5. AIR, "Playground Love" (2000)

Teens in lust are a common pop-song topic, but this haunting theme from The Virgin Suicides turns hormonal hot-bloodedness into cool, clear devotion.

"Anytime, anywhere, you're my playground love," purrs Thomas Marz, years ahead of his wider fame with Phoenix.

Blanketed by smooth, subtle horns, he sounds like he's swirling a brandy years later, reliving a moment of infatuation he's now certain was the truest love he'll ever know.

โ€” Jeff Klingman

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