10 Famous Love Songs About 7 Famous Women

10 Famous Love Songs About 7 Famous Women

10 Famous Love Songs About 7 Famous Women

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A look at some enduring love songs and the women who inspired them.

6. Linda McCartney

"Maybe I'm Amazed," Paul McCartney - Baby I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time/Maybe I'm afraid of the way I love you

Arguably one of the most beautiful love songs ever written (just ask the billions of brides who have adopted it as their wedding song), this one was dedicated to Paul McCartney's wife and Wings band mate Linda. Their marriage was one of the strongest in the music biz, lasting nearly 30 years until Linda sadly succumbed to breast cancer.

7. Gwyneth Paltrow

"Moses," Coldplay - Like Moses has power over sea/So you've got power over me

The unreleased track that appears on Coldplay's 2003 live album was an ode from singer Chris Martin to his wife and leading lady, Gwyneth Paltrow. The Biblical title took on new meaning for the couple in 2006, as they used it as a name for their son. (Hey, it's better than Apple.) 

8. Kimberly Williams

"Little Moments," Brad Paisley - When she steals my heart again and doesn't even know it/Yeah I live for little moments like that

We could have guessed, but the country star has confirmed that this pretty ditty is about his wife, actress Kimberly Williams, best-known for her roles in Father of the Bride and Lifetime's Amish Grace.

9. Gwen Stefani

"Love Remains The Same," Gavin Rossdale - Drink to all that we have lost/Mistakes that we have made/Everything will change/But love remains the same

The former Bush frontman's 2008 solo hit was about his wife, fellow singer Gwen Stefani. It's more of a realistic look at marriage than a rosy, romantic one, as Gavin explained, "I have a tough wife with high standards...It’s hard to be with anybody for any length of time, and there are those times when you realize we need to make an effort here.

10. Britney Spears

"Cry Me A River," Justin Timberlake - Girl I refuse/You must have me confused with some other guy/The bridges were burned/Now its your turn to cr/Cry me a river

OK, so they're not ALL love songs. This one is the much-publicized love-gone-bad between Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, whose rumored infidelity caused the Mickey Mouse Club kids' breakup and inspired this hit single. And if the song didn't get the point across well enough, Justin's video for his kiss-off/revenge song (complete with Britney lookalike) cleared up all confusion.

Photo: Album cover art from "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs," Derek and the Dominos.

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