There are a couple of entries from the '60s pop sub-genre of “songs about men who get involved with less-than-attractive women because that’s the only place where you can find true looooove” that I don’t really care for.
The first is a song called “Beauty’s Only Skin Deep”, by The Temptations. Okay, I get this guy’s point that a good significant other requires more than just a pretty face to make the relationship work, but still. He spends the whole song telling his new girlfriend that she’s not attractive and how he’s “learned to do without” good looks. WTF? If this girl makes you so happy then why do you keep putting her down? “Ugly, but has a great personality” may be an acceptable assessment of a one-time blind date but it isn’t something you would want to say to your established girlfriend. She should just be “beautiful”, no clarification of the location of her “true beauty” needed.
The second song I dislike from this genre…I forget the name of it, but it features the following lyrics:
Like the previous song, this song seems to have its heart in the right place (don’t judge a book by it’s cover), but it has a strong vibe of “get an ugly girl to marry you, because she’ll never leave you for another man, because, you know, she’s ugly. Who’d want her.” Not exactly the best reason to marry someone. God forbid you should get her to want to stay with you because you, like, treat her right and stuff.