Not-So-Lovely Love Songs

In lieu of Valentine’s Day, it is only appropriate for Mirador to highlight love songs of our generation. However, after searching through thousands of love songs, we found that today’s musical displays of affection aren’t exactly as charming as they used to be. In fact, they aren’t really lovely at all. Instead of resisting this new approach at love, we chose to embrace our generation’s outlook. So, below are today’s top five not-so-lovely love songs.

1. Your Love is My Drug – Ke$ha
“My status is gonna be affected if I keep it up like a love sick crackhead/Because your love, your love, your love, is my drug.”
Ke$ha’s hit single has brought teenagers across America to a whole new take on love. We can now compare the emotional rollercoaster of love to smoking crack. Perhaps Ke$ha is trying to tell her fans to live above the influence, free of charge.

2. I’m ‘N Luv Wit A Stripper – T-Pain Ft. Mike Jones
“Got the body of a goddess/Got eyes butter pecan brown I see you girl/Droppin Low, Cause I’m N Luv wit a stripper.”
Oh how times change. Not long ago, people adored icons like Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe. Now, we’re ‘n luv wit strippers. It’s nice to see people being more realistic in their pursuit of love. Think of it as compromising instead of settling. To channel old time icons is too much work these days.

3. Kiss Me Through the Phone – Soulja Boy
“Baby I know that u like me/You my future wifey.”
Get real. With the great recession at hand and in today’s fast-paced world, who has time for an old-fashioned, romantic proposal? Just dial yo girl’s numba and demand her to be your Mrs. Soulja Boy. And then kiss her through the phone. Thanks for the advice, Soulja.

4. Love You More – Eminem
“I buy you flowers, you throw ‘em at me/I know it’s sad but it’s making me happy/The more that you slap me, the more that it turns me on/Because you love me and I love you more.”
Tough love. But it’s worth it, right? Since when is domestic abuse not a turn on?

5. Cupid’s Chokehold – Gym Class Heroes
“I mean she even cooks me pancakes/And Alka Seltzer when my tummy aches/If that ain’t love then I don’t know what love is.”
That sure is love. Indeed, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part. Ladies, take note: food and gas relievers have been, and always will be, the key to a man’s heart.