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Old 01-10-2011, 05:50 AM
 
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Just curious: do you think these kinds of love ballads are romantic? Are they the kinds of songs, you would dedicate, to your special sweetie?

Like? Dislike? Thoughts / feedback please on any or all, listed below? Thanks in advance!!

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLuUG...eature=related
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J0nTqCO4qo
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkaZH9IvPuk
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12YIJEoRa28
5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rEj6zX1Dhg
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:59 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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No, those songs are not my style. I only watched about three seconds of the first one, though, because I don't like American Idol or watching their generic singers ruin songs I do like. The title made me think that they were about to sing Air Supply's All Out of Love. I do like that song, but I would choose another ballad over it.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:06 AM
 
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No, those songs are not my style. I only watched about three seconds of the first one, though, because I don't like American Idol or watching their generic singers ruin songs I do like. The title made me think that they were about to sing Air Supply's All Out of Love. I do like that song, but I would choose another ballad over it.
Lol...the first song link I listed, was actually a modern cover of Air Supply's original "All Out of Love" (also my personal favorite love song of all time ).

ETA: If you like "All Out of Love" though, I really think you might like a few of the others, if you tried perhaps listening to say the 2nd and/or 3rd links, in the list perhaps, if you might hopefully like to try re-consider listening?

Last edited by Phoenix2017; 01-10-2011 at 07:35 AM.. Reason: Corrected typo
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:15 AM
 
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No, sorry, I know what I like. I did listen to a few opening bars of each of those songs. No big deal. I'm not going to bash your taste in music. We just like different things.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:21 AM
 
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eeeek! i don't mind a bit of ambrosia ("your the biggest part of me" is a schmalzy fave) but yeah, even these are too sugary for my admittedly elitist pallet : )
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:22 AM
 
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Atlantic Starr - Always, will forever make me think of late 1980's Southern California Women's hair salons.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:22 AM
 
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For me romantic is something else. I get kicks of some lyrics and thanks for one who knew what was needed, lol
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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Atlantic Starr - Always, will forever make me think of late 1980's Southern California Women's hair salons.
ahahahahahaha, now THAT is a rarified answer. its like how the breakfast club's "right on track" makes me think of a 1984 arby's. (actually it does)
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:39 AM
 
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I think a big part of "that special song" is that it will resonate with the object of your affection. My husband and I are products of the 80s, so our ballads are largely old heavy metal songs.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUMcA--ejOc

(Yes, the video is super sappy.)

I know many people like "A Whole New World" from Aladdin and that kind of music. Celine Dion's song from Titanic. That's not our style. Even if I did like it, I would not play it for him because he does not. THE SONG (you know, "your song") has to be meaningful to both people, perhaps sparking a special memory.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:51 AM
 
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lord julia! i think my teeth just rotted out of my head (lol, just kidding).

some great schmaltzy ballads in my book, that are guilty pleasures, and make others (possibly) vomit

BREAD- Baby I'm A want you
AMERICA Muskrat Love
The LITTLE RIVER BAND Love Will Find A Way
JOHNNY RIVERS Summer Rain (tho that isn't too schmaltzy)
"If I were A Carpenter" by any damn body (especially Tim Hardin, Waylon Jennings, and the Four Tops)
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