18. Meat Loaf – “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”
Love has inspired many a classic song, and some may argue that Meat Loaf’s bombastic 1993 anthem “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” is such a song. Anyone who sits through the full 12 embarrassing minutes of the album version of the track, though, might find themselves never wanting to embark on any romance again, or at least discovering that they have an overwhelming urge for a cheese platter afterward.
17. Britney Spears – “Sometimes”
“Sometimes I run, sometimes I hide, sometimes I’m scared of you, but all I really want is to hold you tight,” sings Britney Spears in her unbearably winsome 1999 hit called – you guessed it – “Sometimes.” It’s cheese-flavored bubblegum, even if you don’t know that in the video to the track, Britney’s dancers form a heart around her at the point when she finally gets her man. Yep, a heart.
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16. Bruno Mars – “Just The Way You Are”
Bruno Mars’ 2010 mega-hit “Just The Way You Are” has good intentions, but where it falls down is in its ridiculously over-the-top and rather clichéd lyrics. There’s got to be a better way of complimenting a woman than by telling her, “When you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while” – a statement that’s not only super-cheesy, but also super-false.