My friend Allison is a punk rock megababe from Brea who likes baking, Lemmy, and being a creep. She chimed in with a few of her favorite romantic punk jams on my post a few days ago, and her picks were all so spot-on that I invited her to make her own list for you guys! After you’ve checked out her top ten punk rock love songs, you should probably follow her on Twitter @AllisonMarie666. Thanks again for contributing, Allison! Here are her picks and commentary:
1. Silly Girl – The Descendents
Allison says: I have no idea how Milo ever got turned down by any girl. If I were ever to be serenaded by him, I would instantly melt. This song is so adorable, it makes you feel like you’re 14 and you just got your first boyfriend. Then again, just about every Descendents song about a girl makes me feel that way.
2. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend – The Ramones
Allison says: A classic! What better way to tell a girl how you really feel then to just let her know you wanna be her boyfriend. Probably one of the best ways to ask out any girl in a studded belt that you’re crushing on.
3. Please Don’t Touch – Motörhead/Girlschool
Allison says: Who would have thought Motörhead to be romantic? There are quite a few Motörhead songs that could have made the list, but I find this one to be the best (although “Jailbait” was a close second). Sara adds: Oh, hell yeah. When Lemmy remembers the first time he took her to a cheap motel, I get these weird tingles.
4. GG Allin & the Jabbers – Cheri Love Affair
Allison says: I mentioned this one in my original comment, but I had to include it again. While he keeps it kinda sleazy with lines like, “looking at you make me cream in my jeans”, GG redeems the sweetness by saying “I’d like to take ya to a real nice place”. Dinner and sex, anyone?
5. Iggy & the Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog
Allison says: This song screams sweaty, sticky, summer love. A few beers, this record, a hot boy, and you are instantly in the heavy petting mood.
6. Nasty Facts – All Half Yours
(so fuckin punk it’s not even on Youtube!)
Allison says: I didn’t hear about this band till I recieved my very own punk rock love song mix. This song is playful and fun, and perfect for that summer fling you may find yourself in.
7. The Damned – New Rose
Allison says: “I’ve got a feeling inside of me, it’s kinda strange like a stormy sea” — Isn’t this the way everyone feels when they start to fall in love without knowing it?
8. Stiff Little Fingers – Barbed Wire Love
Allison says: This one was chosen because it holds more sentimental value than anything. This song is great, Stiff Little Fingers is great, and it reminds me of being 18 and in love.
9. Black Flag – Slip It In
Allison says: This one is kinda a creeper on the list. I mostly put this on here for me. Something about Henry Rollins is so undeniably sexy, and listening to this song instantly makes me wanna make out. I’m kind of a pervert, Henry Rollins is a total babe, and so this made it!
10. The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Allison says: I almost forgot about this one, and then I kicked myself in the ass for doing so. This song describes all the best parts about being young and in love, and is definitley in the top 10 punk rock love songs of all time.
Dude, she’s right on, right? What are your punk rock love picks? Let me know, and who knows, maybe you can make your own list!