Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Sexiest 10 Songs of All Time - Part 3



So the sexy song countdown judders on to its inevitable anticlimatic conclusion. Number 6 is probably the only song I can think of by Chris Isaak, sexy song and sexy singer - or at least I thought so before pulling up this modern day pic which just makes me even more depressed than normal about the aging process. Cue to pull out another clump of hair. Pity poor Chris - not only did you once look like James Dean, but nobody can recall any more than one of your songs. Oh well he'll live - off the Royalties of Wicked Game.



Chris Issak then (left) and now (right)











6 - Wicked Game - Chris Isaak


Wicked Game has all of the elements of a sexy song, namely a haunting sound, lovelorn lyrics and model Helena Christensen on the beach. This song changes my conception of passion at the seaside which hitherto entailed a big old battered cod and chips, dripping grease - which still sounds rather yum actually. Anyhow Wicked Game was used in David Lynch's harrowing but also rather  graphic movie Wild At Heart, rather effectively to encapsulate the loneliness of a desert road at night.

5 - What Goes Around Comes Around - Justin Timberlake


This song may be about betrayal and revenge but the beat of Timberlake's song screams pure sex. Scrap that it oozes pure sex. The risque, Moulin Rogue nature of the club and the presence of actress Scarlett Johansson in the video do little to harm its sexiness rating.


12 comments:

  1. Your countdown keeps getting better, which I know is sort of the point isn't it. Wow, hadn't seen the video for 'Wicked Game' since way back when and now I understand why my mom made me turn it off when she caught me watching it.

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  2. Yes, I can't remember another Chris Isaak song either but Wicked Game was wonderful. Very soulful. He was a good looking boy in his day but I actually think he's not that bad today either. It's ok for men to get old they get character!

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    1. I think you're right Juliette - I was a bit harsh on Chris as he was born in 1950 something..

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  3. I love Wicked Game. It reminds me of the first year or so I lived in San Francisco. Chris owns a home there in the Sunset District and a few years back when I was in SF for a wedding, I drove over to take pics of his house for a friend of mine who is a huge fan of his. Surprisingly small and bit rundown.

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    1. cool JoJo - think I'm on a winner with that song.

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  4. I don't think Chris Issak looks so bad now. Time comes after us all eventually. I'm enjoying your countdown.

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  5. I agree with Daisy! Chris looks good now. I'm going to scroll back and get caught up.

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  6. Huh. I forgot that JT song existed. I remember it now. I never thought of it as sexy, mostly because I knew it was about Britney and I was Team Brit Brit at the time. I thought Justin needed to grow a pair and move on. I was actually going to make fun of you just now for including a JT song on this list. BUT then I watched the music video and realized you were right. The video makes ALL the difference. Scarlett, the club, the pool, etc. A dash of class and a lotta sexiness! Plus I'm not really Team Brit Brit anymore. She lost me around 2007.

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    1. Jen I know what you mean re Brit; yep twas the video tha did it for me :)

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