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(YouTube)   Which decade had the sappiest songs? In this corner, representing the '70s, we have Terry Jacks with "Seasons in the Sun." And in this corner, representing the '80s, we have Air Supply's "The One That You Love" Let's get ready to treacle   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-06-16 3:50:53 PM  
the 70's

1974

Jim Stafford - My Girl Bill
Youtube yHGV3PhEg5c
 
2021-06-16 3:55:32 PM  
some of the shiat on bro country right now is sappy AF.
 
2021-06-16 3:56:55 PM  
The 30s
 
2021-06-16 4:11:08 PM  
I'm pretty sure all decades had their share, including this one from the 60s.

J Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers - Last Kiss
Youtube bh4se9YMV3A
 
2021-06-16 4:12:56 PM  
I'd say 1970s, but I'd like to know in what farking universe is "Seasons in the Sun" sappy?  Jacks' version was inspired by a friend dying of leukemia.
 
2021-06-16 4:27:01 PM  
Feelings - Morris Albert
Youtube CyBcHUe4WeQ
 
2021-06-16 4:30:34 PM  
JOHNNY T. ANGEL - TELL LAURA I LOVE HER
Youtube NaBdekKTDfY
 
2021-06-16 4:31:27 PM  
Richard Harris MacArthur Park
Youtube tRwYQgk05DY



Just on the strength of the two I've posted, I have to give the nod to the 70s
 
2021-06-16 4:38:59 PM  
Grease - Hopelessly Devoted to You [1080p] [Lyrics]
Youtube i52mlmJtyJQ
 
2021-06-16 4:40:20 PM  
I have a strange nightmare associated with that "Seasons in the Sun" song.

Like a literal childhood nightmare, that was for some reason accompanied by that song.  I don't remember what happened in the nightmare, just the feeling of dread.  And that song.
 
2021-06-16 4:40:59 PM  
Lionel Richie - Hello (Official Music Video)
Youtube mHONNcZbwDY
 
2021-06-16 4:43:46 PM  
Nine Inch Nails - CLOSER - (Music Video)
Youtube jNTV3Q39tco


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2021-06-16 4:45:34 PM  
Subby left the cake out in the rain
 
2021-06-16 4:50:25 PM  
Sappy?
(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka and Odia Coates
Youtube SFHWl-ZyRAg
 
2021-06-16 4:52:02 PM  
Debby Boone You light up my life
Youtube b07-yKnKRMQ
 
2021-06-16 4:52:58 PM  
Charlene - I've Never Been To Me (Official Music Video)
Youtube 2oSjhuIb6Us
 
2021-06-16 4:54:35 PM  
In its quest for smooth mellow music, the 70s sometimes drifted into the schmaltz lane. The chicks dug it - sometimes.
 
2021-06-16 5:06:00 PM  
Joe Cocker - You Are so Beautiful (lyrics)
Youtube NuLmD9VEHI8

You are so beautiful*

*to me. Not applicable to everyone, or anyone, else.
 
2021-06-16 5:07:07 PM  
Alphaville - Forever Young ~Official Video
Youtube t1TcDHrkQYg
 
2021-06-16 5:09:20 PM  
Billy, Don't Be A Hero
Youtube qndq4pYqgk8
 
2021-06-16 5:11:52 PM  

Myk-House of El: I'd say 1970s, but I'd like to know in what farking universe is "Seasons in the Sun" sappy?  Jacks' version was inspired by a friend dying of leukemia.


Obligatory: Fark Cancer.

You also had "Billy, Don't Be a Hero" and "Feelings".

But the 50s called with its Dead Teen Musical Montage...
 
2021-06-16 5:38:15 PM  
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I'd probably say the 70's, but the 1980's certainly did transform a number of groups into love ballad soft rock groups.
 
2021-06-16 6:07:40 PM  
90s

Smell Of Reeves and Mortimer - The way we were
Youtube kokev4e-T-s
 
2021-06-16 6:14:56 PM  
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - The Bee Gees (Lyrics on screen)
Youtube 8QUX8fJ40RA
 
2021-06-16 6:21:04 PM  
Terry Jacks had no idea what he was doing when he recorded "Seasons In The Sun".  Take a look at how actual pros do it.

KINGSTON TRIO - Seasons in the Sun (Best Version Ever!) 1964
Youtube GLfRtK0oxYE

The last verse is supposed to be about the cheating wife, not the bastard son, Terry.
 
2021-06-16 6:36:09 PM  
Honey I miss you Bobby Goldsboro
Youtube DtPvJREKWnA


Voting closed. Go home
 
2021-06-16 6:41:40 PM  
I want to hold your hand? F that noise.
 
2021-06-16 6:51:30 PM  
JESSI COLTER- I'M NOT LISA
Youtube ZOgTVJOdFVU
 
2021-06-16 7:30:54 PM  
THE BEE GEES "I STARTED A JOKE" 1968 HQ AUDIO
Youtube jrg1UAixGaM
 
2021-06-16 8:25:40 PM  

Snapper Carr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/tRwYQgk0​5DY]


Just on the strength of the two I've posted, I have to give the nod to the 70s



"MacArthur Park" has the second weirdest lyrics of all time. Second only to Terry Jacks' "Seasons in the Sun".
 
2021-06-16 8:41:41 PM  
This masterpiece:

Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch (1977)
Youtube z825tkkfbIo
 
2021-06-16 9:04:34 PM  
Sappiest song of the 70s

Wildfire- Michael Martin Murphey
Youtube Pc3OnSQc48s
 
2021-06-16 9:07:20 PM  
Kasey Cisyk and Didi Conn - You Light Up My Life (from You Light Up My Life) (1977)
Youtube oJfRc5rzXdo
 
2021-06-16 9:33:27 PM  
Yummy yummy yummy I've got love in my tummy.


Yummy Yummy Yummy I got love in my tummy
Youtube ozqfOzqMvlQ


/yeech
 
2021-06-16 10:36:37 PM  
Nobody remembers this.  And it's so awful, it deserves to be remembered.

David Geddes - Run Joey Run (1975)
Youtube H_FC3Ld7HRY


//laughably bad lyrics
//and that ending
//we're gonna get mar-------ried
// (angelic chorus as Julie goes up to heaven)
 
2021-06-16 10:40:44 PM  
Precious And Few - Climax 1972 {Stereo}
Youtube NOxkfc10_yQ
 
2021-06-16 10:59:41 PM  
"REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE" THE MARMALADE ~ 1969 - original recording ~ HQ AUDIO
Youtube xTeI65yrhGw
 
2021-06-16 11:46:35 PM  

rjakobi: Terry Jacks had no idea what he was doing when he recorded "Seasons In The Sun".  Take a look at how actual pros do it.

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The last verse is supposed to be about the cheating wife, not the bastard son, Terry.


Even pro-er

Jacques Brel Le Moribond Live English Subtitles - YouTube.flv
Youtube h02pNUKInBo
 
2021-06-16 11:53:10 PM  
If we're talking about the most treacly, bland, and just wimpiest, pussified shiatty songs, it's hard to top this recent and absolutely godawful entry:

A Great Big World - "Say Something"
Youtube VVgixOjGhVU
 
2021-06-17 12:08:41 AM  
He should have stuck with acting.

David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
Youtube YY8APrYU2Gs
 
2021-06-17 12:38:04 AM  
This thread has a lot of overlap with the contents of Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs.
 
2021-06-17 2:22:17 AM  
70s is what produced this. 
(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka and Odia Coates
Youtube SFHWl-ZyRAg
 
2021-06-17 2:33:42 AM  

Slypork: [YouTube video: Charlene - I've Never Been To Me (Official Music Video)]


Fark that stupid farking song in the ear.
 
2021-06-17 3:00:06 AM  
May God have mercy upon me...
ROD MCKUEN ~ The World I Use To Know ~
Youtube g9kDYwHO0m8

     "He makes my throat hurt!"
 
2021-06-17 6:51:36 AM  
Christopher Cross- Think of Laura
Youtube Y0UXsl_5fdA


A tie-in with a popular soap opera timeline meant that this one was on constant rotation on the radio, and not just on easy-listening stations.  You couldn't escape this song in 1983.   The tie-in was weird, because lyrically it's got nothing to do with the soap opera storyline.
 
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