Untitled Document ‘I WANT YOU TO WANT ME’ – CHEAP TRICK

Yeah, this song is probably one of the most often played bar band cover songs of all time. But think about it, when you mix people and alcohol who doesn’t want someone to want them, and need people to need them? People are always longing to be loved, which makes this song one that nearly anyone can identify with. —Kym Parsons



‘YELLOW’ – COLDPLAY

Most people would say that red is the color of love, but this song could prove otherwise. Don’t we all ache for someone who would swim, jump, draw a line and bleed himself dry for us? Top all that off with that someone repeatedly professing how the stars shine especially for you, and you better believe that yellow is the new red. —Yuri Shimoda



UNCHAINED MELODY’ – RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS

It’s pretty much impossible to ever forget that oh so sexual pottery romp between Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in the scene from Ghost, partly in thanks to this song. "Unchained Melody," is one of the ultimate, romantic love ballads that will always call for a nice, long slow dance with your partner. —Kym Parsons



EVERLONG’ – FOO FIGHTERS

I don’t think any of us realized how touching this song was until the live acoustic version was performed on KROQ. It’s the perfect blend of just enough sugary pop mixed with dangerous rock by one of the all-time best power drummers and frontmen in music. This song is so sweet and heartfelt, yet strong and masculine at the same time. —Yuri Shimoda



‘SOMEWHERE OUT THERE’ – LINDA RONSTADT AND JAMES INGRAM

So what if this song was originally sung by two Russian mice. An American Tail, is perhaps one of the most touching animated films to date and this song is without a doubt one of the greatest scores ever created for film. It’s a true testament of love, life and the enduring bond between family. —Kym Parsons



‘YOUR SONG’ – ELTON JOHN

We had to include at least one Elton John song on this list, so why not let it be the one with the highest cheese factor? The tune captures the feeling of being on cloud nine that a new object of desire can bring into your life. Elton’s gift is his song, and this one’s for you. —Yuri Shimoda



‘WILD HORSES’ – ALICIA KEYS AND ADAM LEVINE

What do the first lady of R&B and pop’s leading man have in common? Why a love of classic rock ballads, of course. This track features Keys and the Maroon 5 frontman for an evocative channeling of the Rolling Stones. The pair sings passionately of a tumultuous relationship finding its way and pulls our heartstrings with the most graceful dexterity. —Brien Overly



‘OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY’ – LED ZEPPELIN

Even jaded rock stars can begin to see the world through rose-colored glasses once they’re feeling the fire of love. Pretty much any song with "ooh, ooh, ooh’s" in it has got me at hellooh. Throw in Bonzo banging on the skins and you’ve got yourself one hell of a passionate love song. —Yuri Shimoda



‘I TOUCH MYSELF’ – THE DIVINYLS

Although the Divinyls never really made big here in the states, "I Touch Myself" will never be forgotten. It explores the naughtier side of love, but you can’t deny the fact that the song holds truth behind it. Seriously, who doesn’t think of the one they love when they’re mastering their own domain? —Kym Parsons



TIME AFTER TIME’ – CYNDI LAUPER

Nothing makes the heart ache more than lost love. Instead of making an angry bitter song, Lauper’s ballad is somewhat hopeful and uplifting which is why it makes our list. This song reminds me of that one person in life that maybe got away, but you know you can always count on them, even if it is only in your memories. —Yuri Shimoda



‘CAILIN’ – UNWRITTEN LAW

Although this song is about frontman Scott Russo’s daughter, it just goes to show how one person can change your whole outlook on life. One person can make your dark skies turn blue, he or she can make you realize there’s purpose to your life and ultimately can make you feel something you’ve never felt before. —Kym Parsons



‘BY YOUR SIDE’ – SADE

I wonder how many people have danced their first dance as a married couple to this song. Boys, serenade your lady with this song and she’ll turn into a hysterical mess. Even though the lyrics are incredibly sappy, Sade’s voice can make any words seem sultry and alluring. —Yuri Shimoda



‘TO WHERE YOU ARE’ – JOSH GROBAN

Josh Groban’s voice alone has a way of seeping under your skin, sinking down to the pit or your stomach and channelling certain emotions you didn’t know you have. "To Where You Are" only further exemplifies the power a song can hold over you. It will make you want grab a hold of that certain someone and never let go. —Kym Parsons



‘BANANA PANCAKES’ – JACK JOHNSON

Honestly, what could be better than staying under the covers all day with the one you love? Jack Johnson tries to convince his lover to do just that. Pretend it’s raining outside and there is nothing else to do except stay in bed and practice making babies. Sounds good to me. —Yuri Shimoda



‘JOSIE’ – BLINK 182

It’s the little things in life and love that matter. Like bringing your boyfriend his favorite Mexican food, letting him call you collect and driving him home when he’s too drunk. It’s the little moments that count, too. Like laughing at each other’s dumb jokes and watching Vacation together at 3 a.m. Sigh, I miss when things were this simple. —Yuri Shimoda

‘SO CONTAGIOUS’– ACCEPTANCE

Just as the title implies, the hooks laid down by the Seattle natives on this song are as infectious as the plague, yet somehow the band doesn’t sacrifice one bit of their rock credibility in the process. As singer Jason Vena croons flirtatiously about courting his dream girl over delicately subdued guitar chords, the end result is a song and story sweet enough to make your teeth hurt. — Brien Overly



‘STELLAR’ – INCUBUS

Never has the prospect of moving into outer space seemed so warm and inviting until wrapped in Mike Einzinger’s guitar effects and Brandon Boyd’s metaphors. And only Boyd can make the words "I need you to see this place/it might be the only way/that I can show you how/it feels to be inside of you" not seem utterly perverted. —Yuri Shimoda



‘WHATEVER DIDI WANTS’ – NOFX

Love will make you do crazy things, even things you thought you never would. In any other case you probably wouldn’t walk 500 miles when you could fly coach, climb the highest mountain when you could get a blister or even swim across the Nile when you could get amoebic dysentery. Ah the joys of love. —Kym Parsons



‘THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU’ – BILLIE HOLIDAY

It’s happened to each and every one of us at one point or another – bittersweet infatuation. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t get that certain someone out of your head. Forget about work, school, food or even walking without tripping for that matter. This song reminds you that the sometimes-painful burn of having an intense crush is better than having no burn at all. —Yuri Shimoda



‘IN YOUR EYES’ – PETER GABRIEL

If it can happen for Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything, it can happen for anyone! An average guy can be pushed to the extraordinary all in the name of love. That is, if love looks like Ione Skye. With love anything is possible. Love lifts us up to where we belong. Love makes the world go ‘round. Someone, please, stop me.