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️Love Songs - what's on your playlist?

With our current #Instatune_Love theme going on, we decided a little discussion about love songs was in order. What makes a great love song? Is there a love song that makes your heart swell every time you hear it?

We took to google and discovered there's no definitive number one top-selling love song. The sources we checked really varied in their selections, although one song consistently made many lists. Most likely because several artists have recorded a version that landed at the top of the pop charts in multiple countries. Can you guess what song it is? Keep reading to see if you're right.

Our Crew mulled it over and picked some hits that would make our very own playlist. Now, keep in mind we have a diverse bunch- which includes happily married and happily single and even happily cynical. So our list naturally reflects a pretty wide field. But it makes us wonder what we might have missed- what love songs would be on your playlist?
We'd love your thoughts on love songs, and your own playlist too if you're game. Our own list is posted in the next comment, with that mystery song we mentioned above occupying the number 1 spot. What do you think, does that song hit the bullseye or did Cupid miss his mark?
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  •   apostroph__e @swoopograghy endlessly watchable 37min
  •   instatune @apostroph__e Oh! Resident cynic here- let's have a go at that list, shall we? Love Stinks, Love Hurts - Nazareth, Love Bites - Def Leppard... what else? They're still about love so fair game 32min
  •   swoopograghy @apostroph__e Heck yeah lol! One of my favorite parts is when his brother, Steve Buscemi, is howling outside and trips off the steps 31min
  •   instatune @swoopograghy C'mon Cupid Paul, surely you can come up with a playlist? Death Cab For Cutie maybe?30min
  •   apostroph__e @instatune Blood on the tracks...the entire album 22min
  •   instatune @apostroph__e That's quite brilliant. Even the lighter tunes on that album have a sense of impending doom. Don't think anyone ever accused Dylan of being too upbeat. I squeezed in one Joy Division track up there but New Dawn Fades is another sad love song that makes me happy 11min
  •   apostroph__e Was pleased to see they made it in there!....yip love it...he's such a storyteller is Bob... 4min

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instatune ️❣️❣️❣️❣
┊┊┊┊★★ Instatune Love ★★
┊┊┊☆@sheri610
┊┊♬Better Together by Jack Johnson
┊♪Love is the answer
At least for most of the questions in my heart
Like: "Why are we here?", "And where do we go?"
"And how come it's so hard?"
It's not always easy
And sometimes life can be deceiving
I'll tell you one thing:
It's always better when we're together

We're excited to shine the #Instatune_Spotlight on this outstanding submission to our #Instatune_Love Theme.
Congratulations Sheri, this golden glow warmed our hearts and we couldn't agree more that our group of music makers is better together

It's your turn to take the stage, and we want to feature YOU! Now through February 14 we invite you to show us why Love Is All You Need. Show us how you see love whether sweet or bittersweet and tag your new or old posts to #Instatune & #Instatune_Love. Include song lyrics/title and artist in your CAPTION to be eligible for feature❣
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bardhakk I think she should start using a violet shampoo. 🐕 Turn Blue ~ The Black Keys #lifetomusic #husky #huskiesofinstagram #huskygram #siberianhusky #instahusky #itsahuskything #dogsofinstaworld #allthingshusky #huskylove 8h

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┊┊┊☆@angieble
┊┊♬My Love is Gone by Russian Red
┊♪ My love is gone, left me with both empty hands
My love will come in the glitter of a spark
Ohh, you saved my life and went away
Glass and winter bones have distracted well my sight
As I'm waiting here the world's discovered one more time
Ohh, you saved my life and went away.

We're excited to shine the #Instatune_Spotlight on this outstanding submission to our #Instatune_Love Theme.
Congratulations Angie, beautiful melancholy song about lost love

Fancy your own turn in our spotlight? Now through February 14 we invite you to focus on this Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Show us how you see love whether sweet or bittersweet and tag your new or old posts to #Instatune & #Instatune_Love. Include song lyrics/title and artist in your CAPTION to be eligible for feature❣
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sing_me_a_picture Thank you for tagging to #sing_me_a_picture. Congratulations to @spearlschwartz
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Monday, Monday, can't trust that day
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday mornin' you gave me no warnin' of what was to be
Oh Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me. "Monday, Monday" - The Mammas and Pappas
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sing_me_a_picture Thank you for tagging to #sing_me_a_picture. Congratulations to @shutthebarndoor
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THE WALTONS THEME SONG
Let me take you back now to the hills of Virginia,
When the world was much simpler --- than we find it today.
Through a field we will run --- And I'll show you a valley,
Where the lazy old river --- winds slowly away.
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And from a high top branch of a big maple tree,
You just wouldn't believe --- All the beauty you'll see.
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We had problems for sure --- there were hard times upon us,
But in dear old Virginia --- Just how hard could they be.
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sing_me_a_picture New Song Challenge ~"Red" ~ Taylor Swift. Congratulations to @filifjonkan68 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
• tag #smap_redtaylorswift
• challenge will last for 2 weeks with features throughout
• tag your photos that you feel represent the lyrics. Have some fun with this beautiful time of year. Tag some friends
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Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street
Faster than the wind, passionate as sin, ending so suddenly
Loving him is like trying to change your mind once you're already flying through the free fall
Like the colors in autumn, so bright just before they lose it all

Losing him was blue like I'd never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
Loving him was red

Touching him was like realizing all you ever wanted was right there in front of you
Memorizing him was as easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite song
Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there's no right answer
Regretting him was like wishing you never found out that love could be that strong

Losing him was blue like I'd never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
Oh, red
Burning red
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instatune ️❣️❣️❣️❣
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┊┊┊☆@lilygirlscott
┊┊♬Fell in Love With a Girl - The White Stripes
┊♪ Fell in love with a girl
Fell in love once and almost completely

We're excited to shine the #Instatune_Spotlight on this outstanding submission to our #Instatune_Love Theme. We couldn't help but fall in love with this beauty! Congratulations @lilygirlscott

Now through February 14 we invite you to focus on this Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Show us how you see love whether sweet or bittersweet and tag your new or old posts to #Instatune & #Instatune_Love. Include song lyrics/title and artist in your CAPTION to be eligible for feature❣
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sing_me_a_picture Thank you for tagging to #sing_me_a_picture. Congratulations to @lydie.mo
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"Let me photograph you in this light in case it is the last time that we might be exactly like we were before we realized we were sad of getting old... It made us restless. It was just like a movie... It was just like a song..." - Adele "When we were young"
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sing_me_a_picture New Song Challenge ~"Red" ~ Taylor Swift. Congratulations to @sound_design ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
• tag #smap_redtaylorswift
• challenge will last for 2 weeks with features throughout
• tag your photos that you feel represent the lyrics. Have some fun with this beautiful time of year. Tag some friends
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Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street
Faster than the wind, passionate as sin, ending so suddenly
Loving him is like trying to change your mind once you're already flying through the free fall
Like the colors in autumn, so bright just before they lose it all

Losing him was blue like I'd never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
Loving him was red

Touching him was like realizing all you ever wanted was right there in front of you
Memorizing him was as easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite song
Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there's no right answer
Regretting him was like wishing you never found out that love could be that strong

Losing him was blue like I'd never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
Oh, red
Burning red
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┊┊┊☆@maritahodges
┊┊♬My Kind of Love by Emeli Sandé
┊♪I can't buy your love
don't even wanna try
Sometimes the truth won't make you happy
So I'm not gonna lie
But don't ever question that my heart beats only for you
It beats only for you
I know I'm far from perfect
Nothing like your entourage
I can't grant you any wishes
I won't promise you the stars
But don't ever question that my heart beats only for you
It beats only for you
'Cause when you've given up
When no matter what you do, it's never good enough
When you never thought that it could ever get this tough
That's when you feel my kind of love
️ We're excited to shine the #Instatune_Spotlight on this outstanding submission to our #Instatune_Love Theme. We loved the light and shadows- the edit brings it all together making it easy to feel the strong emotions of the song.
Congratulations Marita -Thanks for showing us some LOVE
️ Now through February 14 we invite you to focus on this Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Show us how you see love whether sweet or bittersweet and tag your new or old posts to #Instatune & #Instatune_Love. Include song lyrics/title and artist in your CAPTION to be eligible for feature❣
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sing_me_a_picture Thank you for tagging to #sing_me_a_picture. Congratulations to @gertrudsylvia
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Morning has broken
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sing_me_a_picture New Song Challenge ~"Red" ~ Taylor Swift. Congratulations to @emacortini ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
• tag #smap_redtaylorswift
• challenge will last for 2 weeks with features throughout
• tag your photos that you feel represent the lyrics. Have some fun with this beautiful time of year. Tag some friends
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street
Faster than the wind, passionate as sin, ending so suddenly
Loving him is like trying to change your mind once you're already flying through the free fall
Like the colors in autumn, so bright just before they lose it all

Losing him was blue like I'd never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
Loving him was red

Touching him was like realizing all you ever wanted was right there in front of you
Memorizing him was as easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite song
Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there's no right answer
Regretting him was like wishing you never found out that love could be that strong

Losing him was blue like I'd never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
Oh, red
Burning red
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instatune ️New Theme: LOVE
Love is gentle as a rose
And love can conquer any war
It's time to take a stand
Brothers and sisters join hands
We got to let love rule
Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule

Welcome to February, that time of year when ❣Love❣ takes center stage and Cupid seems to be around every corner in hot pursuit. Love- that grandest of human emotions- is naturally bigger than the upcoming holiday. But you know that little winged imp went and struck his arrow smack dab in the middle of this month, so there ya go.

Now through Valentine's Day, we want to feature your thoughts on love, whether amorous, brotherly, or even jaded. Show us what love is in your world, with great original art set to a fantastic sound track.
We do ask that you observe these Love Notes
️Now through February 14th
❣Stick to the theme of LOVE
️Collabs must CREDIT all contributors
❣ Tag #Instatune_Love and #Instatune
️NEW or OLD posts
❣ MUST include song lyrics/title and artist in CAPTION
️FOLLOW @Instatune
❣ No VIDEO

Do the above and we're sure to be smitten. Of course, we can't feature your genius until you start tagging, so whether you think Love is a Many Splendored Thing or Love Bites, do get busy and Let Love Rule
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Logo inspired by the pop art of Robert Indiana.
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sing_me_a_picture Thank you for tagging to #sing_me_a_picture. Congratulations to @rts2346
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"Crying"

I was all right for awhile
I could smile for awhile
But I saw you last night
You held my hand so tight
As you stopped to say, "Hello"

Oh, you wished me well
You, you couldn't tell
That I'd been crying over you
Crying over you

When you said, "So long"
Left me standing all alone
Alone and crying, crying
Crying, crying

It's hard to understand
But the touch of your hand
Can start me crying

I thought that I was over you
But it's true, so true
I love you even more
Than I did before

But, darling, what can I do?
For you don't love me
And I'll always be crying over you
Crying over you

Yes, now you're gone
And from this moment on
I'll be crying, crying
Crying, crying
Yeah, crying, crying
Over you
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