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12.16.13 Dear Sputnik, Give An Up And Coming Hip01.29.13 Songs About Fucking (No, Not the Album)
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Songs About Fucking (No, Not the Album)

Yay, lusty music. Feel free to add any suggestions. rOr rather, don't. This way, if you do, you get to rfeel dangerous. Like a REBEL. Oooh, you're so bad. rYeah, you like it when I talk dirty, don't ryou.....anyway, let's get on with it.
1A Tribe Called Quest
Electric Relaxation

One of the best qualities of this song is how utterly blatant they are about
to get into girls' pants and yet it still sounds so classy and poetic. A lot of
is that slow, jazzy beat, which is about as smooth as I've ever heard hip-hop
Then there's Q-Tip and Phife's flawless trade-off throughout, flirting away with
objects of their affection while making their intentions that are, uh... not
pure enough to float.
2Elysian Fields
Black Acres

Like most Elysian Fields songs, Jennifer Charles truly makes this hers with
ungodly gorgeous vocals. On Black Acres, she gives such a lurid description of
temptation gone awry that the imagery of lines like "Pressing close, I can't
or "I'm up against his downy chest" practically jump out at you, all while the
instrumentation carries on its dark tune behind her. Behind her? sheesh.
3Massive Attack
Inertia Creeps

While this song's lyrics apply more to lust as something to trap somebody in a
destructive relationship, the dark, dull throb of the music along with Robert
Naja's sinister, whispered vocals feel more like embracing it and recollecting
impassioned night with a lover in every sweat drenched detail than anything
else. Fuck
knows how many people have had sex with this song playing (this is where I
raise my hand), but I can assure you that none of them are complaining.
4Queens of the Stone Age
I Wanna Make It Wit Chu

While the Queens have always been great with rockers, they're a lot more adept
with the slow jam style than one might think. They show quite a seductive groove
here, with slow, bluesy hard rock backing Josh Homme's low croon, detailing the
rather few things he's interested in at the moment. With how direct the lyrics
are, regardless of how calm and cool Homme's singing is, you can't help but
imagine that he's moments away from tossing his guitar aside and assaulting the
next woman he sees.
5A Perfect Circle
Thinking of You

With all the popular songs about female masturbation, it's always nice to
upon a male equivalent (a well-written one, at least). The lyrics feel as if
could be vague if it wasn't for Maynard James Keenan's breathy delivery, which
makes the words feel far more graphic than they really are. Then there's the
that sharp bass, aggressive percussion, and pumping break that can't help but
make one envision-..um? pumping gas? Yeah, let's go with that.
6Janet Jackson

Speaking of female masturbation... while it's a popular enough topic in song,
Jackson tackled it quite well here. This whole album, really, was the peak of
artistic embracing of sexuality before it got to be a bit over the top (and of
course this is long before the infamous wardrobe malfunction with which she's
sadly synonymous); I remember the video for Any Time, Any Place being a distinct
hallmark in my sexual awakening as a pre-teen. In any case, If is so blunt with
raw lust, and that chorus leaves no doubt as to what she was on about.
This Is Hardcore

Probably one of the most appropriately titled songs ever written. While the
Jarvis Cocker describes in the song is quite vivid unto itself, the music
perfect accompaniment - the crawling, throbbing build-up, the pounding, crashing
climax, and how everything slowly and almost tragically fades away in the end.
Damn, I hope my girl gets home soon...
8Soft Cell
Sex Dwarf

At least to my knowledge, this is the earliest song to give such an unabashed
portrayal of S&M debauchery (not to mention that it beats Depeche Mode's Master
and Servant by a country mile with how well it captures this). Everything is so
the top, with the dark brooding music, the whips and moans, and of course the
lyrics, which are lewd to such excess that they can be hysterically funny just
easily as alluring. It's aged remarkably well too; nearly thirty years on it
remains a
staple in industrial and goth clubs.
9Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Hard On for Love

Nick Cave has never been a stranger to writing about lust, but this song
drips with a lust so foul that it borders on frightening. There aren't many
who could use religious imagery this abundant for this kind of subject matter,
especially the kind of violent sexual aching expressed here, but it's all-too-
for Cave. He brings such intensity to these vocals (just listen to him shout
when I'm about to get my hands on her" near the end!), as do the Bad Seeds with
their respective instruments; in their early days, they were spectacular at
descending into chaos, and Hard On for Love is no exception. To this day,
whenever I see a strikingly attractive girl, I say "I'd like to give those gates

It's rather unlikely that Mr. Bevan set out to capture lust's more subdued,
side with this song, but it's just always how I've interpreted it. Burial
takes samples from Ray J's (remarkably shitty) One Wish to turn a cheesy R&B
break-up song's vocal pattern into this agonizing articulation of longing.
against this is a Metal Gear Solid 2 sample (!) that sounds downright ghostly,
makes the track sound even more harrowing, and with all the manipulation the
vocal sample receives, it's easy to picture the singer drowning in his own
The whole of Untrue is infamous for its looming atmosphere, and this is one of
best moments.
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