Talk:Love song

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towards fixing the article[edit]

yeah, this article is totally bunk. it makes it seem as though love songs originated in the united states some time in the 20th century. it doesn't really provide any meaningful information about love songs in general- common characteristics, etc. it needs a lot more of this and much less emphasis on individual songs. the tone isn't at all encyclopedic- it sounds like some stupid tv anchor doing a show on public television about the love songs we all love or some rot like that. i really think we ought to have a notice, or maybe just delete the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:44, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

how to fix this article?[edit]

i dont even know where to begin to fix this article.. anyone have any suggestions? it seems to be too personal —Preceding unsigned comment added by Palijer (talkcontribs) 18:27, 24 March 2009 (UTC)


It would be good to collect examples of love songs according to theme: proposal (I wanna be your lover, baby), impossible love (born too late), come back (Baby, come back), death (leader of the pack) etcPliny 21:51, 10 August 2006 (UTC)


This article is totally unprofessional when it talks about "tribal cultures," "the western world," and what "most people would identify with." Ick.

There are very few "real" love songs[edit]

Love is not a feeling. Is something you do to help or support someone. Those things you do for the person you love. I only know three love songs. Other are about physical attraction, not love.--Fluence 02:13, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Then I suggest you listen to more music. There are much more than three songs about true love! (talk) 13:53, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Breakup song[edit]

Just to say, "Breakup song" now redirects here. Perhaps worth expanding on that subject; there are lots of books about this stuff, if anyone really feels like working on it. Chubbles 06:54, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

I have created a new article for "Heartbreak song" rather than "Potential Breakup song". I agree that they should be classed as different. This article is now little more than a list, but still an improvement on the perfunctory mess that it was before. Ogg (talk) 19:12, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

bad article[edit]

okay i just snipped out "Explicit love songs have never been commercially successful. However it is usually possibly to use ambiguities to make a song suggestive. "Tainted Love" (Soft Cell) is perhaps the best known example." as it is just not true at all. but now reading more of the article, and i could basically delete half of it. i don't really care enough to rewrite/cite the whole thing, but yeesh. --dan (talk) 05:12, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Where did this come from?[edit]

The "famous love songs" seem to be of the authors choosing. There is no proof that any of the music listed was the most famous love song of its era, or if there is it's not cited.

"the best love song of all time is bended knees" Okay, punctuation aside, where the hell did this come from? This is quite obviously extremely biased. There is no "best love song". Music is subjective.

The author seems to have just picked songs that he/she liked and listed them as the most famous of the period. porkman385(talk) 06:08, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

List of performers[edit]

I would like to point out that the list of performers is completely pathetic considering pretty much any professional/big time musician has performed a love song at one point in their career. They are, of course, probably the most common kind of song. (talk) 07:00, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Merge: Love Ballad[edit]

Both unreferenced stubs. Hyacinth (talk) 06:17, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

== Genres The sentence about genres is a joke. It only lists popular music genres. Love songs have been around for all ages. Where is classical music, traditional music, jazz et.c (all of which contains loads of genres)? I'm goig to change it into simply "more or less al genres of music." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:24, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

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