Make no mistake, just because I’m settled down doesn’t mean I don’t like to make out for hours with my boyfriend (who is probably totally blushing while reading this. Aw.). Nor does it mean I can’t remember or appreciate some good first date lip lockage or drunken bar smooshiness.
It is with these moments in mind that I decided to put together a make-out mix, you know, in case y’all need some musical inspiration to get smoochin’. Some of the lyrics literally excite, but for the most part it’s the music itself that makes me wanna make out.
The Pink Room – Angelo Badalamenti
Even though this is from one of the ickiest scenes in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, it still makes me feel sexy.
Cactus – Pixies
The sexiest Pixies song. Ever. “Run outside in the desert heat, get your dress all wet, and send it to me.”
Little Room – The White Stripes
Pounding drums + Jack White screaming. Need I say more?
Take It Off – The Donnas
“I’m trying hard to think, and I think that I want you on the floor.” Oh Donnas, you get right to the point, don’t you?
Listen Up! (MSTRKRFT rmx) – The Gossip
Over six minutes of Beth Ditto telling me to “Listen up.” YES.
Berlin– Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
I don’t like to kiss and tell, but I may or may not have firsthand knowledge of how BRMC is the perfect music to make out to. At the Showbox. In 2006. After about 5 vodka tonics.
Grant Hart – The Posies
Angry, angry, angry! But so hot.
Lil’ Devil – The Cult
A classic! Actually I think the whole of Electric is sexy as hell, but this one hits me just right.
Red Right Hand – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Yes, I mainly know this song because it’s prominently featured in all the Scream movies. But I still think it’s sexy as hell.
The Moneymaker – Rilo Kiley
Hey! This song is actually about porn! That must be why Jenny Lewis sounds so very throaty. RAWR.
#1 Crush– Garbage
Shirley Manson’s voice is God. And then there’s this: “I will crawl on my hands and knees for you” and I die.
There’s A Fire – OK Go
I just really dig the swaying beats of this one, but also it kind of sums up how scrambled your brain gets during a good make out. And at the end when Damien’s voice cracks a bit, when he’s repeating, “There’s a fire” over and over — whoa-oh, indeed.