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70s Love Songs

Couple in love in the 70s

70s love songs have stood the test of time.

Listening to one takes you instantly back to your first love, a broken heart or perhaps your wedding day.

Even today, they can conjure up fond memories of the fabulous decade known as the 1970s.

Few eras have given us so many wonderful sentimental hits to listen to. The problem isn’t finding 70s love songs, it’s finding the best ones.

They are all so personal that any list on the Internet seems incomplete, because each person has their own favorite love songs of the 70s.

Joe Cocker’s gravelly You Are So Beautiful would have to rank up there as one of the best 70s love songs.

If this list included 80’s love songs, the nod would have to also include Cocker’s Up Where We Belong, his duet with Jennifer Warnes.

TV heartthrob David Soul turned out the ever popular, Don’t Give Up On Us, cashing in on his fame on Starsky & Hutch at the time. It is a great song, even now.

As far as 70s love songs go though, it pales in comparison to When I Need You by Leo Sayer or Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel.

More than one person in love wore out their 45 single of these hits playing them over and over.

You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone’s one-hit wonder stands as one of the best 70s love songs, as is Afternoon Delight by the Starland Vocal Band.

Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor was a great choice for anyone struggling with more than one love.

For shear sentimentality, who could not love Tie a Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree by Tony Orlando & Dawn?

Other great 70s love songs include Sometimes When We Touch by Dan Hill, (Your Love Had Lifted Me) Higher and Higher by Rita Coolidge and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, a duet by Elton John & Kiki Dee.

Of course, most people would have to say that any list of love songs in the 70s would have to include nearly anything by Barry White. Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe is still ranked as one of his best.

Chicago was huge throughout the decade, and turned out a string of 70s love songs, including If You Leave Me Now and Wishing You Were Here. And few would argue that Olivia Newton-John’s Hopelessly Devoted to You and I Honestly Love You both deserve a place on the list as well.

One thing’s for sure. There’s no shortage of great love songs in the 70s. It was a great time to fall in love and be in love.

Even a broken heart could be mended with the right 70s love song. There really was a song for anyone in the 70s who had love in their heart.