The Top 100 Country Love Songs of All Time

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People have been singing country love songs since pioneers of the genre like Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family emerged in the 1920s. Over the decades, the sound of country music has changed—think of the lush Nashville productions of the 1950s, the gritty singer-songwriters of the '70s, and the pop crossovers of recent decades. 

This list of the 100 top love songs in country music is totally arbitrary, but it includes many of the most popular and critically acclaimed singers and songwriters the genre has produced.

Some of them, like Willie Nelson, have enjoyed wide appeal and long careers; others, like Patsy Cline, died young and left a small but lasting musical legacy.

To make it easier to find your favorite country love song, they're listed in alphabetical order:

1) "A Woman in Love" by Ronnie Milsap from the album 40 Number One Hits
Romantic Lyric: "I oughta know 'cause I've held a few. I've seen the things that a woman can do."

2) "Almost Like a Song" by Ronnie Milsap
Romantic Lyric: "You were in my arms, right where you belong. And we were so in love, it was almost like a song."

3) "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson
Romantic Lyric: "If I made you feel second best, girl I'm sorry I was blind. You were always on my mind."

4) "Amanda" by Waylon Jennings
Romantic Lyric: "Amanda, light of my life. Fate should have made you a gentleman's wife."

5) "Amazed" by Lonestar from the album Lonely Grill
Romantic Lyric: "I wanna spend the rest of my life with you by my side, forever and ever."

6) "Anymore" by Travis Tritt, from the album The Very Best of Travis Tritt
Romantic Lyric: "My mind keeps recreating a life with you alone. And I'm tired of pretending that I don't love you anymore."

7) "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" by Freddy Fender
Romantic Lyric: "I'll be there anytime you need me by your side, to drive away every teardrop that you cried."

8) "Behind Closed Doors" by Charlie Rich
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."

9) "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" by Willie Nelson, from the album The Essential Willie Nelson
Romantic Lyric: "Love is like a dying ember, and only memories remain. And through the ages, I'll remember blue eyes crying in the rain."

10) "Breathe" by Faith Hill, from the album Breathe
Romantic Lyric: "When I'm lying wrapped up in your arms, the whole world just fades away. The only thing I hear is the beating of your heart."

11) "But For The Grace Of God" by Keith Urban, from the album Keith Urban
Romantic Lyric: "I must've been born a lucky guy. Heaven only knows how I've been blessed with the gift of your love."

12) "Carrying Your Love With Me" by George Strait, from the album Carrying Your Love With Me
Romantic Lyric: "On a lonely highway, stuck out in the rain. Darlin' all I have to do is speak your name. The clouds roll back and the waters part. The sun starts shining in my heart for you."

13) "Cold Cold Heart" by Hank Williams
Romantic Lyric: "The more I learn to care for you, the more we drift apart. Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart?"

14) "Cowboy Take Me Away" by Dixie Chicks from the album Fly
Romantic Lyric: "Cowboy take me away. Fly this girl as high as you can, into the wild blue."

15) "Crazy" by Patsy Cline
Romantic Lyric: "I'm crazy for tryin', crazy for cryin', and I'm crazy for lovin' you."

16) "Don't Take The Girl" by Tim McGraw from the album, Not a Moment Too Soon
Romantic Lyric: "Same old boy. Same sweet girl. Ten years down the road. He held her tight and kissed her lips in front of the picture show."

17) "Feels So Right" by Alabama from the album For the Record: 41 Number One Hits
Romantic Lyric: "Lying here beside you, I hear the echoes of your sighs. Promise me you'll stay with me, and keep warm tonight."

18) "Forever and Ever, Amen" by Randy Travis
Romantic Lyric: "If you wonder how long I'll be faithful. I'll be happy to tell you again. I'm gonna love you forever & ever, forever & ever amen."

19) "Forever And For Always" by Shania Twain
Romantic Lyric: "In your heart--I can still hear a beat for every time you kiss me. And when we're apart, I know how much you miss me I can feel your love for me in your heart."

20) "From Here To Eternity" by Michael Peterson, from the album Michael Peterson
Romantic Lyric: "From here to eternity, I'm asking you to share your life with me. Now and forever I guarantee, I'll always stay by your side."

21) "Gentle on My Mind" by Glen Campbell
Romantic Lyric: "It's knowin' that your door is always open, and your path is free to walk. That makes me tend to leave my sleepin' bag rolled up and stashed behind your couch."

22) "Golden Ring" by George Jones and Tammy Wynette
Romantic Lyric: "Golden rings (golden ring) with one tiny little stone, waiting there (waiting there) for someone to take you home. By itself (by itself) it's just a cold metallic thing. Only love can make a golden wedding ring."

23) "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones
Romantic Lyric: "He said I'll love you 'til I die. She told him you'll forget in time. As the years went slowly by, she still preyed upon his mind."

24) "He'll Have To Go" by Jim Reeves
Romantic Lyric: "Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone. Let's pretend that we're together all alone."

25) "Hello Darlin" by Conway Twitty
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."

26) "Hello Walls" by Faron Young
Romantic Lyric: "She went away and left us all alone the way she planned. Yes, we'll have to learn to get along without her if we can."

27) "Help Me Make It Through the Night" by Sammi Smith
Romantic Lyric: "Yesterday is dead and gone, and tomorrow's out of sight, and it's sad to be alone, help me make it through the night."

28) "Help Me Understand" by Trace Adkins
Romantic Lyric: "What's yours is yours. What's mine is mine. Is that all that's left after all this time?"

29) "How Do I Live" by Trisha Yearwood
Romantic Lyric: "Oh I need you in my arms, need you to hold. You're my world, my heart, my soul. If you ever leave, baby, you'd take away everything good in my Life."

30) "How Forever Feels" by Kenny Chesney from the album Greatest Hits
Romantic Lyric: "Saved two months, bought a little diamond. Tonight's the night, feels like perfect timin'. Down on one knee on momma's front steps, man I'm gonna die if she really says yes."

31) "I Believe" by Diamond Rio
Romantic Lyric: "Forever, you're a part of me. Forever, in the heart of me. And I'll hold you even longer if I can."

32) "I Believe In You" by Don Williams
Romantic Lyric: "I believe in love, I believe in babies, I believe in mom and dad and I believe in you."
From the album 

33) "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)" by Hank Williams
Romantic Lyric: "Today I passed you on the street, and my heart fell at your feet. I can't help it if I'm still in love with you."

34) "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Don Gibson
Romantic Lyric: "I can't stop wanting you. It's useless to say. So I'll just live my life in dreams of yesterday."

35) "I Cross My Heart" by George Strait
Romantic Lyric: "I cross my heart and promise to give all I've got to give to make all your dreams come true.



36) "I Do" by Paul Brandt
Romantic Lyric: "And did I say my love is true? Baby I will, I am, I can, I have, I do."

37) "I Do (Cherish You)" by Mark Wills
Romantic Lyric: "I do, cherish you. For the rest of my life, you don't have to think twice."

38) "I Fall To Pieces" by Patsy Cline
Romantic Lyric: "I fall to pieces each time someone speaks your name."

39) "I Love the Way You Love Me" by John Michael Montgomery from the album, Life's a Dance
Romantic Lyric: "I like the feel of your name on my lips. And I like the sound of your sweet gentle kiss. The way that your fingers run through my hair. And how your scent lingers even when you're not there."

40) "I Melt" by Rascal Flatts
Romantic Lyric: "Don't know how you do it. I love the way I lose it, every time. What's even better is knowing that forever you're all mine."

41) "I Still Believe in You" by Vince Gill
Romantic Lyric: "I still believe in you, with a love that will always be standing so strong and true. Baby, I still believe in you and me."

42) "I Still Miss Someone" by Johnny Cash
Romantic Lyric: "Oh, no I never got over those blue eyes. I see them everywhere. I miss those arms that held me when all the love was there."

43) "I Swear" by John Michael Montgomery
Romantic Lyric: "For better or worse. Till death do us part. I'll love you with every beat of my heart. I swear."

44) "I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash
Romantic Lyric: "You've got a way to keep me on your side. You give me cause for love that I can't hide."

45) "I Wanna Make You Cry" by Jeff Bates
Romantic Lyric: "I wanna be the one who turns you on, makes love till the lonely's gone. Be the man you dreamed of all your life."

46) "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton
Romantic Lyric: "Oh, I do wish you joy, and I wish you happiness. But above all this, I wish you love."

47) "I'd Love To Lay You Down" by Conway Twitty
Romantic Lyric: "I'll let you know how much it means just havin' you around. Oh, darlin', how I'd love to lay you down."

48) "If Tomorrow Never Comes" by Garth Brooks from the album Garth Brooks
Romantic Lyric: "So I made a promise to myself to say each day how much she means to me, and avoid that circumstance where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel."

49) "I'll Go On Loving You" by Alan Jackson
Romantic Lyric: "When I see your delicate body revealed to me as you slip off your dress, I'm reminded what I feel for you will remain strong and true, long after the pleasures of the flesh."

50) "I'm Already There" by Lonestar
Romantic Lyric: "Take a look around. I'm the sunshine in your hair. I'm the shadow on the ground. I'm the whisper in the wind. I'm your imaginary friend."

51) "I'm So Lonesome, I Could Cry" by Hank Williams
Romantic Lyric: "Did you ever see a robin weep when leaves begin to die? That means he's lost the will to live. I'm so lonesome I could cry."

52) "It Only Hurts When I Cry" by Dwight Yoakam
Romantic Lyric: "I tell the truth 'cept when I lie. And it only hurts me when I cry."

53) "It's a Love Thing" by Keith Urban from the album Keith Urban
Romantic Lyric: "They say I'm wrapped around your finger, but they don't understand that what we got is more than just a diamond on your hand."

54) "It's Your Love" by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw from Tim McGraw's album Everywhere
Romantic Lyric: "It's your love. It just does somethin' to me. It sends a shock right through me. I can't get enough."

55) "Keeper Of The Stars" by Tracy Byrd
Romantic Lyric: "I hold everything when I hold you in my arms. I've got all I'll ever need thanks to the keeper of the stars."

56) "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'" by Charley Pride
Romantic Lyric: "You've got to kiss an angel good morning, and let you know you think about her when you're gone."

57) "Let's Make Love" by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Romantic Lyric: "Do you know what you do to me? Everything inside of me is wanting you, and needing you. I'm so in love with you." 

58) "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley
Romantic Lyric: "Love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go. You have made my life complete, and I love you so."

59) "Love, Me" by Collin Raye
Romantic Lyric: "But I'm not gonna let you down, darling wait and see. And between now and then, till I see you again, I'll be loving you. Love, me."

60) "Lovesick Blues" by Hank Williams
Romantic Lyric: "Well, I'm in love, I'm in love, with a beautiful gal. That's what's the matter with me."

61) "Me And You" by Kenny Chesney
Romantic Lyric: "Like a perfect scene from a movie screen, we're a dream come true, suited perfectly for eternity. Me and you."

62) "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" by Billy Currington
Romantic Lyric: "Don't know what I did to earn a love like this, but baby I must be doin' somethin' right."

63) "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife" by Marty Robbins
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."

64) "No Place That Far" by Sara Evans
Romantic Lyric: "If I had to run, if I had to crawl, if I had to swim a hundred rivers, just to climb a thousand walls. Always know that I would find a way, to get to where you are. There's no place that far."

65) "One More Day" by Diamond Rio
Romantic Lyric: "One more day, one more time, one more sunset maybe I'd be satisfied. But then again, I know what it would do, leave me wishin still for one more day with you."

66) "Only One Love In My Life" by Ronnie Milsap
Romantic Lyric: "There's only one moon that shines in the night and only one love in my life."

67) "Pure Love" by Ronnie Milsap
Romantic Lyric: "Pure love, baby it's pure love. Milk and honey and Captain Crunch and you in the morning."

68) "Raining On Sunday" by Keith Urban
Romantic Lyric: "Baby whatever comes Monday can take care of itself. 'Cause we've got better things that we can do when it's raining on Sunday."

69) "Remember When" by Alan Jackson
Romantic Lyric:
"Remember when we vowed the vows, and walked the walk. Gave our hearts, made the start, it was hard. We lived and learned, life threw curves. There was joy, there was hurt. Remember when."

70) "She's In Love With The Boy" by Trisha Yearwood
Romantic Lyric: "But Katie's young, and, man, she just don't care. She'd follow Tommy anywhere. She's in love with the boy."

71) "She's Got You" by Patsy Cline
Romantic Lyric: "I've got the records that we used to share. And they still sound the same as when you were here. The only thing different, the only thing new, I've got the records, she's got you."

72) "She's More" by Andy Griggs
Romantic Lyric: "No, it wasn't at first sight, but the moment I looked twice, I saw the woman I was born to love."

73) "Somebody Like You" by Keith Urban
Romantic Lyric: "When you put your arms around me, you let me know there's nothing in this world I can't do."

74) "Something That We Do" by Clint Black
Romantic Lyric: "Love is certain, love is kind. Love is yours and love is mine. But it isn't something that we find. It's something that we do."

75) "Strawberry Wine" by Deana Carter
Romantic Lyric: "A few cards and letters and one long distance call. We drifted away like the leaves in the fall. But year after year I come back to this place, just to remember the taste."

76) "The Dance" by Garth Brooks
Romantic Lyric: "Looking back on the memory of the dance we shared 'neath the stars above."
From the album 

77) "The Heart Won't Lie" by Reba McEntire & Vince Gill
Romantic Lyric: "Long after tonight, after the fire, after the scattered ashes fly, through the four winds blown and gone. Will you come back to me?"

78) "The Man In Love With You" by George Strait
Romantic Lyric: "I may not even be the dream you wanted to come true. But I'll always be the man in love with you."
From the album 

79) "The One" by Gary Allan
Romantic Lyric: "I'll fill those canyons in your soul, like a river lead you home. And I'll walk a step behind, in the shadows so you shine."

80) "This Kiss" by Faith Hill
Romantic Lyric: "It's the way you love me. It's a feeling like this. It's centrifugal motion. It's perpetual bliss."

81) "To Make You Feel My Love" by Garth Brooks
Romantic Lyric: "When the evening shadows and the star appear, and there is no one to dry your tears. I could hold you for a million years, to make you feel my love."

82) "Today I Started Loving You Again" by Merle Haggard
Romantic Lyric: "I got over you just long enough to let my heartache mend. And then today I started loving you again."

83) "Tonight I Wanna Be Your Man" by Andy Griggs
Romantic Lyric: "Let me show you who I am. All week I've been your husband, tonight I wanna be your man."

84) "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane" by Tanya Tucker
Romantic Lyric: "Like two sparrows in a hurricane, trying to find their way, With a head full of dreams, and faith that can move anything."

85) "Unanswered Prayers" by Garth Brooks
Romantic Lyric: "She was the one that I'd wanted for all times. And each night I'd spend prayin' that God would make her mine. And if he'd only grant me this wish I wished back then, I'd never ask for anything again."

86) "We Danced" by Brad Paisley from the album Who Needs Pictures
Romantic Lyric: "And we danced, out there on that empty hardwood floor. The chairs up and the lights turned way down low. The music played, we held each other close, and we danced."

87) "What a Beautiful Day" by Chris Cagle
Romantic Lyric: "Day one-sixteen I asked her what she was doin' for the rest of my life."

88) "When I Call Your Name" by Vince Gill
Romantic Lyric: "When I walked through the front door my whole life was changed, 'cause nobody answered when I called your name."

89) "When I Said I Do" by Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black
Romantic Lyric: "And here by your side, or a million miles away, nothin's ever gonna change the way that I feel, the way it is, is the way that it was."

90) "When Somebody Loves You" by Alan Jackson
Romantic Lyric: "When somebody loves you. It's easy to get through. When somebody loves you, the way I love you."

91) "When We Make Love" by Alabama
Romantic Lyric: "There's a light in your eyes tonight. You know I'd know that look anywhere. You've got plans and I'm one lucky man."

92) "When You Say Nothing At All" by Keith Whitley from the album 16 Biggest Hits
Romantic Lyric: "The smile on your face lets me know that you need me. There's a truth in your eyes sayin' you'll never leave me. The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall. You say it best when you say nothing at all."

[93) "Where've You Been" by Kathy Mattea
Romantic Lyric: "Where've you been? I've looked for you forever and a day. Where've you been? I'm just not myself when you're away."

94) "You Had Me From Hello" by Kenny Chesney
Romantic Lyric: "Your smile, just captured me. And you were in my future as far as I could see."

95) "You Won't Be Lonely Now" by Billy Ray Cyrus
Romantic Lyric: "Holding you here like a rose in the dark. I make this promise to you from my heart. You won't be lonely now."

96) "You Won't Ever Be Lonely" by Andy Griggs
Romantic Lyric: "For as long as I live, there will always be, a place you belong here beside me. Heart and soul baby -- you only. And I promise you now you won't ever be lonely."

97) "Your Everything" by Keith Urban
Romantic Lyric: "I wanna be the wind that fills your sail. Be the hand that lifts your veil. Be the moon that moves your tides. The sun coming up in your eyes."

98) "Your Man" by Josh Turner
Romantic Lyric: "I've been thinking 'bout this all day long. Never felt a feeling quite this strong. I can't believe how much it turns me on, just to be your man."

99) "You're My Best Friend" by Don Williams
Romantic Lyric: "You placed gold on my finger. You brought love like I've never known. You gave life to our children. And to me, a reason to go on."

100) "You're The Best Part of Me" by Dale Watson
Romantic Lyric: "So the soul we're sailin', you and me, wherever I'll be, I know you'll be. 'Cause you're the best part of me."