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An Odd Collection of 100 Unpopular Love Songs

May 4, 2008
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Update: This list of alternative love songs which I’ve so lovingly titled as my odd collection of 100 unpopular love songs is ironically actually one of the most popular posts on IMBL. So popular, it prompted me to write another post of 100 More Alternative Love Songs – so be sure you check that one out as well!

Searching for the perfect love song is no easy task. There are thousands of them – some happy, some sad, some classic, others just plain weird. Since many people are looking for songs to make mix tapes and for weddings, I’ve decided to start a series on It Might Be Love featuring playlists of some of my personal favorite love songs.

I have what I would call an acquired eclectic taste in music – which means I like a lot of things a lot of people probably wouldn’t. I am also constantly searching for new and obscure music. So my first playlist in this series is a somewhat odd collection of love songs for people who don’t gravitate to the popular love songs that you hear constantly on the radio. Some are a little odd or a bit of a stretch, but they’re all somehow related to love.

You should just be able to click on any song & scroll down to see the entire list of 100 love songs from this playlist.


Want to add any of these songs to your collection? You can find most of them at Amazon.com. If you think I’m missing any “unusual love songs” feel free to post them in the comments – I do have this nagging feeling I forgot a few for this list. I’ll be bringing you some more “traditional” love songs in the next few weeks. :)

If you’re looking for more music, you may also enjoy my list of 100 Classic Rock Songs and 100 Sad Love Songs for some more great music you might enjoy!

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Chelle is a freelance writer and married to the funniest guy in the world, mom of some cute crazy kids, and write mostly from my own experiences in love and relationships.

32 Responses to An Odd Collection of 100 Unpopular Love Songs

  1. [...] At any rate, here’s a collection of love songs for you to enjoy Special thanks to Marc for suggesting Moondance. :)┬áIf you missed my last music playlist post, you can listen to an odd collection of odd/unpopular love songs here. [...]

  2. Kati on June 18, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    I listened to the whole list, and I love them all. Great list.

  3. Chelle on June 18, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    I’m glad you enjoyed it Kati!

  4. Will on June 19, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    thats odd… I thought Kati was a more uncommon name and that’s exactly how she spelled it. She was my girlfriend for like a year we just recently split. probably a coincidence

  5. Maggie on July 10, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Check out “Please” by Ray LaMontange.. would go very well with this list.

  6. Chelle on July 10, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    That is one of the ones I knew I must have been missing! Will add it on :)

  7. Maggie on July 11, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    : )

  8. ca202 on July 22, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    I LOVE this list! I’m always looking for new great songs, now these will be some of my new favourites! What about “Sea of Love” by Cat Power?

  9. Chelle on July 22, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    I love Cat Power – I’m sure there will be a Part 2 to this list before too long! :) :)

  10. ca202 on July 22, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    I’m looking forward to it! :)

  11. Joo-lee on August 6, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Love this list–with some new bands to look up. The only weird one is the Decemberists “We Both Go Down Together”–many fans believe it’s a song about rape and suicide. So it’s a little bizarre for me. I would add “She’s the One for Me” by Beta Band. I’ll have to think of some other ones…

  12. Chelle on August 7, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Yeah, the Decemberists is a little “iffy” as a love song, but I liked the “we both go down together” part of it…

    I definitely welcome all suggestions, I’m in the process of compiling a second one that should be up in a couple of days :)

  13. Fleur on August 8, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    great list !! lots of songs I didn’t know yet.. so now I do! :D thx!

  14. Marisa on August 8, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Great list, but should include Fill Me Up by Staind, awesome alt. love song :)

  15. Chelle on August 8, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion Marisa, I’ve got another one coming out this weekend and will include it!

  16. alternative love songs, unusual love songs on August 9, 2008 at 8:09 pm

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  17. jacqui on September 22, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    im getting married soon and this list was a god send! well done! you should check out thats what angels do by the wood brothers. its a beautiful song.

  18. Earl on September 23, 2008 at 1:51 am

    Just like honey – jesus and the mary chain best song from LOST in translation OST

  19. Romantic Picnic Ideas on September 30, 2008 at 8:21 am

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  20. Eryn on October 1, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    The indie/once indie love songs.
    Just a few you forgot.

    1.Timber Timber-Like a mountain.
    2.Coco Rosie-By your side.
    3.Cat power-I found a reason.
    4.Ray Lamontagne-you are the best thing.
    5.Maria Taylor-speak easy.
    6.Said the whale-the light is you.
    7.Amos lee-Sweat pea.
    8.Yeah yeah yeahs-maps.
    9.Band of horses-no ones gonna love you.
    10.Feist-my moon my man

    actually this list could go on and on.

  21. g-girl on October 4, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    I love this list — thank you for having it — perfect, beautiful.

  22. sez on October 10, 2008 at 6:10 am

    How about these:

    Luv Luv – Devo
    Think I’m in love – Beck
    I miss you – Bjork

  23. Tony@Stylish New Laptops on October 15, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Excellent list… the song on here, Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews makes me think of my first girlfriend…. sigh

    Tonys last blog post..New Sansa slotMusic Player Announced

  24. Mick on November 8, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    My very, very favorite unusual love song is “Fake Palindromes” by Andrew Bird.

  25. Mick on November 8, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Oh, also, “More Bad Times” by Ed’s Redeeming Qualities. Strange and sweet.

  26. john on November 28, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Love the list…

    how about the first part of the king of carrot flowers – by nuetral milk hotel…

    also airplane – i think the name of the song is – by the same band…

    thanks.

  27. Krista on December 23, 2008 at 10:54 am

    This was great…used it to make my boyfriend a mix tape for christmas…I know, corney! But hes gonna love it!! Thanks!! :)

  28. Taryn on December 28, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    haha krista i just did the exact same thing.
    I love these songs, they are amazing <3

  29. katie on January 7, 2009 at 3:17 am

    great list! add With Me – Sum 41. it’s amaaaaazing

  30. RYan on January 7, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Such Great Heights isn’t a love song – also the original by Postal Service is totally better.

    The Postal Service album is called “Give Up” as in “give up on love”. They’re all songs about how he should GIVE UP.

    hence the lyric:
    “everything looks perfect from far away”

    listen to the whole album, you’ll get it.

  31. Jessica on March 5, 2009 at 6:35 am

    I love these songs. Some of them have been my favorites for a while and others are on my new favorite list. THANK YOU!!!!

  32. spynecias on March 13, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    a heart to hold you by keane.. its a beautiful sweet song



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