Songwriters have explored countless themes and emotions over the years, but one subject stands out above the rest: love. The most powerful, varied, and life-changing experiences of all, being in love, can create all kinds of emotions, both positive and negative, and countless love songs throughout the years have explored the many ups and downs of romance, passion, and intimacy. Some of the best love songs make us feel so happy to be alive and in love ourselves, while others remind us of how painful it can be to lose a lover. Here are 50 of the best love songs ever written.
50. Love Song by Sara Bareilles
The debut single from Sara Bareilles, Love Song, was released in 2007 as part of the singer’s Little Voice album. It earned a nomination for the ‘Song of the Year’ award at the Grammy Awards for 2009 and made it to number four on the Hot 100.
Bareilles says she wrote the song after getting frustrated with trying to write things purely satisfy her label rather than being herself. She then decided to stop worrying about the critics and simply sat and wrote an honest song, straight from the heart.