9 Songs to Send Your Classic Rock-Loving Crush to Let Them Know How You Feel

If your crush has particular tastes in music, sending them a playlist of modern love songs to let them know how you feel simply won't do.

But if they're a big classic rock fan, we have you covered. We've compiled some of the biggest and best rock love songs of the '60s and '70s so you can find the perfect track to describe your relationship with them.

Of course, we won't blame you if you sent the entire playlist.

'You Really Got Me' by The Kinks, 1964

The earliest song on this playlist is also the most straightforward. It's about the kind of infatuation that makes it impossible to think about anything else, and the punctuating power chords drive that point home even further. Not only did this track lay the foundation for punk rock, but it's pretty romantic, too.


'May This Be Love' by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1967

Feeling a little bit psychedelic? The echoey guitar and lightly clanging symbols in this song make it feel like you're floating through air, which perfectly fit the sentiment of this track. It's about feeling like you're on a cloud, and that nothing can bother you as long as your crush is by your side. We bet you can relate.


'Something' by The Beatles, 1969

There's a reason this is one of the most beloved Beatles songs of all time. The guitar beautifully encapsulates the feeling of falling hard for someone, while the lyrics discuss the feeling of adoring a person for something that you can't exactly pin down. It's about not really knowing what the future might hold, but cherishing those moments anyway—and we find that very sweet.


'Wild Horses' by The Rolling Stones, 1971

If you think your crush would enjoy something with more of a country feel, you can't go wrong with "Wild Horses." It's about adoring someone so much that no force of nature could pull the two of you apart. The song is relaxed and soulful, making it the perfect thing to accompany a slow dance (if you're into that kind of thing).


'The Rain Song' by Led Zeppelin, 1973

"The Rain Song" is so gorgeous it's basically a lullaby, and the lyrics are just as good as the melody. It's about someone being the light of your life, bringing warmth when things were once cold and dreary. Even if things won't always be completely happy, it's worth it as long as the love is there.


"Love Reign O'er Me" by The Who, 1973

We're not sure why love and rain were such a big theme of 1973, but the metaphor works just fine for us. In this track, love is compared to the nourishing rain that makes life possible. It's the end to an epic rock opera about identity and trying to fit in, and it's a must-listen.


'You're My Best Friend' by Queen, 1975

Despite the title, this rousing song is about so much more than just friendship. It's about being in love with the person who's also your best friend and how magical that experience can be. It's upbeat and fun, and you've probably heard it on a movie soundtrack at least once. Plus, if things don't go exactly like you wanted with your crush, you can always play it off like you were just calling them your good pal.


'Wish You Were Here' by Pink Floyd, 1975

"Wish You Were Here" sounds like a nostalgic memory, even when heard for the first time. This is definitely the angstiest track on this list, with a simple country guitar and piano that sound like yearning and loss. It's the perfect thing for when you can't be near the person you care about most and want to let them know about it.


"Heroes" by David Bowie, 1977

There's something almost otherworldly about the guitar sounds in "Heroes" that makes it really hit home. While the song itself is about two people who fall in love despite being on opposite sides of a conflict, your situation doesn't have to be so intense for it to resonate. Maybe it's a love that feels like it's doomed from the start, but you're going to give it everything to pursue anyway. Sometimes, these things are worth fighting for.


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