Top 10 WORST Love Songs In Rock – Rocked

Singing about love should not be this hilariously awful.

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Rocked!  A series that at least once a week will take a new album in the rock genre (everything from soft alternative to metal) under review so you can see if it's worth your time and money.


  1. Presuming AZLyrics didn’t fudge the words…

    I know the territory – I’ve been around
    It’ll all turn to dust and we’ll all fall down
    Sooner or later you’ll be screwing around

    I won’t do that!
    No I won’t do that!”

    He’s saying he’ll do anything for HER love (i.e., NOT screw someone else, for ‘love’).


    “But I’ll never forget the way you feel right now
    Oh no
    No way
    And I would do anything for love
    But I won’t do that”

    Furthering the point.

  2. 10 – Agree, it’s a bland, bland hair metal ballad
    9 – Kiss suck. Always have. Period.
    8 – Never heard of Hinder or this song
    7 – Not Hall and Oats best song.
    6 – Meatloaf sucks, this is one of his worst. Only song of his that’s worse is Paradise by Dashboard light: We get it…Baseball is a metaphor for fucking.

  3. 5 – Bland hair metal, interchangeable with #10
    4 – Good pick, that song is terrible and cheezy
    3 – I don’t think it’s supposed to be serious.
    2 – Too nuanced? Does the duality escape you? This is a masterful song with brilliantly menacing lyrics and melancholy atmosphere. Ugh…so millenial to dismiss it.
    1 – Easy pick, lame suckage levels off the charts

    Good list, except for 2 and 3 – You blew it on those.

    Oh, as for Meatloaf? Hmmm…meeting the in-laws, if I had to guess.

  5. 1) Holy crap! I Would Do Anything For Love is one of the best love songs!

    “After awhile you’ll forget everything; It’s a brief interlude, a mid-summer night’s dream
    And you’ll see that it’s time to move on” “I won’t do that.”

    He’s trying to express that his passion for her is not a passing thing. The song is working backwards: She has already expressed distrust of his overblown emotions because they are just that; She is listening to his arguments and finally gets more to say when he quiets down.

    “Will you hold me sacred, will you hold me tight? Can you colourize my life, I’m so sick of black and white, Can you make it all a little less old”

    ” Will you make me some magic with your own two hands? Can you build an emerald city with these grains of sand?” Louder and more passionately-“Can you give me something I can take home?”

    The woman is worried that this grand overture of his is something that can be transferred to another or die as quickly as it came and he is trying to say that this is for keeps; By the end when he has calmed down, she accepts his sincerity. (as expressed by the softer piano taking us out of the song).

    2) Okay. Every Breath You Take is about a relationship that broke apart; She may or may not have gotten over it but he has not; He still loves her. Whether or not The Police intended to ironically recall unhealthy obsession with a romantic beat, it does not matter. What most people hear is romantic longing. Not unhealthy behavior is romantic but real unfulfilled love is heartbreaking. Look up the histories of the Charging Bull and the Fearless Girl statues, both of which have come to encompass the opposite of why they were created. Recently, the indie art statue had paint thrown on it and the corporate one had a sash of triumph put on it. By anti-corporate people.

    • “Every Breath you Take” cleverly plays on a duality of perspectives. The point of view expressing the song using language of devotion for the benefit of himself and outside observers, but in reality he’s clearly moved into an unhealthy obsession.

      The Police were clever songwriters who could write beyond pop pleasantries. There is a dual nature to several of their songs, like “Wrapped Around Your Finger” and “Roxanne”, but also heavier subject matter analyzing modern society (Message in a Bottle and Many Miles Away), Spiritualism VS Materialism (Spirits in the Material World), the inevitability of suffering (King of Pain), etc…

      I suspect drummer turned composer Stuart Copeland may have had as much to do with that or more than Sting.

      Furthermore look at the language used: “I’ll be watching you”, not “I’m wanting you” or even “I can’t let you go”…”Can’t you see, you belong to me?”…this sentiment is fine for a song about devotion to your lover, not in a breakup song.

      There’s also a lot of accusatory language tossed in there as opposed to describing what he loves about this woman.

      “Every smile you fake”
      “Every claim you stake”
      “Every bond you break”
      “Every game you play”
      “Every night you stay” – (Presumably with another man)
      “Every vow you break”

      There’s very little about what makes this women so wonderful that he can’t stop thinking about, let alone watching her.

  6. I quite like some songs on this list 🙂 Usually because of a personal relation, as they tend to do.

  7. I know you said only “hard rock” songs, but
    here are some others in other genres that I have to say are very confusing “love” songs:
    “Happy to be Stuck With You” – Huey
    We got too many friends and places that we share, so breaking up would be more akward IMO, so let’s trudge through this somehow.
    “Escape” (The Stupid Ass Pina Colada Song)
    I decided to cheat on my “lady”, I then find out that she’s cheating on me, and we laugh about it, instead of calling lawyers, very odd song.
    “Love The One You’re With” – CSNY
    Let’s face it, women NEVER believed in “free love”.
    “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”
    We have ABSOLUTELY nothing in common, except this one movie that we barely remembered, and only kinda liked, so there you go, destined to be lovers forever (Ummmm……OK)

  8. Heh. Jimmy Buffet’s “Why Don’t We Get Drunk & Screw”…followed by the Beatles’ “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road”, Spinal Tap’s “Big Bottom”, AC/DC’s “Big Balls” and topped off with Bad English’s “When I See You Smile”.

    Good times. 🙂

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