With the upcoming Valentine holiday, we were treated to a theme episode of Glee last night: “Silly Love Songs.” Though the storyline was great (All the turmoil definitely looked like an average day at my high school) and the McCartney song is one of my favorites, I have to take issue with the title. Love songs are silly? I think not!
Hey, I even create playlists in iTunes for the characters in my books. They include songs that speak of their journey and songs that I think they would have on their MP3 player. When I’m stuck on how they would react in a given situation, turning on the playlist is usually enough to help me figure out the answer.
Of course, I have to admit there are more than a few ballads that are so sugar-sweet, they’re diabetes inducing…or at least will give you a cavity upon multiple repeated listening.
And then there are the ones that evoke a bitter-sweet memory every time you hear it, making your heart shudder and causing tears to spring to your eyes.
But silly love songs? Oh yeah, there are plenty of them too.
I guess my point is even if they are silly or overdone, or even heart wrenching, I couldn’t live without them.
Do you have a favorite love song?