Ahead, we've chosen five timeless love songs from every decade (starting with the 1950s!) that are sure to make you feel the love and romance in the air. You know they were played millions of times at weddings and on Valentine's Day over the years, but they're still popular nowadays. Give 'em a listen, but if you're more into reading, check out the best quotes about love.
Nat King Cole's jazz song about not being able to forget someone was such such a hit that it earned a spot in the .
The lyrics in this classic Italian song are pretty cheesy — "When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine, that's amore" — but Dean Martin makes it work.
Frank Sinatra could fill a whole separate list of his best love songs (he even has a compilation album!), but this slow, charming tune stands out to us.
The Platters make up the mastermind voices behind this soulful song that touches on love, fate, and heaven. The group was founded in 1953, and it's with new members.
Another romantic jazz song, this one by Johnny Mathis, is a play on the phrase "twelfth of never," which means a date in the future that will never occur.
This soulful Etta James track about the moment you find your true love also made its way into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
You've probably heard this slow ballad a thousand times (it's been remade by plenty of other artists), but Elvis Presley's classic never gets old. It was actually the last song he performed before he passed away.
Not only was this jazzy song by The Temptations the group's most well-known tune, but it was recently added to the .
This classic jazz song by Nat King Cole was such a hit that he recorded it in various other languages, including Spanish and Japanese.
It was hard to pick just one from The Beatles, who produced an incredible number of love songs in the '60s — and were the runners up to this infamous track.
Elton John's beloved pop song from the '70s is still thriving today — he performed it live as recently as the 2010 Grammy Awards.
Fun fact: This romantic soul song by Al Green was featured on an episode of .
This soft-rock hit by Grease star Olivia Newton-John won her two Grammy Awards in 1975 — one for Record of the Year and another for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Eric Clapton wrote this ballad about his ex-wife Pattie Boyd. Even though the marriage didn't last, it's still a popular song about love.
In this heartfelt country song, Kenny Rogers sings about not knowing why his loved ones have so much faith in him. The singer has been inducted into the for his dozens of hits.
This rock song about love and relationship setbacks is one of REO Speedwagon's greatest hits. It's been featured in movies, TV shows, and even a commercial for Domino's Pizza!
Lionel Richie and Diana Ross's passionate R&B song from the '80s was dubbed the best duet of all time by Billboard.
This soft-rock song by the legendary band Chicago was originally written for country star Kenny Rogers, according to a .
Stevie Wonder's affectionate ballad proves that it's the little things in life that matter — it won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
If you're lucky, you might still catch Madonna performing this edgy ballad in concert — most recently, she sang it on her Rebel Heart Tour in 2016 (31 years after it was released!).
Did you know this soulful ballad was originally written by Dolly Parton? Whitney Houston's version is a game-changer though.
Apparenly 1997 was *the* year for love songs — this LeAnn Rimes country song holds the #5 spot on (of all time!) list, which is a pretty impressive win.
Shania Twain's popular country hit was a notable crossover between country and pop music, which earned it two Grammys: Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song.
This slow-paced love song by R&B duo K-Ci and Jojo was their most successful hit — they even have #AllMyLife in their .
This contemporary track by the band Savage Garden topped the music charts in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
In 2001, Alicia Keys told that this R&B love song "is about the ins and outs of a relationship. Sometimes, you're completely head-over-heels in love with someone, and sometimes you can't stand that person."
Maroon 5 released this smooth, romantic song as the third single from their debut album Songs About Jane. Its softer tone expanded the band's audience to a combination of pop and alt-rock listeners.
Beyonce and Jay Z recorded this energetic dance song years before they got married. The music experts at even say it's the best song of the 21st century.
Adele's voice in this romantic song is refreshingly soothing and passionate for a pop song played on the radio.
This happy, upbeat jam is definitely one of Jason Mraz's most well-known songs. The lyrics are corny, cute, and surprisingly catchy.