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Hard Rock Love Songs: falling in love

Updated on November 08, 2012
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Think of your favorite love song, or even your top five. Who is singing it? What sort of music is playing? What are the lyrics?

Were you picturing a long-haired headbanger? Electric guitars and crashing drums? Lyrics bearing a tortured soul? No? Why not?

Just because smooth R&B artists and piano playing crooners have flooded the airwaves with lovey-dovey make the girls swoon tunes, doesn't mean that's all there is. The rock scene has its Romeos too!

These are few of my favorite hard rock love songs. Give them a listen. Try them on for size. You might be surprised by what you find.


Paralyzer - Finger Eleven

Picking Up a Rock Chick

I think it is safe to say that the R&B artists have just about cornered the market on songs about wooing the ladies. That doesn't mean that the world of hard rock is completely out of the game.

Whoever this girl is she has got him "struck". Is it lovestruck or lust-struck? I will let you decide. But there's no doubt that Finger Eleven's vocalist is looking to get it on when he sings about "imagining a dark lit place, or your place, or my place."

Consider the beat and the odd twist on a dance video, and this might be as close as you get to hard rock entering the club scene. Though this guy would never admit it.


Tonight - Seether

Toxic Combination?

Is this a man trying to save a toxic relationship? Is it a toxic man being saved by a relationship? I suppose you could see it either way. And only the one who wrote the lyrics knows. Or does he?

There seems to be a lot of doubt about this relationship in the lyrics.The one thing not in question is that he is in love. She has him "feeling sublime" and he wants to "yell it from the rooftop down".

"Like sugar and cyanide. These worlds are gonna collide." What will the result be? At this moment, I don't think he cares. He is ready for the plunge. Hmmm. A hard rock wedding perhaps?


Say You'll Haunt Me - Stone Sour

Haunted by Love

It is one thing to tell the woman you love to never leave. Corey Taylor of Stone Sour takes it one giant step further when he sings “Say you’ll haunt me.” Now that is devotion.

This gives a whole new depth to the term together forever. No such thing as til death do us part in this romance. To make it almost uncomfortably creepily romantic, there is a certain desperation in his voice accompanied by haunting musical undertones.

This guy has it bad. And he wants to keep it. Forever. Now what girl doesn't want to hear that?



I Get Off - Halestorm

Falling in Lust?

There are plenty of hip hop videos that are more about booty shaking and "love" making than they are about any kind of romantic love. And there are plenty of rock song out there that do the same. Well why should the guys have all the fun?

There are girls out there that fall head over heels in lust. We can't help it. You guys are just so darn dreamy. Or maybe its just that we "get off on you, getting off on (us)". At least that is the case in this Halestorm track. And she is not afraid to admit it.

Unhealthy? For some perhaps. In this case, she seems to be enjoying herself well enough, and something makes me think so is he.


All I Wanna Do (cover) - Halestorm

Classic

Turned off by a girl that just wants to get off? Give her another shot. Really, all she wants to do is make love. Or so she says in this cover of the Heart classic.

You can never go wrong with a classic ballad. This cover stays true to the original, with a slightly harder edge. While not as harsh as the previous track by this band, something makes me think that "one night of love" with this girl is more than most guys out there can handle.


And That's a Wrap

There you have it. A tase of the warm and fuzzy, lovey-dovey, romantic side of the modern hard rock scene. Next time you are planning a candlelight dinner, maybe add one or tow of these to the playlist. No?

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing that I have heard of none of these. :) I guess you did a great job but you could have made all of this up and I wouldn't have a clue!

      I do know that you are a much better writer than you were when I first met you. Well done!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Hi Bill - Oh come on. You know you've heard of that last one.The Heart cover. No? As for the others, I think I am relieved to know they are not in your top ten most played. :)

      Thanks for the compliment on my writing. I am still trying out different styles. This really is a perfect environment for that. You have been a great source of support. I was just telling my sister-in-law about your crazy google searches! I have to catch up on those!

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Dana, great hub with an interesting analysis of the love lives of the heavy rockers out there. I used to be a Heart fan back in the day so I recognised the last song but not the others. I look forward to more genre analysis from you :o)

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dana,

      I haven't listened to much hard rock music. Thanks for the education.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Jools99 - Hi Julie! What do you mean USED TO BE a Heart fan. Those songs still rock. Add them to you play list asap! .... I don't expect a lot of hubbers to recognize those songs. They really are great though. Way better lyrics than most pop songs.... I plan on doing a few more of these hubs.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Daisy - thank you so much for reading this one (and proofing), I realise it is more than a little out of your area of interest. If you haven't you should give the songs a try. You might like them. :P

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Some songs really can make me swoon! I'm not familiar with all of these song so I am learning from you twin! Vote up and sharing too.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      ChristyWrites - I hope you gave them a listen. I am a total sucker for a tattooed guy with a gruff voice bearing his soul. Thanks for the share! :)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Dana - You know I'm a music freak! Stone Sour and Seether are my fav's out of the bunch, with Halestorm bringing up the rear. Btw, the new Stone Sour cd is awesome if you haven't had a chance to hear it yet! Great Job!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      rcrumple - Odd you should say that, Seether and Stone Sour are my two favorites, for the lyrics as much as the awesome music and vocals. I have been fortunate to see Stone Sour in conert. Powerful, stripped down performance. I'm not really a Halestorm fan, but I do like that song. Thanks for reading my fun little music hub. I had a good time writing it. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Dana, you have certainly posted some very interesting music here. I am not a rock band type, but you have really done a good job in writing the reviews on these. I'm sure rock music lovers will enjoy this post.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      teaches12345 - Considering you are no the rock type, I really appreciate you taking the time to read this and leave an encouraging comment. I think I will try my hand at another one of these. Thanks again.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I've heard of Finger Eleven and Seether, good picks!!!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Sunshine625 - Thanks Linda. This was to get my feet wet in the realm of the music hub. As with my other experimenting, I hope they will get better as I go.... Seether is one of my favs. Dying to see them in concert!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      You have just made me remember the teen days when we'd swoon over those cool rocker guys. And the many teen concerts in school that I organized and they banged the guitars around! These are all great picks, Dana, and I will share them.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Fun hub - Making me want to check out some new bands. Thanks. Voted up!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Glimmer Twin Fan - I hope you do check out some new bands. I am a huge music fan (everything from classical to hard rock) and I love sharing. Thank you for the votre up and for the fam mail. I hope I can write more hubs that you like even more.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      midget38 - i STILL swoon over cool rocker guys. Can't help it. I am a sucker for a tough guy with a sexy voice, plus I have a thing for drummers, and music, and tatoos and....! Glad you liked this. It was an experiment of sorts. I think i will try a few more music hubs.... Thank you for sharing. I always take that as such a compliment! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Great job, Dana! I've heard of one or two of these. ;) And so glad to see you spreading your wings and flying as a writer. Keep up the great work.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      TT - So glad to see my girlcrush has good taste in music. Or at least is aware that these bands are out there.... THank you so much for the compliment. I am flying, Wheeeee! Now lets see if I cna keep it up, or if I crash and burn like Icarus! :) Hugs!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      My pleasure, Dana-cakes. :) I like all kinds of music. ;) You are gonna fly because you set your mind to it. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      TT - thanks chickie. luv ya!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Dana, This hub "rocks!" Country music has some really amazing love songs also, musicians with long hair and 2 excellent electric guitarists Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. Small musical world:)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Linda - great to see you here. Country has a ton of great love songs, many of them by some very handsome men ;) I thnk every genre must have their love songs. Except maybe gansta rap. Or does it? I suppose a gansta can be a lover too. Hmmm. I should reseach this. :)

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I never heard of these folks, but if you say they are great, I'm sure they are. I just don't care for this type of music. I'm more of the Frank Sinatra, Bee Gees, fan.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      MARY! I am so glad you paid this hub a visit considering this is not quite your cup of tea. I listen to everything from this stuff to Frank to Jazz to whatever is good!.... thanks again. see you around cyberspace :)

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      kp 3 years ago

      I see your doing today's hard rock love songs. I'm more of a fan of 80's hard rock love songs vs. today's

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      kp - thanks for stopping by. there are some great 80s songs out there too!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Thank you for the introduction to great rock bands. Interesting and informative read.

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      Dana Strang 3 years ago from Ohio

      Vellur - thanks for the visit...hugs! :)

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