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11 songs that will make you blush

11 songs that will make you blush

| On 05, Dec 2013

As both an avid music lover and ultimate wingwomen, I’ve assembled a bunch of songs that will help you woo that special somebody. Whether it’s love at first sight or a romantic night on the Friday’s dance floor, these tunes will turn any sad situation into a sexy one.

1. The Bamboo’s – The Wilhelm Scream

The Bamboo’s performed this cover of James Blake’s song The Wilhelm Scream at Falls Festival last year and geeeeez, it was steamy. The combination of those sexy vocals and the jazz funk that the Bamboo’s are always packing make this song one of the sexiest tracks I’ve heard in the last couple of years.

2. Billy Joel – New York State of Mind

I think it’s safe to say that this song has resulted in a couple of children name after the man himself. I think the saxophone has a lot to do with it, and all the chat about New York and Grey Hound buses really turns up the heat.

3. Dusty Springfield – Son of a Preacher Man

I fell in love with this song after seeing Pulp Fiction for the first time. You know the scene, Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) talking through her in-house intercom to Vince “go make yourself a drink and I’ll be down in two shakes of a lambs tail.” Dusty Springfield proves there is definitely something to the unavailable man theory.

4. Elliot Smith – Whatever (Folk Song in C)

Elliot Smith’s melancholy vocals and accompanying lyrics are the definition of nonchalant, and there’s not much sexier then not caring.

5. Father John Misty – Only Son of the Ladiesman

Asides from being ridiculously good looking, J. Tillman’s vocals are so rugged and manly, it’s hardly fair for the rest of the male population. Not to mention that he can write lyrics that are genuinely funny and witty, and dances better than Alex Owens (Flashdance).

 6. Frank Ocean – Thinkin’ Bout You

I don’t think I could reasonably pick my favourite sexy songs without including Frank Ocean. Now I’m not normally an R&B or pop person but Frank Ocean has taken a genre that normally churns out a lot of lyrics that include “bitch” and “hoe” and managed to express true emotion. Thinkin Bout You is the epitome of lust.

7. The National – I Need My Girl

The first time I really listen to ‘I need my girl’ was on a Tuesday morning while I was in South America. I was lying in bed, really, really hungover and homesick. It’s a little melancholy, but Matt Berninger has such an incredible voice he’s just sexy around the clock.

8. Massive Attack – Paradise Circus

This song played in a scene from True Blood when Mr Bill Compton is receiving a umm lap dance from a prostitute named destiny. And boy, can they write a script over there at the True Blood studios. The breathy vocals of Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval make this song truly sexy, regardless of my tinted memory of the song.

9. Miles Kane – Come Closer

I saw Miles Kane perform live and he was wearing a tight red suit, and I’m about 99 per cent sure it was leather. That was really it for me; he was the sexiest man ever and the accompanying video clip ain’t bad either.

10. Otis Redding – These Arms of Mine

The master of soul and blues in the 1960’s, Otis Redding can write a sexy blues song in his sleep and ‘These Arms of Mine’ is no exception. One of my personal favourites, and possibly one of the sexiest songs ever written.

11. Marvin Gaye – Lets Get It On

If you can sing like Marvin Gaye, you can probably get away with some of the one-liners in this song, like “if you believe in love then let’s get it on”. However, do not attempt this unless you possess the same cosmic sexuality as Mr. Gaye, because you will probably end up wearing a drink. The combination of Marvin Gaye’s demanding lyrics and that distinctive ‘baby making music’ make this song, undoubtedly the sexiest song ever.