Yes, songs have been written about every topic you can think of. But would you agree that love is one, if not the most, sung about topic? These are the top 5 Hot 100 hits with a form of the word “love” in the song’s title. The ranking is based on the single’s performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Here’s proof that love is timeless, holds no bounds to the genre of music, and will just never go out of style.
5. “Silly Love Songs”
Hot 100 Peak: No. 1 for five weeks (1976)
It seems like love was in the air in 1976, as many love songs achieved pole position on the Hot 100. First, was “Love Rollercoaster” by the Ohio Players, then Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” then “Love Machine” by the Miracles, “Let Your Love Flow” by the Bellamy Brothers, and “Love Hangover” by Diana Ross. But the longest-running “love” song of the year was Wings’ “Silly Love Songs.” How fitting.