Monday, June 16, 2008

SEXIEST SONG SURVEY: GOOD THING OR EXERCISE IN FUTILITY?

As some of you may already know, I’m big on making lists. There’s the on-going (as in never-ending) Things To Do list, plus weekly shopping lists. Then there’s lists of movies to watch, books to read, CDs to check out, blog posts to write about… Really, I should own stock in Post-It Notes. And let's not forget the list of my personal Top 10 vintage oldies over on the left-hand margin of this blog. Lists galore! But it’s all good, right? I mean, my lists are, with the exception of the blog one, not for public viewing. Nobody gets hurt.

But recently in my travels online I came across a list that claimed to be the results of a survey on The Sexiest Songs of All Time. I can’t tell you much more, because no one had signed their name to the entries, still, it was a real eye opener as to what different people actually think is sexy in a song. I found myself alternately nodding my head (Unchained Melody, The Righteous Brothers) and furrowing my brow (Bang-A-Gong, T. Rex) as I read the list. And then, I decided to look into the matter a little further. First I Googled “sexiest songs of all time.” I found more of the same wildly diverse mixture of titles on most sites: “Wicked Game” Chris Isaak, “Love to Love You Baby” Donna Summer, “Possibly Maybe” Bjork, “Tupelo Honey” Van Morrison, and the Titanic one by Celine Dion. One survey site was totally rap and hip hop, with titles I would blush to type out for you (but, yes, they did each refer to sex in, ahem, one way or another). Next I decided to go right to the horse’s mouth, and clicked to see what Rolling Stone mag had to say on the topic. Here’s their list of the Top 5 Sexiest Songs of All Time:

1) “Let’s Get It On” Marvin Gaye
2) “Closer” Nine Inch Nails
3) “Darling Niki” Prince
4) “Like A Virgin” Madonna
5) “Sex Machine” James Brown

I have to say, none of those would be on my list, and two of them (2, 3) I’ve never even heard. So, is there any point to even trying to pick the sexiest song/s ever? I’m pretty sure a lot of peoples’ top pick might change over time, anyway. Still, we are driven to try. So, I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours.

Deb’s Pick for Sexiest Song of All Time – “Every Breath I Take” Gene Pitney. It’s got it all – Lyrics, melody, drums, strings, Gene’s terrific voice. Oh, and did I mention the drums?

And, BTW, the photo at the top is my pick for the Sexiest Eye Chart of all time.

5 comments:

chris said...

I have this great Cd that I keep coming back too. I used to use it to DJ at the bar. It was my greatest Funk Hits Cd and it was sure to please. Nothing is sexier than the funk. It is so natural to dance to (and other things). If you need a groove funk is where it's at ! My favorite tunes on the record are Bill Withers "use me up" and a couple of choice tracks by Air. I even threw in some newer stuff by BECK like, "black tamborine" Hey what can I say I got the same birthday as Frank Zappa....

Mother's is the b o m b.....

We need the FUNK OH BABY !

sydney said...

I think Joe Cocker's You Can Leave Your Hat On. Is my choice for sexiest song Not necessarily the' baby take off your coat, real slow.".. etc it's the "you give me reason to live", repeated .... Now that's sexy

The Very Best said...

I Feel Good by James Brown

The scene in the movie "Turner & Hooch" when the big dog is on its back rolling in the grass after just 'doing it' in the back of a limo with a poodle -- that has to be one of the sexiest scenes to date and with 'I Feel Good' playing in the background it takes it over the top.

mike said...

Whats that song from the movie; Ghost? Or the Movie Dirty Dancing.

What about Elvis? When he sings "I want you;I need you" with that little stutter.

Sydney may have something .in a way Joe C does have a sexy voice.

lepapillonvert said...

I'll go with "The Stripper." The song used in the Noxema commerical in the early 70s. "Take it off, off take it off, Take it all off." I remember dancing around the house as a little girl to this song and I thought it was really funny. I even have the original LP, "David Rose and His Orchestra Play The Stripper and Other Fun Songs for the Family." And Yes, I have stripped to this. Try it you'll like it. I'd also have to say "Happy Birthday Mr. President," as sung by Marilyn Monroe. I had the pleasure of surprising my hubby on his birthday by singing this at a friend's jazz party.