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Friday, February 11, 2011

B Side Presents, "Say Cheese! It's VD!"

I really enjoyed reading Heidi's post today. Finding songs that symbolize what you think love is? Come on. Do you guys really think that's something I'm going to write about? Not a chance. While I love Heidi's enthusiasm for the subject, I just don't share it. I never hated Valentine's Day or anything. I'm cheap, so I don't like to spend money, but that's about as deep as my dislike goes.

I'd like to take my post in a different direction. And then you guys can comment on both - since they'll kind of be separate categories. I want to talk about the love songs that when you hear them, you just want to vomit or punch someone in the face. The LAST thing these tracks make me think of is any sort of love related feeling. Thankfully, none of my cheesy love songs are the same as Heidi's future "Say Anything" moment. need for another woman's scorn.

Here we go!

5. Everything I Do - Bryan Adams: Really Bryan Adams? Don't tell me it's not worth dyin' for? This is one of those go super out of your way to get a woman to like you type songs, then she ends up thinking you're a total nerd. AND, not to mention you're taking things WAY too seriously. Calm down Bryan...there is a fish out there for everyone.

4. You Light Up My Life - Debbie Boone: Ugh. I had to slow dance to this song over, and over and over again in middle school and high school. Don't get me wrong, if you had the right partner, it wasn't always a bad thing. But after hearing this song seven thousand times in a row - you want to find Debbie Boone, and potentially shake the light right out of her. Too far? Of course. But dramatics make my point come across better.

3. I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher: Every last little piece about this song is cheesy. That might even offend the word cheesy - it's that over the top. Have you seen the video for this? It's like, they look at each other longingly, and make you believe they are going to have some romantic dinner after that and maybe a night of passion. They probably couldn't stand the sight of each other afterward. At least that's how I felt.

2. I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder: Just look at the title! Can you even imagine? There is maybe a couple week window in a relationship where either a guy or a girl would find that cute. If a girl called me after years of dating or marriage or whatever to tell me she loved me - I'd probably think she was cheating on me and had some remorse. Real people don't do that! They "just call" to say you didn't take the trash out, and now the recycles will sit another two weeks. Thanks a lot jerk.

1. Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler: I'm 99.9% positive I don't even need to give my reasoning behind choosing this song as number one. I mean, really. It's so incredibly lame. The arrangement is cheesy, the lyrics are cheesy and I picture in my head people listening to this and singing along in an over the top mocking tone. And then skeet shooting the cd's in the back yard. Okay, maybe that's just my fantasy.

What are your favorite/least favorite V-Day songs B Siders? We wanna hear ya!


  1. For starters man, you cracked me up with that title. I saw it on my "Blogs I Follow" list and I was like hold on a minute, B Side?‼, VD?‼...... Duhhh, Valentines Day!. Man you gave me a scare their for a moment. But I'm good now.

    How you gonna downgrade "I Just Called To Say I Love You" by my boy Stevie, how could you do that to me B? Come on man, that's like the sweetest song in the world. For real. You mean to honestly tell me, that if your significant other simply called to tell you she loved you, you'd find that reason to become suspicious? Really? Well, that cancels the valentine candies I was gonna send to you! (LOL) :)

    ♦All that said, I still see what you mean. Some songs pretty-up relationships, when a lot aren't all that good looking♦

    Personally there's one song I can't quite stomach but don't necessarily hate altogether. It's "Don't Know Much" sung by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville. Urgg, that song gets all over my nerves, then I'll be sittin' there singing it the next minute, go figure.

    I love Chaka Khan's version of "My Funny Valentine". It was recorded for the 'Waiting To Exhale' soundtrack. I don't know if you've heard it but I think you'd like it.

  2. Glad to add a little humor to your day!

    I really enjoy Stevie..but that song is SOO over the top. And I love candies. Chocolates of any sort. =)

    That's another good example. Great over the top cheese track you mentioned. There really is a LONG list of these.

    I'll have to check out Chaka Kahn sometime. I don't know a ton by her.

    Thanks for the post!