Odes for V.D.

Musicians muster up their favorite seduction songs

"Drugs or Me," Jimmy Eat World. "Love is an emotion that feels the most real to me when its more somber side is displayed. For this reason, the minor melody played in 'Drugs or Me' feels like something I would want my Valentine to feel from me. Also, lyrically, this song is asking the listener to choose between drugs or the lover. Usually, people in love have to make sacrifices and choose that person over something, not necessarily 'drugs,' but some object or desire important to them."
— Meg Frampton, Meg & Dia

Veruca Salt's Louise Post (far right) wants you to tie her shoe . . . pronto, baby.
Veruca Salt's Louise Post (far right) wants you to tie her shoe . . . pronto, baby.

"Wouldn't It Be Nice," The Beach Boys. "Not only have I put this song on a mix CD to the girl I love, I even started the whole thing off with this song! The Beach Boys are by far one of my favorite bands, and the message of this song really says a lot about two young kids in love dreaming about what life is gonna be like 'in the kinda world where [they] belong.' The background melodies that Brian Wilson thought up for this song definitely give me goosebumps, too. This song is 10 kinds of genius, but that's just my 2 cents."
— Patrick Carrie, Limbeck

"I Wanna Sex You Up," Color Me Badd. "The first song I'd put on a mix tape for my one and only is for sure 'I Wanna Sex You Up' by Color Me Badd. Why, you ask? Well, for starters, it gets straight to the point. It's sort of like my lovemaking philosophy: Let's get down to business, why beat around the bush? So 'Happy Valentine's, baby, because I wanna sex you up.'"
— Gabe Saporta, Cobra Starship

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With that picture, I was sure this article was about venereal disease.. actually the songs kinda work either way, at least the last one.

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