In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m excited to share my list of
The All-Time TOP TEN GREATEST Love Song Duets
What’s better than a love song for Valentine’s Day? A love song that two people share, that’s what.
My definition of a Duet is a single song recorded by two artists, successful in their own right, who don’t normally perform together.
So, while there may be other great love songs, or other more influential duets, this list combines the two in a best-of-the-best scenario.
You may be wondering why there aren’t many current songs on this list. The answer is simple: artists don’t tend to do duets anymore. There are many songs performed by artists today that have another artist “featured” on the song (e.g. We Found Love by Rhianna, featuring Calvin Harris or Crazy In Love Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z) but for the purpose of this list I chose to include songs billed as duets.
Endless Love, Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross (1981) Not only the greatest duet love song, one of the all-time greatest love songs, period. The 1981 movie stunk so bad that they decided to remake it last year to only slightly better reviews. I never saw either movie, but I love this song. But really, what’s not to love about a song titled Endless Love?
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond (1978) From the 1980 Grammy’s, to this day, this video documents one of the greatest moments in the award show’s History. Legend has it that a Radio Personality in Kentucky spliced together the two artists’ solo recordings of the song as a “Going Away Present” for his wife whom he’d just divorced. The spliced record got so much national attention that the artists had to record the song as a duet.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (1967) Written by the songwriting power house of Ashford and Simpson, this song is an upbeat Motown love song that hit the Billboard charts as a duet with Gaye and Terrell and then again two years later by Diana Ross.
Almost Paradise, Ann Wilson and Mike Reno (1984) Originally released on Mike Reno’s solo album Strike Zone, the song is also listed as the Love Theme for the 1984 movie Footloose.
Baby Come To Me, James Ingram and Patti Austin (1981) Originally released 1991, the song never broke the Top 100, until in 1983 Executives for the wildly popular daytime drama General Hospital used it as the infamous Luke and Laura theme song. Warner Bros. rereleased the song and it hit #1 on the Hot 100 Adult Contemporary charts.
It’s Your Love, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw (1997) The first song Billboard Top 10 song recorded by the husband and wife duo. And the heat and emotion just rolls off the music in waves.
Unforgettable…With Love, Natalie Coe and Nat King Coe (1991) Originally released By Nat King Cole in 1951, the song’s vocal track was digitally remastered and released as a duet with Nat King Cole’s Daughter, Natalie in 1991—26 years after his death. It won 3 Grammys in 1992, including Song of the Year
Tonight I Celebrate My Love, Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson (1983) The song peaked in the US at #16 and revived the flagging careers of both artists. One of the most romantic songs ever recorded.
Up Where We Belong, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warrens (1982) Recorded as the Love Theme for the 1982 film, An Officer and a Gentlemen, this Grammy award-winning, platinum selling song also won the 1983 Golden Globe and Oscar for best song. It is by far the most decorated song on our illustrious list.
Say Something, A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera (2013) The Grammy award-winning song was originally recorded as a solo. But used during a performance on So You Think You Can Dance, it gained the attention of Pop Star Christina Aguilera who recorded a duet with the two-man indie band, A Great Big World in 2013.
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“I’ve done years of private studies on female sexual function…”
Hux was completely absorbed in the science perspective of this conversation because his eyes darkened with a passion that I now knew was only stirred by his work. Well, I was not to be deterred. I pushed my front against his back. “Really, and how many women have you ‘studied,’ Doctor?” I let my whisper touch his ear.
Hux’s voice wavered a little, but he continued, albeit with a more breathy tone. “W-well, most of my studies have been purely on paper.”
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Hux stared. For an instant his eyes bulged then darkened. He sat there frozen for a long second.
I just licked my lips, waiting.
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