We just read today that the most famous song for Valentine's Day is "Let's Get It On" by Barry White. It literally read, "Prally barry white lets get it on. it was voted the most romantic song of the last century."
Yahoo Answers is either full of trolls or actual human beings who, in fellow Rocks Off writer John Seaborn Gray's opinion, are too stupid to use Google.
If you haven't perused the endless Q&As of Yahoo Answers, we'll break it down for you. It's essentially a place where a bunch of idiots are giving other idiots misleading - and ofttimes nonfactual - information. Someone asks a question, multiple people answer, and then the masses vote on the best answer. This gives the top answerer/idiot "points," which are nonredeemable, because idiots only need bragging rights.
In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we've decided to see what the Yahoo Answers population has voted for the most romantic songs for the special occasion, from the best mood music for a candlelit dinner to the most effective playlist for "violent" love-making.
At least, that's what we assume the most famous Valentine's Day song is supposed to be. If you click the link above, you'll notice that the winner is: "Let's Get It On" by Barry White? Whatever happened to the age-old reminder to "CITE YOUR SOURCES!"? We'd like to see just who conducted the vote the answerer is referencing.
"D.O.A.," Bloodrock: We will admit that prior to this, we didn't know much about the Fort Worth hard rock band; so perhaps we did learn something from Yahoo Answers. Anyway, this poor guy is asking for "stuff like Lionel Richie's 'Say You, Say Me'" for a candlelit dinner with his girlfriend, and this - a song about watching a plane crash - was voted as the best answer.
"Sweet Dreams," Eurythmics: The top answerer for this question first asks, "Will it be violent, lustful, or romantic sex?" and then proceeds to give a list of songs for both violent and romantic sex. What happened to the spectrum of sexual emotions? Dismissive, boring, complacent, unsatisfying... just to name a few.
"On Melancholy Hill," The Gorillaz: Anyone who is having "romantic sex" to The Gorillaz is probably alone in front of their computer while doing so. We're not making generalizations, but The Gorillaz are known for having a very specific type of fan base.
"All Black", Good Charlotte: Oh yeah, who could forget the hit song off their 2007 album Good Morning Revival? EVERYONE. We figured they'd fallen off after their self-titled seven years prior. The lyrics don't even have anything to do with being bitter and single. All black like Johnny Cash? No, all black like the eyeliner you wear.
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