This Is Not A Slow Set

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Every Friday, we give away a Golden Discs voucher that would normally fetch twenty five euros on the open market.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play at some unspecified time (on Monday).

This week’s theme: Loud love songs.

What non-ballad love choon gives you the goosebumps in all the right places?

To enter, please complete this sentence.

‘The greatest non-ballad love song ever is ___________________by________________because__________’

Lines MUST close at MIDNIGHT

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59 thoughts on “This Is Not A Slow Set

  1. scottser

    The greatest non-ballad love song ever is ‘whole lotta rosie’ by ac/dc because it makes you look at 15-stone australian hookers in a new light.

    1. Morgen Scheißekopf

      I agree with Scottser. However, just to clear up a technical point, Rosie in the song weighed 19 stone, which is just under the combined weight of Conor McGregor and Katie Taylor together. Strewth!

  2. Penfold

    The greatest non-ballad love song ever is “Fell in Love with a Girl” by the White Stripes because it’s a great manic song that comes in under two minutes, which is more than enough for any love song or associated acts!
    The video Is pretty class too which just enhances the song.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mvgYVX2rs4

  3. Bertie Blenkinsop

    I don’t know if this is considered a ballad but I absolutely love the way Alicia Keys sings this

    I’m no music critic but i often thought it may be because it seems to be slightly out of her vocal range so it seems like she’s reaching for the notes and so seems to be yearning even more

    Anyhow, don’t listen to it if you’re mad for someone and can’t have them, you’ll have to go off and stand on a cold square of lino to get yourself back on track :)

    https://youtu.be/Ju8Hr50Ckwk

  4. The Bad Ambassador

    The greatest non-ballad love song ever is ‘One Day Like This’ by Elbow because if “one day like this a year would see me right” how bloody fantastic must that love be? (Also, the other 364 days to yourself – result!)

  5. Odockatee

    ‘Whatever’ by Liam Lynch. He puts up so many barriers but shows his true love for Zaphron by the end. Maybe its friendship, maybe its more. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll kiss 1 minute and 29 seconds goodbye.

    MWAH!

  6. DavidT

    For me, the greatest non-ballad love song ever is “Turning Japanese” by the Vapors because…well, just because.

  7. Mike

    ‘The greatest non-ballad love song ever is Love Machine by Supermax because how could you pick anything else with a lyric like “If you need a one day lover just call 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 1 day lover. If you need a two day lover just call 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 2 days lover” ’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o3DIEL9LT0

  8. missred

    The greatest non-ballad love song ever is Harvest Moon by Neil Young because it reminds me of a beautiful, contented, relaxed feeling in the early days of the only love of my life, many moons ago. We were in the back of a taxi when it started to play, when I just got the feels *sigh*. It was not to be in the end…..

  9. munkifisht

    The greatest non-ballad love song ever is ‘Handsome Devil’ by The Smiths because it has the most honest of love lyrics :

    Let me get my hands
    on your mammary glands
    and let me get your head
    on the conjugal bed
    I say, I say, I say

      1. dav

        don’t know if the band woe that colour of shirt but the name did come from the actions of thhe blushirts fascist heroes, against women in concentration camps..
        “During the Second World War, Nazi officers stationed at concentration camps used the expression “Joy Division” in reference to the younger women imprisoned there – women that they frequently raped”
        http://www.musicko.com/joy-division/where-does-the-name-%E2%80%9Cjoy-division%E2%80%9D-come-from-was-it-chosen-by-the-band-because-of-nazi-sympathies

      1. esǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Oops… I forgot to fill in the ‘because…’ bit…

        …Because of the exhuberant ‘WHOOAHHH!!! at the beginning.

  10. Happy Molloy

    The greatest ever non – ballad love song is Never Tear Us Apart by INXS, because it captures the feeling of your worlds colliding and fusing and it even has a sax solo. Nothing says love like a sax solo.

    1. scottser

      ah come on, you remove a little ‘choke n stroke’ humour?
      you guys have changed. you used to be cool..

  11. Tomboktu

    Under Clery’s Clock by the late Phil Chevron and performed by The Radiators, because not only is it a genuinely gay Irish song (‘last bus to An Lar’), and not only did it capture the anxiety of being gay before decriminalisation (song: 1989; law change: 1993), and not only because is recounts an honesty that we don’t talk about in polite society (‘Burgh Quay at night/In this dark and stinking place’), but also because in those dark days it was so, so visionary, looking a day of equality long before even gay activists were thinking about it (‘to hold him and embrace/Just like other lovers do/Without disgrace’).

    https://g.co/kgs/BvutRI

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      I would vote for this, but…. I don’t think it falls under the heading of ‘non-Blades ballad’.
      Not your fault Tomboktu. I don’t read rules either.
      Good tune nonetheless. ;-)

  12. Otis Blue

    The greatest non ballad love song is “When I Go Deaf” by Low.

    Honourable mention to “Green Eyes” by Husker Du.

    Co-incidentally both bands from Minnesota. Must be the weather.

  13. Daisy Chainsaw

    ‘The greatest non-ballad love song ever is Teenage Kicks by The Undertones because it’s a guitar jangling, hand clapping, pogofest that captures the energy and excitement of young love.

  14. Liam Deliverance

    ‘The greatest non-ballad love song ever is Dead Ringer for Love by Meatloaf because that voice, those moves, that video. It doesn’t get much better. A great arrangement with Cher. Check out the faces he makes in the video, beautiful. Taught me everything I need to know about picking up ladies in 80’s bars, so much so that I have a backlog of 80’s ladies. A word of warning though, 99% of bar staff do not appreciate you getting up on their bar counter and roaring your head off. You will be singing this one for days though.

    “Ever since I can remember you been hanging ’round this joint
    You been trying to look away but now you finally got the point
    I don’t have to know your name and I won’t tell you what to do
    But a girl – she doesn’t live by only rock ‘n roll and brew
    Baby baby, baby baby”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSTIsZULYmY

  15. Serval

    ‘The greatest non-ballad love song ever is F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E. by Pulp because the lyrics are astoundingly brilliant and the melody and arrangement perfectly match the wildness, craziness and uncontrollable urges of love.
    https://youtu.be/mhdTbqdYCRU
    The room is cold
    And has been like this for several months
    If I close my eyes, I can visualise everything in it
    Right down
    Right down to the broken handle on the third drawer down of the dressing table

    And the world outside this room
    Has also assumed a familiar shape
    The same events shuffeled in a slightly different order each day
    Just like a modern shopping centre

    And it’s so cold
    Yeah, it’s so cold
    What is this feeling called love?
    Why me, why you?
    Why here, why now?

    It doesn’t make no sense, no
    It’s not convenient, no
    It doesn’t fit my plans, no
    It’s something I don’t understand, oh
    F-E-E-L-I-N-G-C-A-double-L-E-D (and as I’m standing across this room I feel as if my whole life has been leading to this one moment)
    L-O-V-E, what is this thing that is happening to me? (and as I touch your shoulder tonight this room has become the centre of the entire universe)

    So what do I do?
    I’ve got a slightly sick feeling in my stomach
    Like I’m standing on top of a very high building, oh, yeah
    All the stuff they tell you about in the movies
    But this isn’t chocolate boxes and roses, it’s dirtier than that

    Like some small animal that only comes out at night
    And I see flashes of the shape of your breasts
    And the curve of your belly
    And they make me have to sit down and catch my breath

    And it’s so cold
    And it’s so cold
    What is this feeling called love?
    Why me, why you?
    Why here, and why now?

    Oh, it doesn’t make no sense, no
    It’s not convenient, no
    It doesn’t fit my plans
    But I got that taste in my mouth again, oh
    F-E-E-L-I-N-G-C-A-double-L-E-D
    L-O-V-E, what is this thing that is happening to me?
    F-E-E-L-I-N-G-C-A-double-L-E-D
    L-O-V-E, what is this thing that is happening to me?
    Oh yeah, oh yeah
    Oh yeah, oh yeah

    Oh, honourable mention to Uncontrollable Urge by DEVO. :-)

  16. Verbatim

    ‘The greatest non-ballad love song ever is I Will Always Love you by Whitney Houston because it touches places where only those who have loved can feel

  17. Frilly Keane

    “WHERES YERE FÚ((((KÍNG PRIDE”
    seems appropriate
    given the season were playing

    U2 – The Sweetest Thing

    Note: this is just my entry not an actual shout out- (Paul Weller’s “You do something to me” if ye want ta’know)

  18. robert smith

    Everything abve are all good picks, especially Neil Young and harvest moon, but my pick has to be LoveSong by The Cure, because…just because

  19. Clampers Outside!

    ‘The greatest non-ballad love song ever is Glenn Danzig’s ode to his love of osteology in ‘Skulls’ by Danzig because… well, skulls of course, the chorus is just lovely, and it’s Friday

    Danzig – Skulls

    the corpses all hang headless and limp bodies with no surprises and the blood drains down like devil’s rain we’ll bathe tonight
    i want your skulls
    i need your skulls
    i want your skulls
    i need your skulls
    demon i am and face i peel to see your skin turned inside out, ’cause gotta have you on my wall gotta have you on my wall, ’cause
    i want your skulls
    i need your skulls
    i want your skulls
    i need your skulls
    go collect the heads of little girls and put ’em on my wall hack the heads off little girls and put ’em on my wall oh oh
    i want your skulls
    i need your skulls
    i want your skulls
    i need your skulls
    i want your skulls
    i need your skulls
    i want your skulls
    i need your skulls whoa

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmFZqbh7TaU

  20. Ian Madden

    The greatest non-ballad love song ever is ‘Closer’ by “Nine Inch Nails” because of it’s pure honesty.

  21. Smith

    The greatest non ballad love song ever is “This is not a Love Song” by PIL.

    Throbbing Wobble base and wailing anti-capitalist / neo-liberal sentiment delivered by Lydon. The title says it all.

    1. esǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      When you say ‘The title’ you’re referring to the title of the post, yeah?
      Turn your headphones down… listen to the _=whoosh

      (sorry ;-) )

  22. esǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    This is just a suggestion, but why not move this competition to Thursday, and announce the winner on Friday?
    – Putting a short time-limit on entries, (which is NEVER adhered to), only serves to encourage premature submissions, which don’t ever look good on reflection.
    …just sayin…

  23. Deluded

    ‘The greatest non-ballad love song ever is “Hey Boy, Hey Girl” by the Chemical Brothers because it is so joyous and high-energy and Paul Oakenfold opened a set with it which still gives me goosebumps’

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