Friday random ten: Unconventional love songs

Chad Orzel last weekend gave a list of “songs about love or people in love, but not quite the sort of thing you should expect to hear as the first dance at a wedding any time soon”. I figured I could find ten songs like that in my collection:

1. All Lovers Are Deranged – David Gilmour. That’s a pretty universal truth when you get right down to it.
2. Wake and Bake – Asylum Street Spankers. A love song for stoners. There are many other possible choices within the Spankers’ repertoire, but this one is in better taste than most of them.
3. Doris & Edwin: The Movie – Christine Lavin. Not your typical office crush, as it were.
4. Big Tex’s Girl – Austin Lounge Lizards. Can a girl from Dallas find love with the 50 foot tall mascot of the State Fair of Texas? In a Lounge Lizards song, she can.
5. Wanna B Ur Lovr – Weird Al Yankovic. There’s just not enough O’s in “smooth” to describe how smooth he is.
6. I Hold Your Hand In Mine – Tom Lehrer. I don’t really need to explain this one, do I?
7. 30 Second Love Affair – Eddie from Ohio. Have you never fallen in love with someone you saw at a traffic light?
8. A Fool In Love – Ike & Tina Turner. More for the irony factor than anything else.
9. Corn Dogs – The Bobs. When food choices get in the way of a relationship.
10. I Didn’t Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock ‘n’ Roll) – Gary Glitter. Isn’t that how most love affairs get started?

What love songs from an alternate universe do you have?

Entire song list report: Started with “Friend Is A Four Letter Word”, by CAKE, which is song #1568 and which just so happens to fit in pretty well with this week’s Random Ten. Finished with “Give The Girl A Kiss”, by Bruce Springsteen, which is song #1685, for 118 tunes this week. The last F song was “Future Primitive”, by The Papercuts, and the first G song was “The Gaberlunzie Man”, by Andy M. Stewart.

Ripping vinyl report: Had enough spare time this week to add the following:

At Least We Got Shoes, by Southside Johnny and The Jukes
Bop Doo Wopp, by The Manhattan Transfer. Most of it, anyway – for some weird reason, a couple of the songs get cut off before the end.
90125, by Yes

I also discovered that some albums will be more of a challenge than others. Any time one song flows into another, the USB turntable software considers them to be the same tune. Sometimes this is not apparent till after I’ve tried ripping it and realized that the software is showing fewer tracks than were there. Ah, well, I needed a challenge.

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2 Responses to Friday random ten: Unconventional love songs

  1. Stan Cordray says:

    No set of love songs is complete without contributions from Loudon Wainwright III: “Say That You Love Me” (from “Album III”); “Synchronicity” (“More Love Songs”); “Grown Man” (“Grown Man”); “Little Ship” (“Little Ship”). Also, from Richard Thompson: “Read About Love” (“Rumor and Sigh”). And one might even throw in Was (Not Was)’s “Earth to Doris” (“What Up, Dog?”).

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