11 Easy Love Songs To Play On Guitar

Music is the language of love. Here is the dictionary, containing 11 easy love songs to play on guitar that will win the heart of your beloved one.

Right around the time you’re reading this line, some teenager with a guitar is sitting around in his bedroom thinking about the girl he’s in love with and strumming hopeless chords.

Why People Like Music?

The theme of love has always been prevalent in popular music and if you dig a little bit deeper, underneath most popular songs you will find some love story or connection.

Of course, there is a scientific explanation for that as well. We are in fact nothing but mammals and as such we seek for the main goal in life (from an evolutionary point of view) – to successfully mate and reproduce, thus passing our genes to the next generation, thus surviving as a species.

Therefore, we want to find the best partner out there and that’s why we’re sending all these signals to the opposite sex, music being one of them. When you sing a love song to your partner, you’re saying “I find you attractive enough to mate,” yet in a vague fashion (don’t say that to your girlfriend).

Scientific Proof That Music = Love

Darwin was the man and his theory appears to be working. Look what he said in his book
The Descent of Man.”

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So, if the scientists are not lying to us, playing and/or singing a song to your beloved one is just nature’s beautiful way of confessing in love.

11 Easy Love Songs To Play On Guitar

Here are the songs that will help you win a heart. These songs can be easily played on an acoustic guitar and don’t require much skill – after all, it’s all about your passion anyway. Some of them do need a capo, so make sure you have one on you.

1. “You’re Beautiful” – James Blunt

If you think about some easy love songs to play on guitar, this tune often comes to mind first. Everyone can relate to its simple words and a nice melody that has an earworm feel about it.

On an interesting note, despite being wildly popular at the time (and still so), this song is constantly featured on various “Worst Songs Ever” lists and even James Blunt himself expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that “You’re Beautiful” has been so overplayed.

Check out the chords for this song here.​

2. “More than Words” – Extreme

Recorded in 1990 and released as a single in March of 1991 (just a few months before the grunge explosion), this song may be one of the last “true” power ballads of the era.

Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt described the song as a warning to those people who use the phrase “I love you” too often without actually meaning it.

The song itself is quite tricky if played note-to-note as original, but if you substitute Nuno’s exquisite fingerpicking for strumming, it becomes easy enough for beginners.​

Check out the chords here.

3. “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz

We’re back into the 00s. “I’m Yours” was written by Jason Mraz as early as in 2004, but was not properly recorded until 2007. The song was an immediate success upon its release, earning Jason his first Grammy Nomination for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

The song itself is a simple confession of love. It sounds pretty cool when played on ukulele as well so give it a shot.

Check out the guitar chords here, ukulele chords here.

4. “Patience” – Guns N’ Roses

A bittersweet ballad written solely by the band’s rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, this song came out in 1989 as a surprise for Guns N’ Roses, who were famous for their controversial image, lyrics, and lifestyle at the time.

Play this song to your sweetheart after you’ve had an argument as a way of an apology – it’s guaranteed to soothe even the coldest heart.

Check out the chords here.

5. “Brown-Eyed Girl” – Van Morrison

An unofficial anthem for all brunettes, this super-positive and happy song has that perfect 60s nostalgia feel to it.

A bit of trivia for you: the original cut of the song had “making love in the green grass” lyrics, which had to be replaced with a more innocent line from the previous verse for the radio-friendly version.

Can you believe that someone may have actually been offended by that? Well, not today for sure.Play this song to your girl, and even if her eyes are blue or green, she’ll love it.​

Check out the chords here.

6. “Let Her Go” – Passenger

The ultimate breakup song, it’s as bittersweet as can be. Back in 2011-2012, you just couldn’t escape this song – it was all over the radio, TV, and the Internet. Even now, it’s not uncommon to hear it in public places.

Passenger (also known as Michael David Rosenberg) sings “Let Her Go” in his characteristic soft voice, making you almost cry when you listen to the song. The lyrics are somewhat sad, yet promising – exactly what romantic-type people love to hear.

If you want to win your ex back, this is exactly what you need to play – just make sure you have your capo on the 7th fret for the easier chord patterns.

Check out the chords here.

7. “She Will Be Loved” – Maroon 5

It’s hard to believe but this song is 14 years old! Despite the age, it sounds almost as fresh as when it was released.

Adam Levine’s undeniable sexual charisma makes this song even more personal, combined with the famous music video.

The song itself has quite an intricate boss nova-inspired fingerpicking pattern composed by the band’s guitarist James Valentine. However, you can drop these complex techniques and use basic strumming, as the chords are very simple. This tune is also a fair contestant for the list of easy guitar solos to learn.

Check out the chords here.

8. “Friday I’m in Love” – The Cure

Up next, another simple guitar song. It's the happiest song in The Cure repertoire, “Friday I’m in Love” glorifies the most romantic day of the week.

Legend has it, that Robert Smith (singer/composer) was so struck with the now famous chord progression for the song, that he couldn’t believe it hadn’t been used elsewhere. He asked his friends if the progression was familiar, to which they replied “no.” The rest is history.

If you’re going out on a Friday night, this song is just perfect for your date.

Check out the chords here.

9. “Faithfully” – Journey

Up next on our list of easy love songs to play on guitar is a true gem from the classic AOR era, written from a “musician on the road” perspective. The song is about missing a girl – something we all can relate to.

Record a video of yourself playing this song while away from home and send it to your girlfriend – she couldn’t ask for more.

If you’re going out on a Friday night, this song is just perfect for your date.

Check out the chords here.

10. “Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding

Oh, please. A love song from a movie about S&M? Yes, that’s right. But girls love it – and you’ve got to admit that the song is very well-written and has a catchy melody.

Check out the chords here.

11. “All My Loving” – The Beatles

A timeless classic – this song heals women’s hearts better than anything else. Written and sung by Paul McCartney, “All My Loving” is something that would fit on any occasion. Some say this is the easiest song to play on guitar – would you agree?

Check out the chords here.

Conclusion

This is the end of our “11 Easy Love Songs to Play on Guitar” rundown. Thanks for reading!

Here’s what you need to do next: learn a song from this list right now and play it to your love interest tonight! Before that, don’t forget to share your favorite love song in the comment and share this article with your friends. In related content, we invite you to check out our list of 9 Must Know Guitar Songs (#6 Will Make You Shiver).

Let Love Rule!

Natalie Wilson
 

I've been an avid guitar fan for as long as I can remember and the day I embarked on my six-string journey at the young age of 5 truly defined the course of my entire life. I work as a professional musician, session guitarist, and guitar teacher, and would like to use this blog as a personal outlet to share my six-string knowledge with the world. Welcome to MusicalAdvisors.com

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