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Andre Gardner

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The secretary of the Beatles fan club, surrounded by hundreds of Valentine's cards sent to the group by their adoring fans. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovers everywhere!

Yeah, call me sappy.  I’ve always been.  So, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year; a chance to let my sweetie know what I tell her every other day…that she rocks my world!!

In that spirit, I present to you 10 of my favorite rock and roll love songs.   Of course, not every rock and roll love song has to be slow!

10. If Not For You – Bob Dylan.  Far and away, my favorite Dylan song, and a sweet sentiment.

Bob Dylan - If Not for You (Audio)

"If Not for You" by Bob Dylan Listen to Bob Dylan: https://bobdylan.lnk.to/listenYD Subscribe to the Bob Dylan YouTube channel: https://bobdylan.lnk.to/_subs...

9.  Lucky Number – Lene Lovich.  Punk rock love songs were always so clever!  BIG Lene Lovich fan here.  I couldn’t, and still can’t, get enough of this track!

Lene Lovich - Lucky Number

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8.  Calico Skies – Paul McCartney.  Jeez, I can’t even listen to this one without bawling like an infant.  Paul, how do you come up with these insanely beautiful melodies???

Paul McCartney - Calico Skies

Paul McCartney - Calico Skies Official music video. From McCartney's 1997 album "Flaming Pie".

7.  I’m Gonna Crawl – Led Zeppelin.  Love song, Zeppelin-style.  Perfect.  Page’s solo is divine!!

I'm Gonna Crawl (2012 Remaster)

Provided to YouTube by Atlantic Records I'm Gonna Crawl (2012 Remaster) · Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door ℗ 1979 Atlantic Recording Corporation Guitar, ...

6.  I Love You – Climax Blues Band.  Sweet vocal by Derek Holt on a song I was always surprised wasn’t a bigger hit.

Climax Blues Band - I love you 1981

Climax Blues Band - I love you 1981 When I was younger man I hadn't a care Foolin' around, hittin' the town, growing my hair You came along and stole my hear...

5.  And You And I – Yes.  When they break into the bit about “A clearer future, morning, evening, nights with you” at the end of the song, and go into that long instrumental break, I lose it every time.  I’m welling up as I’m typing this, for s–t’s sake!  Well done, gents!

And You and I (2003 Remaster)

Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Elektra And You and I (2003 Remaster) · Yes Close to the Edge ℗ 1972 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WE...

4.  You’re My Best Friend – Queen.  John Deacon, now retired bass player, wrote this for his wife, and I couldn’t agree more with the sentiment!

Queen - You're My Best Friend (Official Video)

Taken from A Night At The Opera, 1975 and Forever, 2014. Click here to buy the DVD with this video at the Official Queen Store: http://www.queenonlinestore.c...

3. Reason For Waiting – Jethro Tull.  My brother Bill worked at WMMR in 1969 and the first time I heard this staggeringly beautiful song was when he played it one night.

Reasons for Waiting (2001 Remaster)

Provided to YouTube by Parlophone UK Reasons for Waiting (2001 Remaster) · Jethro Tull Stand Up ℗ 1969, 2001 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Com...

2.  Your Song – Elton John.  This timeless love song takes my breath away, and has ever since I first saw Elton perform it (with my MOM!) on television in early 1971.

Elton John - Your Song (Top Of The Pops 1971)

This performance of 'Your Song' was Elton's second appearance on Top Of The Pops, airing on January 14th 1971. This was just one week before the song became ...

1.  I Will – The Beatles.  To me, this is the one.  Such a simple melody of guitar and vocal, with minimal percussion, but with a message so very sweet.  The quintessential love song, in my humble opinion.

I Will (Remastered 2009)

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group I Will (Remastered 2009) · The Beatles The Beatles ℗ 2009 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Univers...

Of course, there are hundreds more and I’d love to hear your favorites!

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