Fearless Love (song)

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"Fearless Love"
Single by Melissa Etheridge
from the album Fearless Love
FormatCD single
Digital download
Songwriter(s)Melissa Etheridge
Producer(s)John Shanks
Jeremy Sullivan
Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge singles chronology
"Message to Myself"
"Fearless Love"
"Falling Up"

"Fearless Love" is a song by Melissa Etheridge and the first single of her 2010 album Fearless Love.


Etheridge wrote the song after her young daughter suggested the title for her album. Etheridge explained to Spinner the inspiration for the lyric "I was 17, you kissed my lips":

"It was the first time I kissed a girl. I try to put my own experiences in my songs, of course, and yet have them remain universal. It was intense going through that experience and having the fireworks go off: 'Oh my God, this is greatest thing ever! This is what all my girlfriends have been talking about when they kiss boys' and stuff. I was like, 'Hmmm I don't feel that' and then all of a sudden I felt it and I had to keep it in to myself. It will eat you up. It's horrible to have to put a lid on something."[1]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Fearless Love" features actress Willa Holland[2] and was directed by Jay Martin.


Chart (2010) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary[3] 18


  1. ^ Melinda Newman. "Melissa Etheridge Returns to Rock on 'Fearless Love'". AOL. Retrieved 2010-07-06.
  2. ^ "Melissa Etheridge Takes You Behind The Scenes of Her "Fearless Love" video". Logo Television. Archived from the original on February 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-26. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Billboard: Fearless Love - Melissa Etheridge". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-07-07.