March 21, 2018 6:07 PM   Subscribe

can I have your very best crush music for when you're zoning out on the train to work, thinking about them?

I tend to listen to lots of pop punk and mountain goats and stuff in that neighborhood so that's especially appreciated but I really want anything that will send my stomach flutters aflutterin.
posted by there will be glitter to Media & Arts (31 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Secondhand Seranade - Fall for You
posted by Weeping_angel at 6:19 PM on March 21, 2018 [1 favorite]

I love Selena Gomez's Bad Liar for this!
posted by Mouse Army at 6:20 PM on March 21, 2018 [1 favorite]

I wanna be with you by Winfield Parker!
posted by sucre at 6:23 PM on March 21, 2018

Ooh! Got a couple more!

Edwin McCain - I’ll be

Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
posted by Weeping_angel at 6:29 PM on March 21, 2018

To Make You Feel My Love--Adele

Lost in the Light--Bahamas

You Don't Know Me--Jann Arden (if it's a secret crush)
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 6:30 PM on March 21, 2018 [1 favorite]

Easy. Ra Ra Riot - Can You Tell.
posted by telegraph at 6:31 PM on March 21, 2018

Bonnie Raitt- Let's Give Them Something to Talk About

I Touch Myself

Fade Into You Mazzy Starr
posted by bearette at 6:34 PM on March 21, 2018 [2 favorites]

Or if it’s a hopeless crush..,

A Fine Frenzy - Almost Lover

Adele - Someone Like You
posted by Weeping_angel at 6:34 PM on March 21, 2018

This is super freaking obscure, but Kiss Me Now is one of my very favorite crush-with-tension songs.
posted by restless_nomad at 6:44 PM on March 21, 2018

I think the lyrics could be interpreted as either crushing or missing an ex...but I've always found Massive Attack's Unfinished Sympathy to get my heart racing.

Oh and Mint Royale - Don't Falter is such a classic!
posted by cpatterson at 7:11 PM on March 21, 2018

”It’s You” by PJ Harvey is an amazing and dark song about new obsession, if that counts.
posted by ejs at 7:32 PM on March 21, 2018

"Crush" by Jennifer Paige
"I Really Like You" and "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
Yeah, my tastes are bubblegum.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:34 PM on March 21, 2018 [1 favorite]

Bombadil-- A Question sends me RIGHT BACK.
posted by athirstforsalt at 7:53 PM on March 21, 2018

#1 Crush, by Garbage, of course.
posted by SamanthaK at 8:15 PM on March 21, 2018 [1 favorite]

Lucky, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 8:57 PM on March 21, 2018

"I Wanna Sleep in Your Arms," by the Modern Lovers

"Futuristic Lover," by Melody Dog

"Hey! How Does Everybody Know," by Arthur Russell

and in a different style, "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real," by Sylvester
posted by lisa g at 9:27 PM on March 21, 2018 [1 favorite]

The Magnetic Fields - Strange Powers and When My Boy Walks Down the Street
posted by btfreek at 9:38 PM on March 21, 2018 [1 favorite]

While I'm reading this Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders happens to be playing - so ...that.

(BBC Radio Scotland has an interesting viewer request program called "Get it on" - each day it features songs which have a particular theme - here is the playlist from a few weeks ago when the theme was "crushes")
posted by rongorongo at 1:22 AM on March 22, 2018 [2 favorites]

Why Can't I - Liz Phair
posted by Fig at 3:12 AM on March 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

I'm a sappy boy, so Such Great Heights (Iron & Wine version).
posted by Ducks or monkeys at 3:44 AM on March 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

Came in to say #1 Crush but SamanthaK beat me to it, so have A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton instead.
posted by corvine at 3:55 AM on March 22, 2018

Punk Boy - Ash
I want you - Dylan
" " - Savage Garden
Picture this - Blondie
Shoop - Salt-n-Pepa
(German) Augenbling - Seeed
You're gorgeous - Baby Bird
Good stuff - Kelis
Good fortune - Polly Harvey
Lovely day - Bill Withers
Live as you dream - Beth Orton
posted by runincircles at 3:56 AM on March 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

oh oh also Envy by Ash
posted by corvine at 3:57 AM on March 22, 2018

Something About You -- Lucius
Manchester -- Kishi Bashi
Emotions and Math -- Margaret Glaspy
Summertime -- The Mowgli's

When I first met my now-partner, I literally had to sit down and make myself a playlist of sappy crush songs to help contain myself, so...I feel you!
posted by catoclock at 7:39 AM on March 22, 2018

Oh man, I've been here. When I was crushing hard in the distant past, I found Richard Marx by complete accident-- my brother had an old song of his so I looked up his recent stuff, and it hit a note for me. His songs basically saw me through the stages of Crush > Love > Breakup > Heartbreak, lol.

These were my quintessential crush songs, I listened to them hundreds of times back in the day:
Richard Marx - In This All Alone

and; Richard Marx - Part of Me

Here are some others on my crush playlist (mostly bouncy pop and classic rock).
Olly Murs - Ready For Love
Olly Murs - Oh My Goodness
Olly Murs - Please Don't Let Me Go
Bruno Mars - All About You
Vertical Horizon - Won't Go Away
Richard Marx - When November Falls
posted by Dimes at 9:12 AM on March 22, 2018

David Gray - Please Forgive Me is essential listening for this mood
posted by Banky_Edwards at 9:18 AM on March 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

Jumping on the Ash train: Oh Yeah (*swoon*)

I associate all of Belle and Sebastian's If You're Feeling Sinister with major crushing, but that might just be me. They aren't conventional crush songs.
posted by Jellybean_Slybun at 10:05 AM on March 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

Pure crush:
Long Island by That Dog
I Want You to Want Me Letters to Cleo (cover of Cheap Trick, but the cover is better)
Go Coastal by Velocity Girl
Road Rage by Catatonia
Hot 97 Jam by Chumped
Maybe You Can Owe Me by Architecture in Helsinki

A little less obvious, but they feel crushy to me:
I Hear the Bells by M Doughty
Wildest Moments by Jessie Ware
Late at Night by Buffalo Tom

This was my college radio show bread & butter... and now I'm feeling so very old because most of these songs are all like at least 20 years old. I also feel like most of If You're Feeling Sinister is such a crush album, but that was probably my state of mind when it came out. Also, Tullycraft's City of Subarus, and Trembling Blue Stars' Lips That Taste of Tears.
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 10:16 AM on March 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

Animal Collective - Bluish
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:32 AM on March 22, 2018

The Cranberries-Dreams!!
posted by shortyJBot at 5:33 PM on March 22, 2018 [1 favorite]

Falling Joys: Lock It
posted by mydonkeybenjamin at 12:35 AM on March 27, 2018

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