If you are celebrating Valentine’s Day, you need time to get ready for the season of love. We have our top 10 favourite love songs to add to your playlist. Check them out below.
1. “All of Me” by John Legend
Legend’s biggest hit to date peaked at number one in 2014 becoming his first number one single in the United States. It also became the second best-selling song of 2014 in the United States and the third best-selling song in 2014. Of course, this song is beloved by a global audience that love endearing chorus of the song. “I give you all of me. You give me all of you.”
2. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
You’ll never forget this father-daughter duo singing a song that is not just for romantic settings. It’s for any person who wants to express their love for their loved ones. The song was originally published in the 1950s when Nat King Cole recorded his version. It wasn’t until the 90s when his daughter, Natalie Cole, was added to the song in a special remix. The combination of their voices together on this song was monumental and won three Grammy awards in 1992, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.
3. “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green
American singer Al Green created magic after he recorded his hit song “Let’s Stay Together” in the 1970s. “Let’s Stay Together” reached number one on the charts and remained on the chart for 16 weeks. This song has been used in countless romantic comedies.
4. “Have I Told You Lately” by Van Morrison
Van Morrison recorded this hit in the late 1980s and eventually went on to win a Grammy Award for the love song. It’s one of the finest love songs of the century and has been performed by many well-known artists. The most famous cover version was by music legend Rod Stewart.
5. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
This song received the most notoriety not just because of Christina Perri’s beautiful voice, but it also received worldwide acclaim because it was featured on The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn – Part 1: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The song was originally released as a digital download in 2011, but Perri re-recorded the song with additional vocals from Steve Kazee for the Twilight movie soundtrack. The music video is breathtaking so be sure to watch it on Christina Perri’s Vevo channel on Youtube.
6. “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker
I’ll bet this song has been used in television commercials and films thousands of times. The song was originally recorded by Billy Preston of the popular group The Beach Boys, but made most notable by Joe Cocker after he slowed down the original version and sang the song in his beautiful husky tenor voice. It’s a must-hear! If you haven’t heard it yet, check it out on You Tube today.
7. “How Long Will I Love You?” by Ellie Goulding
Although this song is not very long, the compelling lyrics are what any hopeless romantic would want to say to their loved one. Originally recorded in the 90s by folk rock band The Waterboys, it was resurrected by singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding in 2013. Goulding’s version was included in the soundtrack for the film About Time.
8. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
“And darling I will be loving you ‘til we’re 70” are the most perfect lyrics for any love song. Ed Sheeran gained worldwide acclaim with this song, which became the first single to spend a full year in the UK Top 40 and viewed over 1.4 billion times on Youtube.
9. “Aint No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Originally recorded in the late 1960s, this song instantly became a Top 20 hit and became number 3 on the R&B charts. This version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in the late 90s, and this song is regarded as one of the most important songs ever released by Motown.
10. “I Just Called to Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder
In the mid 1980s, this classic song stayed on the top of the Billboard charts for three weeks and became Wonder’s tenth number one hit on the R&B chart. The song also became Wonder’s only solo UK number one success. This song is so beautiful that it won both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Song.