Valentine’s Day is in just a few days. If you’re looking for the perfect romantic music to set the mood for a passionate night, here’s the most amazing romantic playlist of the top 7 classic love songs for St. Valentine’s Day.
Some of them hilarious, some of them sentimental, or just a little bit nostalgic or even sad. But they all touch our hearts in the most influential way.
1. I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder is a very well known American singer, songwriter, and producer. He has recorded over 30 U.S. top hits, and has 25 Grammy Awards, holding the record for the most awarded male soloist. Not to mention the fact that he is one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.
“…I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart…”
This song was written for the film The Woman in Red. Wonder was asked personally to write the soundtrack for the film. His music contributed greatly to the films Oscar win, and the song itself won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
2. I Can’t Stop Loving Youby: Ray Charles
Ray Charles is another well known blind, American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. He pioneered the soul music genre through his rhythm and blues style music. In 2004, Rolling Stone made Ray Charles number ten on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list. He was often referred to as “The Genius”.
“…I can’t stop loving you
I’ve made up my mind
To live in memory of the lonesome times
It’s useless to say…”
I Can’t Stop Loving You was written by Don Gibson and after Charles heard only the first two lines of the song, he knew he wanted for his album.
3. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by: Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel both helped form the sound being produced under Motown Records. Gaye had other amazing,romantic, “love centered” hits such as How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) and Let’s Get It On that are part of the music history. He became known as “the Prince of Motown” or “the Prince of Soul”. Terrel also had other romantic hits such as You’re All I Need to Get By, but was most well known for her duets with Marvin Gaye.
“…There ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you…”
The song was written specifically for the Motown Label and became a music hit aft
er release in 1967, and again in 1970 after being recorded by Diana Ross.
4. She Loves You by: The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock banded formed in 1960 in Liverpool, England. Made up of four members, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, they became known as one of the most influence bands of rock-n-roll. The group experimented with all types of genres fromromantic pop ballads and Indian music, to more psychedelic and hard rock.
“…She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
And with a love like that
You know you should be glad…”
She Loves You was written by the music genius Lennon and McCartney on their tour while traveling through Yorkshire.
5. Because You Loved Me by: Celine Dion
Celine Dion is a Canadian singer and songwriter who emerged into the industry early as a teen in Canada, but her album Unison was released at age 22, truly establishing herself as a workable pop artist in North America. She has won five music Grammy Awards and has sung in eight different languages.
“…You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I’m grateful for each day you gave me
I was blessed because I was loved by you…”
This song was written for a film called Up Close and Personal, directed by Jon Avnet. Avnet met with songwriter Diane Warren to discuss the song he envisioned for the movie and Warren says after their discussion the song practically wrote itself.
6. Baby Love by: The Supremes
The Supremes were an American female group made up of Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Betty McGlown, and well known Diana Ross. They are to date Americas most successful vocal group.
“…All of my whole life through
I never loved no one but you
Why you do me like you do?…”
Baby Love was their second #1 music single, making them, at the time, the first Motown group to have two #1 songs. Today, they’ve had a total of twelve #1 Singles on the Billboard Hot 100.This song is totally one of the most amazing songs about love.
7. I Will Always Love You by: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston was a very well known American singer, actress, producer, and model. She was one of the best-selling pop music artists of all time. Every single one of her released albums has achieved diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold certification.
“…I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of
And I wish to you, joy and happiness
But above all this, I wish you love…”
This song was originally written and sung by country singer Dolly Parton. After it’s release it reached number one on the Billboard Top Country Songs– twice! Once during the year of its release and again eight years later, making Parton the first ever artist to have a song reach number one twice. Houston recorded the song for the film The Bodyguard, which has some of the most amazing romantic scenes of all time. Today the song is one of the best-selling music singles ever. After Houston’s death, her version re-charted to the top three in 2012.
So there you have it, one love song for the days till Valentines day… A little romantic music will always help set the mood for a night with your significant other or only to feel in love mood with the world.
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