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February 24, 2010 4:04 PM   Subscribe

This post made me dig out my Prince cd. And it made me remember how awesome Prince and specifically songs like Darling Nikki make me feel. Mostly like a superhero warrior goddess. I'm looking for more sexy music that makes me feel like this. So what are some songs that make you feel like the most kick ass person in the world? I want that really sexy feel.

I'm using Pandora with Darling Nikki as the song and so far Nirvana and Slapp Happy/Henry Cow (not familiar with this), Pearl Jam - Corduroy, Billy Boy on Poison - Angry Young Man are playing. I'm not really feeling it. James Brown It's a Man's World also gives me some of this feeling.
posted by mokeydraws to Media & Arts (34 answers total) 60 users marked this as a favorite
 
Super Bon Bon, Soul Coughing
posted by tristeza at 4:15 PM on February 24, 2010 [4 favorites]


I get that feeling from the Purple Rain songs, too.

I get a similar feeling from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
posted by Stylus Happenstance at 4:16 PM on February 24, 2010


Not sure if it totally fits the bill, but check out Neneh Cherry - Woman. Plus the video is (still) pretty awesome.
posted by mireille at 4:19 PM on February 24, 2010


Blond Adonis by Future Bible Heroes

Tear You Apart by She Wants Revenge

Great Love Sound by the Raveonettes

In For The Kill by La Roux
posted by griphus at 4:29 PM on February 24, 2010


Don't know if this is your thing but Sean Hayes' Big Black Hole and the Little Baby Star has some great sexy time tunes. "Feel Good" and "Pollinating Toes" are my favorite.
After looking for that link I found out he has a new album coming out and I'm turned on just thinking about it.
posted by madred at 4:36 PM on February 24, 2010


Great question...

Nine Inch Nails - "The Only Time" (very "Darling Nikki"-esque, now that I think of it)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Zero"

The Smashing Pumpkins - "Love"

Stevie Wonder - "Ebony Eyes"

The New Pornographers - "Jackie Dressed in Cobras"

Justin Timberlake - "FutureSex/LoveSound"

Regina Spektor - "Edit"

Imogen Heap - "Headlock"

Soundgarden - "Outshined"

Paul McCartney - "Let Me Roll It"

Radiohead - "My Iron Lung"

Jane's Addiction - "Mountain Song"

Nirvana - "Blew"

Queen - "Invisible Man"

Michael Jackson - "Dirty Diana"

Sonic Youth - "Kool Thing"

The Beatles - "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"

Seal - "Crazy"

Goldfrapp - "Ride a White Horse"

Rilo Kiley - "I Never"

MGMT - "Kids"

Rihanna - "Umbrella"

The Futureheads - "Robot"

Uh Huh Her - "Explode"

Of Montreal - "The Party's Crashing Us"

Veruca Salt - "Volcano Girls"

Amerie - "1 Thing"
posted by Jaltcoh at 4:46 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Do Right Woman, Do Right Man by Aretha Franklin
posted by sallybrown at 4:48 PM on February 24, 2010


Paula Cole- "Feelin' Love"
Much of Fiona Apple
Sam Phillips-"Lying"
posted by thebrokedown at 5:04 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Keep It Comin' Love - KC and the Sunshine Band
Move Any Mountain - The Shamen
Panama - Van Halen
Possession - Sarah McLachlan
Sex (I'm A...) - Berlin
Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
So Alive - Love and Rockets
Stutter - Elastica
World in my Eyes - Depeche Mode

note: these may only work for me.
posted by infinitewindow at 5:09 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Anything by the Pipettes, but especially "One Night Stand"
most stuff by the Long Blondes, particularly "Here Comes the Serious Bit"
Phoenix, "Lisztomania"
Pulp, "Mis-Shapes"
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 5:10 PM on February 24, 2010


Tall Cool One - Robert Plant
posted by fuse theorem at 5:10 PM on February 24, 2010


Pretty much anything by Betty Davis.
If I'm In Luck I Might Just Get Picked Up
Game Is My Middle Name
posted by carsonb at 5:23 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


2pac - California Love
Crazy Town - Butterfly
Big Momma Thornton - Hound dog
CSS - Music is my Hot Hot Sex
The Ting Tings - Thats not my Name
The Clash - The Magnificent Seven
Pink & Peaches - Oh My God
Patti Smith - Gloria
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig

posted by shothotbot at 5:56 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


All Mine, from the second album by Portishead.
posted by cirripede at 6:47 PM on February 24, 2010


Your Cover's Blown - Belle and Sebastian
posted by katopotato at 7:09 PM on February 24, 2010


Glory Box, from the album 'Dummy' by Portishead. Intense, awesome, seductive song.
posted by clpage at 7:15 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Gloria – Laura Branigan
And building on previous Portishead suggestions and thus completing my personal Portishead trifecta – Wandering Star (from their first album)
posted by prettypretty at 7:56 PM on February 24, 2010


Noisettes: Scratch Your Name

Siouxsie and the Banshees: This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us

Liz Phair: Extraordinary (sort of a "people can't see it" song, but I still love it)

I kind of prefer the Tom Jones version of "All Mine."

Also Tom Jones (don't judge! he's awesome!): "Sex Bomb," though the Peppermint Disco mix is better than the regular one.

Eumir Deodato: Also Sprach Zarathustra

Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You

Space: Female of the Species

Goldfrapp: pretty much anything, but Strict Machine, Ooh La La and Train are my favorites.

Pretty much anything by Blondie.
posted by Madamina at 8:07 PM on February 24, 2010


Raspberry Swirl by Tori Amos
posted by juliplease at 9:24 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Pearl's Girl," Underworld (from the Saint soundtrack)
"Atom Bomb," Fluke (same)
"Dogs of Lust," The The (from Dusk)
"Raspberry Swirl," Tori Amos (from Tales from the Choirgirl Hotel)
"It's Only Love," Bryan Adams and Tina Turner (yeah, really, it's the Tina Turner)
"Because the Night," 10,000 Maniacs
"Nicotine & Gravy," Beck (most of Midnite Vultures may work for you)
"She's the One," Bruce Springsteen
"Brick House," The Commodores
"I See You Baby," Groove Armada
"Hardly Wait," Juliette Lewis (it's on the Strange Days soundtrack)
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 9:24 PM on February 24, 2010


Oh, oh, and "Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino Variation)" by Rob Dougan. You know, from the bit in The Matrix where Morpheus is cruising through the crowd as the Coolest Motherfucker In The Entire Matrix and Neo's just barely keeping up.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 9:30 PM on February 24, 2010


I second the Soul Coughing and really second the Robert Plant. The albums Now and Zen and Manic Nirvana totally define this category for me.
posted by irisclara at 12:48 AM on February 25, 2010


Roxy Music's "Love Is The Drug."
posted by koeselitz at 3:42 AM on February 25, 2010


Oh, oh, and "Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino Variation)" by Rob Dougan. You know, from the bit in The Matrix where Morpheus is cruising through the crowd as the Coolest Motherfucker In The Entire Matrix and Neo's just barely keeping up.

I almost crapped my pants at that point in the movie -- the soundtrack could not have been more perfect.

couple more suggestions:

garbage -- stupid girl
b(if)tek -- we think you're dishy
(that one needs to be played loud on headphones for full effect)
posted by prettypretty at 4:26 AM on February 25, 2010


Estelle - American Boy

Lenny Kravitz feat. Jay Z - Storm

RJD2 - Here and Now

New Order - Ceremony

Lauryn Hill - Can't Take My Eyes Off of You


posted by HeKilledKennedy at 7:16 AM on February 25, 2010


These are my personal superhero warrior goddess songs, most of them also have something that is dirty/sexy about them. They all pound:

Gimmie-she keeps bees

Ladylike- Storm Large (also her song "Beautiful")


U R A Fever- The Kills


Everything You're Breathing For-Parlor Mob also "Can't Keep No Good Boy Down" and "Angry Young Girl"

Top Yourself - Raconteurs

Woman- Wolfmother

Why Can't I touch it, Ever Fallin in Love-Buzzcocks
posted by newpotato at 7:37 AM on February 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Baby Baby Baby" by Make The Girl Dance
"Groove Jet (If This Ain's Love)" by DJ Spiller
"I Want Money" by the Flying Lizards
"Ooh La La" by Goldfrapp
"You know I'm no good" by Amy Winehouse

man I wish I could upload youtube links at work... that first one is priceless, especially when followed by the guitar hero 5 spoof...
posted by lizbunny at 9:16 AM on February 25, 2010


Couple more Neneh Cherry songs:
Buffalo Stance
Buddy X
Money Love

Caligula - Macy Gray
posted by Bron at 3:41 PM on February 25, 2010


Wow, what are the chances that two different commenters would recommend "Raspberry Swirl" by Tori Amos in the same minute? Good suggestion, and another good one by her would be "Precious Things."
posted by Jaltcoh at 7:40 AM on February 26, 2010


YES!! This is some good stuff. I'm also adding Janis Joplin - All is Lonliness, Nancy Sinatra - These Boots are Made for Walking, Ciara - Promise.

I've never heard of a lot of these artist and I'm super excited about feeling even more awesome, more often. Many thanks!
posted by mokeydraws at 7:55 AM on February 26, 2010


A lot of Peaches' stuff fits your bill here. Try "Billionaire".

Nthing Tori Amos's "Raspberry Swirl."

I'm sure some PJ Harvey would fit the bill, but can't think of any off the top of my head.
posted by chronic sublime at 4:43 AM on February 28, 2010


White Stripes: Conquest
posted by Madamina at 9:55 AM on March 1, 2010


of Montreal has already been mentioned once, but the Prince reference at the top makes it absolutely necessary for me to mention their second-to-last album, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?.

Kevin Barnes rides the sonic and emotional fence between Bowie's Low and Prince's anything all over this psycho-sexual mindfuck of an electro-dance-pop album, and I love it. Here's a Grooveshark link to the album. At least give "Suffer for Fashion" a shot.

Also:

The Beatles - "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"

Really? If this sexy song makes anyone feel like a superhero warrior goddess I would find it mindbogglingly worrisome.

And now I back away slowly.

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posted by tapesonthefloor at 2:15 PM on March 1, 2010


The Beatles - "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"

Really? If this sexy song makes anyone feel like a superhero warrior goddess I would find it mindbogglingly worrisome.


*sigh* ... You know, it's pointless for people to try to defend their reactions to music. It's not worth arguing about, nor does it make sense to be mindbogglingly worried by, the fact that you don't hear what I hear in the song. I don't personally find your suggestion of "Suffer for Fashion" to be an example of what the OP's looking for, but I respect the fact that you hear it that way, and the OP is perfectly capable of making up her mind without us debating it here.
posted by Jaltcoh at 2:26 PM on March 1, 2010


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