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My 50 favourite love songs of all time



Well what a week it has been for SA. One minute we are out and about enjoying ourselves and thenext minute we are in lockdown wearing no pants, scrolling our phones incessantly and not

showering. Just me? Ok. Fine.


I do tend to use music as a form of therapy for these moments of angst and uncertainty –

specifically, making playlists. It brings me a great sense of nostalgia and joy.


Did anybody listen to 5AD love song dedications with Richard Mercer back in the day? Just me, again? I was obsessed. I remember putting it on the radio in the car drive home after swimming lessons. When I was around seven, I decided that I would call up and request a song for my brother who was away on school camp. I chose ‘To The Moon And Back’ by Savage Garden. I was cool.


I’ve always been drawn to music about love, so I would like to share a list of my favourite love

songs of all time (in no particular order). These could be used for a wedding, or they could be used to cry to whilst you’re alone in the middle of the night, eating ice cream straight out of the tub. You make the rules.


You can also listen to the tunes on Spotiy via this link.


1. Something – The Beatles – 1969

2. A Sunday Kind Of Love – Etta James - 1960

3. Just Like Heaven – The Cure – 1987

4. Baby Love – The Supremes – 1964

5. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys – 1963

6. I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos – 1959

7. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - 2010

8. Nightminds – Missy Higgins – 2004 - (link HERE)

9. Love Came To Me – Dion & the Belmonts – 1962

10. Breathless – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – 2004

11. Mystify – INXS – 1987

12. Into My Arms – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – 1997

13. I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton – 1974

14. Try a Little Tenderness – Otis Redding – 1966

15. Best of My Love – The Emotions – 1977

16. Millionaire – Chris Stapleton – 2017

17. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper – 1983

18. Love Will Keep Us Alive – The Eagles – 1994

19. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers- 1965

20. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green – 1971

21. Be My Baby – The Ronnettes – 1963

22. My Girl – The Temptations – 1964

23. Lover – Taylor Swift – 2019

24. Hey Ho – The Lumineers – 2012

25. I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab For Cutie – 2006

26. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap – 2008

27. Here Comes Your Man – Pixies – 1987

28. Gravity – John Mayer – 2005

29. It Must Be Love – Madness – 1981

30. Our House – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – 1970

31. A Case Of You – Joni Mitchell – 1971

32. Slow Dancing In A Burning Room – John Mayer – 2006

33. With Or Without You – U2 – 1987

34. A Beautiful Mess – Jason Mraz – 2008

35. Angels – John Farnham – 1993

36. Fill You In – Josh Pyke – 2005

37. Don’t Get Me Wrong – The Pretenders – 1986

38. Wildflower Honey – The Stray Birds – 2012

39. Everlong – The Foo Fighters – 1997

40. Songbird – Eva Cassidy – 1998

41. You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne - 2008

42. If I Laugh – Cat Stevens – 1971

43. Hello, I Love You – The Doors – 1968

44. Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin – 1968

45. You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor/Carol King - 1971

46. Universally Speaking – Red Hot Chili Peppers – 2002

47. The Most Exalted Potentate of Love – The Cramps – 1984

48. Waterfall - The Stone Roses - 1989

49. Let's Get Lost - Chet Baker - 1956

50. All Of Me - Billie Holiday - 1954

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