It is well quoted by someone “You haven’t lived if you haven’t loved.” Love is one of the purest feelings in the world. Everyone has a love in life that they can’t forget for a lifetime, and it hardly matters whether they are with them or not.
To express the beauty and sacredness of love, many artists and singers also have written songs dedicating them to the person they have loved the most in their entire life. There is a huge diversity of love songs written and sung by artists all over the world. These all songs carry the same feeling irrespective of the fact that they are sung and versed in different languages.
12 Hard Rock Love Songs
Singers have been writing love songs from the ancient age till today. Not all love songs are sad. Many rock bands have also sung love songs which have left the audience mesmerized.
Love and good music are the two things that are never going to die. Music always acts as therapy. Who says rock songs can’t bring out your emotional side. This is a misconception. Rock songs, especially rock love songs, have the power to make you sad if you can get the lyrics rightfully.
So, here are a few rock love songs that you can add to your playlist dedicated to the love of your life.
1) I Remember You – Skid Row
Released in the year of 1989, this rock song was sung by the American heavy metal band ‘Skid Row’ and is the third single from their debut album. This rock love song is a bit nostalgic where the singer remembers all the tender moments he had to spend with his lover.
Separation is the toughest thing to do when you love someone insanely. This same emotion has been described in this classical masterpiece of Skid Row.
It is a rock love song which describes the love which is gone and how the singer is deeply affected by it and can not forget about that love. Every event that takes place in the recent reminds him of the time he has spent with his love.
He remembers times he had walked hand in hand with his girlfriend, the immense love he has for his lover, and how he ensures his lover that he will always be by his side.
This song is considered to be one of the best rock love songs to date and will live in the hearts of people for years and years.
It is one of those romantic songs which will never get old. So I would recommend you to listen to this masterpiece at least once whenever you are free.
2) November Rain – Guns N’ Roses
This 9-minute melodious song is one of the famous love rock songs and the biggest hit of that time. It was released in 1991 and is the first video of that era to cross 1 billion views on YouTube.
This song was released by Guns n Roses in their album Use Your Illusion and is inspired by Axl Rose troubled relationship with his girlfriend.
The viewers say that this rock love song reminds them of their school days and will never get out of style. This song is also known as to be the best rock ballad ever.
This song is based on unrequited love in which the singer repents the death of his girlfriend and is regarded as the best guitar solo. The video of the song is definitely going to give you goosebumps so go and listen it for once.
November Rain is a composition of both joy and sorrows and depicts the journey of a person from the happiest moments to the saddest ones within a very small period of time.
The lyrics highlight the transient nature of life and so does the video. In this sensational love song the singer tells his girlfriend that he loves her and consoles her and expresses his wish to stay with her forever .
The beauty in which the lyrics have been presented will make you feel to give one more try to express your feelings and to never give up on your love.
3) Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley
This music video, released in 1994, is a classic rock and is sung by Jeff Buckley. This love rock song brings out the pain the singer is suffering after his relationship has ended and that he had to say goodbye to his girlfriend unwillingly.
This romantic rock song describes the last time singer had bid goodbye to his girlfriend, although he didn’t want it to end, and he isn’t able to save his relationship in spite of countless efforts.
The last goodbye is Jeff’s most successful commercial hit of his entire career. Goodbyes are always painful, and the same has been reflected in this song by Jeff Buckley. Every word in the song holds a very deep meaning.
This is one of the greatest love songs of all time. This song is referred to as the poetic and heartbreaking music anthem.
This love song is part of the album Grace and is 4: 35 minutes long.
Last Goodbye also featured at number 3 on Australia’s Triple J’s ‘Hottest 100 of 20 Years’ countdown.
4) This Love – Maroon 5
This romantic song has been sung and composed by the very famous American rock band of all times-‘Maroon 5’. Maroon 5 has always entertained people through their music videos.
This punk rock was released on Jan 12, 2004, and was written by Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael.
The lead singer said that he sang this song at a time when he was fed up with his relationship. He also said that he wrote this song during one of his most emotional phases of life.
This song depicts the scenario of a boy who is madly in love with his girlfriend, but she doesn’t reciprocate it in the same way.
The genre of this 3:30-minute long song is pop-punk or pop-rock and has won high praise from the audience.
5) 2000 Light Years Away- Green Day
2000 Light Years Away is considered to be one of the rolling stones in pop-rock love songs. This sensational song was sung by Green Day.
This classic rock song has made people its fan and has bought up emotions and excitement of a lover remembering his distant lover both in one lyrical masterpiece. The feelings Green Day has put in this song can be totally understood by people who go through the same phase.
Written by Billie Joe Armstrong, this song is 2:25 minutes long. He has dedicated this love song to the girl who was his girlfriend at that time, but she lived far away from him.
The song title is apt as it showcases the feelings of lovers who are in a long-distance relationship and are unable to see their better halves on a daily basis, and all they can do is cherish their love from offshore.
The passion for love in long-distance lovers is rightfully expressed in this classic rock love song.
6) Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight is one such romantic rock song which is evergreen and is still one of the power ballads that is sung by lovers to praise their better half.
In this 3;44 minutes song, Eric Clapton compliments his love that she looks pretty on their date.
Although this classic rock song was released in the 1970s, we can still say that all the boys who take their lovers to date can totally relate to this love song.
Eric, later on, revealed that he actually wrote this song when he was waiting for his lover on their date.
7) More Than Words- Extreme
As the name suggests, ‘More Than Words’ is a theme song in which the singer urges his lover to feel his love for her rather than confess it.
He wants that his lover should love her more and be with her than she says. It is a simple song with simple lyrics and subsequently a simple meaning that love is not just about simply speaking. It’s about the little efforts you put into making your lover happy and to make him believe that you love him.
Sung by Extreme, it is one of the iconic songs of the 1990s, and its genre is soft rock.
This rock love song is definitely going to keep you hooked after you get the meaning of the song.
Thus we can also say that this is a perfect song that describes the emotions of a lover who wants true love from his love interest.
8) Faithfully – Journey
This song is known to be one of the best classic rock love songs that have been composed. This song was released in 1983 by the American rock band “Journey.”
Jonathan Cain said that he wrote this song while he was travelling on a bus in just 30 minutes.
The genre of this song is classic rock, and its lyrics convey a very deep meaning if you listen to it. In this song, Jonathan consoles his wife that no matter how far they are or whatever the situations are, he will always stay loyal and stay committed to her.
Through this song, he comforts his wife to always support him as he needs her constant support to overcome the ups and downs he is facing in life.
This rock love song is quite realistic as we always need the support of our lover to cross the hurdles we face in our day-to-day lives, and sometimes the situations might go off track, but that doesn’t mean that love between them is finished.
This song has very nicely portrayed the life of an ordinary person who sometimes gets frustrated as he is unable to complete his day-to-day tasks. And in this frustration, there might be fights taking place between them. But that doesn’t mean that the love between them is over.
9) When I Am Gone – 3 Doors Down
Released in 2002, this is one of the rock love songs that will never get old.
This song was released by the American Band – 3 Doors Down and has gained a lot of popularity since it was released.
This song is a timeless heart-felt song and hits in a different way. The theme of this song is about a person who is going through a lot of ups and downs in his life. He has lost his faith in his life, and all he needs is love and support from his partner.
He is in the struggling phase of his life and needs his lover to support him to keep going in life. The genre of this love song is hard rock, and the music of the song is too powerful.
This song highlights the situation when nothing is going as per our wishes, and all we need is for our loved ones to console us so that we don’t feel lonely. This song has the power to make a person cry who is suffering from loneliness and depression.
This rock love song will definitely keep you hooked and will send chills up and down your spine.
10) Love Will Keep Us Alive- Eagles
This song was released in 1999 and is 4:04 minutes long. This song was written by Jim Capaldi, Paul Carrack and Peter Vale and was sung and composed by American Band “Eagles.”
This classic rock song showcases the strength of love that it fills the inner emptiness and that love is capable of overcoming all the problems in life.
The singer assures his beloved that he will stay by her side and would do anything to stay by her side. This song is a beautiful song which describes the passion that a person possesses when he is in love that he could even climb mountains for her.
This song takes you to a land of imagination where you are holding the hands of your lover and expressing how he/she has completed your life and that you will always support him /her.
So if you are madly in love with someone, then you should listen to this song. The music of this song is too soothing and will definitely make your day!!!!
11) Nights In White Satin- The Moody Blues
This song was released in 1967 and is one of the old classic rock love songs. This song was produced by Tony Clarke.
This rock love song has gained a lot of popularity and has been a trend many times. As per the information, this song was written by one of the Band members, Justin Hayward, who wrote this song at the age of 19 when his girlfriend gave him white satin bedsheets as a gift.
It’s a theme song where each and every line conveys very deep meaning. The lyrics of this song bring out a lot of passion in love and sink deep into one’s soul. This song is titled a gem by many people who can’t get over this song, and this song is always topping their playlist.
When you hear this song, you will definitely come to know why this song still hits so hard.
12) Love Overdue- Keith Richards
Have you ever felt the pain of losing someone who meant everything to you? Have you ever got separated from someone who was your world?
If yes, then you will closely relate to this song. This song brings out the pain the singer is suffering after he has lost his beloved. He can’t get over the moments they had spent together. This song has the power to bring back memories of your love.
This rock love song was written and released by Gregory Issacs in 1974. Later on, Keith Richards also released this song in 2015 in his album Cross-eyed Heart. The lyrics of this song are too touching.
This song is a fantastic composition and arrangement of music and lyrics which have won millions of hearts. Love overdue is considered the best track of the Cross-eyed album.
To sum up…..
It is well said that music is a piece of art that goes straight to your heart. The right music makes you heal. It is music only which relaxes us after a long hectic day. If you want to enjoy some rock love songs to elevate your mood and feel the purity of true love, then above are a few suggestions of classic rock love songs that will never age and stay in the hearts of people forever.