Greatest love ballad: ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’ or ‘Because You Loved Me’? | The Tylt

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Music has always captured human emotions and experiences. But one emotion is arguably universally experienced and most commonly captured in music—love.

A love song can be at any tempo and provoke many different feelings. But the slower the tempo and the more powerful the vocals, the more we find ourselves in feeling all the feels. Enter the "love ballad."

As Valentine's Day is approaching, we are honoring the greatest romantic ballads. Each ballad topped the Billboard Hot 100, specifically has "love" in the song's title, and was recorded by only the most iconic and popular music artists. The Tylt wants all of the hopeless romantics to choose the greatest "LOVE" ballad of all time.

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#TeamStevieWonder

Stevie Wonder's #1 smash "I Just Called to Say I Love You" is not only one of the most praised love songs of the '80s, but the smash won the legendary musician some major awards. On the track, Stevie wanted his significant other to simply know how much he loves and cares for her. It's such a cute, sappy song about being in love and expressing it in the most intimate way.  

The legendary musician won the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Stevie was also nominated for three Grammys—Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Below are some notable lyrics, per Genius.

🎶 I just called to say I love you. I just called to say how much I care. I just called to say I love you. And I mean it from the bottom of my heart.🎶

Watch the iconic music video below.  

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Celine became known for her soundtrack love ballads in the '90s, but "Because You Loved Me" is among the greatest. On the chart-topping track, Celine praises her lover for all of his support and love that he gives.

While Diane Warren won a Grammy for songwriting and was nominated for Song of the Year, Celine was nominated for powerhouse vocal performance in the Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance categories. 

Below are some notable lyrics, per Genius.

🎶 You were my strength when I was weak. You were my voice when I couldn't speak. You were my eyes when I couldn't see. You saw the best there was in me. Lifted me up when I could not reach. You gave me faith because you believed. I am everything I am. Because you loved me.🎶

Check out a brilliant performance of the hit below.

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Greatest love ballad: ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’ or ‘Because You Loved Me’?
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