Love and sex. Sex and love. The twin poles of human interaction.

Some prefer love; others prefer sex. Smart folks enjoy both as frequently as possible.

Today’s mixtape honors the approaching feast day of St. Valentine with a collection of songs that bounce between love and sex with joyful abandon. Whether you’re a lover or a…sexer?…hopefully you’ll find something to enjoy. And come Monday night, it may just provide the perfect soundtrack for a long evening of sexy love, or loving sex, or whatever proportions of each you seek to consume.

1. “I’m Always In Love” – Wilco fromĀ Summerteeth (1999)
2. “S-E-X-X-Y” – They Might Be Giants from Factory Showroom (1996)
3. “Funny Feeling” – Material Issue from Freak City (1994)
4. “Tired of Sex” – Weezer from Pinkerton – Deluxe Edition (1996)
5. “Arms of Love” – R.E.M. from Man on the Moon single (1992)
6. “Fuck and Run” (Live) – Liz Phair from Exile In Guyville (1993)
7. “Accused of Love” – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers from Echo (1999)
8. “American Squirm” – Nick Lowe from Labour of Lust (1979)
9. “Grits Ain’t Groceries (All Around The World)” – Little Milton from Little Milton – Greatest Hits (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection) (1969)
10. “Sexualized” – Relaxed Muscle from Heavy Night With (2003)
11. “Oh, Maker” – Janelle Monae from The ArchAndroid (2010)
12. “Listen to Your Body Tonight” – Black Kids from Partie Traumatic (2008)
13. “The Golden State” – John Doe from A Year In The Wilderness (2007)
14. “I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked” – Ida Maria from Fortress ’round My Heart (2009)
15. “I’ll Make It Clear” – Teenage Fanclub from Grand Prix (1998)
16. “Debra” – Beck from Midnite Vultures (1999)
17. “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)” – Stevie Wonder from Talking Book (1972)