Anglo For Your Ear: Donna Lewis’ “I Love You Always Forever”

I know, I know: it took you 12 years to get this horrendous song out of your head, and here I am, bringing it back to haunt you another day. This was a MASSIVE hit back in 1996 for Welsh pop singer Donna Lewis, staying at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks, only kept out of the pole position by Los Del Rio‘s “Macarena.” (At least that abominable song was good for something. 1996, not such a good year for music.) But ya gotta admit, “I Love You Always Forever” is one of the catchiest songs ever on American radio. The chorus is almost hypnotizing in its repetitiveness. And that bridge! Can’t forget the bridge! Say you’ll love, love me forever, never stop, never whatever…

Donna Lewis never had another single to make the Top 40 in the U.S.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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