Song of the Day: Sexy Singles for ya!

Tonight as I sat in my bedroom wondering what to do with the evening I contemplated a few things. I could move some furniture and vacuum all the fur tumbleweeds I’m sure are collecting behind them. I could move the big pile of books on the window ledge that have a layer of pollen and dust on them, clean them off and organize them. Or I could watch more episodes of Nip/Tuck online (because watching three seasons in about a week isn’t sad or anything). And as I sat on my bed, trying not to move too much for fear of sweating, I glanced over to my records. My eyes wondered over to the tiny red bin that holds all my 45s. I couldn’t even remember what was in the bin. What gems would I uncover? Surely there must be some musical masterpieces that I could share with the wonderful readers of Matterful.

Never fear, dear Matterful reader, I found you some sexy gems to warm up your hot and sweaty summer nights with.

Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)

Ahh…Samantha Fox.  This single came out in 1987.  I was 11.  I remembered being embarrassed, especially if I was in the car with my parents, by the porno-like ‘ah ah’s that are on this single.  I knew Samantha Fox was a dirty girl, maybe even slutty.  I think at the time I thought she was an adult film star who sexed her way into getting a record contract.  Why did I think this?  She’s not even that slutty in the video!

Turns out I wasn’t too far off.  After a quick Wikipedia search on her I did find some interesting tidbits about her.  Did you know that at age 16 her parents gave their consent for her to pose topless for Page Three of The Sun?  Yowza!  She was also, apparently, on my friend Jon’s bedroom wall back in the day.  As he puts it, “I had a poster of her in daisy dukes on my wall when I was a kid. I had absolutely no idea who she was, but god damn she had one hell of an ass.”  I doubt she slept her way into a contract, though.  She had been studying theater since she was around 11, and formed her first band at age 14.

Anyways, none of that really matters.  What does matter is that Samantha Fox taught me an important lesson in life.  Naughty girls need love too.

George Michael – I Want Your Sex

Things about George Michael that I remember from 1987:

1.  Faith was, like, my favorite album.  I remember going to the mall and buying the cassette.  I listened to it all the time.  Great album.  (The song “Kissing a Fool” might be one of the reasons I’ve always wanted to be a lounge singer.)

2. The song “Father Figure” confused the hell out of me.  It kinda creeped me out.  Still a great song, though.

3.  The video for “I Want Your Sex” made me aware that Asian ladies could be a fetish.  …it may have been the first time I was ever jealous of another woman’s butt too.  I remember being confused about what the word ‘monogamy’ meant (I was 11, shut up), and being disappointed when I looked it up to find out it wasn’t as sexy of a word as I thought it was going to be.

4.  He was sexy, but I knew he would never like me.

Now, I don’t remember that this song was on the Beverly Hills Cop 2 soundtrack.  I also don’t remember this video being censored or having airplay issues.  This video was on all the time.  Weird.

On the back of the sleeve for this 45, it reads, “This record is dedicated to my hopeless conquest.”  I love you George Michael.

INXS – Devil Inside

I cried when Michael Hutchence died.  Usually when celebrities pass I think, “Oh no!  How sad.” and move on with my day.  Michael Hutchence’s death really hit me.

I loved INXS.  They were a big part of my musical upbringing.  I remember seeing them in concert when I was 16, way after Kick came out and their star was starting to fade.  In fact, I remember bumping into my Science teacher at the concert.  That was weird.

Anyways, almost every INXS song is sexy to me.  Michael Hutchence had such an amazing voice.  Put that together with his unique dance moves and full, curly hair and you got yourself one heck of a dreamboat.

The lyrics to “Devil Inside” were always a mystery to me. I used to think the lyric went, “Every single woman has the devil inside”.  The real lyric is, “Every single one of us has the devil inside”.  I’m glad I now know the song isn’t really hating on women.

Did you know Beck did a cover of this?  It’s AMAZING.  Check it out:

Record Club: INXS “Devil Inside” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Post by Wendy

2 responses to “Song of the Day: Sexy Singles for ya!

  1. all gems. and i love that the covers of these 45s are brand new to me…although the INXS one seems very pop punk. samantha fox screamed sex when most of the other pop stars (except madonna), screamed bubblegum.
    i wish i still had my 45s. the 2 i remember playing over and over were rhythm of the night and part time lover.

  2. As it turns out, Samantha Fox *was* a porno actress. Her best work was in “This Lady Is a Tramp.”

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