it was also used in the 1981 film, 'Pennies from Heaven'.
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine): The Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) is a 1954 song released by 'The Penguins' which reached the peak of popularity in 1955.
Besides the blockbusters mentioned above, the following are some of the other love songs that have been very popular in the last few decades.
|And I Love You So||McLean|
|Bridge Over Troubled Waters||Simon & Garfunkel|
|Benedictus||Simon & Garfunkel|
|Can't Help Falling In Love||Peretti/Creatore/Weiss|
|Candle On The Water||Kasha Hirschhorn|
|Could I Have This Dance||Anne Murray|
|Colour My World||Pankow|
|Endless Love||Lionel Ritchie|
|Devoted To You||Bryant|
|First Time I Ever Saw Your Face||McColl Columbia|
|For All We Know||Wilson/James/Karlin|
|Hopelessly Devoted To You||Farrar|
|I Honestly Love You||Allen/Barry|
|I Don't Know How To Love Him||Rice/Webber|
|I Only Want To Be With You||Dusty Springfield|
|I Just Want To Be Your Everything||Gibb|
|If Ever I Would Leave You||Robert Goulais|
|I Won't Last A Day Without You||Williams|
|If We Only Have Love||Brel|
|If I Were A Carpenter||Peter, Paul & Mary|
|In My Life||Lennon/McCartney|
|I'll Never Be Alone||McJuen|
|Let It Be||Lennon/McCartney|
|Just The Way You Are||Joel|
|Let's Get Together||Powers|
|Let It Be Me||Becaud|
|Look To The Rainbow||Lane|
|Lord Of The Dance||Carter|
|Love Me Tender||Presley/Matson|
|Love Is A Many Splendored Thing||Webster/Fain|
|Morning Has Broken||Stevens|
|My Cup Runneth Over||Jones|
|My Sweet Lady||Denver|
|Nadia's Theme||DeVorzon & Botkin|
|Poems, Prayers, and Promises||Denver|
|So Many Ways||King|
|The Song Is Love||Peter, Paul & Mary|
|Speak, Softly Love||Rota|
|Sound Of Music||Rogers and Hammerstein|
|Sunrise, Sunset||Hamick & Bock|
|Starting Here, Starting Now||Maltby|
|Through The Eyes Of Love||Sager/Hamlisch|
It is only natural that songs are played at weddings. Some of the classic numbers, like the ones mentioned below, have been traditionally played at and associated with weddings.
|The Power of Love||Celine Dion|
|When I Fall in Love||Nat King Cole|
|The Way You Look Tonight||Tony Bennett|
|At Last||Etta James|
|Can You Feel the Love Tonight?||Elton John|
|You Are So Beautiful||Joe Cocker|
|I Can't Help Falling In Love With You||Elvis Presley|
|Power of Love||Luther Vandross|
|All My Life||K-Ci & Jojo|
|One In A Million||Bosson|
|Kiss From a Rose||Seal|
|More Than Words||Extreme|
Love is a universal phenomenon which connects us together, and the songs mentioned above would not only help you connect, but will also provide you with a great listening experience.