Remember those films where the guy would stand outside a girl’s window, singing a love song to express his undying love for her? Or young Heath Ledger running across a football field singing, “can’t take my eyes off of you…” Yes, I know, that seems ages ago! It makes you wonder, are love songs still affective? Call me jaded, but as a young woman in my mid-twenties, living in NYC, I’m not easily moved by romantic songs. To get a fair representation of opinions though, I decided to survey a few other millennial women and came upon four types of love song lovers.
The Beatle Lovers – “All you need is love.”
Think back to when you first fell in love – holding hands, whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears, the butterflies before every date. The Beatles are for the girl next door, sweet and doe-eyed. The music mirrors the upbeat lyrics and the songs you to a feel good place where nothing could possibly go wrong. Think walk in the park with hot cocoa in the winter.
The R&B Ballads – “I just called to say, I love you.”
Everyone is oh so familiar with the feeling of longing that comes with a relationship and being in love. You want to see him/her all the time. You want to text/talk on the phone every day. Every moment apart makes the heart grow fonder. Think old school love song programmed into your Casio synthesizer.
The Soothing Singers – “Your body is a wonderland.”
What makes a song about love-making, a love song? John Mayer. What girl doesn’t want to hear that her skin is like porcelain and he body is a wonderland? There are so many songs out there about sex and getting laid that the sensual songs really take on a romantic life of their own. But really, think sex.
The Teeny Boppers – “As long as you love me.”
If you learned about love from the Disney Channel instead of Disney movies – High School Musical V. Cinderella – then you probably fall into the Bieber camp of love songs. “We could be starving, we could be homeless, we could be broke…I’ll be your platinum, I’ll be your silver, I’ll be your gold.” Boy does he know how to love during a recession.
Then again, when you’re on a budget, writing a Bieber-like (or not) love song for your boo is the most cost effective present!
“Man, now we stepping out like WOAH”