10 Great Love Songs

He just wants you to know who he is, ladies. Rzeznik repeats that line at least seven times, so we get it, really. Women everywhere can rally in support behind the Goo Goo Dolls on that claim, because really who doesn't want their boyfriend to be up front and honest about who he truly is? Secrets never bode well in the game of love.

'Open Arms' by Journey

What can you say about Journey?

So now I come to you, with open arms
Nothing to hide, believe what I say
So here I am with open arms
Hoping you'll see what your love means to me
Open arms


The 1980s was a great time for big hair, spandex, and of course, love. When a rock group of the caliber of Journey decides to take a stab at explaining love, you know you're going to come away with solid lyrics.

'Unforgettable' by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

That's why, darling, it's incredible,
That someone so unforgettable,
Thinks that I am unforgettable, too

Not many people can listen to this song without being reminded of dancing at a wedding… whether it be your own, someone else's, or even a movie character's. Here's one song that seems to really sum up the purest meaning of love. Besides, who can forget the image of Natalie Cole singing Unforgettable as an accompaniment to her father's original version?

'You're the First, the Last, My Everything' by Barry White

I know there's only one, only one like you
There's no way they could have made two
Girl, you're my reality
But I'm lost in a dream,
You're the first, you're the last, my everything

That's right Barry, let it all out.

They say true love is all consuming, and Barry White makes that point very clear. This song drives home the idea that being in love is akin to operating on an entirely different reality. All you can think of is the one you're with, and yep — out comes that pedestal for your beloved sit upon.

'Wonderful Tonight' by Eric Clapton

Ah, the bliss of true love.

I feel wonderful because I see,
The love light in your eyes.
And the wonder of it all,
Is that you just don't realize how much I love you.

Let's face it — Clapton's right. When you've been struck by cupid, everything in life seems perfect. Mornings are brighter, your coffee tastes a little bit better, and even the frigid winter temperatures don't seem quite as chilly.

It's time to go home now and I've got an aching head,
So I give her the car keys and she helps me to bed.
And then I tell her, as I turn out the light,
I say, "My darling, you were wonderful tonight

And sure he end the song sounding a bit intoxicated, but perhaps he's drunk on on love.

'You're All I Need to Get By' by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Marvin Gaye is all about comparing nature with the exquisiteness of real love in this epic ballad.

You're all I need to get by
Like an eagle protects his nest, for you I'll do my best,
Stand by you like a tree, dare anybody to try and move me
Darling in you I found
Strength where I was torn down
Don't know what's in store but together we can open any door,
Just to do what's good for you and inspire you a little higher,
I know you can make a man out of a soul that didn't have a goal,
Cause we, we got the right foundation and with love and determination.

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