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I Bent My Wookiee
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Mar 20, 2006, 01:08 PM
 
The cheesier the better.

So far some of the songs I have:

Reunited - Peaches and cream
Bakerstreet - Gerry Raferty
Been around the world - Lisa Stansfield
Careless Whisper - George Micheals
Died in Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew
Heat of the Moment- Asia
I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh
Take these broken wings - Foreigner
Solid as a Rock - Ashford & Simpson
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship

Any suggestions?

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Mar 20, 2006, 01:10 PM
 
For a gay friend's wedding ?

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Mar 20, 2006, 01:10 PM
 
REO Speedwagon has a few worth mentioning.
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 01:12 PM
 
head on over to vh1.coms site and go thru all their 70s and 80s tv shows about music.
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 01:14 PM
 
Oh yeah, Peter Cetera's Glory of Love remains my definitive 80s love ballad.
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 01:27 PM
 
Take These Broken Wings was by Mr. Mister

And anything from the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack would qualify.
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 01:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by I Bent My Wookiee
The cheesier the better.

So far some of the songs I have:

Reunited - Peaches and cream
Bakerstreet - Gerry Raferty
Been around the world - Lisa Stansfield
Careless Whisper - George Micheals
Died in Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew
Heat of the Moment- Asia
I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh
Take these broken wings - Foreigner
Solid as a Rock - Ashford & Simpson
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship

Any suggestions?
I have a Greek version of Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, called Kaneis den mas stamata, which means "Nobody is stopping us." Released in 2005, by some Greek Boy Band called "One."

Oh, and then there's always:

Just as I am - Air Supply
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
Eternal Flame - The Bangles
Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
Never Gonna Let You Go - Sergio Mendes
Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
Making Love Out of Nothing at All - Air Supply

And yes, I proudly admit that all of those are on my iPod, including several from your list as well.
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Mar 20, 2006, 01:50 PM
 
I could name all the best 80s love songs, but it doesn't sound like you'd enjoy them. You want the crappy ones

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Mar 20, 2006, 01:58 PM
 
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 02:01 PM
 
Love Hurts - Nazareth
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Mar 20, 2006, 02:02 PM
 
Muskrat Love!

It's the song my wife and I had our first dance to.

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Mar 20, 2006, 02:29 PM
 
Kenny Rogers - Lady
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 02:30 PM
 
Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 02:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Person Man
Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
Damn, that's a good one. Thanks!

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Mar 20, 2006, 02:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by WhaMe
And anything from the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack would qualify.
except that movie was set in, what, the early 60s? late 50s?

damn this thread, I now have "I just died in your arms tonight" going thru my head.
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 02:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi
except that movie was set in, what, the early 60s? late 50s?
Really? I don't remember that. I thought it took place in the 80's.

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Mar 20, 2006, 02:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi
damn this thread, I now have "I just died in your arms tonight" going thru my head.


For me, it was take my breath away. Dadgummit.

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Mar 20, 2006, 02:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Weyland-Yutani
I could name all the best 80s love songs, but it doesn't sound like you'd enjoy them. You want the crappy ones

cheers

W-Y
Actually I find them all corny so feel free to list them

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Mar 20, 2006, 02:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by I Bent My Wookiee
Really? I don't remember that. I thought it took place in the 80's.
ah, imdb to my failing memory's rescue:
That was the summer of 1963 - when everybody called me Baby, and it didn't occur to me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles came, when I couldn't wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought I'd never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the summer we went to Kellerman's.
what are you making this mix for?
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 03:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi
ah, imdb to my failing memory's rescue:

what are you making this mix for?
Wow, who knew dirty dancing was in 1963. As I kid I used to watch Wonder Woman and had no recollection that every episode was in the 40's and involved Nazi's somehow.

Anywho, this mix CD is for my friends. They are in Australia for a year and don't have high speed internet so I always burn them mix CD's and send it there way. I want to send them some cheesy one as they make fun of them just as much as I do.

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Mar 20, 2006, 03:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by I Bent My Wookiee
Wow, who knew dirty dancing was in 1963. As I kid I used to watch Wonder Woman and had no recollection that every episode was in the 40's and involved Nazi's somehow.

Anywho, this mix CD is for my friends. They are in Australia for a year and don't have high speed internet so I always burn them mix CD's and send it there way. I want to send them some cheesy one as they make fun of them just as much as I do.
Do you want that Greek version of Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now?
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 03:17 PM
 
I got you babe - sonny and cher (1965) -> more 80is from UB40
islands in the stream - dolly parton and kenny rogers (1983)
I"ll meet you at midnight - smokie
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 04:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Person Man
Do you want that Greek version of Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now?
I do.
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 04:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by Velocity211
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That's a love song???
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 04:33 PM
 
Thank you very much-o Mr. Roboto? What do you think he's thanking him for?
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 04:34 PM
 
That was just a joke.
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Mar 20, 2006, 04:38 PM
 
ouch - I like bakerstreet.....

for some others...


Almost Paradise - Mike Reno / Ann Wilson
Endless Love - Dianna Ross/Lionel Richie
Baby Come to me - James Ingram
Lean on me - ?
Crazy for you - Madonna

oh - and pretty much any Journey slow song should fit.

All I can think off right now.....
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Mar 20, 2006, 04:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by macroy
Baby Come to me - James Ingram
Damn, that one is perfect.

Oh duets are a big plus also

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Mar 20, 2006, 05:02 PM
 
?! no mention yet of one of the cheesiest ever?

"you light up my life" - debby boone

duets?

"too much, too little, too late" - johnny mathis and deniece williams
or for a bigger block of cheese...

"without us" - theme to _family ties_ sung by the same two

and a little further in the wayback machine, though not a duet...

"i honestly love you" - olivia newton-john (y'know, toss one in by an aussie - via german/welsh parentage from england) ;-)

be well.

laeth

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Mar 20, 2006, 05:57 PM
 
Secret Lovers - Atlantic Starr

I wish I could purge my memory of it.
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 06:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by kikkoman
Secret Lovers - Atlantic Starr

I wish I could purge my memory of it.
Damn, I just got off the phone with my boyfriend and he recommended the exact same song.

Anywho I also got some other goodies:

I Miss You - Klymaxx

Black Velvet - Alannah Myles

What About Love - heart

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Mar 20, 2006, 06:41 PM
 
"i'm not lisa" 1975

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Mar 20, 2006, 06:46 PM
 
Hello - Lionel Ritchie
Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs
Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 07:27 PM
 
"Lovin' You" -- Minnie Ripperton
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 08:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by DayLateDon
"Lovin' You" -- Minnie Ripperton
That squeaky part will scare the mood out of anyone.

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Mar 20, 2006, 08:29 PM
 
There are quite a few here already put together for your listening displeasure.
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Mar 20, 2006, 08:34 PM
 
The "Family Ties" reference reminds me ...

"At This Moment" -- Billy Vera and the Beaters


Also, from Sonny & Cher ... "All I Ever Need Is You"
     
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Mar 20, 2006, 08:52 PM
 
Ooh, ooh, I love the '80s!

"At This Moment" - Billy Vera & the Beaters [Don, looks like we were thinking the same thing!]
"Harden My Heart" - Quarterflash
"True" - Spandau Ballet
"Sara" - Starship
"Love Me in a Special Way" - DeBarge
"Nite and Day" - Al B. Sure!
"Always" - Atlantic Starr
"You're the Inspiration" - Chicago
"Wind Beneath My Wings" - Bette Middler
"There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)" - Billy Ocean
"Amanda" - Boston
"Mandolin Rain" - Bruce Hornsby
"Heaven" - Bryan Adams
"Drive" - The Cars
"Never Surrender" - Corey Hart
"That's What Friends Are For" - Dionne Warwick

From the '70s:

"What You Won't Do for Love" - Bobby Caldwell
"Three Times a Lady" - The Commodores
"Sara Smile" - Hall & Oates

I can continue if you want.

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Mar 20, 2006, 09:04 PM
 
I don't remember anyone telling you to stop

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Mar 20, 2006, 10:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by I Bent My Wookiee
I don't remember anyone telling you to stop
OK, OK.

"Waiting for a Girl Like You" - Foreigner
"Kissing a Fool" - George Michael
"Shake You Down" - Gregory Abbott
"Patience" - Guns N' Roses
"No One Is to Blame" - Howard Jones
"If This Is It" - Huey Lewis & The News
"Human" - The Human League
"Let's Wait Awhile" - Janet Jackson
"On the Wings of Love" - Jeffrey Osborne
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" - Jennifer Holliday
"Do What You Do" - Jermaine Jackson
"You Got It All" - The Jets
"Everything" - Jody Watley
"Theme from 'Greatest American Hero' (Believe It or Not)" - Joey Scarbury
"Faithfully" - Journey
"Love Changes" - Kashif & Meli'sa Morgan
"I Miss You" - Klymaxx
"Joanna" - Kool & The Gang
"Casanova" - LeVert
"All Cried Out" - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
"Live to Tell" - Madonna
"The Lady in My Life" - Michael Jackson
"I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" - Michael McDonald
"Girl I'm Gonna Miss You" - Milli Vanilli
"Only the Lonely" - The Motels
"Always Something There to Remind Me" - Naked Eyes
"Mr. Telephone Man" - New Edition
"Your Love" - The Outfield
"On My Own" - Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
"The Way That You Love Me" - Paula Abdul
"If Ever You're in My Arms Again" - Peabo Bryson
"Next Time I Fall in Love" - Peter Cetera & Amy Grant
"He's So Shy" - The Pointer Sisters
"How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?" - Prince
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - Queen
"A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)" - Ray Parker, Jr.
"Tonight" - Ready for the World
"Can't Fight This Feeling" - REO Speedwagon
"Never Gonna Give You Up" - Rick Astley
"I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" - Robert Palmer
"Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" - Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson
"Smooth Operator" - Sade
"Holding Back the Years" - Simply Red
"Girlfriend in a Coma" - The Smiths
"Just to See Her" - Smokey Robinson
"I Just Called to Say I Love You" - Stevie Wonder
"Shower Me With Your Love" - Surface
"Hold Me Now" - Thompson Twins
"Private Dancer" - Tina Turner
"867-5309 (Jenny)" - Tommy Tutone
"Freedom" - Wham!
"Here I Go Again" - Whitesnake
"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" - Phil Collins
"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" - Christopher Cross
"Somewhere Out There" - Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
"Holiday Road" - Lindsey Buckingham
"Relax" - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
"Truly" - Lionel Richie
"Too Shy" - Kajagoogoo

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Mar 20, 2006, 10:30 PM
 
hold it. i thought these were supposed to be "crappy" love songs.

i'm thinking a foul should be called on lavar78 for mentioning sade in his list. ;-)

be well.

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Mar 21, 2006, 06:49 AM
 
Good point. Truth be told, I'd call very few of these songs crappy.

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Mar 21, 2006, 09:11 AM
 
I would call only a few of them less than "good." And let's all remember that "the '80's" was a TEN YEAR PERIOD spanning from the end of the '70's to the begining of the '90's. That means that there's no such thing as "an 80's song," though you could split it up into early, mid-, and late '80's.

I think genre is more important in deciding what's a "good love song" over what decade it was recorded in.

And can someone tell me how "Relax" or "Too Shy" qualify as love songs?

I should add two songs from the mid-'80's that were pretty nice for my wife and me: "Living Inside My Heart" by Bob Seger and "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin (though it wasn't a "Berlin song," it was written by Georgio Moroder and he chose Berlin to perform it because of their musical talents, not their previous work). Both songs were from 1986.

I think "our song" started out as Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" from 1981, but Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" was a close contender too (though that one's ten years older).
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Mar 21, 2006, 11:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter
I would call only a few of them less than "good."
Agreed. All of the songs I listed are in my iTunes library.

And can someone tell me how "Relax" or "Too Shy" qualify as love songs?
Heh. You got me on "Too Shy." In my defense, I winked after "Relax." Technically, it's about, er, making love.

My favorite song is "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House. While it's by no means crappy, it's entirely appropriate because of the Australian connection.

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Mar 21, 2006, 12:05 PM
 
"You Don't Bring Me Flowers Anymore" - Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand
"Perhaps Love" - John Denver and Placido Domingo
"Dancing Queen" - Abba
"Love is Like Oxygen" - Sweet
"Kiss You All Over" - Exile
"Don't Cry Out Loud" = Melissa Manchester
"I Just Want to Stop" - Gino Vanelli
"How Much I Feel" - Ambrosia
"Every Time I Think of You" - The Babys (great song)
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