Sappiest love songs ever

The Sappiest love songs ever

Listening to music is comforting. It soothes the mind, heart and calm us. I don’t know but sometimes if I get lonely or sad, I will listen to a music then I feel like I am in another world again. Music brings me to a pure happiness and I just smile and close my eyes when I listen to my favorite music. Maybe it is a factor of age that as I grow older my choice of music becomes specific. I like listening to soft music. Most of all I love listening to love songs. As one singer has put it “love songs don’t leave you, but lovers sometimes do”. Well, as I like to listen to love songs I have listed love songs which are so sappy for my own taste. Sappy songs could be described by extremely sentimental, songs which are sad and appeals to the emotion. In particular, these songs make me laugh for a second, then I try to listen again, but it is just too sentimental for me--too sappy for my taste.

I am not a musician, am just a music lover so I am not going to pretend to analyze these songs in terms of rhythm, content etc. The ordering is from least sappiest to the most. After reading this article, you might want to leave comments if you agree with me. This is just my list and please feel free to comment, what I classify as sappy might not be for others.

5. Eric Clapton -- Tears in Heaven

(This song was dedicated to his son who died because he fell in an open window. The regret of not showing his love while he is still alive.)

Beyond the door
There's peace I'm sure.
And I know there'll be no more...
Tears in heaven

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven
Will it be the same
If I saw you in heaven
I must be strong, and carry on
Cause I know I don't belong
Here in heaven

Eric Clapton

4. Bryan Adams Everything I do I do it for you

This song is definitely for a person who is in love. It is begging for love of the someone you desire. "When you find me, you will search no more", offering their best, and up to the extent of saying that everything they do, they do it for the one they love.

Look into my eyes - you will see
What you mean to me
Search your heart - search your soul
And when you find me there you'll search no more

Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
You can't tell me it's not worth dyin' for
You know it's true
Everything I do - I do it for you

Bryan Adams

3. Kenny Rogers -- Lady

The man who is in love here is dedicating the song to his lady love. He is telling his lady love that he want to be with her forever and that their love is like no other.

In my eyes I see no one else but you
There's no other love like our love
And yes, oh yes, I'll always want you near me
I've waited for you for so long

Lady, your love's the only love I need
And beside me is where I want you to be
'cause, my love, there's somethin' I want you to know
You're the love of my life, you're my lady!

Kenny Rogers

2. Jose Feliciano -- Once there was a love

This song depicts a love once experienced and then gone. A deep love characterized by the depth of an ocean and then the lover went away and the man was left describing the love they once shared. A love which is full of devotion, but it is all gone.

Once there was a love.
Deeper than any ocean
Once there was a love
filled with such a devotion.
It was yours and mine.


To hold and cherish
and to deep for a lifetime.
Then you wen't away
on that lonely day

Jose Feliciano

And the sappiest of them all:

1. Michael Bolton -- How am I supposed to live without you

This is finding an answer why the lover left his loved one. And he is confused how to live without her now that she is gone and begging her  to tell him what to do because he is at loss.

Tell me how am I supposed to live without you
Now that I've been lovin' you so long
How am I supposed to live without you
How am I supposed to carry on
When all that I've been livin' for is gone

Michael Bolton

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Comments 34 comments

ralwus 6 years ago

Cannot stand Bolton. yuck And yes these are all sappy


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

lololol, I wish I could analyze it more with the content etc..


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

Sappy ? I dunno, I would have to question that application to these songs you have given as the sappiest songs...They strike me as heart rending, thought provoking, and expressions of passion... Sappy would be something on the order of " We are the World ", or " What the World needs now is Love sweet Love "....Now those are truly sappy songs...

Bolton's passionate song rings true and many can associate with the message...Love you sweetheart, Larry


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Paraglider 6 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Heartfelt, of course, though not his best work by a long way, I always felt the Clapton song is too private to share.

I would nominate "Tell Laura I love her" for your list!

But when it comes to sappy, you must have been to more than a few Filipino karaoke parties? Late at night, the sappier the better seems to be the rule :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

to paraglider: yeah,your definitely right there. Filipinoes love sentimental songs,(I am amazed, you understand us very well). yes tell Laura I love her is sappy too. thank you paraglider for your comments. Well Clapton, I like the rhtytm of his songs, used to strum a guitar, but I still need to learn more...any back in Manila, I could sing these songs in karaoke and I will always get 98 to 100 (the thing is in karaoke all you need to do is make your voice louder, you scare the microphone so the machine will spew out highest score, lol...good day paraglider, your my idol!!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

to maven101, oh thanks for your comments...you know what maybe I could write another article about love songs which melts my heart..(or just maybe when I listened to these songs, I am in a heart-numb mode, and that guy left me......or maybe I refused to dig into the songs because I know it will melt my heart? ...do you join forums too, never seen you there..


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Army Infantry Mom 6 years ago

I have to agree with maven101, I too think We are the World is pretty sappy allthough it was a great team effort that did raise money for valuable charities and what not. I love my Eric though so I can never see him as being sappy. His song was a beautiful, heartfelt melody, that unfortantly,..many can relate too. Enjoyed the hub,.Fun seeing what songs are sappy to people,..LOL


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Dame Scribe 6 years ago from Canada

Some people don't quite get why others are into sappy songs but they do make for calmer spirits. Good hub!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

to Dame Scribe: well yes, hey thanks for reading this, but maybe i just classified them as sappy because I am trying not to be affected by the songs, well in fact to my mind they are moving songs specially when you read the lyrics..


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

to Army Infantry Mom: might have to rethink about Eric Clapton, I am convinced a bit now, hes a good guitarist though,,thanks for dropping by..


poetlorraine 6 years ago

brilliant hub enjoyed it so much, thankyou for all the work you put into it, it is greatly appreciated


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thnaks to you poetlorraine, I appreciate that ur reading my hubs..


EnglishM 6 years ago

Hello PDH. I've read three of your articles so far and your chosen topic is always interesting. In England we know the kind of songs you're referring to as 'soppy' loves songs. They're usually the last few tracks a DJ plays when everyone's ready to go home after too many drinks. Spandau Ballet's 'True' is a common one. I have to like the performer/performers as a human being/human beings first, before the music and lyrics. I thoroughly dislike Eric Clapton for being an irresponsible parent in the first place, but then to go on and make hundreds of thousands of pounds singing about it makes me want to throw up. Others I detest are Elton John and Phil Collins. I liked the picture of a pretty dark horse, but the picture of a pretty dark lady is much better.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi EnglishM, thanks for dropping by and reading my hubs. They play these songs when everybody goes home? hmmm, that made me laugh. Oh sometimes. Phil Collins songs too are sappy.How did you spend Halloween?


EnglishM 6 years ago

Hello PDH. Soppy songs are the last to be played before everyone goes home. Couples get up and dance holding each other tightly; passion mixed with alcohol mostly.

I'm not sure if we've had halloween here yet? I have no interest in it though, I find it idiotic... but I do appreciate your courtesy in asking.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Oh, that's is sweet after they played the sappy songs and enjoyed the dancing and music, the go home? hmmmmm, that's still romantic...even though with alcohol, thanks again for responding!!


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Haha... yep.. some really sappy ones alright! LOL


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi carolina muscle< thanks for reading this hub, I am happy you agreed with me, they are sappy alright, Do you know that Filipinos are addicted to karaoke now, it is funny and nice too, they love romantic songs,,salamat again (thanks)


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Rascal Russ Miles 6 years ago from Show Low, AZ USA

Your Hubs are a delight! I listened to the Sappiest Songs, read the comments, and can't disagree with you.

The Sappy Song that makes me want to leave early, with my hair - with or without a lady - is 'You Light Up My Life'.

Everyone is supposed to click their bick or whatever lighter that they have. I saw a couple that clutched each other tightly for the last dance. The gal had taken along her lighter not to miss out on the fun. As the guy's nuzzled her neck, his long ponytail went up in flames.

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

I guess every songwriter probably writes at least one Sappy Song. Maybe my Sappiest Song is designed as a closer for those that haven't quite made up their minds yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKTvT3DbIZE


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Russ, thanks for the two videos, I like the voice of Leann Rimes,(but I dont like her personality), sorry I also like the song Russ, I sing that in karaoke bars, little bit sappy yes, high note for me too,

the second song well, I like your Silent Invitation, " at the night....hmmm lovely, and I checked your other songs too, nice voice you have,

I will tell you this I am a frustrated singer LOL<

I love singing buut the song doesn't like me,haha

thank you and have a good day

how are you by the way? Maita


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Rascal Russ Miles 6 years ago from Show Low, AZ USA

Maita, if I saw and heard you sing the song, I would likely strike a light.

Let's not be frustrated... Let's go to The Philippines. You can sing all that you want and I'll write a song about you, Sweet Maita.

You write so many Kool Hubs that I can't keep up. How do you do it?

How am I you asked? Ready to go to an island paradise !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcsZDEJ1pIo Russ


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Russ, how are today?

Thanks for the youtube link in your song grow Old with you, its lovely, and yes Philippines is a lovely place to go too, and you are inviting me to go there too?

I can sing and you make the song, awesome, Russ,

hows for you this Christmas, how will you celebrate it?

thanks, maita


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Rascal Russ Miles 6 years ago from Show Low, AZ USA

I'm Lookin' Forward to our Philippines Island Adventure, in the Happy New Year. Yes, Sweet Miata, you are invited. It may sound sappy but this will make me so happy.

As for this Christmas, I think that Elvis sang it best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUyuGFoiWJ0

Have an AWESOME Christmas without me there!!! Russ

BTW, Here's the direct link to my 'Darkest Secrets song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiHaKI9M43g


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Russ, oh Blue Christmas, love it, very nice,. I like Elvis, and the way he strums the guitar too, is it a blue Christmas for you?

Oh Russ, and I like the darkest secrets too, hmmmm, thanks for letting me view this,

how are you today? Maita


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Rascal Russ Miles 6 years ago from Show Low, AZ USA

Oh Sweet Maita, I try to be good today. Every day... But sometime I get weak when it gets night. I know that even Elvis got weak sometimes. Just as I say in my song below 'The Battle':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5lp4W61rWs&feature...

How are you doin'my PrettyDarkHorse?


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey Russ, are you sick every night, hope you feel better today because Christmas is in the corner too,

Oh I understand by the way you said weak, I thought you were sick,

thanks Russ I enjoyed the song, you have lots posted in youtube already, Congrats, Maita


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Rascal Russ Miles 6 years ago from Show Low, AZ USA

Naah, Maita, I'm not really sick as people think sick. Yes, I have MS (Multiple Sclerosis) but it only effects my walking. Well, my dancing too.

When I go dancing or to karaoke I usually find a darlin' that enjoys sharing my lap riding on the handicapped scooter with me. LOL

I'm not "Sick" every night but do suffer from EBS (Empty Bed Syndrome. Here's my Hub on EBS.

http://hubpages.com/health/EBS-Empty-Bed-Syndrome?...

And yes, I do have a few songs on YouTube but I haven't put any up for over a year. Maybe next year...

Later... Have a Great Day... Russ


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

oh MS,is that painful at times,

Oh lap, you made me smile,

EBS too LOL<

cmon write the article now and I will read it today, LATER, havr a great day too, Maita


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Rascal Russ Miles 6 years ago from Show Low, AZ USA

Here you go, my sweet Maita.

EBS (Empty Bed Syndrome) - Mystery Writer Unmasks, Identifies Too Common Disorder

http://hubpages.com/health/EBS-Empty-Bed-Syndrome

Please be 1st to post a comment at the end of my Hub PrettyBlackHorse.

How You Doing? Russ


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

prettydarkhorse. Hi. I very much enjoyed reading this hub on love songs, I am still contemplating that phase sappy.

Kenny Rogers and Bryan Adams are a couple of my favorites.

Jennifer Rush singing The Power Of Love and Come Give Me Your Hand are what I love the most.

Thank you you sharing these songs with us. :) :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thank you oliversmum, I appreciate you dropping by here and that you like my hub, now you know what sappy means hehe, overly romantic, but is there some word as overly romantic, hehe, I like Kenny Rogers as well Mam, Maita


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4FoodSafety 6 years ago from Fontana, WI

Oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I loved this! A true romantic I am! Thank you!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks 4foodsafety, maita


Doesn't Matter 5 years ago

Yep. These songs are pretty sappy, but I think there are even sappier ones (eg: All By Myself).

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