Top Ten Love Songs about Overcoming Obstacles to Reunite

Ernest Hemingway once said “Life breaks us. And when we heal, we’re stronger in the broken parts.” The path way of love can be like that. It is not always easy or smooth, and at times it may come between you and someone you love. But if you can endure the rough patches, the relationship will not only thrive it will be even better than before. That’s what these ten songs are about: love that have endure and continued despite the problems the two faced.

“After All” by Peter Cetera & Cher

This is the love theme for the movie Chances Are, which is about a man who dies too early and is reincarnated. He develops a relationship with his daughter (who was born after his death) and then “remembers” who he was. So I guess overcoming death is a huge obstacle.

After All the stops and starts,
We keep coming back to these two hearts,
Two angels who’ve been rescued from the fall.
After All that we’ve been through,
It all comes down to me and you.
I guess it’s meant to be,
Forever you and me, After All.

“After the Fire” by Amy Grant

I added this song to the list because of one of the verses that says “After your time of wand’ring / Along this lonely road / There will be many voices calling / Mine will say, ‘Welcome home.'” What could say it better than that?

After the fire is over
After the ashes cool
After the smoke has blown away
I will be here for you

“Ain’t it Funny” by Jennifer Lopez

If you’ve never heard of this song, you probably live in the United States. Due to lack of promotion and radio airplay, the single did not receive a proper U.S. commercial release and was therefore ineligible to chart on any of the Billboard charts. Outside the U.S., it was an international hit.

Ain’t it funny how some feelings you just can’t deny
And you can’t stop move on even though you try
Ain’t it strange when your feeling things you shouldn’t feel
Oh, I wish this could be real
Ain’t it funny how a moment could just change your life
And you don’t want to face what’s wrong or right
Ain’t it strange how fate can play a part
In the story of your heart

“All About Loving You” by Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi has some great power ballads, including this one. My favorite lines in the song are “I’ve lived, I’ve loved, I’ve lost, I’ve paid some dues, baby / We’ve been to hell and back again / Through it all you’re always my best friend.”

Every time I look at you, baby, I see something new
That takes me higher than before and makes me want you more
I don’t wanna sleep tonight, dreamin’s just a waste of time
When I look at what my life’s been comin’ to
I’m all about lovin’ you

“Brown Eyes” by Destiny’s Child

This song is about a person who doesn’t doubt what her lover feels although it seems he hasn’t told her in words. It made it on this list because of the lines “Remember the first day, the first day we kissed / remember the first day we had an argument / we apologized and then we compromised.”

I know that he loves me cause he told me so
I know that he loves me cause his feelings show
when he stares at me you know that he cares for me
you see how he is so deep in love
I know that he loves me cause its obvious
I know that he loves me cause it’s me he trusts
and he’s missing me if he’s not kissing me
and when he looks at me his brown eyes tells his soul

“Coming Out of the Dark” by Gloria Estefan

Goria Estfan wrote this song about her recovery from the 1990 accident that nearly ended her life and musical career.

Coming out of the dark
I finally see the light now
And it’s shining on me
Coming out of the dark
I know the love that saved me
You’re sharing with me

“Ice Cream” by Sarah McLachlan

“Ice Cream” is a very sweet song that is unlike almost every other Sarah Mclachlan song. It portrays a more innocent side of love but still talks about how the journey of love is not always that simple.

Your love is better than ice cream
Better than anything else that I’ve tried
And your love is better than ice cream
Everyone here know how to fight

And it’s a long way down
It’s a long way down
It’s a long way down to the place
Where we started from

“In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel

This song is most famous for being played during the boombox scene of the movie Say Anything. In the scene, John Cusack holds a Boom Box over his head in an effort to win the heart of Ione Skye.

Love I get so lost, sometimes
Days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
When I want to run away
I drive off in my car
But whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are

“Love Can Build a Bridge” by The Judds

Even if you hate country music, this song will touch your heart. It is the ultimate song about how love can keep lovers together. As the lyrics say “When we stand together, it’s our finest hour / We can do anything, anything.”

I’d gladly walk across the desert with no shoes upon my feet
To share with you the last bite of bread I had to eat
I would swim out to save you in your sea of broken dreams
When all your hopes are sinking, let me show you what love means

Love can build a bridge
Between your heart and mine
Love can build a bridge
Don’t you think it’s time?
Don’t you think it’s time?

“Save the Best for Last” by Vanessa Williams

Vanessa William’s elegant love song talks about two lovers who nearly miss finding each other but manage to come together at the end. It talks about all the twists and turns life takes but that, in the end, it all turns out for the best.

And now we’re standing face to face
Isn’t this world a crazy place
Just when I thought our chance had passed
You go and save the best for last

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