Love Songs That Aren't Stupid...

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by TokyoPortrait, Oct 6, 2019.

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    Anyway, one for the ladies, "you're Still the One' by Shania Twain.
     
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    It is an all-time great love song.
     
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    Love....in a different context.

     
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    Are love songs inherently vapid?

    vapid = offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging.

    Nope.





    Love these songs. Both challenging (technically, for me; appreciating that goth forefather Robert Smith is soft in the middle like a dairy cream and has been writing love songs all this time = mentally challenging for many others)
     
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    Some songs sound contradictory to the words being said. This is my favorite post hardcore->pre-screamo song.



    Some songs are excessively existential. Some songs have as much introspection as a half eaten slice of cheesecake. This song is just sappy enough to be legit. Even after it being played into the ground.



    These are newish clever love songs. The GC one was thier first big one; they were still in high school.





    And then you can be simple without being vapid. Side note, this is the sound I associate with Nirvana. Not what gets airplay.



    Lastly, I just wanted an excuse to post a misfits song in October....

    https://youtube/0om_x-PpWqg

    I will say that love songs have a greater potential to be vapid, cheesey, and trite than other songs. Even ones that I dont hate (close my eyes forever(ozzy/lita ford), love song(cure), heavens already here(collective soul), you get the idea) can get cheesed out with overplaying.

    Theres more happening in unlove songs. You know, murder ballads, breakups, struggles........ theres more room for narrative. Even if you have a happy lovey chorus, you get more mileage outta the pain in the verse. Remember how depressing the verses are in You are My Sunshine? Nobody does. But it makes it all more interesting.
     
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    This never fails to move me, wonderful lyrics. And always interesting guitar from Mr Thompson.
     
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    John Martyn. Doesn't get played enough...
     
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    Love Song - The Damned
    Rain Song - Led Zep

    Not mushy and really good songs.
     
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    Not in the least stupid, sappy, soppy, vapid or likely to invoke a gag reflex.
     
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    "Drive" by the Cars. Now that's a love song, and they played their own instruments.
     
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    A happy one


    And the Layla Album, (but hang on is Wonderful Tonight on that, no, that's fine then,) yes the whole Layla Album.
     
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    To me, this is all about what love is/should be...
     
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    These Arms of Mine...both the original Otis Redding version and Tab Benoit’s fantabulous cover.
     
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