Checkout the below listed latest top 10 best Songs For Old Couple in 2017, When a young man and woman stand before the minister at their wedding, they often vow to stay with each other through thick and thin. “For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, ’til death do us part.”
And lots of couples have kept those vows, some for many, many years. Some even make it past that 50-year golden anniversary milestone.
And perhaps along the way, they had a favorite song that remained with them through the decades. Or perhaps after the kids are all grown and moved away, they retire and begin to enjoy a carefree life, and have found a special song that they’ve adopted as their own.
We found several such songs, and here they are, our picks for the Top Ten Best Songs For Old Couple in 2017.
10. LONGER – Dan Fogelberg
Dan Fogelberg once joked that Longer is the song that “put him on the elevators.” But it’s also a song that traces the sentiments many life-long lovers feel toward each other. Longer than there’ve been stars up in the heavens / I’ve been in love with you. The hit became Fogelberg’s biggest, staying at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. But it broke through on the adult contemporary chart, going all the way to the top spot in 1980.
9. MY LOVE – Paul McCartney and Wings
When it comes to love songs for older couples, it’s hard to top the love song former Beatles Paul McCartney wrote for his wife, Linda. From the album “Red Rose Speedway,” My Love peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, number one on the Easy Listening chart, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over one million copies. Billboard magazine ranked it the fifth best song of 1973.
8. CANT HELP FALLING IN LOVE – Elvis Presley
Few singers made the young girls swoon as much as the King of Rock and Roll. With his unprecedented chart success and popularity, Elvis always hit the right notes. After his discharge from the Army, he began making movies, and sang this beautiful love pop ballad for the 1961 film Blue Hawaii. Can’t Help Falling In Love sold a million copies in the United States and rose to the number two position in the charts, but topped the charts at number one in the U.K.
7. I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU – Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder’s lovely, flowing ballad was a departure from his typical sound, but I Just Called To Say I Love You became a monster hit for the Motown superstar, peaking on at least a dozen charts around the world, as well as becoming his biggest hit in the UK, topping the charts for six weeks. Wonder’s masterpiece took home both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as receiving three nominations at the 27th Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
6. WHERE’VE YOU BEEN – Kathy Mattea
Few stories in song have been as heart-wrenching as Kathy Mattea’s 1989 hit. Where’ve You Been tells the story of Claire and Edwin, a couple who remained married for over 60 years, finally becoming ill at the same time, and being in the same hospital on different floors. Claire, who has lost her memory, asks Edwin “Where’ve you been,” after he is wheeled in to see her as they both approach the end of their lives. The hit won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1990, and Mattea was awarded the Grammy award for Best Country Performance, Female.
5. LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER – The Captain And Tennille
Written by hitmaker Neil Sedaka, Love Will Keep Us Together had its greatest success with the iconic duo Captain & Tenille in 1975. The enduring song was a worldwide smash hit, topping several charts, becoming a gold record and winning the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in February 1976. The huge hit became the song for an untold number of couples, and now, many of them couples are older couples who are still singing their song.
4. TRULY MADLY DEEPLY – Savage Garden
Among the world’s greatest love songs of all time, Truly Madly Deeply is a 1997 hit for the Australian pop band Savage Garden. TMD took home the ARIA Music Award for Single of the Year. The song climbed to the top spot on Australian charts in 1997 and in the United States in 1998. For older couples who adopted the song as their own, it remains an endearing classic.
3. ROSES ARE RED (MY LOVE) – Bobby Vinton
Bobby Vinton’s very first hit was a big one, and undoubtedly claimed by many couples as “our song.” Released in 1962, the song rocketed to the top of the charts in six countries, and scored in several others as well. Roses Are Red (My Love) stayed number one on the U.S. charts for four weeks in the summer, and Billboard ranked it as the fourth best song of the year.
2. STILL THE ONE – Orleans
You’re still the one / I wanna talk to in bed / still the one that turns my head / we’re still having fun / and you’re still the one. Soft pop rock group Orleans took their big hit to number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976. The song describes a man’s love for his lady with whom he’s had a long and lasting relationship. Still The One was also recorded successfully by country artist “Whisperin'” Bill Anderson.
1. THE POWER OF LOVE – Celine Dion
Originally recorded by its writer Jennifer Rush in 1984, The Power Of Love has been recorded by several artists, such as Laura Branigan and Air Supply. But the greatest, and certainly most commercially successful release was by pop superstar Celine Dion, who turned the song into an international hit, helping it to become a pop standard. Embraced by millions, it is surely the song claimed by scores of older couples.
Every couple has a soundtrack to their lives. Whether it’s a fun pop song, or a heartfelt ballad, that special song comes on the radio and instantly, two hearts are melded together all over again as their timeless classic reunites them forever in song.