This morning my husband found an album online that proclaimed to be the sexiest songs ever but as he listed the tracks it turned out to be just songs with sex in the title. I mean I love Right said Fred but I wouldn’t class I’m too sexy… as a song I’d like to do it too! Out of the 40 songs I find maybe 3 or 4 of them to be sexy the others may well be suggestive but they just don’t float my boat.
So what makes a song sexy to me? It’s a good question. I like songs with a strong, slow beat and the singer’s voice has to be what I term as treacly. Soft, sweet, unctuous but with a rough edge. The words can be suggestive but that’s not an essential part but I am seduced by poetry.
Songs I find sexy include Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi, Show me heaven by Maria McKee, Pour some sugar on me by Def Leppard and Fever by Ella Fitzgerald. The one I am most embarassed to admit turns me on is Britney spear’s Toxic. It’s inexplicable it just does! And the song I immediately think of when I think of sexy songs in Black Velvet by Alana Miles and that is despite my Dad changing the lyrics to ‘Fish, chips and mushy peas.’ I love the poetry in the words, my favourite line being ‘The sun is setting like molasses in the sky,’ it’s very evocative. I’m a sucker for well used words, I’m sure you’d have never guessed that, me being an erotic romance writer and all.
On Facebook and Twitter. I asked people what’s the sexiest song you can think of and I’ve got very varied answers and I must admit most songs mentioned don’t do it for me. So I wonder what makes a song sexy and what do you think is the sexiest song ever?