Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Sexiest 10 Songs of All Time - Part 1

I was moved to write this post by my recent discovery of this list of the 50 sexiest songs of all time by billboard biz.

Put simply this should be retitled the 50 suckiest sex songs of all time. According to the list Let's Get Physical by Olivia Newton John is the sexiest song ever. Says who? My dad who had a big crush on her back in the day.

Unless you happen to find that late 70s, early 80s workout video look sexy, I doubt if you will concur with this list. Nor does a song have to be directly about sex to be sexy. Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer may have lots of rude meanings but that doesn't make it a great song to make out to.

Still I never knew that about Prince's Raspberry Beret having always assumed it was about a girl who wore a red beret. There are perils to having such an innocent mind....um.

My top 10 countdown list is purely subjective but, at the very least I'm hopeful it's better than the billboard one. Try not to die of anticipation by the time we get to Number 1.

10 - Etta James - I Just Want to Make Love To You





James' clear, soluful and sultry voice makes this the most rrrrrrrr version of this song, in my humble opinion.

9 - Need You Tonight - INXS
 
 
The first time I heard this song and INXS hit my radar was as an undergraduate. I always associate its breathlessly sexy sound and lyrics with those parties. Like Jim Morrison of the doors, who he seems to be emulating, Michael Hutchence was clearly thinking 'come on baby light my fire.' Also see I is for INXS. Another cup of tea anyone?
 

18 comments:

  1. I can only speculate that your list will contain at least one Marvin Gaye song ('let's get it on') or something by Barry White. lol

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  2. Wow I don't think I had ever heard that Etta James song. Where have I been? It's fabulous. :)

    I'm looking forward to the other eight songs. I think including "Let's Get Physical" in a sexy song list is just LAZY. I mean, they should have put some real effort and thought into it, ugh.

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    1. tsk tsk where have you been Jen, you young person you

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  3. Hmm, I thought the raspberry beret was about a hat too. Live and learn. The first that comes to my mind is Barry White. There's a lot of them out there. It would be hard to narrow it down to 10, I think.

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    1. yes I fear it will be rather subjective Daisy

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  4. Raspberry Beret's not about a beret?

    Also, I'm totally with you on "Need You Tonight." Woof!!!

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  5. Well, for the moment, your ranking is better. Etta James definitely wins against Olivia Newton Jones.

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  6. Ooh, I like this. Etta James is wonderfully romantic. Good picks. I'll be back.

    Gotta go look up Rasberry Beret. It's not the kind you find in a second-hand store? Or does it depend where you shop?

    xoRobyn

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    1. Lord now I think I get the reference Robyn lol xox

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  7. Oh yes, I can definitely go with INXS. He has a very sexy voice. I think with music it depends heavily on what was going on in your life then. I mean, if you were jumping a hot body at the time that record came out then you will remember it with lashings of Lurrrve, however, if you'd just been chucked in favour of a Barbie wannabe then that record would make you vomit.

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    1. Good point Juliette - unless you happened to be jumping a hot body to the Birdie Song

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    2. Hahaha! Thank GOD that never happened.

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  8. I didn't know that about raspberry beret either. These people should be a lot clearer. Never liked Prince anyway.

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    1. yeah Juliette - guy is weird and forgot to grow.

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    2. He's from Minnesota - nothing can grow in this cold.

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