Before we start, “Wedding Song” by Bob Dylan is the most debated love song which requires due credit. Since, we were unable to place this song; we have it included as a credit and respect. There are thousands of romantic love songs with amazing lyrics to touch your heart. Though, there are many such heart melting love songs, we have chosen only few of the evergreen and fresh English love songs made in the history. We also respect your personal choices and there are reasons for choosing these lovely songs here. Hope you enjoy these greatest love songs ever.
Check out the list of top 10 evergreen English love songs:
10. We Found Love (2011) by Rihanna
“We Found Love” (2011) by Rihanna is one of our favorites and definitely an amazing love song that will remain evergreen in the history of music industry. The song has broken many records and became the longest running number one singles of 2011 after it stood first on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for ten non-consecutive weeks. The song also became the 24th most successful single of all time and the most successful song in 2011 and 2012. The singles topped the charts in 25 different countries. After selling 14.5 million copies, the song became known as one of the best-selling singles of all time. Billboard mentions the song as the third biggest love song of all time.
The music-critics have been mixed for the song and its lyrics. Apart from its sparse lyrics, the song really rocked high on the charts and the rhythm of love was just amazingly portrayed. Many reputed sources from the musical world didn’t accept the fact that Rihanna has done well. Is it jealousy? We really do not know. According to the charts, the music and Rihanna’s voice, it is absolutely one of the best love songs ever.
9. Just the Way You Are (2010) by Bruno Mars
“Just the Way You Are” (2010) by Bruno Mars is the debut song from the artist singer and it became a big hit. The debut single has numerous positive reviews from critics. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2011. The song topped on US Billboard Hot 100 and several other reputed charts around the world. The sales of the song skyrocketed to 12.2 million copies in 2011. The song’s lyrics are straight forward in explaining the beauty of a woman and how Mars professes his love towards that beautiful woman in his dreams. The song was certified 9 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and 6 times by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
8. In My Life (1965) by the Beatles
“In My Life“ (1965) by the Beatles is from the album Rubber Soul is one the greatest love song ever produced. This amazing song is romantic and enchanting. The song finds a place in Rolling Stone‘s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” at number 23. This song also is at number 5 on Beatles’ 100 Greatest Songs. It is at number two on CBC’s 50 Tracks. Mojo magazine ranked the song as the best song of all time in 2000. The song mainly written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney is an ultimate statement of love for someone. In the lyrics Lennon recalls his childhood days and all those people whom he had known and loved. This song has an amazing love lyric to dedicate it to your girlfriend.
7. My Heart Will Go On (1997) by Celine Dion
“My Heart Will Go On” (1997) by Celine Dion won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The emotional slow love song went on to become Dion’s biggest hit ever. This song is famous for being the theme song of the blockbuster movie Titanic. The song is written by Will Jennings and music composed by James Horner is originally part of Dion’s album Let’s Talk About Love and Titanic soundtrack album. The romantic song topped on many charts all over the world including United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland. The song is one of the best-selling singles of all time and world’s best-selling singles in 1998. It was part of the list, Songs of the Century by Recording Industry Association of America and National Endowment for the Arts.
This song is going to remain evergreen after becoming part of many popular cultures like the movie Brüno and in an episode of Supernatural.
6. Anne’s Song (1974) by John Denver
“Annie’s Song“ (1974) by John Denver is one the most romantic song written for his wife Annie Martell Denver. This greatest love song ever was written by John Denver in July 1973 on a ski-lift for his wife. The full rock country song from Denver’s album Back Home Again ranked on many major charts around the world. It peaked at number one on U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song is considered as one of the biggest hit coming from United Kingdom.
5. I’ll Make Love to You (1994) by R&B group Boyz II Men
“I’ll Make Love to You” (1994) by Boyz Men II is an amazing love song one should enjoy when in a relationship. After the commercial success of the song, for 14 weeks it was on Billboard Hot 100 at number one position. The song shares the record for being on top on Billboard Hot 100 with another great song of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”. The song won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and two American Music Awards. On the Billboard‘s All-Time Top 100 Songs, it ranks at number 19. The song performed well in several countries and was in the top ten.
The song is also known for its interesting video that features a man and woman and the man installs a security system in the house. The woman later invites him for a drink as she likes him and the entire events after that is nice. Check out!
4. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (1957) by Roberta Flack
“First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1957) by Roberta Flack is third on our list of evergreen English love songs. The hit song won the Grammy Awards for Records and Song of the Year in 1972. The song was originally from 1957, but it became famous after many artists recorded the song throughout the 60s’ and it became an international hit for Roberta Flack in 1972. Billboard ranked the song number one the same year. Originally the song was written by British political singer and songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who later became his wife. The song first appeared in Flack’s album First Take in 1969.
The romantic, slow and sensual version of the song by Flack, used by Clint Eastwood for his debut film Play Misty for Me became a hit and popular. This historically rich folk love song is a real evergreen song, recorded by nearly 100 artists/singers from around the world.
3. Something (1969) by the Beatles
“Something” (1969) by the Beatles is another great love song on this list. The song is part of the band’s album Abbey Road. It is written by George Harrison and is the only song by Harrison to top the U.S. charts before the band’s breakup in 1970. The song was number one on Billboard Hot 100. John Lennon and Paul McCartney consider the song to be the best song by Harrison. This song is covered by more than 150 artists making it the second most covered Beatles song after “Yesterday”.
The lyric of the song is an inspiration from Harrison’s wife Pattie Boyd. In Boyd’s autobiography Wonderful Today in 2007, she mentions that “My favorite [version] was the one by George Harrison, which he played to me in the kitchen at Kinfauns.” She also recalls that song is beautiful and he had written it for me. One of the best love songs you should listen from this list.
2. Endless Love (1981) by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
“Endless Love” (1981) by Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross is one of the greatest love songs ever. This song recorded first originally by Lionel Ritchie and singer Diana Ross is considered as greatest duet song of all time by Billboard. The song is a ballad in which the singers declare their “endless love” for each other in an amazing lyric. The song peaked at number one on most of the major charts in several countries. Lionel Ritchie and Shania Twain re-recorded the song once again in 2012. The song is also the theme song for the film with the same name which went live in 1981. In the same year, the song became the second biggest selling singles in U.S. and reached number one on Hot 100 where it stayed for 9 weeks.
1. Always On My Mind (1982) by Willie Nelson
“Always on My Mind” was an epic love song first recorded by Gwen McCrae and Brenda Lee in 1972. The song has seen number of versions from different musicians. The best was from Willie Nelson. Willie Nelson’s album Always on My Mind from 1982 was a Billboard number one country album of the year. The album peaked for 22 weeks at number one spot and stayed for 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The album contains the song with the same name as the album which is considered as one of the greatest love songs of all time.