The 33 Most Romantic No. 1 Hits

Love songs have gone in and out of style since Billboard began its Hot 100 chart in 1958. Here are the best ones that hit the top spot.

1. Conway Twitty, “It’s Only Make Believe” [1958]

2. The Platters, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” [1959]

3. Ray Charles, “I Can’t Stop Loving You” [1962]

4. Bobby Vinton, “Blue Velvet” [1963]

5. The Supremes, “I Hear A Symphony” [1965]

6. Percy Sledge, “When A Man Loves A Woman” [1966]

7. The Beatles, “Something” [1969]

8. Al Green, “Let’s Stay Together” [1972]

9. Roberta Flack, “Killing Me Softly with His Song” [1973]

10. Marvin Gaye, “Let’s Get It On” [1973]

11. Barry White, “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” [1974]

12. Minnie Riperton, “Lovin’ You” [1974]

13. Rod Stewart, “Tonight’s the Night” [1976]

14. Bee Gees, “How Deep Is Your Love?” [1977]

15. Kenny Rogers, “Lady” [1980]

16. Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, “Endless Love” [1981]

17. Wham! featuring George Michael, “Careless Whisper” [1985]

18. Madonna, “Crazy for You” [1985]

19. Berlin, “Take My Breath Away” [1986]

20. U2, “With or Without You” [1987]

21. Debbie Gibson, “Lost In Your Eyes” [1989]

22. Alannah Myles, “Black Velvet” [1990]

23. Stevie B, “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)”

24. Bryan Adams, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” [1991]

25. Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You” [1992]

26. All-4-One, “I Swear” [1994]

27. Boyz II Men, “I’ll Make Love to You” [1994]

28. Madonna, “Take A Bow” [1995]

29. K-Ci & JoJo, “All My Life” [1998]

30. Mario, “Let Me Love You” [2005]

31. Carrie Underwood, “Inside Your Heaven” [2005]

32. Alicia Keys, “No One” [2007]

33. Rihanna, “Diamonds” [2012]

Here’s every song in a playlist on Rdio…

…and here it is on Spotify.

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