From Whitesnake to Aerosmith, read on for the 20 best rock love songs of all time, rated by Audio Ink Radio
The greatest songs of all time are often relatable, and perhaps nothing is more relatable than romantic love. After all, everyone fell in love and came out of it, so it’s a universal experience.
With love, emotion and experience so shared, it makes sense that some of the most popular songs are about finding that true love. From Whitesnake to Aerosmith, read on for the 20 best rock love songs of all time, in alphabetical order, according to Audio Ink Radio.
20 best rock love songs of all time
“Angel,” from 1987’s “Permanent Vacation”, was one of Aerosmith’s best singles of the late 1980s, and for good reason. The song should melt any girl’s heart, with Steven Tyler singing “Come and Save Me Tonight”, amidst soft rock instrumentals. While Aerosmith is fun like the bad boys of rock’n’roll, “Angel” shows their softer side, which is sincere and hard to resist.
Credo, “With arms wide open”
By the time Creed released “With Arms Wide Open,” which appeared on “Human Clay” in 1999, they were already one of the greatest rock bands on the planet, but the song’s success got things right. at the upper level. “With Arms Wide Open,” from “Human Clay,” tells the story of a father’s love for his child. It is a very moving and moving song which remains one of the most recognizable of the group.
Def Leppard, “Pour some sugar on me”
Def Leppard is known for his breakup songs more than his love songs, as evidenced by songs such as “Love Bites” and “Too Late for Love,” but they composed an anthemic love song in “For Some Sugar on Me “. The sexy track, taken from their 1987 album Hysteria, is considered Def Leppard’s most popular, with catchy riffs, fun lyrics and a pop sensibility.
Extreme – more than words “
Extreme landed one of the most popular love songs of all time with 1991’s “More Than Words”. The moving ballad, carried by the acoustic guitar (and harmonies) of Nuno Bettencourt and the lead voice of Gary Cherone, topped the charts around the world and is still a regular on classic rock radios.
Foo Fighters, “Everlong”
Those looking for a modern love song with a grunge twist will find it in “Everlong” by Foo Fighters. The song, which appeared on the Foos’ 1997 album “The Color and the Shape”, sang Dave Grohl to pure, real love, humming, “If everything could be so real forever.”
Stranger, “Waiting for a girl like you”
Sometimes the best things really come to those who wait, especially when it comes to loving. Foreigner sings this phenomenon in the power ballad “Waiting for a Girl Like You”. In his autobiography, Lou Gramm says the song was inspired by a beautiful woman who appeared in the control room when he was recording, but Gramm was never able to discover her identity. How romantic!
Guns N ‘Roses, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
Those looking for a full-fledged rock number about love, not a ballad, will find one in Guns N ‘Roses’ quintessential hit, “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” from 1987’s “Appetite for Destruction.” From Slash’s sporadic guitar introduction to Axl Rose’s devoted lyrics, “Sweet Child O ‘Mine”, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the late 1980s, is the perfect love song for the real rocker of your life.
Heart, “Crazy about you”
Sometimes falling in love can seem crazy. After all, love doesn’t always make sense. This is the inspiration behind the classic Heart, “Crazy on You”, which appeared on “Dreamboat Annie” from 1975. The song opens with that memorable guitar riff and the recognizable voice of Ann Wilson, as Ann sings: “There’s nothing more to do at night, but get mad about yourself.” The song is still played endlessly on classic rock radio stations around the world.
Motley Crue, “Home Sweet Home”
Motley Crue was not known for his ballads until the release of “Theater of Pain” in 1985. The album featured the massive rock ballad “Home Sweet Home”, which is about the band’s long tour and simple desire to ” be at home with their loved ones.
Nickelback, “Very far”
Nickelback has loads of top rock hits, and one of their most romantic is “Far Away”. The song, taken from 2005’s “All the Right Reasons”, has singer Chad Kroger singing “I love you / I always loved you”. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that.
Pearl Jam, “Just Breathe”
The guys at Pearl Jam aren’t known for their love songs, but if there’s one true romantic song in their discography, it’s “Just Breathe”. Musically, the song features soft acoustic guitars and emotional strings. Lyrically, Eddie Vedder sings about being in the moment with your sweetheart, breathing the same air and enjoying each other’s presence.
Poison, “Every rose has its thorn”
Not all love songs are happy. Take for example “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” from Poison. Bret Michaels reportedly wrote the song after calling his girlfriend at the time and hearing a man’s voice in the background. It would rip out anyone’s heart. So Michaels took that pain from real life and wrote what would be one of the greatest ballads of the 1980s. What a way to make lemonade with lemons.
Queen, “You are my best friend”
Some of the best romantic relationships start off as friends first. Queen bassist John Deacon wrote “You’re My Best Friend” for his wife Veronica after their marriage in 1975. The song, which came out after “Bohemian Rhapsody”, is a tribute to this bond of not just romantic love. , but also Friendship.
Staind, “It’s been a long time”
The post-grunge movement isn’t known for its love songs, but Staind did get on pun intended “Break the Cycle” with their 2001 single, “It’s Been A While.” The song stood out on rock playlists at the time with its stripped down acoustic character and the moving voice of Aaron Lewis, as he sang, “I still remember the way you taste.”
Styx certainly has a romantic side, and with 1973’s “Lady” they caught the attention of, well, women around the world with this romantic rock number. The Powerful Ballad reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it’s still a fan favorite.
Tonic, “If only you could see”
Tonic dominated the year 1997 with his single “If You Could Only See”, which captures the jangle-rock of the time. Emerson Hart said the song was written about his romantic relationship with an older woman, whom his family did not welcome, leaving him to beg: “If only you could see the way she loves me, then maybe be that you would understand. “
Telsa, “Love song”
Tesla recorded one of their greatest rock hits with “Love Song”, from “The Great Radio Controversy” from 1989. As the title suggests, “Love Song” is a simple love song with guitars full-bodied, serious vocals and an anthemic chorus. It is one of Tesla’s most famous songs to date.
U2’s music is often themed with universal love, not necessarily romantic love, and a shining example is the song “One”. The single, which hit “Achtung Baby” in 1991, is about a general love Bono aspires to in the world – a love that brings people together rather than separating them. It’s a theme that never gets old.
Warrant had great success with “Cherry Pie”, but before all this hype the band released a heartfelt rock ballad titled “Heaven” from “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich” from 1989. The theme of the song has really touched a lot of people because it underscores a father’s desire to be a positive role model for his child. He’s a tear-shooter.
Whitesnake, “Here I am starting again”
Some of the best love songs have a lonely theme, and Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” is one of them. In it, David Coverdale hums about an escape that makes him wonder if he’s just meant to be alone. This theme resonated with so many people that the song became a No. 1 Billboard hit and staple in the 1980s.
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