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10 Best My Chemical Romance Love Songs of All Time, Ranked

My Chemical Romance is a rock band formed in 2001 in Newark, New Jersey. After their debut album, I Bought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love was released, this band became a household name and has been ever since. They’ve sung about many subjects, including love. 

We have managed to narrow down the 10 best My Chemical Romance love songs to date.

1. Demolition Lovers

Album: I Bought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Released: 2002

The number one spot belongs to “Demolition Lovers”, a love song that is more than the average love song you’ll hear on the radio. This song is more complex than that, allowing the meaning of love to go beyond just the surface.

This song might be off their freshmen album, but it remains the best love song they have released in their two decades of music.

2. The Only Hope For Meares You

Album: Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Released: 2010

“The Only Hope For Me Is You” comes off their fourth studio album and proves that love can persevere even in the most difficult of circumstances. “And if we can’t find where we belong we’ll have to make it on our own” are the lyrics that convey this message the best.

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It was the second released track off their senior album. This song managed to debut at 84 on the Canadian Hot 100.

3. Summertime

Album: Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Released: 2010

The track here falls into the new wave genre and compared to the other tracks on the album, it’s much softer. It comes with an upbeat tune along with lyrics that convey the strong love the couple has cultivated for one another.

This is supposedly about Gerard Way’s real-life wife Lyn-z Way, but these are rumors that have never been confirmed by the band members or the couple.

4. Bulletproof Heart

Album: Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Released: 2010

Love can be intense and full of passion. The lyrics in “Bulletproof Heart” capture this sentiment perfectly with gems like “And though I know how much you hate this, are you gonna be the one to save us? From the black and the hopeless feeling? Wil you mean it when the end comes reeling?”.

It starts soft but picks up the closer you get to the chorus. This is yet another example of a more upbeat song off their senior album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.

5. The Light Behind Your Eyes

Album: Conventional Weapons
Released: 2012

Some love songs invoke sadness because love doesn’t always work out. “We’ll say goodbye today and I’m sorry how it ends this way. If you promise not to cry then I’ll tell you just what I would say” is a line from the second verse sure to bring the listener to tears.

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Gerard Way created this song with the intention of it sounding like “High Hopes” by Pink Floyd.

6. Drowning Lessons

Album: I Bought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Released: 2002

“Drowning Lessons” is one of the more tragic songs on this list. It’s a song that plays on the groundhog day phenomenon where someone is reliving the same moment over and over again.

One half of a couple is forced to experience his partner’s death multiple times. “Let’s say goodbye the hundredth time and then tomorrow we’ll do it again” is a line from the chorus that is the best example of the meaning behind the song.

7. The World is Ugly

Album: Conventional Weapons
Released: 2012

The world is not always a pretty place, but sometimes beauty can be found in the most unexpected places. Lyrics like “That the world is ugly but you’re beautiful to me” is a perfect example of this phenomenon. 

Love can’t fix everything in life, but it can be a bright spot.

8. Early Sunsets Over Monroeville

Album: I Bought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Released: 2012

In “Early Sunsets Over Monroeville” the band delivers raw and beautiful vocals combined with heavy lyrics that penetrate the very soul. The track can be applied to many situations, which includes romance because it’s not always something that brings joy.

This song is one of the slower ones on the I Bought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love” album.

9. Our Lady of Sorrows

Album: I Bought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Released: 2002

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The meaning behind the “Our Lady of Sorrows” track touches on placing trust in another person and believing they mean no harm. With love, trust is essential but trying to scrounge up the courage to do it can be difficult.

“Stand up tall, don’t let them see your back. And take my hand and never be afraid again” perfectly encapsulates the fear of believing in someone almost blindly. Sometimes, a person has got to take a chance.

10. Cemetery Drive

Album: Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
Released: 2004

“Cemetery Drive” from the Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge might be the last song on the list, but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack a punch like the other love songs we’ve listed. This song is tragic, telling the story of one half of a couple who has ended their life and what happens to the remaining half afterward.

It’s a difficult topic that My Chemical Romance tackles perfectly, refusing to sugarcoat it and bringing the listener to the unfortunate reality of lost love.