Love songs touch people in a way that nothing else can. They can make the proudest person forgive. Love songs help you remember when and why you fell in love. Love songs are for all seasons, for all people and for all relationships. Whether you’re in 9th grade and had your first kiss, or you’ve been married for 5 decades and are still in love, love songs are for everyone. Love songs generally consist of falling in love, meeting someone for the first time, missing someone who is not with you, or breaking your heart.
Many popular love songs had girl names. For example, there is the hit “Think of Laura” by Christopher Cross. Toto sang about a girl named “Rosanna”. Journey’s Steven Perry burst into tears while singing “Oh Sherry.” There’s also the pop hit “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s.
Even rap got into those kinds of songs. LL Cool J told the world that “I need love.” The ghetto hit “You’re All I Need” by Method Man and Mary J Blige won them an MTV award.
There are different types of themes for songs. You have wedding songs, romantic country songs, cheesy teen songs about their love, romantic R&B songs, heavy metal rock ballads, jazz songs that talk about love, blues about love, and yes, reggae. not immune to love, eiher. . Love songs say we’ll get through this For example, Phil Collins hit “Against All Odds”. Some love songs say it hurts, but it’s worth it, like Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield.” Some of the songs embrace the bliss and exhilaration of being with your soulmate as in Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed.” There are songs that say that everything will be fine and that it is us against the world as in “You Were Born to be My Baby” by Bon Jovi.
Some of the so-called romantic songs defined a decade: the 70s were the year of love, long hair and wide open hearts that embraced the intense emotion of love. The Soulful Al Green said “Let’s stick together”. Donna Summer was almost instrumental with her rendition of “I Feel Love”, while Nazareth went to the dark side with “Love Hurts.”
The 80s were more about big hairstyles, makeup, night parties, and hangovers, but love made its way anyway. Lionel Richie woke us up with a “Hi” and made all the men want to call his girlfriend right away. Kenny Rogers made all the women cry with “Lady”. Foreigner made all women feel loved with “Waiting for a girl like you.” Chris DeBurgh fascinated us with “Lady in Red” (which also became a very popular wedding song during the 80s). Whitney Houston had one of the most popular love songs of the 80’s with “The Greatest Love of All.” His majestic voice made even the men cry (though they will never admit it).
Then came the 90s with much darker and heartbreaking romantic songs. Because grunge became so popular with its industrial and hard rock edginess, it’s no surprise that most of the love songs of the ’90s were R&B and soft rock. Take “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boys II Men, for example. It was a soft R&B ballad that set the city ready for many more 90s duo love songs. John Michael Montgomery sang with All-4-One and produced the hit “I Will Love You Like That.” Barbara Streisand and Bryan Adams got together to sing “I Finally Found Someone.” However, Celine Dion (who sang only on this one) had the most famous song of the 90’s with “My Heart Will Go On”. It remains the number one selling love song of all time.
The decade that began in 2000 began with a redefinition. We weren’t the cheesy 80s generation. We weren’t the 90s dark goth “Gen X” either. We still had love songs, though. Kimberly Locke told her man that he was the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Michelle Branch told us “Breath”. Mary J. Blige touched hearts with the R&B hit “Can’t Be Without You.” Jennifer Lopez wowed us with the remake of “You’re My Everything.” Mariah Carey, Joe, and 98 Degrees didn’t get enough credit for their powerful love ballad “Thank God I Found You.” The decade 2000-2009 may not have had a musical identity, but the songs from this period had a lot of passion.
Things change. People change and so do generations. However, love songs are eternal. They define us in a way that nothing else can.