Love Songs to Suit Your Mood

Love SongsAn Exploration of Love Themes Through the Eyes of Classic Rock

Combining the power of rock music and love, an exploration of love themes with suggestions for music to match your mood.

Planning a romantic evening?  Choose the love theme that best describes your love mood, and check out the suggested theme song for the evening. The songs are listed by title, recording artist, and year of release.

Feeling a Little Nostalgic

Love Me Tender, Elvis Presley, 1956: Starting with the roots of rock and roll, what would be more appropriate that a little bit of Elvis. A number one hit in 1956. this soft ballad from the early days of Elvis, is appropriate for a quiet moment alone.

Groovy Tie-Dye Love

Sunshine of your Love, Cream, 1968:  Cream were the British supergroup consisting of Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, and Ginger Baker. The tune is a psychedelic rock from the 1960s kind of love song.

Somebody To Love, Jefferson Airplane, 1967:  Just like everyone else was in the 60s, Jefferson Airplane was just looking for somebody to love.

Groovy love from the 60s is best served with incense. Peace!

Just Happy to Be in Love

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher, Jackie Wilson, 1967: A very upbeat tune first recorded by Rhythm and blues singer Jackie Wilson in 1967, and later recorded by pop star Rita Coolidge in 1977. Both versions did well, both charting in the top ten.

Keep On Loving You, REO Speedwagon, 1980:  A fairly successful song hitting number 1 in the US, and breaking into the top ten in the UK. While still considered a hard rock power ballad, REO Speedwagon is just a bit less loud than other power rock bands of the 80s.

Happy love songs fit in well at all types of gatherings.

Southern Fried Country Rock Love

Caught Up in You, 38 Special, 1982: Best known for the song "Hold On Loosely" 38 Special blends mainstream rock with their southern rock roots as is illustrated with the song "Caught Up in You." A great upbeat tune for a burgers and beer dinner for two.

Dream Lover, The Marshall Tucker Band, 1978: The Marshall Tucker Band of Spartanburg, South Carolina are a cornerstone of the Southern rock genre best known for "Heard It in a Love Song" released in 1977. "Dream Lover" is a good example of Southern Fried Country RocK and the quest for love, best served with fried chicken and beer.

A More Mellow kind of Love

The Best Of My Love, Eagles, 1974: A very laid back and mellow love song from one of the super groups of the 70s, this song topped the charts back in 1975. Suitable for soft candlelight dinner with some wine.

Love's Theme, Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra, 1973: One of the few instrumental singles to reach number one on Billboard's Hot 100. How about an all instrumental tune, no words, just music, and let your love do the talking!

Proclaim your Love Loudly

I’ll Be There For You, Bon Jovi, 1988:  The song hit number 1 in the US, a heavy duty power ballad by the hard rocking hair band from New Jersey, featuring Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora.

Feel Like Makin' Love, Bad Company, 1975: A moderately successful song in the US and UK by British supergroup Bad Company, upbeat rock best played while dancing or during any other physical activity.

A Passionate Screaming Kind of Love

I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That), Meatloaf, 1993: Marvin Lee Aday, better know as Meatloaf. could sure belt out the passionate power ballad, as he does in this tune. This Jim Steinman song from the Bat Out of Hell II album was a hit all around the world.

Loving You's A Dirty Job But Somebody's Gotta Do It, Bonnie Tyler and Todd Rundgren, 1986:  Written by Jim Steinman, the same writer as many of Meatloaf's hit, this song features the raspy voiced Bonnie Tyler best known for power ballad Total Eclipse Of The Heart teaming up with rocker Todd Rundgren on this over the top power ballad.  This song never made it big in the United States, had some moderate success in Europe.

Screaming kind of love songs are suitable for slamming down some beers and playing pool with your significant other.

Confused about love?

Is This Love, Whitesnake, 1987:  Performed by English rock band Whitesnake, was one of the biggest hits in 1988. 

I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner 1984: Recorded by the British-American rock band Foreigner. The song hit #1 in both the UK and the U.S

These songs dare to ask the tough questions trying to understand love. Both are high energy power ballads.  If prolonged exposure to either song does nothing for your love life, you may need to seek professional help.

I'm Not Sure Who I Love

We've Got Tonight, Bob Seger, 1978:  More like a "Hey you're not doing anything else why not a one night stand" song than a love song, but Bob Seger is the master of the power ballad, how can you resist this one. If you don't have someone special already lined up, this song might be appropriate for you!

Explore and Enjoy

If some of these songs are before your time, take the time to check them out, create your own music mix.  Support the intellectual property of musicians by downloading these songs legally from you favorite online music service.