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87 Songs About One-Night Stands

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

Whether it's one-night stands, hookups, or friends with benefits, there are plenty of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about finding temporary love.  Make a playlist about casual sexual relationships, and be careful out there.

Whether it's one-night stands, hookups, or friends with benefits, there are plenty of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about finding temporary love. Make a playlist about casual sexual relationships, and be careful out there.

Hookup Culture

Your parents may deny it, and your preacher may frown, but as much as today's entertainment and media tend to portray them as a modern cultural phenomenon, hookups have always been popular. Casual sexual encounters are

  • typically aided by alcohol
  • start out as introductions at a party or other public location, and
  • don't always involve going all the way.

Sometimes, hookups even lead to committed dating relationships.

The downsides of hookups, of course, include the following:

  • the much-publicized safety risks of intimacy with a random stranger, and especially of using hookup apps like Tinder and Grindr
  • unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and
  • emotional emptiness.

One-night stands are an ever-popular topic in music. Make a playlist about pop, rock, and country songs about hookups, friends with benefits arrangements, and one-night stands. We won't judge. We have a long list to start you out.

1. "Hotel Key" by Old Dominion

This ain't your mama's country. In this upbeat 2018 ditty, a man grows nostalgic about a hookup he had with a woman who left their hotel room with a memento—their hotel key. The couple spent a memorable night with their clothes strewn all over the floor, as they talked about their lives, danced, and discovered the location of hidden birthmarks and tattoos. Then they never saw each other again.

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2. "Stay with Me" by Sam Smith

The man in this 2014 pop song is no stranger to one-night stands. The morning after his latest romp, he realizes that it's not love, yet he asks his temporary partner to stay and keep him company. Still feeling empty and in need of an emotional connection, he needs an understanding hand to hold.

3. "Perfect Strangers" by Jonas Blue (featuring JP Cooper)

Who knows what the future holds for the two strangers in this 2016 pop song who have just spent the night together? The narrator swears he's not playing games or wasting the woman's time. He's open to the possibilities, from walking away to perhaps even developing a lasting relationship. While it's not impossible for hook-ups to transition into stable dating relationships, it does take communication regarding feelings and expectations.

4. "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" by The Shirrelles

Older folks may not want to admit it, but this 1960 R&B chart-topper shows that hookups were happening back then, too. This was the first song by an all-black girl group to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It describes a young woman who is facing a night of passion but has doubts whether promises spoken in the dark will represent the next morning's regrets.

5. "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)

For good reason, this upbeat 2013 disco throwback tune was a worldwide hit and one of the best-selling songs of all time. Its energy is positively contagious.

The couple in the song has instantly connected with one another, and the lovers feel a magnetic sexual attraction that lasts well into the next morning:

She's up all night to the sun
I'm up all night to get some
She's up all night for good fun
I'm up all night to get lucky.

6. "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC

A true staple of hard rock, this 1980 classic describes a man's thrilling sexual encounter. While music enthusiasts disagree over the exact meaning of the song, I'm among those who interpret it as describing a brief, humdinger of a tryst with a gorgeous woman.

7. "Blame" by Calvin Harris (featuring John Newman)

Uh oh. Looks like this lover boy looks over and sees a woman in his bed, then freaks out about how he's gonna explain his relationship misstep.

In this 2014 pop song, a guilty conscience is burning a hole in the cheating man's heart. He decides to confess his sins and blame his one-night stand on the night. (Let's see how that goes over with the Mrs.)

“Making love with strangers is how you get hurt.” ― Dominic Riccitello, American blogger

“Making love with strangers is how you get hurt.” ― Dominic Riccitello, American blogger

8. "Last Friday" by Katy Perry

How do you know when you need to get yourself to rehab? If you're the Hollywood type, it would be when Friday night partying means you black out, break the law, and max out the credit cards. The girl in this 2010 pop song then has a ménage à trois with strangers and ends up with glitter in her bed and pink flamingos in the pool. She's prepared to repeat her antics next weekend.

10. "We've Got Tonight" by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

In this 1978 soft rock song, a despondent, life-weary man has been unsuccessfully searching for love. He approaches a woman who seems to similarly need affection. Although he knows their time together will be short-lived, he attempts to persuade her to jump in the sack and provide each other mutual comfort.

11. "Hurricane" by Halsey

The narrator in this pop song from 2015 pop song is a young woman who felt used by a man she was attracted to. Her way of striking back is to become edgy, unpredictable, and independent—someone who doesn't have any human attachment or stability in her life:

I'm a wanderess
I'm a one night stand
Don't belong to no city
Don't belong to no man
I'm the violence in the pouring rain
I'm a hurricane.

12. "Don't" by Ed Sheeran

Rumor is it that this 2014 song is about a love triangle involving musicians Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, and One Direction's Niall Horan. The song describes how the narrator, Ed, had a friends with benefits arrangement with Ellie, but their relationship became more emotional for him than it was for her.

Ah, but that's the thing about friends with benefits. Things never stay casual. They get complicated and don't end well.

When Ellie had a one-night stand with Niall—who was Ed's friend at the time— Ed saw the tryst as cheating. Her cold-hearted violation of trust and respect was like a knife to Ed's heart, and this song was his way of publicly rebuking her: "Don't f*ck with my love."

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13. "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight" by Toby Keith

What do you expect in a bar? The lady in this song is hoping to find someone, start as friends, take it slow, and end up with a serious dating prospect. But the smart-alecky narrator is a jerk who is just looking for a quickie, nothing more. He makes his intentions known in this 2001 country ditty that he's just talking about tonight.

14. "Almost Lover" by A Fine Frenzy

There's something very bittersweet about an attraction that never materialized into the love affair you wanted. It represents unrealized potential. The might've-beens can haunt you forever.

In this 2007 pop song, a couple share a brief physical connection, and their relationship means more emotionally to the female narrator than to her partner. Now her heart is broken, and she's turned her back on him in an effort to forget.

15. "Third Rate Romance" by Sammy Kershaw

Behind closed doors at the Family Inn, there's a third-rate romance going down involving two horny strangers. By sunrise, they'll do their walk of shame back to their respective homes.

This humorous 1994 country tune portrays a couple meeting in a ritzy restaurant. The booze flows, and they don't need to apply much small talk because they knowing exactly what they want. While the woman claims she's never done this kinda thing before, her partner admits he's done so only a time or two, if you can believe that.

16. "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" by Enrique Iglesias (featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E)

There's a dirty version of this 2010 Latin song, but we're going with the cleaner one. This is a sexy, very danceable number that describes a man's pickup pitch. This dude is extremely forward in his presentation, telling the woman he's attracted to that he knows she wants him and its totally mutual.

In fact, the horny fella confidently informs her that tonight he's ... ahem ... "loving" her. Then he proceeds to provide details. This guy is setting the groundwork for either a one-night stand or a major slap in the face.

17. "Little Red Corvette" by Prince

In this steamy 1983 pop song, the narrator is somewhat intimidated by his partner for the night. He compares the beautiful and promiscuous woman to a showy, high-end, luxury car, one that's built well yet needs to be valued if it's going to last.

They're both in it for the one-night stand, and although he has a good time, he expresses concern for her preference for casual sex: "you're much too fast" and "you need a love that gonna last."

18. "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You" by Heart

Call it a hookup with a deceitful purpose. Call it wrong on oh, so many levels.

This 1990 rock song tells the story of a woman who is in love with her infertile husband. Desperate to conceive, she picks up a young hitchhiker, takes him to a hotel, and has a night of passion with him.

Years later, she and their love child run into the same stranger. When the man recognizes them, she launches into an awkard explanation for why she took advantage of him rather than pursue another option for having a baby with her husband. There's something really creepy about this one. Some say he joined the #MeToo movement.

19. "Last Name" by Carrie Underwood

Blame another wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am on Jose Cuervo. This fun country song from 2008 features a woman who drank too much, got a little crazy on the dance floor, and ended up leaving the bar at 3 a.m. with some guy driving a Pinto. The problem was she didn't even know his last name, and when she woke up in Vegas with a ring on her hand, she wasn't sure of hers either.

20. "She Thinks His Name Was John" by Reba McEntire

Anonymous sex can sometimes have disastrous consequences, and this gut-wrenching country song from 1994 reminds us of the lifetime impact that one bad decision can have. In this country ballad, a woman acquires HIV/AIDS from a charming stranger she had a one-night stand with.

Reba was brave for tackling the taboo subject of HIV/AIDS at the time. Although 1994 wasn't quite the dark ages when it came to the disease, other music genres and Hollywood were significantly more vocal in addressing the controversial issue.

For about a decade, this was about all country music had to say on the subject:

Now each day is one day that's left in her life
She won't know love, have a marriage or sing lullabies
She lays all alone and cries herself to sleep
'Cause she let a stranger kill her hopes and her dreams
And all her friends say what a pity, what a loss
And in the end when she was barely hangin' on
All she could say is she thinks his name was John.

One research study about one-night stands found that women have them because they feel flattered, they raise their standards in choosing a mate, and often feel regret after. Men often seek adventure, lower their standards, and feel more gratified.

One research study about one-night stands found that women have them because they feel flattered, they raise their standards in choosing a mate, and often feel regret after. Men often seek adventure, lower their standards, and feel more gratified.

Even More Songs About One-Night Stands

SongArtistYear Released

21. Take Me Home Tonight

Eddie Money

1986

22. Work Out

J. Cole

2011

23. One Evening

Feist

2004

24. Wicked Games

The Weeknd

2012

25. One Night Stand

Janis Joplin

1982

26. Save a Prayer

Duran Duran

1982

27. One Night Love Affair

Bryan Adams

1985

28. One Night Stand

Keri Hilson (featuring Chris Brown)

2010

29. Angel of the Morning

Merrilee Rush

1968

30. One Night

Ed Sheeran

2010

31. You Won't Remember This

Kim Stockwood

1996

32. Beautiful Stranger

Madonna

1999

33. I'd Really Love to See You Tonight

England Dan & John Ford Coley

1976

34. Darling Nikki

Prince

1984

35. Goodbye Stranger

Supertramp

1979

36. Oil on Water

Bastille

2016

37. Say Goodbye

Dave Matthews Band

1996

38. Clockwatching

Jason Mraz

2005

39. One Night Stands

Hank Williams Jr.

1977

40. Conventioneers

Barenaked Ladies

2000

41. The Recluse

Cursive

2003

42. Blah Blah Blah

Kesha

2010

43. The Night Before

Lee Hazlewood

1997

44. Lola

The Kinks

1970

45. Live While We're Young

One Direction

2012

46. If Only for One Night

Luther Vandross

1985

47. How Many Drinks?

Miguel

2013

48. Inside My Love

Minnie Ripperton

1975

49. Would You Come on and Go with Me?

Teddy Pendergrass

1979

50. Love in This Club

Usher (featuring Young Jeezy)

2008

51. One Night Stand

Jazmine Sullivan

2008

52. Dirty Diana

Michael Jackson

1988

53. One Night Stand

Murphy Elmore

2016

54. I Don't Even Know Your Name

Alan Jackson

1994

55. I May Hate Myself in the Morning

Lee Ann Womack

2004

56. Jose Cuervo

Shelly West

1983

57. Spilled Perfume

Pam Tillis

1994

58. All About Tonight

Blake Shelton

2010

59. The Lucky One

Alison Krauss & Union Station

2010

60. Backseet

LL Cool J

1993

61. December, 1963 (Oh, What a NIght)

The Four Seasons

1975

62. I May Hate Myself in the Morning

Lee Ann Womack

2004

63. Lonely Eyes

Chris Young

2013

64. Don't Stop Believin'

Journey

1981

65. Home Alone Tonight

Luke Bryan (featuring Karen Fairchild)

2015

66. That Girl

Jennifer Nettles

2013

67. Lucille

Kenny Rogers

1976

68. I Love Rock N' Roll

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

1975

69. My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don't Love Jesus

Jimmy Buffett

1977

70. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?

Rod Stewart

1978

71. Love in the Hot Afternoon

Gene Watson

1975

72. Love in the Afternoon

Barbara Streisand

1974

73. One That Got Away

Michael Ray

2018

74. Stays in Mexico

Toby Keith

2004

75. Save Tonight

Eagle Eye Cherry

1997

76. One Night Stand

The Pipettes

2006

77. One Night Only

Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé, Anika Noni Rose & Sharon Leal

2006

78. One Night Love Affair

Bryan Adams

1984

79. Another Town, Another Train

ABBA

1973

80. Stay with Me

The Faces

1971

81. Desiree

Neil Diamond

1977

82. Stay the Night

Chicago

1984

83. Say Goodbye

Triumph

1982

84. Chevy Van

Sammy Johns

1973

85. Lift Me Up

Bruce Springsteen

1999

86. One Night Stand

Hinder

2008

87. I Heard Love Is Blind

Amy Winehouse

2003

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Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 10, 2020:

Dude - Thanks for this addition. I love Amy Winehouse. So tragic.

Dude on July 09, 2020:

Amy Winehouse’s “I Heard that Love Is Blind” from her fantastic debut album, Frank.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 28, 2019:

Richard B - Thank you for the song suggestion which I have added.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 28, 2019:

KevRuss - Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't know she sang.

Richard B on September 27, 2019:

I would add Bruce Springsteen's haunting "Lift Me Up". Beautiful lyrics, tune, if you haven't heard it, you should.

KevRuss on September 25, 2019:

You missed "Just Another Lover Tonight" by Cheryl Ladd, which tells of a liberated woman who's sowing her wild oats.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 03, 2019:

Bob - Thanks for the song suggestion which I have added. Several country stars have covered the song but it didn't have the same success.

Robert Sacchi on March 03, 2019:

Have you considered "Chevy Van" by Sammy Johns? I remember when the song was out a DJ said it may have caused a spike in the sales of Chevy vans.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 02, 2019:

Michael - Thank you for these suggestions. I've added many of these songs. I appreciate you.

Michael on March 02, 2019:

Hi, you missed alot of songs. Here are a few:

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

"Let's Talk It Over in the Morning" by Anne Murray

"I Was Made for Loving You, Baby" by Kiss

"We've Got Tonight" by Bob Seger

"Tonight's the Night" by Rod Stewart

"Paradise by the Dashboard Light" by Meat Loaf

"One Night Love Affair" by Bryan Adams

"Just One Night" by Triumph

"One More Night" by Phil Collins

"Stay With Me" by The Faces

"Another Town, Another Train" by Abba

"Carefree Highway" by Gordon Lightfoot

"Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon

"Say Goodbye" by Triumph

"Desiree" by Neil Diamond

"Stay the Night" by Chicago

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 21, 2018:

Devika - Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are doing well.

DDE on September 21, 2018:

Too many songs and you found it out. One can look at life in so many ways.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 09, 2018:

Larry - I like your perspective. A relative worked in an STD testing clinic in the DC area and apparently it's a thing to hook up with random people in the dark at parties. Just imagine!

My relative is a health professional who tested lots of people for all kinds of yuckies and listened to how they got them, often from casual encounters. And it wasn't just young folks and poor people. It was often elected officials and staffers, businesspeople, etc. They went to the clinic because no names were used whatsoever, just numbers. Probably better off just to stay at the bar and flirt, although many people are very lonely and disconnected and will take a chance.

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on September 08, 2018:

Seems like a fun idea in theory, but sex without caring is a harder sale to my body than my mind.

Sorry if that's too explicit, lol

Great read.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 07, 2018:

Natalie - There's sooo much codespeak, like "Netflix and chill." While we might think that sounds relaxing, it means to "get busy" with someone during/after a cheap date watching Netflix at one of your places. Yikes. Amazing how the lingo changes!

Natalie Frank from Chicago, IL on September 06, 2018:

I'm going to age my self as well, but let's hook up when I was a teenager just meant lets get together later, nothing more than that. Now "dinner and a movie," well. . . that's another matter! You really need to put a book together with all your playlists! It would be pretty thick. It could make a good coffee table book!

Robert Sacchi on September 03, 2018:

Thank you. It was just another day for me. The last holiday I got was New Years. Hope you had a good one.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 03, 2018:

Bob - "Lucille" is about as sad a song as I've heard, and it sure does fit. I'm adding it at #67 so thanks for the suggestion. Hope your Labor Day is a good one.

Robert Sacchi on September 02, 2018:

Would "You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Lucille" & "I Ain't as Good As I Once Was" fall into this category?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 02, 2018:

Chris - Thanks for stopping by. There are plenty of dangers!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 02, 2018:

satendrasaini - I appreciate the kind encouragement. Have a terrific week.

satendrasaini on September 02, 2018:

very nice collection thanks for sharing such a wounder full information.

Krzysztof Willman from Parlin, New Jersey on September 01, 2018:

Great playlist topic, hook-up culture is still very common today though I think today's youth is finally getting smarter about it.

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on August 29, 2018:

I am glad someone remembered that band.

I will surely tell K2.

Regards,

Suhail

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 28, 2018:

Suhail - I recall Great White even before the night club incident and will take a look at their songs to see what I may have missed. Tell K2 hello for me.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 28, 2018:

Tim - Keeping it real is the only way! My daughter, her friends, and my nieces and nephews, and I talk about anything and everything. It makes my mother blush, but they have to talk to someone and be able to ask questions and get answers.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on August 28, 2018:

Thanks, Flourish,

I'm really glad you compiled this list because it really is a reminder that the more things change, the more things remain the same. I think having a diverse life growing up helps me communicate with my students/clients/church members. They say: Mr. Truzy keeps it real, whether it's a discussion of the spread of STD's (like you mentioned) or finding a job, and/or worshiping Him.

Thanks for "keeping it real" Flourish.

Sincerely,

Tim

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on August 28, 2018:

Ha-ha so here is a wish list of songs for hard rock bands of the yore.

I am 100% sure that all those 80s hair bands had songs along these lines. I particularly used to like a blues based melodic hard rock band by the name of Great White. The band's albums were replete with songs about one night encounters. Unfortunately, the band is more known for causing a fire accident at a night club in Rhodes Island that killed many people than for its melodic hard rock.

AC/DC is ranked second after Led Zep by Ranker website and this song justifies.

Great list and that song by Heart? Well, I would prefer The Runaways over them anytime, but the song is intriguing.

Regards,

Suhail and my dog

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 27, 2018:

Tim, A former rapper! The things we learn about one another! Thanks for the song suggestion. It's funny how Prince was so religious but his songs were so naughty.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 27, 2018:

Liz - I appreciate the compliment. A reader asked me to compile the list on this topic. They wrote in on a particular Q&A topic. I can't always do so, but I liked their suggestion.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 27, 2018:

Dora - It's funny how many of us sing along to so many songs without understanding what the lyrics are. Thanks for stopping by.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 27, 2018:

Jo - Same here! Thanks for stopping by!

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on August 27, 2018:

Hi, Flourish,

I have two songs for you which may meet your list requirements. In full disclosure, as a youth, I performed in a rap group, and therefore, I became familiar with many of these tunes I'm sharing with you because they were popular.

These songs have the same name: Do Me Baby. One is by Prince and the other is by Bell Biv, Devoe, former members of the R& B group New Edition. Even then, I thought these songs wild and crazy.

Sincerely,

Tim

Liz Westwood from UK on August 27, 2018:

I am in favour of long term commitment, but you excel in compiling a playlist of songs on a theme.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 27, 2018:

Number 4 is indeed an oldie since I remember hearing it and singing it without even understanding what is was about. Thanks for the list.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on August 27, 2018:

Many more songs about this than I would ever have imagined.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 27, 2018:

Pamela - It's amazing what a popular subject this is in songs. Drinking definitely adds to the possibility. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 27, 2018:

Shannon - High five! I added them both. I love Jennifer Nettles.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 27, 2018:

Tim - I had never thought of it that way, but looking at the lyrics, yes. Thanks for the addition!

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on August 26, 2018:

Hi, Flourish,

I remember Journey's "Street Light People: Don't Stop Believing." That's a hook up song if every there was one.

"For a smile they can share the night, it goes and on, and on..."

Anyway, thanks.

Sincerely,

Tim

Shannon Henry from Texas on August 26, 2018:

Speaking of.... Just heard one on the radio from a year or two ago... "Home Alone Tonight" by Luke Bryan and that girl from Little Big Town. Can't think of her name right now.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 26, 2018:

I knew there were quite a few songs about one night stands, and you sure listed a large group. One night stands can defintely can have bad consequences as you stated. Drinking too much definitely loosens your inhibitions. The one night stand was never talked about when I grew up, but I guess that says something about my age.

Interesting article!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 26, 2018:

Shannon - Terrific additions! Thanks for these! Country music is pretty much made for this. Hope you have a great week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 26, 2018:

Carrie - This was a fun (although challenging) one to write, but then they came pouring forth. The Wicked Games songs are different. One is about unrequited love and the other is about a hookup while away from the narrator's regular girl. I appreciate you chiming in. I need all the help I can get! Have a great week yourself!

Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on August 26, 2018:

Comphrensive !! Felt like I was reading the musical library of lovers !! I like Wicked games by Chris Issack not sure if the weekend did a re-do or if the title is just the same. Its amazing what we can uncover in lyrics. Have a great week :)

Shannon Henry from Texas on August 26, 2018:

There's no use crying over spilled perfume..... Thanks, now that song is in my head. LOL. It always stayed in my head whenever I heard it on the radio, too. Pam Tillis is good at that.

I think that LeAnn Womack's "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" fits your list here. What about "Lonely Eyes" by Chris Young?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 26, 2018:

Paula - Better to have TMI than be mistaken as clueless. I am sometimes aghast by new stuff I learn but I try not to show it. Stay chill, YOLO, Paula.

Suzie from Carson City on August 26, 2018:

Well.....Flourish & Genna......"Let's hook up later," at one time (in the good old days) it surely DID have an innocent meaning! I hear you Genna, about the naivety. How I wish I could remain naive but I have too many young adult grandchildren who continually educate their clueless grandmother. I've resorted to telling them that they give me "too much information" and I prefer being a "stupid old lady!"

I read a long list a while ago, of terms that meant one thing, back in our day, but mean something entirely different today.

Don't know about you ladies, but I resent having to learn a whole new language at my age, just so I don't embarrass myself or trip over my words!

Flourish, another superb article! Peace, Paula

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 26, 2018:

Genna - I've heard adults use the term with friends (as in "let's hook up later" when that's not at ALL what they meant. I usually snicker and if appropriate I tell them so they don't make a fool of themselves anymore. Thanks for stopping by and for the song suggestion. Have a wonderful week.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on August 26, 2018:

I'm so naive, I never knew what "hooked up" actually meant until recently. I thought it was connecting with a friend. (Lol.) I wonder if the term was originally derived from hooker? But I'm a little concerned over the casualness of our youth (teenagers) in hooking up. Loved this music! Thank you, as always. Does Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do With It" fit the category? I'm not sure.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 26, 2018:

Linda - Thanks for being a good sport and reading even though you don't typically know the songs! I appreciate you.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 26, 2018:

Bob - On the Sammy Kershaw song, sometimes I include cover versions instead of the original, and this was just one of those times. Members of the Rhythm Aces actually backed him up on the vocals, which is neat. Adding the Four Seasons song. Thanks for the song suggestion!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 25, 2018:

As always, I appreciate your research and your descriptions. I don't know any of the songs, but they certainly sound interesting!

Robert Sacchi on August 25, 2018:

Another fun list. There was a 70's version of "Third Rate Romance", by the Rhythm Aces. There was also "December, 1963" also known as "Oh what a night", The Four Seasons.

I love "Angel of the Morning", I find the song haunting.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 25, 2018:

Tim - Thanks for the song suggestions. I added LL Cool J's song (which I wasn't familiar with and which definitely fit, omg). Third Rate Romance was indeed a cover by Sammy Kershaw. It was first recorded back in 1975, and some of the members of the band backed up Sammy Kershaw on his version of it. Thanks for stopping by. This was a fun one to put together, inspired by a question from a reader.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on August 25, 2018:

This was great, Flourish. Hi, Flourish,

I read this and smiled. I have never been one for the one night stands, however, many of these tunes are familiar to me.

Here is a few more I thought about:

Billy Joel”Only the Good Die Young. Isn’t the narrator trying to encourage the Catholic girl, Virginia, to “come out?”

LL Cool J.”Backseat.” The narrator says back seat of my jeep, “Let’s kick an episode.

Freddy Jackson: Rock Me Tonight for Old Time Sake. In this tune, the narrator talks about how he loves this girl, but they only hook up occasionally. Does that count? There isn’t much of a relationship going on in the song. In fact, he says: “So much has happened in my life since we’ve parted. How about you?”

This was a fun to read list of songs about a common topic of different types of music. That song, Third Rate Romance, isn’t it a remake?

Thanks,

Sincerely,

Tim

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 25, 2018:

Nell - It's great to see you! Thanks for the compliment, and have a wonderful weekend.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 25, 2018:

Linda - That voice of hers is amazing. She can really belt it out. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're doing well.

Nell Rose from England on August 25, 2018:

What a great list! I don't know some of them, but others have got me tapping my feet again!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on August 25, 2018:

Flourish, Ann Wilson has a voice that is mind-blowing, and her sister Nancy is one of the best guitarists. Period. They were born and raised in the Seattle area, so I've always loved them and followed their career. Their song is the one I immediately thought of when I read the title of this article.

The "new" songs (i.e. anything written after 1980 LOL) I have to admit I'm not familiar with. I admire the amount of research you put into these. Well done.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 25, 2018:

Bill - Can you even imagine that funny song taking place? Might not be so funny if you're the guy in it and not expecting Lola to be a man.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 25, 2018:

Mary - I'm glad to be married a long time and not have to deal with today's dating culture, as I understand from single friends that it can be brutal.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 25, 2018:

Frances - There are a lot of people out there who aren't what the portend to be.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 25, 2018:

Louise, Thank you for stopping by! It's always a pleasure hearing from you.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 25, 2018:

Heidi - At the time it was popular, I was singing along on the radio not thinking about what the heck the lyrics meant (and probably not getting all of them right either). It strikes me as super odd that she selected a freaking hitchhiker as the father of her child, and she mentions he was young, too. I'm hoping he was at least of consent age. Super strange, a dangerous thing to do picking up a stranger in the rain. I think of murder, STDs, and all kinds of bad stuff. She didn't even give the dude breakfast in the morning and left him still stranded in a hotel with his clothes still damp!

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on August 25, 2018:

I'm glad you put Carrie Underwood in there. She's got a lovely voice.

Frances Metcalfe from The Limousin, France on August 25, 2018:

Hi Flourish - a really entertaining and often humerous article. Definitely in the danger zone here - the lesson is be very careful and don't hurt anyone!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 25, 2018:

Lola for sure....one of the funnier songs to come out of the Sixties....way ahead of its time. The other one I thought of was Bob Seger's.....showing my age again.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on August 25, 2018:

Flourish, this culture was not a practice when I was growing up. Oh my, just confessing my age. Each generation has its own unique trend. As you've placed here, women at first feel flattered but regret it later. The songs express very well the many feelings involved in the experience.

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on August 25, 2018:

Dang, girl! So I open up HP this morning and wake up to this steamy playlist. :)

The one that I thought of right away was #18 by Heart. Yep, kind of weird with so many options and adoptions available. And how about perfect timing with that? And she was gambling on a stranger being, um, not in the same situation as her hubby. How'd she do that? Don't know about you, but I couldn't tell just from looking at a guy. Maybe she had some screening questionnaire? Nothing awkward about that.

Oh well, thanks for starting my day with a smile! Happy Weekend!

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