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The Top Eleven Love Songs of Today

Opinion by Temptasia posted over a year ago
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Sorry I couldn't limit it to ten, but there is something I love about each of these songs that I wanted to share with you. This a countdown, ending with number one which is the best love song. First I will name the song, then give some excerpts, and finally tell you why I choose it. If you don't see your favorite song on this list please don't just leave the article without reading it. Many of these songs you may not have heard of because they are less well known, but I think if you read some of these lyrics you will understand why I chose them.
And now the countdown starts:

11. Teardrops On My Guitar
Excerpts
And there he goes so perfectly
The kind of flawless I wish I could be

Drew talks to me, I laugh cause it's just so funny
That I can't even see anyone when he's with me
He says he's so in love, he's finally got it right,
I wonder if he knows he's all I think about at night

He's the song in the car I keep singing, don't know why I do

She'd better hold him tight, give him all her love
Look in those beautiful eyes and know she's lucky cause

Why I picked it:
I chose this song because there are a ton of sweet one-liners in it. I just love the line, “And there he goes so perfectly, the kind of flawless I wish I could be.” It just reminds me of the feeling wanting someone who is way out of your league. Also the line “He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do.” describes perfectly the feeling of why you keep going back to someone even when you know things will never work. Even though it seems as if this song expresses a more simple and dare I say “high schoolish” love I think it describes a relationship and a longing that we can all relate to.

10.What Hurts the Most- Rascall Flatts
Excerpts
What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was trying to do

It’s hard to deal with the pain of losing you everywhere I go
But I’m doing It
It’s hard to force that smile when I see our old friends and I’m alone
Still Harder
Getting up, getting dressed, living with this regret
But I know if I could do it over
I would trade give away all the words that I saved in my heart
That I left unspoken

Why I picked it:
This song is especially meaningful for people who have been married. I think that seeing friends that you had a couple would be heart breaking after a break-up or a divorce. It would be just another reminder of what you are missing out on. Also most of us have experienced a break up where you feel as if you did something wrong and the guilt makes you so sad you don’t feel like you can get up and go about your day. I think most people can also relate to the feeling of having a million things to say to someone but not knowing where to start. I think this song expresses loss in a very real way.

9. Goodbye My Lover- James Blunt
Excerpts
You touched my heart you touched my soul.
You changed my life and all my goals.
And love is blind and that I knew when,
My heart was blinded by you.
I've kissed your lips and held your hand.
Shared your dreams and shared your bed.
I know you well, I know your smell.
I've been addicted to you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

I am a dreamer and when I wake,
You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.

I'd be the father of your child.
I'd spend a lifetime with you.

Why I picked it:
This song is amazing. It has helped me through probably the hardest break- up of my life (And apparently Michael Scott too. Yes I snuck in an Office reference!). This song is very meaningful for people leaving long-term relationships (unlike Michael :P).I think my favorite line is, “I know you well, I know your smell.” I love that line because it is so true. Smell is one of the strongest senses and to this day if I smell an ex-boyfriends’ colognes I will turn and look. I also love the line, “I am a dreamer and when I wake, You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.” It is so meaningful. It is horrible when you dream you are still with someone and you wake up only to realize that they are gone. I mean wow, this song expresses just about every feeling I have during a break-up.

8.Near You Always- Jewel
Excerpts
Please don't say I love you.
Those words touch me much too deeply.
And they make my core tremble.
Don't think you realize the effect you have over me.

And please don't touch me like that,
Makes every other embrace seem pale and shallow.

And don't try to understand me.
Your hands already know too much anyway.

But when in your arms,
You have complete power over me
So be gentle if you please, 'cause
Your hands are in my hair, but
My heart is in your teeth

Why I picked it:
As Jewel sings this song you can feel her passion. The lyrics have mind-blowing connotations. My favorite line has to be “And please don't touch me like that,makes every other embrace seem pale and shallow.” Also when she sings, “Please don't say I love you. Those words touch me much too deeply. And they make my core tremble.” It reminds me of the first time someone you really care about says they love you. What an amazing feeling.

7.Beautiful Soul- Jesse McCartney
Excerpts
I don't want another pretty face
I don't want just anyone to hold
I don't want my love to go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul
You're the one I wanna chase
You're the one I wanna hold
I wont let another minute go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul...

Why I picked it:
What I love about this song is it’s innocence and the value it puts on your personality over how you look. This is not something that you see in many songs today. Most songs talk about how beautiful a girl is, which is sweet, but I think it is a lot sweeter to love someone for what is inside rather than their physical apperance.

6. True- Ryan Cabrera
Excerpts
You might think I don’t look
But deep inside
In the corner of my mind
I’m attached to you

I've waited all my life
To cross this line
To the only thing that’s true
So I will not hide
Its time to try
Anything to be with you
All my life I've waited
This is true

You don’t know what you do
Every time you walk into the room
I’m afraid to move

Why I picked it:
This is another song I love for it’s innocence. I think this song is very appropriate for a honeymoon. I love how it says he’s waited all his life to “cross this line.” I think you can take it many different ways, but all are sweet. It is wonderful because he talks about being paralyzed by just seeing her walk into a room. What a beautiful thought.

5. She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5
Excerpts:
I drove for miles and miles
And wound up at your door
I’ve had you so many times but somehow
I want more

I don’t mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
She will be loved

I want to make you feel beautiful

My heart is full and my door’s always open
You can come anytime you want

Why I picked it:
This song has wonderful imagery. In my mind I can picture a guy standing out on a street corner singing and dancing. I love the line, “I want to make you feel beautiful.” Doesn’t every girl want a guy who spends everyday thinking of new ways to make her feel beautiful. *sigh* You can tell these lyrics were written by someone who had experienced those exact feeling. The phrasing and wording are nothing short of gorgeous.

4.Lover Lay Down- Dave Matthews Band
Excerpts:
Kiss me wont you kiss me now
And sleep I would inside your mouth

Knowing its no big surprise
That I will wait for you
I will wait for no one but you

Oh please lover lay down
Spend this time with me
Together share this smile

Why I picked it:
This song is like a poem to music. It flows so beautifully. You really have to hear it with the music to do it justice. I love how he says, “I will wait for no one but you.” That says to me that she is his first choice. In this song he expresses such longing. It is absolutely magnificent.

3.If Your Not the One- Daniel Bedingfield
Excerpts:
If you’re not the one then why does my hand fit yours this way?

I never know what the future brings
But I know you are here with me now
We’ll make it through
And I hope you are the one I share my life with

If you’re not for me then why do I dream of you as my wife?

‘Cause I miss you, body and soul so strong that it takes my breath away
And I breathe you into my heart and pray for the strength to stand today
‘Cause I love you, whether it’s wrong or right
And though I can’t be with you tonight
You know my heart is by your side

Why I picked it:
Oh my gosh, just read those words! I think they say it all, but I will put in my two cents anyway. I love the line, “If you’re not for me then why do I dream of you as my wife?” That is something you don’t hear a man say very often. Also “And though I can’t be with you tonight, you know my heart is by your side.” I find that such a wonderful and comforting thought.

2. The Luckiest- Ben Folds
Excerpts:
What if I'd been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a wide sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away
I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong

Why I picked it:
I love the little senerios in this song. The one about the old man has such beautiful imagery. It is something that actually happens a lot in real life with older couples. I love that he thinks that he is the luckiest guy in the world to be with his girl.

1. You- Evanescence
And just this once, the whole song
The words have been drained from this pencil
Sweet words that I want to give you
And I can't sleep
I need to tell you
Goodnight

When we're together, I feel perfect
When I'm pulled away from you, I fall apart
All you say is sacred to me
Your eyes are so blue
I can't look away
As we lay in the stillness
You whisper to me

Amy, marry me
Promise you'll stay with me
Oh you don't have to ask me
You know you're all that I live for
You know I'd die just to hold you
Stay with you
Somehow I'll show you
That you are my night sky
I've always been right behind you
Now I'll always be right beside you

So many nights I cried myself to sleep
Now that you love me, I love myself
I never thought I would say this
I never thought there'd be
You

Why I picked it:
There were no part of this song I could justify taking out so I had to post the whole thing. The lyrics are nothing short of perfect. I don’t even know where to begin. If I had to pick my favorite line it would probably be “When we’re together I feel perfect, when I’m torn away from you I fall apart.” To experience that you would have to have an amazing love for someone. A close second would have to be “Now that you love me, I love myself.” I can’t get over that. He loves her so much that he brings out the best in her and now she loves the person she it. Just… WOW!

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wow that must have taken awhile to come up with, there are so many to choose from. I like the senario though from the song The Luckiest, I would hope one day to find that.
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Thanks, these are great song choices for my wedding.
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how about

I DON"T WANNA MISS A THING by aerosmith
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Temptasia said:
Yeah that is a good one. I guess I didn't pick it for my list because it was soooooo overplayed in it's time. It is a great love song though, it has very romantic lyrics :)
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dazl said:
I could be cynical, and say these were sappy. Instead, I find my eyes filling and going Awwhh.

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I am very happy that "You" was the #1 song. I remember introducing you to that song. This is an amazing list, and I can't think of another song that I'd put on there. I think the order is perfect as well. Amy Lee's voice is so powerful in that song. You have no idea how hard it is for me to listen to that song (and the Daniel Beddingfield song) right now. Rascall Flatts was in Vegas the day that I left. I would have gone to see him if I didn't have to leave.

Wait. I just thought of one song that should be on here. I know it was overplayed, but it's still an amazing song. Staying with the Evanescence theme, I think that "My Immortal" should be on this list. Maybe #12?
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Temptasia said:
I had considered tha ssong but on a read through of the lyrics I couldn't justify it for the list. I can't really put my finger on way :)
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papa said:
Nice post.

Dwight: Why don't you just buy the whole song?
Michael: I don't have to buy it. I just want to taste it... I just want a litle taste of it.

:-)
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great song choices..but i think u should also add u2 with or without u...its classic.....also great page
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ali22 said:
Goodbye My Lover.....I Love It!
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YOU SHOULD DO LOVE SONG, ALMOST LOVERS, IN A NEW LIST!!!!!!
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I haven't honestly heard of very many of them, but I think they were excellent selections
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I freaked out when I read this because throught the whole thing I was thinking: "Please let at least one song in here be by Evanescence" and then the number one song was "You"!!!
THANK YOU!!!!
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great article! :D

I love number one on your list, you by evanscence! It has such beautiful and epic lyrics. Just an amazing song really<3
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nagma said:
your top 11's song are one of my
best songs too
i luv them
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AshleaMM said:
that was long and awsome koolio
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stellie said:
U just made me cry, just found out my man (I live him) has a new gf...
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KatieK102 said:
OMG! Great list! I couldn't stop grinnign when I saw Maroon 5 (My fave band by far!) on this list. And I love your number one choice as well :)
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The latest love song #1 for me is Made in the USA. Lol. Lovatic 4 Life.
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