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85 Songs About Kisses and Kissing

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

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.

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.

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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.

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).

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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.

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 The Manhattans

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.

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.

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.

Even More Songs About Kisses and Kissing

Got a song suggestions for our Kissing Playlist? Leave us a comment in the Comments Section.

SongArtistYear Released

21. Could I Have This Kiss Forever

Whitney Houston and Enrique Iglesias

2000

22. The Longer the Waiting (the Sweeter the Kiss)

Josh Turner

2007

23. I Kissed a Girl

Katy Perry

2008

24. 'Till I Kissed Ya

Everly Brothers

1959

25. Lips Like Sugar

Echo & the Bunnymen

1987

26. Goodnight Kiss

Randy Houser

2014

27. One Kiss From You

Britney Spears

2000

28. Kiss It Better

Rihanna

2016

29. Sealed with a Kiss

Bobby Vinton

1972

30. Soul Kiss

Olivia Newton-John

1985

31. Gimme All Your Lovin'

ZZ Top

1983

32. Blow Me One Last Kiss

Pink

2000

33. Let Me Kiss You

Morrissey

2008

34. Steal My Kiss

Taylor Ray Holbrook

2015

35. Don't Talk Just Kiss

Right Said Fred

1992

36. Kiss Me

Sixpence None the Richer

1998

37. Kiss Me

Ed Sheeran

2012

38. Goodnight Kisses

Charlie Wilson

2015

39. My First Kiss

3OH!3 (featuring Ke$ha)

2010

40. All My Loving

The Beatles

1963

41. Every Little Kiss

Bruce Hornsby

1986

42. Keep Them Kisses Comin'

Craig Campbell

2013

43. Just a Kiss

Lady Antebellum

2011

44. Kiss a Girl

Keith Urban

2009

45. It Started With a Kiss

Hot Chocolate

1982

46. Then He Kissed Me

The Crystals

1963

47. When You Kiss Me

Shania Twain

2002

48. Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

Bananarama

1983

49. Kiss This

Aaron Tippin

2000

50. Kiss You

One Direction

2012

51. Kiss and Tell

Justin Bieber

2014

52. Kiss Me in the Rain

Barbara Streisand

1979

53. Kisses Down Low

Kelly Rowland

2013

54. Can I Have a Kiss

Kelly Clarkson

2007

55. Felt Good On My Lips

Tim McGraw

2010

56. Kiss You in the Morning

Michael Ray

2015

57. One Kiss

Jeronimo

2012

58. I'm Kissing You

Des'ree

1996

59. Kiss Away the Pain

Patti LaBelle

1986

60. I Kissed A Girl

Jill Sobule

1995

61. Kiss the Rain

Billie Myers

1997

62. Kiss From a Rose

Seal

1994

63. Kiss You Tonight

David Nail

2014

64. Kisses Don't Lie

Rihanna

2006

65. Kiss the Girl

Ashley Tisdale

2006

66. Last Kiss

Pearl Jam

1999

67. Kisses of Fire

ABBA

1979

68. Whammy Kiss

B-52s

1983

69. Last Kiss

Taylor Swift

2010

70. (Kissed You) Good Night

Gloriana

2011

71. I'll Kiss You

Cyndi Lauper

1983

72. Kiss the Day

Def Leppard

2002

73. Kiss & Tell

Selena Gomez & the Scene

2009

74. Kiss Me Softly

Journey

2001

75. Molly's Lips

Nirvana

1989

76. Kiss the Dirt

INXS

1985

77. Passionate Kisses

Mary Chapin Carpenter

1992

78. Kiss Me Through the Phone

Soulja Boy (featuring Sammie)

2008

79. Kiss Me Like You Mean It

Kelsea Ballerini

2014

80. Kiss You In the Morning

Kalaeloa

2004

81. Kiss Somebody

Morgan Evans

2017

82. One Kiss

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa

2018

83. Kiss Me

MAGIC!

2018

84. Kiss Like a Woman

Mona

2018

85. Carolina Kiss

Chris Lane

2012

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

Question: Do you know a song about kissing girls and getting diseases? It was from the 1960s by a British band.

Answer: There was a popular R&B/pop crossover song in 1959 called "Poison Ivy" by The Coasters, an American band. Poison Ivy was a metaphor for a sexually transmitted disease (or "venereal disease" as it was called at the time). Here's their version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbrtRlAtNys

Note, however, that a British band, The Paramounts, covered the song in 1963 and it rose to #35 on the U.K. charts.

© 2016 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 30, 2020:

MG - I appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful day.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on April 29, 2020:

Flourish, a selection after my heart. Couldn't think of a better day to start than reading your song list. So wonderful

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 29, 2020:

Peggy - I'm glad you've enjoyed this list!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 29, 2020:

I am enjoying listening to #5 on your list right now. This is a great list of songs.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 24, 2019:

Jennifer, you're filthy.

Jennifer on April 24, 2019:

I think u could take these songs to a hole not her level for instance when u want to mess around. I found I very interesting when my husband bought a chocolate you know what I licked that thing till my mouth was dry

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on January 15, 2017:

I love your play lists and this one is no exception.

When I read the title I thought of the Movie with Elvis "Kissing Cousins" and there is a song in the movie called Kissing Cousins.

Blessings always

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 03, 2016:

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

teaches12345 on October 03, 2016:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 01, 2016:

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

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 30, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 28, 2016:

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?

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on September 28, 2016:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 28, 2016:

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!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 27, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 27, 2016:

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.

Nell Rose from England on September 27, 2016:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 27, 2016:

Larry - smiling

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 27, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 27, 2016:

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!

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on September 27, 2016:

A very fertile topic, lol. Wonderful list.

Amy from East Coast on September 27, 2016:

"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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 27, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 26, 2016:

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.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on September 26, 2016:

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!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on September 26, 2016:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 26, 2016:

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

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on September 26, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 26, 2016:

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!

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on September 26, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 26, 2016:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 26, 2016:

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.