I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt (1991)
A timeless classic, the marvellous Bonnie Raitt with 'I Can't Make You Love Me'. The original and probably still my favourite version of the song.
"I Can't Make You Love Me" is a song written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin and recorded by Bonnie for her eleventh studio album Luck of the Draw (1991). Released as the album's third single in 1991, "I Can't Make You Love Me" became one of her most successful singles, reaching the top-twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the top-ten on the Adult Contemporary.
In August 2000, Mojo magazine voted it the eighth best track on its The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time list. The song is also ranked at number 339 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.