I Can't Make You Love Me (5:33)

Cover of Luck Of The Draw

From Luck Of The Draw and 17 other releases

“I Can’t Make You Love Me” is a 1991 popular song, written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin and recorded by Bonnie Raitt on her Luck of the Draw album from that year.

According to the I Can’t Make You Love Me Songfacts, Reid got the idea for the song from a newspaper article about a guy who got drunk and shot up his girlfriend’s car. When the judge sentenced him and asked him what he had learned, he said, “You can’t make a woman love you if she don’t.”

In August 2000, Mojo magazine voted “I Can’t Make You Love Me” #8 on its The 100 Greatest Songs Of All Time list.[1] The song is ranked #331 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


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Turn down the lights, turn down the bed
Turn down these voices inside my head
Lay down with me, tell me no lies
Just hold me close, don't patronize, don't patronize me

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