Jen Kehl at My Skewed View and Kristi at Finding Ninee host Twisted MixTape Tuesday, a blog hop that’s all about music. The premise is to create a five song mix based on the week’s theme. (You can click on the button above if you’d like to play along).
Here’s Jen’s instructions for today’s topic: If you were going to make a mix for a friend of songs of music that espouses relationships with no strings attached, what would it contain?
I won’t lie…in my single days, I was a big fan of one-night or no-strings-attached liaisons. One job I had required me to be on-call 24/7 which made normal dating difficult what with frequent cancelled plans, middle of the night emergency technical calls and being unable to be more than 30 minutes away from the office at any given time. It was just easier to avoid relationships and that ended up developing into a pattern for me even after I left that job.
While most of my partners understood my modus operandi, I always wondered what other people’s reasons were for that type of association? Loneliness, secret emotions, or something even more secretive. So my theme this week is songs that explore the deeper reasonings of a one-night stand.
1. Sharing the Night Together – Dr. Hook. I’ve always had a fondness for this group and glad I finally got the chance to use one of my favorite songs of theirs.
2. If Only For One Night – Luther Vandross. It seems I can’t quit with the covers now, but this is my favorite version of this song and it has some pretty strong emotional memories tied up with it from my past.
3. We’ve Got Tonight – Bob Seger. Loneliness seems to be a prevalent theme with quite a few of the no-strings songs I chose from.
4. All I Wanna Do (Is Make Love To You) – Halestorm. I know Heart’s version will probably make an appearance or two on quite a few lists, but I’m a sucker for this one.
5. One Night Love Affair – Bryan Adams. Here’s another one that seems to say, “I’ll settle for one night, but what if it could be more?”