Five tracks about love you may not have thought of:
The Jon Snows – She’s Mine
Hypnotic, compelling and just a little creepy.
Ed Kuepper – Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You
How many songs begin with a line like: ‘I’ve designs on you that come from dirty books’?
Scott Walker – Mathilde
The sheer exuberance of a man anticipating the arrival of his woman – ‘tell them to change the sheets on the bed, Mathilda’s come back to me!’
The Coral – Dreaming Of You
A passionate – if confused – affirmation of falling in love with someone you shouldn’t’ve.
Gnarls Barkley – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul?
When you would – quite literally – pull your own heart out for someone.
Five anti-Valentine songs:
Dr Feelgood – That’s It, I Quit!
‘You just look dirty, say you’re twenty but you’re thirty’ school of splitting up.
Peter Cook – Bedazzled
Super cool detachment – contains the classic line: ‘You fill me with inertia’!
The Stranglers – Shut Up!
When all’s said and done… why dontcha?
Cud – I’ve Had It With Blondes
It opens with ‘I was a teenage stamp collector, I’d lay on my back and you’d stamp on my face’ and gets even better!
Kelis – I Hate You So Much Right Now
Says it all really.
Happy Valentine’s day!