Saturday, February 17, 2007

100 Greatest Love Songs

Recently Jim Farber, the New York Daily News music critic posted his list of the 100 Greatest Love Songs of All Time. Here's what it took to qualify:

"Eligible songs had to have endured at least a decade in the public consciousness, if not two or three. And they had to have been popular enough to have ranked among the top 20 pop songs in whatever year they were released. These aren't necessarily the sexiest songs. If they had been, you'd see cuts by James Brown and Prince. But they are all classic serenades to a love achieved, the kind of songs meant to make listeners swoon."

I took a look at his list and compiled my top ten favorites [ranking could switch depending on my mood]...

"Wonderful Tonight" Eric Clapton
"You Are So Beautiful" Joe Cocker
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Roberta Flack
"Killing Me Softly With His Song" Roberta Flack
"(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" The Righteous Brothers
"When a Man Loves a Woman" Percy Sledge
"This Guy's in Love With You" Herb Alpert
"The Long and Winding Road" The Beatles
"How Deep Is Your Love" The Bee Gees
"Just the Way You Are" Billy Joel

So ZONErs... do you agree?

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