“I Can’t Make You Love Me” is a song written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin and recorded by American singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt 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 Raitt’s most successful singles, reaching the top-twenty on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and the top-ten on the Adult Contemporary.
In August 2000, Mojo magazine voted “I Can’t Make You Love Me” the eighth best track on its The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time list. The song is ranked at number 339 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. “I Can’t Make You Love Me” has been recorded by a number of other artists, including George Michael, Adele, Boyz II Men, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Nancy Wilson, Nina Girado, Priyanka Chopra and many others. It has also become a popular selection for televised contestants in singing competitions such as American Idol, Canadian Idol, The Voice, The X Factor and others.