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Best Indie Love Songs to Dedicate to Your Special Someone (With Videos)

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Anna is a restless soul who loves rock music and a good love story.

Rock Songs for Your Love

Rock Songs for Your Love

For all of you indie-loving music fanatics, or for anyone in general, I've compiled a list of the best rock, alternative, and indie love songs. While "Endless Love" and "Truly, Madly, Deeply" are classics, this is a list of my favorite songs that I hope you too will enjoy.

1. All I Need by Radiohead

"I am a moth
Who just wants to share your light
I'm just an insect
Trying to get out of the night

I only stick with you
Because there are no others

You are all I need"

2. Everlong by Foo Fighters

"And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You've got to promise not to stop when I say you win"

3. Echo by Incubus

"There's something about the look in your eyes
Something I noticed when the light was just right
It reminded me twice that I was alive
And it reminded me that you're so worth the fight"

4. I Love You by Under the Influence of Giants

"It's a shame that you've gone losing sleep
When I keep rolling to your song
Wonder how I appear in your head
When I keep rolling, rolling on

I wanted to say that I love you"

A cute and upbeat song.

5. No One's Gonna Love You by Band of Horses

"And anything to make you smile
It is a better side of you to admire
But they should never take so long
Just to be over there, then back to another one

And no one is ever gonna love you more than I do"

6. Falling Into Place by The Afters

"Day and night had come undone
It was the season of my wandering

Somehow somewhere

You found me there
It was the moment that it all became clear"

The Afters have a lot of great love songs as well, but this one is my favorite! Also, check out "Beautiful Love and Keeping me alive."

7. Connect the Dots by Spill Canvas

"If your feet hurt from walking too much,
Then I will tend to them, with a velvet touch.
If your lungs just don't want to work today,
Then I'll perform a mouth to mouth until you're okay."

8. Gravity by Embrace

"And then I looked up at the sun, and I could see
Oh, the way that gravity pulls on you and me
And then I looked up at the sky and saw the sun
And the way that gravity pushes on everyone
On everyone"

9. Promise Ring by Tremolo

"I run to where the space ships land
a million miles between my mouth and hands

hello you, hello me
hello, hello
can't you see?
love is more than what it seems
so I wear your promise ring"

10. Love Should by Moby

"Morning sun is sweet and soft on your eyes
Oh my love, you always leave me surprised
Before my heart starts to burst
With all my love for you"

More Rock Songs for Lovers

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11. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths

"And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure - the privilege is mine"

A bit morbid, but romantic!

12. Closer by Travis

"And when I see you then I know it will be next to me
And when I need you then I know you will be there with me
I'll never leave youJust need to get closer, closer"

13. Something About Us by Daft Punk

"It might not be the right time
I might not be the right one
But there's something about us I want to say
Cause there's something between us anyway"

14. Scared to Love you by Like Lions

"This time I tried to put myself in your shoes
Yeah well this time I'm not blinded
And its time you knew I'm not scared to love you"

15. Under the Milky Way by The Church

"Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might have known what you would find

And it's something quite peculiar
Something shimmering and white
Leads you here despite your destination
Under the Milky Way tonight"

16. Let Me Kiss You by Morrissey

"So, close your eyes
And think of someone you physically admire
And let me kiss you, oh.
Let me kiss you, oh."

Okay, this one isn't that romantic, but Morrissey makes everything sound romantic.

17. One Thing Is For Sure by The Spill Canvas

"Sometimes when I let my mind run free
It never fails, it goes right to you,
And a smile takes a hold of me.
I miss the way your body burns, when we melt alone."

18. Honey and the Moon by Joseph Arthur

"We're made out of blood and rust
Looking for someone to trust
A fight
I think that you came too soon
You're the honey and the moon
That lights
Up my night"

19. Brighter Than Sunshine by Aqualung

"What a feeling in my soul
Love burns brighter than sunshine
It's brighter than sunshine
Let the rain fall I don't care
I'm yours and suddenly you're mine
Suddenly you're mine"

20. For The Nights I Can't Remember by Hedley

"You put your world on hold for me
Gave away to follow failure through the fire
I need you to know I will
Believe me, girl, I'm so tired of runnin'
I just wanna hold your hand
Stare at you like you've got everything I need"

21. As The Cold Rain Falls by Tiger Army

"As the grey sky opens my heart sings
I carry a torch as the New Year rings
And I still feel the same after all this time
A future of past on my mind"

22. I Won't Make You by Something Corporate

"And it's been hours now, to be here like this
And just to lay you down
And just to taste your lips
And just to keep me up, God I'm so tired of sleeping
And just to lay inside you, and just to know this feeling"

23. A Twist In My Story by Second Hand Serenade

"So you see, this world doesn't matter to me
I'll give up all I had just to breathe
The same air as you till the day that I die
I can't take my eyes off of you"

24. Different by Acceptance

"Tell myself, on the ride home
Getting tired, hating all I've known
Holding on, like it's all I have
Count me out, when it's clear that I, find it hard to say
And you, find it hard to care

I wanted to see something that's different, something you said would change in me
Wanted to be, anything different, everything you would change in me"

25. Starlight by Muse

"I just wanted to hold
You in my arms

My life
You electrify my life
Let's conspire to ignite
All the souls that would die just to feel alive

Now I'll never let you go
If you promised not to fade away
Never fade away"

26. Fade Into You by Mazzy Star

"I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take the breath that's true
I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth"

27. Wonder Wall by Oasis

"And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I
Would like to say to you but I don't know how

Because maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall"

28. Polaris by Jimmy Eat World

"I feel that when I'm old
I'll look at you and knowThe world was beautiful
Then you tell me...
You say that love goes anywhere
In your darkest time, it's just enough to know it's there"

This song is a wee bit sad, but still sweet.

29. The Truth About Heaven by Armor For Sleep

"I came out here to tell you it rains in heaven all day long
I want to find you so bad
To let you know I'm miserable up here without you."

Okay, so, this song is a little emo. It's a little creepy at first but nonetheless, he still professes his love.

I hope you all enjoyed this list. These are just a few of my favorites!


David on July 29, 2015:

The afters songs are all about God. Technically love songs. But not like to a significant other

Sue Greenberg on February 04, 2014:

If you haven't checked out this artist Frank Persico i definitely would.. if you like laid back and acoustic type love songs check out "Thinking of You" by Frank Persico on iTunes

deplyGraday on March 07, 2013:

When i accustomed to acquire at the top of lifetime however of late I've truly built up any weight.

Paolo Cross from Philippines on February 21, 2013:

I would like to add "Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar. I really love that song. Btw, you have a good taste when it comes to music. I'm pretty sure coming up with this list comes easy for you, I think. I know it cause I'm a music lover too.

Skye on December 06, 2012:

Awesome, now I'm all ready for the weekend ;)

Cynthia on October 04, 2012:

You really made a wonderful list. I made my boyfriend our 6 month anniversary cd with your list and it has been one of the best C.D.'s I've ever made:)

Anna (author) from Orange County, California on June 27, 2012:

@ indie-bo-bindy : wow, thanks so much for reading and for your kind words! I am happy that you enjoyed it :) off to read your hub!

indie-bo-bindy on June 12, 2012:

This hub made me want to write my own hubs, and so i started last week. And its been great, because i love music so much, i just have one hub on music! But i just wanted to say thank you to you and your awesome-tastic hub. :)

Miguel on May 13, 2012:

Ive seen one where the music is him in a kind of a desert and always saying yellow :s u might know the song? Ive seen it in the place 33 in the ultimate rock vs indie top 100 on mtv rock

Anna (author) from Orange County, California on May 08, 2012:

Thank you all for your kind words and your additions :)

@ Astra Nomik: I definitely will... A part 3 is in the making. There are so many great songs out there!! Music definitely is a big part of my life... I'd go nuts without it!

Cathy Nerujen from Edge of Reality and Known Space on May 08, 2012:

Wow... what a cool list... maybe you could write another hub and do more of these? LOL. They are cool suggestions for great songs. You have great taste in music. Music is like poetry. Music is life.

Ashbo on March 24, 2012:

love come and save me (Right Away Great Captain)

erick on March 21, 2012:

Nice list but I think including bright eyes first day of my life would've made this list perfect, and you have an amazing taste in music by the way.

I'm With The Band on March 13, 2012:

Even When I'm Sleeping by Leonardo's Bride is the most beautiful love song ever written. I melt everytime I hear it.

Don't be confused by my apparent lack of ceremony,

My mind is clear

I may be low or miles high off in the distance,

I want you near

I love you... even when I'm sleeping

When I close my eyes

You're everywhere

And if they take me flying on the magic carpet

See me wave

If our communication fails I'll reconnect it

I want to rave

I love you... even when I'm sleeping

When I close my eyes

You're everywhere

No matter where the road is leading us remember

Don't be afraid

We have a continent that sometimes comes between us

That's ok

I love you... even when I'm sleeping

When I close my eyes

You're everywhere

BigMac216 on January 30, 2012:

@dohn121 the name also comes from a group of minutemen during the revolutionary war.

AT on December 23, 2011:

I think you picked the wrong Cold Play song. But love the list..

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WH on December 07, 2011:

Hey! also there is Silverchair "I Miss You Love" or The Goo Goo Dolls "Better Days" n also Civil Twilight "Letters from the sky".. but amazing playlist!

l3e0wu1f on December 01, 2011:

Great list! Thanks so much for posting this; my gf and I are celebrating our 2 year anniversary soon, so it's time for a love cd! lol

mark on November 30, 2011:

when my girlfriend was in london for 3 month i completed a 90 day long list with 1 new song every day spotify list for her. the ultimate list! it took about 3 hours aday to make the perfect list:) so if you need some good songs just say

great list on November 28, 2011:

Hey thanks for making this list. Great selections. You have really good taste. You may want to check out Down by the Water by the Drums and hear you me by Jimmy Eat World.

dracomantic on November 25, 2011:

these songs u've been listed are awesome!

Mary.Liz on November 23, 2011:

Where is You Are the Everything by REM?! Jk, nice list...

RichardCMckeown on September 17, 2011:

That are cool.

Peadar on August 25, 2011:

"Walk Forever By My Side", The Alarm. Mike Peters takes a break from folk-punk to get all romantic.

Finx on August 14, 2011:

Great List,..."Hands Down" by Dashboard also a great song..

N.T. James on August 14, 2011:

You should check out "Slide Away" by Oasis.

One of the best, for sure.

quesueret on July 23, 2011:

radioheads-all i need is actually pretty depressing. if you read the lyrics, it's about someone loving somebody that doesn't love them back.

anon on July 02, 2011:

lol, calling this indie.

leo______ on June 25, 2011:

i'm from argentina, i was just googlin' & lookin' for awsome songs and..well, this is really awsome!

some songs, i knew, some others don't...but it's a really great "playlist". good job!

arthur on June 18, 2011:

Yeah, that´s a nice list full of great songs, thanks.

I especially enjoyed "Honey and the moon".

Maybe you should listen to "If I had a boat" by James Vincent McMorrow and "Day one" by A warm place, I guess you might like it.

mkalbee on June 07, 2011:

pretty good list, although i dont think Mazzy Star's "fade into you" is a good choice. great song but the song is about love falling apart...

Vicky on March 15, 2011:

I am in love with this list!

I just got them all on iTunes and made a CD! :D

gau on March 03, 2011:

*----* Perfect!

TH on February 04, 2011:


But other than that, good list and thank you for taking the time to type it.

Anna (author) from Orange County, California on December 01, 2010:

Thanks for all of your input :) And I'm glad y'all like my list!!

Naty: That is a classic!!:)

Naty on November 21, 2010:

The most romantic and beautiful i've ever heard is "i dont wanna miss a thing" by Aerosmith. You should write it on the list :)

Maria on September 22, 2010:

Oh, I sooooo love the Band of Horses song - just beautiful :)

sesperry on July 19, 2010:

Check out Jeff Mangum's (of Neutral Milk Hotel) live acoustic cover of "I love How you Love me"

Kris on February 20, 2010:

Just a lil something to let everyone know the last song on here, "The Truth About Heaven" by Armor For Sleep not really a love song. Its really an anti suicide song and not emo. Its a great song non the less.

Shinkicker from Scotland on January 06, 2010:

I'm a Heavy Metal fan but love good Indie too.

How about Snow Patrol?.. 'Run' and 'Chasing Cars', wonderful tunes.

zuzi on November 24, 2009:

Morning view is so calming. Echo is an experience. I like "I Miss you", so much expression in so few lines. Enjoy Incubus.

Salsa Dancing on November 12, 2009:

+1 for echo by incubus, I love that song!!

elliot.dunn on October 25, 2009:

loved this list. you should check out Gotta have you by the Weepies

Red on September 02, 2009:

Great Songs , Ma'am.

I too have been caught by the hands of love .

And I needed songs to inspire me as much as my loved one does,

And I must say this list does just that!

I didn't know about most of these songs,

So I say, Thank You, Ma'am.

And By The Way,

If you have any alternative rock songs with the same topic, I would appreciate A list that is as much worked-on as this one. :D

-14 Year Old Lover :D

Anna (author) from Orange County, California on August 16, 2009:

Aww thanks for all of your kind words, everyone! It means a lot!! =)

Susan Reid from Where Left is Right, CA on August 15, 2009:

MM's here to put in her two musical cents/sense. GREAT songs. Thanks Tony and Cris for helping me discover a new HP muse with great taste. Keep these musical hubs coming, atlovesbm. Your romance is showing and we likes it! MM

Cris A from Manila, Philippines on August 15, 2009:

Yes big brother! and thanks atlovesbm :D

tony0724 from san diego calif on August 15, 2009:

Cris please go take a look at her Smiths hub would ya ? We cant keep taking up all the space here ! :D Thx atlovesbm

Cris A from Manila, Philippines on August 15, 2009:

@ Oh I try! LOL Maybe you should do an 80s take on this theme - Damn Yankees and the likes.

tony0724 from san diego calif on August 15, 2009:

Dude you are too funny !

Cris A from Manila, Philippines on August 15, 2009:

Cool selection - I likes. Uhmmm can I dedicate Drops of Jupiter by Train to tony0724? Thanks! :D

tony0724 from san diego calif on August 15, 2009:

I am showing my old age because I do not know alot of these bands . However I always liked Oasis and Mazzy Star .And I have at least 3 or 4 songs on my Ipod by The Church . Young lady you have good music taste ! I like number 1-3 especially

Anna (author) from Orange County, California on August 05, 2009:

Thanks! It actually took about 3 days to complete! i originally wanted to do 50 songs but stopped at 30.. haha that is an interesting fact! I did not know that! =)

dohn121 from Hudson Valley, New York on August 03, 2009:

You have such a broad range of musical tastes! Awesome list (I wonder how long it took you to compile). Great hub.

Did you know how the Foo Fighters got their name? "Foo Fighters" was a term/nickname used by fighter pilots in WWII as a reference to UFOs! Pretty cool, huh?