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What are the best and worst love songs of all time? Are there any that have special meaning to you (whether positive or negative)? Why?

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  • Here's another that my Dad used to sing. It has a surprise ending! I'm in love with the mother of my best girl, the mother is in love with me. Now of course I love the girl, the sweet and precious pearl, But still her mother's kisses set my heart a whirl. If I had to choose between the two I love, I'd lead a most unhappy life. For the girl you see, Is only three, And the mother of the girl's my wife!!
  • There are many love songs I enjoy, but here are two that are special to me. I'm in love with you, Honey. Say you love me,too,Honey. No one else will do, Honey, seems funny, but it's true. I loved you from the start, Honey. Bless you're little heart, Honey. Every day will be so sunny, Honey, with you. My Dad sang this to my Mom, and my hubby and I sing it to each other. The other is; I'm in the mood for love, Simply because you're near me. Funny, but when you're near me, I'm in the mood for love. If there are clouds above, if it should rain, we'll let it. But for tonight, forget it. I'm in the mood for love. This song I sang to Hubby on our second date!! We were at a church dance and my friends 'volunteered me' to sing with the band!! This was a song they had played earlier and I knew all the words, so I chose it! My poor shy date had to sit there and smile!! The worst is "Lightening is Striking Again". This obnoxious song asks the girl to wait and "Be True", because some day he'll be ready to settle down to one girl. But meanwhile says that he can't stop chasing every girl who "gives me a sign that she wants to make time." "I can't stop! I can't stop!" Why would any girl fall for that nonsense??
  • My favorite love song... Annie's Song by John Denver. Timeless and beautiful.


  • Now THIS is a fascinating question!  I would suppose the best love songs of all time aren't the ones who are overloaded with smarm or treacle or are trite or esponse a juvenile view of love.  These songs are the reason why for a long time, I really didn't care for love songs in general.  But if you look beneath the surface and push past all the ridiculousness, there are great love songs out there.  I'm particularly partial to "I'll Be Your Mirror" by the Velvet Underground, which has been close to my heart for quite a few years.  In fact, I remember once composing an LJ entry (in an older, now defunct LJ) in 2004 that basically expressed that the kind of love I was looking for at the time was the kind expressed via Nico's gentle, fragile vocals and Lou Reed's genuinely sweet lyrics.  So it's fascinating to me to consider that these days I have a genuinely personal connection to this song that exists... well, I can't really say more, but it exists, and it's amazing.  Another great love song is Howard Jones's "What is Love?", which everybody thinks is about doubting the existence of love, but in fact is about the kind of love that's built to last.  In it, he expresses that it's ok to question what love is because the kind of love that's present in this relationship he's singing about is strong enough to withstand questioning.  The song's good enough to use as a first dance at a wedding reception!

    Then there are the worst of the worst love songs, the songs that yammer on about "baby baby baby" in a manner that makes me feel the singer doesn't know a thing about love, the songs that are overtly trying too hard to "charm" but in the process end up in Sleazeville, and the songs that are so unbearably sweet that you develop diabetes just listening to them.  The only one of the third I'd excuse completely is Minnie Ripperton's "Loving You", because it's not a traditional love song but a love song to a baby, which makes all the difference in the world.  The way she sings the song is perfect for a lullaby, and in fact she composed it to her little girl Maya Rudolph (better known these days for her work on "Saturday Night Live") shortly before cancer took her away from her husband and daughter, so there's a heartbreaking element to the song.  Some genuinely horrible love songs are the ones that once were great but have become horrible with overuse, such as Heatwave's "Always and Forever" or "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers.  Then there are all the "love" songs sung by stupid teen idol acts, which suck as a matter of principle.  There are the "love" songs which have nothing at all to do with love, such as The Police's "Every Breath You Take", which is in all fairness not Sting's fault.  He himself expressed horror at the fact that couples are using it as "their" song and dancing to it as their first dance at wedding receptions.

    Then there's the worst "love" song of all, a song so utterly and completely wrong that its wrongness twists my brain into unnatural shapes and it takes me forever to get it back in place.  I am surprised "Into the Night" by Benny Mardones didn't end up causing him to be taken down to the station to answer some very serious questions.  It bears no resemblance at all to another "jail bait" song, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap's "Young Girl", because in that golden oldie from the '60s, the narrator pleads with the underage girl to return to her family and get as far away from him as possible once he finds out what her true age is.  "Young girl, get out of my life/My love for you is way out of line/Better run girl/You're much too young girl."  Benny Mardones doesn't beg his young girl to get out of his life; in fact, he pleads with OTHER PEOPLE to understand that the "love" he feels for her is very much IN line and that he's not going to stop going down the path to wrongness.  While Gary Puckett sings that the eponymous girl in his song is "just a baby in disguise" and too young "to give [him] love", Benny's practically whisking his underaged love interest away to get married and produce many babies for him.  Mardones's song is practically the soundtrack to child predator Phillip Garrido's life!  And the fact that it actually got recorded and released on a major label and many millions of people actually bought the single disheartens me greatly.

    And now I have to go scrub my brain clean after having to think about that horrendous song again.  Perhaps I'll listen to another great love song, an unexpected one this time.  I love those songs, the ones that are chipper and cheery that, once you pay attention to them, turn out to be great songs about love.  Real love, love that actually exists in this world and isn't prosecutable by law.  I'm thinking about The Swingers's "Counting the Beat".  Come enjoy with me!

  •    Cassius - I love you so.
    Алла Пугачева - Мне нравится.
    Мумий троль - О любви.
    Земфира - Хочешь.
    Otis Rading- For you Precious Love
    Righte brothers- Unchained Melody

  • Песни Трофима, "Умничка" и "Я скучаю по тебе"
  • Basically all the ones that play on the radio day in and day out, and I don't even have to look them up. "They say the world is full of silly love songs. I look around me and I see it isn't so..." This part would have been okay, but the chorus only has one line. Over and over, which is like "All we are saying, is give peace a chance." "Baby I think I love you, what am I so afraid of?" How about being slapped and being told to shut up? How about 4am feedings? "Baby, baby, it's a love thing." Stomach, stomach, it's a hurl thing. I'm partial to that song about the barbecue stain because it's so retarded that it's funny, but it tries my patience as it is overplayed. TV has ruined some of my personal favorites such as Love Stinks, One Day Love Will Find You, and some others. Basically any love song that has been on TV and used extensively in commercials I will despise. Especially if in commercials that I despise. "My Girl" is pretty terrible, actually, due to this reason. "Do you believe in magic" makes me think of clowns and hamburgers. I like "something tells me I'm into something good" because it was on Naked Gun. The Carpenters. Do I even need a reason to dislike their music? "Baby, baby, if you ever wonder..." Yes, I wonder when you'll shut up. "Can't help myself..." I can't stop singing bad songs.

  • Всегда, когда слышу о песнях о любви, вспоминаю рассказ знакомой женщины. Когда в юности её возлюбленный спросил какая песня о любви её самая любимая? Ответ был - "Песня о Сталине"!!!??

  • : /, no los e, no creo haber escuchado aun la peor canción del mundo y menos la de todos los tiempos xD. Pero una que de plano no me gusta y digo ick, es la canció reggaettonera de Nelly furtado y calle 13, nada mas escuchar las sandeces y vulgaridades expuestas. Igual el regaetton nunca ha sido muy intelectual. ¡perrea!!
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