100 Greatest Rock Love Songs of the 2000s

Top 100 Rock Love Songs of the 2000s

Since the year 2000 a new wave of rock songs have come to life. This article is a showcase of the best rock love songs of the 2000s.

Ballads in rock music have been hugely popular since rock music came into being. Drawing inspiration from folk and blues ballads, rock ballads came into prominence in the 60s and ever since have become an integral part of mainstream. In every decade ballads have kept evolving. In the early years of rock, ballads took shape with the use of acoustic instruments. The dawn of the 80s changed the ballad scene dramatically. The use of electric instruments along with acoustic instruments became prominent in the 80s.

Hair metal became iconic in the 80s with hair ballads receiving significant airplay on music channels. Many hair bands earned considerable success with their brand of rock love songs. Power ballads and acoustic rock ballads became insanely popular in the 80s and this trend continued until the early 90.

The grunge and alternative revolution in the 90s put the brakes on rock ballads. While it seemed rock ballads had taken a back seat, the arrival of the new millennium changed it all. With the year 2000 came a fresh new sound in ballads. Many modern rock bands that emerged in the 2000s embellished acoustic instruments with electric instruments to come up with a new sound that defined rock love songs. The strong emotional quotient in modern rock love songs has been praised by music critics. The new breed of balladry that has emerged in the 2000s has appealed to listeners from different genres.

A significant number of modern rock bands are influenced by diverse musical genres, and it’s the influences that have been amalgamated with the modern rock sound that have created a whole new soundscape in rock balladry. While the sound in rock love songs has changed a great deal since the 60s what remains rooted is the spirit and soul of ballads. The 2000s will see a number of new genres and subgenres in music emerge. What lies ahead in the realms of rock remains to be seen.

The space below showcases a comprehensive list of the best rock love songs of the 2000s.

100 Greatest Rock Love Songs of the 2000s

  1. Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
  2. Maps- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  3. First Day of My Life- Bright Eyes
  4. Apologize- The Last Vegas
  5. Sorry- Buckcherry
  6. The Only Exception- Paramore
  7. Without You- My Darkest Days
  8. Falling- Art of Dying
  9. In These Arms- The Swell Season
  10. You’re Beautiful- James Blunt
  11. The Luckiest- Ben Folds
  12. Wherever You Will Go- The Calling
  13. Feel Good Drag- Anberlin
  14. No Matter What- Papa Roach
  15. Home- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  16. Question- Old 97s
  17. You and Me- Lifehouse
  18. Impossible Year- Panic! At The Disco
  19. The Love I Live For- Hinder
  20. Paralyzer- Finger Eleven
  21. In The Cold Night- The White Stripes
  22. Stricken- Disturbed
  23. Your Guardian Angel- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  24. Madness- Muse
  25. Hell & High Water- Blackstone Cherry
  26. I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
  27. Last To Know- Three Days Grace
  28. Reason To Love- Wayland
  29. Hey There Delilah- Plain White T’s
  30. Fall For You- Secondhand Serenade
  31. Thick and Thin- Tom Keifer
  32. Lips of an Angel- Hinder
  33. Everybody’s Changing- Keane
  34. I Need You- Saving Abel
  35. Apocalyptic Love- Slash (Featuring Myles Kennedy)
  36. Here’s To Us- Halestorm
  37. I Miss You- Blink 182
  38. The Diary of Jane- Breaking Benjiman
  39. Hate Me- Blue October
  40. The Reason- Hoobastank
  41. Don’t Go- Bring Me The Horizon
  42. Say You’ll Haunt Me- Stone Sour
  43. I’ll Follow You- Shinedown
  44. I Believe In A Thing Called Love- The Darkness
  45. The Scientist- Coldplay
  46. Waiting For You- Grizfolk
  47. Chances- Five For Fighting
  48. Snuff- Slipknot
  49. Best Is Yet To Come- Red
  50. My Happy Ending- Avril Lavigne
  51. My Heart- Paramore
  52. Sex On Fire- Kings Of Leon
  53. Such Great Heights- The Postal Service
  54. I Will Possess Your Heart- Death Cab For Cutie
  55. Puddle of Mudd- Thinking About You
  56. Jet Pack Blues- Fall Out Boy
  57. I Will Follow You Into The Dark- Death Cab For Cutie
  58. Through Glass- Stone Sour
  59. Only- Yellowcard
  60. The People That We Love- Bush
  61. Love Heals- W.E.T.
  62. When You’re Gone- Avril Lavigne
  63. She Loves Me Not- Papa Roach
  64. Dear God- Avenged Sevenfold
  65. Hearts Burst Into Fire- Bullet For My Valentine
  66. This Love- Maroon 5
  67. Three Days Grace- Lost In You
  68. How- Daughter
  69. That Kiss- Courteeners
  70. When I’m Gone- 3 Doors Down
  71. Back When We Were Beautiful- Bon Jovi
  72. Smile- Sixx: A.M.
  73. Summertime- My Chemical Romance
  74. What If I Was Nothing- All That Remains
  75. Boulevard of Broken Dreams- Green Day
  76. My Friends Over You- New Found Glory
  77. Everglow- Coldplay
  78. Baby Loves Me- Tomorrow Morning
  79. Warmness on the Soul- Avenged Sevenfold
  80. Far Away- Nickelback
  81. What Kind  of Men- Florence and the Machine
  82. Without You- Hinder
  83. That Golden Rule- Biffy Clyro
  84. Losing You- Dead By April
  85. Use Somebody- Kings of Leon
  86. Everything- Lifehouse
  87. What I Have To Offer- Eels
  88. Toothpaste Kisses- The Maccabees
  89. Salute Your Solution- Raconteurs
  90. Cocoon- Catfish and the Bottleman
  91. Rebel Love Songs- Black Veil Brides
  92. The Bones of You- Elbow
  93. She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5
  94. Love Drunk- Boys Like Girls
  95. My Understandings- Of Mice & Men
  96. Trying Not To Love You- Nickelback
  97. Love Remains The Same- Gavin Rossdale
  98. Take Over The World- The Courteeners
  99. Somebody Loves You- Eels
  100. For Lovers- Wolfman featuring Pete Doherty

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