(Not so) Romantic Music
First of all, with great remorse I must announce the deaths of, snowwoman, Mandy and, snowman, Jeffrey. They both died today of natural causes (Partial melting and falling over).
Now onto today’s topic, which is romantic songs. Love songs have been around for years, but what is perceived as romance has changed a great deal. Recently, I was challenged to find a song that is more romantic than Bruno Mars’ song ‘just the way you are’. At first I dived right into the task, which didn’t really get me anyway so I decided to try figure out why the song was considered romantic.
When I listened to the song I found out that he doesn’t once say that he’s in love with the girl he’s singing about and he only lists physical things that he likes about her, with the exception of her laugh which he calls sexy. I don’t mean to sound like a feminist, but is this really what romance is now;
‘You look amazing’
‘Ah thanks, let’s have sex’
‘Giggle to get me in the mood’
‘No I hate my laugh’
Okay, so now you all know why I don’t write children’s books. Even after I noticed the song was lacking some key moment features, I didn’t think it was unromantic. That is, until I listened to it again. It was strange it was like something was taken out of the song. All I could hear was this kind of ‘I like you because you set off smoke alarms’ song, and I wasn’t that impressive. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a good song. It flows well, it’s got a good beat and all that stuff, it’s just not romantic at all.
I still want to find a really romantic song to complete my challenge so if anyone has any please let me know. If you’re going to vote please listen to the song (below) first, just to see if the article has changed your point of view on it.