80 Pop, Rock & Country Songs About Kisses and Kissing

Pucker up and celebrate the magic of kisses of all types with a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs about smooching.
Pucker up and celebrate the magic of kisses of all types with a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs about smooching. | Source

Pucker Up, Buttercup!

So are you getting enough kisses in your life? There's nothing better than a great kiss:

  • a quick peck on the cheek
  • hearty smack on the lips
  • a soft, slow, searching kiss or
  • a hungry, probing "I want you now" kiss?

Smooching is a way to express physical attraction, to greet and to say goodbye. Kissing can bring comfort, repair hurt feelings, and deepen relationship bonds.

If kisses are an important part of your life — and especially if you want even more of them — why not celebrate the magic of the pucker with a playlist devoted to kisses of all kinds? We have a long list of pop, rock, and country songs to get you started.

Reader Poll

Do you have enough kisses in your life?

  • Yes, I'm a kissing machine.
  • Well, the kisses I get are all the wrong type.
  • Unfortunately I haven't locked lips with anyone in months (or longer).
  • I don't kiss and tell.
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1. "Kiss" by Prince

This Grammy-winning hit from 1986 sizzles with sensuality and is one of Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In it, a confident narrator tells his lover that to be his girl, she need not be beautiful, experienced, rich, cool, or share his zodiac sign. He just wants his lover's time and her kiss. Mr. Not-too-picky warns her, however, that although having an attitude is fine he finds dirty talking a turn off.

2. "First Kiss" by Kid Rock

This contemporary country tune from 2015 involves a trip down memory lane for the song's narrator. When he looks at his partner, he has flashbacks to their youth. And when he drives through small towns, he always rolls down his windows and turns up the radio, recalling his first crush.

Although he can't fight getting older, the fellow still misses the invincibility of being young and in love. Oh, how he wishes to return to the sweet, carefree days of his first kiss.

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Who was your first kiss with? How and where did it happen? How old were you both? Was it all you expected? Did you practice your kissing technique before hand?

3. "Kiss On My List" by Hall & Oates

The lyrics to this 1981 chart topping song are simple but catchy. The guy in the song wants his girlfriend to know that her kiss is irresistible and the number one thing in his life.

The condition and appearance of a potential partner's teeth plays a determining factor in a woman's decision to kiss someone (or not).
The condition and appearance of a potential partner's teeth plays a determining factor in a woman's decision to kiss someone (or not). | Source

Reader Poll

How do you feel about PDAs (public displays of affection)?

  • It's endearing as long as it's just hand holding, a hug or kisses that don't involve tongue wrestling.
  • Save it for for the bedroom! There are children and grandpas around.
  • It makes me jealous.
  • I feel embarrassed for them because they don't know how they look.
  • It's their business if they want to call each other pet names, crawl all over one another and act tacky.
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4. "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" by Thompson Square

This flirtatious country song from 2010 is about a young couple who sit and talk, nervous about their impending first kiss. The boyfriend is thinking about his next move when the girl boldly asks,

"Are you gonna kiss me or not?
Are we gonna do this or what?
I think you know I like you a lot
But you're 'bout to miss your shot
Are you gonna kiss me or not?"

Fast forward to their wedding ceremony. He lifts her veil and pauses, so she repeats the teasing statement that started it all. (I think we know who wears the pants in this relationship.)

5. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" by Mel Carter

Oh, the magic of first love! This 1952 classic has a love-struck narrator begging his girlfriend to hold him forever and walk with him in the dark. He wants her to kiss him, thrill him in unspecified ways and slowly drive him out of his mind.

But wait. What is this about making him tell her he's in love with her? Now this sounds like his motives are more physical than romantic.

Did you know?  Your lips are 100 times more sensitive than your fingertips.
Did you know? Your lips are 100 times more sensitive than your fingertips. | Source

6. "Kiss Me Deadly" by Lita Ford

The girl in this 1988 song is pure trouble, and she knows it. She recounts fighting at a party recently and her barely-getting-by life.

Still, she seeks love and has her eyes set on someone special. Our narrator knows she may not be good for the guy she likes, but she wants to kiss him anyway.

7. "Kiss Me Quick" by Nathan Sykes

Too young to settle down. That's what the narrator in this 2015 song claims he is. However, he has found someone who understands him, and he's not afraid of a little PDA. Our narrator tells her to come here for a little quick kiss (maybe a grope). Hey, get a room.

8. "Steal My Kisses" by Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals

The protagonist in this upbeat 2000 song just doesn't seem to get the hint. He complains that he always has to steal his kisses from his love interest.

Now I've been hangin' around you for days
But when I lean in you just turn your head away.

Then our narrator basically force kisses her. Not good, buddy. If you have to repeatedly sneak kisses she's just not that into you. And it's creepy.

9. "Fire" by the Pointer Sisters

You'll appreciate this 1979 song if you've ever had conflicted feelings for a lover in which reason tells you to go but passion tells you to keep coming back for more sugar. The Pointer Sisters describe the heat of sexual chemistry with someone who isn't good for you.

Yep, we've all been there. Douse those flames and find someone better who can light your fire.

10. "Kiss and Say Goodbye" by Manhattan Transfer

This is one sexy goodbye kiss between two lovers who have been getting a little extracurricular action away from their full-time relationships. The man in this 1976 number has decided to finally end their affair but not before he gets one last helping of the good stuff.

11. "Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" by Cher

This song was originally a hit by doo-woop singer Betty Everett in 1963. Cher's powerful vocals in the 1990 remake improve upon the classic, however.

In the song, a smitten young woman worries about whether her boyfriend truly loves her. Friends tell her that the answer cannot be found in his eyes, his face, or his embrace but rather in his kiss.

Her friends are right. Scientists now believe that kissing serves a matchmaking function, communicating information about health, fertility and genetic compatibility.

Couples who kiss more have deeper and more satisfactory relationships.
Couples who kiss more have deeper and more satisfactory relationships. | Source

13. "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle

In this 1997 song, a father reminisces about shared moments and milestones as his daughter blossoms from daddy's little girl into adulthood. One day she's taking her first ride on a pony and giving him butterfly kisses with her eyelashes after bedtime prayers. Then, before he realizes it, years have flown by, and it's her wedding day.

12. "Shut Up and Kiss Me" by Mary Chapin Carpenter

The gal in this 1994 country song hasn't been kissed in awhile, and now she has her chance. The only problem is this: he's shy, reluctant, and a talker instead of getting right down to business. So what does she do? Pounce!

She explains that

Talk is cheap and, baby, time's expensive
So why waste another minute more?
Life's too short to be so apprehensive
Love's as much the symptom, darlin', as the cure.

Then she just blurts out her command because you might as well, right?

14. "Kiss Me Slowly" by Parachute (featuring Lady Antebellum)

This 2011 country song is about a narrator who has experienced past heartbreak and is trying to love again, although he bears the scars of past relationships. Recalling how a previous lover "stood by as it fell apart, separate rooms and broken hearts," he is tentative. He wants his new lover to kiss him slowly.

15. "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" by Charley Pride

Charley Pride won both CMA Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist for this positive, upbeat song. Its message is truly timeless. The man in this 1971 cross-over favorite is filled to the brim with bliss because he's found the secret of a happy, loving relationship: Let her know she's treasured.

You've got to kiss an angel good mornin'
And let her know you think about her when you're gone
Kiss an angel good mornin' and love her like a devil when you get back home.

16. "Every Little Kiss" by Sara Evans

One thousand miles distance separate the lovers in this 2000. The narrator is working long lonely nights in a location where she knows no one, and she misses talking with her sweetheart as well as his mere presence. Most of all, she misses his kiss.

There's nothing like a great kiss.
There's nothing like a great kiss. | Source

Kissing burns calories, releases endorphins (your "happy hormones"), can keep your teeth clean by washing away bacteria and can help lower your blood pressure. Yet it can also spread the common cold and diseases like herpes and meningitis.

17. "This Kiss" by Faith Hill

In this 1998 country song, the narrator fears another heartbreak, but at the same time her new lover has her heart pitter-pattering and leaning in for another kiss. He must have some pucker power over her because she describes it as follows:

It's centrifugal motion
It's perpetual bliss
It's that pivotal moment
It's, ah, subliminal
This kiss, this kiss (it's criminal)
This kiss, this kiss.

18. "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" by Toby Keith

One kiss can blur the lines between friendship and romance. It can send your head spending and send your heart aflutter.

In this 1999 song, two friends are out on the dance floor and everyone thinks they're falling in love by the way they're gazing at one another. When the woman kisses the man, he tells to only do that if she means it. (And he really hopes she does.)

19. "Kissing a Fool" by Michael Bublé

It hurts to love someone who doesn't love you back in equal measures. The narrator in this jazz song is a heartbroken man rejected by a woman who kissed him then lied, making him feel like a fool. The song was first released by George Michael in 1988.

20. "I Wanna Kiss You All Over" by Exile

The man in this 1978 tune is away from his lover, but his thoughts are consumed with how he's going to love her when they see one another again. Let's just say "thoroughly."

Men are more likely than women to use kissing to end fights.
Men are more likely than women to use kissing to end fights. | Source

Even More Songs About Kisses and Kissing

Year Released
21. Could I Have This Kiss Forever
Whitney Houston and Enrique Iglesias
22. The Longer the Waiting (the Sweeter the Kiss)
Josh Turner
23. I Kissed a Girl
Katy Perry
24. 'Till I Kissed Ya
Everly Brothers
25. Lips Like Sugar
Echo & the Bunnymen
26. Goodnight Kiss
Randy Houser
27. One Kiss From You
Britney Spears
28. Kiss It Better
29. Sealed with a Kiss
Bobby Vinton
30. Soul Kiss
Olivia Newton-John
31. Gimme All Your Lovin'
ZZ Top
32. Blow Me One Last Kiss
33. Let Me Kiss You
34. Steal My Kiss
Taylor Ray Holbrook
35. Don't Talk Just Kiss
Right Said Fred
36. Kiss Me
Sixpence None the Richer
37. Kiss Me
Ed Sheeran
38. Goodnight Kisses
Charlie Wilson
39. My First Kiss
3OH!3 (featuring Ke$ha)
40. All My Loving
The Beatles
41. Every Little Kiss
Bruce Hornsby
42. Keep Them Kisses Comin'
Craig Campbell
43. Just a Kiss
Lady Antebellum
44. Kiss a Girl
Keith Urban
45. It Started With a Kiss
Hot Chocolate
46. Then He Kissed Me
The Crystals
47. When You Kiss Me
Shania Twain
48. Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
49. Kiss This
Aaron Tippin
50. Kiss You
One Direction
51. Kiss and Tell
Justin Bieber
52. Kiss Me in the Rain
Barbara Streisand
53. Kisses Down Low
Kelly Rowland
54. Can I Have a Kiss
Kelly Clarkson
55. Felt Good On My Lips
Tim McGraw
56. Kiss You in the Morning
Michael Ray
57. One Kiss
58. I'm Kissing You
59. Kiss Away the Pain
Patti LaBelle
60. I Kissed A Girl
Jill Sobule
61. Kiss the Rain
Billie Myers
62. Kiss From a Rose
63. Kiss You Tonight
David Nail
64. Kisses Don't Lie
65. Kiss the Girl
Ashley Tisdale
66. Last Kiss
Pearl Jam
67. Kisses of Fire
68. Whammy Kiss
69. Last Kiss
Taylor Swift
70. (Kissed You) Good Night
71. I'll Kiss You
Cyndi Lauper
72. Kiss the Day
Def Leppard
73. Kiss & Tell
Selena Gomez & the Scene
74. Kiss Me Softly
75. Molly's Lips
76. Kiss the Dirt
77. Passionate Kisses
Mary Chapin Carpenter
78. Kiss Me Through the Phone
Soulja Boy (featuring Sammie)
79. Kiss Me Like You Mean It
Kelsea Ballerini
80. Kiss You In the Morning
Got a song suggestions for our Kissing Playlist? Leave us a comment in the Comments Section.

Animals: They Need Kisses, Too!

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I kiss my cats.  Do you?These horses are stealing a kiss.Sweet baby kiss from a kitten to her mama.I'm not alone in kissing my cat.  See?  They're good kissers.A polar bear mama and cub nuzzling.Two tigers showing love and affection.Mama sheep and her lamb in a tender moment.Cute little groundhog kissesCamel kisses, no tongueDoggie kisses
I kiss my cats.  Do you?
I kiss my cats. Do you? | Source
These horses are stealing a kiss.
These horses are stealing a kiss. | Source
Sweet baby kiss from a kitten to her mama.
Sweet baby kiss from a kitten to her mama. | Source
I'm not alone in kissing my cat.  See?  They're good kissers.
I'm not alone in kissing my cat. See? They're good kissers. | Source
A polar bear mama and cub nuzzling.
A polar bear mama and cub nuzzling. | Source
Two tigers showing love and affection.
Two tigers showing love and affection. | Source
Mama sheep and her lamb in a tender moment.
Mama sheep and her lamb in a tender moment. | Source
Cute little groundhog kisses
Cute little groundhog kisses | Source
Camel kisses, no tongue
Camel kisses, no tongue | Source
Doggie kisses
Doggie kisses | Source

What's In a Name? Locations With Names Associated with Kisses and Kissing

show route and directions
A markerGoodbye Lake, California, USA -
Goodbye Lake, California 96086, USA
[get directions]

B markerHickey Township, Arkansas, USA -
Hickey Township, AR 72846, USA
[get directions]

C markerKiss Creek, Australia -
Kiss Creek, Teelah QLD, Australia
[get directions]

D markerKiss Lake, Wisconsin, USA -
Kiss Lake, Stephenson, WI 54114, USA
[get directions]

E markerKissimmee, Florida, USA -
Kissimmee, FL, USA
[get directions]

F markerLick Township, Ohio, USA -
Lick Township, OH, USA
[get directions]

G markerLove County, Oklahoma, USA -
Love County, OK, USA
[get directions]

H markerLoving, New Mexico, USA -
Loving, NM 88256, USA
[get directions]

I markerPeck, Kansas, USA -
Peck, KS 67120, USA
[get directions]

J markerSweet Lips Creek, Tennessee, USA -
Sweet Lips Creek, Tennessee, USA
[get directions]

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FlourishAnyway 3 weeks ago from USA Author

teaches12345 - He's pretty timeless and oh so positive with that song. Gotta love Charlie Pride!

teaches12345 3 weeks ago

Charlie Pride's song still rings in my ears. I love the message and the happiness it speaks of when you are truly in love. Gotta go kiss my hubby now!

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FlourishAnyway 3 weeks ago from USA Author

MsDora - Glad you enjoy them as much as I do. They are a trip down memory lane. Have a wonderful weekend!

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MsDora 3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

Great Oldies, you've got a great thing going with these playlists. Enjoyable!

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FlourishAnyway 3 weeks ago from USA Author

Catherine - It's amazing how you can name a topic and they all start pouring forth just like yesteryear. I think my favorite time frame just might be the late 70s and 80s. It brings all the memories back, doesn't it?

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CatherineGiordano 3 weeks ago from Orlando Florida

I don't keep up with pop music anymore, but I was an avid fan in the 60's, 70's 80's. I love the trip down memory lane. and I love that you include video links so I can hear the songs--The ones I know and the ones I don't.

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FlourishAnyway 3 weeks ago from USA Author

Linda - Scientists allege that kissing is uniquely a human and (certain) primate behavior (such as bonobos) but the photos obviously say otherwise. Anyone who is close to their cat knows cats often "kiss" their humans and each other as greetings. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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AliciaC 4 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is another fun and witty article, Flourish. I love the fact that you added the animal section!

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FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA Author

Hi, Nell - I'm sure I've missed some, but I'm sure my readers will let me know! Thank you, dear lady, for reading and commenting. Hope you're having a great week.

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Nell Rose 4 weeks ago from England

Love all these songs, and my brain was desperately trying to think of some more, but I think you got them all! lol! great info!

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FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA Author

Larry - smiling

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FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA Author

Happymommy2520 - I'm glad I could assist with that walk down memory lane. I love recalling the good old days.

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FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA Author

Linda - I'm so happy you are as enthused as I was about the topic. It was a fun hub to write. Have a great week!

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Larry Rankin 4 weeks ago from Oklahoma

A very fertile topic, lol. Wonderful list.

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Happymommy2520 4 weeks ago from East Coast

"Kiss Me Deadly" has to be the one I remember the most from my childhood growing up on the Jersey Shore. Loved this article. It was very entertaining, took me back to a trip down memory lane.

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FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA Author

Linda - Thank you so much for your kind kudos. This was fun to put together. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA Author

Faith Reaper - That's a cute story of your wedding. I'm sure you'll recall it for the rest of your days. Thanks for reading! Have a great week.

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Faith Reaper 4 weeks ago from southern USA

Love kisses and kissing and songs about kissing ...hahaha That song "Are you gonna kiss me or not" reminds me of my wedding day when my husband to be (who was very nervous) raised my veil and said, "Let's kiss" in a real southern voice, as if I didn't know it was time to kiss. It echoed throughout the church. Haha.

Wonderful kissing playlist, Flourish!

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Carb Diva 4 weeks ago

Flourish - You never cease to amaze me. Just when I think you have covered every possible topic -- you pull out something totally fun and wonderful like this. As soon as I saw the topic my thoughts zoomed to #3 on your list. Love Hall and Oates!

Thanks for yet another fun, well-put-together hub.

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FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA Author

Venkatachari M - Thank you for stopping by to comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Venkatachari M 4 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

Very nice presentation of the songs about kisses and the images.

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FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA Author

vespawoolf - Thank you for reading and for taking the polls, too! Have a wonderful week. Hope you get some kisses from those you love this week!

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vespawoolf 4 weeks ago from Peru, South America

As always, your song lists are interesting and include so much information! I even did the polls : )

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FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA Author

Bill - Thanks, Bill. Specialized indeed and a lot of songs about this particular topic! I was amazed at how many. Thanks for your loyalty.

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billybuc 4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

Now that's what I call a specialized topic. LOL I immediately thought of the Prince song, even though I rarely listened to him. Anyway, as always, a fun read.

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