Before you begin to write, you should pick two love songs. Both of these songs should address the idea of romantic love in some way. Listen to these songs as many times as it takes to become very familiar with them. Please find and print out a copy of the lyrics to both songs. Feel free to choose songs that are not sung in English. If you do work with songs that are not in English, however, you’ll need to translate them into English in the essay. Think about how the artist talks about love or his/her object of desire. If the artist was to try to define love, how do you think they would define it? Your essay should address three important questions. Your essay’s thesis statement should attempt to answer the third question:
1.In what ways is “love” the same in the two songs you picked?
2.In what ways is “love” different in the two songs?
3.And most importantly, which song has the most realistic view of “love?” That is, which song is the most realistic love song?
Songs: What You won’t Do For Love- Bobby Caldwell
I Want It That Way- Backstreet Boys