Best Love Songs from the 70s

What are the best love songs of the 70’s?

The 70s love songs speak of another changing decade. The youth of this generation created the all night parties at the discos, which included much pleasure from the new dances….and perhaps more so from the drugs that went with them! The way the world was viewed and accepted changed quite a bit during this time… and the love songs of the era spoke of this phenomenon.

New media and technologies during this time brought about change to the 70s love songs. Several of the legendary rock bands peaked during this time. Jazz was mixed with rock to create new sounds, alternative pop music rose in popularity, along with the punk and progressive music of the 70s. You can really get a glimpse of the best love songs from this decade from the list provided.

Listed below are the best love songs from the 70s. For your convenience, we have compiled the songs in a playlist, making it easy for you to listen to a sample or purchase a song. A detailed listing of each song is provided below the playlist.

Best 70’s Love Songs

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Best 70s Love Songs

  1. “Alone Again (Naturally)” performed by Gilbert O’Sullivan
  2. “American Pie” performed by Don McLean
  3. “American Woman” performed by Lenny Kravitz or Guess Who
  4. “Band of Gold” performed by Freda Payne
  5. “Best of My Love” performed by the Emotions or Mary J. Blige
  6. “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” performed by Looking Glass
  7. “Come and Get Your Love” performed by Redbone
  8. “Don’t go Breaking My Heart” performed by Elton John and Kiki Dee
  9. “Feelings” performed by Morris Albert
  10. “Hopelessly Devoted to You” performed by Olivia Newton John
  11. “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” performed by the Bee Gees
  12. “How Deep Is Your Love” performed by Keith Sweat or the Bee Gees
  13. “I Honestly Love You” performed by Olivia Newton John
  14. “I Just Want to be Your Everything” performed by Andy Gibb
  15. “I Think I Love You” performed by The Partridge Family
  16. “If You Leave Me Now” performed by Chicago
  17. “Killing Me Softly with His Song” performed by Roberta Flack
  18. “Kiss You All Over” performed by Exile
  19. “Knock Three Times” performed by Tony Orlando & Dawn
  20. “Landslide” performed by Fleetwood Mac
  21. “Let’s Get It On” performed by Marvin Gaye
  22. “Let’s Stay Together” performed by Al Green
  23. “Love Machine” performed by the Miracles
  24. “Love Will Keep us Together” performed by Captain and Tennille
  25. “Mandy” performed by Barry Manilow
  26. “Maggie May” performed by Rod Stewart
  27. “More Than a Feeling” performed by Boston
  28. “My Eyes Adored You” performed by Frankie Valli
  29. “My Sharona” performed by the Knack
  30. “Oh Girl” performed by The Chi-Lites
  31. “Precious and Few” performed by Climax
  32. “Reunited” performed by Peaches and Herb
  33. “Sometimes When We Touch” performed by Dan Hill
  34. “Ring my Bell” performed by Anita Ward
  35. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” performed by Roberta Flasck
  36. “The Way We Were” performed by Barbra Streisand
  37. “(They Long to be) Close to You” performed by the Carpenters
  38. “Three Times a Lady” performed by the Commodores
  39. “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” performed by Tony Orlando and Dawn
  40. “Tonight’s the Night” performed by Rod Stewart
  41. “Too Much Heaven” performed by Bee Gees
  42. “Torn Between Two Lovers” performed by Mary MacGregor
  43. “We’ve Only Just Begun” performed by The Carpenters
  44. “You Are So Beautiful” performed by Joe Cocker
  45. “You Light up my Life” performed by Debby Boone
  46. “You’re the One that I Want” performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  47. “Your Song” performed by Elton John
  48. “You’ve Got a Friend” performed by James Taylor


3 Responses to “Best Love Songs from the 70s”

  1. Tom says:


    What song had the lyrics ( love is like a drug too much your going to die not enough your going to cry)
    I think that’s it?
    Thanks Tom

  2. Kerry says:

    Great list!!!

    Isn’t there a carpenters love song that begins with a few chords of one of their songs and then transitions to another of their songs. I thought close to you was one of the songs. Please help I’m driving myself crazy trying to remember this. Thanks

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