25 Love Songs That Need to Be Retired

Valentine’s Day: that special day of the year when every cheesy love song you can think of gets exhumed and played again and again and again. Even avowed Hallmark Day non-skeptics can agree that there are some love songs that we could all do without hearing again, be it on February 14 or… well, any other day of the year, really. Like the 25 that follow, for instance.

Bryan Adams — “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”

From, lest we forget, the soundtrack to a big-budget adaptation of Robin Hood, made when neither Kevin Costner nor Christian Slater was box office poison, and when Bryan Adams wasn’t an ongoing diplomatic incident (or a photographer). The early ’90s: a strange time for everyone.