My Top 10 Love Songs

Love Songs for Valentine’s Day

Given that it’s Valentine’s Day, what could be more appropriate than a list of the best love songs? I’m not an over sentimental or romantic person. My top 10 love songs don’t necessarily contain many ‘classic love songs’. However, they all mean something to me. Love is a deeply personal thing, so different songs will resonate with each of us.

10. Two People – Jean Jacques Smoothie

There’s something so simple, yet perfect about this song. Released in 2001, the song samples ‘Inside my Love’ by Minnie Riperton.

9. Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry

Arguably one of the classic hits of the nineties. Released in 1997, this song has the perfect combination of sentiment and a great guitar sound! I’m not one for sad love songs. Even though this song is about him leaving, it still manages to be a positive song.

8. Safe and Sound – Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars

This song was released in 2012 from the official soundtrack for The Hunger Games: District 12 and Beyond. I’m a fan of a number of Taylor Swift‘s songs, but the duo The Civil Wars add a particular charm to this one.

There’s a haunting quality about it. Given the lyrics and the film, it’s likely it’s aimed at the love and relationship between a parent and child. However, to me, being lucky enough to have that feeling of security within any type of relationship in sacred.

7. Never Let Me Go – Florence and The Machine

Released as a single in 2012, this is my favourite song from their Ceremonials album. Florence has the ability to captivate an audience time and time again. The lyrics are beautiful and delivered perfectly.

6. How Deep is Your Love – Calvin Harris & Disciples

Not a classic love song by any means. Released in 2015, I continue to play this regularly. I became particularly drawn to it after singing a cover of the piano version. It’s not over complicated, but the lyrics speak volumes.

5. Stay – Lisa Loeb

This has always been one of my favourite songs, in general, it just so happens to be a love song too. Released in 1994, the year I started high school, I remember thinking how cool Lisa Loeb looked in those glasses! Seriously thought, it’s a great song.

4. Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

Undeniably one of the best songs ever written (by Prince) and performed (by Sinead O’Connor). I think that’s a pretty broad consensus.  Released in 1990 this song would probably feature higher in my Top 10, except the Top 3 are all very personal meaning to me.

3. Take Me Home – Pentatonix

Ok, so now I’m going to get a bit more sentimental. My amazing other half bought me the Pentatonix album, released in 2015, for Christmas. We’re just about to move in together, but for a while we’ve been apart half the week. This song reminded me that home isn’t really a place, but a feeling. (Sorry, get you’re sick buckets out! Well, what did you expect from a Top 10 Love Songs list?)

2. Halo – Beyoncé

Halo was released as a single in 2009 from Beyoncés ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce’ album (featured at No.8 in my Top 10 Albums). It feels like this song was written especially for me. Every word. I’m a lucky girl.

1. From Me to You – The Beatles

When I finished a shift of my not so great job as a waitress one night, I got back to the car and this song was waiting for me in my messages. I really love that man! The song was released in 1963 as the third single of The Beatles.

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