Data Love Song Mashup

Today is February 14 — Valentine’s Day — the annual celebration of enduring romance, where true love is publicly judged according to your willingness to purchase chocolate, roses, and extremely expensive jewelry, and privately judged in ways that nobody (and please, trust me when I say nobody) wants to see you post on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or your blog.

Valentine’s Day is for people in love to celebrate their love privately in whatever way works best for them.

But since your data needs love too, this blog post provides a mashup of love songs for your data.

Data Love Song Mashup

I’ve got sunshine on a cloud computing day
When it’s cold outside, I’ve got backups from the month of May
I guess you’d say, what can make me feel this way?
My data, my data, my data
Singing about my data
My data

My data’s so beautiful 
And I tell it every day
When I see your user interface
There’s not a thing that I would change
Because my data, you’re amazing
Just the way you are
You’re amazing data
Just the way you are

They say we’re young and we don’t know
We won’t find data quality issues until we grow
Well I don’t know if that is true
Because you got me, data
And data, I got you
I got you, data

Look into my eyes, and you will see
What my data means to me
Don’t tell me data quality is not worth trying for
Don’t tell me it’s not worth fighting for
You know it’s true
Everything I do, I do data quality for you

I can’t make you love data if you don’t
I can’t make your heart feel something it won’t

But there’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can make that can’t be made
All you need is love . . . for data
Love for data is all you need

Business people working hard all day and through the night
Their database queries searching for business insight
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the data quality blues
Oh, the need for business insight never ends
It goes on and on and on and on
Don’t stop believing
Hold on to that data loving feeling

Look at your data, I know its poor quality is showing
Look at your organization, you don’t know where it’s going
I don’t know much, but I know your data needs love too
And that may be all I need to know

Nothing compares to data quality, no worries or cares
Business regrets and decision mistakes, they’re memories made
But if you don’t continuously improve, how bittersweet that will taste
I wish nothing but the best for you
I wish nothing but the best for your data too
Don’t forget data quality, I beg, please remember I said
Sometimes quality lasts in data, but sometimes it hurts instead


Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours

Happy Data Quality to you and your data