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Fight for this Love

girls aloudOr rather sing for it! Be warned, being a celebrity may be a tough job, but dating one, marrying one or even worse divorcing one can be a lot worse and there is no right of reply. We’ve had it all before. Lily Allen lambasting her ex lover in the bedroom department. In the song ‘It’s not Fair’ she leaves no room for doubt as to his lack of sexual skill. Pink devoted an entire album to her marriage breakup, although they both profess mutual respect and may have even effected a reconciliation since the album was released, and sold, millions of copies.

But what about when you are still in love? Cheryl Cole took back her ‘cheating love rat’ of a husband and in her first solo single from top pop group Girls Aloud, sings, albeit it somewhat weakly, about love and need to fight for it. In lyrics that would appear to portray Cheryl’s determination to fight for marriage, she sings ‘’Anything that’s worth having is sure enough worth fighting for.’

The song goes on to implore: “Quitting is out of the question, when it gets tough we got to fight for more. We got to fight for this love.”

Which is all well and good, but what happens if the marriage does not survive? Maybe not this year, but maybe the year after, or the year after that? Shall we get a new version, perhaps entitled ‘Fight for your Divorce’

It seems the ladies are more likely to fight back through singing about their ex husbands and lovers. In the main, male singers tend not to air their dirty laundry in public which is just as well, as Paul McCartney could have had a field day. The myriad of bad taste jokes surrounding the demise of that celebrity marriage could very well have ended up in song. Good job, Paul decided that silence was the better part of valour, and that he just didn’t want to write for hip hop music!

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