According to lists of the best love songs by Billboard, The Telegraph and TimeOut, some great love songs are Lionel Richie and Diana Ross' duet "Endless Love" and The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." Other great love songs are "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men, "Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke and "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King.
Billboard only considered songs that explicitly use the word "love" in their titles and ranked "Endless Love" as its top love song of all time. Lionel Richie wrote "Endless Love" for a 1981 film of the same name. Billboard's second-place love song was "I'll Make Love to You." When Boyz II Men released the song in 1994, this single tied the record for most weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, which has since been broken.
Both The Telegraph and TimeOut ranked "God Only Knows" as the top love song of all time. The song receives praise for its beautiful and bittersweet lyrics. The Telegraph ranks "Stand By Me" as the second-best love song of all time, citing its notable bassline and string section. "Wonderful World" is TimeOut's second-place love song; this song's drum and simplistic lyrics are highlights according to the reviewer.