We Found Love, Song by Song

The Stories Behind 100 Romantic Hits


By Annie Zaleski

Illustrated by Darling Clementine

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$34.00 CAD



  1. Hardcover $26.00 $34.00 CAD
  2. ebook $14.99 $19.99 CAD

Love songs are for everybody and so is this book. In We Found Love, Song by Song, award-winning author and music journalist Annie Zaleski delivers a beautifully illustrated keepsake that tells the fascinating history and behind-the-scenes stories of the 100 most popular and cherished love songs of all time.

Pop the champagne, get the roses ready, and settle down in your favorite armchair. Love is universal to the human experience and love songs bring us joy and remind us of happy moments from our life. We all want it and we all crave it but it's not always easy to find. In this beautifully illustrated volume, We Found Love, Song by Song tells the fascinating history and behind-the-scenes stories of the 100 most popular and cherished love songs of all time and their everlasting impact. From artists such as Fred Astaire and Nat King Cole all the way up to Whitney Houston and Harry Styles, this all-encompassing collection of love songs is sure to ignite the flame and inspire a new favorite playlist.

What moving song did Paul McCartney pen as a love letter to his wife and record in one day? What iconic tune about cheating and piña coladas ends with a relationship being saved? What popular ballad was written from the perspective of Juliet and led to hundreds of in-concert proposals? Spanning musical genres and decades of classics and modern hits, featured songs include:​
  • Etta James, “At Last”
  • Elvis Presley, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”
  • Sonny and Cher, “I Got You Babe”
  • Queen, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
  • Foreigner, “I Want to Know What Love Is”
  • Marvin Gaye, “Sexual Healing”
  • Tina Turner, “The Best”
  • Elton John, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”
  • Shania Twain, “You’re Still the One”
  • Rihanna, “We Found Love” 
  • John Legend, “All of Me”
  • Taylor Swift, "Love Story"

And many more!

Including full-color illustrations throughout, this gorgeously packaged companion is the perfect gift for you and your loved ones to cherish any time of year. 


On Sale
Dec 3, 2024
Page Count
224 pages
Running Press

Annie Zaleski

About the Author

Annie Zaleski is an author, editor, and journalist with a focus on music and pop culture. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications, including NPR Music, The Guardian, Time, Rolling Stone, Salon, Billboard, The A.V. Club, Vulture, Alternative Press, Stereogum, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, and Cleveland Plain Dealer. She is the author of a 33 1/3 book on Duran Duran’s Rio, Lady Gaga: Applause, and Pink: Raise Your Glass, and contributed an essay to Go All the Way: A Literary Appreciation of Power Pop, among others. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Darling Clementine is a duo of designers and illustrators, Ingrid Reithaug & Tonje Holand. Ingrid and Tonje both did their university degrees in the UK, but are now working and living in Oslo. Since launching their independent stationery line in 2006, they have developed a worldwide brand with an extensive assortment, selling everywhere from Tokyo to Helsinki.

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