Thursday, February 14, 2008

Miserable Love Songs Throughout The Decades

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) is a time to celebrate love, but musicians throughout the decades know the hopeless heartache Cupid can cause.

Psychedelic 60s rockers Jefferson Airplane belt out their desire for a longterm lover in their hit “Somebody To Love,” with lyrics like: Don’t you want somebody to love/ Don’t you need somebody to love/ Wouldn’t you love somebody to love/ You better find somebody to love.

Crooner Eric Carmen feels the pain of being single in his 70s power ballad “All By Myself,” with depressing lyrics like: All by myself/ Don’t wanna be/ All by myself/ Anymore.

American rockers REO Speedwagon talk about pining after their cheating lover in the 80s jam “Keep On Lovin’ You,” with weeping words like: And though I know all about those men/ Still I don’t remember/ Cause it was us baby, way before then/ And I’m gonna keep on lovin’ you/ Cause it’s the only thing I wanna do.

The Backstreet Boys don’t have dates for Valentine’s Day in their 90s tune “Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely,” and sing: Is this the feeling I need to walk with/ Tell me why/ I can’t be there where you are/ There’s something missing in my heart.

Finally, James Blunt has no chance with a gorgeous stranger in 2005’s “You’re Beautiful,” with lame lines like: I saw your face in a crowded place/ And I don’t know what to do/ Cause I’ll never be with you.

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