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List: The 10 best love songs for Valentine’s Day

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Everybody loves a love song, right? Well, maybe not everybody and it probably depends on the song along with who is singing the song. It may depend on how that person is feeling about themselves, their mate (or lack thereof) and Valentine’s Day. Some people hate the day because of the commercialism that it has begun or how vendors, stores and restaurateurs tend to price gouge you by almost doubling the price of merchandise or food that they sell all year long. Before Valentine's Day, for example, you may have been able to buy roses for $10 to $15, but if you want to give your sweetie some roses now be prepared to shell out $40 to $50.

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There are also people who don’t see the point of this particular day and like to state that they don’t need a holiday to be romantic with their mate because they do it all year long. These are usually the people who are so cheap that they make a penny sweat and don’t do anything romantic for their mate the other 264 days out of the year. Putting down your cell phone while they're talking to you doesn't count.

Love songs in general tend to fall into one category that’s different than the other types of music. Every love song has to have the same ingredients regardless as to whether they are happy love songs or sad/angry love songs. Every love song has to be about the singer’s feelings, memories of that person and of course the future of that relationship.

Regarding mostly all songs that are either written or recorded it is the melody or beat that is often the most important factor, but in love songs it comes second to the lyrics.

There have been many great love songs over the years such as “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, “Evergreen” by Barbra Streisand, “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley, “Hello” by Lionel Ritchie, “Hopelessly Devoted To You” by Olivia Newton-John, “Even the Nights Are Better” by Air Supply, “As Long As You Love Me” by The Backstreet Boys, “Wait a Million Years” by The Grass Roots, “Reasons” by Earth, Wind and Fire, “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” by The Miracles, “Always and Forever” by Heat Wave, “Love Will Keep Us Together” by The Captain and Tennille, “Secret Love” by Doris Day, “With Your Love” by Jefferson Starship, or “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

There are 10 songs that go a little beyond a normal love song and weren’t either as commercially successful as the ones above or they weren’t really regarded by mainstream media as traditional love songs. In case you need something to calm your mate down if you forgot Valentine’s Day or if you want to make the night a little more memorable here are the 10 songs.

Video (Hello by Lionel Ritchie):

Video (As Long As You Love Me by the Backstreet Boys):



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