Max has shared his favourite punk and new wave love songs; a pretty good selection, though ‘love’ here is clearly a subject rather than an emotion, including bromance, split-up, rejection etc as well as amour fou. Well, that was punk. A gentler, kinder (gruffer, grumpier) example is the greatest singer of the greatest decade in music, Van the Man, still going strong and still pumping out those love tunes. So, here’s his top ten love songs.
1 The Way Young Lovers Do
2 Tupelo Honey
3 Come here my love
4 I’ll Be Your Lover Too
5 Sweet Thing
6 Brown Eyed Girl/Gloria/Bueno Sera (ie the old stuff)
8 Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)
9 Crazy Love
10 Autumn Song
Max would once have gone for She Gives Me Religion, but he’s a wiser man now. Punk taught him well. So, maybe it’s T.B. Sheets these days.