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Love songs can always help to bring friends and family together. Here, we present both modern-day love songs and songs from the past. These songs, by musicians such as The Pet Shop Boys, Mariah Carey, Fleetwood Mac, and many more, are sure to remind you of romance. We hope you enjoy!

For the Spotify playlist click here

 

2000s-now:

Pharrell Williams

1. Love on Top by Beyoncé

This peppy, contemporary R&B song by Beyoncé praises the feeling of love and makes you want to dance.

2. Valentine feat. Tribes by Luca Lush

An upbeat song with synthesized beats that emphasizes Luca Lush’s mastery of catchy melodies.

3. Crystal Clear by Pharrell Williams

Pharrell’s latest masterpiece, created specifically for the powerful new movie Hidden Figures.

4. Best Love by Yuna

A calming song with sweet, synthesized beats that compliment Yuna’s deep voice.

5. Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

An exciting song by the electronic pop duo The Chainsmokers that celebrates the simplicity of a new romance.

90s:

6. Linger by The Cranberries

I thought the intro was good, but when the song really kicks in there’s an explosion of sound followed by the complementary rhythms of the drummer’s snare and the strings playing under the singer,  Dolores O’Riordan’s, humbly elegant vocals.

7. Remember the Time by Michael Jackson

A reminiscent song with a catchy chorus and Michael Jackson’s signature groovy style.

 

8. Being Boring by The Pet Shop Boys

In this song, the Pet Shop Boys sing about a relationship in which they were never “being boring”, and their timeless lyrics create a feeling of nostalgia.

9. Emotions by Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey’s powerful voice (with an amazing whistle register!!) and calming melodies come together to form a heart warming ballad.

10. Desert Rose by Eric Johnson

This rocker with the fantastic guitarist and singer Eric Johnson is a great song with his famtastic solo work and the tasteful drum fills in the song.

The Lovin’ Spoonful

60s-80s:

11. Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac

This song is simple and sweet with the soft synths and the defined sound of singer Christine McVie.

12. Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

The emotion in this song, as well as the singers’ harmonies and the violin crescendos, create an unforgettable and unique sentiment in listeners.

13. Come and Get Your Love by Redbone

The cheerful and upbeat mood of this classic perfectly compliments its steady beat and entertaining chorus.

14. Baby I’m Yours by Barbara Lewis

Barbara Lewis’ soulful voice paired with a lively instrumental makes this song perfect for romance. The Arctic Monkeys version of this song is also one that we would recommend. It’s a fresh take on a classic song by the popular indie rock band.

15. Darling Be Home Soon by The Lovin’ Spoonful

This folk-rock song really hits home with lots of love and feel. Along with the original, there are many great covers of this song such as the one by the famous Joe Cocker and another by the blues-rock group, Tedeschi Trucks Band. The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s cover on this live recording showcases legendary guitarist, Derek Trucks, playing a powerful, hard hitting slide solo.

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