UPDATE: We’ve had to extend the voting on this one as three songs are currently TIED for the top spot. So we still need your input. VOTE and we’ll announce the results on Monday, June 24!!!
If you’ve been fortunate enough to experience it, love is a beautiful thing. And so are love songs. They are the songs that make the love feel even better, the songs that are sung at weddings and the songs that make people make babies together. There are a group of these songs that have stood the test of time and stand out as classics of the genre. Even if you’re too young to remember them when they first came out, they still resonate even 20 or more years later. They are the classic love songs that make your momma and daddy or auntie and uncle stare at each other with soft eyes, or if you’re the auntie or mommy, make you remember what you saw in that guy with the big gut that’s currently hogging the remote.
A great love song has to be the kind of song that makes you stop in your tracks when it comes on and for just a moment, whether it’s your personal romantic song or not, make you feel what that writer was feeling and what that singer was expressing. Interestingly enough, the younger generation has yet to make quite that enduring a song and men, unemotional creatures though they can seem to be, have a majority of the classics on this list. The only thing we excluded was duets, at least for this poll, and songs that were primarily about sex or heartbreak.(Yes, we know “Sweet Thing” is borderline, but Chaka’s straight out love ballad “Everlasting Love” is the lesser known of the two songs, so we went with the one that has been more of a part of the cultural landscape.)
Out of these great love songs, which gets your vote as the best all-time? Hit the poll and let us know.
1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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