songs about kissing? catch: the word kiss is not in the title
April 10, 2013 12:47 PM   Subscribe

Looking for songs about kissing, but without the obvious word 'kiss' in the title. Avoiding 'lips' would be good too.
posted by thatgirld to Human Relations (33 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
What kind of songs? Popular? Show tunes? There's Come to Me, Bend to Me from the musical Brigadoon.
posted by Melismata at 1:05 PM on April 10, 2013

Response by poster: ah good question! popular but genre doesn't matter. probably stay away from show tunes, even though i love 'em.
posted by thatgirld at 1:06 PM on April 10, 2013

Still Ill by The Smiths
posted by The World Famous at 1:11 PM on April 10, 2013

Damien Rice - Delicate
posted by punchtothehead at 1:20 PM on April 10, 2013

The Beatles - A Taste of Honey (which I didn't know was originally instrumental music from a play)
posted by Dixon Ticonderoga at 1:52 PM on April 10, 2013

Jason Mraz’s Butterfly is about more than just kissing, but kissing is part of it. Butterfly kisses and…erm…other types.
posted by yawper at 1:54 PM on April 10, 2013 [2 favorites]

"A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson

Some people wait a lifetime,
For a moment like this
Some people search forever,
For that one special kiss
Oh, I can't believe it's happening to me

"The Longer the Waiting" by Josh Turner

Oh, the longer the waiting the sweeter the kiss
It’s better my darlin’, I promise you this

Also, "Felt Good on My Lips" by Tim McGraw
posted by jbickers at 2:04 PM on April 10, 2013

Mouth, by merrill bainbridge
posted by insomniax at 2:06 PM on April 10, 2013

Magnetic Fields, "Papa Was a Rodeo"
posted by Free word order! at 2:20 PM on April 10, 2013 [2 favorites]

Echo & The Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar
posted by bobafet at 2:47 PM on April 10, 2013

Jens Lekman - "Sipping on the Sweet Nectar"
posted by hydrophonic at 2:49 PM on April 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

Bandits by Josh Ritter. They're bandits because they steal kisses, you see.
posted by ocherdraco at 2:54 PM on April 10, 2013

I consider Highschool Confidential to be one long wet French kiss from Carol Pope. I though so in 1980 and I think so today. It might not be what you're looking for, but this was the one song in the world that made me feel like I had just been ravaged by a hard necking session.
posted by salishsea at 4:09 PM on April 10, 2013

Pointer Sisters' (later covered by Bruce Springsteen) "Fire"
posted by drlith at 4:15 PM on April 10, 2013

Besame Mucho?
posted by Marauding Ennui at 4:16 PM on April 10, 2013 [2 favorites]

Beija Me by Jojo Effect. I guess this technically fits your description, as "Beija Me" translates into "kiss me" in Portuguese, I think.
posted by Geppp at 4:23 PM on April 10, 2013

"The Shoop Shoop Song" by Cher.
posted by KateViolet at 4:24 PM on April 10, 2013

Belle and Sebastian's "Seeing Other People" is about, among other things, "kissing just for practice." (I think it's about making out experimentally to figure out which gender they're into. Possibly.)
posted by honey wheat at 6:10 PM on April 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

OMD's cover of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"? You never close your eyes anymore when I touch your lips... (I say OMD's because, well, I like it)
posted by ifjuly at 6:11 PM on April 10, 2013

And The Field Mice often mention kissing in songs. "So Said Kay" (a hand touches a cheek/a robe is taken off/wet kisses in the morning), "A Wrong Turn and Raindrops" (sharing spring evening kisses). Kissing isn't the focal point alone though, if that matters.

PJ Harvey mentions kissing/mouth stuff a lot in songs. "The Garden" (there inside the garden/came another with his lips/said 'won't you come and be my lover/let me give you a little kiss'...they kissed and the sun rose), "The Letter" (lick and lick it), "This Is Love" (I can't believe that the axis turns on suffering when you taste so good).

His Name Is Alive's "Famous Goodbye King" (missing you, kissing...).

This is a little...uh, but there's also Sonic Youth's cover of Nirvana's "Moist Vagina" (though it seems more an explicit/grody metaphor for sucking on a joint).
posted by ifjuly at 6:23 PM on April 10, 2013

Sex Pistols' mean take-down of the New York Dolls, "New York" (kiss me/a kiss, a kiss/you're sealed with a kiss/looking for a kiss/i want to kiss/kiss this).
posted by ifjuly at 6:25 PM on April 10, 2013

The Beatles - All My Loving
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
Sonic Youth - Shadow of a Doubt
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
posted by hydrophonic at 6:33 PM on April 10, 2013

When I kissed you girl
I knew how sweet a kiss could be
Like the summer sunshine
Pour your sweetness over me
posted by Brody's chum at 9:13 PM on April 10, 2013

The Way You Love Me - Faith Hill
posted by treehorn+bunny at 9:28 PM on April 10, 2013

It's Been a Long, Long Time.
posted by Addlepated at 10:04 PM on April 10, 2013

When Doves Cry - Prince
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Justify My Love - Madonna
posted by SisterHavana at 10:20 PM on April 10, 2013

Piebald - Makeout Party
posted by knile at 1:15 AM on April 11, 2013

Superchunk - on the mouth
Postal Service - Clark gable
posted by natasha_k at 1:42 AM on April 11, 2013

Pointer Sisters' (later covered by Bruce Springsteen) "Fire"

FYI: Bruce actually wrote the song and performed it occasionally during the Darkness on the Edge of Town tour, which was before the Pointer Sisters' cover was released. Unfortunately (to my sensibilities, anyway), most folks are only familiar with their cover.
posted by she's not there at 2:00 AM on April 11, 2013 [2 favorites]

Kristin Hersh's In Shock, a song (I guess) about sexual longing, culminates in the lines, "In the darkest room / where the music's loud / the mouth you're seeking / finds your mouth," and the effect is great.
posted by Sonny Jim at 4:50 AM on April 11, 2013 [1 favorite]

Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
Wanda Jackson - Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad
Rita Robbins - If You Don't Somebody Else Will (also Wanda Jackson and Billy Gray)
Elvis Presley - I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine
David Bowie - Wild is the Wind
posted by hydrophonic at 5:06 PM on April 11, 2013

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