Love Is The Drug I’m Thinking Of

Roxy+Music+Love+Is+The+Drug+MAXI+SINGLEBryan Ferry and Roxy Music scored their biggest international hit in 1975 with a funky, sexy song named “Love Is The Drug” that went to #2 in the States.   That infectious bass line was later imitated in Chic’s monster disco smash “Good Times”.    Flash forward almost 40 years later and Bryan re-recorded the song with a full orchestra for Leonardo di Caprio’s version of “The Great Gatsby”.   Who can resist lyrics like this?

 

 

I troll downtown the red light place
Jump up bubble up, what’s in store
Love is the drug and I need to score
Showing out, showing out, hit and run
Boy meets girl where the beat goes on
Stitched up tight, can’t shake free
Love is the drug, got a hook on me

Oh oh catch that buzz
Love is the drug I’m thinking of
Oh oh can’t you see
Love is the drug for me
Late that night I park my car
Stake my place in the singles bar
Face to face, toe to toe
Heart to heart as we hit the floor
Lumber up, limbo down

The locked embrace, the stumble round
I say go, she say yes
Dim the lights, you can guess the rest
Oh oh catch that buzz


jones grace love is the drugOver the years, many artists have covered Bryan’s song and added their own sensual take on those seductive lyrics.    Grace Jones 1980 version is one of the most electrifying. Grace blended her innovative performance art style with her exotic Caribbean island influences.   Actress Carla Gugino sang and performed an enticing burlesque dance in a great scene from the cult classic movie “Sucker Punch”.    And if you’re looking for something a little faster but just as sexy, the Divinyls (I Touch Myself) recorded a rare version that appeared on the soundtrack to the Super Mario Brothers movie.

Grace Jones Version

“LOVE IS THE DRUG” from Sucker Punch

“LOVE IS THE DRUG” The Divinyls

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