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Opinion
By James Pavel

5. Kiss Me – Six Pence None The Richer

The song was destined to outlast its comrade, the 90s’ film, “She’s All That,” because although the film had its moments, it lacked timelessness and the flute-sounding solo of “Kiss Me.” It’s romantic, dancing in the moonlight music, a song that is applicable to more than just Freddie Prinze Jr.

4. Your Kiss is on my Lips – Hall & Oates

 Two adults gushing with feelings normally reserved for 12-year old boys shouldn’t be appealing, but this 80’s dynamic duo make junior high secrets a born-again riot.

3. I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry

 The stock shares of bisexuality shattered the TSX the morning “I Kissed a Girl” blessed the radio waves. Perry’s drunken tongue lashing with a fellow female had the libido of a pack of sex panthers packed into a Ford Bronco en route to Charlie Sheen’s mansion.

2. XO – Beyonce

 “XO” is how Grandma signed her Christmas cards as it is the old guard of expressing love and passion through penmanship. It’s a sincere note that “B” breathes life into like an overly dramatic lifeguard. She’s celebrating classic love by instead of dropping edgy “F” bombs, opts for mini “L” bombs and sprinkling dozens of hug and kiss grenades throughout one of her greatest tracks.

1. Kiss – Prince

 It has enough sexual energy to convince a Christian missionary group to film a sex tape, yet still renders a somewhat purifying message. You don’t need money, a fast car or even a Netflix account to earn the obedient love of the Purple One. All he requires is a passionate, eye-rolling smooch to send his voice shooting to an even higher pitch that audiences could ever have thought possible.

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Opinion
By James Pavel

 Always – Bon Jovi

It’s the song Romeo would have written to Juliet if he had serenaded her in Rock-glam lingo instead of Old English. The stirring drama, the startling sincerity, “Always” is what every slow-dance song aspires to be. Themes of running away, packing up old things and running one’s cheating hands through a lover’s hair are all jammed into Bon Jovi’s most moving creation.

4. Yellow – Coldplay

A heart-rattling tribute to a most vibrant colour, Coldplay is singing about much more than just their favourite crayon. It’s the last verse that sets the song apart, as Chris Martin convinces his muse that every star in the sky is shining patiently for her. It was truly amazing how that when the song was released, it became incredibly apparent how desperate planet Earth was for a modern-day love song.

3. I’ll Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis

The track’s immediate and thumping pulse perfectly mimics a heart beating twice its normal pace and manages to immediately stir up shoe-gazing emotions. Donna Lewis is singing love-letters out loud like a teenager drunk off of raspberry coolers for the first time as she carves her declarations of love into not just a tree, but the entire North American psyche of the 90s.

2. I can’t Take my Eyes off of You – Frankie Valli

It’s every male insecurity unraveled by the soft words of Frankie Valli, before he jumps on a milk crate and screams out his undeniable, unconquerable love. It’s before the days when attraction wasn’t so complicated, before the days of creeps and stalking, a time where telling someone I can’t take my eyes off of you triggered more blushing and less 9-1-1 calls.

Lady in Red – Chris de Burgh

It opens with an elevating hum that either pushes you away or brings you in close. “Lady in Red” is the perfect stranger, yet remains the woman who has heard every pickup line in the playbook and considers it normal to be constantly revered by love-struck men. “Lady in Red” is beyond lust, however, as it is more about the undeniable spectacle that a woman can create, and the nauseating sensation that develops when a beautiful woman, stranger or not, presents herself. “Lady in Red” flaunts the true colour of love and passion and certainly defines the true hues that have come to represent Valentine’s Day.