Billboard Magazine compiled a list of the top 50 love songs of the past seven decades. Let’s face it, love songs never grow old. Billboard’s top love songs are a great guide for couples brainstorming on first dance songs.
Here’s how Billboard devised their ranking system:
“The ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from each era, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those years.”
“How Deep is Your Love?”
Two of their highest rated love songs were written a few years apart. Number four on their list was a huge hit from the iconic movie from the seventies, “Saturday Night Fever.” The movie was packed with hits, with “How Deep is Your Love?” being the biggest. It topped the Billboard charts for three weeks. Here it is sung by the writers of the song, The Bee Gees:
Dig those do’s and duds!
The lyrics are all about expressing the depth of love, which makes it perfect for a first dance at a wedding:
“How deep is your love, how deep is your love
How deep is your love?
I really mean to learn
‘Cause we’re living in a world of fools
Breaking us down when they all should let us be
We belong to you and me.”
Michael Bublé and Kelly Rowland sang a delightful cover of this monster hit song:
Which do you like best?
You pick, we’ll play it!
The number one love song on Billboard’s top fifty love songs was “Endless Love” from the 1981 movie by the same name. This Lionel Richie song topped the charts for nine weeks.
According to Billboard:
“Producer Jon Peters and director Franco Zeffirelli asked Lionel Richie to compose an instrumental along the lines of the theme from “Love Story” for their movie starring Brooke Shields. When Zeffirelli changed his mind and asked Richie if he would add lyrics, the Motown star agreed to write some. Then Zeffirelli made one more request – to add a female singer, someone like Diana Ross.”
The result was a love song that is the #1 choice by many couples for their first wedding dance. Take a listen to the original hit song with Lionel Richie and Diana Ross:
And while the former song extolled the depth of love, this one acclaims love’s eternity with lyrics like these:
You’ll be the only one
‘Cause no one can deny
This love I have inside
And I’ll give it all to you
My love, my love, my love
My endless love.”
If you’re a fan of Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey, here’s their cover version of “Endless Love:”
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