Top ‘Love’ Songs Of The 80s Decade

Here are the top pop songs with LOVE in the title for the eighties, in order by popularity. Find a song about love. The most popular ‘love’ song is Endless Love by a superstar duo. Find a love song.

The blue number on the right next to the year of popularity is the weekly pop chart peak. Click it to see the weekly pop chart.

1 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1981
2 Greatest Love Of All Whitney Houston
1986
3 Woman In Love Barbra Streisand
1980
4 What’s Love Got To Do With It Tina Turner
1984
5 Love On The Rocks Neil Diamond
1980
6 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
1984
7 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner
1985
8 Glory Of Love Peter Cetera
1986
9 Lost In Love Air Supply
1980
10 All Out Of Love Air Supply
1980
11 Love Shack The B-52’s
1989
12 The One That You Love Air Supply
1981
13 I’ll Always Love You Taylor Dayne
1988
14 Caribbean Queen
(No More Love On The Run)
Billy Ocean
1984
15 Love’s Been A Little Bit
Hard On Me
Juice Newton
1982
16 Part-Time Lover Stevie Wonder
1985
17 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Whitney Houston
1987
18 I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
1981
19 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar
1983
20 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
1980
21 Love Bites Def Leppard
1988
22 Addicted To Love Robert Palmer
1986
23 Love Song The Cure
1989
24 Making Love Roberta Flack
1982
25 Higher Love Steve Winwood
1986
26 Making Love Out Of Nothing At All Air Supply
1983
27 ’65 Love Affair Paul Davis
1982
28 The Power Of Love Huey Lewis And The News
1985
29 A Groovy Kind Of Love Phil Collins
1988
30 Tonight, I Celebrate My Love Peabo Bryson/Roberta Flack
1983
31 Looking For A New Love Jody Watley
1987
32 Turn Your Love Around George Benson
1982
33 Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Baby) Will To Power
1988
34 Sowing The Seeds Of Love Tears For Fears
1989
35 Friends And Lovers Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson
1986
36 Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer Kenny Rogers With Kim Carnes
1980
37 Freeway Of Love Aretha Franklin
1985
38 Cupid/I’ve Loved You
For A Long Time
The Spinners
1980
39 Easy Lover Philip Bailey With Phil Collins
1985
40 Let Me Love You Tonight Pure Prairie League
1980
41 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free Sting
1985
42 Sea Of Love The Honeydrippers
1984
43 The Lover In Me Sheena Easton
1989
44 Lovergirl Teena Marie
1985
45 Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston
1985
46 Will You Still Love Me? Chicago
1987
47 Jump (For My Love) Pointer Sisters
1984
48 Secret Lovers Atlantic Starr
1986
49 Loverboy Billy Ocean
1985
50 (It’s Just) The Way That
You Love Me
Paula Abdul
1989
51 Real Love The Doobie Brothers
1980
52 Never Knew Love Like This Before Stephanie Mills
1980
53 To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson
1984
54 More Love Kim Carnes
1980
55 You Give Love A Bad Name Bon Jovi
1986
56 Love In An Elevator Aerosmith
1989
57 Love Walks In Van Halen
1986
58 Your Love The Outfield
1986
59 The One You Love Glenn Frey
1982
60 A Woman Needs Love
(Just Like You Do)
Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
1981
61 Almost Paradise…
Love Theme From Footloose
Mike Reno & Ann Wilson
1984
62 Is This Love Whitesnake
1987
63 Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) Samantha Fox
1988
64 Soldier Of Love Donny Osmond
1989
65 Love Touch Rod Stewart
1986
66 Real Love Jody Watley
1989
67 Love Me Tomorrow Chicago
1982
68 I Don’t Wanna Live
Without Your Love
Chicago
1988
69 Shower Me With Your Love Surface
1989
70 I Love You Climax Blues Band
1981
71 Shake Your Love Debbie Gibson
1987
72 Telefone
(Long Distance Love Affair)
Sheena Easton
1983
73 Sweet Love Anita Baker
1986
74 Love Somebody Rick Springfield
1984
75 You Can’t Hurry Love Phil Collins
1983
76 If It Isn’t Love New Edition
1988
77 A Little In Love Cliff Richard
1981
78 Love In The First Degree Alabama
1982
79 Love Will Turn You Around Kenny Rogers
1982
80 Penny Lover Lionel Richie
1984
81 When It’s Love Van Halen
1988
82 Let My Love Open The Door Pete Townshend
1980
83 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Diana Ross
1981
84 After All (Love Theme From Chances Are) Cher And Peter Cetera
1989
85 Lookin’ For Love Johnny Lee
1980
86 My Love Lionel Richie
1983
87 You Give Good Love Whitney Houston
1985
88 Prove Your Love Taylor Dayne
1988
89 The Way You Love Me Karyn White
1989
90 That’s What Love Is All About Michael Bolton
1987
91 Giving It Up For Your Love Delbert McClinton
1981
92 Cool Love Pablo Cruise
1981
93 We’re In This Love Together Al Jarreau
1981
94 Big Love Fleetwood Mac
1987
95 Is This Love Survivor
1987
96 Modern Love David Bowie
1983
97 Send Her My Love Journey
1983
98 Love Will Conquer All Lionel Richie
1986
99 The One I Love R.E.M.
1987
100 Love Song Tesla
1989

Top Rock ‘Love’ Songs Of The 80s Decade

Here are the top rock songs with LOVE in the title of the Big Eighties, in exact order by popularity. The most popular ‘love’ song is Tunnel Of Love.

The blue number on the right next to the year of popularity is the weekly rock chart peak. Click it to see the weekly rock chart.

1 Tunnel Of Love Bruce Springsteen
1987
2 Bad Love Eric Clapton
1989
3 When Love Comes To Town U2 With B.B. King
1988
4 Why Can’t This Be Love Van Halen
1986
5 When It’s Love Van Halen
1988
6 The One I Love R.E.M.
1987
7 Think I’m In Love Eddie Money
1982
8 Higher Love Steve Winwood
1986
9 I Love Rock ‘N Roll Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
1982
10 Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy Sammy Hagar
1983
11 I’ll Fall In Love Again Sammy Hagar
1982
12 Love Walks In Van Halen
1986
13 Let My Love Open The Door Pete Townshend
1980
14 Love Will Find A Way Yes
1987
15 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free Sting
1985
16 Easy Lover Philip Bailey With Phil Collins
1984
17 You Give Love A Bad Name Bon Jovi
1986
18 Love Stinks The J. Geils Band
1980
19 Rhythm Of Love Yes
1987
20 Love Is A Battlefield Pat Benatar
1983
21 Love Bites Def Leppard
1988
22 Love In An Elevator Aerosmith
1989
23 Sowing The Seeds Of Love Tears For Fears
1989
24 Call It Love Poco
1989
25 Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2
1984
26 The Power Of Love Huey Lewis And The News
1985
27 Hot Girls In Love Loverboy
1983
28 A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me) Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
1981
29 Two Sides Of Love Sammy Hagar
1984
30 Big Love Fleetwood Mac
1987
31 Addicted To Love Robert Palmer
1986
32 To Be A Lover Billy Idol
1986
33 I Want To Know What Love Is Foreigner
1984
34 The Crush Of Love Joe Satriani
1988
35 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
1980
36 The Party’s Over (Hopelessly In Love) Journey
1981
37 Love Song Tesla
1989
38 Rhythm Of Love Scorpions
1988
39 Don’t Tell Me You Love Me Night Ranger
1983
40 Don’t Say You Love Me Billy Squier
1989
41 Need A Little Taste Of Love The Doobie Brothers
1989
42 The Love In Your Eyes Eddie Money
1989
43 What About Love? Heart
1985
44 Stone In Love Journey
1981
45 Lawyers In Love Jackson Browne
1983
46 Real Love The Doobie Brothers
1980
47 Lucky In Love Mick Jagger
1985
48 Crimson And Clover Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
1982
49 Too Much Ain’t Enough Love Jimmy Barnes
1988
50 Tunnel Of Love Dire Straits
1980

Flashback Radio

Last Friday, I was listening to Flashback Radio. Jammin Joe was playing the top rock songs of 1982. The third biggest song of the year was Don’t Let Him Know by Prism. Wow. I never hear rock stations playing this song anymore. But, come to think of it, I remember that it was huge in the spring of ’82.  Remember?

If you like old rock, new rock, and even classic pop, the very knowledgeable Jammin Joe is at Flashback Radio on Live365.com. You’ll hear all your favorite rock classics, a nice mix of newer rock, occasional pop, and some surprises you forgot.

Friday and Saturday nights, Joe is counting down the top rock songs of years gone by. As of now, he’s in the 80s.

The countdown starts at 7:00 pm Eastern Time in the US.

More 1980′s Classic Songs that were actually cover songs

My prior post a few minutes ago was a reblog of four of the top 1980’s tunes that were all covers. Here are four more.

In the fall of 1980, Leo Sayer took More Than I Can Say to number one for two weeks.  This became his third number one song and his biggest of all.

Bobby Vee sang the original version of More Than I Can Say in 1961. The song was written by Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis. As you can tell, Leo Sayer significantly revamped it.

Michael McDonald‘s cover of I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near) hit number one in the fall of 1982. This was his biggest solo song to date. He beat it later with his duet On My Own. Here is a great live version of the song.

Classic soul artist Chuck Jackson made the first popular version of I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near), written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. If you think Michael McDonald took liberties in his live version of the song, listen to this. He changed the song even more in his hit cover version.

Cool cat Taco had a number 2 song and a one hit wonder in the summer of 1983 with Puttin’ On The Ritz. Here’s the video.

Harry Richman introduced this title song from  the film Puttin’ On The Ritz. The song was hugely popular in the spring of 1930. Taco dug back over 50 years to find a song and make it his own for the 80’s crowd.

Billy Idol took Mony Mony to number one in the fall of 1987. Here is the original audio.

This one’s probably no surprise. The original is a 60’s classic. Tommy James, who co-wrote Mony Mony, took the song to number 3 in the spring of 1968, as Tommy James And The Shondells.  Tommy James accomplished something unique in the 80’s. Two covers of his earlier hit songs took the number one song spot back-to-back.  The very next number one song was I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany, previously a 1967 number 4 hit for Tommy James. Charts moved lightning fast in those days.

1980’s Classic Songs that were actually cover songs

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Some of the biggest hits of the 1980’s were cover songs of obscure tunes. No kidding. Check these four songs out.

Kim Carnes was generally seen as a country singer. In 1980, she had a number one duet with Kenny Rogers. In 1981, she whipped her way out of this genre with the top song of the year, Bette Davis Eyes, which crossed over to hit #17 on the rock chart.

Little known to most, Bette Davis Eyes was actually a 1974 album track penned and performed by country singer Jackie DeShannon.

Speaking of top songs of the year, Dionne Warwick made a charity tune with her friends Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and Gladys Knight. That’s What Friends Are For rushed to number one and became the top song of 1986. Between the four co-stars, they had a total of 33 number…

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