Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ten cheesy love songs better than "Just the Way You Are"

Some people love Billy Joel. I don't. Out of my 10,459 MP3s, I have zero songs by Billy Joel, and I like it that way. I'm not quite a hater, though. I don't hate his music, I just have no desire to ever listen to it.

But try telling that to a Billy Joel fan. They'll go on and on about how great he is, and his songs are so great, and blah-blah-blah. And they always bring up "Just the Way You Are" as one of his "great" songs.

But that's where I pounce. I say, "It's just an OK cheesy love song. First of all, the song is insulting. "I don't want clever conversation.' What kind of thing is that to say to someone? 'I like your dull conversation just fine.' Yeah, any woman would love to hear that. And B, I can name 10 cheesy love songs better than 'Just the Way You Are' right off the top of my head."

So here they are, 10 cheesy love songs better than "Just the Way You Are":

1. Annie's Song -- John Denver

2. Your Song -- Elton John

3. You're in My Heart -- Rod Stewart

4. Cherish -- The Association

5. Wouldn't It Be Nice -- The Beach Boys

6. Take My Breath Away -- Berlin

7. If You Could read My Mind -- Gordon Lightfoot

8. Three Times a Lady -- The Commodores

9. Tonight's the Night -- Rod Stewart

10. Sara Smile -- Hall & Oates


  1. Only an imbecile would interpret the lyrics of 'Just The Way You Are' as insulting. "I don't want clever conversation" means he doesn't want shallow cocktail chit-chat. He wants true communication -as stated later in the same verse - "I just want someone that I can talk to - I want you just the way you are". He's paying her a compliment - i.e. - "You don't have to try to impress me because we already have a good dialogue". And you, sir, are obviously an imbecile.

  2. Only someone incapable of clever conversation would google Billy Joel, take a stranger's random blog post seriously enough to comment on, and then be unable to come up with a better insult than "imbecile."

  3. Okay then, you're a fucking imbecile.

  4. Thanks for proving my point.

  5. You're welcome.


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