I do not know anything about love, but I enjoy reading about it.
- Chris & Cosey- Cords of Love: Elegant and beautiful.
- The Residents- Serenade For Missy: The Residents are mostly known for music that’s experimental, and often quite creepy, but at the same time, every one of their albums contains at least one touching moment. In fact, a large amounts of The Residents’ music is pretty poignant, and beautiful in its own, strange way. Serenade for Missy is just a straightforward, happy piece of music- which cannot be said for some of the music on that particular album.
- The Sisters of Mercy-Marian: I hear you calling, Marian…
My Top 13 Favourite Love Songs:
- KatieJane Garside- For You I Hold My Breath: Her vulnerability is surprising, considering the two bands she’s previously been a member of.
- Peppermint Patty- Poor Sweet Baby: Charles Schulz’s characters really could express unrequited love better than anybody else.
- The Cure- Lovecats: I think that this is actually better than Lovesong.
- Bal Pare- Palais d’Amour/Opera de Nuit- Amour Noir: Oui, c’est la pamplemousse dans un canard bleu.
- David Lynch- Noah’s Ark: It’s the song of love.
- Joy Division- Love Will Tear Us Apart: The more I listen to Joy Division, the more they affect me.
- Bjork- Cocoon/ Black Tape for a Blue Girl- I Have No More Answers: These are both quiet, sparse songs, with a feeling of nakedness about them. I think of Cocoon as a sister song to The Cure’s much darker Siamese Twins, as they share similar themes and imagery, if not moods.
- Psychic TV- I Love You, I Know/Throbbing Gristle- Almost A Kiss: Genesis P-Orridge and Lady Jaye decided to express their love for one another in a very unique way. Sadly, Lady Jaye passed away before it could be completed, but Genesis has made sure that her memory has been preserved. Psychic TV’s song is directly about that, though I’m not sure if Throbbing Gristle’s is. Still, the emotions of both are enough to make me ache.
- Al Stewart- Year Of The Cat/David Bowie- Be My Wife
- Klaus Nomi- Valentine’s Day: Somebody once said of this song that it was the perfect way to describe a field of brightly-coloured tulips to a blind person. I think that they were right.
- Cat Stevens- If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out: This isn’t technically a love song, but it will always be associated with love in my mind, thanks to the film it was made for.
- The Stranglers- Golden Brown: My favourite song ever. I can’t believe I almost forgot to put it in.