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The Beach Boys Top List of the Best 25 Love Songs

More lists? Sign me up! Entertainment Weekly has compiled their list of the top 25 love songs ever, and I must say I pretty much agree with most of this one. The order is subject to debate, but these things are always a matter of opinion anyway. I love the top five in particular, and EW provides pretty thoughtful explanations for each of the selections.

Some that I might add would be the upbeat, happy-in-love Pointer Sisters song "I'm So Excited" as well as the super groovy Queen favorite "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." What love anthems would you add?

EW's Top 25 Love Songs:

25. The Cure, “Just Like Heaven”
24. Stevie Wonder, “As”
23. Prince, “Purple Rain”
22. Elton John, “Your Song”
21. Cyndi Lauper, “Time After Time”
20. Bob Dylan, “If Not for You”

For the rest of the list,


19. Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
18. Beyonce, "Crazy in Love"
17. The Righteous Brothers, “Unchained Melody”
16. Otis Redding, “These Arms of Mine”
15. Sam Cooke, “You Send Me”
14. Etta James, “At Last”
13. Percy Sledge, “When a Man Loves A Woman”
12. Johnny Cash, “Ring of Fire”
11. Paul McCartney, “Maybe I’m Amazed”
10. Peter Gabriel, “In Your Eyes”
9. U2, “All I Want Is You”
8. Guns ‘n Roses, “Sweet Child ‘O Mine”
7. Rolling Stones, “Wild Horses”
6. Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You”
5. Al Green, “Let’s Stay Together”
4. Aretha Franklin, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”
3. The Beatles, “Something”
2. Elvis Presley, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”
1. The Beach Boys, “God Only Knows”

Additional reporting by Kate Emswiler and Kimra McPherson

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