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70s Love Songs

If meaningful lyrics, passionate melodies, softness and purity of emotion make you sigh, then you are surely to be mesmerized by Love Songs from the Seventies. Songs of the era help us connect to the purest form of emotions that stir the depth of our hearts.

Also, the numbers when compiled give the listeners a taste of different genres, different moods and also takes them to the journey of experimentations in music performed by the then performers who have proven themselves to be legends with timeless appeal.

Here are our pick of some of the numbers that have stood the test of time -

"Love" by John Lennon

This song was originally released in 1970 as part of Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album. The version starts off with a soft and quiet piano prelude that gradually increases in volume and sweeps off listeners with a high tide of emotions. Lennon's specialty, the lyrics, which directly appeal to the mass, evoke in the listeners a strong thirst for love.

"Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton

Part of Clapton's 1977 album "Slowhand", "Wonderful tonight" is said to have been written as a tribute to Pattie Boyd, Clapton's first wife. The song reminds us of seeing and upholding the very best of the person we love. The heartfelt lyrics coupled with the smooth well connected notes make this one a timeless piece.

"Always on my mind" by Elvis Presley

Presley's version of this song was recorded in 1972 a couple of weeks after he separated from his wife Priscilla and was released in his album titled "Separate Ways", and the number stormed the charts for a long time. It demonstrates the skills of Presley as a performer and the directness in the lyrics makes it appealing to one and all. Even after years of its release the song was played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

"Your Song" by Elton John

"Your Song" is a melodious narration of innocent love that first hit the shelves in 1970 in John's self-titled album. The honest straight-forward method adopted in the song to woo a lover is what makes the song so effective and influential. This song is considered as John's first pop hit.

"First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack

Intimate tone of the vocal, skillful arrangement of music makes this number a huge hit and provided Flack a break in her career in 1972 when it was used by Clint Eastwood in his movie "Play Misty for Me". The slow rendition of the song makes this a sensuous and moody number. The song represents the tenderness of love.

"She's the One" by Bruce Springsteen

What could be more appealing to a lover than a heart-wrenching intense number that brings out the innermost desires of a romantic heart? It unfolds before the listeners a love-story in flashback rhythmically. The song was a big hit as soon as it debuted in Springsteen's 1975 album "Born to Run".

"I'll Be There" by Jackson 5

If innocent declaration of unconditional love and dedication is what summarizes romance for you, then this ballad is sure to move you. What also received appreciation is the fact that a group of very young singers ventured to touch upon such an authoritative number that shows wisdom for deep understanding of emotions.

"Wild Horses" by Rolling Stones

This is a tender and sentimental number that was part of Rolling Stones' 1971 album "Sticky Fingers". It is an unusual piece from the group who gave very different numbers to their audience during that period. "Wild Horses" is a classic and deeply emotional piece where the verses have been beautifully set off by the orchestra.

"Let's Stay Together" by Al Green

"Let's Stay Together" is a sensuous song that first hit the shelves in 1972 in Green's self-titled album. It is a soulful number rendered with a thoughtful mix of seductive whispers, animated cries and passionate vocals. The bouncy rhythm, set with unobtrusive strumming of guitar and sounding of horns makes it a creative arrangement.

"Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney

Released in 1970, this song was dedicated to McCartney's wife Linda who gave him solace and helped him to cope up with his rift with Beatles. Delicate and pleasant the song is beautifully set by touches of organ. This is considered as McCartney's greatest love song of all times.