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Top love songs of all time
As the lead up to Valentine’s Day begins, we thought we’d share our favourite love songs with you. Maybe you can share them with your partner? Or you could play them whilst you’re having a lovely dinner cooked by your man… we wish!
1. “Love Story” Taylor Swift
Her family disapproved of a boy she was dating at the time and the situation they found themselves in inspired her to base this song on the most famous love story of all, Romeo and Juliet!
2. “I love you always and forever” – Donna Lewis
Peaking at number five on the UK singles chart, Welsh singer Donna Lewis just couldn’t eject Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” from pole positon on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the US, even though it reached the number one spot on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. It stayed there for 13 weeks, becoming one of the most played songs of the 1990s.
3. Can’t Help Falling in Love” – UB40
Elvis Presley’s version topped the British charts in 1962. Three decades later and UB4O released their version in May, 1993, where it also made it to number one.
4. “I Want to Know What Love Is” – Foreigner
Released in November 1984, this power ballad hit the number one spot in both the UK and the US and is the group’s biggest hit to date, even though not all of the band members agreed that it would be a great single for them when they recorded it!
5. “She Loves You” – The Beatles
John Lennon and Paul McCartney began writing “She Loves You” on a tour bus in Yorkshire, after a concert at the Majestic Ballroom in Newcastle during their tour with Roy Orbison. Work continued that night in the hotel bedroom and then it was completed the following day at McCartney’s home in Liverpool! It entered the UK charts on 31st August, 1963 and remained there for 31 consecutive weeks, reaching number 1 on 14th September where it stayed there for 4 weeks. It is the Beatles’ all-time best-selling single in the UK – probably why we like it so much!
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