Sunday, July 27, 2008

GREEK WORDS IN SONGS PT. 1: KISS



From the ancient Greek word kyneo-kyno: kiss
(whose simple past is kyssa & its imperative would be kysson) /
first known use of the word in Homers' "Odyssey" - 8th Century BC, Rhapsody D, verse 522)


Song titles with Kiss words

Doctor Kiss-Kiss-5.000 VOLTS (1975)
Don't Talk Just Kiss-RIGHT SAID FRED (1991)
Eso Beso (That Kiss!)-PAUL ANKA (1962)
French Kisssin'-DEBBIE HARRY (1986)
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me-U2 (1995)
I Kissed A Girl-KATY PERRY (2008)
It Started With A Kiss-HOT CHOCOLATE (1982)
Just One More Kiss-RENEE & RENATO (1983)
Kiss-PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION (1986)
Kiss And Say Goodbye-THE MANHATTANS (1975)
Kiss Me-STEPHEN "TIN TIN" DUFFY (1984)
Kiss Me-SIXPENCE NON THE RICHER (1997 & 1999)
Kiss Me Another-GEORGIA GIBBS (1955)
Kiss Me, Baby-THE BEACH BOYS (1965)
Kiss Me Deadly-LITA FORD (1988)
Kiss Me When I'm Starving-THE HEART THROBS (1990)
Kiss On My List-HALL & OATES (1980)
Kiss Them For Me-SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES (1991)
Kiss You All Over-EXILE (1978)
Kisses-BENT feat. NANA MOUSKOURI (2000)
Kisses In The Moonlight-GEORGE BENSON (1986)
Kisses On The Wind-NENEH CHERRY (1989)
Kissing A Fool-GEORGE MICHAEL (1987)
Kissing With Confidence-WILL POWERS (1987)
Last Kiss-FRANK WILSON & THE CAVALIERS (1964), PEARL JAM (1999)
The Last Kiss-DAVID CASSIDY (1985)
One Kiss Away-THE DOOLEYS (1978 / honey our love is only just one kiss away)
The Perfect Kiss-NEW ORDER (1985)
Save Your Kisses For Me-BROTHERHOOD OF MAN (1976)
Sealed With A Kiss-BRIAN HYLAND (1962), JASON DONOVAN (1989)
Summer Kisses, Winter Tears-ELVIS PRESLEY (1961), JULEE CRUISE (1991)
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)-BETTY EVERETT (1964), CHER (1991)
Then He Kissed Me-THE CRYSTALS (1963)


Song lyrics referring to Kissing

A Man Without Love-ENGELBERT (1968 / Then somethin' changed her mind, her kisses told me)
A Rockin’ Good Way-BROOKE BENTON & DINAH WASHINGTON (1960), SHAKIN' STEVENS & BONNIE TYLER (1984 / If you're gonna give me good kisses like that honey don't you know I'm gonna give them right back 'cause that's a kissing good way)
A View To A Kill-DURAN DURAN (1985 /that fatal kiss is all we need)
Add It Up-VIOLENT FEMMES (1982 / why can't I get just one kiss)
Addicted To Love-ROBERT PALMER (1985 / another kiss is all you need... another kiss and youll be mine)
All My Loving-THE BEATLES (1963 / close your eyes & I'll kiss you... I'll pretend that I'm kissing the lips I am missing)
And A Bang On The Ear-THE WATERBOYS (1988 / bang=kiss)
Anna-CLOUSEAU (1991 / I snuggle close and kiss your nose)
At This Moment-BILLY VERA & THE BEATERS (1987 & 1992 / kiss the ground that you walk on)
Bad Cover Version-PULP (2001 / and every time he kisses you it leaves behind the bitter taste of saccharine)
Baby Love-THE SUPREMES (1964 / Been missing ya, miss kissing ya Instead of breaking up Let's do some kissing and making up)
Being Boring-PET SHOP BOYS (1990 / all the people I was kissing, some are here & some are missing)
The Boy From New York City-THE AD LIBS (1965 / Every time he wants to kiss me, ooo, He makes me feel so fine)
Breathe Again-TONI BRAXTON (1993 / if I never feel your tender kiss again)
Butterfly-CRAZY TOWN (2000 / so butterfly, here is a song and it's sealed with a kiss)
Can't Get Enough Of You Baby- ? & the Mysterians (1967), THE COLOUR FIELD (1985), SMASH MOUTH (1998 / whenever we kiss I get a feeling like this)
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe-BARRY WHITE (1973 / Is it in your kiss or just because you're sweet?)
Casablanca-BERTIE HIGGINS (1982 / ooh a kiss is still a kiss in Casablanca, but a kiss is not a kiss without your sigh)
Caterina-PERRY COMO (1962 / just how long is the list of the lips you kiss)
Crazy For You-MADONNA (1985 / yuo'll feel it in my kiss, I'm crazy for you)
The Crying Game-DAVE BERRY (1964), BOY GEORGE (1992 / first there are kisses, then there are sighs)
Dance Away-ROXY MUSIC (1979 / kissed goodnight)
Dance Of The Bad Angels-BOOTH & THE BAD ANGEL (1996 / The myth of kissing princes is they turn into toads)
Deacon Blues-STEELY DAN (1978 / throw a kiss and say goodbye)
Do That To Me One More Time-CAPTAIN & TENNILLE (1979 / kiss me like you just did)
Don’t Leave Me This Way-HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES (1975), THELMA HOUSTON (1976), THE COMMUNARDS feat. SARAH JANE MORRIS (1986 / I will surely miss your tender kiss)
Down To The Waterline-DIRE STRAITS (1978 / French kisses in the darkened doorways)
Dream A Little Dream-MAMA CASS (1968 / Say "Night-ie night" and kiss me)
Dress You Up-MADONNA (1985 / let me cover you with velvet kisses)
The Drowning Man-THE HOLLOW MEN (1988 / kiss me if you can cause I'm the drowning man)
End Of A Century-BLUR (1994 / kiss with dry lips when we say goodnight
Enola Gay-OMD (1980 / this kiss you give is never ever gonna fade away)
Fever-LITTLE WILLIE JOHN (1956), PEGGY LEE (1958), ELVIS PRESLEY (1960)
First Time-ROBIN BECK (1988 / electricity flows with the very first kiss)
Fly Me To The Moon-JULIE LONDON (1963), TEREZA (2003 / in other words darling kiss me)
For A Friend-THE COMMUNARDS (1987 / All I want to do is kiss you once goodbye, goodbye)
Forever J-TERRY HALL (1994 / kiss me kiss me)
From This Moment On-ELLA FITZGERALD (1956), JIMMY SOMERVILLE (1990 / got the sweet lips to kiss me good night)
Georgy Porgy-TOTO (1978 / kiss the girls & make them cry)
Goldfinger-SHIRLEY BASSEY (1964 / it’s a kiss of death from Mr. Goldfinger)
Great Balls Of Fire-JERRY LEE LEWIS (1957 / kiss me baby)
Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel-TAVARES (1976 / your kiss (SOUND OF A KISS)
Hold Me Tighter In The Rain-BILLY GRIFFIN (1983)
Hurts To Be In Love-GINO VANNELLI (1985 / More and more Your kiss is like a half opened door)
I Can See It In Your Eyes-MEN AT WORK (1982 / winter kisses when your lips were blue)
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing-AEROSMITH (1998 / then I kiss your eyes)
I Got You Babe-SONNY & CHER (1965 / I got you to kiss goodnight)
I Like It-GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (1963 / kiss me once more )
I Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Love You)-ARETHA FRANKLIN (1967 / Kiss me once again )
I Only Want To Be With You-DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (1963)
I Remember You-FRANK IFIELD (1962 / You're the one who made my dreams come true A few kisses ago)
I Wanna Be Loved By You-MARILYN MONROE (1959 / I wanna kissed by you, just you, nobody else but you)
I'm Waking Up To Us-BELLE & SEBASTIAN (2001 / you like men to kiss your arse)
If You're Not Here By My Side-MENUDO (1984 / I need your tender kisses)
In My Eyes-STEVIE B. (1989 / when you kiss me girl, you just don't know how you make me feel)
It's All Coming Back To Me Now-PANDORA'S BOX (1989 / if I kiss you like this), CELINE DION (1996)
It’s Fantasy-AMII STEWART (1987 / when we're alone like this a tender kiss fills my heart with happiness)
It's Now Or Never-ELVIS PRESLEY (1960 / kiss me my darling, be mine tonight)
Johnny B-HOOTERS (1987 / You can drive all night and you know she'll be waiting To love you again, her kiss is her poison Forever inside you, wherever you go )
Keep Your Hands To Yourself-GEORGIA SATELLITES (1986 / No huggy no kissy until I get a wedding ring)
La Luna-BELINDA CARLISLE (1989 / Then you held me and you kissed me)
Last Goodbye-JEFF BUCKLEY (1993 / Kiss me, please kiss me, But kiss me out of desire, babe and not consolation)
The Last To Know-JOHNNY HATES JAZZ (1991 / the bitterest taste after the sweetest kiss)
Lies-BROKEN RECORDS (2008 / kiss me)
The Look Of Love-DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (1967 / let's take a lovers vow and then seal it with a kiss)
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing-FOUR ACES (1955 / In the morning mist two lovers kissed and the world stood still)
Love Is Strange-MICKEY & SYLVIA (1957), EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL (1992 / Your sweet loving Is better than a kiss When you leave me Sweet kisses I miss)
Love You Inside Out-BEE GEES (1979 / your kisses taset like honey)
Lucky Lips-CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS (1963 / lucky lips are always kissing lucky lips are never blue lucky lips will always find a pair of lips so true)
Magic Moments-PERRY COMO (1957 / I'll never forget the moment we kissed the night of the hay ride )
Material Girl-MADONNA (1984 / Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me I think theyre o.k.)
Mexican Moon-CONCRETE BLONDE (1993 / just a little kiss of mine)
Miss Chatelaine-K.D. LANG (1992 / just a kiss)
Miss You Like Crazy-NATALIE COLE (1989 / a kiss in the rain till the sun shine through)
Mr. Brightside-THE KILLERS (2003 / it was only a kiss)
Never Gonna Fall In Love Again-ERIC CARMEN (1975 / I'll get along without your kiss good night)
Never Too Much-LUTHER VANDROSS (1981 / Oh, my love a thousand kisses from you is never too much)
No No No-TERRY HALL (1994 / (Let's call it love) oh no not love, (sealed with a kiss) oh no not a kiss)
Only The Lonely-THE MOTELS (1982 / We kiss all together wrong)
Out That Door-HOODOO GURUS (1987 /your kiss can leave me cold, I miss the fire that our hearts once used to hold)
Pandora's Box-OMD (1991 / And all the stars you kissed could never ease the pain)
Papa-PAUL ANKA (1974 / every night my papa would take me and tuck me in my bed kiss me on my head after all my prayers were said)
Paradise-PHOEBE CATES (1982 /you kiss me once I’ll kiss you twice)
Raspberry Beret-PRINCE (1985 / she wasn't too bright but I could tell when she kissed she knew how to get her kicks)
Put Your Head On My Shoulder-PAUL ANKA (1959)
Red Sky-THRICE (2005 / she could take your life with one good kiss)
Respect-OTIS REDDING (1965), ARETHA FRANKLIN (1967 / your kisses sweeter than honey)
Save Your Love-RENEE & RENATO (1982 / I can't wait to hold & kiss you)
See You In July-PAUL HARDCASTLE (1991 / kissing in the moonlight)
Sense-THE LIGHTNING SEEDS (1992 / waiting for somebody like you to kiss me senseless)
The Sensual World-KATE BUSH (1989 / then I'd take the kiss of seedcake from his mouth... you don't need words - just one kiss, then another)
Slide Away-J.J. (1991 / oh to be kissed by her lips)
Superwoman-KARYN WHITE (1988 / all that's missing is your morning kiss that used to greet me)
Surrender-ELVIS PRESLEY (1960 /when we kiss my heart's in fire)
Take Me I'm Yours-SQUEEZE (1978 / forever there'll be a heaven in your kiss)
Thank You My Love-IMAGINATION (1984 / I walked you home & kissed you)
There Will Never Be Another You-CHRIS MONTEZ (1966 / There will be other lips that I may kiss But they won't thrill me like yours used to do)
Through The Fire-CHAKA KHAN (1984 / Well I'm not ready to kiss that dream goodbye)
The Walk-THE CURE (1983 / I kissed you in the water and made your dry lips sing)
The Way To Your Heart-SOULSISTER (1989 /All the sweet kisses, all the tendernessthat are being shared all around me, only remind me of my own distress, no loving arms to surround me)
What's A Girl To Do?-BAT FOR LASHES (2007 / When you love someone But the thrill is gone And your kisses at night Are replaced with tears And when your dreams are wrong Then I ask you now, what's a girl to do?)
When Doves Cry-PRINCE (1984 / Dig if u will the picture Of u and I engaged in a kiss)
Where Are You Now My Love-JACKIE TRENT (1965 / we walked in the rain, you kissed, whispered my name)
Where The Wild Roses Grow-NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS feat. KYLIE MINOGUE (1995 / On the third day he took me to the river He showed me the roses and we kissed)
Why Can’t I Be You-THE CURE (1987 / I’ll kiss you from your feet to where your head begins)
Wish You Were Here-THE BEE GEES (1989 / you're dealing with a heart of stone try to kiss and say goodbye)
The Winner Takes It All-ABBA (1980 / But tell me does she kiss Like I used to kiss you?)
Woman In Love-BARBRA STREISAND (1980 / I kiss the morning goodbye)
You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth-MEAT LOAF (1977 / it must have been while you were kissing me)
Your Love Is King-SADE (1984)
You're My Everything-SANTA ESMERALDA (1977 / when I kiss your lips...)
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'-THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS (1964 / you never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips)
Zoom-FAT LARRY'S BAND (1982 / just one kiss...SMACK:SOUND OF A KISS)


"Kiss & tell" songs

Don’t Say It’s Love-JOHNNY HATES JAZZ
Kiss & Tell-BRYAN FERRY
Looking For The Summer-CHRIS REA (this ain’t no game of kiss & tell)
Miss Serajevo-PASSENGERS
Modern Day Delilah-VAN STEPHENSON
The Nightfly-DON FAGEN
Victims-CULTURE CLUB
Wishing Well-TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY (1987 / kissing like a bandit stealing time... kiss & tell)

2 comments:

Lora said...

This is great info to know.

LefterisLalos said...

Thank you Lora.