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Celebrate Black Love and Recapture Passion Right Now

Our love song quiz recalls the musical moments that took us from sensual slow dances to flirtatious first dates, from candlelight and champagne to satin sheets.

Do you love a good love song? You know, the kind of song that brings you joy, makes you weep or weak in the knees and prompts you to sing along (albeit a little off-key) and play on repeat. The kind of song that celebrates the complexities of love — the highs and lows of falling in and out of romantic love, the beauty of finding self-love, the unconditional comfort of motherly love and the unbreakable bond of sisterly love. 

Take our quiz and test your knowledge of classic and contemporary love songs by quiet storm all-stars like Sade, Luther Vandross, Toni Braxton, Karyn White, Anita Baker, Roberta Flack and Earth, Wind & Fire.

1
Which sultry Sade song includes the lyric, “There’s a quiet storm, and it never felt like this before”?
2
In “Love Saw It,” Karyn White’s whispery duet with Babyface, what did love see?
3
Finish the lyric: In “Un-Break My Heart” Toni Braxton implores her lover to “Undo this hurt you caused …”.
4
At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, what did Beyoncé confirm after belting her infectious hit “Love on Top”?
5
Which husband and wife team wrote Diana Ross’ Motown super ballad, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”?
6
Finish the lyric: On the swoon-worthy “No One in the World,” Anita Baker coos, “Well it may come as a surprise…”.
7
In the ode to self-love, “Masterpiece (Mona Lisa),” which soulful singer likens herself to the famous work of art?
8
Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway made beautiful music together, notably the duets “Where Is the Love” and “Back Together Again.” The singer-songwriters met as classmates at which HBCU?
9
Before he joined New Edition, Johnny Gill was a solo artist who sang the sweet duet “Perfect Combination” with a cherub-faced teen sensation. Who was that lucky girl?
10
Which country singer wrote and recorded “I Will Always Love You” before Whitney Houston made it a megahit?
11
In her Black-girl love letter, “Brown Skin Girl,” featuring her daughter Blue Ivy, which melanin-blessed beauty does Beyoncé give a shout out to?
12
We love and miss the effortlessly smooth vocals of Luther Vandross. With which pop diva did Vandross sing a remake of the passionate Lionel Richie and Diana Ross duet “Endless Love”?
13
Fill in the lyric: In the Earth, Wind & Fire classic “Reasons,” what does Philip Bailey sing after “Kissing and hugging and holding you tight”?

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