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Which Classic Love Song Will Win This Valentines-Themed Battle?

Happy Valentines Day

😘 Happy Valentines Day Lovelies! 😘

Can’t you believe that Valentine’s Day is next week! What will you do on this special occasion? Go on a special date? Eat lots of chocolate? Watch romantic movies?

Since I am single, I don’t have anything special planned to celebrate the occasion. But, I will make Valentines’ chocolate, which is a tradition here in Japan, with my students instead. They will give their finished goodies to their moms, dads, and/or siblings. We might also do more activities and crafts to celebrate the romantic holiday.

How about you? What will you do for Valentines’? Tell me in the comments below! 💖

The Day of Love

I didn’t have a Valentines-themed Battle of the Songs last year. Instead, I wrote about a classic 90s song by Japanese pop band Every Little Thing: “Deatta Koro no You ni” (Just Like When We Met). This sweet song is about a girl reminiscing the special one in her love life. If you haven’t heard of this song before, I strongly check it out as it is relaxing and dreamy.

For this year’s Valentine’s, I decided to do a battle between two classic songs! That’s right, I am going back to the 60s! And since February is Black History Month, I decided to feature two prominent black musicians that are legends in their own right. And also, when I think of songs about love, I instantly think about Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E” and The Supremes’ “Baby Love”.

Listen to both songs and pick your favorite! Let me know which one in the comments below! 🎵

Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E”

When I think about songs that talk about “love”, Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E” instantly comes to mind. This classic is indeed a jazz legend that doesn’t need any explanation. Just taking a listen of the tune makes one understand why “L-O-V-E” is a classic.

The tune is a low-key jazz tune with bandstand instruments playing in the background — except for the trumpet solo in the middle. Nat King Cole’s softy croons about the definitions of love by using each letter of the word. The lyrics may be simple, but many can relate to the definitions of love in their own relationships.

Many have covered the classic, including King Cole’s own daughter Natalie Cole (who I have mentioned before on this blog). But, the original version with Nat King Cole is a timeless love tune that will keep defining love till the end of time.

The Supremes’ “Baby Love”

Another legend from the 60s were The Supremes. A staple of R&B music, this girl group from Detroit had many hits, including their 1964 song “Baby Love”. This tune is such a classic that it ranked #324 on the of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list in Rolling Stone.

What makes “Baby Love” such an earworm? Is it the funk instrumentalist led by the Funk Brothers, Diana Ross’ mellow vocals, or the “baby baby” backup and ending adlibs provided by Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson? Perhaps, it could be all three factors? Whatever the reason may be, “Baby Love” is another timeless classic that has been loved by different generations.

Who Will It Be?

Now it is your turn to vote! Who will be the victor? Tell me in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

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This Post Has 83 Comments

  1. Lorita

    I vote for Nat King Cole L O V E! can’t wait to see who wins!

  2. jk bloom

    I love Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E”

  3. Shelby

    Super cool post 🙂

  4. Jessie Adams

    I love the song baby love, always have!
    As for what I’m doing for Valentine’s day, nothing. Absolutely nothing. I hate this holiday. Lol

  5. Really good Battle here, AMY!

    And this is a tough call for me because I like both of these songs.

    I think I gotta vote for NAT – he’s always been traditionally very difficult to beat in Battle Of The Bands contests. But this one was only like a 52%-48% advantage for Nat in my book. I could almost have voted the other way around.

    ~ D-FensDogG

  6. Joanna

    It’s hard to decide between the majestic Nat King Cole and the sweet Baby Love by Supreme. I can actually hear the later in my mind just by saying the name of the song. Should that be a sign that’s a winner?

    1. Viano Dee

      Wow! It’s difficult to choose. The two are great. I don’t know which to choose from. Ooops! Sorry. 🙁

  7. Stormy

    I really like that you tied in Black History month with this post! It’s a really close one for me, but I think The Supremes win my heart. Thanks for the post!

  8. Stephanie

    “Baby Love” always brings out the memories for me, so that will be my choice. When I was in elementary school, I was in the choir. We sang “Baby Love” the year we were invited to perform on the Tomorrowland Stage at Walt Disney World so it always brings back those fond memories.

  9. Brandi-Leigh

    One of my all-time favourite love songs is
    By Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love.

    I love it so much it’s going to be our first dance at our wedding this fall.

    Love this post!

  10. CHAD

    These are awesome, both of them1!! My pick mmmmmm the second one, The Supremes’ “Baby Love”

  11. Marjie Mare

    Nat King Cole will be my forever winner. I love all of his songs.

  12. Karen Monica

    This is a difficult choice to make. I love both songs. But since I have to choose one, it will be Baby Love. I am singing to the tune right now…lol

  13. Bree

    I’m partial to baby love. But this is a really tough choice! Both south great songs!

  14. Jennifer Yasmin

    Thank you for the lovely song recommendation. I am surely gonna listen to all and put the favourites on my playlist ❤️

  15. Cris

    These are all amazing songs! Happy Valentines!

  16. Fransic verso

    Seems good plan and I’m sure kids. I haven’t been to japan but I wonder how this occasion celebrated there.

  17. Emma

    These are both such classics – but it has got to be Nat King Cole for me!

    1. Erik the Hungry Traveller

      I love cute and upbeat songs so I’m voting for Baby Love. Locking in my answer now (wink)

  18. Kristen

    Such a good battle here. My personal opinion would be that the supremes win all day!

  19. Neely Moldovan

    Oh the nat king cole one FOR SURE! Such a great and classic song!

  20. Adriana

    These are such amazing classics. nat king cole is the best

  21. Christa

    Nat King Cole is one of my favorites! He is the perfect voice for Valentine’s Day.

  22. Magen

    I love the song Baby Love. It’s always been one of my favorites.

  23. Kuntala Bhattacharya

    For me its Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E”. Its such a lovely song. I just treasure it.

  24. I love both songs. So hard to choose! It depends on the mood which song clings to heart closer.

  25. Angela Campos

    This is so fun! I vote for Nat King Cole, but I LOVE all of these!!!

  26. Marjie Mare

    Although I love all these songs. Nat King Cole will remain my forever winner.

  27. Rebecca

    The Supremes. Probably a bit biased as I just love all of their music anyway.

  28. tweenselmom

    Nat King Cole and The Supremes are classics, valentine or not, my husband and his dad and mom fill the house with their music.

  29. shelby

    I love a good love song! I don’t do much for Valentine’s day but adding some ambient music to set the mood goes a long way!

    1. aisasami

      What kind of ambient music do you listen to?

  30. Laura

    Now these are songs I know. They are amazing and so romantic x

  31. Candice

    What a funValentine tradition with making chocolate! And Baby Love gets my vote!

  32. Maysz

    These artist are great but I stand for Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E”

  33. Vasundhra

    Elvis Presley for me too – can’t help falling in love!

  34. Jessica F. Walker

    I don’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day, either. But I will be cuddling with my dog! As for the songs, I think I got to go with baby love by The Supremes. Those are both great songs though and it’s hard to choose between them!

  35. Serena

    Love that song “Baby Love” I don’t normally celebrate Valentines Day, but I think me and the hubby could do with a date night!

  36. Anja

    Nat King for me is absolutely the best!

  37. Hackytips

    I have very limited knowledge of classic/old songs. But these are worth listening to. For me, both songs win 🙂

  38. Michele

    GIRL! Why are you trying to make me choose… OMG, I am having a panic attack just thinking about this! Don’t make me choose for the love of god! In the words of Michael Scott ” NOOOOOOOOOOOO NO NO NO NO NO NO”

  39. Ch. Nikhila

    Nat king L-O-V-E. It reminds me of Ross Geller from Friends show, if you know what I mean.

  40. mainak biswas

    Interesting topic and beautifully composed.. its difficult to make a choice, but if I have to, I will go for ‘baby love’!

  41. Lily

    Baby love is such a classic. Vintage love songs are so sweet to me.

  42. Wanban

    I don’t even need to think twice, I love Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E”. my #1 winner

  43. Bindu Thomas

    I wouldn’t know who to vote, both are such lovely songs. How about a tie.

  44. Dasha

    Nat King Cole’s LOVE is such a classic! It’s my vote.

  45. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    These songs were popular when I was too young to appreciate it, but now that I am an adult, listening to classics like these are really enjoyable. I will vote for Nat King Cole’s L O V E.

  46. Supermompicks

    I love oldies! Some of these songs I haven’t heard in so long!

  47. Hannah

    great post, but lassic songs aren’t overly to my taste, my song for this Valentine is lucky by Jason Mraz!

  48. Luna S

    Great post, and I don’t think I can choose both are great.

  49. I am not as familiar with L-O-V-E as I am Baby Love. While Nat King Cole is great, I will have to stick with Baby Love!

  50. Carriann Hatfield

    Great article. Tough choice. I am torn.

  51. Komal

    So many great songs but I absolutely love the supremes. That song is a total classic!

  52. Rania

    I feel like they all can win! They’re classics!

  53. Adit

    Love the Valentine song battle. Thanks to this I heard two songs that I hadn’t heard before!

  54. Clarice

    I vote for “baby love” though both are actually beautiful songs. 🙂 Thank you for sharing these. Happy to have listened to it again.

  55. Loril Bosworth

    I think Nat King Cole’s L-O-V-E is going to win. because it’s a classic. I do love the Supremes though!

  56. Natasha delort

    Nat King Cole LOVE wins hands down every time. I absolutely love that song. It reminds me of my
    Childhood watching the parent trap

  57. Trisha Mishra

    All great choices! I am not sure how anybody can just pick one!

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