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Translation for song title: "love is the message"

what's the best translation of the song title "love is the message"?

  • 愛がメッセージだ

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  • 愛がメッセージ

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  • 愛こそはメッセージ

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  • 愛はメッセージです

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  • メッセージは愛だ

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  • 愛を伝えるため

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  • 愛のメッセージ

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frank202

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Hi, I need some help with a translation for a concert. They are making flyers based on a song titled "love is the message."

I posted this in a different place and got many suggestions but no definitive answer. Please help me decide between the following (or offer your own translation):

愛がメッセージだ
愛がメッセージ
愛こそはメッセージ
愛はメッセージです
メッセージは愛だ
愛を伝えるため
愛のメッセージ

I also made a poll for voting on above if that's easier. Thanks for your help!
 

nice gaijin

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Assuming i understand the intention, "love is the thing I'm/we're trying to convey," I'd go with 伝えたいのは愛(だ/です) or 愛が伝えたい or maybe even ポイントは愛 (love is the [important] point). Perhaps a native can elaborate on whether you could leave out the copula です, since it's a title and a little more poetic.

While it's a direct translation, メッセージ feels... too literal? like a SMS or a piece of paper, and not an intangible message.
 

Toritoribe

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I like 伝えたいのは愛だ. Nice translation!
 
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