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Top 100 Classic Love Songs

The top classic love songs of the '50s and '60s have endured for decades on our radios, in the movies and as the soundtrack to our romantic dreams. They can capture the dizzying rush of new love, the desperation to recover from a broken heart or the satisfaction and security the right partner brings. Here are the top 100 Classic Love Songs as chosen by all the love-struck fools listening to AOL Radio.
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'('Til) I Kissed You'
More than 50 years later, the real-life brothers' 1959 single still captures the rush of newly found love perfectly.
The Every Brothers Til I Kissed You
099
'Hey Paula'
Ray Hildebrand and Jill Jackson, not a couple, changed their first names to match their 1962 debut hit.
Paul And Paula Hey Paula
098
'Since I Fell for You'
Lenny's passionate vocals perfectly capture the pain of unrequited love in his cover of the big-band classic.
Lenny Welch Since I Fell For You
097
'Venus'
Frankie sings to the goddess of love for help, in a voice that already seems to be halfway to the heavens.
Frankie Avalon Venus
096
'Love Me Tender'
The power of Elvis' voice led stores to order a million copies of this song the day after he sang it on TV.
Elvis Presley Love Me Tender
095
'Little Darlin''
The Canadian doo-wop quartet combine their vocal talents to apologize for some bad two-timing behavior.
The Diamonds Little Darlin
094
'Walkin' After Midnight'
Reportedly, Patsy had to be persuaded to even record this love song, now hailed as a country music classic.
Patsy Cline Walkin After Midnight
093
'Then He Kissed Me'
Guess who did a startlingly faithful (gender aside) version of this song in 1978? That's right, Kiss!
The Crystals Then He Kissed Me
092
'Goin' Out of My Head'
She sent him out of his head, but Little Anthony's high-pitched falsetto was already out of this world.
Little Anthony And The Imperials Going Out Of My Head
091
'All Shook Up'
Perfectly sums up that moment when you know your world has just turned upside down, in a really good way.
Elvis Presley All Shook Up
090
'Traces'
This 1969 hit draws inspiration from the reminders of old love, like the photos we've all boxed up somewhere.
Classics IV Traces
089
'Dedicated to the One I Love'
Two other groups sang it previously, but the soaring vocals on this 1967 version make it the one everyone remembers.
The Mamas And The Papas Dedicated To The One I Love
088
'Wishin' and Hopin''
Great advice from Dusty: If you want to find the love of your life, you better be willing to work hard for it.
Dusty Springfield Wishin and Hopin
087
'Surfer Girl'
He's been admiring her form out on the waves. No, no, seriously, he's talking about her surfing technique.
The Beach Boys Little Surfer Girl
086
'Chapel of Love'
It sounds a whole lot easier to plan a wedding back then. Where's time travel when you need it?
The Dixie Cups Chapel Of Love
085
'Tell It Like It Is'
Yes he's pleading, and yes his voice is quivering, but he's man enough for a "yes" or "no" answer. Just be honest.
Aaron Neville Tell It Like It Is
084
'To Sir With Love'
Love and respect flow from student to teacher -- who opened her eyes to so much -- from the hit 1967 film.
Lulu To Sir With Love
083
'You've Really Got a Hold on Me'
It's the classic quandary: He loves her, can't stand her. Leaves her, then can't live without her. Oh, dear ...
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles You've Really Got A Hold On Me
082
'And I Love Her'
All those young, wholesome American girls really didn't stand a chance against those charming Brits, did they?
The Beatles And I Love Her
081
'(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher'
Wilson originally sang it like a ballad, until producer Carl Davis advised him to follow the percussion -- resulting in the heart-racing favorite we still hear today.
Jackie Wilson Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher

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