I just created a playlist on YouTube. It’s called “Blistering Love Songs” and it’s got blistering love songs in it. How I did it was, I made a pass through my regular listening playlist, ticking off all the songs I thought could be blistering love songs. Ended up with a list of 52 songs. That’s from a playlist with 2,261 songs. Then I went through that list and picked out the really primo dynamite blistering love songs. Ended up with 19 tracks, and I left them in the order that I added them to the playlist, which happens to be alphabetical by artist. See the list below.
So what is a blistering love song? Generally speaking, it’s a song that talks directly to a lover, and has intense imagery and/or music. It is understood that the lover is going to go with the singer of the song, and they’ll probably have hot sex if they are so inclined. Love songs that are intense musically, lyrically, or both. Love songs that aren’t about lost love or a love being sought. The songwriter loves a person, the person loves the songwriter, right now, and it’s deeply felt. That is a blistering love song.
Now, not all the songs on the list follow this format exactly, but that’s the basic premise for the mix.
Here’s the playlist on YouTube.
And here’s a list of the songs if you don’t want to listen and don’t want to fuck with YouTube:
“I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” by The Beatles
“Jolene” by Cake
“Low” by Cracker
“Light My Fire” by The Doors
“Hole Hearted” by Extreme
“Love Is Alive” by Gary Wright
“Crazy On You” by Heart
“Need You Tonight” by INXS
“The Sensual World” by Kate Bush
“Fields of Joy” by Lenny Kravitz
“So Alive” by Love and Rockets
“You Look Like Rain” by Morphine
“Get Down Make Love” by Nine Inch Nails
“The Look” by Roxette
“Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” by Sophie B. Hawkins
“Wicked Garden” by Stone Temple Pilots
“Thunderpussy” by Thunderpussy
“Lake Fever” by The Tragically Hip
“Hawkmoon 269” by U2