Top 10 Rock Love Songs

artist: misc date: 02/14/2014 category: entertainment
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Top 10 Rock Love Songs
Happy Valentines day!

To celebrate the most romantic day of the year, we asked Ultimate Guitar readers to nominate and vow for the greatest rocking love songs of all time.

We've counted the votes, and have collected a definitive playlist of love songs for you to play to your sweetheart this Valentines - or to enjoy alone while longing for true love. Alas, it's out there somewhere…

10. Paul McCartney and the Wings "Maybe I'm Amazed"

Paul McCartney's ode to the late Linda McCartney, written shortly before the Beatles' break up. Did you know he plays every instrument on this recording?

9. The Beatles "Something"

A highlight from the Beatles' catalogue by George Harrison, and his first A-side singe.

8. Eric Clapton "Layla"

Besides having one of the coolest guitar licks in history, "Layla" is the story of a young man who falls hopelessly in love with a beautiful but taken woman. Sound familiar, anyone?

7. Scorpions "Still Loving You"

This power ballad is more than a love song; some read into the lyrics as a political commentary on the Berlin Wall, which was still active when this song was released in 1984.

6. Queen "Love of My Life"

In this song, Freddie Mercury writes about the one woman he truly loved to the end: Mary Austin. He had a long-term relationship with her in the 1970s, and continued a close friendship with her to the very end, leaving her his home when he eventually died.

5. Led Zepplin "Thank You"

Believe it or not, this is the first song that Robert Plant wrote all the lyrics for. It signalled to guitarist Jimmy Page that Plant could now handle lyric writing duties, which had been shared until this point when Plant wrote the song about his then-wife Maureen.

4. Steel Panther "Community Property"

Steel Panther's typically tongue-in-cheek lyrics poke fun at the rock star touring lifestyle, with a nod to their sweetheart at home.

3. Foo Fighters "Everlong"

Somewhere between the breakup of his first marriage and finding new love in his hometown, Dave Grohl wrote a definitive Foo Fighters song about everlasting love.

2. Pearl Jam "Black"

How does a man remember love when he's at his lowest ebb and his heart is broken? Let Eddie Vedder tell you how.

1. The Cure "Lovesong"

One of the Cure's biggest hits, peaking at number 2 on the Billboard chart upon its release in 1989. Robert Smith wrote the song as a present to his fiancé as a wedding present, and has since been covered by many artists including Adele who included it on her smash hit album "21."


Ah, and the hilarious entry. It was the number one, absolute winner ... so we could not forget to mention it.

So...

0. Tenacious D "F--k Her Gently"

It's ... Tenacious D. Do we need to say more?


What's your favorite rock love song? Got any extra music tips for those celebrating Valentine's weekend? Post your suggestions in the comments.
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