Throwback: 60s Love Songs for the Soul

Ever think about going back in time to experience the sweet love of yesterday? Fortunately, the music of the 60s is available for streaming on platforms like YouTube and Spotify so you can relive a time of tender love and affection.

Throwback: 60s Love Songs for the Soul
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Take a trip back to the era of peace, love, and all the good stuff with our list of 60s love songs for the soul.

Henry Mancini, “Moon River” (1961)

A brief yet dreamy and romantic almost-lullaby, “Moon River” tells the tale of two lovers off to see the world together. The song, sung by legendary actress Audrey Hepburn for the iconic Breakfast at Tiffany’s, takes listeners on an enchanted journey to a faraway place with every listen.

Nat King Cole, “L-O-V-E” (1964)

“L-O-V-E” is rightfully titled; it’s a song about love! Nat King Cole charmed lovers worldwide with his 1964 single that simply told listeners what love is and what it’s about. The song went on to be featured in several hit movies throughout the decades, like The Little Rascals and Sleepless in Seattle.

The Righteous Brothers, “Unchained Melody” (1965)

A slow dance song for the ages, The Righteous Brothers’ version of “Unchained Melody” will bring you into another dimension of longing and deep love. The song, originally released in 1955 by Alex North and Hy Zaret, details the despair of a couple separated by distance and time.

The Supremes, “You Can’t Hurry Love” (1966)

One of Motown’s biggest hits, “You Can’t Hurry Love” features the honest advice a mother gives to her daughter when looking for a man, but draped in upbeat music and hopeful undertones. It became one of The Supremes’ signature songs and eventually resurfaced in 80s thanks to the Phil Collins cover.

Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” (1967)

Franki Valli transcended music generations with the classic “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”. The premise is straightforward — it’s a man so enamored with a woman that he literally can’t take his off her. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” would see itself well into the 90s (remade by Lauryn Hill and featured in THAT bleachers scene off 10 Things I Hate About You), proving that the song’s magic lives throughout lovers across time.


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