Jennifer Makowsky began writing for PopMatters in 2005. In addition to writing about music, film, and books, she writes fiction and poetry.
Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in The Portland Review, Gargoyle, 2 Bridges Review, Pamplemousse, Gravel, and others. She lives in Tucson, Arizona where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing. Currently, she teaches English to adult refugee students at Pima Community College.
If you were a child of the 1970s, you no doubt grew up hearing these tunes slipping out your parents' eight-track player and car radio. The songs on the list are sappy, high-drama love ballads -- and for that they're being celebrated.