Last week some of our favourite AVON authors featured on USA Today’s Happy Ever After Blog discussing their favourite love songs. No mention was made of Celine, nor did anyone cite Michael Bolton. Instead, our writers offered a very cool and very romantic array of tunes. Here’s how it went:

Jennifer MqQuiston, author of the recently released Summer Is For Lovers, chose Collide by Howie Day, Hanging by a Moment by Lifehouse, and Here Without You by 3 Doors Down. Jennifer admits that these tracks are heavy, raw and emotional, but says that they highlight “the struggles in an early relationship rather than the more celebratory moments”.

Beverley Jenkins, author of Destiny’s Surrender, holds book club meetings on her Facebook page that always open with He Is by Heather Headley so that was an easy choice for her. She also named You Put a Move on My Heart by Tamia and Spanish Guitar by Toni Braxton in her top three.

Jennifer Bernard, author of How to Tame a Wild Fireman, aptly chose I’m on Fire by Bruce Springsteen, as well as Something by The Beatles and You Are My Sunshine because those are the words that run through her mind when she’s with her husband (sob!).

Here at the AVON blog we found it mighty hard to cut our love song playlist down to just three songs so here are ten of our favourite:

1. Need Your Love So Bad by Peter Green

2. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley

3. At Last by Etta James

4. Crazy in Love by Beyonce

5. I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher

6. Never Tear Us Apart by INXS

7. My Boo by Usher and Alisha Keys

8. Wicked Game by Chris Isaak

9. She’s Got a Way by Billy Joel

10. All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo

Click here to read the full post on USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog.