10 Throwback Lyrics That Taught Us the Meaning of Love

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 01:  Maxwell performs on stage during the 2016 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca Cola at the Louisiana Superdome on July 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival)

10 Throwback Lyrics That Taught Us the Meaning of Love

"Honey, let me love you..."

Published January 31, 2017

  1. LL COOL J – 'I Need Love'

    “Friendship, trust, honor, respect, admiration

    This whole experience has been such a revelation

    It's taught me love and how to be a real man

    To always be considerate and do all I can.”

  2. Method Man Featuring Mary J. Blige – ‘All I Need’

    “Shorty, I'm there for you anytime you need me

    For real, girl, it's me in your world, believe me

    Nuthin' make a man feel better than a woman

    Queen with a crown that be down for whatever.”

  3. Musiq Soulchild – 'DontChange’

    “See, I'll love you when your hair turns gray, girl

    I'll still want you if you gain a little weight, yeah

    The way I feel for you will always be the same

    Just as long as your love don't change, no.”

  4. Keith Sweat – ‘Show U What Love is’

    “People think I'm crazy, I don't give a damn

    I just want you, lady, just share my world

    I won't hurt you, no plans to desert you

    I wanna take you out, tell you what love's all about”

  5. Faith Evans – ‘Love Like This Before’

    "The reasons are because of you

    I can go on and make it through

    I can't even take my mind off lovin' you."

  6. Mary J. Blige – ‘All That I Can Say’

    "Loving you is wonderful

    Something like a miracle

    Rest assured I feel the same way you do."

  7. Jagged Edge – ‘Let’s Get Married’

    “But I'ma be real and say what's on my heart

    Let's take this chance and make this love feel relevant

    Didn't you know I loved you from the start, yeah.”

     

  8. Stevie Wonder – ‘Ribbon in the Sky’

    "Oh so long for this night I prayed

    That a star would guide you my way

    To share with me this special day

    There's a ribbon in the sky for our love."

  9. Maxwell – ‘Love You’

    "I can be anything you want me to be

    I just want to love you

    Show you exactly what you mean to me

    Honey, let me love you."

  10. SWV – ‘Weak’

    "I don't know what it is that you've done to me...

    but it's caused me to act in such a crazy way.

    Whatever it is that you do when you do what you're doing...

    it's a feeling that I want to stay."

Written by Milena Toro @millietoro

(Photo: Chuck Hodes/Fox)

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