Best Indie/Rock Love Songs to Dedicate to Your Special Someone

Updated on April 19, 2011

For all of you emo/indie loving music fanatics.. Or just.. you people in general.. haha I've compiled a list of the best rock, alternative, and indie love songs. "Endless Love" and "Truly, Madly, Deeply" are classics but for you rock lovers, 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 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 when"

3.) Echo by Incubus- (Probably the most romantic song by Incubus so far!) "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 Infuence of Giants- A cute and upbeat song! "It's a shame that you're 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."

5.) No One's Gonna Love You by Band of Horses- "And anything to make you smile
It is my better side of you to admire
But they should never take so long
Just to be over then back to another one
But 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, that moment that it all became clear" The Afters have a lot of great love songs as well, but this one is my favorite! 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 I looked up at the sun and I could se, Oh the way that gravity turns on you and me. and then I looked up to the sun and saw the sky and the way that gravity pulls on you and I."

9.) Promise Ring by Tremolo- "I'd run to where the spaceships land
A million miles between my mouth and hand. 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
I feel my heart starts to burst with all my love for you"

11.) Warning Signs by Coldplay- "Warning signs, I missed the good part and I realized I started looking and the bubble burst. I started looking for excuses. Come on in, I've got to tell you what a state I'm in. I've got to tell you in my loudest tones that I started looking for a warning sign when the truth is, I miss you."

There are a lot of great songs by Coldplay! It was hard to choose just one.

12.) There is a light that never goes out by The Smiths- "And if a double-decker bus
crashes in to 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 =)

13.) Closer by Travis- "And when I see you then I know it will be next to m, And when I need you then I know you will be there with me, I'll never leave you. Just need to get closer."

14.) 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"

15.) Scared to Love you by Like Lions- "This time I tried to put myself in your shoe, Yea well this time I'm not blind and its time you knew, I'm not scared to love you."

16.) Under the Milky Way by The Church- "I wish I know "Wish I knew what you were looking for. Might have known what you would find. And its something quite peculiar,
Something thats shimmering and white. Leads you here despite your destination, Under the milky way tonight"

17.) Let Me Kiss You by Morrissey- "Close your eyes, and think of someone you physically admire. Let me kiss you, Ohhh let me kiss you." - Okay, this one isn't that romantic, but Morrissey makes everything sound it =)

18.) 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."

19.) Honey and the Moon by Joseph Arthur- "We're made out of blood and rust
Looking for someone to trust without a fight. I think that you came too soon
You're the honey and the moon that lights up my night."

20.) Brighter Than Sunshine by Aqualung- "What a feeling in my soul
Love burns brighter than sunshine. Brighter than sunshine
Let the rain fall, i don't care, I'm yours and suddenly you're mine."

21.) For The Nights I Can't Remember by Hedley- "You put your world on hold for me
Gave away to follow, feel you through the fire, I need you to know I will
Believe me girl I'm so tired of running, I just wanna hold your hand
Stare at you like you've got everything I need"

22.) 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"

23.) I Won't Make You by Something Corporate- "It's been hours now to be here like this,
Just today you down, Just to taste your lips, Just to keep me up, I'm so tired of sleeping
Just to lay inside you, and to know this feeling"

24.) 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 have just to breathe the same air as you until the day I die, I can't take my eyes off of you."

25.) 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.'

26.) Starlight by Muse- "I just wanted to hold you in my arms. My life you electrify my life
Let's conspire to re-ignite all the souls that would die just to feel alive
I'll never let you go, If you promise not to fade away, never fade away"

27.) Fade Into You by Mazzy Star- "I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take a breath that's true, I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth"

28.) 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."

29.) Polaris by Jimmy Eat World- "I feel that when I'm old, I'll look at you and know, The world was beautiful. Then you tell me, You say that love goes anywhereIn your darkest time, it's just enough to know it's there" -- This song is a wee bit sad, but still sweet.

30.) The Truth About Heaven by Armor For Sleep- "I came down here to tell you that 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 by emo, this song is what I meant.. It's a little creepy at first but nonetheless, he still professes his love.. =)

I hope you all enjoyed this list. This is just a few of my favorites!

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        soundson 4 weeks ago from berlin

        nice list! i got one -

        "LOVE SONGS" by seoulmates feat Max Koffler


        "... when there was no way out from the place that I’m leaving

        you told me all about those little things of believing.

        It makes me glad to see that now there’s no way out

        from the world you showed me without any doubt

        and I do confess that it’s not an illusion

        that we’re both put on this planet for havin a fusion

        now for ending this song I need to find a solution

        but there’s only one conclusion that is true:

        i don't like LOVE SONGS but i do

        love you"

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        David 2 years ago

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

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        Sue Greenberg 4 years ago

        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

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        deplyGraday 5 years ago

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

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        Paolo Cross 5 years ago from Philippines

        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.

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        Skye 5 years ago

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

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        Cynthia 5 years ago

        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:)

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        Anna 5 years ago from Orange County, California

        @ 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!

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        indie-bo-bindy 5 years ago

        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. :)

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        Miguel 5 years ago

        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

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        Anna 5 years ago from Orange County, California

        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!

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        Cathy Nerujen 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

        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.

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        Ashbo 6 years ago

        love come and save me (Right Away Great Captain)

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        erick 6 years ago

        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.

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        I'm With The Band 6 years ago

        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

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        BigMac216 6 years ago

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

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        AT 6 years ago

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

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        sohag86 6 years ago

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        WH 6 years ago

        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!

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        l3e0wu1f 6 years ago

        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

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        mark 6 years ago

        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

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        great list 6 years ago

        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.

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        dracomantic 6 years ago

        these songs u've been listed are awesome!

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        Mary.Liz 6 years ago

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

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        RichardCMckeown 6 years ago

        That are cool.

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        Peadar 6 years ago

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

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        Finx 6 years ago

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

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        N.T. James 6 years ago

        You should check out "Slide Away" by Oasis.

        One of the best, for sure.

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        quesueret 6 years ago

        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.

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        anon 6 years ago

        lol, calling this indie.

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        leo______ 6 years ago

        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!

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        arthur 6 years ago

        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.

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        mkalbee 6 years ago

        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...

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        Vicky 7 years ago

        I am in love with this list!

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

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        gau 7 years ago

        *----* Perfect!

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        TH 7 years ago


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

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        Anna 7 years ago from Orange County, California

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

        Naty: That is a classic!!:)

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        Naty 7 years ago

        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 :)

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        Maria 7 years ago

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

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        sesperry 7 years ago

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

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        Kris 8 years ago

        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.

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        Shinkicker 8 years ago from Scotland

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

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

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        zuzi 8 years ago

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

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        Salsa Dancing 8 years ago

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

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        elliot.dunn 8 years ago

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

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        Red 8 years ago

        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

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        Anna 8 years ago from Orange County, California

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

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        Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

        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

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        Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

        Yes big brother! and thanks atlovesbm :D

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        tony0724 8 years ago from san diego calif

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

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        Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

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

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        tony0724 8 years ago from san diego calif

        Dude you are too funny !

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        Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

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

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        tony0724 8 years ago from san diego calif

        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

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        Anna 8 years ago from Orange County, California

        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! =)

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        dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

        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?