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13. James Blunt – “You’re Beautiful”
James Blunt undressing in the snow in the video to his 2005 cheese-a-ganza “You’re Beautiful” is embarrassing by itself. You still face some not inconsiderable horror if you just hear it on the radio, though, down to overwhelmingly bad lyrics like, “It’s time to face the truth, I will never be with you.” Bit much even if he hadn’t seen this mystery woman only once.
12. Enrique Iglesias – “Hero”
In 2013 Enrique Iglesias explained the inspiration behind his 2001 track “Hero,” saying, “I went back to when I was 17 in high school, and this might be cheesy, but I thought about what would be the song I want to slow dance to with my prom date.” Even without hearing it, then, you’d be right in assuming that the tune is almost painfully full-on, as ham-fistedly awful lyrics like “I can kiss away the pain” confirm beyond any doubt.