Nothing gets to a lady's heart like a little romantic music to go with the enormous rock or bushel of roses you've bought for her. Throw on a little Sinatra or Manilow, light some candles, and you're on the train to Romance City.
But take it from us -- you should avoid these tunes in planning your perfect evening of love, unless you want to tip your hand. They might sound sweet and romantic, but under the surface, these songs are just about glazing the donut, if you know what we mean.
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
If you've heard Bryan Adams's "Summer of '69," you probably thought it was a sweet, romantic, nostalgic song about young love. Nope. Adams has a very different interpretation:
"I think 'Summer of '69' -- I think it's timeless because it's about making love in the summertime. There is a slight misconception it's about a year, but it's not. '69' has nothing to do about a year, it has to do with a sexual position... At the end of the song the lyric says that it's me and my baby in a 69. You'd have to be pretty thick in the ears if you couldn't get that lyric".
Bee Gees- Love You Inside Out
Yes, maybe this is a nice romantic song about how he will love you forever no matter what. But we know better than that. He might kind of love you from the outside, but it's the inside that really matters. Like your sexy insides. Don't tell us these lyrics aren't proof of it:
"I ain't no vision, I am the man/who loves you inside out/backwards and forwards with/my heart hanging out/I love no other way"Ick. We'll pass, thanks. Put your "heart" back in your pants and keep searching.
Extreme - More Than Words
When one hit wonder duo Extreme released their chart-topping tune, "More Than Words," ladies swooned at its romantic acoustics and delicate harmonies. However, those ladies probably weren't listening to the message behind lyrics. What is the thing that is "more than words?" No doubt, this song is about the importance of putting out:
"Saying I love you/Is not the words I want to hear from you/It's not that I want you/Not to say, but if you only knew/How easy it would be to show me how you feel/More than words is all you have to do to make it real/Then you wouldn't have to say that you love me/Cos I'd already know"
Ella Fitzgerald (written by Cole Porter) - Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
Ostensibly, the song's "do it" refers to "falling in love." But though we left middle school years ago, we still all what's really going on here. Evidence:
"The Dutch in old Amsterdam do it/Not to mention the Fins/Folks in Siam do it/Think of Siamese twins."
Walk Hard Soundtrack- Let's Duet
"Let's Duet," from the film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, just might be the ultimate love song that's really about sex. But of course, that's the joke. Sample lyrics:
Cox: All right. In my dreams you're blowing me...some kisses. Darlene: That's one of my favorite things to do. Cox: You and I could go down...in history. Darlene: That's what I'm praying to do with you.