This past week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, CBS This Morning interviewed radio talk show host Delilah, who joked that The Wind Beneath My Wings was one of those sappy love songs she wouldn’t mind taking a break from.
But there are far worse picks for sappiest — or generally just bad — love songs.
At least, there are in my book. In fact, ABC News listed 14 of the worst love songs of all time. There are plenty of other candidates among in this list of the 100 Greatest Love Songs.
So here are my picks for ones I’d least like to have dedicated to me.
7 Worst Love Songs
1. Poison: “Every Rose has its Thorns”
From the title alone, this one would have to be one of the worst choices.
2. Starlight Vocal Band: “Afternoon Delight”
This song may well sum up the feelings every guy has for his Miss Right. For the rest of us, its entirely too much information.
3. Celine Dion: “My Heart Will Go On”
It was a beautiful love song within Titanic. Unfortunately, it’s about lost love, which means that it’s not a good choice for current couples.
4. Eddie Murphy: “Put Your Mouth On Me”
I am not making that title up. I only wish I were.
5. Anyone: “Let’s Stay Together”
I’m sure there was a time when this classic tune hadn’t been played so often that one more was enough to make one’s ears bleed for mercy. But it’s been a while.
6. The Police: “Every Breath You Take”
This might be my favorite of the songs on this list. But think about it a second: isn’t this really a song about a stalker?
7. Jimmy Buffet: “Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw”
Sure, the title ranks right up there with Poison’s “Every Rose has its Thorns,” but this one is at least funny, so it gets a few points for Buffet humor.
So here’s your chance. To play along, list your answers in a comment with this post, or post them on your own blog and comment here with the link to your post. That way more people get to see your blog!
What are your seven least favorite “love songs?”
"Every Breath You Take" is the worst of the bunch, in my opinion. It's really stalker-like and creepy!
I don't have seven, off the top of my head, but "Afternoon Delight" would definitely be near the top of the list; and not even for its pervasive sappiness. Rather, one specific lyric in that song - "workin' up a appetite" - has made my inner grammar Nazi want to jam an icepick into my ear every single time I've ever heard it.
There's Bleeding Love about a girl who keeps closing her veins but the guy makes her bleed love. Her friends say she is crazy.
There's Meatloaf: I won't do that.
Lita Ford: close your eyes
and Kiss me deadly
I agree with you on Police: stalker song
Bump and grind.
Alanis Morrisette: You outta know
wow there are so many more. I will have to come back when I remember.
If you don't know me by now you will never ever know me. ( really? that's too sad)
I don't have 7 least favorite 'love songs", but the one that immediately came to mind when I read your post was "Marry Me". I keep seeing it all over for engagement videos. Um, did no one bother to listen to the lyrics? It's about a guy who sees a hot girl in a cafe and daydreams about meeting her.
For me it is a lot like "Every breath you take". I went to a Sting concert where he played it, but not before he recounted a story of being at a cocktail party and having a fellow guest come up to him and tell Sting that that song was his first dance with his bride. Sting, evidently had already had a few drinks and asked the guy why he'd want to share a song about stalking a former lover with his new bride. Everyone at the concert cheered!