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Valentine's Day playlist: 10 great love songs

It’s next to impossible to draw up a definitive playlist of lovesongs for Valentine’s Day. For one thing, there’s just too much material to choose from. Aren’t nearly all the billions of tunes sung by humankind over the centuries songs about love, more or less? At the same time, there are too few true love songs out there, as opposed to heartbreak songs, infatuation songs, or songs about any of the other infinitely more complicated shades of romance-related emotion – and the songs that are about pure untangled love can be, well, kinda boring.

So the list that follows – one all-time great love song below, nine more after the jump – is nothing like an authoritative V-Day selection. Consider it a humbly offered prompt to help you get started on making your own, more personal playlist today. Forfurther inspiration, check out EW’s gallery of the 25 Best Love Songs Ever, or our 2007 post about unlikely Valentine’s Day mixtape options. Then post up 10 of your own favorite love songs in the comments section below. If you start now, you can get a perfect playlist ready by date time tonight…

THE BEATLES, “AND I LOVE HER” (1964)

RADIOHEAD, “ALL I NEED” (2007)

LED ZEPPELIN, “THANK YOU” (1969)

MARVIN GAYE AND TAMMI TERRELL, “YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY” (1968)

FLEETWOOD MAC, “YOU MAKE LOVING FUN” (1977)

COMMON AND ERYKAH BADU, “THE LIGHT (DILLA REMIX)” (2000)

KENNY ROGERS AND DOLLY PARTON, “ISLANDS IN THE STREAM” (1983)

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND T.I., “MY LOVE” (2006)

PRINCE, “ADORE” (1987)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, “BECAUSE THE NIGHT (LIVE)” (1985)

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