True Love Songs: 10 Songs Inspired By Real Romances In The Bands Who Recorded Them

The Immortal Bard once wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on!” but in the cases of these ten amazing bands, love was the fuel behind the music. In each of these 10 bands, at least 2 (if not all) of the bandmates were involved with each other and that off stage romance inspired an amazing song. For some of the couples on our list, their tumultuous break ups inspired classic hit songs, while for others, their true love gave way to sweet, soulful ballads. The course of true love ne’er did run smooth, but it truly inspired these 10 songs.


The Band: No Doubt
The Song: “Don’t Speak”
The Romance: No Doubt’s lead singer Gwen Stefani and bassist Tony Kanal had been together for seven years when they broke up. Stefani was devastated and put her feelings down in this ballad which she co-wrote with her brother and (then) bandmate, Eric Stefani.

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The Band: Fleetwood Mac
The Song: “Go Your Own Way”
The Romance: In the early 70s Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were lovers and collaborators in the group Buckingham Nicks. Cut to a few years later, when they get recruited to join Fleetwood Mac. After joining the new band, their relationship absolutely disintegrated, but their music flourished, including this classic Buckingham wrote about their romance falling apart.

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