The list below showcases breakup rock songs from various rock genres. All in the space of one song, Johnny gives us dying promises and pledges of death from the absent lover that were apparently never redeemed. We've ranked the biggest 'Love' songs to ever hit the Hot 100 Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones -- from swooning '50s ballads to contemporary club bangers -- have been penned about the ups and downs of being in love. One of which, of course, being Poison. I dwell in peace, I hope you do too. Freak Me - Silk 11.
Compilation albums of rock love songs became hugely popular in the 80s. At no time are humans more susceptible to pathetic impulse than after a romantic breakup leaves them ravaged and desperate. Ever since rock love songs came into prominence in the 80s and 90s the nostalgia has never died. And what better medium to do it through, than by using her record-breaking voice. The great thing about these is that they're not only perfect for consoling the broken-hearted, they're also the best songs for slow dances. But we want another 'Truly Madly Deeply. Heartbreak Hotel - Whitney Houston feat.
What do you consider the most iconic breakup songs, of any generation? Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With It 1984 Out from under Ike's shadow this was the number that launched Tina Turner as the wild-haired senior soulstress who could sell by the million. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. The man knows what a breakup feels like. The song kept failing in America, with low-charting versions by Rush herself and Air Supply and a slightly better showing for Laura Branigan. Its meaning may be elusive but its power is undeniable. We were in a van, and we pulled up to where I used to live.
It's sonic proof that while musical fads and fashions will change with every generation, love -- and the songs inspired by it -- will never go out of style. Also, that image of the woman with the wildly frizzy halo of blond hair at the end of the video stuck with me to this day. Don't Let Go Love - En Vogue 21. How do I get you alone? It still never gets old, no matter how many times I sing it. I mean, have you googled some of your exes? There may be higher-quality '80s love songs than these, but few are more emotionally wrenching or delightfully predicated on heartbreak. Nobody's Supposed to Be Here - Deborah Cox 27. There's a reason you've probably never heard of Jimmy Harnen.
I remember coming home from a gig with the guys. Don't you cry tonight, I still love you baby. Practice What You Preach - Barry White 98. In its purest, most drenched? Some individuals keep it accumulated all within after parting ways with their lover. Come back Larry, there's still work to do! Something that totally hits you whether funny or not. This is how we 80s girls wanted our guys to feel after we broke up with them. Down Low Nobody Has to Know - R.
In live performances, many bands included slow rock songs in their set list. I Wanna Sex You Up - Color Me Badd 13. I Can't Sleep Baby If I - R. If love is real, it is everlasting and never goes away; but if love is simply not meant to be, that is where breakups come in. Kissing You - Keith Washington 56. Waiting by the phone hopefully but stripped of all dignity is most definitely a recurrent theme of this strain of love song, and this tune does not disappoint. If the singer's ex-lover has indeed rejected him so completely, why would she even notice or recognize him when he walks by? As one of the best breakup songs ever, no relationship is safe with tainted love.
A sense of humor was clearly necessary when it came to middle school love. The song became the most successful single in Ross' career while being the first of many 1 hits for Richie. We listened, sniffling morosely, to our loves had made for us, back when their hearts were true. The follow-up was an original, though U. Easton was not officially credited on the single and is the only duet in this list which does not credit both singers officially.
Proof positive that their voices seemed to be the one and only match for each other Sorry,. So, what are the top 20 breakup songs in rock music? There is a certain joy in going down memory lane, a never-ending desire to relive even the most intense and horrible moments of our early years—if only to remind ourselves how much more mature and better off we are now. Open My Heart - Yolanda Adams 4. In fact, many professionals use as way to help other people. Songs about breakups have been expressed colloquially through lyrics. Brown Sugar - D'Angelo 93.
Richie's song never appeared on the White Nights album because Motown didn't want it released on a different label. Nonetheless, this has to be the whiniest broken-hearted love song ever recorded, which, come to think of it, somehow makes it not suck in the context of this list. You're Makin' Me High - Toni Braxton 31. Ross had no problem with the slow, seductive first half but started laughing when the beats-per-minute increased, protesting she couldn't sing that part. Before the song even starts playing, we can relate to the title. And how cute are her hairdo and belted? Especially if you are addicted to them and you know they are bad news. To me, it's one of the best rock duets from the 80s.
I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kiss me my darling, be mine tonight. The same lyrics sang in a monotone voice while sitting in a dark room would send a much different message. Rock love songs added fresh feel to balladry. The 1980s are known for many great duets.