OFFSTAGE: Add Some Love to Billboard‘s Love Song List

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OFFSTAGE: Add Some Love to Billboard‘s Love Song List

Published on February 14, 2013 by CMT News

Taylor Swift
(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)

Seven decades of music, and only one of these Top 50 love songs is country? Say it ain’t
so. Billboard magazine ranked
the biggest love songs
to ever hit its Hot 100 singles chart, and only Taylor
‘s “Love Story” from 2009 made the cut. (The criteria
being that the song had to have a form of the word “love” in the title, and the ranking was based on actual performance on
the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart which includes all musical genres.) Now, don’t get me wrong. I adore a lot of these
songs, especially the ones from the ’60s. But when I think of love songs, my mind immediately jumps to a long, long list of
country ones. So forget about chart performance for a minute, and tell us what love songs you’d put on a Top 50 list if you
were in charge of such lists. I’d definitely want Luke Bryan‘s “First
Love Song,” Eric Church‘s “Like Jesus Does,” Tim
‘s “All We Ever Find,” Chris Young‘s “Old Love Feels New,”
Dierks Bentley‘s “Draw Me a Map,” Hunter
‘ “Wanted,” Brooks
‘s “Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You,” Alan Jackson‘s “Buicks
to the Moon,” Shenandoah‘s “Next to You, Next to Me” and, because
it is so obvious but also because it is one of my favorites of all genres and all song topics, Miranda
‘s “Love Song.”

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