Need You Tonight - INXS
First up, we have Need You Tonight by INXS. This was the first worldwide single released by the Australian funk rock band, and it reached Number 2 on the UK singles chart in 1988. Honestly, it's one of the sexiest songs of all time. For the video, vocalist Michael Hutchence sports a quintessential black leather biker jacket (and not much else). Steal the look with our supple lambskin Casella Biker Jacket, available in classic black or Valentine's red for UK Next Day delivery now.
Kiss - Prince
Next up, another classic eighties mood-setter, Prince's Kiss. The lead single from his eighth studio album, this song was a Number 1 hit worldwide and has been ranked by both NME and Rolling Stone as one of the greatest songs of all time. Inspired by Prince's androgynous style, our Mayfair Ruffle Shirt combines lace, paisley, velvet and a little excess. Click the pic to shop.
Arabella - Arctic Monkeys
Now for more of a modern classic, we have this iconic tune from Alex Turner. Inspired by the frontman's then-girlfriend Arielle Vandenburg and Jane Fonda's silver swimsuited Barberella, the song has a sexy space-age theme: "lips are like the galaxy's edge. And a kiss the colour of a constellation falling into place". A nod to the one worn by Turner at Pistoia Blues Festival, our Pink Single Breasted Blazer is ready to shop now. It's the perfect shade of Valentine's pink.
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Moving into a more sentimental mood, we have Elvis' classic love song, Can't Help Falling in Love. The song was featured in his 1961 feature film Blue Hawaii, and included on the album of the same name. The melody is based on Plaisir d'amour, a French song from 1784, so is a truly transcendent love song. It has been re-recorded by many other artists since, including Bob Dylan. To steal Elvis' style this Valentine's, shop our Denim Lightning Bolt Shirt, with a sequin emblazoned yoke fit for the King.
Closer - Nine Inch Nails
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Arguably the most famous song about Love of all time, how could we not include it on our list? This is a truly feel-good song, so is one to stick on if you're feeling blue this Valentine's. The Beatles' iconic sixties style has inspired many of our designs as a brand, but we've selected our Paisley Piped Blazer as the perfect piece for this edit. It combines pristine tailoring with an intricate paisley tapestry and solid black piping. A darker, chicer take on the signature print, perfect for a romantic evening for two.
Modern Love - David Bowie
A Song For The Lovers - Richard Ashcroft
Released in 2000, this was Ashcroft's first solo single following the break-up of The Verve. It was inspired by Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart, as the singer explained to Radio X in 2018: "I was in a hotel in London. It was a pretty shoddy hotel and back in the day there was still some of those bedheads with built-in radios. I was in a love situation, had a bit of a love affair thing going down and I turned the radio on and Love Will Tear Us Apart bizarrely came out of this radio on the bedhead". Well, we have a shirt for all the lovers, with an all-over scattered heart print in distinct monochrome: The Noir Heart Shirt.
Are You Ready For Love - Elton John
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
This one probably speaks for itself. We hope you get some 'Satisfaction' this weekend, whether that's from shaking your hips like Mick or from shopping our sale.
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From all of us at PHIX, to those of you celebrating or commiserating this weekend, Happy Valentine's!