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6th Feb '16 5:47:09 PM merotoker
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* The name of an episode of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' wherein they perform the TropeNamer along with other love songs. Love songs become an annual Valentine's Day theme on the show. ----
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* [[Recap/GleeS2E12SillyLoveSongs The name of an episode episode]] of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' wherein they perform the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} along with other love songs. Love songs become an annual Valentine's Day theme on the show. ----
5th Jan '16 4:20:18 PM TheLyniezian
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*** Because all woman love to be called confusing space aliens.
12th Aug '15 7:46:48 AM snoopdoggydre
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** Speaking of P-Funk related material, Zapp and the late Roger Troutman made quite a few in the 1980's with songs like with songs like "Computer Love" and "Itchin' For Your Twitchin" from Zapp IV, "I Want To Be Your Man" from Roger's solo album Unlimited!, and "Ooh Baby Baby" from Zapp V.
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** Speaking of P-Funk related material, Zapp and the late Roger Troutman made quite a few in the 1980's with songs like with songs like "Computer Love" and "Itchin' For Your Twitchin" from Zapp IV, "I Want To Be Your Man" from Roger's solo album Unlimited!, and "Ooh Baby Baby" from Zapp V.
12th Aug '15 7:38:37 AM snoopdoggydre
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** Speaking of P-Funk related material, Zapp and the late Roger Troutman made quite a few in the 1980's with songs like with songs like "Computer Love" and "Itchin' For Your Twitchin" from Zapp IV, "I Want To Be Your Man" from Roger's solo album Unlimited!, and "Ooh Baby Baby from Zapp V.
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** Speaking of P-Funk related material, Zapp and the late Roger Troutman made quite a few in the 1980's with songs like with songs like "Computer Love" and "Itchin' For Your Twitchin" from Zapp IV, "I Want To Be Your Man" from Roger's solo album Unlimited!, and "Ooh Baby Baby Baby" from Zapp V.
12th Aug '15 7:36:02 AM snoopdoggydre
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* "Do Fries Go With That Shake" from GeorgeClinton's third solo album, R&B Skeletons In The Closet. ** Speaking of P-Funk related material, Zapp and the late Roger Troutman made quite a few in the 1980's with songs like with songs like "Computer Love" and "Itchin' For Your Twitchin" from Zapp IV, "I Want To Be Your Man" from Roger's solo album Unlimited!, and "Ooh Baby Baby from Zapp V.
14th May '15 2:07:47 PM pvsage
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* Most Broadway musicals include at least one Silly Love Song; ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'' has one titled "The Song That Goes Like This," which explains how every Broadway musical contains at least one Silly Love Song.
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* Most Broadway musicals include at least one Silly Love Song; ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'' has one titled "The "[[ThisIsASong The Song That Goes Like This," This]]," which explains how every Broadway musical contains at least one Silly Love Song.
30th Apr '15 2:12:19 AM shamblingdead2
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* The name of an episode of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' wherein they perform the TropeNamer along with other love songs. Love songs become an annual Valentine's Day theme on the show.
28th Mar '15 12:53:43 PM sonicsuns3
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Mr. Lunt sings, but he's not the subject of the song
* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' once replaced Larry's silly songs with "Love Songs by Mr. Lunt." It ended up being a song about how much Mr. Lunt wanted a cheeseburger, and his being tempted to have breakfast at Denny's rather than staying faithful to "his cheeseburger!"
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* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' once replaced Larry's silly songs with "Love Songs by Mr. Lunt." It ended up being a song about how much Mr. Lunt wanted a guy who really wants a cheeseburger, and his being tempted to have breakfast at Denny's rather than staying faithful to "his cheeseburger!"essentially falling in love with it.
29th Jan '15 7:16:38 PM spirasen
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Some performers write {{Anti Love Song}}s because they want to try something different. They never stop the deluge of Silly Love Songs that fill the airwaves. And what's wrong with that? (A lack of variety, of course, but [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]] all the time.)
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Some performers write {{Anti Love Song}}s AntiLoveSong[=s=] because they want to try something different. They never stop the deluge of Silly Love Songs that fill the airwaves. And what's wrong with that? (A lack of variety, of course, but [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]] all the time.)

This trope name was first coined by Music/JohnLennon, who criticized [=Paul McCartney=] for always writing Silly Love Songs. [=McCartney=] in turn wrote the song he gave the title to as [[TropesAreTools a rebuttal]].
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This trope name was first coined by Music/JohnLennon, who criticized [=Paul McCartney=] Music/PaulMcCartney for always writing Silly Love Songs. [=McCartney=] in turn wrote the song he gave the title to as [[TropesAreTools a rebuttal]].

This trope name was first coined by Music/JohnLennon, who criticized [=Paul McCartney=] for always writing Silly Love Songs. [=McCartney=] in turn wrote the song he gave the title to as [[TropesAreTools a rebuttal]].

This trope name was first coined by Music/JohnLennon, who criticized [=Paul McCartney=] for always writing Silly Love Songs. [=McCartney=] in turn wrote the song he gave the title to as [[TropesAreTools a rebuttal]].

* Played with by Australian comic, Music/TimMinchin, at the 2008 Secret Policeman's Ball, where he sang a song that began by extolling the virtues of his lover, but then got to the chorus which went: "If I didn't have you … then I'd probably have somebody else..." Still played fairly straight, as the song says that although he might have somebody else without her, he does have her, and that's special. Also subverted by Tim Minchin (several times) with ''Inflatable You''; a loving ode to an inflatable doll. And ''You Grew on Me'', which compares his love to his partner as quickly worsening diseases. And more. Tim seems to like his messed up love songs. * The Gershwin song "[[BlahBlahBlah Blah, Blah, Blah]]." * Music/PaulMcCartney's song "Silly Love Songs", as quoted above. It's technically by Music/{{Wings}}, but the misattribution is [[IAmTheBand not exactly wrong]]. * Similar to [=McCartney=]'s lampshading of this trope, Music/PaulWilliams' "An Old Fashioned Love Song", as well as Three Dog Night's cover:
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* Played with by Australian comic, Music/TimMinchin, at the 2008 Secret Policeman's Ball, where he sang a song that began by extolling the virtues of his lover, but then got to the chorus which went: "If I didn't have you … you... then I'd probably have somebody else..." Still played fairly straight, as the song says that although he might have somebody else without her, he does have her, and that's special. Also subverted by Tim Minchin (several times) with ''Inflatable You''; "Inflatable You;" a loving ode to an inflatable doll. And ''You "You Grew on Me'', Me," which compares his love to his partner as quickly worsening diseases. And more. Tim seems to like his messed up love songs. * The Gershwin Music/GeorgeGershwin song "[[BlahBlahBlah Blah, Blah, Blah]]." * Music/PaulMcCartney's song "Silly Love Songs", Songs," as quoted above. It's technically by Music/{{Wings}}, but the misattribution is [[IAmTheBand not exactly wrong]]. * Similar to [=McCartney=]'s lampshading of this trope, Music/PaulWilliams' "An Old Fashioned Love Song", Song," as well as Three Dog Night's cover:

** It isn't ''that'' silly-- unless you watch him [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qjtj9lliXU singing it]] [[Series/TheMuppetShow with a trio of Muppet clones of himself.]] ** There's also a few levels of this trope working, as the song's about an ''actual'' love song playing on the radio as well as being a love song itself (since listening to the love song on the radio prompts the singer to muse about his own romance). * Most Broadway musicals include at least one Silly Love Song; ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'' has one titled "The Song That Goes Like This", which explains how every Broadway musical contains at least one Silly Love Song. * Probably one of the reasons why [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]] [[CreatorBacklash hates]] [[DaysOfTheWeekSong "Friday I'm in Love"]]. Even their most straightforward love songs like "The Love Cats" aren't that simple. * Don Johnson's "Heartbeat", while faring better than many actors-turned-singer albums, has been thoroughly roasted by the likes of ''Website/TheAgonyBooth'' and legitimate music critics. Don sings well, but his lyricism and stage performance could've used a bit more polish. -->'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''': You can’t help but chuckle at the repetitive nature of Don’s songs. After all, we are “looking for a heartbeat”, but we also learn “the last sound love makes is a heartbreak” and also “when looking for love, it is a heartache away”. It is like filling out a [=MadLibs=] but replacing all nouns with either “love”, “heartache” or “heartbreak”. * FM Static's song "My First Stereo". A line in the chorus goes "My first love was my first stereo." Yes, it's true. * ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ** The experiment ''Film/OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank'' has "Loving Lovers Love", sung by Pearl and Observer. ** Another episode has "Gypsy Moon" (as in the film of same name), making use of nearly every word that rhymes with 'moon'. * ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' once replaced Larry's silly songs with "Love Songs by Mr. Lunt". It ended up being a song about how much Mr. Lunt wanted a cheeseburger, and his being tempted to have breakfast at Denny's rather than staying faithful to "his cheeseburger!"
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** It isn't ''that'' silly-- silly -- unless you watch him [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qjtj9lliXU singing it]] [[Series/TheMuppetShow with a trio of Muppet clones of himself.]] himself]]. ** There's also a few levels of this trope working, as the song's about an ''actual'' love song playing on the radio as well as being a love song itself (since listening to the love song on the radio prompts the singer to muse about his own romance). romance.) * Most Broadway musicals include at least one Silly Love Song; ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'' has one titled "The Song That Goes Like This", This," which explains how every Broadway musical contains at least one Silly Love Song. * Probably one of the reasons why [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]] [[CreatorBacklash hates]] [[DaysOfTheWeekSong "Friday I'm in Love"]]. Love."]] Even their most straightforward love songs like "The Love Cats" aren't that simple. * Don Johnson's "Heartbeat", Music/DonJohnson's "Heartbeat," while faring better than many actors-turned-singer albums, has been thoroughly roasted by the likes of ''Website/TheAgonyBooth'' and legitimate music critics. Don sings well, but his lyricism and stage performance could've used a bit more polish. -->'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''': You can’t can't help but chuckle at the repetitive nature of Don’s Don's songs. After all, we are “looking "looking for a heartbeat”, heartbeat," but we also learn “the "the last sound love makes is a heartbreak” heartbreak" and also “when "when looking for love, it is a heartache away”. away." It is like filling out a [=MadLibs=] but replacing all nouns with either “love”, “heartache” "love," "heartache" or “heartbreak”. "heartbreak." * FM Static's Music/FMStatic's song "My First Stereo". Stereo." A line in the chorus goes "My first love was my first stereo." Yes, it's true. * ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': ** The experiment ''Film/OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank'' has "Loving Lovers Love", Love," sung by Pearl and Observer. ** Another episode has "Gypsy Moon" "Film/GypsyMoon" (as in the film of same name), making use of nearly every word that rhymes with 'moon'. 'moon.' * ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' once replaced Larry's silly songs with "Love Songs by Mr. Lunt". Lunt." It ended up being a song about how much Mr. Lunt wanted a cheeseburger, and his being tempted to have breakfast at Denny's rather than staying faithful to "his cheeseburger!"

-->Pizza Angel, please come to me \\ Tomato sauce and cheese so gooey \\ Pizza Angel I'm on my knees \\ You'll live forever in my me-e-emorieeees
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-->Pizza Angel, please come to me \\ me\\ Tomato sauce and cheese so gooey \\ gooey\\ Pizza Angel I'm on my knees \\ knees\\ You'll live forever in my me-e-emorieeeesme-e-emorieeees.

** "Mix Tape" and "Fantasies Come True" are more traditional, but ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' parodies love songs in [[SlapSlapKiss "The More You Ruv Someone"]]. * Subverted by Sara Bareilles with "Love Song". The story goes that her producer told her that she was doing pretty well as an up-and-coming artist, but she still needed a big hit. "You need to write me a love song", said the producer. Sara, not liking this idea, decided instead to write a song ''about how she's not gonna write him a love song''. And now it's her SignatureSong. And now it's probably [[EarWorm stuck in your head]]. * The Beautiful South's "One Last Love Song" is about these.
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** "Mix Tape" and "Fantasies Come True" are more traditional, but ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' parodies love songs in [[SlapSlapKiss "The More You Ruv Someone"]]. Someone."]] * Subverted by Sara Bareilles Music/SaraBareilles with "Love Song". Song." The story goes that her producer told her that she was doing pretty well as an up-and-coming artist, but she still needed a big hit. "You need to write me a love song", song," said the producer. Sara, not liking this idea, decided instead to write a song ''about how she's not gonna write him a love song''. And now it's her SignatureSong. And now it's probably [[EarWorm stuck in your head]]. * The Beautiful South's Music/TheBeautifulSouth's "One Last Love Song" is about these.

** The Beautiful South also wrote "Song For Whoever", which subverts the trope; the musician is writing songs to keep him in money ("I love the PRS cheques that you bring") based on whoever his latest girlfriend is - whose name he has conveniently forgotten.
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** The Beautiful South also wrote "Song For Whoever", Whoever," which subverts the trope; the musician is writing songs to keep him in money ("I love the PRS cheques that you bring") based on whoever his latest girlfriend is - -- whose name he has conveniently forgotten.

* "Title of the Song" by Da Vinci's Notebook is a meta "love song". The songwriter started out intending to write a parody of a BoyBand song, and ended up parodying ALL boy band songs. Ever. * Older/ Deader than you think: back in the 1800s Creator/AmbroseBierce commented:
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* "Title of the Song" by Da Vinci's Notebook Music/DaVincisNotebook is a meta "love song". song." The songwriter started out intending to write a parody of a BoyBand song, and ended up parodying ALL boy band songs. Ever. * Older/ Older / Deader than you think: back Back in the 1800s 1800's Creator/AmbroseBierce commented:

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzYzVMcgWhg My Lovely Horse]]" from ''Series/FatherTed'', a very silly appreciation of a horse created in-universe by Ted and Dougal, and as a real b-side by Music/TheDivineComedy. ** "Songs of Love" by The Divine Comedy (part of which, incidentally, was used as the theme for ''Father Ted''), is about a boy who sits in his room writing love songs while his peers are out chasing girls. * Mildly parodied in Music/TheTurtles' "Elenore", which randomly juxtaposes straight Silly Love Song material with parental opposition and IntercourseWithYou themes, and includes the famous lines:
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzYzVMcgWhg My Lovely Horse]]" from ''Series/FatherTed'', a very silly appreciation of a horse created in-universe by Ted and Dougal, and as a real b-side B-side by Music/TheDivineComedy. ** "Songs of Love" by The Divine Comedy (part of which, incidentally, was used as the theme for ''Father Ted''), is about a boy who sits in his room writing love songs while his peers are out chasing girls. girls. * Mildly parodied in Music/TheTurtles' "Elenore", "Elenore," which randomly juxtaposes straight Silly Love Song material with parental opposition and IntercourseWithYou themes, and includes the famous lines:

You're my pride and joy, ''et cetera'' ** WordOfGod says that "Elenore" was written as a TakeThat against the ExecutiveMeddling of their record company, who wanted them to make more commercial hits like "Happy Together", when they wanted to move on to more progressive music and concept albums like ''Battle Of The Bands''. [[SpringtimeForHitler So they deliberately wrote]] [[StealthParody the most banal bubblegum pop song they could]], but it [[MisaimedFandom still was a big hit and a signature Turtles song]]. * Noah and the Whale had a little hit among indie-folk fans with the song "Five Years' Time". Why it's silly? -->"I no longer feel I have to be James Dean..." * Subverted and quite possibly {{deconstruct|ion}}ed by, of all people, Music/TaylorSwift with the song "Fifteen". A freshman girl in {{high school}} meets a boy that she feels is her true love, and she's already planning to marry him... and then he dumps her for another girl, breaking her heart. The song was based on the experience of Taylor's longtime friend Abigail Anderson, who is mentioned by name in the song and appears in the video.
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You're my pride and joy, ''et cetera'' cetera''. ** WordOfGod says that "Elenore" was written as a TakeThat against the ExecutiveMeddling of their record company, who wanted them to make more commercial hits like "Happy Together", Together," when they wanted to move on to more progressive music and concept albums like ''Battle Of The of the Bands''. [[SpringtimeForHitler So they deliberately wrote]] [[StealthParody the most banal bubblegum pop song they could]], but it [[MisaimedFandom still was a big hit and a signature Turtles song]]. * Noah and the Whale Music/NoahAndTheWhale had a little hit among indie-folk fans with the song "Five Years' Time". Time." Why it's silly? -->"I no longer feel I have to be James Dean...Creator/JamesDean..." * Subverted and quite possibly {{deconstruct|ion}}ed by, of all people, Music/TaylorSwift with the song "Fifteen". "Fifteen." A freshman girl in {{high school}} HighSchool meets a boy that she feels is her true love, and she's already planning to marry him... and then he dumps her for another girl, breaking her heart. The song was based on the experience of Taylor's longtime friend Abigail Anderson, who is mentioned by name in the song and appears in the video.

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** If we're talking Buble, we have a whole plethora: "The Best is Yet to Come", "I've Got The World on a String", "Crazy Love", "All I Do is Dream of You", "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)", "How Sweet It Is", and "Moondance", just to name a few. Although all of those songs are covers. * The tribute album ''IMissBuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ([[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer three guesses what it's a tribute to, and the first two don't count]]) is pretty silly overall, so its love song, "Kinda Wish D'Hoffryn Was My Boyfriend" is ''exceptionally'' silly.
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** If we're talking Buble, Bublé, we have a whole plethora: "The Best is Yet to Come", Come," "I've Got The World on a String", String," "Crazy Love", Love," "All I Do is Dream of You", You," "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)", Takes)," "How Sweet It Is", Is," and "Moondance", "Moondance," just to name a few. Although all of those songs are covers. * The tribute album ''IMissBuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ''Music/IMissBuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ([[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer three guesses what it's a tribute to, and the first two don't count]]) is pretty silly overall, so its love song, "Kinda Wish D'Hoffryn Was My Boyfriend" is ''exceptionally'' silly.

* A common subject of parodies by Music/{{Weird Al|Yankovic}}, both specifically (e.g., "Addicted to Spuds" of "Addicted to Love") and generally (e.g., "I Was Only Kidding" and "You Make Me"). Some are silly love songs in their own right (''very'' silly love songs), while others are actually about a StalkerWithACrush or outright hatred for the other party.
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* A common subject of parodies by Music/{{Weird Al|Yankovic}}, Music/WeirdAlYankovic, both specifically (e.g., "Addicted to Spuds" of "Addicted to Love") and generally (e.g., "I Was Only Kidding" and "You Make Me"). Me.") Some are silly love songs in their own right (''very'' silly love songs), while others are actually about a StalkerWithACrush or outright hatred for the other party.

* The Suicide Machines' "Sometimes I Don't Mind" gently parodies these: the first verse and the chorus both sound like a generic love song, which makes the second verse seem a little weird ("You lick my hands then I get a rash, but that's okay"), but in the third verse it becomes obvious that it's been about a ''pet dog'' the whole time ("You won't lay down, you'll hardly sit / I give you a bath when you smell like shit, but you don't mind..."). The joke is made more obvious by the music video, which follows the antics of a fursuited human behaving like a real dog.
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* The Suicide Machines' Music/TheSuicideMachines' "Sometimes I Don't Mind" gently parodies these: the The first verse and the chorus both sound like a generic love song, which makes the second verse seem a little weird ("You lick my hands then I get a rash, but that's okay"), okay,") but in the third verse it becomes obvious that it's been about a ''pet dog'' the whole time ("You won't lay down, you'll hardly sit / I give you a bath when you smell like shit, but you don't mind..."). The joke is made more obvious by the music video, which follows the antics of a fursuited human behaving like a real dog.

* The Dutch group Jazzpolitie has the song ''Liefdesliedjes'' (''Love Songs'') in which they {{lampshade|Hanging}} most love song cliches. But the [[HypocriticalHumor refrain is still]]: "There's only one way to tell you [what I feel for you]... Love Songs... You should hear them..."
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* The Dutch group Jazzpolitie Music/{{Jazzpolitie}} has the song ''Liefdesliedjes'' (''Love Songs'') in which they {{lampshade|Hanging}} most love song cliches.clichés. But the [[HypocriticalHumor refrain is still]]: "There's only one way to tell you [what I feel for you]... Love Songs... You should hear them..."
5th Jan '15 1:52:34 AM MichaelMikes
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* Chériefm, a French radio station, offering in its site , several webradio speciliazed in various musical genres dont chérie love song ( its slogan "la webradio de l'amour" in english "the webradio of the love") and periodically "cheriefm romantic" its slogan ? "la webradio des amoureux" (in English "the sweetheart's webradio)
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* Chériefm, a French radio station, offering in its site , site, several webradio speciliazed specialized in various musical genres dont chérie love song ( its (its slogan "la webradio de l'amour" in english English is "the webradio of the love") and periodically "cheriefm romantic" its slogan ? slogan? "la webradio des amoureux" (in English English: "the sweetheart's webradio)
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