And so, this Valentine’s Day is over, we have seen bunches of flowers, boxes of chocolates, romantic dinners but what if we didn’t have the right music to set the mood?
Love is the most common topic in music, its ups and downs, its strong feelings, the romance and the passion. Writing a love song represents a huge business in the industry, but it’s also a challenge to find the next perfect love song.
Just take a look at the past to realize that there are so many classics, which found a spot in our hearts.
Here a list of some of the most popular and best selling love songs of all time.
5. "You're the One That I Want" (1978) - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
How can you not remember when Sandy had her great moment, when she put out the cigarette to star performing this track?!
The song was written in 1978 by John Farrar for film version of the musical Grease, performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
It is one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over 6 million copies among the United States, the United Kingdom, and France alone, with estimates of more than 15 million copies sold overall
4. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (1991) – Bryan Adams
Another movie soundtrack song that you can hear in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,". It's hard to believe that it almost wasn't used in the movie.
It’s one of the best-selling singles of all time; it holds the record for longest consecutive run at Number 1, for an incredible 16 weeks. It sold 15 million copies and gave to Bryan Adams and his co-writers a Grammy Award after its 1991 release.
3. "My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From 'Titanic')" (1997) - Celine Dion
One of the most memorable love theme, it’s the hit included in the film Titanic.
The song first appeared on Dion's 1997 album Let's Talk About Love, but the blockbuster hit turned into one of the biggest hit singles of all time and an instant classic.
It went to #1 on pop charts around the world. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and took home four Grammy Awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year
2. “I Will Always Love You" (1992) - Whitney Houston
The mere mention of this song cannot make you think about Kevin Costner carrying Whitney Houston in his arms. It was the soundtrack for the 1992 movie The Bodyguard, but before of that this song has its own story.
It was originally written and recorded by Dolly Parton in 1974 for her album Jolene. Her version topped the Hot Country Songs chart in 1974 and again in 1982. But with Whitney the song became a huge success, she spent 14 weeks at #1 and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
1. "When a Man Loves a Woman" (1966) - Percy Sledge
This is a classic soul song of all times which the legendary Percy Sledge turned into a #1 smash hit, and made him an R&B star.
Written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright and first recorded by Percy Sledge in 1966 at Norala Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama. It made number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts.
Bette Midler recorded the song 14 years later and had a Top 40 with a version for her film The Rose.
In 1992 Michael Bolton went to #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Billboard Adult Contemporary Singles chart with his version of "When a Man Loves a Woman."