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The Five Best Love Songs of All Time

While every generation has its own favorite love songs, some love songs are timeless; they have struck an eternal chord with young and old alike.

What do UK lovers consider the five best love songs of all time? Here they are:

1. The Power of Love, from "Frankie Goes to Hollywood"

"The power of love / A force from above / Cleaning my soul..."

While it's hard to define exactly what the campy lyrics mean, the haunting tune of this song inevitably draws its listeners in and makes them want to "purge [their] soul" and "make love [their] goal."

The Power of Love was first featured during the John Peel Sessions on BBC and was released as a Christmas single in 1983. It caught up with the holiday spirit and went on to become a timeless love ballad.

2. My Heart Will Go On, by Celine Dion

"Every night, in my dreams, I see you, I feel you / That is how I know you go on..."

Anybody who has seen the 1997 epic romance film "Titanic" (featuring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio) will surely remember this song and bask in the delicious bittersweet pang it never fails to elicit from the hearts of its listeners. Performed by Celine Dion, the ballad passionately captures the heart-wrenching beauty and tragedy of a love that could never be and yet still was, right up to the afterlife.

Composed by James Horner and with words supplied by Will Jennings, this song is one of the best-selling singles of all time. It sold more than a million copies in the UK alone, and more than 15 million copies in the rest of the world.

3. Never, Never Gonna Give You Up, by Barry White

"Never, never gonna give you up / I'm never ever gonna stop / Not the way I feel about you / Girl, I just can't live without you..."

The age of disco and free love might be over, but Barry White's soulful "Never Never Gonna Give You Up" continues to seduce us with its smooth talk and sensual words that tease the senses. Turn this music on beside your petal-covered king-sized bed, light a lava lamp or two, then invite your lover in and see where the melody takes you.

4. Love Me Tender, by Elvis Presley

"Love me tender, love me sweet / Never let me go..."

This Elvis classic was the theme song of the movie with the same title. The fact that 'The King' sang it already puts it in great position for being a love song classic. Elvis first performed it on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956. The record received an advanced 1 million orders the next day.

5. Unchained Melody, by the Righteous Brothers

"Oh, my love / My darling / I hunger for your touch..."

When composer Alex North and lyricist Hy Zaret wrote this song, they wanted something that would capture the feelings of someone yearning to see a long-lost lover. We will never know what went wrong with the first rendition, originally sung by Todd Duncan, but that version never hit the charts.

Nonetheless, "Unchained Melody" spawned more than 500 versions, and in 1965 - about a decade after its first release - it was sung by the Righteous Brothers, and the rest was history; the song remained a jukebox standard.

Its popularity further increased when it was used as the theme song of the 1990 box office hit "Ghost," which starred Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze, and Whoopi Goldberg.A�