Check Out These Pups Kissing to the Best ’80s Power Ballads

In honor of Valentine's Day, we paired Instagram photos of kissing dogs with '80s power ballad lyrics from Journey, Bon Jovi, Heart, and others.

Phillip Mlynar  |  Feb 11th 2015


With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, I got to pondering one of the big questions of our time: How exactly would dogs go about celebrating a holiday that’s been turned into little more than a grand festival of commercialization?

Why, they would snuggle up to their favorite pooch and attempt to sneak in a quick kiss while thinking of classic lines from their favorite 1980s power ballads, right? Unsure about the idea? Not completely convinced of the conceit? Let this roundup of Instagram pictures be your conclusive proof.

A photo posted by B2uty.yy (@dac_tran) on Jan 20, 2015 at 8:25am PST

“I’ll be there for you/ These five words I swear to you/ When you breathe I want to be the air for you/ I’ll be there for you.”

A photo posted by @nunubug98 on Nov 2, 2014 at 12:43pm PST

“Just a small town girl living in a lonely world/ She took the midnight train going anywhere/ Just a city boy born and raised in South Detroit/ He took the midnight train going anywhere.”

A photo posted by Davide Longo (@davide2701) on Feb 12, 2014 at 7:11am PST

“Every rose has its thorn/ Just like every night has its dawn/ Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song.”

“Once upon a time I was falling in love/ But now I’m only falling apart/ There’s nothing I can do — a total eclipse of the heart.”

“I wanna know what love is, I want you to show me/ I wanna feel what love is, I know you can show me.”

“I’m gonna tell you right away, I can’t wait another day, Amanda/ I’m gonna say it like a man, and make you understand, Amanda/ I love you.”

“‘Till now I always got by on my own/ I never really cared until I met you/ And now it chills me to the bone/ How do I get you alone? How do I get you alone? How do I get you alone? How do I get you alone? Alone, alone … “

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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.