300 Greatest Romantic Rock Songs And Ballads

The sensibilities expressed in emotional songs speak a language of the heart. This article is a showcase of the best romantic rock songs and ballads.
300 Greatest Romantic Rock Songs and Ballads
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While songs convey a wide range of emotions that draw parallel with listeners, balladry in songs evokes a special feeling of nostalgia. When you listen to romantic rock songs you cannot but help succumb to a state of intense excitement. This state of euphoria helps the listener heal within. The gush of emotion and feeling rock songs bring transcends poetically with the listener. This enables listeners to connect and relate with lyrics. Romantic rock songs or power ballads take listeners on a journey of lyrical and musical sentiments that are connected with life.  

Ballads and Romantic Rock Songs: Balladry in


In musical contexts the term ‘ballad’ refers to a song that narrates a story in short stanzas. Romantic rock songs are hugely popular with different age groups because they uplift and awaken the inner being. While a number of rock ballads talk about love and relationships, factually ballads deal with a range of emotional aspects that include grief, anger, death, and breakup. ‘Romantic rock songs’ is used as an umbrella term for Rock ballads, acoustic rock, emo ballads and power ballads.

Instrumentation in Rock Ballads

The slow tempos in romantic rock songs are often accompanied with high energy vocals or high pitched vocals that breathe life in the emotional quotient of the song. The mellow instrumentation is interspersed with acoustic guitar solos and electric guitar solos to the backdrop of drums and bass. A number of bands also make the use of piano or synthesizer for textural moods in songs. In recent times a number of indie bands have experimented with lyrical and musical soundscapes bringing in a new sound to balladry.

While the sound of ballads has evolved in every decade, what remain constant are the brutally honest narratives in the verse and chorus. In present times ballads are popular in different music genres. However, one cannot deny the fact that rock ballads and power ballads bring out the ‘true you’ in you.

The lines below showcase a colossal list of the best romantic rock songs. The list includes rock ballads, acoustic rock, emo ballads, metal ballads, indie rock ballads and power ballads.

300 Greatest Romantic Rock Songs and Ballads

  1. “Don’t Let Me Down”- The Beatles
  2. “Is This Love”- Whitesnake
  3. “Still Loving You”- Scorpions
  4. “Always”- Bon Jovi
  5. “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”- Bryan Adams
  6. “November Rain”- Guns N’ Roses
  7. “Yellow”- Coldplay
  8. “With Or Without You”- U2
  9. “The Scientist”- Coldplay
  10. “More Than Words”- Extreme
  11. “Chasing Cars”- Snow Patrol
  12. “I Want To Know What Love Is”- Foreigner
  13. “Slide Away”- Oasis
  14. “Angie”- Rolling Stones
  15. “You’re Beautiful”- James Blunt
  16. “Faithfully”- Journey
  17. “You Do Something to Me”- Paul Weller
  18. “I Don’t Wanna Change You”- Damien Rice
  19. “Heaven”- Bryan Adams
  20. “Fix You”- Coldplay
  21. “Soldier of Fortune”- Deep Purple
  22. “The Reason”- Hoobastank
  23. “When Love and Hate Collide”- Def Leppard
  24. “Shining Light”- Ash
  25. “Wonderful Tonight”- Eric Clapton
  26. “Toothpaste Kisses”- The Maccabees
  27. “Everybody Hurts”- REM
  28. “I Will Follow You Into The Dark”- Death Cab For Cutie
  29. “Everlong”- Foo Fighters
  30. “In My Life”- The Beatles
  31. “Open Arms”- Journey
  32. “Disarm”- The Smashing Pumpkins
  33. “Can’t Fight This Feeling”- REO Speedwagon
  34. “Read My Mind”- The Killers
  35. “Hallelujah”- Jeff Buckley
  36. “Every Woman In The World To Me”- Air Supply
  37. “Waiting For a Girl Like You”- Foreigner
  38. “Sonnet”- The Verve
  39. “Without You”- Badfinger
  40. “Bed of Roses”- Bon Jovi
  41. “Up Where We Belong”- Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
  42. “A Song For Lovers”- Richard Ashcroft
  43. “Love of My Life”- Queen
  44. “I Remember You”- Skid Row
  45. “Take over the World”- Courteeners
  46. “To The End”- Blur
  47. “Eric Carmen”- All By Myself
  48. “I Live My Life For You”- Firehouse
  49. “Be My Wife”- David Bowie
  50. “Baby I Love Your Way”- Peter Framption
  51. “Love Hurts”- Nazareth
  52. “Tears In Heaven”- Eric Clapton
  53. “Something”- The Beatles
  54. “Have I Told You Lately”- Van Morrison
  55. “Your Guardian Angel”- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  56. “5 years Time”- Noah and the Whale
  57. “Lost in Love”- Air Supply
  58. “Right Here Waiting For You”- Richard Marx
  59. “Beth”- Kiss
  60. “Somewhere Only We Know”- Keane
  61. “Making Love Out of Nothing At All”- Air Supply
  62. “Sally Cinnamon”- The Stone Roses
  63. “Before the Dawn”- Judas Priest
  64. “Angel”- Aerosmith
  65. “Winter Winds”- Mumford and Sons
  66. “To Be With You”- Mr. Big
  67. “Silent Lucidity”- Queensryche
  68. “Love Bites”- Def Leppard
  69. “Grace”- Jeff Buckley
  70. “I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight”- Cutting Crew
  71. “More Than a Feeling”- Boston
  72. “Home Sweet Home”- Motley Crue
  73. “You Make Lovin’ Fun”- Fleetwood Mac
  74. “Cocoon’- Catfish and the Bottlemen
  75. “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman”- Bryan Adams
  76. “That Kiss”- Courteeners
  77. “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”- Starship
  78. “Wish You Were Here”- Pink Floyd
  79. “When I Need You”- Leo Sayer
  80. “Wind of Change”- Scorpions
  81. “Iris”- Goo Goo Dolls
  82. “Alone”- Heart
  83. “You’re The Inspiration”- Chicago
  84. “Run”- Snow Patrol
  85. “Love of a Lifetime”- Firehouse
  86. “Broken Wings”- Mr. Mister
  87. “Lovefool”- The Cardigans
  88. “I’m Yours”- Jason Marz
  89. “Never Say Goodbye”- Bon Jovi
  90. “I’m In You”- Peter Frampton
  91. “Can’t Stop Loving You”- Van Halen
  92. “One Day Like This”- Elbow
  93. “Still Got The Blues for You”- Gary Moore
  94. “When a Blind Man Cries”- Deep Purple
  95. “There She Goes”- The La’s
  96. “The Flame”- Cheap Trick
  97. “Marry Me”- Train
  98. “Romeo and Juliet”- Dire Straits
  99. “Love Is On The Way”- Saigon Kick
  100. “Black Velvet”- Alannah Myles
  101. “Now and Forever”- Richard Marx
  102. “Wild Horses”- Rolling Stones
  103. “When I See You Smile”- Bad English
  104. “She’s Gone”- Steelheart
  105. “Miles Away”- Winger
  106. “You and Me”- Alice Cooper
  107. “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”- Poison
  108. “Bliss”- Muse
  109. “All My Love”- Led Zeppelin
  110. “Stay Together”- Suede
  111. “The Wannadies”- You and Me Song
  112. “Love Is Only a Feeling”- The Darkness
  113. “Ready For Love”- Bad Company
  114. “You’re In My Heart”- Rod Stewart
  115. “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing”- Aerosmith
  116. “Here Without You”- 3 Doors Down
  117. “I Believe In You”- Stryper
  118. “When I’m With You”- Sheriff
  119. “Do I Wanna Know”- Arctic Monkeys
  120. “I’ll Be There for You”- Bon Jovi
  121. “All I Want is You”- U2
  122. “Keep On Loving You”- REO Speedwagon
  123. “You Give Me Something”- James Morrison
  124. “Lady’- Styx
  125. “Maps”- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  126. “Crazy on You”- Heart
  127. “In The Army Now”- Status Quo
  128. “Your Are The Best Thing”- Ray LaMontagne
  129. “You and I”- Scorpions
  130. “Cosmic Love”- Florence and the Machine
  131. “I Won’t hold You Back”- Toto
  132. “All I Need”- Air
  133. “Don’t Know What You Got (Til It’s Gone)”- Cindrella
  134. “More Than Words Can Say”- Alias
  135. “Fields of Gold”- Sting
  136. “Thank You”- Led Zeppelin
  137. “The Angel Song”- Great White
  138. “Fly To The Angels”- Slaughter
  139. “With Arms Wide Open”- Creed
  140. “Just The Way You Are”- Billy Joel
  141. “Heaven In Your Eyes”- Loverboy
  142. “Drops of Jupiter”- Train
  143. “Into Your Arms”- The Lemonheads
  144. “Fall At Your Feet”- Crowded House
  145. “Tequila Sunrise”- Eagles
  146. “MSG (McAuley Schenker Group)” - Anytime
  147. “Forever”- Y&T
  148. “Take it To the Limit”- Eagles
  149. “Sweet Child O’ Mine”- Guns N’ Roses
  150. “Fly High Michelle”- Ennuf Z’ Nuff
  151. “You’re the Only Woman (You and I)’- Ambrosia
  152. “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”- Chicago
  153. “She’s Always a Woman”- Billy Joel
  154. “Carrie”- Europe
  155. “I Don’t Love You”- My Chemical Romance
  156. “Amanda”- Boston
  157. “Sister Christian”- Night Ranger
  158. “Love Is Here”- Starsailor
  159. “If”- Bread
  160. “Only Women Bleed”- Alice Cooper
  161. “If You Think You Know How to Love Me”- Smokie
  162. “Make It with You’- Bread
  163. “I’ll See You in My Dreams”- Giant
  164. “Lover of the Light”- Mumford and Sons
  165. “Harden My Heart”- Quarterflash
  166. “Walking In Memphis”- Marc Cohn
  167. “Push Your Head Towards the Air”- Editors
  168. “You Are the Woman”- Firefall
  169. “Babe”- Styx
  170. “Pure”- The Lightning Seeds
  171. “New Kid In Town”- Eagles
  172. “Without You I’m Nothing”- Placebo
  173. “Gravity”- John Mayer
  174. “Straight From The Heart”- Bryan Adams
  175. “When You Love a Woman”- Journey    
  176. “Drive”- The Cars
  177. “High Enough”- Damn Yankees
  178. “What Keeps Me Loving You”- XYZ
  179. “Peaceful Easy Feeling”- Eagles
  180. “Everything You Want”- Vertical Horizon
  181. “Ride like The Wind”- Christopher Cross
  182. “Fell in Love With a Girl”- The White Stripes
  183. “Dreams”- Fleetwood Mac
  184. “She’s got a Way”- Billy Joel
  185. “Let’s Make a Night To Remember”- Bryan Adams
  186. “If You Leave Me Now”- Chicago
  187. “Shape of My Heart”- Sting
  188. “Total Eclipse of the Heart”- Bonnie Tyler
  189. “Baby I’m Yours”- Arctic Monkeys
  190. “Everytime You Go Away”- Paul Young
  191. “Heaven”- Warrant
  192. “In It For Love”- Richie Sambora
  193. “Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)”- Phil Collins
  194. “Make Me Lose Control”- Eric Carmen
  195. “Where you Goin’ Now”- Damn Yankees
  196. “Never Let Me Go”- Florence and the Machine
  197. “Hard Habit to Break”- Chicago
  198. “Almost Paradise”- Mike Reno and Ann Wilson
  199. “You Make It Real”- James Morrison
  200. “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”- Elvin Bishop
  201. “Biggest Part of Me”- Ambrosia
  202. “Everything I Own”- Bread
  203. “Songbird”- Oasis
  204. “Ho Hey”- The Lumineers
  205. “On and On”- Stephen Bishop
  206. “When The Children Cry”- White Lion
  207. “Rosanna”- Toto
  208. “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”- Don Henley and Patty Smyth
  209. “Honestly”- Stryper
  210. “You Are So Beautiful”- Joe Cocker
  211. “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”- Steely Dan
  212. “It Might Be You”- Stephen Bishop
  213. “Say You Love Me”- Fleetwood Mac
  214. “Love Walks In”- Van Halen
  215. “Lay Back In the Arms of Someone”- Smokie
  216. “Never Ending Nightmare”- MSG (McAuley Schenker Group)
  217. “Only Time Will Tell”- Nelson
  218. “Dust in the Wind”- Kansas
  219. “Sara”- Starship
  220. “Friday I’m In Love”- The Cure
  221. “If You Needed Somebody”- Bad Company
  222. “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)”- Steelheart
  223. “Weather With You”- Crowded House
  224. “Just Remember I Love You”- Firefall
  225. “Hold My Hand”- Hootie and the Blowfish
  226. “Tunnel of Love”- Dire Straits
  227. “First Day of My Life”- Bright Eyes
  228. “Angel Eyes”- Jeff Healey Band
  229. “Sharing the Night Together”- Dr Hook & The Medicine Show
  230. “When I Look Into Your Eyes”- Firehouse
  231. “Best of My Love”- Eagles
  232. “Anytime”- MSG (McAuley Schenker Group)
  233. “Bird of Paradise”- Snowy White
  234. “Don’t Cry”- Guns N’ Roses
  235. “I Don’t Want To Live Without You”- Sleez Beez
  236. “Just Say Yes”- Snow Patrol
  237. “Take It Easy On Me”- Little River Band
  238. “We’ve Got Tonight”- Bob Seger
  239. “Rings”- Cymarron
  240. “Eternal Flame”- The Bangles
  241. “Better Together”- Jack Johnson
  242. “Dream On”- Nazareth
  243. “I’ll Follow You”- Shinedown
  244. “Little Lies”- Fleetwood Mac
  245. “Love Song”- Tesla
  246. “You and Me”- Lifehouse
  247. “Don’t Close Your Eyes”- Kix
  248. “The Search Is Over”- Survivor
  249. “Nothing Else Matters”- Metallica
  250. “Burning Heart”- Vandenberg
  251. “Dreamer”- Europe
  252. “Love is All”- The Rapture
  253. “Love Kills”- Vinnie Vincent Invasion
  254. “Love Walked In”- Thunder
  255. “Save Your Love”- Great White
  256. “Kiss You All Over”- Exile
  257. “Believe In Love”- Scorpions
  258. “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”- Def Leppard
  259. “Alone Again”- Dokken
  260. “A Tale That Wasn’t Right”- Heloween
  261. “Missing You”- John Waite
  262. “Starlight”- Muse
  263. “Heart Of Steel”- Manowar
  264. “Two Steps Behind”- Def Leppard
  265. “When It’s Love”- Van Halen
  266. “The Day That I Met You”- Lillian Axe
  267. “How Much I Feel”- Ambrosia
  268. “The Heart of the Matter”- Don Henley
  269. “Who You Love”- John Mayer
  270. “I Love You”- Climax Blues Band
  271. “Love Takes Time”- Orleans
  272. “Don’t Walk Away”- Danger Danger
  273. “Love Will Keep Us Alive”- Eagles
  274. “Never Tear Us Apart”- Inxs
  275. “Womankind”- Little Angels
  276. “Angelia”- Richard Marx
  277. “Mama, I’m Coming Home”- Ozzy Osbourne
  278. “Let It End”- Styx
  279. “All I Want To Do Is make Love To You”- Heart
  280. “It’s a Heartache”- Bonnie Tyler
  281. “Close My Eyes Forever”- Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne
  282. “Forever”- Kiss
  283. “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes”- Asia
  284. “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)”- Vertical Horizon
  285. “Windmill”- Heloween
  286. “Don’t Let It End”- Styx
  287. “What Love Can Do”- Kingdome Come
  288. “In Your Arms”- Little Caesar
  289. “What’s Forever”- House of Lords
  290. “Crazy Without You”- Sheriff
  291. “One”- U2
  292. “I’d Love You To Want Me”- Lobo
  293. “When I Find Love”- XYZ
  294. “Just Between You and Me”- April Wine
  295. “Always Gonna Love You”- Gary Moore
  296. “Moonlight Feels Right”- Starbuck
  297. “Kayleigh”- Marillion
  298. “You Give Me All I Need”- Scorpions
  299. “Feels Like The First Time”- Foreigner
  300. “Jessie”- Joshua Kadison 

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