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Top 5 Songs About Kissing

A kiss is the most romantic gesture to show your love or your affection for someone else. There is an endless list of songs about kissing and I show you my favorite five kissing songs:

A kiss is the most romantic gesture to show your love or your affection for someone else. There is an endless list of songs about kissing and I show you my top 5 of songs about kissing:

*Kiss me, Honey, Honey, kiss me - Shirley Bassey (1958)

This song was released in 1958 on a single and became popular in 1959 and is one of her favorites among her own songs. Kiss me, honey, honey, kiss me appeared for the first time on the 1959 album The Bewitching Miss Bassey (time of the song 2:24) and was later released for the 1966 album I’ve got a song for you (time of the song : 1:52) and the 1984 album (with the London Symphony Orchestra) I am what I am (time of the song : 3:37).

Since 1985, she sung this song almost on every live concert and you can find one of these three versions on many other collections of Shirley Bassey. The lyrics of this song expresses how much she wants to be kissed and to be thrilled and asks her honey to not give up kissing her.

(YouTube video : Kiss me, Honey, Honey, kiss me - Shirley Bassey )

*Kiss me quick – Elvis Presley

The song “Kiss me quick” is a song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman and for the first time released by Elvis Presley in 1963 in the Nashville Studios on the album “Pot Luck with Elvis”. The song “Kiss me quick” is a beautiful song where Elvis asks to kiss him immediately because they have the feeling to love each other and nobody can predict the future. He wants to be kissed to be sure love will last for ever.

(YouTube video :Kiss me quick – Elvis Presley)

*A kiss to build a dream on – Louis Armstrong

This kissing song of Louis Armstrong was composed by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Oscar Hammerstein II in 1935. It is a song where he asks for a kiss to build up his life in his imagination. The kiss will be a sign that she is always with him and where he can build a dream on. This song expresses the emotions you feel after you kiss someone special. The song “A kiss to build a dream on” of Louis Armstrong was also featured in the movie” Sleepless in Seattle (1993) with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks” and “The Strip(1951) with Mickey Rooney”.

(YouTube video : A kiss to build a dream on – Louis Armstrong)

-Then he kissed me – The Crystals

The song “Then he kissed me” is likely the most popular song of the group “The Crystals”. The song is written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barrie and released first as a single in September 1963. Dolores “LaLa” Brooks sung the lead vocal and was only 15 when she performed this beautiful kissing song. The song “Then he kissed me” can be considered as a wonderful love song where she asked for love and when he said that he loved her too, he kissed her to show her how much he loves her.

This song was later covered by the Beach Boys in 1965 on their album Summer Days and renamed “Then I kissed her”.

(YouTube video : Then he kissed me – The Crystals)

*When I kissed the Teacher – Abba

A song about kissing can’t be missed in the collection of Abba hits. However, the song “When I kissed the teacher” was never released as a single; this beautiful kissing song was the first number on their fourth album “Arrival”. A video of this song “When I kissed the teacher” was included on their album Abba : the definitive collection. Magna Härenstam played the teacher while Agnetha was the student.

The song “When I kissed the teacher” was the story of a girl who kissed the teacher and all her friends at school must have taught they dreamed when she kissed the teacher. She was in trance when she kissed the teacher and had the intention to say that she always dreamed about him. It was a wonderful feeling and she was happy that he smiled back.

(YouTube video : When I kissed the Teacher – Abba)

It is not unusual that so many songs about kissing are made and it is really difficult to compose a top 5 of songs about kissing. Kissing is a wonderful feeling and everyone likes it. There are either different reasons to kiss and the most important one is likely the affection you want to give to the one you love. Singing a song about kissing makes you happy and everyone knows that kissing improves your health and may help you to have a happier and longer life. 

MORE ABOUT KISSING OF THE SAME AUTHOR :  The importance of kissing : Why, how and the health benefits .

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Comments (6)

A useful list of great songs!

Excellent list, especially the Elvis choice

I like ABBA the most. Great selection, Erik.

Thanks for the positive comments

I am a huge fan of Abba and did have their 'ABBA GOLD' CD till I lost it in a house move...anyway...That song (when I kissed the teacher) is lovely, I like listening to it a lot. Good job Erik!

I like some of your songs too. Great article...

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