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100 Best Rock Songs about Friends and Lovers

Updated on October 5, 2018
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I have been an online writer for over four years. I am passionate about books, philosophy, music, and the music industry.

We find courage for the craziest and wildest adventures with friends. Indeed, with friends around we feel invincible. In every circle of friends, there’s a strong bond formed by an emotional connection. Love, joy, pain and sorrow, close friends share it all, there never really is a secret with close friends. A close-knit relationship develops between certain friends in a group. You tend to hang out with a particular guy or girl more often than with others in your group. And, while you sure do love your entire group of friends, it’s that special friend that often gets all your attention. Gradually, feelings start developing towards that friend and before you know it cupid strikes. When friends become lovers the equation can change dramatically.


Sentiments associated with Rock Songs about Friends and Lovers

While songs about friendship and love have been written by singers and songwriters in different genres of music, the feeling of listening to rock songs about friends and lovers is truly magical, especially when you have rock ballads playing. Soft ballads that narrate a lyrical story about feelings for a friend or a lover take you down memory lane. A number of rock songs associated with relationships that deal with a friend or lover, strike an emotional connect with listeners. In ballads, lyrics blend poetically with soulful music to create a dreamlike imagery for listeners.


Typically in rock songs about friends and lovers, the lyrics pertain to thoughts or memories of the protagonist reminiscing over past events of personal life. A number of rock ballads aesthetically describe moments of a past relationship either with a friend or lover and the circumstance leading them to drift away. When loyalties change in friendship, sometimes there can be a rift between friends. However, if you are mature enough to understand perspectives, you are likely to handle the situation well. Even if you keep your feelings about someone under the wraps, friends have a fair clue of what’s going on.


A number of rock songs about friends and lovers touch upon varied sentiments associated with love. Lyrics in certain songs bring forth a sympathetic element questioning the listener’s perspective. Songs that express deep feelings about an ex girlfriend or ex boyfriend often hit the right notes with listeners. Thoughts about failed relationships and breakups have been expressed beautifully in certain rock songs. In some rock songs the different aspects of unrequited love tell a sympathetic story through poetic references. Tragic elements expressed in songs about friends and lovers connect well with listeners. The events narrated through lyrics in many rock songs stem from personal experiences of singers and songwriters.

The lines below bring to a life a diverse list of rock songs about friends and lovers.

  1. More Than Words- Extreme
  2. When You Love a Woman- Journey
  3. Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman- Bryan Adams
  4. Can’t Fight This Feeling- REO Speedwagon
  5. Something To Talk About- Bonnie Raitt
  6. Waiting for a Girl Like You- Foreigner
  7. Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
  8. I Remember You- Skid Row
  9. Accidently In Love- Counting Crows
  10. Can We Still Be Friends- Todd Rundgren
  11. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now- Starship
  12. The Search Is Over- Survivor
  13. Shiver- Coldplay
  14. Love Of My Life- Queen
  15. I Will Wait- Mumford and Sons
  16. Every Rose has It’s Thorn- Poison
  17. I Don’t Wanna let You Go- Weezer
  18. Don’t Ever Let It End- Nickelback
  19. Love Hurts- Nazareth
  20. I’ll Be There For You- The Rembrandts

21. Head Over Feet- Alanis Morissette

22. Is This Love- Whitesnake

23. Your Guardian Angel- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

24. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing- Aerosmith

25. Like a Friend- Pulp

26. Don’t Let Me Down- The Beatles

27. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic- The Police

28. Layla- Eric Clapton

29. Wild Horses- The Rolling Stones

30. Still Got The Blues for You- Gary Moore

31. Right Here Waiting- Richard Marx

32. Iris- Goo Goo Dolls

33. All My Friends- LCD Soundsystem

34. Dear God- Avenged Sevenfold

35. Have I Told You Lately- Van Morrison

36. I Want To Know What Love Is- Foreigner

37. First Time- Lifehouse

38. The Scientist- Coldplay

39. That Thing You Do- The Wonders

40. Heroes- David Bowie

41. You and Me- Alice Cooper

42. Creep- Radiohead

43. No Matter What- Papa Roach

44. The Reason- Hoobastank

45. I Love My Friends- Foster The People

46. The Crown of Love- Arcade Fire

47. Angel- Aerosmith

48. Sorry- Buckcherry

49. With A Little Help from My Friends- Joe Cocker

50. I’ll Stand By You- The Pretenders

51. You’re My Best Friend- Queen

52. Love Will Keep Us Alive- Eagles

53. Far Away- Nickelback

54. Fell In Love With a Girl- The White Stripes

55. It’s a Heartache- Bonnie Tyler

56. Take Over the World- Courtneers

57. Wonderwall- Oasis

58. Here Without You- 3 Doors Down

59. You’ve Got The Love- Florence and the Machine

60. Shining Light- Ash

61. For Lovers- Wolfman feat Pete Doherty

62. Lover You Should’ve Come Over- Jeff Buckley

63. In My Life- The Beatles

64. Thunder Clatter- Wild Cub

65. There is a Light That Never Goes Out- The Smiths

66. Hearts Burst Into Fire- Bullet For My Valentine

67. The Book of Love- The Magnetic Fields

68. So Far Away- Avenged Sevenfold

69. Yellow- Coldplay

70. Valerie- The Zutons

71. Bones of You- Elbow

72. Love Is On The Way- Saigon Kick

73. With Or Without You- U2

74. Only Love- Ben Howard

75. Love Out of Lust- Lykke Li

76. Anytime- McAuley Schenker Group

77. You’re the Inspiration- Chicago

78. Stay Together- Suede

79. Bloom- The Paper Kites

80. House of Cards- Radiohead

81. Love Bites- Def Leppard

82. Sweet Child O’ Mine- Guns N’ Roses

83. Maps- Yeah Yeah Yeahs

84. Nights In White Satin- The Moody Blues

85. All I Want Is You- U2

86. We’re Going To Be Friends- White Stripes

87. Everlong- Foo Fighters

88. Sweet Disposition- The Temple Trap

89. Lady- Styx

90. Snuff- Slipknot

91. Up Where We Belong- Joe Cocker

92. Angel Eyes- The Jeff Healey Band

93. You Do Something To Me- Paul Weller

94. How Good It Was- Courteeners

95. I Live My Life For You- Firehouse

96. Toothpaste Kisses- The Maccabees

97. Thinking About You- Puddle of Mudd

98. You Make Loving Fun- Fleetwood Mac

99. Love Of a Lifetime- Firehouse

100. Crazy On You- Heart

Other Notable Rock Songs about Friends and Lovers

  • I Found You- Alabama Shakes
  • Screaming Infidelities- Dashboard Confessional
  • Falling Slowly- Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
  • Say Yes- Elliot Smith
  • The Luckiest- Ben Folds
  • Still Loving You- Scorpions
  • Eternal Flame- The Bangles
  • Let Her Go- Passenger
  • You and Me- Lifehouse
  • Baby I Love Your Way- Peter Frampton
  • Awake- Secondhand Serenade
  • First Cut is the Deepest- Sheryl Crow
  • Alison- Elvis Costello
  • I’ll Be There For You- Bon Jovi
  • Revelry- Kings of Leon
  • Home- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
  • Never Tear Us Apart- Inxs
  • Do You Realize- The Flaming Lips
  • Goodbye My Lover- James Blunt
  • Almost Paradise- Mike Reno and Ann Wilson
  • Letter From a Friend- Blues Traveler
  • Better Together- Jack Johnson
  • I’ll See You In My Dreams- Giant
  • Friday, I’m In Love- The Cure
  • Changes- Black Sabbath
  • Kiss Me- Sixpence None The Richer
  • You and I- Scorpions
  • She’s Gone- Steelheart
  • The Apologist- R.E.M.
  • When I’m With You- Sheriff
  • What I Have To Offer- Eels
  • Save Your Love- Great White
  • When I See You Smile- Bad English
  • My Friends Over You- New Found Glory
  • Just Take My Heart- Mr. Big
  • Friends, Lovers Or Nothing- John Mayer
  • Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)- Vertical Horizon
  • For You- Sharon Van Etten
  • Don’t Know What you Got (Til It’s Gone)- Cinderella
  • Something- The Beatles
  • Use Somebody- Kings of Leon
  • Love Drunk- Boys Like Girls
  • I Will Follow You into The Dark- Death Cab For Cutie
  • Tongue Tied- Grouplove
  • First Day of My Life- Bright Eyes
  • Heaven in Your Eyes- Loverboy
  • More Than Words Can Say (I Need You Now)- Alias
  • This Love- Maroon 5
  • The Flame- Bad English
  • All BY Myself- Eric Carmen
  • Baby Loves Me- Eels
  • Love Is Here- Starsailor
  • I Won’t Hold You Back- Toto
  • Always- Bon Jovi
  • Trying Not To Love You- Nickelback
  • Could Have Been Me- The Struts
  • We’ve Got Tonight- Bob Seger
  • Straight to You- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • I’m Yours- Jason Marz
  • Baby Come Back- Player
  • Wicked Game- Chris Isaak
  • Heaven- Warrant
  • Last To Know- Three Days Grace
  • Regret- Fiona Apple
  • Don’t Speak- No Doubt
  • Everything- Lifehouse
  • All Out Of Love- Air Supply
  • My Understandings- Of Mice & Men
  • Knife- Rockwell
  • Can’t Stop This Thing We Started- Bryan Adams
  • I Was Only Joking- Rod Stewart
  • When You’re Gone- Avril Lavigne
  • How Deep Is You Love- Bee Gees
  • Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad- Def Leppard
  • The Day I Met You- Lillian Axe
  • If You Needed Somebody- Bad Company
  • Keep On Loving You- REO Speedwagon
  • Heaven- Bryan Adams
  • Miles Away- Winger
  • So Far Away- Dire Straits
  • Only- Yellowcard
  • Go Your Own Way- Fleetwood Mac
  • Love is a Battlefield- Pat Benatar
  • That Kiss- Courteeners
  • Carrie- Europe
  • Never Let Me Go- Florence and the Machine
  • I’ll Never Let You Go- Steelheart
  • Nothing Compares 2 U- Sinead O’ Connor
  • Time Makes Two- Robert Cray
  • Fall For You- Secondhand Serenade
  • Everytime You Go Away- Paul Young
  • Back When We Were Beautiful- Bon Jovi
  • We used To Be Friends- The Dandy Warhols
  • Love Song- Tesla
  • You’re The One- The Black Keys
  • The People That We Love- Bush
  • In It For Love- Richie Sambora
  • The Only Exception- Paramore
  • I Will Possess Your Heart- Death Cab For Cutie
  • The Love I Live For- Hinder

Which song about Friends and Lovers Do you relate to?

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© 2018 Ansel Pereira


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