Valentine's Day Special: The Forces' Favourite Love Songs

Find out once and for all which love song you lovely lot have voted as the most romantic of ALL TIME...

To get you in the mood for some romance, we gave you, our wonderful forces community, the opportunity to vote for your favourite love song from a hot list of contenders.

The votes have been counted and tonight Forces Radio BFBS' Jess Bracey and Tim Humphries counted down the ultimate top ten in ‘The Forces' Favourite Love Songs’, a special radio, BFBS Extra, Forces TV and online Valentine's Day programme.

Valentine's Day, 24 glorious hours to tell someone you love that they are the light of your life and you need them like the stars need the night and the waves need the sea.

Or just a mad dash to the shops to get a card, a bunch of flowers and a last-minute booking at Nando's.

Whichever option is more 'you' here's another chance to watch Tim and Jess in the special Valentine's Day programme above.

Remind yourself of the contenders below...

Tracy Chapman – Baby Can I Hold You?

'Baby Can I Hold You' by Tracy Chapman was released in October 1988 and has been famously covered by American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond and Irish boyband Boyzone.

INXS - Need You Tonight

'Need You Tonight' was one of the last songs recorded for the album 1987 album Kick, yet it would arguably become the band's signature song.

Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing

Marvin's first single since leaving record label Motown in 1982 is listed at number 233 on Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Lionel Richie - My Destiny

Five-time Grammy Award winner Richie has sold more than 90 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

The recording by the Righteous Brothers became even more popular in 1990 when it was featured in one of the most romantic film scenes of all time - the pottery scene in Ghost with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.

Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You

You might be thinking, where's 'I Will Always Love You' but 'Saving All My Love For You'  was the second single from Whitney's debut album in the United States, which was released on Valentine's Day in 1985. Pretty romantic, huh?

Ellie Goulding – Your Song

Ellie performed her cover of  Elton John's 'Your Song' during their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first dance at their wedding on April 29 2011.

Adele – Make You Feel My Love

'Make You Feel My Love' was originally written by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan for his 1997 album 'Time Out of Mind'. Adele recorded the love song for her debut studio album ‘19’ in 2008.

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Up until January 2019 'Thinking Out Loud' had been viewed more than 2.6 billion times on YouTube. Yes, you read that correctly, 2.6 BILLION times.

Spandau Ballet – True

'True' was a huge worldwide hit, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart on April 30, 1983, for four weeks, becoming the sixth-biggest-selling single of the year.

Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind

In November 2004 the Pet Shop Boys' version of Elvis Presley's single 'Always On My Mind' reached number two in a Daily Telegraph list of the 50 greatest cover versions of all time.

Simply Red – Stars

'Stars' is one of Simply Red's most recognisable singles with lyrics that would put a Valentine's Day card writer to shame:

"I wanna fall from the stars, straight into your arms. I, I feel you, I hope you comprehend."

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

While waiting for his girlfriend Pattie, who later became his wife, to get ready for a night out Eric Clapton was inspired to write 'Wonderful Tonight' with romantic lyrics like "And then I tell her, as I turn out the light, I say, my darling, you were wonderful tonight."

Air Supply - All Out of Love

Did you know that Australian band Air Supply was formed in 1975 when Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russel appeared together in the stage musical Jesus Christ Superstar?

Keane – Somewhere Only We Know

In 2013 'Somewhere Only We Know' was covered by English singer/songwriter Lily Allen for that year's much-anticipated Bear and the Hare John Lewis Christmas advert.

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