The Weekly Mixtape: 2/11/11 (“I Love You, Let’s BLANK”)

Written by Music, The Weekly Mixtape

Songs of love and sex, in alternating doses, for the day that is of valentines.

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 from 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)