Oh, Valentine’s Day. It’s the day when every mushy-gushy love song is played on the radio, in every store and at every restaurant. For some, these songs may make them want to break out in song, and, for others, these songs may make them want to break something. It is only fitting that on Feb. 14, I give you the top 10 love songs. Judge for yourself if this is a best or worst list.
10. “On Bended Knee” by Boys II Men. Boys II Men needs some advice. Instead of singing a slow, drawn-out, post-break-up song, how about they actually fix the relationship they ruined? This song is torturous.
9. “I Do (Cherish You)” by 98 degrees. 98 degrees came and went very quickly, but thankfully for us, they left behind one of the cheesiest love songs ever. Their lyrics pretty much say that this unknown girl will be everything they will ever need in this world. Ever. I’m a girl, and even I think that is too big of a standard to live up to.
8. “I Just Called To Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder. I don’t even know what to say about this song, except get a new songwriter. Stevie Wonder couldn’t think of anything to say except, “I love you?” Please write better lyrics and choose better instrumentals to put with your songs.
7. “This I Promise You” by N’Sync. N’Sync you make my heart flutter. How I wish you were still together. And Justin Timberlake, I beg of you, hold me in your arms ‘”til the day your life is through.” Yes, I know all the words to this song and I don’t care.
6. “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler. I wanted to turn this song off the moment it started playing. Oh, Bette, why did you write this song? Bette sings because of your loved one, you can fly, like a bird. You will just sprout wings and fly. Realistic? Not in the slightest.
5. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Tony Bennett. Guys, this song may be corny to you, but I can guarantee any girl won’t mind you singing about how beautiful they look. Tell them you love them and the way they look tonight, and you will win their heart.
4. “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by Elvis Presley. For all of you who are anti-love songs, you will hate this song. It’s a classic. It’s all about love. It’s slow. It’s romantic. And, obviously, I love it.
3. “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher. C’mon, just like Elvis Presley, Sonny & Cher wrote classics. I had to include this in the list. The lyrics are a little cheesy, but the song is just so cute. But, you can barf if you want to.
2. “Hopelessly Devoted To You” by Olivia Newton John. In “Grease,” Newton John plays Sandy, a girl who will “sit around and wait for you,” as she stares dreamily at the sky. The problem, though, is what girl wants to wait around for their loved one? Was she hopelessly devoted to Danny? Or dreadfully devoted to Danny?
1. “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. Oh, Titanic. How I love thee. I mean, don’t you wish you could find your soul mate only to have your cruise ship crash into an ice-berg and watch the man of your dreams die because he is floating in ice-cold water? I think that’s every girl’s dream. I can’t wait to live unhappily for the rest of my life just remembering my first love.
Whether you’re a hopeless romantic like me or a Valentine’s hater like some of my fellow writers, we can all agree these are some of the cheesiest love songs ever. However, we all need a few cheesy, mushy-gushy love songs in our lives, and I bet everyone can sing along to at least one of these songs. Happy Valentine’s Day!