Top Ten Love Songs about Holding on to Each Other

An old Jewish proverb says “I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.” What could be broader than when a burden is shared between two people? These ten songs are about how two people can support each other through hard times by sticking together. Specifically about holding on and supporting each other no matter what comes their way.






“All I Ask of You” by Sarah Brightman & Cliff Richards

“All I Ask of You” is the song that the troubled lovers sing in the musical Phantom of the Opera. The man is basically telling the woman that he will protect her and always be there for her while the woman tells him she just wants to be with him.

Let me be your shelter
Let me be your light
You’re safe
No one will find you
Your fears are far behind you

“Be” by Plus One

Plus One was an American pop band from the 2000s that was created as a sort of counter to the overtly sexual boy and girl bands that were running rampant at the time. Although the band was considered Christian, this song does not contain any overtly religious references.

Whenever you’re stranded in the cold
Remember my love’s an overcoat
I’m here to keep you safe in my arms
Where you belong

“I Cross My Heart” by George Strait

This is the song that was song at the end of the movie Pure Country, where George Strait plays a overworked country singer. My favorite lines in the song are “You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete,” “So let’s make each tomorrow be the best that it can be,” and “And if along the way we find a day it starts to storm, / You’ve got the promise of my love to keep you warm.”

Our love is unconditional, we knew it from the start.
I see it in your eyes, you can feel it from my heart.
From here on after let’s stay the way we are right now,
And share all the love and laughter
That a lifetime will allow

I cross my heart and promise to
Give all I’ve got to give to make all your dreams come true
In all the world you’ll never find a love as true as mine

“I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher

The problem with some great, classic songs is that they have been done so much that they become almost a parody of themselves. That’s what I feel happened to this song. Maybe because it was the song that woke Bill Murray up every morning in the movie Groundhog Day.

They say we’re young and we don’t know
We won’t find out until we grow
Well I don’t know if all that’s true
‘Cause you got me, and baby I got you

“If We Hold On Together” by Diana Ross

“If We Hold On Together” was used in the 1988 animated film The Land Before Time. Despite that, it’s a great song that’s not just about sticking together but being true to yourself too.

Don’t lose your way with each passing day
You’ve come so far, don’t throw it away
Live believing dreams are for weaving
Wonders are waiting to start
Live your story, faith, hope and glory
Hold to the truth in your heart

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by for you and I

“Islands in the Stream” by Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton

This song was written by the Bee Gees and intended for Marvin Gaye, but it was recorded by Rogers and Parton instead. The title of the song came from an Ernest Hemingway story.

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in-between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me to another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ah
From one lover to another, ah-ah

“Just the Two of Us” by Grover Washington

A classic love song, “Just the Two of Us” talks about how two people “can make it if we try.” Even if they are “Building castles in the sky” the relationship will survive if they stick together. If you’d like a more modern version, check out Will Smith’s version also included on the widgets.

Just the two of us
We can make it if we try
Just the two of us
Just the two of us
Building castles in the sky
Just the two of us
You and I

We look for love, no time for tears
Wasted water is all that is
And it don’t make no flowers grow
Good things might come to those who wait
Not to those who wait too late
We got to go for all we know

“Keep Holding On” by Avril Lavigne

“Keep Holding On” is a pop-rock, power ballad recorded by Avril Lavigne. It is also the theme song for the film Eragon. This song has also been done on Glee.

You’re not alone, together we stand
I’ll be by your side, you know I’ll take your hand
When it gets cold and it feels like the end
There’s no place to go, you know I won’t give in
No, I won’t give in

Keep holding on
‘Cause you know we’ll make it through, we’ll make it through
Just stay strong
‘Cause you know I’m here for you, I’m here for you

“Push” by Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan wrote this song in order to give her fans a happy love song. Before this song, most of McLachlan’s songs were about the darker side of love.

You stay the course you hold the line you keep it all together
You’re the one true thing I know I can believe in
You’re all the things that I desire, you save me, you complete me
You’re the one true thing I know I can believe

I get mad so easy but you give me room to breathe
No matter what I say or do ’cause you’re to good to fight about it
Even when I have to push just to see how far you’ll go
You wont stoop down to battle but you never turn to go

“Unbreakable” by Westlife

I love Westlife. They may be a “boy band” but they have some great love songs. “Unbreakable” talks about how they will help each other through the bad times “‘Cause together we are strong.”

This love is unbreakable
It’s unmistakeable
And each time I look in your eyes
I know why
This love is untouchable
I feel that my heart just can’t deny
Each time I look in your eyes
Oh baby, I know why
This love is unbreakable






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