Supposing our world without music, what would it be? How many efforts would we take to uncover our feelings and emotions more deeply? Without music, life would be flat and this is extremely important when we talk about love songs. An array of musical choices allows us to find the perfect composition for almost every taste and emotion. But no matter what new musical genres have appeared, they will never replace romantic songs.
Songs with which we can dance with someone or cry, or just mention certain moments of our lives that give a feeling of warmth and tenderness in our hearts. Truly, madly, deeply, love songs can be combined with our memories, breath-taking words can remind us of something special and very tremendous. For this reason, we've prepared the most romantic and meaningful songs ever and found out the stories of its creation. Enjoy it!
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
"Wicked Game" is dedicated to unrequited love. However, the protagonist does not suffer from unrequited feelings as in many similar songs; on the contrary, he is burdened by passion, which comes from a woman who goes crazy over him. "Wicked Game" was included in Isaac's third studio album "Heart Shaped World" and was released as a single in 1989. I
t can not be said that the audience did not pay attention to it, but the song became a spellbinding hit only after David Lynch included it in the soundtrack of the movie "Wild at Heart". As a result, "Wicked Game" made it to the sixth place on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. Such unexpected successes a year and a half after the release of the single. Subsequently, many famous performers and bands recorded the covers for this song: HIM, R.E.M., Gregorian, and others.
The Cure – Lovesong
One of the greatest songs of all time. ‘Lovesong’ is the most romantic creation of legendary post-punk band The Cure. It’s undeniably how deep and meaningful are the music and lyrics, which were written by Robert Smiths. This song is so true and heart-wrenching "whatever words I say, I will always love you" it's like no matter what you think, you will always have this connection that is beyond conscious thought. By the way, Robert dedicated his 'Lovesong' to his beloved wife.
Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful
"Young and Beautiful" will forever remain as one of the most iconic romantic songs of our generation. The song was written specifically for the movie "The Great Gatsby". The song, like the movie, and the novel - the embodiment of the beautiful momentary nature, fragility, and uniqueness of the current moment. The song is full of bitterness and regrets about passing youth and beauty - and hopes that true love will be eternal.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds/Kylie Minogue - Where The Wild Roses Grow
Nick said that he wrote it under the impression of the folk ballad "Rose Connolly", also known as "Down in the Willow Garden". He also admitted that while he was working on the song, he was going to invite Kylie to sing in a duet. He paid attention to the singer when he saw the video "Better the Devil You Know", but he always thought that "it would be better if she performed something sad and slow." The song "Where the Wild Roses Grow" tells about a man who fell in love with a young and beautiful girl and killed her, so as not to see how her beauty fades. Naturally, Nick is singing from the maniac person and Kylie performs the role of the victim (that is, her ghost).
U2 - With Or Without You
Few people know, but the Irish rock band U2 recorded the song "With or Without You" very strained and was close to having to abandon it altogether. But they nevertheless managed to finish the begun and the song cracked the charts of several countries, became the face of U2 and was later included in numerous lists of the best tracks ever. It wouldn't have been possible without Bono, who composed the song and believed in its success until the very last. Bono said that he composed "With or Without You" as a song about love and complexities, without which no relationship can manage. Inspired by his album "Climate of Hunter" by Scott Walker. He also explained that the line "And you give yourself away" wanted to show how he feels, being constantly in the spotlight. "With or Without You" was released the first single from the record "The Joshua Tree" in March 1987. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 and the charts of several other countries, which was the highest achievement of U2 at that time. In the UK Singles Chart, the song climbed to fourth place.
Savage Garden - To The Moon & Back
The song is extremely romantic, and the melody and the words come to us with a boom right in the heart. With this song, you can convey all your feelings. 'To The Moon & Back' was released in Australia in November 1996 as the second single of the Savage Garden debut album. The song reached the third place in the UK Singles Chart, hit the 25 best songs of U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and also became the first single of the group, reached the first place in the chart of Australia.
The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes
‘There Is A Light That Never Goes ‘ turned out to be a very beautiful song, which is still gaining tremendous success among listeners in many countries. In this song, we find front man, Morrissey, in the passenger seat of a potential romantic partner's car. He pleads with the driver, "Don't drop me home." In fact, Morrissey is so captivated by his company that he goes as far as to say that he would not care if a "double-decker bus" crashed into them, as to die by the side of his sweetheart would be "such a heavenly way to die." This narrative has been compared to the 1955 film, Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean - whom Morrissey idolized.
Lorde - Writer in the Dark
Love can also be about uncertainty. This has to be one of the deeper and more maturely beautiful songs by Lorde. In this song, Lorde accentuates the emotion she can control her voice, and the instrumentation accompaniments her voice and her intended lyrical connotation perfectly.
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Quiet Little Voices
'Quiet Little Voices' is the kind of wistful and bubbling ballad of love that only We Were Promised Jetpacks could create. Perhaps not a very popular song, not everyone is familiar with it. However, you definitely you're gonna love it just listen to these words: ''In any which direction call me I will run for you I'll come for you I'll die for you''... It's so dramatic.
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
The history of the song "Whole Lotta Love" is full of interesting events. It turned out to be the first hit single of Led Zeppelin, was repeatedly included in various authoritative ratings of the best tracks and even became the reason for the legal debate between the band members and the blues legend Willie Dixon. The song was released as the first single from the album "Led Zeppelin II", via the Atlantis label in November 1969. More than a million copies were sold, and the disc officially became "gold" by April 1970. "Whole Lotta Love" is included in the list of 500 greatest songs, composed by Rolling Stone. In addition, it is included in the ratings of the most worthy guitar tracks by the readers of Rolling Stone and Q. It is also one of the most significant hard rock songs according to VH1.