What exactly is “Dancing in the Sheets?” “Dancing in the Sheets” is a euphemism for “exchanging bodily fluids”. It’s also a series here on Examiner.
“Music hath charms to sooth the savage breast”. It also often has charms to make ladies bare them. Your crusty chronicler, of course, being the shy, innocent white boy he is, would never think of suggesting creating a sexual seduction soundtrack.
Still, the sounds that turn us on was an interesting idea for a fun-filled filler article. Los Angeles area artists, East Coast musicians and many music fans were polled about tunes that turn them on, songs they heard when they “check the oil” and music they listen to while they were “going on bush patrol”. The response was initially so great the one shot article is now a series.
The title itself- “Dancing in the Sheets”-was inspired by my Facebook friend Steve Delp who used the phrase when explaining the concept to another online acquaintance. Here is the most recent group of responses (See List):
“Ride The Wind”
David Incognito offered up the first frisky song. He suggests Poison’s “Ride The Wind”. This one is off the glam band’s 1990 release Flesh & Blood. The single made it to number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100. Critics credit it for its mature lyrics. It’s also thought to be one of the band’s best tunes.
“Here and Now”
Michael Kirkpatrick says that “Luther Vandross is baby-makin’ music. I’d recommend (the) Greatest Hits album. You can’t go wrong.” The American R&B and soul singer put out this particular compilation disc in 1999. (Perhaps the most successful single songs here are “Here and Now”, “Stop to Love” and “Never Too Much”.)
“Hurt So Good”
Kim Cooke contributed the cut “Hurt So Good” by reggae singer Susan Cadogan. He says it’s “very sexy”. This particular piece harkens back to 1975. This was actually an adaptation of a soul hit by Millie Jackson. It was highlighted by Boris Gardiner on bass and the talents of the Zap Pow horns. (As Cooke can attest, they loved this one in the UK.)
“Turn Off The Lights And Light A Candle”
Yvette Davis turned in the tune “Turn Off The Lights And Light A Candle”. This one is by Teddy Pendergrass. This song goes back to the days when your randy writer was graduating from high school—namely 1979. This was written by Kevin Gamble and Leon Huff and originally appeared on the platter titled Teddy.
Patty Mccurry mentioned “Addicted” by Saving Abel. It’s off their 2008 eponymous album Saving Abel. It’s about a guy who is “addicted” to a gal. The original lyrics are: “I’m so addicted to all the things you do / When you’re going down on me in between the sheets” which they edited to “I’m so addicted to all the things you do / When you’re rollin’ ’round with me in between the sheets” for radio. The song made it to number 97 on Billboard’s Top Hot 100 Hits of 2008.
So there you have it, my rather randy readers! Ya just never know what music makes the magic! What songs make you hot? What hits make you hard and what wax makes you wet? What tunes make the top ten for your sexual soundtrack? The world is waiting to hear! So submit your sexy songs, coital cuts and torrid tracks today and perhaps the series will continue.
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