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Wherein the Word “Sexy” Does a Lot of Work: Music Thread



Piggybacking off Christa’s earlier thread (Read it! And also…wow…memories, am I right?) I wanted to do a sexy music thread. Wherein “sexy” means sexy or lovey-dovey or romantic or anguished or, well…you know what I mean!

What are your favorite sexy songs?

Here are some of mine in no particular order:

  • Love Song for a Vampire–Annie Lennox
  • Slave to Love–Bryan Ferry
  • All Night--Beyonce
  • The Sensual World–Kate Bush
  • Woman in Chains–Tears for Fears
  • Don’t Stop the Dance–Bryan Ferry
  • You’re the One–Kate Bush
  • Feelin’ Love–Paula Cole
  • Work Song–Hozier

I know I’m forgetting a couple, so check back for updates. (I know you’ll be waiting breathlessly for them!)

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  • los

    “Excellent!” Such a generous definition allows 93% of dgloom metal.

    some too obvious
    some wedding staples (ouch)
    (I don’t necessarily like some of these.)
    sloppiness disclaimer: listed by either correct title or catchy lyric.

    • los

      1. Some too obvious
      2. some wedding staples (ouch)
      3. (I don’t necessarily like some of these.)
      4. sloppiness disclaimer: listed by either correct title or catchy lyric.

    • los

      (the era that paved the way (erm) for the “my b* died and my dog left me” C&W jokes)

      Train kept a rolling – johnny burnette trio (cover, and basis of recovers. Non-explicitly explicit lyrics. Deserved to be banned, but apparently wasn’t… oh the injustice)

      (just not thinking much of the 1950s now…)

  • osceola

    Read through this entire thread, and zero mention of “Me and Mrs. Jones” ??? Wake up people.

    I heard it on the radio on the way home today.

    Sing it like Billy Paul! “ME-EE AA-AND MISSUS MISSUS JONES, Mrs Jones Mrs Jones. We got a thiiiing goin’ on.”

    I sang that out my car window at a red light with no shame or regrets.

  • jRobot

    Springsteen – I’m on Fire
    10,000 Maniacs – Because the Night
    Melissa Ferrick – Drive
    George Michael – Father Figure
    Kevin Lyttle – Turn Me On
    Baby Bash – Suga Suga
    Janet Jackson – Anytime, Anyplace
    Ani Difranco – Shameless
    Prince – Diamonds and Pearls
    Thievery Corporation – Richest Man in Babylon (album)
    Janet Jackson – That’s the Way Love Goes

    • jRobot

      and: Lenny Kravitz – I Belong to You

    • jRobot

      and: Nelly Furtado feat Timbaland – Promiscuous

    • Pappy G

      100% re: I’m on Fire.

      Saw Thievery Corporation a few months back. They absolutely SMOKE live. Great show.

  • GeorgeBurnsWasRight

    Country Joe & the Fish – Porpoise Mouth

    • Emily68

      The Country Joe & the Fish sexy song is actually “Sad and Lonely Times”.

    • Cool Bev

      I would have said Grace – “Your silver streets flash across the tiny doors of my eyes”. Rawrr!

  • rhino

    Dire Straits, Down To The Waterline (my undisputed number one)
    Basement Jaxx, Get Me Off
    Chet Faker, I’m Into You
    Christina Aguilera, Dirty
    Chris Isaak, I don’t want to fall in love
    Colin James, Keep On Loving Me Baby
    Ravel, Bolero
    Dehli to Dublin, Nightstep
    Esthero, Wicked li’l Grrrrls
    Feist, The Bad in Each Other
    Holly Cole, Looking For The Heart Of Saturday Night
    Random Rab, The Spice
    Roberta Flack, Killing me Softly
    Sinead O’connor, I Want Your Hands On Me
    Zero 7, Pageant of the Bizarre

    • jim, some guy in iowa

      “up comes a coaster fast and silent in the night”

      that first Dire Straits album is a *gem*. “Lions” is another favorite

  • Big Bad Bald Bastard

    Gorrlaus by Hedningarna… sultry as hell.

  • starbuckle

    Simply because no one else has mentioned these:

    In The Heart of the City – Mink DeVille
    Design for Living – Nona Hendryx
    We Belong Together – Rickie Lee Jomes
    I Never Talk To Strangers – Tom Waits with Bette Midler

    a load of Boz Scaggs tunes but one that is all but forgotten…
    Baby’s Calling Me Home

    and a tune so touching that no lyrics are needed…
    Chloe and the Pirates – Soft Machine

  • petemack

    Gloria, Patti Smith?

  • keta

    Kind of Blue…soup to nuts
    Sign My Name – Terence Trent D’Arby

  • pseudalicious

    Whoah, I didn’t know anyone else was into that particular Paula Cole song. It’s super sexy.

    Also, Dusty Springfield’s cover of “Son of a Preacher Man.”

  • wkiernan

    Listen to this: Betty Harris – I’m Gonna Git Ya


    • D. C. Sessions

      Debbie Harry perhaps?

  • D. C. Sessions

    You’re Still the One — Orleans
    Kisses Sweeter than Wine — Weavers, covered by too many to count

    And, yeah, I ain’t young by more or less any count but these have been favorites for forty years or more already.

  • Pappy G

    Charles Mingus – Duet Solo Dancers
    The Drifters – This Magic Moment
    Sex Mob – Dr. Yes

    And if masturbation qualifies as sexy…

    Lucinda Williams – Right In Time
    The Buzzcocks – Orgasm Addict

  • jpgray

    I’ll go with this.

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