top 20 1960s love songs

When creating a list of the best love songs of the 1960s, we also wanted to consider which songs are still prevalent in today’s era – timeless.  Below you will find a ranking of our favorite love songs from the 1960s that will fill dance floors for years to come.  We tried to cover many different music styles including those that could include all vocals.

top 20 1960s love songs

You will find country, R&B, Jazz, and Rock and Roll.  If you love the 60’s, be sure to check out our list of the 100 best wedding songs of the 1960s.  Not only do we give you the song title and artist, but we also provide the release date and link to listen to the songs on Amazon.

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1960s Love Songs

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Frankie Valli
Released in 1967
Rock

Please let me know that it’s real
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off of you

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Released in 1967
R&B

‘Cause baby there ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you babe

When a Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
Released in 1966
R&B

When a man loves a woman
Can’t keep his mind on nothing else
He’ll trade the world
For the good thing he’s found

Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Released in 1961
R&B

Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette
Released in 1968
Country

Stand by your man,
And show the world you love him
Keep giving all the love you can

I Can’t Help Myself ( Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops
Released in 1965
R&B

Sugar pie, honey bunch
You know that I’m waiting for you
I can’t help myself
I love you and nobody else

L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
Released in 1965
R&B

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can

This Magic Moment – The Drifters
Released in 1960
R&B

This magic moment while your lips are close to mine
Will last forever, forever till the end of time

So Much In Love – The Tymes
Released in 1963
Vocal

So in love are we two
No one else but me and you
So in love

Moon River – Andy Williams
Released in 1962
Jazz

We’re after that same rainbow’s end, waitin’ ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Released in 1964
Jazz

You’re lovely don’t you ever change
Keep that breathless charm
Won’t you please arrange it
‘Cause I love you

Bring It On Home To Me – Sam Cooke
Released in 1962
R&B

Oh, if bring it to me
Bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me

Cherish – The Association
Released in 1966
Pop

You don’t know how many times I’ve wished that I could
Mold you into someone who could
Cherish me as much as I cherish you

These Arms Of Mine – Otis Redding
Released in 1964
R&B

These arms of mine, they are wanting
Wanting to hold you
And if you would let them hold you
Oh how grateful I will be

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Released in 1968
Jazz

And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
Released in 1965
Pop

I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
Released in 1965
Pop

Then put your little hand in mine
There ain’t no hill or mountain we can’t climb
Babe
I got you babe

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
Released in 1964
R&B

With sweet love and devotion
Deeply touching my emotions
I wanna stop (stop) and thank you, baby

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Released in 1962
Rock

Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

At Last – Etta James
Released in 1960
Jazz

At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over and life is like a song


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