Ah, the 1980s, what a time to be alive! From mixtapes and leg warmers to acid washed jeans and crimped hair… what’s not to love? While we do admit the trends were totally tubular, it’s the music that really takes things to a new level for us, especially those love songs.
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It’s almost impossible not to get lured into love at the sound of one of those infamous ‘80s love songs. You know — the ones you waited for them to play at prom so you could sway along to the powerful, passionate lyrics and pretend your date was John Cusack.
Well, we’re here to help you take a walk down memory lane with some of the most romantic songs from the 80s with the lyrics that made you swoon. Check them out below.
1 Hall & Oates — “Your Kiss”
“Your kiss is on my list of the best things in life”
What a concept! Who doesn’t want their kiss to be longed for as “one of the best things in life?” The song was a number 1 single for Hall & Oates in 1981… case and point.
2 LL Cool J — “I Need Love”
“You can scratch my back / we’ll get cozy and huddle / I’ll lay down my jacket so you can walk over a puddle”
This list wouldn’t be legit without a solid Hip Hop tune… seeing that 80s Hip Hop was it’s own vibe entirely. Chivalry wasn’t dead when it came to LL Cool J, that’s for sure!
3 Stevie Wonder — “I Just Called To Say I Love You”
“I Just Called To Say I Love You, I just called to say how much I care”
We just picture all the 80s teens waiting by the phone to get this phone call. And can we just say, this tune just gets sweeter as time goes on because honestly, who calls anymore when there’s text?
4 The Police — “Every Breath You Take”
“Every single day, And every word you say, Every game you play / Every night you stay / I’ll be watching you”
Ok, maybe a little creepy when The Police aren’t singing it, but we’d be lying if we said this 80s fave doesn’t take us back in time with a nostalgic daydream.
5 Journey — “Faithfully“
“Oh girl, you stand by me, I’m forever yours faithfully”
We’re just going to let this one speak for itself because C’mon… Swoon-worthy! If you’re not singing along passionately by the “Whoa-oh, oh-oh,” you may not have a heart.
6 Jennifer Rush — “The Power Of Love”
“’Cause I'm your lady / And you are my man / Whenever you reach for me / I’ll do all that I can”
Iconic. Originally written by Rush, this song went on to be recorded by a number of other artists, including Celine Dion who still drops jaws and stirs up butterflies in hearts across the world. *Sigh*