BY CAITLYN RALPH AND JASMINE RESPESS
A lot happens in the music world between the Catalyst’s weekly production schedule. While Caitlyn and Jasmine would love to cover it all, they can’t – so, instead, we gave them a category and had them write up bite-sized blurbs on a handful songs from that category. This week’s best cuffing songs – take a look at the results below.
“i like you lots” – LANY
“i like you lots” is literally the definition of cuffing wrapped up in one song. The couple met – most likely during the summer – “at the party up on the hill.” A while later, close to winter, the protagonist – now looking for a relationship – revisits the summer fling, suggesting to the love interest, “grab a coat the sunset’s right at 6:35 tonight.” Romantically, the lyrics continue, “it’s kinda cold, but I wanna hold ya” before declaring “I like you lots.” And, with that, the cuffing is complete.—CR
“Swoon” – Beach Weather
As soon as “you’re my cannibal lover” slowly and smoothly slides off frontman Nick Santino’s lips, “Swoon” sonically encapsulates the electrifying sensation of a new relationship – overflowing with attraction, sexiness and chemistry.—CR
“She’s The Prettiest Girl At The Party, And She Can Prove It With A Solid Right Hook” – Frank Iero And The Patience
“She’s The Prettiest Girl At The Party…” is one of the most subtly romantic songs that I’ve ever encountered. Starting slow, a haunting intro causes the song to confess, “You said you never wanna be saved / Well, that’s okay because I really wouldn’t know how / Just know that the best that I’ll ever be / Is whatever you make me and wherever you are.” And…I’m crying. Just like that.—CR
“Dilemma” –– Nelly ft Kelly Rowland
To me the creation of the rap song featuring a R&B singer is so perfect. Those are my favorite kinds of modern songs, so “Dilemma” is that on top of being the perfect cuffing season song. It is basically that meme about “the guy she told you not to worry about” meme come to life. “No matter what I do,” I can never ge this song out of my head.
“Southside” Llyod ft Ashanti
In a similar vein, “Southside” is about not giving a s*** what people think and rolling with your bae to the other side of town. This songs features the kind of crooning we mostly left behind in the early aughts. Maybe it will make a comeback, but at least you can stream this now.
“(What a) wonderful world” Sam Cooke or Otis Redding
As you are sitting in the library stressing over your workload, you can listen to this song and think about your bae, but not too much because you have to focus. This song is funny because I am not totally sure if it is propaganda for or against academia. Anyways, “what a wonderful world it will be” when it is winter break and you can snuggle up with bae and not do homework (unless you are a thesis student of course.)
I’m Sprung – T Pain
Probably one of my first true introductions to romance and love. Happy cuffing y’all.