The Disappearing Art of Making Love…through Music
Yo Ho, WeRCatz here.
Before starting anything, the theme.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and music is an added bonus to please your special someone. But be careful because one lyric or chord may ruin that sexy mood that you worked so hard in building up. In short, DON’T SCREW UP THE MUSIC!
The art of love-making music is fading away in the shadows of modern mainstream popular music. There is no lyricism and proper feeling put in the musical arrangements. But the legacy of love-making music must not be denied as it still stands the test of time and is more preferred in such special moments.
There is so much material to discuss and I can’t list them all. So the format would be to describe what music would be played in the circumstances below:
Let’s say the date begins and is starting well. You might as well express your intentions on Valentine’s with “Give Me Your Love”
By Curtis Mayfield.
Next, you want to dance. Fine, nothing wrong with it. “Betcha By Golly, Wow” (The Stylistics) you would say as you realize your luck.
After the dance, one could suggest that it’s time to get intimate. So, it’s time to “Come Go with Me” towards home. Getting into the mood right away, you and your loved one would head towards the bedroom, “Close The Door” and then “Turn Off The Lights” What goes on is up to you…
Teddy Pendergrass and The Stylistics are a few performers that are masters of the craft. There are a select few that can make the magic happen just by putting the right sounds in your ear. Since love comes in all kinds of forms, the lyrics play a vital role in getting the juices flowing.
For example, love can be interpreted as a forbidden affair with “Me and Mrs. Jones” by Billy Paul. However, lovers can use it as a fantasy to play out. Another form of love is where one recovers from a bad relationship and then shows gratitude in finding that special someone; Tim Maia’s “New Love” displays this well. However, Wham’s “Like A Baby” describes a negation of love: the unlove that sounds like love but in reality, brings heartbreak.
For the sake of concluding and not go on and on with a myriad of musicians, I will conclude with the author of the very first link of this treatise: Barry White. He may have been responsible for a surge in the US population in the 1970s. His deep voice, lyricism and orchestral arrangements (White had a 40-piece orchestra with strings called The Love Unlimited Orchestra) make that magic moment more special. “Never, Never Gonna Give You Up,” “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe,” and “Sheet Music” are just a few hits that will electrify lovers.
I know I missed a lot of artists here, so make your own playlists of love. Oooooooooooooohhhh yyyyeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!