Down on love and love songs? Which songs grate your nerves the worst when you’ve been single longer than you’d like or have just gone through a breakup? Which songs are so cheesy, you’re tempted to make gagging noises whenever they come on the radio? We’re spread the love (or the voms) with some of the most well-known and corniest, yet cheesiest love songs ever created. So while some of us cringe at the idea of singing our hearts out to these tunes, we’re willing to bet you can sing along to at least one of them!
10. “I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You” by Savage Garden
Cheesiest Lyrics: “I knew I loved you before I met you, I think I dreamed you into life.”
Cheese Factor: Can you really ever love someone already without having met them, yet? Seriously. This is a #facepalm song, right here.
Song Trivia: The girl in the music video, Savage Garden lead vocalist, Darren Hayes, was referring to Kirsten Dunst.
9. “Making Love Out of Nothing At All” by Air Supply
Cheesiest Lyrics: “I know when to pull you closer, and I know when to let you loose”
Cheese Factor: We ask ourselves up to now, wow does one make love out of nothing? Still, the moment this classic Air Supply song is played, it makes so many women swoon
Song Trivia: The song is part of the Greatest Hits album which sold 7 million copies.
8. “The Gift” by Jim Brickman
Cheesiest Lyrics: “All I want is to hold you forever, all I need is you more every day”
Cheese Factor: When someone thinks you happen to be the best gift in his life and just wants to hold you forever, ah, that’s love right there!
Song Trivia: Singer Jim Brickman is a piano prodigy, having played the piano since he was a child.
7. “Lovin’ You” by Minnie Ripperton
Cheesiest Lyrics: “Lovin you is easy cause you’re beautiful, makin’ love with you is all I wanna do.”
Cheese Factor: Never mind the tweeting birds in the background—this song is ultimate cheese. Imagine singing this song to your guy! Hopefully, he likes your version better.
Song Trivia: The song is based on a melody which the singer sung to her daughter when she was younger.
6. “Forevermore” by Side A
Cheesiest Lyrics: “You’re all I need to be with forevermore”
Cheese Factor: Unless you happen to be a millennial, you’d probably humming to the tune of Forevermore in your head right now.
Song Trivia: The band is also behind popular songs like “Hold On,” “Until Then,” and “Tell Me”
5. “Stick Wit You” by the Pussycat Dolls
Cheesiest Lyrics: “Nobody gonna love me better, I must stick with you forever.”
Cheese Factor: The kind of love you realize is for keeps.
Song Trivia: The song is part of the album PCD, which released six popular tracks, including “Don’t Cha” and “Buttons.”
4. “Your Universe” by Rico Blanco
Cheesiest Lyrics: “You can thank your stars all you want but I’ll always be the lucky one.”
Cheese Factor: Just when you thought you had it all good, your partner tells you he has it better because he has you. #somuchfeels
Song Trivia: Your Universe is the titular song of the debut album of former Rivermaya frontman Rico Blanco.
3. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
Cheesiest Lyrics: “I fall in love with you everyday, and I just wanna tell you I am.”
Cheese Factor: When your boyfriend tells you that
Song Trivia: Ed Sheeran has described “Thinking Out Loud” as the only happy song in his album, X.
2. “More Than Words” by Extreme
Cheesiest Lyrics: “More than words is all I ever needed you to show, then you wouldn’t have to say that you love me”
Cheese Factor: Actions always speak louder than words.
Song Trivia: The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 back in 1991.
1. “You and Me” by Lifehouse
Cheesiest Lyrics: “And I don’t know why I can’t keep my eyes off of you.”
Cheese Factor: When you’re so in love, nothing and no one else matters.
Song Trivia: This song has been used in TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Smallville and The Vampire Diaries
Have a song that’s high on the cheese factor but isn’t on this list? Comment to share!