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7. “Estate,” by João Gilberto
Godin: Another amazing Brazilian song, but with Italian lyrics. It’s an amazing, sensual track.
8. “Amarsi Un Pò,” Lucio Battisti
Dunckel: For me, this is like driving a car in the French Riviera, at sunset. You know, it’s super-Latin, very erotic music. Edgy. But it’s such a part of the Italian culture also.
9. “Camille,” by George Delerue
Dunckel: I also love the music from the movie Le Mépris by George Delerue.
Godin: The theme song is “Camille.” It’s a Jean-Luc Godard movie, with Brigitte Bardot. This movie is just so cool from the first scene.
Dunckel: The movie is haunted by the music; it’s really emotional. There is a lot of melancholy to the song — it’s very sad, actually. It sounds like if your girlfriend just left you
10. “E.V.A.,” Jean-Jacques Perrey
Godin: Another song I really love that's more experimental and more funny is “E.V.A.” from Jean-Jacques Perrey. It's been sampled by many people over the years. It’s fun to dance to, and of course it’s romantic to dance.
11. “If You Leave Me Now,” by Chicago
Godin: It’s so cheesy. But it’s cool, you know. It’s like a big pot of honey. I had it on on my way to the airport.
Dunckel: It’s really girly to send music to seduce someone. In the past, a girl would send me some music and it would take me a while to realize that the lyrics were the message.
Godin: As a musician, I can't have music on when I’m with someone. I have a professional’s ear; I’m listening to the instruments, what key it’s in, what kind of reverb is on the drums — it’s like a curse.
12. “The Power of Love,” Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Godin: It’s on the edge of being too much. I think it’s not only about love between a man and a woman. It can be about another kind of love. Like a love between a man and a man [laughs].