November 30, 2022
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Guilty Pleasures

Months before the arrival of the universally celebrated day of love — typically graffitied with red and pink hearts on wall calendars of love-sick individuals — lustful lovers start their annual collection of cheesy romantic songs to set the mood early. Topping such playlists are classics like Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” and Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” Also common is The Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” a failed poetic attempt that resembles a creepy stalker ballad with the promise to keep watching — every move. But this musical infatuation wouldn’t be complete without Savage Garden’s “Truly, Madly, Deeply,” the ultimate vow to be every woman’s dream, wish and fantasy.

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