The Most Offensive Love Songs of All Time

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Billy Joel's "She's Always a Woman"
Have you ever really listened to the lyrics of this song? I mean really listened. This woman he's describing is a sociopath. She lies,

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Billy Joel's "She's Always a Woman"
Have you ever really listened to the lyrics of this song? I mean really listened. This woman he's describing is a sociopath. She lies, steals, and "carelessly cuts you and laughs while your bleeding..." Stockholm syndrome or a sexist manifesto? Joel's not-so-easy listeners chose the latter. Slate's Ron Rosenbaum called the song a recycling of "every misogynist cliché in the book." But maybe it was more passive aggressive than anything else. Joel wrote the song as a "gift" for his ex-wife. Not Christie Brinkley. The first one. They divorced not long after.

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Thu, Feb 14, 2013 9:44 AM EST
So you want to make a playlist for your Valentine. Make sure you do your research: some songs with the sweetest titles are truth bombs on closer listening. From the controversial to the just plain wrong, here are 10 romantic hits that will totally kill the mood. --Piper Weiss, Shine Staff