Love in the stacks

One of my favorite Friends episodes is the one where Ross discovers that the aisle where his dissertation is shelved, in the university library, is where everyone goes to have sex — presumably because it’s generally deserted. This list from Flavorwire seems like a tailor-made accompaniment: 10 Best Songs About Libraries and Librarians. My favorite quote is from “Swinging London” by The Magnetic Fields: “I read your manifestos and your strange religious tracts/You took me to your library and kissed me in the stacks.”

Here’s the rundown, but click through to the article above for details & song samples.

1. “At the Library” by Green Day
2. “In the Army Kid” by Of Montreal
3. “Swinging London” by The Magnetic Fields
4. “Young Adult Friction” by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
5. “Lost in the Library” – Saint Etienne
6. “There She Goes, My Beautiful World” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
7. “Library Card” by Frank Zappa
8. “Fun Fun Fun” by The Beach Boys
9. “Librarian” by My Morning Jacket
10. “Library Rap” by MC Poindexter & The Study Crew

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