Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine’s Day: “Love” is in the Title...

Hearts and flowers, chocolates and ribbons, diapers and arrows. In recognition of today, I’ve selected a bunch of songs with “love” in the title. Now, will these songs completely embody the spirit of Valentine’s Day? No, I didn’t promise that.


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — “I Let Love In”

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “I Love You, You Big Dummy”

Black Flag — “I Love You”

Bo Diddley — “Who Do You Love?”

The Gun Club — “Fire Of Love”

Charles Mingus — “I X Love”

Thelonious Monk — “I Love You (Sweetheart Of All My Dreams)”

Mr. Bungle — “Love Is A Fist”

Tom Waits — “I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You”

Johnny Cash — “Give My Love To Rose”

Motörhead — “Love Me Like A Reptile”

Chet Baker — “That Ole Devil Called Love”

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman — “My One and Only Love”

Sly & The Family Stone — “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again”

Minutemen — “Love Dance”

PJ Harvey — “To Bring You My Love”

X — “When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch”

Beauty Pill — “Prison Song (A Love Song Called Will You Come Visit Me In Prison)”

Joy Division — “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

Spirit — “Love Has Found A Way”

Roky Erickson — “True Love Cast Out All Evil”

Lou Reed — “Satellite Of Love”

Frank Zappa — “Wild Love”

Flipper — “Love Canal”

Richard Hell & The Voidoids — “Love Comes In Spurts”
(I couldn’t find a clip of the Voidoids version, so you have Heartbreakers instead.)

The Monkees — “Love Is Only Sleeping”

Led Zeppelin — “Whole Lotta Love”

Public Enemy — “Whole Lotta Love Goin On in the Middle of Hell”

Talking Heads — “I’m Not In Love”

The Rolling Stones — “Love In Vain”

The Doors — “Love Her Madly”

The Ramones — “Oh Oh I Love Her So”

John Lennon — “Love”

The White Stripes — “A Martyr For My Love For You”

Subhumans — “Love Is...”

Queens of the Stone Age — “Misfit Love”

The Cramps — “Love Me”

Participation is encouraged if there are any other “LOVE” songs you’d like to include.

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