Another Reason Why Lists Don’t Mean A Thing…

Maybe “The Rose” made the list…I don’t know…but with love songs like this…who wants to be on the list

Love songs picks on VH1

By KEVIN McDONOUGH, United Features Syndicate
First published: Monday, November 11, 2002

People who like to throw things at their televisions owe it to themselves to watch “100 Greatest Love Songs” (10 p.m., VH1). Over the next five nights, “Songs” will count down romantic ballads, 20 at a time.

The folks who compiled this list have a perverse sense of humor. How else do you explain two songs from Meat Loaf? There’s not one Beatles song, but Styx, Boston, Dido, Cheap Trick and REO Speedwagon make the cut. Have the folks at VH1 ever listened to the lyrics of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” (no. 71)? It’s not exactly romantic. And for reasons unknown, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” by Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand is included, but Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings,” a song that wrecked a million wedding receptions, does not appear. And don’t get me started about the lame song that makes it to No. 1! Jennifer Love Hewitt is your host.

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