Music is an effervescent form of beauty that is both ‘in the moment’ as well as timeless. But with the great collection of heartfelt music that the human race has created over time, the perfect playlist for any occasion can be difficult to find. If you are on a similar quest, here are 8 such tracks that will evoke the right emotion, at the right time:

“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

The standout track from Houston’s 1992 album The Bodyguard, this is a song that speaks of love in the most tender and sweet way. Think of the image of Whitney Houston in the arms of Kevin Costner!

“Endless Love” by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

This track can possibly be called the best love song of all times. It is great for listening to alone, on dates, and is even great for parties. This famous Richie and Ross melody is a lively number from their album Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1981).

“You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder

There is probably no list of love songs in the world which doesn’t mention Stevie Wonder. Appearing in his 1973 album called Talking Book, the song is a upbeat track with a catchy tune which you cannot listen to without cracking a smile!

“Wind beneath My Wings” by Gary Morris

This track taken from Morris’ 1983 album, Why Lady Why quickly rose to the number four on music charts as soon as it released. This heart wrenching number from Morris has everything that a country song promises and more!

“Through The Years” By Kenny Rogers

This number from his 1981 hit album Share Your Love, talks about how love is not always about the butterflies in your stomach when you see your love for the first time. Rogers speaks about growing with your partner and sticking together through thick and thin.

“I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton

Although this song was reached its epitome of glory, thanks to Whitney Houston’s version (mentioned before); Parton’s rendition is sure to leave any music lover breathless. Parton’s album Jolene (1974) where it appears is full of iconic tracks such as this.

“The Way You Look Tonight”

Although this track is a far cry from peppy, lively love songs, there cannot be a song list without The Way You Look Tonight on it. Love and tragic loss goes hand in hand and that is just what this song is about. Although this heart-wrenching melancholic marvel was originally sung by Fred Astaire, singers like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Andy Williams have also released their versions.

“Your Song” by Elton John

Although this track was first released as a B-side track for his album Take Me to The Pilot it quickly replaced the A-side track to become the more preferred one. The lyrics speak of innocent musings of an amateur romantic love. The melodramatic tune quickly found a place in the heart of anyone who heard it!

As far as dream playlists go, you will surely not find one that does not feature some if not all of these timeless classics!