Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sad Songs Blogfest

I think Jagger jinxed my blog post. I spent hours finding some of the best love songs of all time so I could take part in Spunk on a Stick's Sad Song Blogfest this morning.

I had the post ready for automatic publishing, even.

I woke up this morning, and it was gone. Completely.

So I'm going to do a quick and dirty version. First, let me clear the air. I am NOT Jagger.

I believe in romance. In love at first sight. In happily ever after. Too bad my aim is shit.

Monday through Friday, I fetch Jagger's coffee (she likes Hazelnut flavor), dream about Mr. Right, and mop up after Jagger's misses. Trust me, Cupid PR is a full-time job.

Here's the top 10 songs I listen to when Jagger isn't in the office, because hey, I'm a romantic, not an idiot.

1. Fools Rush In - Elvis (and many others)
I love this UB40 take on a classic love song.

2. Must Have Been Love - Roxette
Um, you've seen Pretty Woman, right? Best romantic movie ever. Even though I've seen it a hundred times, I want to shout at the screen, "don't worry, Julia! It IS love and he's coming for you..." Though, you kind of deserve to be led on a bit for that cheesy last line.

3. Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Another classic movie anthem. The Breakfast Club is a brilliant love story - and hey, Judd, I've never forgotten about you.

4. Every Breath You Take - The Police
Jagger calls this the creepy stalker song, but I think she just doesn't get it. I mean, how romantic is it that Sting is singing about a girl he loves so much, he can't stop watching her...right?

5. Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
If Ghost doesn't make you believe in eternal love, I know of a certain Cupid that would like to have coffee with you. For the rest of us, there's Patrick, Demi, and this song.

6. Incomplete - Backstreet Boys
I admit, I loves me some boy bands. And a list without this Backstreet Boys song would be...well, incomplete.

7. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Yeah, Bonnie, I fall apart when I listen to this song, too. Sigh.

8. I'd Do Anything For Love - Meatloaf
In one Meatloaf song, love is out of the question, but in this cheesy (but awesome) ballad, lead vocalist Marvin Lee Aday would do anything for it...except lie. I like a man with morals.

9. Thank You for Loving Me - Bon Jovi
Yes, I do love you Jon, and all of your sad love songs. You're welcome.

10. I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
Okay, so this is my true love mantra. It's the song that makes me want to run after Mr. Right screaming, "I want to know what love is. I want YOU to show me." I don't think that's obsessive at all.

Wow...that was kind of...depressing. Excuse me while I rob Jagger's stash of JD and join her long list of unloved, unrequited and just plain desperate.

But not you. YOU should go check out the rest of the blogs in the Spunk on a Stick's Sad Song Blogfest. Jagger will return to her snarky self on Truth Tuesday.

- The Assistant


  1. Ah, Simple Minds, Breakfast Club. I must have watched that movie fifty times during its HBO run back in the day.

  2. that is a great song list.. simple minds is a iconic sad song.

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  3. AW YEAH!!! i love so many of these!!!!
    rock on!

  4. Love your list - and at least I knew all of them.

  5. I didn't even think about the Police!!

  6. Oh, your songs really brings me back to the 80s and 90s. What a nice trip. Thanks for your list.

  7. Browsing the Sad Song Blogfest list nice song choices

  8. Very nice list! I had completely forgotten about Mr. Loaf. ;)

  9. Really nice choices. Particularly love UB40's Fools Rush In.

  10. Great list! Love Foreigner! Thanks for attaching the videos too.
    Have a great weekend!

  11. I'm surprised Every Breath You Take didn't make more lists. I love that Bonnie Tyler song... OK, I love all the songs you picked.

  12. Wow what a wonderful selection, each one I knew and can associate it with a memory. Thank you.


  13. What a fantastic list!! Took me down memory lane and brought back so many happy/sad times. Just don't make them like this anymore..Best wishes. Jeff.

  14. Foreigner - first time i've seen it on someone's list, it deserves to be there. Great track.

  15. I LOVE your list! LOVE! You've got some great songs here - I can't believe that I left Unchained Melody off my list.

  16. Oh brilliant choices. I didn't understand that Meatloaf song when I was a kid, but now I'm, er, wiser, and have seen the video, it totally makes me cry :)

  17. Nice to meet you. Many of those songs I love and totally forgot about.

  18. Nice list, Assistant. I really like them all, but on your list my fave is "Unchained Melody," even before Ghost. And one I can add is, even before The Bodyguard and the version of the late, great Whitney Houston, "I Will Always Love You." And even before that, a song written by Don Gibson, the definitive version by Ray Charles of "I Can't Stop Loving You." Great to meet The Assistant ... and don't tell Jagger I said that. :-)