5 Classic Rock Love Songs That Dominated 1971

5 Classic Rock Love Songs That Dominated 1971 | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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Love is the most beautiful thing in the world, and a good way to show its beauty is through love songs. Even at the start of the new decade, love songs never cease to exist. Every artist of this generation has once delivered a song about love, and they did a poetic justice to it. Below are some of this year’s classics.

“Maggie May” – Rod Stewart

Co-written and performed by Stewart for his album Every Picture Tells a Story, it symbolizes the conflicting anecdotes of a young boy to his unabashed feelings for an older woman. Stewart made use of this true-to-life experience, and the single launched his career as a successful artist.

“Love Her Madly” – The Doors

One of the highest chart-topping hits for the Doors from their album, L.A Woman. It was written by Robby Kreiger, the band’s guitarist, inspired by his conflicts with his then-girlfriend. The album was Jim Morrison’s final album also after he died in July 1971.

“An Old Fashioned Long Song” – Three Dog Night

Paul Williams originally wrote this song for the up-and-coming new band, the Carpenters. It was rejected by Richard Carpenter, and so Williams gave it to Three Dog Night and made a huge success from it.

“Tiny Dancer” – Elton John

A true Elton John classic, the song was among his collaborations with Bernie Taupin. It came from John’s fourth album Madman Across the Water.

“A Case of You” – Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell’s Blue album in 1971 contained several gems, including this song. It was believed to have been inspired by his break-up with Graham Nash.