Top 20 Country Music Love Songs of the 1970s

Country Music in the 1970s brings to mind songs from legendary artists like Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap, Kenny Rogers, and many more. I've combed through several resources of songs that were Top 20 or higher hits in the 1970s, and picked 20 of my favorites.

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"Funny Face" - Donna Fargo

Donna Fargo - 'All-Time Greatest Hits'
Donna Fargo - 'All-Time Greatest Hits'. K-Tell

Donna Fargo sings about having a special love in the countrypolitan-styled "Funny Face." Donna sang with a plaintive voice, as she tells her man how much he means to her.

Romantic Lyric:
"Funny face, I love you. Funny face, I need you. These are the sweetest words I've ever heard. Funny face, don't leave me. Funny face, believe me. My whole world's wrapped up in you."

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19
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"Woman (Sensuous Woman)" - Don Gibson

Don Gibson - '18 Greatest Hits'
Don Gibson - '18 Greatest Hits'. Curb Records
Romantic Lyric:
"Woman, sensuous woman. You control the world I’m living in. Woman, sensuous woman. Release my body and let me live again."
18
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"The Most Beautiful Girl" - Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich - Feel Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich
Charlie Rich - Feel Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich. Legacy Recordings
Romantic Lyric:
"I lost my head and I said some things. Now come the heartaches that morning brings. I know I'm wrong and I couldn't see. I let my world slip away from me."
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"That's Why I Love You Like I Do" - Sonny James

Sonny James - 'Capitol Collectiors Series'
Sonny James - 'Capitol Collectiors Series'. Capitol Nashville
Romantic Lyric:
"Because I knew - that you had diamonds inside your soul - where the wild winds blew. Because I thought -- I was a miner, that's why I love - you like I do."
16
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"Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn

Definitive Collection - Loretta Lynn
Definitive Collection - Loretta Lynn. MCA Nashville
Romantic Lyric:
"Well I thought I'd been loved, but I never had, 'till I was wrapped in the arms of a Mississippi man. When he holds me close, it feels almost, like another hurricane just ripped the coast."

From the album The Definitive Collection

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"Blanket on the Ground" - Billie Jo Spears

Billie Jo Spears - '57 Chevrolet'
Billie Jo Spears - '57 Chevrolet'. Collecting Records
Romantic Lyric:
"Just because we are married, don't mean we can't slip around. So, let's walk out through the moonlight, and lay the blanket on the ground."
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"You Decorated My Life" - Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers - 'Golden Legends'
Kenny Rogers - 'Golden Legends'. Madacy
Romantic Lyric:
"Like a rhyme with no reason in an unfinished song, there was no harmony, life meant nothin' to me, until you came along."
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"My Love" - Sonny James

Sonny James - 'Capitol Collectors Series'
Sonny James - 'Capitol Collectors Series'. Capitol Nashville

Sonny James sings this beautiful song called "My Love" about how he never thought that love was for him, until he found his lady, and now he always thinks of her, and wants her. While most versions of this song have been more on the ballad side, Sonny kicks it up a notch, making this an uptempo song with a prominent guitar and percussion.

Romantic Lyric:
"My love is warmer than the warmest sunshine softer than a sigh. My love is deeper than the deepest ocean wider than the sky. My love is brighter than the brightest star that shines every night above. And there is nothing in this world that could ever change my love."

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"You've Never Been This Far Before" - Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty - 25 Number Ones
Conway Twitty - 25 Number Ones. Hip-O Records
Romantic Lyric:
"I don't know what I'm saying, as my trembling fingers touch forbidden places. Bum, bum, bum. I only know I've waited for so long, for the chance that we are taking. Bum, bum, bum."
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"My Woman, My Woman, My Wife" - Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins - 'A Lifetime of Song'
Marty Robbins - 'A Lifetime of Song'. Sony BMG
Romantic Lyric:
"Lord give her my share of Heaven, if I've earned any here in this life. 'Cause I believe she deserves it, My Woman, My Woman, My Wife."
10
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"Love is the Foundation" - Loretta Lynn

Definitive Collection - Loretta Lynn
Definitive Collection - Loretta Lynn. MCA Nashville
Romantic Lyric:
"I've seen him as he awakens in the morning. He reaches out his hand and without a word, as his fingers softly fall upon my face. He lights the flame of desire, and makes me want him."

From the album The Definitive Collection

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"Pure Love" - Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie Milsap - Essential Ronnie Milsap
Ronnie Milsap - Essential Ronnie Milsap. RCA
Romantic Lyric:
"Pure love, baby it's pure love. Milk and honey and Captain Crunch and you in the morning."
08
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"All I Ever Need is You" - Kenny Rogers & Dottie West

Kenny Rogers - 'Duets'
Kenny Rogers - 'Duets'. Capitol Nashville
Romantic Lyric:
"Sometimes when I'm down and alone, I feel just like a child with out a home. The love you give me keeps me hangin' on, honey. All I ever need is you."
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"Kiss an Angel Good Morning" - Charley Pride

Charley Pride - Essential Charley Pride
Charley Pride - Essential Charley Pride. Legacy Recordings
Romantic Lyric:
"You've got to kiss an angel good morning, and let you know you think about her when you're gone."
06
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"Behind Closed Doors" - Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich - Feel Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich
Charlie Rich - Feel Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich. Legacy Recordings
Romantic Lyric:
"She's always a lady, just like a lady should be. But when they turn out the lights she's still a baby to me."
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"What a Difference You've Made in My Life" - Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie Milsap - Essential Ronnie Milsap
Ronnie Milsap - Essential Ronnie Milsap. RCA


Ronnie Milsap sings about the special lady in his life in "What a Difference You've Made in My Life," that she fixed his broken heart, and made him believe in love, when he used to think it was just an overused word.

Romantic Lyric:
"What a difference you've made in my life. What a difference you've made in my life. You're my sunshine day and night. Oh what a difference you've made in my life."

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From the album Essential Ronnie Milsap

04
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"It Must Be Love" - Don Williams

Don Williams - '20th Century Millennium Collection 2'
Don Williams - '20th Century Millennium Collection 2'. MCA Nashville
Romantic Lyric:
"Something is wrong alright. I think of you all night. Can't sleep till morning light. It must be love. Seeing you in my dreams, holding you close to me, oh what else can it be? It must be love."
03
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"Hello Darlin" - Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty - 'Number Ones'
Conway Twitty - 'Number Ones'. MCA Nashville
Romantic Lyric:
"What I'm tryin' to say is I love you and I miss you and I'm so sorry that I did you wrong."

From the album Number Ones

02
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"You're the Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me" - Ray Price

Ray Price - 'Essential Ray Price'
Ray Price - 'Essential Ray Price'. Legacy Recordings
Romantic Lyric:
"If anyone should ever write my life story, for whatever reason there might be. You'll be there between each line of pain and glory. 'Cause you're the best thing that ever happened to me."
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"Amazing Love" - Charley Pride

Charley Pride - Essential Charley Pride
Charley Pride - Essential Charley Pride. Legacy Recordings
Romantic Lyric:
"And when she finds the rose on my pillow, I know she'll smile. Her amazing love unending is so much more than I am worthy of. If the rose could speak my feelings, she'd know I cherished her amazing love."