Different songs appeal to different people dependent upon life situations at varying moments in time. The same is true of song ratings and rankings. One person's Top Ten might not make the top ten of someone else's Top Hundred. There are also numerous genres...classical, pop, country, R&B, jazz, ...
At or near the top of most lists will be Whitney Houston's 1992 version of "I Will Always Love You". It held the No.1 spot for 14 weeks that year. Prior to 1992 many had already claimed this as 'their' song when first written and recorded by Dolly Parton. It reached No.1 on the charts June 1974 and October 1982.
Few singers could flatter a lover like the masterful Barry White. He's so overcome with praise for his lover here that his deep growl positively bursts into the chorus of "You're the first, my last, my everything!"
This duo's song of a love encompassing mountains, sea and sky was an instant romantic classic. Few songs capture the moment of pledging deep undying love so well.
This song would turn anyone into a believer in love at first sight. Roberta Flack's unadorned voice with simple accompaniment was featured in the Clint Eastwood movie Play Misty for Me and made her into a star. Hearing her take off with "I thought the sun rose in your eyes..." can still send chills up the spine.
There are songs that go straight to the point. You know, there's no mind-boggling lyrics or twists in the story - they just come directly from the heart. And 'Just the Way You Are' is one of those songs. There's nothing mind-blowing about it. It's just telling a woman she looks beautiful the way she IS - and, let's be honest, what woman doesn't want to hear those words?!
These barely touch the surface. Is YOUR song among the list? OR Maybe one of these just might become a symbol of your love riding the airwaves!
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