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Old 17th August 2020 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by theblue1 View Post
I'll offer -- to me, one of the treacliest, most annoying songs I've ever heard -- this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IATz8ZVTALo
Dave Barry summed this one up beautifully when he said Dan Hill sings "as if he's having his prostate examined by Captain Hook."

I think the tricky thing about writing love songs is putting emotional depth and risk in them. Sappy, cookie-cutter love songs tell us about a feeling but don't make us feel it, don't touch us in a vulnerable place. A good love song can make me cry, but it usually doesn't do that by saying "ooh I love you so much." It shows me the impact of that feeling. Which is hard.