Epic Love Songs Playlist

We’ve made a playlist of some of the best love songs through the years, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Dim the lights, take your partner by the hand and sway together in time to the music of these beautiful love songs.

When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole

Although this song has been song covered dozens of times over the years, the 1956 version by Nat King Cole is undoubtedly the best. His soft, rich voice and the slow melody combine to make a perfect love song.

In My Life – The Beatles

This 1965 track from the fab four is often featured on ‘greatest song’ lists, and no wonder. Written by John Lennon as a reflection on his past, it’s sad, loving and meditative.

(Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams

A power ballad like no other, this 1991 track from Canadian superstar Bryan Adams was famously used on the soundtrack to the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Its popularity was so great that it stayed at number one in the UK charts for an incredible 16 weeks in a row.

How Deep Is Your Love – The Bee Gees

One of the most popular Bee Gees songs is also one of the greatest love songs ever made, and was recorded by the beloved group in 1977 for the film Saturday Night Fever.

At Last – Etta James

First written in 1941, this beautiful number was released by Etta James in 1960 and quickly became her signature song. The grand orchestral performance and James’s powerful voice make it particularly suited to a slow, romantic dance.

When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge

Hold your partner close when you dance to this moving and romantic 1966 track, smoothly performed by Percy Sledge.

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley

Surely one of the King’s greatest tracks, this song was originally written for Presley’s 1961 film Blue Hawaii but went on to top the UK charts.

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Written by Eric Clapton for the model Pattie Boyd in 1977, this is a smooth and slow love ballad.

Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

The beautifully haunting Righteous Brothers cover of the timeless love song was first performed by the group in 1965 and topped the charts again when the film Ghost came out in 1990.

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

While the original 1973 version of this love song written by Dolly Parton has a charm of its own, this 1992 recording by Whitney Houston was a massive success. The Houston epic was updated to make use of her incredible vocal range, and became one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Do you have Spotify? Listen to the whole playlist here!

What’s your favourite love song?

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13th Feb 2020
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It has to be The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack
13th Feb 2020
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Meat loaf has recorded some great love songs too and I can't pick a favourite.
Mags 55
13th Feb 2020
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You do not get music like the old days eg Etta James & the rest of the ones mentioned - they could really sing what amazing voices they had - I often wonder about the music nowadays - lots of it but not all of it is just ‘boom boom boom’! Shows I’m getting old! Looking forward to listening to some of the old stuff tomorrow- happy Valentine’s Day folks x
9th Feb 2020
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14th Feb 2019
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It's got to be Elvis followed by the Righteous Brothers and then I would add one of my own - "Annie's Song" sung by John Denver; cherished memories of a special person 🙂
14th Feb 2019
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Cherish by Kool and the Gang - reminds me of some special times with a special person who left this world over 20 years ago.
28th Feb 2015
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Has anyone watched the film "Shall we Dance" starring Richard Here, Susan Sarendon and Jennifer Lopez ?. It has a very good sound track including the song "The Book of Love" by Peter Gabriel, but you must watch the film to really appreciate the words, or you can listen to it on Spotify, Grooveshark or Torch music.
23rd Feb 2015
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For more romantic songs try my list, they are all on you tube...
1) I just fall in love with you by Anne Murray

2) romantic music "A morning in Cornwall" by Gheorghe Zamfir and James Last

3) romantic piano music by Ernesto Cortazar "And when I touch you"
16th Feb 2015
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Love all of these!
13th Feb 2015
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Brilliant music on here. will play this weekend with a few glasses of vino!
13th Feb 2015
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Gosh I can't choose between Nat King Cole, Elvis and the Righteous Brothers. I'm just so glad I was young when all this fantastic music was around. Those were very happy days, dancing to great music with nice people.

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