Songs 🎼 That Are Inspired by True Life Love Stories πŸ’‘ ...


Moving love songs are inspired by emotion – true or imagined.

But there is something very special about a love song that is inspired by a real love story.

Some of the greatest love songs have been written about real people and real relationships and we love their poignancy.

Songs like these …

1. Joan Baez – Diamonds and Rust

The story goes that in 1974 Bob Dylan made a phone call to his ex-girlfriend, Joan Baez, to recite to her some lyrics for a new song of his, and in turn it awoke old and unprocessed feelings for him that Joan had not get around to dealing with yet.

Her way of dealing with these emotions was to record this iconic track lamenting the state of their old relationship and how it still affects her.

Such raw emotion in the lyrics!

2. Bob Dylan – Sara

And speaking of Bob Dylan, he not only inspired songs about true love stories but he also liked to write them himself.

This particular track is about a lady called Sara Lownds, a woman who captured his heart for a time and who he described in the song as being β€œso easy to look at, so hard to define”.

So poetic!

3. The Beatles – Something

George Harrison didn’t get as many chances to shine as Paul and John, but he certainly did so for this classic Beatles track.

He once said that the song was actually about the god Krishna, but his wife Pattie Boyd in her autobiography claims that song was written for her.2

Either way, it’s about true love in one of two terms!

4. Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

And speaking of Pattie Boyd, did you know that after she was married to George Harrison she married another rock legend, Eric Clapton?

Not many women can say that two of the world’s biggest songs were written about them, but that is definitely the case with Pattie who is also the subject of Clapton’s amazing love song Wonderful Tonight.

Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
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