80s Love Songs


Ah, 80s love songs. The era of big hair, neon clothes, synthesizers, and MTV. The 80s were MY decade, although I have to confess I was kept too busy practicing my classical music and playing for church choir to really pay much attention to the pop music of the 80s.

The lyrics of these love songs may tend toward the shallow side (ok, probably more cheesy than eternally meaningful), but they do evoke fond memories of a fun decade. I’ve also included a couple of titles from the Christian list (see the Billy Sprague & Matthew Ward songs), since they were written in the 80s and have that love song style. The lyrics are definitely deeper if you want to blend style with content.

Song Title Composer or Performer
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do, from "Arthur") Christopher Cross
Endless Love Lionel Richie
Here and Now Luther Vandross
If We Hold On Together (from "The Land Before Time") Diana Ross
I'll be Loving You Forever New Kids on the Block
In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel
Lost In Your Eyes Debbie Gibson
Love Theme from "St. Elmo's Fire" David Foster
Never Thought (That I Could Love) Dan Hill
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (from "Mannequin") Starship
Open Arms Journey
Our Love Al Jarreau
Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
Since I Found You Matthew Ward
So Amazing Luther Vandross
Somewhere in Time (from "Somewhere in Time") John Barry
Somewhere Out There (from "An American Tail") Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram
Suddenly Billy Ocean
Take My Breath Away (from "Top Gun") Berlin
That's What Love Is All About Michael Bolton
Together Forever Rick Astley
Truly Lionel Richie
Up Where We Belong (from "An Officer and A Gentleman") Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
You Mean More To Me Lionel Richie
You're The Inspiration Chicago

What 80s song is a must-have on this list?

Have you chosen a awesome 80s song or two to be played at your wedding ceremony? What made it meaningful for you? If you've already had your ceremony, how did it go over at your wedding - did everyone rave about it? Did anyone else decide they wanted it for THEIR wedding because you did? Tell us all about it!


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