10 Best 80's Love Song
Good songs can make people laugh or cry, and this list of the ten best 80’s love songs are sure to do both. From a decade dominated by MTV, big hair bands and pop superstars, these sweet tunes filled the airwaves. Adults loved these songs then and new adults will love them again. Have a listen.
- “Endless Love” Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie. This award-winning duet was also featured in the Brooke Shields movie of the same name. Ritchie’s piano and Ms. Ross's vehicle sound symphonic together. The song has since been covered many times by other artists.
- “Amazing” Luther Vandross. This crooning ballad speaks to the wonders of being loved. Passionate and undying it almost makes you want to go find someone immediately if you don't already have them.
- “She’s Out of My Life" Michael Jackson. This measured tune about the pain of losing love is one of the most heartfelt songs ever made. The song is so sad that The King of Pop evens starts crying at the end of it. After a careful listen you might also find yourself in tears.
- “Eclipse of the Heart” Bonnie Tyler. This power ballad covers the all-consuming emotions of love. Tyler's raspy vocal demands attention the entire way through one of the best love songs of the eighties.
- “Careless Whisper” George Michael. This gentle number reached number one on several pop charts throughout the world and solidified Michael’s status as one of the best vocalists around. Detailing the guilt over his lover discovering his affair, the song wallows in regret and painful honesty.
- “Woman in Love” Barbara Streisand. Bab’s belts her way through this declaration of love. Riding the wave of seventies independence this ballad asserts a woman’s right and power to love the same way as a man.
- “Time(Clock of the Heart)” Culture Club. Boy George unleashed his melodious vocals on the world and kids across the globe fell in love with the sound. This song is timeless in its simplicity.
- “Sexual Healing” Marvin Gaye. This electro fused love song from one of the best soul singers ever is infectious. Direct in it's intention, this is pure bedroom music.
- “Up Where We Belong” Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes. Featured in the film An Officer and a Gentleman, this triumphant love song is a testament to the enduring power of true love. Winner of an Academy Award and Golden Globe for best song, this tune stands is one of the best eighties love songs and stands the test of time.
- “Against All Odds” Phil Collins. This Oscar nominated song from the movie of the same illustrated Collins’s song writing skill. It has been covered by various artists and is known world wide as one of the best lone songs of the eighties.