5 Classic Rock Love Songs That Dominated 1969
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Before the ’60s bid its last hurrah, it left us with a lot of classic rock songs that corresponded to love. Whether it’s about someone’s wife, or just loving life in general, these tracks will forever remain in the depths of the music industry as gems that we once loved and admired the most. Below are the following:
“Something” – The Beatles
When The Beatles released their Abbey Road album, “Something” became an instant hit for everybody. Written by George Harrison, its poetic lyrics pointed out Harrison’s then-wife Pattie Boyd, who also confirmed that the song was about her.
“Whole Lotta Love” – Led Zeppelin
The opening track for the band’s second album Led Zeppelin II. Though the band faced charges after for unknowingly plagiarizing some of Willie Dixon’s “You Need Love”, it still, however, became a favorite and turned out to be one of the greatest songs from the rockers.
“Cinnamon Girl” – Neil Young
Young came to his creative mode when he caught the flu and wrote several songs for his album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, including this one. Its double-drop D tuning is often praised by many critics.
“Venus” – Shocking Blue
The song is a single by the Dutch rock band Shocking Blue. It became a band’s hit, and the song has been used in numerous films, advertisements, and television shows.
“Pale Blue Eyes”
A song performed by The Velvet Underground that was included from their self-titled 1969 album. It was inspired by Lou Reed’s first love who was married at the time when the song was released.