You’d Think That People Would Have Had Enough Of Silly Love Songs.
But I Look Around Me And I See It Isn’t So.
Some People Wanna Fill The World With Silly Love Songs.
And What’s Wrong With That?
That’s what Paul McCartney and the Wings in the 70s. I love me some silly love songs. The sappier, the better. For today’s music blog post I have gathered 5 of my favorites and as I was writing this, I realized that there are a few more that I like as well. So there is a bonus song at the end.
The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
This happy, tongue in cheek, track is one of my favorite songs of all time. I know all the lyrics, sing along to it to the top of my lungs and just overall adore this song.
Tamia – Stranger in my House
Break ups are never a nice thing and I guess this could very well be the ultimate break up song. Straight up late 90s/ early naughties R&B lends itself great for a sappy love song and combined with the almost Tamia’s singing qualities this song is just near perfection.
Joe – No One Else Comes Close (Original)
Covered by Backstreet Boys, which is how I know this song, this was always one of my favorite songs from Millennium. Then I heard the original and I loved it even more. The 90s were a good era for sappy love songs.
Emiliana Torrini – Jungle Drum
If you like happy go lucky, catchy tracks this one’s for you. I went to see Emiliana Torrini live a few years ago and she played this too. She introduced it by saying she wrote it for her boyfriend. She said: “Can you imagine falling in love with someone and then have to say: I wrote you this song?”.
Boyz II Men – On Bended Knee
The epitome of the love song must be a close harmony group. Boyz II Men, Jodeci, Shai, All 4 One: pick any early 90s close harmony group and you’re all set. I went with my favorite Boyz II Men track. Just because I can’t get enough of it.
The Drifters – Kissin’ in the Back Row of the Movies
The bonus track is this oldie but goodie. This is where those 90s bands learned the tricks of the trade by any means. So it is only fair to also include some of the originals. These guys started as early as the 50s but still scored a hit with this track as late as the 70s. I love me some doowop.
What is your favorite love song, be it sappy, silly, or just straight up fun?