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Friday random fourteen: Let’s talk about sex, baby

Paste had a list awhile back of the “Fifty Sexiest Songs Of All Time”. Here’s how they described it:

“Our picks span a variety of eras, genres and styles—and while some are more overtly sexual than others, they all make us weak in the knees. To keep this from being a list of Prince and Al Green songs, we’ve limited ourselves to a maximum two tracks per artist.”

I figured it was time to go through my collection to see how many of those songs I had. Here, in honor of Mike “Uncle Sugar” Huckabee and all those ladies that just can’t control their libidos, here’s my list.

1. Be My Baby – The Ronettes
2. Fever – Julie Murphy (orig. Peggy Lee)
3. You Really Got Me – Van Halen (orig. The Kinks)
4. Crimson and Clover – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
5. Criminal – Fiona Apple
6. Sugar In My Bowl – Asylum Street Spankers (Nina Simone, orig. Bessie Smith)
7. Night Moves – Bob Seger
8. I Just Want To Make Love To You – Muddy Waters (orig. Etta James)
9. Voodoo Chile – Stevie Ray Vaughan (orig. Jimi Hendrix)
10. Wicked Game – The Model (orig. Chris Isaak)
11. Tell Me Something Good – Rufus and Chaka Khan
12. Darling Nikki – Christina Marrs (orig. Prince)
13. I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen
14. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

I also have “Tom Cat”, by Muddy Waters, but as usual I prefer to limit these to one song per artist. Obviously, we all have our own list of what floats our boat, but I think we can all agree that this would make a pretty good playlist for the next Huckabee speaking engagement. What’s on your list?

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  1. ‘Electric Ladyland’ and ‘And the Gods Made Love,’ maybe ‘Nights In White Satin,’ and all Billie Holiday but ‘Strange Fruit.’

  2. Diana says:

    Strangers On A Train (Lovage) and I’m Your Man (Leonard Cohen)