Maybe there was a better era for love songs. But it certainly didn't feel that way. Everything about the s and its music was big. The blockbuster pop album became a regular thing. Various genres were able to score top hits. Love was also in the air, as some of the decade's biggest tunes would become wedding songs for the decades to come. Here we countdown the greatest love songs of the s, allowing just one per artist not counting duets. Light the fire and grab a glass of wine. But the chorus is big enough to tug at the heartstrings.
Top 20 Love Songs of the ‘80s
With phrases like totally and awesome, we will never forget them. We already have a list of the best hair band power ballads. However, we wanted to encompass all of the best s love songs. Many songs on our list are tried and true to this day. Many brides and grooms danced to the songs below as their first dance as a married couple. You can also comment on why you think a song on the list should be there. Are you interested in more s music? Be sure to check out our list of of the best songs of the 80s.
‘80s Love Songs and Ballads
I have been an online writer for over four years. I am passionate about books, philosophy, music, and the music industry. This was a decade known for its glitz and glamour. Indeed, the decade of "spandex, lipstick, and leather" paved the way for many diverse forms of music. While disco beats ruled the dance charts, the hair metal scene took the rock world by storm.
A Smooth favourite, this is a classic ballad that brings us right back to a school disco slow dance. Easily their standout hit, it reached number two in the UK in Sadly, Fat Larry passed away just five years later. You'd be forgiven for not remembering the movie this song came from it was Vision Quest. Madonna was still relatively unknown when she was first offered the song, and it became one of her biggest ballads ever. This became Stevie's biggest ever hit in , and topped the charts in 19 different countries. One of the early examples of the s rock power ballad, it was also one of the first videos played on MTV. It was written after singer Kevin Cronin found out his wife Denise had cheated on him before they were married.