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Eighties is signified by experimentation and revolution is music. This gets reflected in the Love Songs of the era too which transcend barriers of any classification of genre or type - from hard rock to metal to pop to jazz to country classics - Eighties has given us all.

Eighties is also known to have contributed a significant number of Romantic Numbers that are considered to have surpassed the test of time. The music industry was blessed with innumerous gems in this decade and fortunately this creativity was also reflected in musical journeys taken when struck by the Cupid's Arrow.

Here's a list of Love Songs from the Eighties that people still relate to when talking about Love

Guns N' Roses, "Sweet Child O' Mine" (1987)



This is an emotional rendition by the hard rock band that was part of their debut studio album Appetite for Destruction. The song is sure to give an adrenaline rush to listeners and the guitar adds to the dimension of the number. The song has been used in different movies since it debuted and rocked the charts.

Lionel Richie , "Hello" (1984)



Say "Hello" to love with Richie and set your sails to Pop, a genre that is intimately linked with the Eighties' Music. The touching story portrayed in the music video adds further charm to the score. For many years after its release this song was the best friend of men who fell short of words when they wanted to approach and propose their coveted girl.

Anita Baker, "Sweet Love" (1986)



"Sweet Love" is a perfect example of Rhythm and Blues Romance. Sweet Love reinstates our faith in Love and the person we love. It harps on the timeless concept of unconditional love that stands on faith and firmness of the bonding. This soothing rendition is sure to calm the nerves when one is overwhelmed by the intensity of passion within.

Sade, "Your Love is King" (1984)



This belongs to British group Sade's Debut album Diamond Life. It subtlety takes the listener by surprise who wanted a fresh change from the ongoing pop and rock culture that reigned supreme in the era. The song shows how passion can be expressed in a graceful soft way without sacrificing the intensity of emotion. Till date this is Sade's highest charting number.

Foreigner, "Waiting for a Girl Like You" (1981)



Rock fans were pleasantly surprised when they were gifted a moody soulful number by Foreigner proving that music is something that can hardly be bound by the strict rigors of a genre. Before this release, the fame of Foreigner was restricted to Rock fans. This soft track broke the image of the group as a hard rock band and gave them entry to the world of a wide cross-section of audience in general making them a household name to music lovers in general.

Rufus & Chaka Khan, "Ain't Nobody" (1983)



"Ain't Nobody" gave Rufus and Chaka Khan a single hit that topped the Rhythm and Blues chart for weeks after it was released. A very clever use of the synthesizer makes sure that the rhythm plays in your head long after you have actually heard the track. Chaka's powerful voice gives the song an edge above the rest.

Poison, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" (1988)



Metal meets Romance in Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" that was part of Poison's second album called "Open Up and Say... Ahh". Music lovers fell in love with the two guitar solos in the track - one subtle and the other in a fast tempo. The song also has a country feel to it which is pretty unusual of a number from the Glam Metal genre.

George Michael, "Careless Whisper" (1984)



'Careless Whisper' was George Michael's first single solo and it established him as a songwriter. Michael was then associated with the musical duo named Wham and this number gave them immense commercial success and also limelight. The song has been played up beautifully by a lengthy saxophone play that immediately scored with the music enthusiasts.

The Cure, "Lovesong" (1989)



The original version of this song was recorded by the English alternative rock band The Cure. It was part of their eighth studio album called Disintegration. This song is considered as the group's most successful single rendition.

Van Halen, "When It's Love" (1988)



This was part of the eighth studio album called OU812 by the American Hard Rock Band who called themselves Van Halen. Listeners related to the lyrics that everyone was looking for something, something that would fill up all the loneliness of heart, and that something better be a lasting kind of love.