Last week, a young Saudi man was sentenced to four months in jail and ninety lashings after being arrested by religious police for kissing and hugging a woman in the mall. The couple was spotted on mall cameras “engaging in immoral movements in front of other shoppers.”
The job of the Saudi religious police is to enforce a strict interpretation of Islam, which does not allow unrelated men and women to mingle freely. Many similar “kissing busts” have been made recently.
Frank Sinatra — Kiss Me Again
Safe in your arms, far from alarms
Daylight shall come, but in vain
Tenderly pressed close to your breast
Kiss me, kiss me again
Call me old fashioned, but Frank Sinatra is one of my favorite singers of all time. I love the man, and damn near everything he sings turns to gold. This is no exception.
Samuel E. Wright — Kiss the Girl
And you don’t know why
But you’re dying to try
You wanna kiss the girl
This song, composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman for the Little Mermaid (1989) soundtrack, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. In the movie, this song is sung by Sebastian as he tries to compel Prince Eric to kiss Ariel during a romantic boat ride through an enchanting lagoon.