When it comes to love songs, no one really compares to singer and songwriter Bryan Adams. Turning 53 on Monday, we had to remind you of his four best mushy love songs ever. If you've ever been given a mixed tape (or now, a playlist on iTunes) from your loved one, there's a good chance at least one of these hits has made the cut—if not all of them. We've also included our favorite lyrics of each song (although it was so difficult to choose).
Released in April 1985, this song is a classic love ballad. You may also know the 2002 remake of the hit by DJ Sammy and Yanou, but Bryan Adams' version will always be the original and most romantic. Inspired by Journey's "Faithfully," the song was first heard on the film A Night in Heaven and was then part of Adams' album Reckless and topped the Billboard Top 100 charts for two weeks. Having someone tell you that being together is like Heaven? Yes, please.
Favorite lyrics: Oh, once in your life you find someone who will turn your world around, bring you up when you're feelin' down. Yeah, nothin' could change what you mean to me. Oh, there's lots that I could say, but just hold me now. 'Cause our love will light the way.
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2. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
The song first heard in Robin Hood: Prince of Theives was released in 1991 and on Adams' album Waking Up the Neighbours. In 1992, it got recognized at the Grammys where it won for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, and at the Oscars where it was nominated for Best Song. Adams' most successful hit sold eight million copies world wide and spent a great deal of time at #1—16 consecutive weeks on the UK Singles Chart and seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. This song shows how meaningful true love can be.
Favorite lyrics: Look into your heart, you will find, there's nothin' there to hide. Take me as I am, take my life. I would give it all, I would sacrifice.
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