Best oldies & classic love songs for Valentine’s Day 💌

Best oldies & classic love songs for Valentine’s Day 💌
12th February 2022 sandra
Romantic oldies playlist

This is our selection of the most romantic oldie and classic love songs. If you prefer more actual ones, you might wanna check out this playlist.

1. Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra, Count Basie

This song was written by Bart Howard in 1954 as “In Other Words,” and it was introduced on the cabaret circuit by Felicia Saunders. In 1964, Frank Sinatra re-arranged the song with Quincy Jones and it became the “definitive version”. During Apollo 10’s lunar mission, a cassette recording of relevant songs about the moon was played. This song was included.

Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like on
A-Jupiter and Mars
In other words, hold my hand
In other words, baby, kiss me

2. Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald

This song has become a standard so it has been recorded by a variety of singers, including Nat King Cole, Michael Bublé, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper “I love you”
Birds singing in the sycamore tree
Dream a little dream of me


3. Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Ben E. King recorded this song after disbanding The Drifters in 1960. The tune was originally a gospel hymn written by Albert Tindley in 1905.

So won’t you, please, be my, be my baby
Be my little baby, my one and only baby
Say you’ll be my darlin’, be my, be my baby
Be my baby now, my one and only baby



4. Etta James – A Sunday Kind Of Love

In this track, Etta James wants to find her true love. She’s sick of night affairs on Saturday. She wants a Sunday morning in the park kinda love.

I want a love that’s on the square
Can’t seem to find somebody
Someone to care
And I’m on a lonely road that leads to nowhere
I need a Sunday kind of love



5. True Love Ways – Buddy Holly

The song’s haunting melody was inspired by one of Buddy’s favorite black gospel hymns, “I’ll Be Alright”. This song wasn’t released until after Holly’s death in 1959 in a plane crash. The tune tells the story of a couple that has recently broken up. However, even If they’re not together now, true love will find its way to reunite them again.

Just you know why
Why you and I
Will bye and bye
Know true love ways

6. My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone

Another jazz standard people have versioned several times. You might want to check out Nat King Cole’s version, Frank Sinatra’s or the Tonny Bennett’s one.

My baby don’t care for shows
My baby don’t care for clothes
My baby just cares for me
My baby don’t care for cars and races
My baby don’t care for high-tone places

7. The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennett 

This is one of the most popular classic love songs and it was written for the 1936 film Swing Time starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. 
Someday, when I’m awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow
Just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight

8. All Of Me – Billie Holiday

Most of us have been through a painful breakup in which we think that we won’t ever be able to move on. This image is embedded throughout the lyrics and accompanied by Billie’s heavenly vocals.

Your goodbye left me with eyes that cry
How can I go on dear without you
You took the part that once was my heart
So why not take all of me


9. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

In 2007, Neil Diamond played the song at Caroline Kennedy’s 50th birthday party and said that the song was about her. “I’ve never discussed it with anybody before – intentionally. I thought maybe I would tell it to Caroline when I met her someday. I’m happy to have gotten it off my chest and to have expressed it to Caroline. I thought she might be embarrassed, but she seemed to be struck by it and really, really happy.”

Sweet Caroline
Good times never seemed so good
I’ve been inclined
To believe they never would
But now I

10. Can’t Take My Eyes Of Off You – Frankie Valli

Bob Crewe came up with the title for this song, which was the inspiration for the rest of the song. From there, he and Gaudio wrote a story about a man who is in love. “It’s kind of an amalgam of people and circumstances,” Gaudio said. “Some women, but not one specific, and certain situations that people I’ve known have found themselves in.”
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off of you
You’d be like Heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much


Thank you so much for reading us. Hope you enjoy these and all the classic love songs in our playlist.  If you are not in love or you are trying to forget someone, we suggest you this playlist instead.



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