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Classic Love Songs

We have always associated music with the various emotions that play in the human mind. And this is how it has been since times immemorial.

But perhaps Love is the most sought after subject in songs. Of course, Love Songs portray the feeling in various shades – each bringing out a different perspective of the all encompassing feeling.

Each one of has a personal favorite or favorites – numbers that we relate to in context to personal experiences and preferences. And there is something about old love songs that always make us smile, generations after generations, making these classic love songs truly timeless. These oldies still rock our mind with their simple elegance, path breaking experimentations, touching lyrics, and myriad variation in genres. Here we list a few, but not in the order of preference or chronology.


  1. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
    This folk song was popularized by Flack with her sensual rendition. The simplicity of the vocals, the minimalism of background music, gives it a fresh feel. The song rekindles our faith in Love At First Sight.

  2. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
    The song first featured in Presley’s 1961 album Blue Hawaii. A fast paced song with a carefree approach to music arrangement makes this version of the song popular.

  3. “You are the First, the Last, My Everything” by Barry White
    This song was part of White’s 1974 album Can't Get Enough. Here the singer flatters his lover with beautiful praises. The deep voice of White when gives way to a lively chorus creates an attractive score.

  4. “Have I Told You Lately” by Van Morrison
    This romantic ballad is part of Morrison’s 1989 album Avalon Sunset. In this song, the composer escalates Love to connect it to the Divine.

  5. “Love is a Many Splendored Thing” by Frank Sinatra
    This song celebrates the power of love – something that makes life blissful, gives meaning and dimension to life and uplifts one’s morale.

  6. “Tower Of Song” by Leonard Cohen
    The song belongs to Cohen’s 1988 album “I’m Your Man”. It is a heart wrenching number that brings out the pain when one is rejected or betrayed by one’s Lover.

  7. “Maybe I'm Amazed” by Paul McCartney
    No song could express more eloquently the pain of a person in love for the inability to express the intensity of feelings for her/his sweetheart. The song belongs to the 1970 album named “McCartney”.

  8. “And I love her” by The Beatles
    No Love Song can express emotions simpler than this. The song belongs to Beatles’ 1964 album “A Hard Day’s Night”. It reinstates out faith in eternity of Love.

  9. “Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel
    The song belongs to Joel’s 1977 album “The Stranger”. The song, dedicated to Joel’s first wife, is a classic that talk about the basic expectations of a Lover – unconditional love and loyalty.

  10. “Every Breath You Take” by The Police
    The song belongs to the band’s 1983 album Synchronicity. Although it sounds like a sweet Love Song, it actually depicts obsession about Lost Love, and the feelings of jealousy and rejection thereafter.