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Top 10 Pop Love Songs of ALL TIME… (Part 3)

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music History, Songwriting, You HAVE to on February 13, 2010 at 6:00 am

Ok guys… we all have favorite songs that come to mind when we think of our first date, first kiss, first dance, etc… is your song on this list? Do you agree with this TOP 10 or does this list seem out of date? Leave your comments below – let’s get a musical discussion going!!

8. “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton, Slowhand (1977)

Written by: Eric Clapton

“Wonderful Tonight” was included on Clapton’s 1977 album Slowhand and released as a single the following year.  Clapton wrote the song about Pattie Boyd, and it is mentioned in her autobiographical book Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me.

9. “I Melt With You” – Modern English, After the Snow (1983)

Written by: [Modern English]

The song, produced by Hugh Jones, was a single from the 1982 album After the Snow. I t reached #7 on Billboard’s Top Tracks chart and #78 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. The song gained popularity due to its airplay on MTV in early 1983 and its inclusion during the courtship montage in the movie Valley Girl.

10. “Unchained Melody” – Righteous Brothers, Just Once In My Life (1965)

Written by: Alex North, Hy Zaret

“Unchained Melody” is a 1955 popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. Rerecorded in 1965, it became one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, by some counts having spawned over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages. In 1955, Alex North and lyricist Hy Zaret were contracted to write a song as a theme for the obscure prison film Unchained, and their song eventually became known as the “Unchained Melody”. The song doesn’t actually include the word “unchained”, and songwriter Zaret chose instead to focus his lyrics on someone who pines for a lover he hasn’t seen in a “long, lonely time.”

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