1. Everything I Do (I Do For You) – Bryan Adams
One of the biggest ballads of the 90s, “Everything I Do” is up there in many people’s list of the best love songs ever composed. It is the most modern original composition in this Top 10 Love Songs list, making it even more special and unique. Easily Bryan Adam’s biggest hit in terms of commercial success, this continues to be a favorite at weddings.
2. Hard To Say I’m Sorry – Chicago
Peter Cetera’s voice is almost inseparable from this classic love song. This was the song that revived the fortunes of Chicago after a commercial slump in the late 70s and the early part of the 80s. This is probably the one song that will forever remain in my Top 10 Love Songs list and probably yours too.
3. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Few songs have such a vocal performance as powerful and as memorable as this song. Originally a country song from Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston remade the song completely, so much so, that it is considered to be her song, rather than Dolly’s. The fact that it was part of a successful film The Bodyguard, guaranteed the success of this song.
4. Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century. While originally recorded and released in 1965, its popularity with modern audiences is due to its inclusion in the 1990 hit movie Ghost. Old fashioned and traditional, yet sincere and timeless.
5. Don’t Know Much – Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville
Don’t Know Much is one of the simplest yet one of the most powerful love songs ever made. It explores how people may not be sure about a lot of things in life yet the one thing that they’re always sure about is that they are in love with their partner. This is the song I would play at a first dance at a wedding. Certainly deserves its place in the Top 10 Love Songs list.
6. Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie
Probably the most well-known ballad of the 80s, it is about 2 lovers that declare their complete, limitless and eternal love to one another. It continues to be in high rotation on adult contemporary radio stations as well as at weddings. While the song was successfully remade by Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross, it doesn’t top the original in my opinion.