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My next music project: 80's/90's songs featuring the word "love" in the title

A few weeks ago I started what I considered to be an ambitious side project, collecting the greatest 80's power/monster ballads.  Apparently, many of you felt this was also a noble effort.  J


Now, I'm going to try and take this a step further.  I'm going to try to get a CD together of each and every 70's/80's/90's song with "love" featured in the title.  I was going to include the 60's, but hey…I've got to go to back to work some time.  Now a little about me: I'm a lifelong rocker, but I like all genres of music, so there's some dance, some new wave, perhaps some country, and some Top 40 pop stuff.


Here's what I came up with off the top of my head:


q       Depeche Mode – "Strangelove"

q       Def Leppard - "When Love & Hate Collide"

q       Book of Love "I Touch Roses" (OK…this is the band's name, not the song title, but it's a great new wave dance song)

q       Erasure – "Chains of Love"

q       Nazareth – "Love Hurts"

q       Scorpions – "Lovedrive"

q       Scorpions - “Still Loving You“

q       Def Leppard - “Love Bites“

q       Kiss - “I Still Love You“

q       Kiss – "Love Gun"

q       Tesla - “Love Song“ (these guys started gigging on Guam in the 80's!  For realz!)

q       Saigon Kick - “Love is on the Way"

q       The Cardigans – "Lovefool"

q       Pantera - "This Love"

q       Motley Crue – "Too Young to Fall in Love"

q       Kelly Clarkson – "The Trouble with Love Is" (Kelly and I have the same birthday - April 24!  And ironically, so does Barbara Streisand!)

q       Dokken – "It's Not Love"

q       Tonic – "The Way She Love Me"

q       W.A.S.P. – "Love Machine"

q       FireHouse – "Love of A Lifetime"

q       Queensryche – "I Don't Believe in Love"


What I need is your help…feel free to add your own songs…there are undoubtedly many I missed out on.  Have fun with this!

Posted: Jul 11 2004, 08:27 AM by guam-aspdev | with 29 comment(s)
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Scott Galloway said:

Tainted Love - Soft Cell
# July 10, 2004 5:40 PM

Jason Salas said:

Ahh...how could I forget?!? :) Thanks Scott.
# July 10, 2004 5:41 PM

bilbo said:

new edition - popcorn love
# July 10, 2004 8:42 PM

Jason Salas said:

hi bilbo....funny...never heard of that one...i'll check it out.

how could i have also forgotten white lion's cover of "Radar Love"? :(
# July 10, 2004 9:20 PM

Shannon J Hager said:

Alice in Chains - "Love, Hate, Love"
# July 10, 2004 9:30 PM

Jason Salas said:

hi shannon,

ahhh....seattle had to be represented at some point! that also reminds me of the group "Love Spit Love." :)
# July 10, 2004 9:33 PM

guam rules said:

Tesla is my favorite of all 80's bands. When I was stationed at Anderson in 89 and 90 I had seen that Tesla was there in 85. Missed that by just a bit. I believe they make a comment about it in the liner notes of Great Radio controversy. Are there many programming jobs in Guam, man I would love to make it back there some day. Beautiful place.
# July 10, 2004 9:52 PM

Jason Salas said:

Guam is where I grew up, so I remember Tesla playing the Pescador. The name of the band was something like "Young Kid Jet" back then (I can't recall at the moment). Guam isn't too big on programming jobs, but if you make the right connections, you can do very well for yourself. That;s the hard part.
# July 10, 2004 10:05 PM

denny said:

Queen -- Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Pat Benitar -- Love is a Battlefield (sp?)

Hmmm.... must set wayback machine to when I was 18-25 to recall more of them days....

can't recall full names but:

Love STinks ?

or something like that....
# July 11, 2004 2:49 PM

Jeff said:

Cheesy 80's songs, comin' right up (browsing the "Cheesy 80's" folder in the MP3 lib)

Air Supply:
* Lost In Love
* All Out Of Love
* Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
* Young Love
* The One That You Love

REO Speedwagon:
* Keep On Loving You
* That Ain't Love

Doobie Brothers: Real Love
Foreigner: I Want To Know What Love Is
Fleetwood Mac: You Make Loving Fun
Taylor Dayne: I'll Always Love You
Spinners: Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
ABC: Look Of Love
Corey Hart (and Elvis): Can't Help Falling In Love
Lionel Richie: Love Will Find A Way
Pet Shop Boys: Love Comes Quickly
Psychedelic Furs: Love My Way
Robert Palmer: Addicted To Love
Will To Power: Baby, I Love Your Way

# July 11, 2004 7:40 PM

guam rules said:

I believe Tesla was known as City Kidd before they changed their name. Is barney's beach bar still there? The coconut olympics used to be a good time.
# July 12, 2004 12:24 PM

Jason Salas said:

City Kidd - There you go! Barney's moved to at least one other location in Tumon, and then eventually closed down after getting wrecked by a typhoon. Shame...I used to play beach volleyball there all the time.
# July 12, 2004 5:55 PM

Bart Segers said:

Yes - Real Love
Journey- Send her my love
# July 14, 2004 11:17 AM

Jason Salas said:

Good one Bart! I also forgot L.L. Cool J's "I Need Love" and about every song Air Supplr ever recorded. :)
# July 14, 2004 5:34 PM

Kirk Linell said:

Hey guys i LOVE L.L. Cool J!!!!!

Oh guys!!!
# July 27, 2004 9:16 PM

kimbers said:

ive been loving you to long.....otis redding?         i think; just love the song

# July 1, 2007 11:13 AM

Mychemchick said:

I dont love you- My chemical Romance

# July 15, 2007 6:23 PM

Nina said:

I didn't see this one on the list: R.E.M. The one I Love

# June 21, 2008 6:38 PM

Steven said:

Love Is All That Matters - Human League

# July 24, 2009 5:01 AM

Norma Jean said:

The Cure...Friday, I'm in Love

# January 27, 2010 9:35 PM

Norma Jean said:

oh,and  Donny Iris...Love is Like a Rock

# January 27, 2010 9:42 PM

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Love is Like Oxygen - Sweet

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All you need is love - Beatles

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Peter Cetera - Glory of Love

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