What’s love got to do with it this Valentine’s Day? Not much, if you listen to what many of our favorite dance floor divas are singing about this holiday season. The days of Saving All My Love For You and My Heart Will Go On are o-vah. In a world where quick romance is found with a tap on a Manhunt or Grindr ap, is it any wonder that many of us are looking past Mr. Right for Mr. Right Now? Here are some of our favorite un-love anthems heating up dance floors this Valentine’s Day.
Lala – “Who’s in My Mouth?”
For LaLa, romance is not about landing the guy; it’s about taking off, flying high, and enjoying the ride. She sings about it in “Who’s In My Mouth?”, her explosive new club track about living in a celebrity-obsessed world where marriages last 72 days and careers are built on releasing sex tapes. Stupid cupid.
“I am no prude when it comes to love,” LaLa confirms. “I’m all for finding a man or woman that I may or may not be in love with and tasting him or her in my mouth.”She’s not looking for Mr. or Miss Right this Valentine’s. She’s enjoying a love affair with her gay fans. “They were the first to really get me and understand my desire to be loved for my differences,” says the pint-sized songstress who was born in Hong Kong from Chinese parents and raised in Canada. “When I’m on stage in front of my gay boys and girls, I feed off their positive vibe. I swear I would shower in it if I could.” When she does settle, it will be with a gentleman. Someone who is respectful, generous, honest, and no flirts! She hates that. “My parents would love me to find a nice Asian guy to settle down with but that’s just not me. I’m looking forward to experiencing a few Mr. Wrongs before I meet my Mr. Right. ”
Faith Michaels – “Whore on the Dance Floor”
“Hell yeah!” says Faith Michaels when asked if she has been known to be the very thing she sings about in her new song, “Whore on the Dance Floor”. “I don’t care who you are or what type of work you do. We all have a little whore in us when it comes to the dance floor.”
She says you can learn a lot about a man from how he dances. “You can tell if he’s rough or hard or slow or sensual. If he leads, it is a sure sign he likes to take control. If he follows, you can expect him to raise his legs up once he hits the sheets.” Michaels is willing to take some of the heat for today’s overly-sexualized dance floors. Her last single, “Fetish”, explored the proclivities of the underground and inspired clubbers to explore them with her. “I was performing ‘Fetish’ in Key West during Fantasy Fest last year when one of my dancers grabbed a straight couple from the crowd and brought them on stage. The guy had the girl on all fours and was dry humping her from behind. The next thing I know, the guy was fingering her! During my number! Even I was taken aback. They were a couple of dance floor whores for sure, but according to Michaels, they’re not the biggest whores she has seen. “A true whore on the dance floor doesn’t even acknowledge people around them,” she explains. “They are too busy taking in the music, loving life and feeling that they are the most beautiful person in the world.”
SARIAH – “I’m Not Going Down”
“Love is my absolutely favorite topic to write about,” says singer-songwriter Sariah whose provocative club hits like last summer’s smash power ballad, “All About Sex” have made her a dance floor fave. Her latest single, “I’m Not Going Down” is a declaration about… well, you know what.
Similar to the subjects of her music, “I am bold when it comes to love,” confirms Sariah. “Every day, I’m learning more and more about what love means and how to love someone.”
She’s learned from experience that giving it up on the first date is a quick way to kill a budding romance.
“It’s a tired cliché, I know, but it’s so true that if you don’t love and respect yourself, you can’t truly love someone else.”
In “I’m Not Going Down”, Sariah hopes fans will learn to embrace their self worth. “Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the one you love and that person should be your self. Loving yourself is the first step to building a relationship.”
She wants an intelligent man who has his own career and is supportive of hers. He has to be able to make her laugh and love her as much as she loves herself.
But Sariah says she is not looking for her Mr. Right this Valentine’s Day. “My Mr. Right is my music. That’s where my heart is today.”