Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Sexiest 10 Songs of All Time - And the Winners Are...

Finally the 10 Most Sexy Songs of All Time has reached its - want to say a different word - ah conclusion.

I have been slow getting here, mainly because little people have removed the rubber bits from my earphones and I do so hate shoving sharp pieces of plastic into my ears. Maybe I am OCD, although I really don't think so as I tend to usually veer toward the shambolic.

So here goes the final two. Cue drumroll....

2 - Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
 
 
 
 
 
This could be the sexiest song of all time really as it simply drips with lust, longing any other words you can think of beginning with l, with the exception of lemon and lorry which is a British word for truck.
 
In contrast Gaye's life wasn't particularly sexy. To say he had parent issues is an understatement. Marvin's father was a Pentecostal minister with a penchant for beatings and wearing women's clothing. He described adolescence as  "like living with a king, a very peculiar, changeable, cruel and all-powerful king."
 
 
A painting of Marvin Gaye
 
 
More evidence that Gaye Sn. did not follow a very Godly path is provided by Wikipedia. "Marvin Gay, Sr. eventually quit the House of God in the mid-fifties, after he wasn't named Chief Apostle of the church. Marvin's father never kept a job, working for a total of three years at the Western Union and the post office. He withdrew from social life after dropping out of the ministry, later developing alcoholism and spent his seclusion cross-dressing, wearing his wife's clothes and wigs, which embarrassed his son."
 
There was also the small matter that he shot Marvin to death, bringing a premature end to the life of a great soulful singer at the age of 45, an age when most of us are just thinking about getting into gear. How come nobody looking remotely like the nurse in the vid has ever taken my pulse? You'd even forgive her those oh-so 80s specs.
 
1 - Slave to Love - Bryan Ferry
 
 
 
 
It was a close one but the classy, sexy sophistication of this song - and indeed most things by Bryan Ferry makes this the sexiest song of all time for me. There's also the rather important little fact he's British.
 
For a guy who hangs out in lounge suits and oozes upper crust breeding, it's interesting to learn he was born from a working class family in the impoverished north east of England whose father Fred bred pit ponies. Perhaps wary of his background Ferry avoided women who reminded him of pit ponies, dating a string of models such as Jerry Hall, who was famously snatched away by Mick Jagger.
 
In recent years he had made some headlines that have been more euww than woo. He dated a woman 35 years younger than him and is now married to one of his son's ex-girlfriends, which must make family dinners a bit hard to stomach. It remains to be seen if his allure with younger women has any relation to the $30 million he has in his bank account. Slave to dosh baby...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14 comments:

  1. It's no wonder you chose the Bryan Ferry song David. There is a lot to be said for leaving something to the imagination at times. I've enjoyed your countdown.

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  2. I didn't know Marvin Gaye's dad was so effed up. Sad. His music is definitely sexy. I hadn't heard Slave to Love Before. I think I'd like it better without watching the video. For some reason, it's unsettling.

    xoRobyn

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    1. well oddly eighties I'll give you Robyn - think Marvin's dad was a funny bunny :)

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  3. Sexual Healing is the name of the tune I believe. I remember when Marvin was shot by his father, it was on April 1 and I thought it was an April Fools joke. I love Bryan Ferry's music!

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    1. ooop thanks for pointing out the typo JoJo - OMG, I know shocker

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  4. I was wondering when Sexual Healing would show up on the list - great song! Seems sometimes like all the great artists are tortured... maybe that's why I'll never be the next great novelist. I had a much to normal, happy childhood.

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    1. am thinking the same ValleyWriter, need to chop of my ear or something...

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  5. Wow, the sexiest song in history and I hadn't even heard of it until just now!! Look at you, introducing me to sexy things! :D I love the music video, so deliciously eighties. I'm not surprised he's now dating much younger women. You don't have the sexiest song in history as a fluke, you know. That shit stays with you.

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    1. well this is true Jen, only my opnion mind you but he was certainly good looking in earlier vids :)

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  6. Bryan Ferry always seemed to ooze total coolness. Good song choice. Didn't know he was with his son's ex girlfriend though. Guess it was the cool £30 million that maybe did it.

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    1. yep Juliette and you are right in saying pounds, not dollars, can't find a pound sign on my keyboard lol :)

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  7. Oh yeah, I agree with this one but I also love Brown Skin by India Arie. Soooooo hot.

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    1. Blimey Scots Lass - never heard it but will check out...

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