I may not be the most romantic person on the planet. But I'll admit that when I hear a good love song, I get a little teary. That may be allergies, though - not sure.
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But for every great love song, there are 50 bad ones.
Luckily for you, I've compiled a list of the worst love songs so that you can handily avoid them.
1) "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" by Meat Loaf. One of his more iconic songs, this one is both irritating to listen to and leaves the listener wondering, "What IS it that Meatloaf won't do?" I have it on good authority that it's about donuts. He will do anything for love but ... give up donuts. Can't say I blame him. Donuts are delicious.
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2) "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band. Now, I'm pretty sure this song is about getting busy in the afternoon, but I'm not entirely certain. What I DO know is that this song makes me simultaneously vomit and scratch out my ear drums. What I mean to say is that it's my wedding song.
3) "Muskrat Love" by Captain & Tennille. Now, I could look past the horrifying sound effects - in fact, I'd give them props for those - but the song actually makes me break out in hives. I mean, the last thing I want to think about is a) muskrats b) having the sex.
4) "(You're) Having My Baby" by Paul Anka. Nowhere else can you find a song about how happy a dude is that you're having HIS baby (apparently it's not your baby - just his). It's not only extremely sexist, it's over-the-top corny.
5) "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes. One of the worst tunes in existence, it's for some unknown reason considered a love song. A love song in which the married couple takes out a personal ad looking for new love.
What are some of your picks for the worst love songs ever?
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