Learn A Love Song
Still swamped with work for the man and whatnot, so today’s another brief post. FYI: I’m doing these just so you all know I’m still alive and breathing.
A lesson I would preach to any young man:
Memorize the words, every single one of them (ad-libs too), to at least one great love song. It doesn’t have to be an oldie, it can be something that came out last year or the year before.
For instance, say what you want about T-Pain, “Can’t Believe It” is a damn good song, and if anyone wants to disagree with me about tell me so in the comments so I can delete it.
Another great love song that came out not too many years ago is this one…
These songs will do (obviously) but we know there’s hundreds of others. Only thing you must remember is the song needs to be somewhat of a hit. Remember we’re talking “GREAT” love songs and though there’s a lot of popular garbage, most love songs become popular because they strike an emotional chord with listeners. Besides, you want to choose a song she recognizes. You don’t want to start singing the words to a song and her reaction is, “What song is that?”
Choose a song by a man. A lot of great love songs have been written and performed by women, but you’re a man, man. I love “Sweet Thing” too, but wait until you hear it coming from a radio. Okay? Or imagine this: You’re at a karaoke bar and it’s your turn to go up. Someone asks you what song you’re going to sing. Are you really going to jump oout of your seat and yell, “Sweet Thing by Chaka Khan!”. That’d be a real life version of one of those Miller Light commercials. So yeah, love songs performed by men only, but because I know you want to sing along to yourself, here you go.
Also, choose an appropriate song. Marvin Gaye’s “Just To Keep You Satisfied” is a beautiful, beautiful ballad, but it’s about a man who is at the end of his rope with a woman and doesn’t want to have anything to do with her anymore.
So yeah, you might want to skip that
Last but not least, don’t take yourself too seriously when signing the song. Chances are, you can’t sing. Your voice sucks, man. So don’t try to get your croon on, Sinatra. Keep it fun, playful, sing with a smile. The minute you start closing your eyes and quivering your chin like Wanya Morris, she’s going to break up with you. Trust me.
Have fun, don’t make a production out of it. Just sing, quietly so only she can hear, and it’s best to do while taking a long walk home or some other meandering quiet moment you two are sharing. If you can’t sing, it doesn’t matter, just show a little vulnerability and quietly sing all the words to a great love song.
Thank me later.
Those wondering the song to which I know all the words, here you go.
Oh and if you already know a love song by heart, don’t be shy, share in the comments.