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Old 01-15-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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Sorry, had kind of a rather busy week at the office and so didn't have a chance to add a few extra songs I had hoped to see what people thought of to my previous similar thread

So, as a brief continuation to my earlier question: do you think these kinds of love ballads are romantic? Not romantic? Any thoughts in general?

Thx!

(Please note: these are not country songs! They are Soft AC / Soft Rock lol)

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhS2zI_IXGM
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFm8r6Tf5a8
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yDUQjgt3wo
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69M2i...eature=related
5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_jeyfijack&NR=1
6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kybeq2dWBf8

Last edited by Phoenix2017; 01-15-2011 at 03:58 PM.. Reason: Corrected typo
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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# 1 a little but my idea of a romantic song goes more like this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvwnm...eature=related
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:40 PM
 
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1. I hate Shania Twain and I think this song is cheesy as hell.
2. I like the Bangles overall. This song is ok.
3. I also hate Celine Dion and think every single one of her songs are cheesy as hell.
4. Never heard that song before and dont really like it.
5. No.
6. No.

None of those are my style at all. No offense.
I wouldn't consider any of this soft rock really. I think like, Bush is soft rock. Or maybe thats called soft alternative. I dunno.

The best ballads are the 80s rock ballads. Hell yeah!
I Remember You - Skid Row
Alone- Heart
Every Rose has Its Thorn- Poison
Always - Bon Jovi

And I love the Pretenders. I'll Stand by You is so great. Chrissie is so bad*ss. and Dont Get me Wrong Wonderful.

ok most of mine are cheesy too, but SO AWESOME!
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:57 PM
 
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1. I hate Shania Twain and I think this song is cheesy as hell.
2. I like the Bangles overall. This song is ok.
3. I also hate Celine Dion and think every single one of her songs are cheesy as hell.
4. Never heard that song before and dont really like it.
5. No.
6. No.

None of those are my style at all. No offense.
I wouldn't consider any of this soft rock really. I think like, Bush is soft rock. Or maybe thats called soft alternative. I dunno.

The best ballads are the 80s rock ballads. Hell yeah!
I Remember You - Skid Row
Alone- Heart
Every Rose has Its Thorn- Poison
Always - Bon Jovi

And I love the Pretenders. I'll Stand by You is so great. Chrissie is so bad*ss. and Dont Get me Wrong Wonderful.

ok most of mine are cheesy too, but SO AWESOME!
Heheh, no problem, and no offense taken...I know the song style I had listed as liking is not everyone's cup of tea in terms of musical preference (I'm a total softie at heart, when it comes to music, although harder stuff can certainly also be nice as well, and I also do like some harder material )

Oh btw: I *love* both of the 2 bold-face referenced songs you had listed above!

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Old 01-15-2011, 11:06 PM
 
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Sorry, had kind of a rather busy week at the office and so didn't have a chance to add a few extra songs I had hoped to see what people thought of to my previous similar thread

So, as a brief continuation to my earlier question: do you think these kinds of love ballads are romantic? Not romantic? Any thoughts in general?

Thx!

(Please note: these are not country songs! They are Soft AC / Soft Rock lol)

1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhS2zI_IXGM
2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFm8r6Tf5a8
3.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yDUQjgt3wo
4.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69M2i...eature=related
5.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_jeyfijack&NR=1
6.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kybeq2dWBf8
#1. Definitely a wedding reception song.

#2. Meh...The Bangles?

#3. Yes, it's a love song. But more on the power ballad side - typical Celine.

#4. Yes, another love song.

#5. Another 80's love song.

#6. Quintessential 80's teen love song.

Are you making a selection for a wedding reception? With the exception of Celine and Shania the rest are a little dated and remind me of those compilation cd's advertised at 3am on cable tv after regular programming goes off.

Are you trying to make a cozy love nest for a lady friend? I think some instrumental classical music might be better - something Baroque.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:09 PM
 
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# 1 a little but my idea of a romantic song goes more like this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvwnm...eature=related
Thanks for your comments!
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:23 PM
 
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#1. Definitely a wedding reception song.

#2. Meh...The Bangles?

#3. Yes, it's a love song. But more on the power ballad side - typical Celine.

#4. Yes, another love song.

#5. Another 80's love song.

#6. Quintessential 80's teen love song.

Are you making a selection for a wedding reception? With the exception of Celine and Shania the rest are a little dated and remind me of those compilation cd's advertised at 3am on cable tv after regular programming goes off.

Are you trying to make a cozy love nest for a lady friend? I think some instrumental classical music might be better - something Baroque.
Haha, no, no wedding in mind It's honestly just the kind of musical style, I had always thought of personally as really romantic. (I even like some "softer" stuff than this, such as Air Supply, which is my fav group overall.) I just wanted to see what other ppl thought though...thx for your comments as well

Not trying to make a "love nest", hehe...this is the kind of stuff I listen to myself!

Hm, as far as dated? Let's see... Shania's song is 1997. Bangles was 1988-1989-ish I think. Celine's was also 1997-ish. "Girl in the Tower" was 1991-1992 I believe. Although I could be wrong, I think Atlantic Starr's "Masterpiece" is 1992? "Nothing's Gonna Change my Love for You" is 1986 (I think?).

And yes, I am on the tail-end, of Gen-X, born practically right before Gen-Y / the Millenials...I just think some of the older stuff, can sometimes be a lil better than the stuff we get these days
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:24 PM
 
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Again, nothing personal here but while I think they're good songs, I'm just not a big fan of that style for romance. Although it does depend upon the lady in question - my ex- loved that stuff so I knew enough to feed her a steady supply.

It also has to do with the associations we make when we hear a certain tune. This one has some very positive memories attached to it...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHZKPYQnsmc


...while other wonderful thoughts are brought back back by something like this...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqb18bqNtEw

...and of course pretty much anything by this talented lady...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoLoEw8D0Bg
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:41 PM
 
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Hey there, as always, many thanks for your feedback SifuPhil!

I listened to the song links, you had provided, and I *loved* Halestorm's voice...very pretty! Also I like pretty much anything by Enigma. The last song link was nice too

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Again, nothing personal here but while I think they're good songs, I'm just not a big fan of that style for romance. Although it does depend upon the lady in question - my ex- loved that stuff so I knew enough to feed her a steady supply.

It also has to do with the associations we make when we hear a certain tune. This one has some very positive memories attached to it...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHZKPYQnsmc


...while other wonderful thoughts are brought back back by something like this...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqb18bqNtEw

...and of course pretty much anything by this talented lady...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoLoEw8D0Bg
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Great Plains
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WA2jBMk-Pk


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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqxa4...eature=related
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