Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

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Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

Post  Adric on Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:13 pm

Top 50 'Love' Songs of All Time

Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and downs of being in love. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we are counting down the top 50 Hot 100 hits with a form of the word “love” in the title. The tunes cover all seven decades of the Hot 100’s history, ranging from 1958's “To Know Him Is to Love Him” by the Teddy Bears to 2011's “We Found Love” by Rihanna. It's sonic proof that while musical fads and fashions will change with every generation, love -- and the songs inspired by it -- will never go out of style.

The ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from each era, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those years.


50 --- "Love Song" - Sara Bareilles : No. 4 (2008)
49 --- "Baby Love" - The Supremes  : No. 1 for four weeks (1964)
48 --- "Love Story" - Taylor Swift - No. 4 (2009)
47 --- "Part-Time Lover" - Stevie Wonder - No. 1 (1985)
46 --- "Lovin' You" - Minnie Riperton - No. 1 (1975)
45 --- "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" - The Righteous Brothers - No. 1 for two weeks (1965)
44 --- "This Guy's In Love With You" - Herb Alpert - No. 1 for four weeks (1968)
43 --- "Don't Let Go (Love)" - En Vogue - No. 2 (1997)
42 --- "Justify My Love" - Madonna - No. 1 for two weeks (1991)
41 --- "That's The Way Love Goes" - Janet Jackson - No. 1 for eight weeks (1993)

40 --- "The Power of Love" - Celine Dion - No. 1 for four weeks (1994)
39 --- "I Love You Always Forever" - Donna Lewis - No. 2 (1996)
38 --- "I Just Called to Say I Love You" - Stevie Wonder - No. 1 for three weeks (1984)
37 --- "Greatest Love of All" - Whitney Houston - No. 1 for three weeks (1986)
36 --- "The Power of Love" - Huey Lewis & the News - No. 1 for two weeks (1985)
35 --- "Dreamlover" - Mariah Carey - No. 1 for eight weeks (1993)
34 --- "Love Hangover" - Diana Ross - No. 1 for two weeks (1976)
33 --- "Can’t Help Falling in Love" - UB40 - No. 1 for seven weeks (1993)
32 --- "I Knew I Loved You" - Savage Garden - No. 1 for four weeks (2000)
31 --- "I Want to Know What Love Is" - Foreigner - No. 1 for two weeks (1985)

30 --- "What’s Love Got to Do With It" - Tina Turner - No. 1 for three weeks (1984)
29 --- "She Loves You" - The Beatles - No. 1 for two weeks (1964)
28 --- "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" - Andy Gibb - No. 1 for two weeks (1978)
27 --- "I Think I Love You" - The Partridge Family - No. 1 for three weeks (1970)
26 --- "Love Rollercoaster" - Ohio Players - No. 1 for one week (1976)
25 --- "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" - Whitney Houston - No. 1 for two weeks (1987)
24 --- "Love Will Keep Us Together" - Captain and Tennille - No. 1 for four weeks (1975)
23 --- "Roses Are Red (My Love)" - Bobby Vinton -  No. 1 for four weeks (1962)
22 --- "Crazy in Love," Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z - No. 1 for eight weeks (2003)
21 --- "To Sir With Love" - Lulu - No. 1 for five weeks (1967)

20 --- "Vision of Love" - Mariah Carey - No. 1 for four weeks (1990)
19 --- "It Must Have Been Love" - Roxette - No. 1 for two weeks (1990)
18 --- "Love Takes Time" - Mariah Carey - No. 1 for three weeks (1990)
17 --- "Woman in Love" - Barbra Streisand - No. 1 for three weeks (1980)
16 --- "Love Is Blue" - Paul Mauriat - No. 1 for five weeks (1968)
15 --- "To Know Him Is to Love Him" - The Teddy Bears - No. 1 for three weeks (1958)
14 --- "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - Queen - No. 1 for four weeks (1980)
13 --- "Because You Loved Me" - Celine Dion - No. 1 for six weeks (1996)
12 --- "My Love" - Paul McCartney and Wings - No. 1 for four weeks (1973)
11 --- "Bleeding Love" - Leona Lewis - No. 1 for four weeks (2008)

10 --- "I Can’t Stop Loving You" - Ray Charles - No. 1 for five weeks (1962)
09 --- "Best of My Love" - The Emotions - No. 1 for five weeks (1977)
08 --- "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" -Stevie B - No. 1 for four weeks (1990)
07 --- "Let Me Love You" - Mario - No. 1 for nine weeks (2005)
06 --- "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston - No. 1 for 14 weeks (1992)
05 --- "Silly Love Songs" - Wings - No. 1 for five weeks (1976)
04 --- "How Deep Is Your Love," Bee Gees - No. 1 for three weeks (1977)
03 --- "We Found Love" - Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - No. 1 for 10 weeks (2011)
02 --- "I’ll Make Love to You" - Boyz II Men - No. 1 for 14 weeks (1994)
01 --- "Endless Love" Diana Ross & Lionel Richie - 1 for nine weeks (1981)
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