Clickbait

Yesterday I saw one of those clickbait posts promising to shock me with what 10 kids said about what love means. Decided to put something like that together for one of my rare text posts:We asked ten singers to tell us how they feel about love. Their answers will shock (SHOCK!) you.’ and here’s what you get (without the ads):

  1. J. Geils: It’s messy. You can’t hide from it and, when it finds you, you’re going to cry. [source: ‘Love Stinks’]
  2. Englebert Humperdink: You know that flower that only grows in the early spring? It’s a rose, I think… yeah, isn’t it a splendored thing? To me, that’s love. [source: ‘Love is a Many Splendored Thing’]
  3. The Captain (and Tennille): Someday your loos will be gone and when that day comes, love will be the glue that continues to bind us. [source: ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’]
  4. The Beatles (all of them): it’s really all you need, love is. You can’t buy it, which is why we don’t care too much for money, though we were rolling in the stuff for some time (those of us who aren’t rolling in our graves still are) [source: ‘All You Need is Love’, and ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’]
  5. Dean Martin: Love, or as I like to call it, amore, is that feeling you get when the moon comes into sight like a very large pizza – like the ones you get at Sal’s in New Haven [source: ‘That’s Amore’]
  6. Foreigner: We really don’t know. Give us a chance to think about it and we’ll get back to you. Or… maybe you could show me? [source: ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’]
  7. Carlton Carpenter & Debbie Reynolds: Aba, daba, daba, daba, daba, daba, dab – or at least that’s what we heard a monkey once say to a chimp. [source: ‘Aba Daba Honeymoon’]
  8. Franky Lymon: Oooh wah, oooh wah! It’s a losing game, I tell ya. It’s a cryin’ shame, I tell ya. It’s for suckers. [source: ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love’]
  9. Stacy Lattisaw: To Franky’s point above, to be loved and fooled is a crying shame! You know, I once found love on a bi-directional thoroughfare, but it flew out the window just as I got on the expressway. [source: ‘Love on a Two-Way Street’]
  10. Lady Gaga & Tony Bennet: Sometimes it’s happy, sometimes it’s sad, sometimes its quiet, sometimes it’s mad. You know, sometimes tearful, sometimes gay (in both senses of the word), sometimes… eh, you get it, but – BUT! – it’s always beautiful [source: ‘But Beautiful’]

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