Some examples of romantic songs are "Endless Love," "God Only Knows," "Try a Little Tenderness," "I'll Make Love to You" and "Wonderful World." Other romantic songs are "How Deep Is Your Love" and "I Say a Little Prayer."
"Endless Love" is a romantic ballad performed by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross as a duet. This song reached number one on the U.S. pop, R&B and adult contemporary charts. "God Only Knows" was performed by the Beach Boys. The song uses a harpsichord and other brass instruments as well as nuanced lyrics to create a romantic atmosphere.
Several singers performed "Try a Little Tenderness," such as Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke, but the definitive version is usually credited to Otis Redding. Redding's interpretation uses horns and an organ as well as a soulful vocal that gives the song intensity. Boyz II Men performed "I'll Make Love to You" in 1994. At one point, the song held the record for longest time at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Wonderful World," performed by Sam Cooke, opens with a light drum beat and uses simple lyrics to express love. "How Deep Is Your Love," performed by the Bee Gees, was the romantic track for the soundtrack to the 1970s film "Saturday Night Fever." Aretha Franklin's "I Say a Little Prayer" is notable for its tragic delivery.