Super cheesy song lyrics
August 1, 2018 6:29 AM   Subscribe

I want to put together a super cheesy list of sentiments like "you are the wind beneath my wings" for my best friend, just to be silly and make her laugh. But I'm totally stuck! Help, HiveMind, help! What are some great, sometimes cringe-worthy lyrics that I can throw in?

I'd love it if it was *just* song lyrics but totally willing to throw in easily recognized literary allusions, too!
posted by cooker girl to Society & Culture (34 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Don’t stop believing
Don’t worry be happy
Something from “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston

This is actually much harder than I thought it would be!
posted by artychoke at 7:01 AM on August 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


Peter Cetera’s “Glory of Love” is full of awful cringe-worthy lyrics
posted by Gev at 7:20 AM on August 1, 2018 [7 favorites]


Macarthur's Park...

Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh no!

posted by nantucket at 7:27 AM on August 1, 2018 [4 favorites]


You light up my life
posted by mermaidcafe at 7:28 AM on August 1, 2018 [2 favorites]


You're the one that I want

I've got my mind set on you

Everything I do, I do it for you
posted by TwoStride at 7:38 AM on August 1, 2018 [2 favorites]


I’d rather have a piece of toast

Life by Des’ree
posted by EatMyHat at 7:49 AM on August 1, 2018


I am at work so can't spend a lot of time sieving through song lyrics, but I'm sure Bon Jovi and Hall and Oates are pure fondue.
posted by Fig at 7:50 AM on August 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


Sometimes When We Touch
posted by effluvia at 8:08 AM on August 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


Theme from Golden Girls has a ton of quotable lines...

And if you threw a party
Invited everyone you knew
Well, you would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say
Thank you for being a friend


If it's a car you lack
I'd surely buy you a Cadillac
Whatever you need any time of the day or night
I'm not ashamed to say
I hope it always will stay this way

Also "That's What Friends are For" - Dionne Warwick

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for
posted by jraz at 8:14 AM on August 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


Yes! You light up my life, I'll be on your side forever more, everything I do I do it for you...EXACTLY what I was looking for!

This is actually much harder than I thought it would be!

Right?? That's why I came to y'all!
posted by cooker girl at 8:19 AM on August 1, 2018


No Rick Astley? C'mon!

Gilmore Girls theme

Tonight by Peabo Bryson
posted by carrienation at 8:31 AM on August 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


Take my hand, we'll make it I swear

or basically any other line from Livin' on a Prayer.
posted by number9dream at 8:38 AM on August 1, 2018


I’ll be there for you when the rain starts to fall...
posted by artychoke at 8:43 AM on August 1, 2018


I would do anything for love
But I won't do that
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:10 AM on August 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:14 AM on August 1, 2018


You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban. Painfully cheesy.
posted by rekrap at 9:14 AM on August 1, 2018 [2 favorites]


I've had the time of my life
And I owe it all to you
posted by overeducated_alligator at 9:16 AM on August 1, 2018


Everyday housewife, by Glen Campbell

You're having my baby, by Paul Anka
posted by LaBellaStella at 9:42 AM on August 1, 2018


"I'll need a volunteer, how about you, with the eyes?
Come on down to the front and stand right here and don't be shy
I'll have you time-travellin', have your mind babblin'"

"Magic", by B.o.B. and Rivers Cuomo.

(Actually, you could pick just about any line from that song.)
posted by Seeking Direction at 9:53 AM on August 1, 2018


You remind me of my JEEP!
posted by Seeking Direction at 9:54 AM on August 1, 2018




I’ll be there for you
These five words I swear to you
When you breathe, I wanna be the air for you
I’ll be there for you
I’d live and I’d die for you
Steal the sun from the sky for you
Words can’t say what love can do
I’ll be there for you
posted by corey flood at 10:41 AM on August 1, 2018 [2 favorites]


Wherever you go, whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes, or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you


I’ll tumble for ya
posted by corey flood at 10:55 AM on August 1, 2018


And when the rain begins to fall
you'll ride my rainbow in the sky
And I will catch you if you fall
you'll never have to ask me why.
And when the rain begins to fall I'll be the sunshine in your life
posted by bluedora at 10:58 AM on August 1, 2018


Make a wish, baby, and I will make it come true
Make a list baby, of the things I'll do for you
Ain't no risk in lettin' my love rain down on you
So we can wash away the past so that we may start anew
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 12:35 PM on August 1, 2018


Robert B. Parker, the mystery novelist, made fun of Islands In The Stream.
posted by SemiSalt at 2:03 PM on August 1, 2018


You complete me.
You make me want to be a better person.
You are my sunshine.
You are a breath of fresh air.
You are all that and a bag of chips.
posted by iamkimiam at 2:42 PM on August 1, 2018


There's nothing you and I won't do, I'll stop the world and melt with you. Modern English - I Melt With You (Official Video)
posted by zengargoyle at 4:03 PM on August 1, 2018


Ooh I've been wandering round
But I still come back to you
In rain or shine
You've stood by me girl
I'm happy at home
You're my best friend
Queen - You're My Best Friend
posted by zengargoyle at 4:10 PM on August 1, 2018


Almost anything by Peter Cetera/Chicago:

If you leave me now,
you take away
the very best part of me.

You're the meaning
in my life,
you're the inspiration.

I am a man who would
fight for your honor,
I'll be the hero
you're dreaming of.
We'll live forever,
knowing together
that we did it all for
the glory of love.
posted by WCityMike at 5:50 PM on August 1, 2018


You're beautiful,
You're beautiful,
You're beautiful, it's true
posted by satoshi at 6:47 PM on August 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now
posted by space snail at 7:58 PM on August 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


I may be too late with this, but you can't go wrong with Together, Wherever We Go from Gypsy:

"Wherever we go, whatever we do
We're gonna go through it together
We may not go far, but sure as a star
Wherever we are, it's together"

(All of the lyrics work!)
posted by Neely O'Hara at 10:31 AM on August 6, 2018


The lyrics from Gpysy are a little easier to take when you realize it's not a love song. It's about a family staying together.

OTOH:

You are my heart and my soul's inspiration,
You're all I've got to get me by.
You are my heart and my soul's inspiration,
Without you, baby, what good am I?
posted by SemiSalt at 1:17 PM on August 7, 2018


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