Love Week: 8 Love Songs Dedicated To Specific People

Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton 2010

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, let’s take a look at some of the tunes that have been written for significant others..

1. The Beatles - Something

One of the Fab Four’s most tender and beautiful songs was written by George Harrison for his wife Patti Boyd.

2. The Vaccines - Norgaard

This raucous tune was about the young Danish model Amanda Norgaard, who turned Justin Young’s head, claiming that he went on a double date with the titular lady. His mate kissed her.

3. The Kooks - Ooh-La

Luke Pritchard met Katie Melua when they were both at the BRITS School and the pair dated briefly. It’s thought that the first Kooks album, Inside In/Inside Out is mainly written about her.

4. Oasis - Songbird

The first Oasis song written by Liam Gallagher and released as a single was for his then-fiancée, later wife, later ex-wife Nicole Appleton.

5. Bjork - Venus As A Boy

It’s never been 100% confirmed, but it’s thought that this bewitching song was written about producer Dom T, aka Dominic Thrupp, who Bjork was seeing at the time of Debut.


6. Razorlight - Golden Touch

Johnny Borrell wrote this indie classic about the DJ Mairead Nash, who was part of the duo Queens Of Noize. Ah, the Noughties.

7. The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger

This is nice - a bawdy song about Jon Fratelli’s wife who was a burlesque dancer.

8. No Doubt - Don’t Speak

Just look at the smouldering tension in this video, which sees singer Gwen Stefani’s failed relationship with bassist Tony Kanal go under the microscope. She later married Bush singer Gavin Rossdale, but the pair split in 2015.