Suggest songs for a themed mix CD!

The theme: love

Criteria for the songs: Only rock songs. This could include classic rock (60s and 70s), 80s rock, metal or anything hard like that, early 90s-era grunge rock, late 90s and recent stuff. No pop-rock. Songs can be fast or slow songs.

Basically, songs with really good lyrics that make you think about someone you love, or what you would say to the one you love if you were a good writer. Or, songs about love lost, missing the one you love, or anything along those lines.

THANKS guys! I will post my setlist after I have picked the songs and made the CD!

I did something like this a few months ago, only mine were all sad love songs. I don’t have the list memorized, but a few of the ones I included were:

Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
Unintended - Muse
Face of Melinda - Opeth
Slow Chemical - Finger Eleven
For You - My Dying Bride
I’ll Be - Edwin McCain
A Question of Heaven - Iced Earth
Touch - Jonny Lang
Evidence - Katatonia
Entwined - Lacuna Coil
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Dreaming Neon Black - Nevermore
Ghost Love Score - Nightwish
Thou Art Free - Saturnus
It’s Been Awhile - Staind

That seems to be all I can think of right now.

Forever - KISS (written w Michael Bolton)

I’d Die For You - Bon Jovi (on my Yahoo Radio station right now)

Wild Child - W.A.S.P. (ok, pretty much on the heavy metal side, but they can’t all be sappy ballads, right?)

In Your Arms - Little Ceasar (personal favorite)

Alone Again - Dokken (next song on the Yahoo station)

I Saw Red - Warrant (pure sap power ballad, nice hook though)

And So It Goes - Billy Joel (if you really want to depress the crap out of your audience)

oops - forgot one, absolute essential for any melancholy mix disc:

I Could Have Lied - Red Hot Chili Peppers

You’re My Best Friend - Queen

Oh, I guess Queen might be pop. I don’t think of it as, but I guess some do. :confused:

Reading that after Lord Ashtar’s post was a bit incongruous.

To the OP, I’ve always been partial to R.E.M.'s “One I Love” and that one Cranberries single whose name I can’t remember (“Free to Decide”?).

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! Keep 'em coming.

REM is cool, but I think the Cranberries would be too poppy for me (plus I don’t usually like chick singers, so let’s try to stick with male singers if possible).

Yeah I had already decided before this thread that that one was going on the CD. Great taste!

Disarm–Smashing Pumpkins
Metallica–Nothing Else Matters (I know Lord Ashtar put this one on, but it’s on all of my lovey mix-tapes too!)
Nine Inch Nails–Closer
Jane’s Addiction–Classic Girl
Nine Inch Nails–Ringfinger
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds–Loverman
Godsmack–Moon Baby
Nine Inch Nails–Perfect Drug
Sisters of Mercy–More
Rob Zombie–I’m Your Boogieman
Blue Oyster Cult–Don’t Fear The Reaper
The Toadies–I Come From the Water

The Origin of Love from the Hedwig and the Angry Inch soundtrack.

Pale Blue Eyes – Velvet Underground
After the Fire – Roger Daltrey
Razor Love – Neil Young
Fell in Love with a Girl – White Stripes
I’m Always in Love – Wilco
Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits