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Alternative Love Songs For You and Yours


It’s hard to get away from all of the Valentine’s Day hysteria compounded by the bottomless pit of mum-porn that is Fifty Shades of Beige. So as we try to swerve the mainstream media’s insistence that we all must have bought our lovers chocolates, cuddly toys and jewellery, Far Out will be showing you that love is at it’s best when it is truthful, unabashed and without need for affirmation.

We have therefore selected our favourite songs about true love and kept them here together in a deeply passionate and harmonious list.

Careful now, we are getting all teary-eyed about this.

In The Mirror – Public Access TV

A song about the beginning of a relationship this funk number is as sexy as it is dirty. Filled with social nuance and lustful daring it is the archetypal snogging song.

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Sweet Thing – Twin Peaks 

Those Chicago miscreants are actually all about the love thing. ‘Sweet Thing’ is equal parts candid, cultured and cute. A decent way to start the date.

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One Million Lovers – The Growlers 

Taken from their previous album Hung At Heart The Growlers show their usual tenderness in this track, which is all about that special someone and the instant gratification one can find upon discovering them amongst the million others.

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Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above – CSS 

Lovefoxx and her band of bad moustaches hit the nail on the head with this nu-rave number 1. Sometimes love can be as pure as listening to great music whilst ‘enjoying’ your lover. Simple, basic but essentially true appreciation.

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Babies – Pulp 

It’s weird how a track about dating your crush’s sister can be so damn romantic. But the explicit way Cocker talks of the simple plans he has dreamed for them far outweighs the creepy wardrobe bit in the beginning.

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Us Against Whatever – Ghostpoet 

The ethereal singer songwriter is always at his veracious best when he attmepts the simplicity of one singular message. This song is some of his best work: beautiful in it’s conception the message stays true throughout. Us v Them.

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I Wanna Be Adored – Stone Roses 

As bouncy as you’d always hoped love would be and let’s face it we have always, somewhere deep down, just wanted to be adored.

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Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division 

The archetypal song for and alternative list for Valentines Day. Ian Curtis and Co. created an emptiness so vast it could only be filled with bursting sentiment. The song speaks of love being so strong that it will eventually defeat itself. A profundity not lost in time.

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That’s it for another year. We have managed to add a little taste to the sugary syrup that otherwise populates this holiday. Whether you have listened with your lover, love in your heart or post-self-love we hope you enjoyed it.

Let there be love.

Jack Whatley