Justin Timberlake's opening verse in N'Sync's hit single "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" is one of many love ballads that — when broken down lyric for lyric — makes me say:
Nevermind the silky melodies. These fellas can sing that's for sure.
Forget the acoustics and calming tempo. (Honestly, I wanted to start slow dancing like it was prom all over again when listening to the slow jam.)
The lyrics are where it's at.
I never thought that love could feel like this, and you've changed my world with just one kiss.
But wait, it gets better in the hook:
When I look into your eyes
I know that it's true
God must have spent...
A little more time
One word: Sappy.
Sorry, N'Sync. As much as my generation — the gals, anyway — loved you dearly this jam gets my vote for sappiest love song.
And that's for real, dude.
Here are other sappy love song recommended by the Patch team:
Autumn Johnson: John Mayer's Your Body is a Wonderland
"Discover me.. Discovering you... One mile to every inch of your skin like porcelain... One pair of candy lips and your bubblegum tongue
'Cause if you want love... We'll make it and if you want love.. Swim in a deep sea (Of blankets)... Take all your big plans (And break 'em)... This is bound to be a while..." Bubblegum tongue? Really, buddy? Maybe it is simply his voice but something about this song has always bugged me! --Autumn
Patrick Creaven: Savage Garden's "Truly Madly Deeply"
"I want to bathe with you in the sea" is when I completely lose it. What's scary is in seventh grade I liked this song. —Patrick
Which pop song do you consider to be the sappiest love song, ever? Tell us in the comments section below.