A couple nights ago, I heard Stevie B’s “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)” and remembered wearing out my cassingle in high school. I don’t think the ballad, embedded below, is as good as I thought it was. (I also don’t think I ever knew that he had a dance track called “Party Your Body,” embedded after the jump.)

So what ballads have you second-guessed in recent years? (If your jury was hung, name the tune and I’m sure someone will give you a verdict.) I just did a sound-check on Babyface’s “When Can I See You,” the song I listened to on repeat for eight hours the night I wrote a college history paper titled “Medieval and Renaissance European Women (and the Men Who Loved Them)” — A-! — and I deem it worthy.