The 200 Best Soft Rock Songs Of All Time

Best Soft Rock

Soft rock began its conquest of the charts in the early 1970s and just a little later dominated many radio stations around the world. Soft Rock is in contrast to Rock music softer and offers the listener easier access through calm tones and simple rhythms. Especially in the mainstream soft rock was and still is very popular.

The vocal harmony combined with the melody makes this music genre unique.

Among the best 200 soft rock songs of all time, many pieces were created in the 70s and 80s. The first big hits of soft rock were the hit single “(They Long to Be) Close to You” by the duo “The Carpenters” and the track “Make It with You” by the band “Bread.”

A little later followed many bands and solo artists such as Toto, Bryan Adams, Air Supply, America, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Elton John, Chicago, The Eagles, and even Lionel Richie, who produced mainly soft rock songs.

Our playlist includes the best rock love songs, the greatest sentimental Rock Ballads, the most popular power ballads and the most successful acoustic ballads of soft rock.

Our tracklist offers over 16 hours of pure soft rock.

The 200 best soft rock songs of all time:

Each song is linked by its title to the corresponding music video.

Open ArmsJourney1982
New Kid In TownEagles1976
One On OneHall and Oates1982
Dust In The WindKansas1977
Missing YouJohn Waite1984
Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?Bryan Adams1996
A Horse With No NameAmerica1971
Biggest Part of MeAmbrosia1980
TimeThe Alan Parsons Project1994
All RightChristopher Cross1983
Wish You Were HerePink Floyd1975
All Out of LoveAir Supply1980
My LifeBilly Joel1978
Black VelvetAlannah Myles1989
Making Love Out Of Nothing At AllAir Supply1983
Afternoon DelightStarland Vocal Band1976
No RainBlind Melon1992
Baby I’m – A Want YouBread1972
MandyBarry Manilow1974
Sweet Baby JamesJames Taylor1970
HelloLionel Richie1983
Losing My ReligionR.E.M.1991
SailingChristopher Cross1979
I Honestly Love YouOlivia Newton-John1975
How Much I FeelAmbrosia1980
Another Brick In The WallPink Floyd1979
Dance With MeOrleans1975
Runaway TrainSoul Asylum1992
Diamond GirlSeals & Crofts1973
Poetry ManPhoebe Snow1974
Feels So GoodChuck Mangione1977
Lost in LoveAir Supply1979
AlwaysBon Jovi1995
EverywhereFleetwood Mac1987
Escape (The Pina Colada Song)Rupert Holmes1979
What A Fool BelievesThe Doobie Brothers1978
Ride Like The WindChristopher Cross1979
Summer BreezeSeals & Crofts1972
You’re The Only Woman (You & I)Ambrosia1980
Glory Of LovePeter Cetera1986
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking ForU21987
If You Leave Me NowChicago1976
I’m Not In Love10cc1975
Let’s Make a Night To RememberBryan Adams1996
SailingChristopher Cross1979
Is This LoveWhitesnake1987
You’re The InspirationChicago1984
Tears In HeavenEric Clapton1992
I Can’t Fight This FeelingREO Speedwagon1984
One More NightPhil Collins1985
More Than Words Extreme1990
Keep on Loving YouREO Speedwagon1980
Another Park, Another Sunday The Doobie Brothers1974
New York Minute Don Henley1989
Best of My LoveEagles1974
With Or Without YouU21987
How Am I Supposed to Live Without YouMichael Bolton1989
Eyes Without A FaceBilly Idol1983
Free Fallin’Tom Petty1989
Behind Blue EyesLimp Bizkit2003
My CaliforniaBeth Hart2010
Mmm Mmm Mmm MmmCrash Test Dummies1993
Just The Way It Is, BabyThe Rembrandts1990
Angel Of The MorningJuice Newton1968
Still the OneOrleans1993
Wild WorldCat Stevens1970
Do That To Me One More TimeCaptain & Tennille1979
Your Latest TrickDire Straits1985
All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to YouHeart1990
Wind Of Change Scorpions1990
You Needed MeAnne Murray1978
Brothers In ArmsDire Straits1985
DriveThe Cars1984
Straight From The HeartBryan Adams1983
Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn1981
Woman In ChainsTears For Fears1989
Ode To My FamilyThe Cranberries1994
Ventura HighwayAmerica1972
Shape Of My HeartSting1993
(They Long to Be) Close to YouThe Carpenters1970
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith1998
Nothing Else MattersMetallica1991
Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey1981
Breakfast In AmericaSupertramp1979
Strong EnoughCher1998
Teach Your ChildrenCrosby, Stills, Nash & Young1970
Give A Little BitSupertramp1977
HeavenBryan Adams1985
To Be with YouMr. Big1991
I’m on FireBruce Springsteen1984
Hotel CaliforniaEagles1976
Stairway To HeavenLed Zeppelin1971
Are You Ready For LoveElton John1979
I Can Dream About YouDan Hartman1984
Rich GirlDaryl Hall & John Oates1976
IrisThe Goo Goo Dolls1998
LingerThe Cranberries1993
Big Yellow TaxiCounting Crows2002
Please Forgive MeBryan Adams1993
Here Comes The SunThe Beatles1969
Mama, I’m Coming HomeOzzy Osbourne1991
Walk On the OceanToad The Wet Sprocket1991
HysteriaDef Leppard1987
Hungry EyesEric Carmen1987
Ordinary WorldDuran Duran1993
Love HurtsNazareth1975
Have You Ever Seen The RainCreedence Clearwater Revival
Change The World Eric Clapton1996
Everybody HurtsR.E.M.1992
Miracle Of LoveEurythmics1986
Don’t Talk to StrangersRick Springfield1982
Broken WingsMr. Mister1985
The Way It IsBruce Hornsby And The Range1986
Hold onJamie Walters1994
Every Breath You TakeThe Police1983
Streets of PhiladelphiaBruce Springsteen1993
Let Your Love FlowThe Bellamy Brothers1976
Blaze Of GloryJon Bon Jovi1990
Never Say NeverThe Fray2009
When Love & Hate CollideDef Leppard1996
’74-’75The Connells1993
On and OnStephen Bishop1976
Alive and KickingSimple Minds1985
Cool NightPaul Davis1981
You Get What You GiveNew Radicals1998
ManeaterHall and Oates1982
Make It With YouBread1970
The Living YearsMike + The Mechanics1988
Don’t Dream It’s OverCrowded House1986
I Want to Know What Love IsForeigner1984
Stop Loving YouToto1988
It’s All Up to YouJim Capaldi1975
The End Of The InnocenceDon Henley1989
Waiting for a Girl like YouForeigner1981
Make Me Lose ControlEric Carmen1980
Little LiesFleetwood Mac1987
Wonderful TonightEric Clapton1977
All For Love – The Three MusketeersBryan Adams1993
November RainGuns N’ Roses1991
Tiny DancerElton John1971
It’s Probably MeEric Clapton and Sting1992
Hard to Say I’m SorryChicago1982
Another Day in ParadisePhil Collins1989
One Of These NightsEagles1975
Rikki Don’t Lose That NumberSteely Dan1974
The FlameCheap Trick1988
Kiss You All OverExile1999
Stuck In The Middle With YouStealers Wheel1972
One More NightPhil Collins1985
Don’t StopFleetwood Mac1977
You Can Do MagicAmerica1982
BlackPearl Jam1991
HonestyBilly Joel1978
You Make My DreamsHall and Oates1980
Lonely Is the NightAir Supply1986
Think of LauraChristopher Cross1983
Up Where We BelongJoe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes1982
Lost Without Your LoveBread1977
DreamsFleetwood Mac1977
Tender Is the NightJackson Browne1983
Cloud Number 9Bryan Adams1998
Dreadlock Holiday10cc1978
My Father’s EyesEric Clapton1998
Throwing It All Away Genesis1986
Hey HoThe Lumineers2012
All by MyselfEric Carmen1975
This Is Not AmericaDavid Bowie & The Pat Metheny Group1985
Fields of GoldSting1993
Do You Remember?Phil Collins1989
Daisy JaneAmerica1975
Everytime You Go AwayPaul Young1985
Colour My WorldChicago1971
When I Need YouLeo Sayer1976
Bette Davis EyesKim Carnes1981
Drift AwayDobie Gray1973
Rock Me on The WaterJackson Browne1972
Fool If You Think It’s OverChris Rea1978
Separate LivesPhil Collins and Marilyn Martin1985
Baker StreetGerry Rafferty1978
Sacrifice Elton John1989
Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)Phil Collins1984
Cat’s In the CradleHarry Chapin1974
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now Starship1987
Do It AgainSteely Dan1972
Say You Love MeFleetwood Mac1975
I Don’t Want To Live Without YouForeigner1987
Couldn’t Get It RightClimax Blues Band1976
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