With Valentine's Day coming around the corner I thought it would be prudent to put together a list of the top 20 Valentine's Day songs of all time according to Billboard.
Top 20 Valentine's Songs According to Billboard
#20 Mariah Carey - Vision of Love...
This song was Mariah's debut single and it stayed at number 1 for several weeks. It was a huge hit and a great love song to celebrate Valentine's Day with.
#19 Roxette - It must have been love
This song was so good that the director of the movie "Pretty Woman" had to have it in the soundtrack.
#18 Mariah Carey - Love Takes Time
This song was another hit off of Mariah's debut compilation. It was one of those must have songs according to Mariah's producer at the time. So it was put on the CD.
#17 Barbara Streisand - Woman In Love
A song penned by the brother's Gibb and made amazing by the vocal stylings of Barbara. You cannot deny that this song would not have had the kind of success it did without her voice on it.
#16 Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue
This song stayed at number 1 for five straight weeks!
#15 The Teddy Bears - To Know Him Is To Love Him
This song was written by Phil Spector. The back story on this one is cool. He claims he got the idea for the song by reading the inscription on another person's tombstone. This song was number 1 for 3 weeks.
#14 Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Freddie Mercury and the boys put this song together and it was a huge hit for 4 weeks after it's debut. This song has been covered by other artists and it is a hugely recognizable hit even today. It is in my opinion one of the "must have" songs to have in your collection.
#13 Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
When I think of Celine Dion this is one of the songs I hear in my head. The other is the theme song from Titanic. However in my opinion this song is one of her very best. It's lyrics are amazing and it's not as "over the top" as some of her other performances.
#12 Paul McCartney & Wings - My Love
Paul McCartney at his very best. One of wings finest love songs that anyone in the mood for a slow dance can relate to. It's a true classic.
#11 Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
This love tribute to a long distance romance spend 4 weeks at number 1 in 2008. I think this song is more dance oriented than some of the other songs on this list. It definitely has a more pop sound too it but it's a great song.
#10 Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Lovin You
Originally a Don Gibson song from the late 50's, Ray Charles decided to record it for his album "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music". It was sitting at number 1 for five weeks in 1962.
#9 The Emotions - Best of My Love
Lead singer Wanda Hutchinson belts it out and it's one of the best 70's disco tunes to hit the airways. This song sat at number 1 in 1977 for five weeks. Great dance song!
#8 Stevie B - Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
This song is often misunderstood by many. It is thought to be a song about a man writing to a woman. It's actually a song about a man writing to God! It was a number one hit for 4 weeks in the 90's.
#7 Mario - Let Me Love You
Mario writes this song to all the ladies out there who are in a relationship with a man who doesn't appreciate them. This is such a common theme that it connects to anyone who is in love with someone who's in love with someone else that treats them poorly. The "If I was your man" any guy can relate to and any woman can relate to being in a relationship with a slug who takes advantage of their trust.
#6 Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Originally recorded by Dolly Parton then rerecorded by the late great Whitney Houston, this song is a true classic love song. This version of the song is classic Whitney Houston all the way. Huge vocals, amazingly clean soft low notes and a touching rendition almost anyone can recognize from the start.
#5 Wings - Silly Love Songs
This song was number 1 in 1976 for five weeks. Paul McCartneys vocals over an up tempo song talking about "silly love songs". What more can you ask for?
#4 Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
Written for the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack. This song took off like a rocket once the movie hit. It was at number 1 for a few weeks in 1977 and it's a great disco love song.
#3 Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris - We Found Love
This song was at number 1 for 10 weeks in 2011 and was the biggest hit of Rihanna's carrer at the time. It's a great song but not a typical love song. A love dance song yes!
#2 Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You
Coming off their huge hit "End Of The Road" they were reluctant to record another ballad but were talked into it. I'll make love to you became even bigger! It sat a #1 for 14 weeks and became a huge song for the band in 1994.
#1 Dianna Ross & Lionel Richie - Endless Love
A duet written by Lionel Richie for the movie title with the same name it became a huge hit 1981 and couples all over were slow dancing to this one and they have never stopped.
That's my list of the top 20 Valentine's Day songs according to Billboard.com. To see more of the top love songs check out their page at this page.