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Top 20 Country Music Love Songs of the 1980s


10. "I Still Believe in You" - Vince Gill

I Still Believe in You - Vince Gill
MCA Nashville

In "I Still Believe in You," Vince Gill sings about a relationship on the rocks. The man realizes that he's put his lady last on his list, and he apologizes, telling her nothing is worth losing her.

Romantic Lyric:
"I still believe in you, with a love that will always be standing so strong and true. Baby, I still believe in you and me."

From the Album I Still Believe in You

9. "Love in the First Degree" - Alabama

In The Mood: The Love Songs
RCA Nashville

Alabama sings the song of a man who recognizes that he's truly in love with his lady, and he asks her to lock him away and throw away the key, because he's guilty of "Love in the First Degree."

Romantic Lyric:
"Now babe, I'm not beggin' for mercy. Go ahead and throw the book at me. If lovin' you's a crime, I know that I'm as guilty as a man can be."

From the Album In the Mood: The Love Songs

8. "I Will Always Love You" - Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton - Love Songs
Sony Legacy

In "I Will Always Love You," Dolly Parton sings about a couple where they know they don't really belong together, and the woman tells the man that she'll always love him and wish him the best.

Romantic Lyric:
"Oh, I do wish you joy, and I wish you happiness. But above all this, I wish you love."

From the Album Love Songs

7. "My Only Love" - Statler Brothers

The Statler Brothers - 'Greatest Hits'
Mercury Nashville

The Statler Brothers sing this lovely wedding song from a man's point of view. He says that he's so lucky to have her, and he'll always remember this day, and he thanks the Lord for having her in his life.

Romantic Lyric:
"You and I were meant for one another. Today we'll join our hearts eternally. And this moment I'll always remember all the words that mean so much to me."


6. "When You Say Nothing At All" - Keith Whitley

Keith Whitley - '16 Biggest Hits'
Legacy Recordings
In "When You Say Nothing At All", Keith Whitley sings that his lady shows him she loves him, even without her saying a word.

Romantic Lyric:
"The smile on your face lets me know that you need me. There's a truth in your eyes sayin' you'll never leave me. The touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall. You say it best when you say nothing at all."

From the Album 16 Biggest Hits

5. "Forever and Ever, Amen" - Randy Travis

Very Best of Randy Travis - Randy Travis

In "Forever and Ever, Amen," Randy Travis sings a man's praises about his lady. He tells her he'll love her as long as old men sit and talk about the weather, and as long as old women sit and talk about old men. He says even if her hair all falls out, he'll still love her, 'cuz he ain't in love with her hair, but he's in love with her.

Romantic Lyric:
"If you wonder how long I'll be faithful. I'll be happy to tell you again. I'm gonna love you forever & ever, forever & ever, amen."

From the Album "The Very Best of Randy Travis"

4. "Could I Have This Dance" - Anne Murray

Anne Murray - 'The Best, So Far'

One of my very favorite songs from the movie Urban Cowboy has to be Anne Murray's "Could I Have This Dance." The song tells the story of a groom asking his bride for their first dance at their wedding.

Romantic Lyric:
"Could I have this dance for the rest of my life? Could you be my partner, every night? When we're together, it feels so right. Could I have this dance for the rest of my life?"


3. "I'll Still Be Loving You" - Restless Heart

Restless Heart - 'Greatest Hits'
RCA Nashville

Restless Heart sings one of the prettiest wedding love songs with "I'll Still Be Loving You". The song sings of promises of loving someone forever.

Romantic Lyric:
"Never before, did I know how loving someone could be. Now I can see you and me, for a lifetime."


2. "Feels So Right" - Alabama

Alabama - 'For the Record: 41 Number One Hits'
RCA Nashville

Alabama's "Feels So Right" tells the story of lovers doing what lovers do.

Romantic Lyric:
"Your body feels so gentle and my passion rises high. You're lovin' me so easy. Your wish is my command."

From the Album For the Record: 41 Number One Hits

1. "He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones

George Jones - 'Hits I Missed, and One I Didn't'
Bandit Records

George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is considered one of the best country songs ever. It tells the story of a man who is no longer with the love of his life, but he tells her he will love her until he dies. And that's exactly what happens in the song.

Romantic Lyric:
"He stopped loving her today. They placed a wreath upon his door. And soon they'll carry him away. He stopped loving her today."

From the Album Hits I Missed and One I Didn't
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