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Subject: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: 90s boy on 03/29/05 at 5:20 pm

My vote go's for Debbie Gibson's Lost In Your Eyes 1989 not  saying i hate it but it's so Sappy

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/29/05 at 9:10 pm

Nothing's Going To Change My Love For You by Glenn Mederios gets my vote.

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Jennifer028 on 03/29/05 at 10:04 pm

How am I supposed to live without you-Michael Bolton (i like it though)

Right Here waiting-Richard Marx  :\'(

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Dagwood on 03/29/05 at 10:53 pm

You're The Inspiration - Chicago.  Sappy but a great song.

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: ADH13 on 03/30/05 at 12:49 am


I'd have to say "Can't We Try", and once again my brain has failed me on who sang it.

Which is embarrassing, because I know ktelqueen has told me once before.

I do like this song though.

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: ShortCake on 03/30/05 at 5:02 am

i wanna Know what love is! Foreigner

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/30/05 at 8:05 am


You're The Inspiration - Chicago.  Sappy but a great song.


That's strange - I always saw this as more of a "happy love song". I can't quite describe it, but songs like this are more easygoing, with more of a "pop" sound and maybe a bit of a rock beat - something that you'd play at a slow dance or a prom, for instance. Whereas "sad" ballads would more classify as sappy. These are usually more adult-contemporary-ish, IMHO.

I'll give you a few examples of each and hope they make sense. :)

--80's Happy ballad/love songs:
Stuck on You - Lionel Richie
Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young (okay, not completely a ballad, but you get the idea!)
Can't Fight this Feeling - REO Speedwagon
I Wanna know what Love is - Foreigner
Heaven - Bryan Adams

--80's sad/sappy ballads:
The One You Love - Glenn Frey (polar opposite of "The Heat is on" LOL)
Cherish - Kool & the Gang
Can't We Try - Dan Hill & Vonda Shepherd
Nothing's Gonna Change my love - Glenn Merdoines (totally agree with this - but I actually like it)
Lady in Red - Chris DeBurgh

The 2nd list would be some of my top choices. I also think, categorization aside, anything from Michael Bolton, Loverboy's "Heaven in Your Eyes", "True", and Christopher Cross' "Arthur's Theme" would be up there as sappy too.

PS: Is it just me, or did 1987 have a load of these sappy songs? ;D

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 03/30/05 at 8:33 am

"Could've Been" -Tiffany BLLLLGGGGHHHHH!!!!
Once again, I will quote the words to the ingenious version, sung by some girls at my school:
"The flowers you gave me
Are just about to wilt
I put them in the champaigne bottle
Just before it spilt"
::)

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/30/05 at 10:08 am

"Hello" by Lionel Ritchie is also pretty sappy.  ::)

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Alana on 03/30/05 at 6:05 pm

I'm shocked no-one said Air-Supply!

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 03/30/05 at 6:08 pm


I'm shocked no-one said Air-Supply!


Two words that make my head explode!!!!!!!  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Marty McFly on 03/30/05 at 10:30 pm


Two words that make my head explode!!!!!!!  ::)  ;D


Mine too for the most part, LOL! :D

I do like "Making Love out of Nothing at all" though -- way more rock-ish, powerful and just overall better than overdone sap like "The One that You Love". If they had more songs like this, I'd probably be more into them.

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 03/31/05 at 5:30 am


I'd have to say "Can't We Try", and once again my brain has failed me on who sang it.




Dan Hill

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Xer on 03/31/05 at 8:48 am

Even though I like Billy Ocean the song There'll be Sad Songs is sappy.

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: 90s boy on 04/03/05 at 9:03 pm

another song idd say is pretty sappy is Hungry eyes from the dirty dancing soundtrack 1988 lol and the name Hungry eyes sez it all lol ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D is he saying his eyes r gonna eat the girl he loves lol ;D

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/03/05 at 9:50 pm

Not sure if it's 70's or 80's, but my vote is for Arthur's Theme by Christopher Cross.  Also sappy, Endless Love and Islands In The Stream.  ::)

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: whistledog on 12/02/05 at 11:59 pm

Don't know if it's a love song per se, but Come Back by the Mighty Wah is such a great song that I have always found quite sad  :\'(

"Come Back! I'm willing to try
Come Back! Don't let time go by
Come Back! The will to survive's
Come Back"

Other great songs that are somewhat sad:

Time by the Alan Parsons Project
All the Tea in China - Susan Jacks
The Power of Love (You Are My Lady) - Air Supply
Lonely in Love - Dan Fogelberg

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/03/05 at 7:31 pm

The Glory of Love by Peter Cetera 

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: deppsunderpants on 12/03/05 at 7:48 pm


That's strange - I always saw this as more of a "happy love song". I can't quite describe it, but songs like this are more easygoing, with more of a "pop" sound and maybe a bit of a rock beat - something that you'd play at a slow dance or a prom, for instance. Whereas "sad" ballads would more classify as sappy. These are usually more adult-contemporary-ish, IMHO.

I'll give you a few examples of each and hope they make sense. :)


I always thought with songs of the heart..there was room for intepretation..some of the songs you suggest are happy love songs - I still class as very sappy love songs ;)

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: deppsunderpants on 12/03/05 at 7:53 pm


I'm shocked no-one said Air-Supply!


I'm so with you on this one...they are the sappy love song kings of all time...mind you it never stopped me singing to their songs with the end of a broom "blush"

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: guest on 12/03/05 at 8:06 pm

"some people want to fill the world with sappy love songs, what's wrong with that..." oops, I meant sappy....I live sappy love songs,

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/03/05 at 10:36 pm


"some people want to fill the world with sappy love songs, what's wrong with that..." oops, I meant sappy....I live sappy love songs,

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: whistledog on 12/03/05 at 10:38 pm

Hereos some for the Canadians.  All great songs, but kind of sad in a way:

I Believe in You - Gary O
Nothing Could Stand in Your Way - Zappacosta
Leaving For Maui - Tim Feehan and Footloose

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Chasey on 12/12/05 at 11:01 am

Jesus, where do we start?!  The 80's contained some of the sappiest love songs EVER!!

My vote goes to Chris De Burgh's 'Lady In Red'.  Urggh! ;D

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: wsmith4 on 12/12/05 at 1:12 pm


"Could've Been" -Tiffany BLLLLGGGGHHHHH!!!!
Once again, I will quote the words to the ingenious version, sung by some girls at my school:
"The flowers you gave me
Are just about to wilt
I put them in the champaigne bottle
Just before it spilt"
::)


OH MY GOD THAT IS SO STUPID.  how do people get away with writing lyrics like that???  ::)

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: AnnieBanannie on 12/13/05 at 9:12 pm


My vote go's for Debbie Gibson's Lost In Your Eyes 1989 not

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/14/05 at 1:07 am

Dan Fogelburg: Make Love Stay
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Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: under on 12/14/05 at 7:45 am

She's Like The Wind

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Paul on 12/14/05 at 3:04 pm

Those of you who know me only too well know what my choice is...

So I won't go repeating it any more...

But for those of you who don't know me, here's a clue...


My vote goes to Chris De Burgh's 'Lady In Red'.

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 12/14/05 at 4:19 pm


Those of you who know me only too well know what my choice is...

So I won't go repeating it any more...


You know, every time I hear that song now I think of you and how much you despise it!  ;D

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Sammy Reed on 12/14/05 at 9:54 pm

"Keep On Loving You"

"I don't wanna sleep..." - You gotta sleep sometime, kid.  ;D CORNY!

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/15/05 at 12:39 am

On the Wings of Love - Jeffrey Osborne

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: lasvegasbill on 12/15/05 at 1:29 am

:\'( :\'(Only the Lonely - The Motels

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: clark67 on 12/16/05 at 5:41 am

You're The Inspiration - Chicago.  Sappy but a great song

thats the song my wife wanted played during our wedding, always have been kinda partial to that one

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: star500 on 12/17/05 at 5:54 pm

Here is a sappy song from Billy Ocean....Here's To You! LOL ;D Other sappy songs that I can think of:

Heaven- Bryan Adams
I Wanna Know What Love Is- Foreingner
If You Leave Me Now- Chicago
Aganist All Odds- Phil Collins
Sailing- Christopher Cross
All of My Life- Stephen Bishop
Lionel Ritchie & Diana Ross- Endless Love

The list goes on and on, so you get my drift :).

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Ron on 12/17/05 at 6:31 pm

She's like the Wind from Dirty Dancing. How awesomely awful is that song :-\\

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: bruce on 12/17/05 at 9:38 pm

Ihave to agree with Keep On Lovin You  that was the beginning of the end for REO and they had so many kick ass rock songs in the 70s    Ialso agree with the songs from dirty dancing they make me wanna jump in front of a fast moving truck

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/05 at 5:17 am

Mega Sap with Lionel Ritchie & Diana Ross- Endless Love

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 12/18/05 at 7:03 am

I would say You're Every Woman in the World by Air Supply (or any song from them) and What About Me? by Moving Pictures are two of the sappiest of 80s love songs...  ;D

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Schillingfan on 12/18/05 at 10:14 pm


I'm so with you on this one...they are the sappy love song kings of all time...mind you it never stopped me singing to their songs with the end of a broom "blush"


I always have to skip the radio stations either on the well, radio or any internet radio stations whenever any of their songs are played!

I kinda think the song It's so hard to leave you by late 70s-mid 80's German girl group Arabesque was a bit sappy, but they're still my fave girl group!  :)

Here's a photo of the girls

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 12/18/05 at 11:24 pm

Some sappy ones I remember (not necessarily that I like them

Could've been by Debbie Gibson
Suddenly by Billy Ocean
Eternal Flame?? by Bangles
I'll stand by you by The Pretenders
"Woman in Love" - Barbra Streisand
Stuck in you and/or Penny Lover by Lionel Richie
Guns N' Roses/Patience
Stevie Wonder/I Just Called to Say I Love You

Oops...meant to say Stuck on You - slight typo

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: whistledog on 12/18/05 at 11:49 pm

Here's one ... "Coming Home" by Bryan Adams.  It was quite popular amongst the Canadian Scene in 1981 (before he broke through to America).  It was a very sappy love song, but nonetheless, remains my all-time favourite Adams song  8)

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/19/05 at 1:12 am

OMD: Secret

I love that song, but it's sappier than a Vermont maple!

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: ADH13 on 12/19/05 at 1:18 am


Some sappy ones I remember (not necessarily that I like them

Could've been by Debbie Gibson



That was Tiffany... they're very easy to confuse though.

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/19/05 at 1:58 am


"Keep On Loving You"

"I don't wanna sleep..." - You gotta sleep sometime, kid.

Subject: Re: The Most Sappy Love Song Of The 80's

Written By: Chasey on 12/19/05 at 5:02 pm


I believe that "The Spy Who Loved Me" (which was released in 1977) is also called "Nobody Does It Better' by Carly Simon. It is a pretty sappy song.



Aww, you're kidding me?  This is one of the greatest Bond songs ever.  It may be sappy, but there is no way this can be worse than the likes of Chris de Burgh, Chicago or Richard Marx!!

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