The 1980s — Yes, the hair was big, but Country talent was bigger as the vocals of artists like George Jones, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis and Reba McEntire filled our speakers.
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Not only a prime time to be alive, but also one heck of a time to fall in love as the Country artists of the ‘80s served up some major romantic records. With lyrics that’ll still stop you in your tracks, make your heart beat a little faster and even make a grown man weep, no one is safe from the emotions brought on by an ‘80s love song.
In an effort to help you feel the feels — because, why not? — we’re sharing eight of the best Country love song lyrics from the 1980s. From “better or worse,” to “death do us part,” these songs will leave you with that sparkle in your eye and a heart on your sleeve.
“You Look So Good In Love” — George Strait
“Oh how you sparkle, and oh how you shine / That flush on your cheeks is more than the wine.”
“I Couldn’t Leave You If I Tried” — Rodney Crowell
“Years may come and friends may go but that's OK / Darlin' you're the only one I need to stay.”
“You Life Me Up (To Heaven)” — Reba McEntire
“But if it's not heaven when you're holding me / It's the way that heaven oughta be.”
“Always On My Mind” — Willie Nelson
“Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn't died / Give me one more chance to keep you satisfied.”
“Islands In The Stream” — Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
“You do something to me that I can't explain / Hold me closer and I feel no pain.”
“Forever and Ever, Amen” — Randy Travis
"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.”
“When You Say Nothing At All” — Keith Whitley
“It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart / Without saying a word, you can light up the dark.”
“He Stopped Loving Her Today” — George Jones
“He stopped loving her today / They placed a wreath upon his door / And soon they'll carry him away / He stopped loving her today.”