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The Top Ten Cheesiest Love Songs Of All Time
There are many things in life that could be called “cheesy”. That amazing pizza down the street that just meets the appetite for dairy and marinara sauce, or other kinds of foods. But the cheesy that is used to describe this list of songs is a different kind of “cheesy”. The slang word used in this context simply means being corny, sentimental, melodramatic. This is not to say that some of these songs on the list are all bad, but you are probably not comfortable going around telling people you were belting out the chorus in your car either.
To make a perfect top ten list of “Cheesiest Love Songs”, a group of experts were locked in a room with little or no contact to the outside world for more than six months. During this time, they were mercilessly given songs to listen to nonstop until they came to the conclusion of which ten songs could not be played any more than others. Also taken into consideration were how much the song itself has been mocked by the public in being so cheesy. Therefore if you’ve always wondered what could be the cheesiest love songs of all time, look no further. This list no doubt contains some of the most downright silly and corny songs to ever be heard. Let’s start with number 10…
10. Backstreet Boys- I Want It That Way
This song was one the cheesiest back in the 90’s. When it came on the radio people would run in terror, riots were started in streets, animals began attacking retirement homes. Yes it was bad, but thankfully most people have been able to recover from the tragedies it caused. The song is only played on certain stations now but it deserves it’s place on this list.
9. Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On
Honestly any song by Celine Dion could make this list, but this one puts them above the rest. On the soundtrack of the Blockbuster “Titanic”, this screams cheesy. Lyrics such as “Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime. And never let go till they’re gone.” Really? Was this written by John Madden? In fact the video might even be more entertaining if he did commentary of the movie scenes while she sang this lame song. That might be wrong though.
8. MeatLoaf- I Would Do Anything For Love
What exactly does he mean by this song title? If you’d do ANYTHING for love then there is no restriction. Not only is this song incredibly cheesy, but it makes no sense. I don't even have to say why the music video itself is cheesy either (watch the video below at your own risk).
7. Michael Jackson-You Are Not Alone
Known as the “King of Pop” doesn’t keep you from having one of the cheesiest songs ever. He even tried to show how this song has “true love” in it by getting Elvis Presley’s daughter (Lisa Marie) whom he was married to for 5 minutes. Sorry MJ, that just doesn’t keep your lame lyrics and big choir at the end from being on this list.
6. Foreigner- I Want To Know What Love Is
This could be the cheesiest song of all time. However, who hasn’t been caught singing along to the epic chorus at one time or another? It is a moving song that could be argued to not make the list. Still all the ingredients for a cheesy song are there.
5. Brian McKnight- Back At One
1. This song is super cheesy from the singing, the beat you name it.
2. The lyrics were written by a love struck 15 year old.
3. Only women love this song
*NOTE* If ever you believe this song isn’t dumb, then start back at 1.
4. Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt- Don't Know Much
Coming from a guy of Neville's size it's hard to believe a voice like that can be heard. Still, even if he could kick the crap out of me, it still belongs on this list.
3. Michael Bolton- When A Man Loves A Woman
Two words: Michael Bolton
2. James Blunt- You're Beautiful
Not only can this guy not sing or write decent lyrics but it’s beyond cheesy. Every time this song starts it sounds like a million nails scraping down a dead skinned 450lb man’s back, all while he’s chomping on fried chicken and slobbering over himself. Yeah I couldn’t describe the feeling any better.
1. Billy Ray Cyrus- Achy Breaky Heart
Yes this has to be the cheesiest song ever. It's unlike every "love song" ever written and deserves to be #1 on this list. You can't deny how cheesy and horrid the lyrics to this song are. Even country fans have to agree of how cheesy it is. It inspired the horrible mullet phase in people for crying out loud! Ugh.
So what do you think? What could possibly be your top ten cheesiest songs ever or just the cheesiest song ever?