I Wanna Love You Tender

Saddest song ever.

Look past the video — derided for its hokey dance moves — and listen to the lyrics.

Armi, a Finnish beauty queen whose voice, like Karen Carpenter’s, betrayed an unending sadness, died at 43 of pneumonia, after years of alcoholism and depression.

A romance with her co-singer didn’t work out, as he returned to his wife.

So, listen to the lyrics:

You love me, you wanna love me tender
How can I be sure you’re not pretender?
You want me today
But what about tomorrow?

And if you give your heart
I’ll never ever leave you

Still laughing?

 

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