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The greatest love songs ever

Rock love songs, poignant love songs, very romantic love songs: if you are looking for a romantic song to dedicate, take a look at this list made by 'VH1', which ranked the 100 best love songs of all time.

'VH1' is a historic US satellite channel, founded in 1985 and initially dedicated only to the broadcast of music videos that included famous artists such as Bon Jovi, Tina Turner, Elton John, Sting, Diana Ross, Kenny G and Anita Bake.

Here, according to 'VH1', are what could be considered the 10 best love songs of all time.

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The best love songs according to 'VH1'
Rock love songs, poignant love songs, romantic love songs: if you are looking for a song to dedicate, take a look at this list compiled by 'VH1', which ranked the 100 best love songs of all time. VH1' is a historic US satellite channel, founded in 1985 and initially dedicated only to the broadcasting of music videos featuring famous artists such as Bon Jovi, Tina Turner, Elton John, Sting and Diana Ross. Here, according to VH1, are the 10 best love songs of all time.
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10. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Aerosmith open the Top 10 best love songs according to 'VH1'. Written by Diane Warren, 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' is part of the soundtrack to the film 'Armageddon', directed by Michael Bay. This was the first Aerosmith song to debut at number one on the Billboard 100, where it remained for four weeks.
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9. I'll Be There - The Jackson 5
"I'll Be There' was recorded by the Jackson 5 for the Motown label. In 1992, Mariah Carey did a cover of the song as a duet with Trey Lorenz, also singing it in an intense live performance at MTV Unplugged.
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8. Your Song - Elton John
The lyrics of 'Your Song' were written by Bernie Taupin and are clearly about the feelings a boy has for a girl. Precisely because of this, Sir Elton John created sweet and refined music for the single, which allowed 'Your Song' to become one of the best-loved songs in the singer-songwriter's repertoire.
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7. Endless Love - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
"Endless Love" is the title song of the 1981 film 'Endless Love', directed by Franco Zefirelli and centred on the love story between young Jade (Brooke Shields) and David (Martin Hewitt), a story thwarted by the boys' respective families. In 1994, Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross also recorded their own version of this song.
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6. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
In sixth position is 'Unchained Melody', a very popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. VH1' honoured the version by The Righteous Brothers, included in the famous love film 'Ghost', but there are even more than 500 versions of this song, in different languages. Among the most famous covers of this song, there are also those by Jimmy Young, Joni Mitchell, Harry Belafonte and Elvis Presley.
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5. Maybe I'm Amazed - Wings
'Maybe I'm Amazed' was written in 1970 by Paul McCartney and is dedicated to his wife Linda, who had supported him during the difficult time of the Beatles' break-up. This is one of five songs that Paul dedicated to his wife, who died in 1998 of cancer, the others being 'I Will', 'Two of Us', 'The Lovely Linda' and 'My Love'.
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4. "Open Arms" - Journey
'Open Arms' is Journey's most successful single in terms of sales, having stayed at number two on the Billboard 100 for six consecutive weeks. The song was written by keyboardist Jonathan Cain when he was part of The Babys, but was never recorded. The single was therefore picked up for Journey's album 'Escape', despite the initial opposition of the other band members, who did not want to record power ballads.
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3. My Heart Will Go On - Céline Dion
In third position is the poignant love song that was the main theme of the blockbuster 'Titanic'. The success of this song was incredible, thanks to Céline Dion's intense interpretation: the single won an Oscar for Best Song and two Grammy Awards, for Best Song of the Year and Best Recording of the Year.
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2. Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley sang 'Love Me Tender' for the first time during the Ed Sullivan Show on 9 September 1956 and it was an incredible success: the day after the performance, RCA received one million bookings for the single, making it a gold record before it was even released. In 2014, Barbra Streisand released a version of the song sung as a virtual duet with Elvis himself.
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1. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
The original version of this song is by Dolly Parton, but 'VH1' ranked Whitney Houston's famous cover on the soundtrack of the film 'The Bodyguard' as the number one greatest love song. With more than 20 million copies sold, 'I Will Always Love You' is the best-selling single in history by a female singer, as well as the sixth best-selling single of all time, and the winner of two Grammy Awards: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Recording of the Year.
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25/05/2024
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