Good Love Songs
Good love songs are hard to come by these days. There are plenty of songs about sex, but good love songs in today's pop environment seem to have gone the way of the dodo. When looking for really essential good love songs, it helps to go back into the past, to artists working in more innocent times. Here are some good love songs from classic artists that say what they mean, and remain timeless as a result.
- "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley. No list of good love songs would be complete without something from the King, and this may be his best ballad, a heartfelt, yearning song helped along by his velvety voice. It's sensitive, sultry, and sexy, a perfect example of what good love songs should be all about.
- "I Believe (When I Fall in Love it Will Be Forever)" by Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder may be the best soul singer in history, so when he sings a love song, it's going to be good. This track from his first truly classic album, "Talking Book," has the credentials of the best good love songs: many couples decided to use it on their wedding days throughout the 1970s. The only problem with that was finding someone who could sing it as well as Stevie did.
- "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash. The feeling of love as a burning ring that cannot be escaped is encapsulated in this classic love song. Written by June Carter, his future wife, about her love for the Man in Black, it is one of the truly classic good love songs that remains timeless, and will be felt for generations of lovers to come.
- "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" by Marvin Gaye. The only man on Motown's roster who could possibly rival Stevie Wonder in the voice department was Marvin Gaye, and his sultry croon might have been even more velvety. This sixties Motown hit is one of popular music's best good love songs, and the sadly departed Mr. Gaye lives on in the love he's given us through music like this.
- "Love Me" by Elvis Presley. The King began our list of good love songs, and he'll close it out, too, with this doo-wop influenced number. A slow-burning ballad, with help from the Jordanaires on backing vocals, "Love Me" is a true classic, one of the best love songs ever performed. It was recorded in 1956 and more than half a century later, it is still powerful.