When one hears the word romance, certain words come to play: love, emotion, an affair and even lust; but in definition, it is in fact an ardent emotional attachment or involvement between people, usually of the opposite sex. Romance in arts can be expressed in several ways; through literature, poetry, theatre and finally music which is the emphasis here. Music is an art form whose medium is sound. Its common elements are pitch, rhythm dynamics and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. It is an organised sound. When romance is expressed in the form of music, such are referred to as ROMANTIC SONGS. Music unlike other medium evokes a passion and feeling that seem to be absent in other media
Romance is a feeling of excitement associated with love; like they say, “it takes two to tangle for romance to be well felt”; both parties involved in romance should be passionate about each other.
Here we take a trip into the world of music as we see the top 20 romantic songs and talk about them. But then we pause to think for a while and maybe say there are millions of romantic songs and have been sorted using several rating methods over the years but my choice include songs that have been rated on charts several times and have attained numerous high ranks.
1. My All: Mariah Carey
This is a song written by Mariah in her album Butterfly. This song was debuted as number two (2) and became Carey’s 13th chart topper in United states and has made hits on international charts and bill boards. It is one of the most romantic songs ever to be released.
2. I Will Always Love You: Whitney Houston
This wonderful song talks about unconditional love. A love that has the ability to go that extra mile to someone you passionately love, irrespective of how they treat you.
3. Together In Electric Dreams: Philip Oakley
A song by the British singer and composer Philip Oakley. It was originally recorded for the sound track of the 1984 movie“Electric Dreams” and was released as a single in the United states in 1994.
4. Kiss From a Rose: Seal
This is one of the best songs released by the top UK artist – Seal. It says how much the female spouse is cherished. The song speaks of love like an addiction and that no matter the love shared by both parties, it brings warmth to the heart.
5. I’ll Make Love To You: Boys II Men
This song makes you get in touch with your sexuality; makes you want to hold each other and curl up in bed (or do more). There is this feeling of knowing he/she is by your side and that’s all that matters at that moment. It is indeed one of the most romantic songs that has appealed to many.
6. By Your Side: Sade
This romantic song is so exquisite, giving the assurance of an in-depth love for your spouse, knowing that when the going gets tough the love of your heart is there for you when you feel alone, it feels good to know someone would stand by you, when you cry, he//she is there to dry your tears.
7. I Need You: Marc Anthony
This is a successful single made by Marc Anthony. Written by Cay Rooney and was released in April 2002. it made hits on charts and bill boards across many nations. If you are looking for some of the most romantic songs to spark up your relationship, this song is one of those.
8. Love Story: Taylor Swift
As we all know, every love has a story to tell. This song was written by Taylor. Debuted as number 16 on the billboard and spent 14 weeks in the top 10 and 49 weeks in total on the charts.
9. My Heart Will Go On: Celine Dion
The theme song for the film “Titanic” which tells a tale of true love. Where there is love, romance comes freely and its felt deeply. This song was written by Jennings, produced by Simon Franglen and recorded/song by Celine Dion. It was rated number one (1) all over the world and the world’s best single in 1998.
10. You Are Beautiful: James Blunt
Sang by British singer James Blunt in the album Back to Bedlam (2004). It was released as the third single from the albumin 2005. It reached number one(1) in the U.K. this song talks of the beauty of the heart of your spouse and is rated as one of the most romantic songs ever to be released