With Valentine's Day around the corner, it's time you got your playlist together to court that special someone. I can't think of anything better to do than play love songs for your sweetheart.

Throughout the week I've been asking listeners on air what they thought was the best love song ever. The answers came from all genres of music, from the classics to the Oldies But Goodies, Country, Top-40, Rock and Roll, and Rap. And with every title I saw, I kept nodding and saying, yep that's a great song, oh wow, that's a great song too.

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Being that I grew up listening to everything from classic old country to Rat Pack classics, Mexican music, and Top-40, I have my Fearless Fave Five that I always start singing just before Valentine's Day.

See if you agree with my Fave Five, our listener's favorites, and the others generated by SmoothRadio.com. Though I've been on the radio for decades, there are some songs I didn't recognize. However I listened to them and I tend to agree that they are good love songs.

Turn up the volume, fix something to drink, and fall in love all over again. We'll start with my Fearless Fave Five:

And the Top 10 Greatest Love songs, as shared with us by our listeners:

  1. George Strait - I Cross My Heart (Matt H.)
  2. George Strait - Carrying Your Love With Me (Angie F.)
  3. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill -  It's Your Love (Donna D.)
  4. Garth Brooks - If Tomorrow Never Comes (Mark G.)
  5. Exile - Kiss You All Over (Bobby Lovell)
  6. Jim Croce - I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song (Diane D.)
  7. Hank Williams Jr - For The Love Of Sunshine (Randy P.)
  8. Chris Young - Getting You Home (Branddy H.)
  9. James Taylor - Your Smiling Face (Kim B.)
  10. Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You (Nikki F.)

These are the 25 greatest love songs of all time as ranked by SmoothRadio.com:

  1. Elton John - Your Song
  2. Beach Boys - God Only Knows
  3. George Michael - Careless Whisper
  4. Seal  - Kiss From a Rose
  5. Ryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  6. Lonestar - Amazed
  7. Elvis Presley - Always On My Mind
  8. Andy Williams - Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
  9. Abba - The Winner Takes It All
  10. The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
  11. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
  12. Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
  13. Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
  14. The Beatles - Something
  15. Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  16. Take That - A Million Love Songs
  17. Savage Garden - Truly Deeply Madly
  18. Ed Sheeran - Perfect
  19. Phil Collins - Against All Odds
  20. 10cc - I'm Not In Love
  21. The Four Tops - Reach Out (I'll be there)
  22. Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
  23. Foreigner - I Want to Know What Lov Is
  24. Tracy Chapman - Baby Can I Hold You
  25. Etta James - At Last

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