Various Heart songs from their '80s Hair Metal Imperial phase do the trick. These Dreams and What About Love have that similar quiet-quiet-LOUD-quiet-quiet-
Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing
One of Beaumont's bangers (and from the period when Whitney was still alive). An instant head and heart turner for every lady in the house. Great key change. Visions of Kevin Costner being a "safe pair of hands".
Abba - The Winner Takes It All
Throats lumpen as soon as the pianos cascade downwards and the saddest of breakup records begins to unfurl. Mad to think The Blokes got The Ladies to sing such a record when their own relationships were in tatters and that's the reason why Abba are up there with The Beatles. Everyone in the Section has to sing, "Big ones, small ones" on cue.
Toto - Africa
Powerful chords. And also powerful when you hear the throng sing. As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.
Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
Apparently one of Foreigner, probably Johnny Foreigner, wrote this to woo some broad who in turn gave birth to Mark Ronson. But don't hold that against this incredible song. A brooding start and an epic, gospel filled climax. Just like when the Sectioneers make love.
Join Johnno Burgess, Dan Beaumont and Neil Price for Erection Section on Valentine's Day, Thursday 14th February at Dalston Superstore from 9pm - 2:30 am