Dolly ditty tops country's love tunes

Country Music Television has come up with its own list of the 100 greatest love songs, topped by Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You which she took to number in the country chart 30 years ago.

Country Music Television has come up with its own list of the 100 greatest love songs, topped by Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You which she took to number in the country chart 30 years ago.

The tune became an international hit in 1992 when recorded by Whitney Houston and featured in her film The Bodyguard.

The top 10 love songs:

1. “I Will Always Love You” (Dolly Parton)

2. “You Were Always On My Mind” (Willie Nelson)

3. “Sweet Dreams (Of You)” (Patsy Cline)

4. “Forever and Ever, Amen” (Randy Travis)

5. “Hello Darlin”’ (Conway Twitty)

6. “Unanswered Prayers” (Garth Brooks)

7. “Amazed” (Lonestar)

8. “She Believes in Me” (Kenny Rogers)

9. “I Cross My Heart” (George Strait)

10. “Golden Ring” (George Jones & Tammy Wynette)

CMT released the list at a Nashville concert where the top songs were performed.

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