It's everyone's song, and yet, no one's song. So it can't be your song too. It's too easy to use this tune by James Horner and Will Jennings as a love song, which is what makes this song bad.
You'll have to come up with more originality to impress your sweetie. Just remember, if it works for the middle school crowd, it probably won't work for you.
If you're are between the 6th and 12th grades and are reading this, then you've found your perfect song for Valentine's Day.
Songwriter Jim Steinman gave listeners a musical arrangement with the perfect combination of big hair, big sound and big vocals, which makes this 1983 chart topper a guilty pleasure. Cheese is written all over every aspect of this song. Literally, you probably are smelling it even as you read about how bad it is.
At more than five minutes long for just the radio version and seven minutes on the full album — by the time you finish expressing your feelings, your partner will be fast asleep. Forever will really start tonight, like when you hit play.
And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you'll only hold me tight
We'll be holding on forever
And we'll only be making it right
Cause we'll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don't know what to do and I'm always in the dark
We're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight
Just reading (and writing) that took forever. Imagine listening to it.
This could have been a great love song if you made him want to sing, dance, bring you home to meet the parents. But, that's not what he's crooning about.
So really, what you're saying, Usher, is that you're already involved with someone else. But wait, if I love sloppy seconds, you'll be all mine. Awesome! That's just Mmm ... mmm ... good.
It may sound tempting to some until someone else makes him want to leave you. Somehow, it just doesn't seem to go with the whole "I love and appreciate you" mood of Valentine's Day.
It took the combined forces of Darryl McDaniels, Usher, Rick Rubin, Manuel Seal, Joseph Simmons, Jermaine Dupri, Adam Horovitz and Douglas Davis to come up with this gem.
She may a pop princess-turned-diva, but the one thing the often-sultry Britney Spears isn't known for is her love songs. "Sometimes," which was written by Jörgen Elofsson, is probably the reason why. Already, the title tells you that you're about to deal with a very finicky lover.
If your goal is to show how schizophrenic your affection can be, then this may be the perfect love song for you. However, your admirer may not approve of the hot-cold-hot scenario and may run for another.