by: Yolanda Shoshana
In the good old days there were songs written about undying love where women were put on pedestals. The songs were so hot that men would play them to woo a woman and win her heart because the song said all the things they wanted to say. Somewhere along the way, love songs became about one night stands and instead of talking about a woman’s beautiful smile, it is all about her butt. While there is nothing wrong about saying a woman has a nice backside, where did the romance go? A woman loves a nice romantic song just like she likes a romantic movie.
While it is hard pressed these days to find love songs like “My Girl” by the Temptations or ” You Send Me” by Sam Cooke, the two young urban crooners, Robin Thicke and Bruno Mars, are making sure that love songs make a come back.
Two things shock people about Robin Thicke; the first is that his father was the popular dad on Growing Pains. Who would have ever thought, Alan Thicke, would have a son on the soul charts? The other shock is that he is indeed an R & B singer. While Robin Thicke may be into making soul filled music, but does not like for it to be called “blue eyed soul” because he thinks it is a stereotype. First he seduced listeners with “Lost Without You”, a song professing that he can not do anything without his lady love by his side. He followed it up with “Sweetest Love” where he confidently sings nothing can beat his sweet love. Thicke’s latest album is titled “Sex Therapy” he backs up the title with an album filled with sexually charged songs oozing with seductive lyrics. Thicke’s music is very popular with women for obvious reasons. His lyrics are filled with passion and sheer love of the woman he is talking about in each song. It also doesn’t hurt that he is quite a cutie.
Peter Gene Hernandez, who is best known as Bruno Mars, is a singer that is currently causing a big stir on the music charts. Since his singing voice is high pitched, there are people who have thought he was a woman. One thing is for certain, love is what Mars craves to sing about. If you attend any of his shows you will notice a mainly female audience who adore this 5′ 5″ singer. His latest song, “Grenade” is blowing up the charts. The song is a passionate song about a woman who does not have the same feelings for him, but he would catch a grenade for her and would even take a bullet straight to his brain for her. When was the last time that kind of love was written about in a song? But his song “Just the Way You Are” is the ultimate way to let a women know that she is perfect, just the way that she is. This is a song that can be used to woo and romance; the words could melt the coldest woman’s heart.
Other singers are taking notes from Thicke and Mars and starting to do more serious love songs. A real love song is not just about how cute a woman is or acting like she is a play thing, but about how amazing she is and how she has changed life as someone knows it. May the good old days of sexy, creative, and hot love songs continue to make a come back.
Yolanda Shoshana “Shoshi” is a multi-platform media personality: courtesan coach™, lifestyle guru, love maker, wedding officiant, and new thought speaker. Follow her on Twitter @Shoshi