Bonus: If — Bread Released in January 1971 Love songs from 1972 5. We diligently applied those criteria to come up with our 40 greatest power ballads. Probably most familiar versions today are by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett or Perry Como. Whitney's still the one to beat, though: her version has sold 1. An essential counter-balance to the surge and the soar.
This is from his 1992 album Pure Country and was also featured in the rather forgettable movie of the same title. I've Been Loving You Too Long To Stop Now - Otis Redding 16. Photo credit: You could probably start a bar brawl over which Journey song is the most romantic but this one would be a strong contender. Photo credit: Written and originally recorded by Billy Preston, Joe Cocker brought his slower version of the song to 5 on Billboard in 1975. As you might have guessed, among all those new tracks are some damn good love songs. How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees 33. Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill 70.
Other notable entries is the only star to snare two spots on our Top 20, cementing her place as the queen of love songs. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face — Roberta Flack Released in March 1972. Savage Garden — Truly Madly Deeply 1997 12. I Do Love You - Billy Stewart 18. The album also won Album Of The Year. He found a label willing to take it on later in 1974 and it became a huge hit.
Photo credit: Mention Dean Martin and people think of pizza, liquor and cigarettes so his music naturally makes for great reception karaoke fare. To Love Somebody - The Bee Gees 45. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye 65. Let us know what you think of our selection. And just outside our Top 20, we have a few more million-selling ballads worthy of a mention: Shayne Ward's That's My Goal lands at 21, while Unchained Melody makes yet another appearance, this time from original hitmakers the Righteous Brothers — thanks to its inclusion on '90s movie Ghost 22.
The track is something of a little opera in itself, with Tyler's mournful yell spanning over lush instrumentals, thunderclaps and a bridge quite like no other. Photo credit: Yes, yes, this should probably be at the top of the list but it these are in no particular order. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper 74. Those feelings were expressed through popular music. You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White 72. Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon 20. Titanic-soundtracking My Heart Will Go On is her biggest, sailing into sixth place with 1.
Boston - Amanda 1986 Sweet and majestic, with powerful guitar- driven choruses, this was a No. Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel 69. The wistful Miles Away was adopted as the theme tune by relatives of servicemen involved in the Gulf War. You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin 23. Interestingly, Beach Boy Dennis Wilson claimed to have helped Preston write the song at a party, and he performed it as an encore number for Beach Boys concerts.
In The Still Of The Nite - The Five Satins 36. I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John 12. Linda Ronstadt was quick to cover the tune in 1975 and most recently Beyonce offered a rendition in 2012. Originally written in 1947 this song was, like most of the songs on this list, covered by lots of singers but Martin made it a big hit in 1964. The following year the Country Music Association hailed it as their Song of the Year.
I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos 13. Take My Breath Away - Berlin 88. You're the Inspiration - Chicago 59. It passed a million sales in 2015 — it's now on 1. Dedicated To The One I Love - The Shirelles 28.
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion 8. For a complete list of 70s songs for weddings, please visit our web page. Evergreen was a cover of a Westlife album track, but Anything Is Possible was a new tune co-written by Cathy Dennis, who also penned Toxic for Britney and Can't Get You Out of my Head for Kylie. You're The Only Woman - Ambrosia 85. A pretty ballad and highly recommended for romantic situations. Foo Fighters — Everlong 1997 10. Eventually we boiled down the essential qualities of a power ballad into five key categories.