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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Readers recommend playlist: songs about hedonism

A playlist in the pursuit of pleasure, with Pet Shop Boys, Magnetic Fields and Lionel Richie all joining the party

Here is this week’s playlist of songs picked by a reader from your suggestions, after last week’s callout. Read more about how our weekly Readers recommend series works at the end of the piece.

There were two prime considerations for inclusion on the list this week. It occurred to me early on that while there were plenty of lyrics suggested which simply referenced drink, drugs or general over-consumption, it would be more appropriate if a song contained some sort of exhortation to indulge in such excess. It took slightly longer for the penny to drop that given this week’s topic, I didn’t need to spend as much time as usual worrying about whether anyone other than me would enjoy the selections.

It’s got everything you need for your complete
Entertainment and instruction
Sun, sex, sin, divine intervention,
Death and destruction
The Sodom and Gomorrah show

I eat my dinner in the bath tub
Then I go to sex clubs
Watching freaky people
Getting it on

There’s whiskey, and bad cocaine
Poison get you just the same
And if that don’t kill you soon
The women will down at the Spanish Moon

And when we’ve had a couple of beers
We’ll put on bunny suits
I long to nibble your ears
And do what bunnies do

Ageing black leather and hospital bills
Tattoo removal and dozens of pills
Your liver pays dearly now for youthful magic moments
But rock on completely with some brand new components...

Here, have you tried the blue ones
I hear he’s got some new ones
Sleep is not an option tonight

Let’s hit one more place before we go home
Let’s go in when it’s dark and come out with the sun
I know we’ll be wrecked all day we’ll be broke and undone
But let’s hit one more place

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by Scott Blair via Electronic music | The Guardian