You Gon' Get Some
January 26, 2012 10:06 AM   Subscribe

Upbeat music sung by women about strong, unapologetic, aggressive sexy themes? Examples are "Get Some" by Lykke Li, "Destroy Everything You Touch," by Ladytron, and "I Will Make You Cry" by Nelly Furtado.
posted by Cool Papa Bell to Media & Arts (60 answers total) 81 users marked this as a favorite
 
Bjork, "Army of Me."
posted by hermitosis at 10:30 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fuck The Pain Away by Peaches?
posted by saladin at 10:30 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Depending on your definition of 'upbeat', just about all of the Genitorturers catalog qualifies - 'House of Shame', or (slightly NSFW) 'Flesh is the Law', for example.
posted by FatherDagon at 10:31 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Lucinda Williams Right In Time
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:32 AM on January 26, 2012


Adina Howard,

posted by virginia_clemm at 10:33 AM on January 26, 2012


sorry, that link is to "Freak Like Me"
posted by virginia_clemm at 10:33 AM on January 26, 2012


Goldfrapp - Twist (and a lot of their other songs)

Macy Gray - Sex-O-Matic Venus Freak

Liz Phair - Supernova (and a lot of her other songs)

The Donnas - Take It Off
posted by The World Famous at 10:37 AM on January 26, 2012


Give me all of the Rihanna you have. Wait … wait. I worry what you just heard was: Give me a lot of Rihanna. What I said was: Give me all the Rihanna you have.

Specifically Rude Boy, Cockiness (Love It) and S&M off the top of my head
posted by Rock Steady at 10:38 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Rude Boy" by Rihanna.
posted by milk white peacock at 10:38 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


So many options here.

Goldfrapp's Ooh La La!
Liz Phair's catalog, say Baby Got Goin' for instance
Missy Elliot's Work It
Lil Kim's catalog, How Many Licks?, plus everything else she ever did.
posted by Lame_username at 10:41 AM on January 26, 2012


I had to remove "Take it Off" on preview. Obviously World Famous and I think alike.
posted by Lame_username at 10:42 AM on January 26, 2012


Joni Mitchell Coyote
Melissa Auf Der Maur Taste You
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:43 AM on January 26, 2012


Borked the link for Baby Got Goin' by Liz Phair.
posted by Lame_username at 10:45 AM on January 26, 2012


Elysian Fields: Sugar Plum Arches, Bend Your Mind, Off or Out
posted by crush-onastick at 10:51 AM on January 26, 2012


Ahem: Elysian Fields, Off or Out
posted by crush-onastick at 10:51 AM on January 26, 2012


I'm gonna drink my whiskey
Gonna have my man
I know you got nothing to say


Imani Coppola's Legend of a Cowgirl has often been my go-to sexy sass song, although it's not about the sexy times as much as it's about general sexy badassness.
posted by redsparkler at 10:54 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I came in to say "Rude Boy" by Rihanna, too! Here's some more:

Ani DiFranco - Shameless
Ani DiFranco - Shy
Monifah - Touch It
Christina Milian - Dip It Low
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head
posted by flex at 10:57 AM on January 26, 2012


Garbage: Bad Boyfriend. Dessa: Matches to Paper Dolls. Curve: Dirty High

And most of the Lords of Acid catalog.
posted by crush-onastick at 11:00 AM on January 26, 2012


A few more (this is a particular niche of music that I like, can you tell):

Kelis - Milkshake
Britney Spears - Circus
Garbage - Push It
Eve - Give It to You
posted by flex at 11:08 AM on January 26, 2012


Just about anything by Dragonette.
posted by bonobothegreat at 11:08 AM on January 26, 2012


My playlist like this has:

Lykke Li - Get Some
Revolver - Madonna vs. David Guetta
I'm the best - Nicki Minaj
None of dem - Robyn
S&M - Rihanna
Fixin to Thrill -Dragonette
XXXO - MIA
My love is better - Annie
Punch me in the neck - Fritz Helder
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
- Lady Gaga

And if I could find this song on rdio, it would be on the top of list! Pussy be Yankin - Lady

Now I'm about to go add all the above songs to my playlist!
posted by carolr at 11:10 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Neko Case - People Got a Lotta Nerve
posted by hydrophonic at 11:12 AM on January 26, 2012


Freak Like Me - Sugababes. Added bonus of the Are Friends Electric? backing track.
posted by synapse at 11:22 AM on January 26, 2012


Melissa Ferrick - Drive
posted by Mchelly at 11:23 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Can't link on my phone, but "sugar in my bowl" and "in the dark" by Nina Simone.
posted by Diablevert at 11:24 AM on January 26, 2012


Pretenders - Night in My Veins
posted by Mchelly at 11:25 AM on January 26, 2012


Britney Spears - Radar
Heart -
Crazy On You
Straight On
Magic Man
Joan Jett - Do You Wanna Touch
Blondie - One Way or Another
posted by flex at 11:29 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]




Lots of songs by Poe, like Angry Johnny and Control.
posted by PussKillian at 11:54 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Donnas - 40 Boys in 40 Nights
posted by zoetrope at 11:58 AM on January 26, 2012


bitch & animal - drag king bar or best cock on the block

tori amos - raspberry swirl
posted by nadawi at 12:38 PM on January 26, 2012


ke$ha - blah blah blah
posted by nadawi at 12:47 PM on January 26, 2012


Sinead O'Connor - Daddy I'm Fine
posted by Sauce Trough at 12:48 PM on January 26, 2012


rilo kiley - glendora
posted by nadawi at 12:49 PM on January 26, 2012


Yankin' and several similar songs by Lady.
posted by cmoj at 12:51 PM on January 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Gloria by Patti Smith
posted by matildaben at 1:01 PM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ohhhhh how could I have forgotten "Yankin"??

Yankin', by Lady. Thanks, cmoj.
posted by hermitosis at 1:07 PM on January 26, 2012


i don't know how we get this far down in the thread and none of us have mentioned salt-n-pepa

shoop
whatta a man
push it
none of your business
posted by nadawi at 1:17 PM on January 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


Azealia Banks - 212
posted by mellifluous at 1:28 PM on January 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


it's more like whatta man and less like shoop - but i'd say that superbass by nicki minaj fits.
posted by nadawi at 1:47 PM on January 26, 2012


How about "Piece of Me" by Britney Spears
posted by radioamy at 1:57 PM on January 26, 2012


"Let's Call It Love" Sleater-Kinney
posted by stompadour at 2:30 PM on January 26, 2012


PJ Harvey, 50 Ft Queenie.
posted by topophilia at 2:32 PM on January 26, 2012


Flower - Liz Phair
Wannabe - Spice Girls
My Neck, My Back - Khia
Erotica - Madonna
posted by SisterHavana at 2:58 PM on January 26, 2012


Check out Betty Davis for some mad 70s funk. 'Anti-Love Song' and 'Shoo-Doop and Cop Him' are both pretty damn sexy songs about a woman out to get what she wants.
posted by twirlypen at 3:26 PM on January 26, 2012


Armando - Dont Take It
posted by mike_bling at 6:47 PM on January 26, 2012


Provocante - Marjo
Bye Bye Mon Cowboy - Mitsou
Les Chinois - Mitsou
Everybody Say Love - Mitsou (and basically almost every one of her songs)
Animal - France d'Amour
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 7:14 PM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


nth-ing Robyn's Hang With Me...one of my favorite songs!
posted by buzzkillington at 7:44 PM on January 26, 2012


Some of these might not be upbeat enough:

TLC - Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg
Cory Lee - The Naughty Song
Janet Jackson - If
Salt N Pepa - Shoop
Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl
Cherish - Killa
Cassie - Me & U
Toya - I Do
posted by bluesapphires at 7:46 PM on January 26, 2012


I thought of a few more:

Naughty Girl - Beyonce
Physical - Olivia Newton-John
Touch Me (I Want Your Body) - Samantha Fox
posted by SisterHavana at 8:25 PM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Christina Aguilera - Dirrty
posted by infinityjinx at 10:22 PM on January 26, 2012


Speaking of Xtina, the song Candyman is pretty explicit (lyrics include references to panties dropping and cherries being popped), especially considering its retro sound.
posted by Rock Steady at 10:59 AM on January 27, 2012




Can't believe no one has mentioned Halestorm's first cd yet.

Songs like "I Get Off"
"You don't know that I know
You watch me every night
And I just can't resist the urge
To stand here in the light
Your greedy eyes upon me
And then I come undone
I could close the curtain
But this is too much fun."


"Innocence"
"And your tears don't mean a thing
I only come when you scream, I told you"


And my favorite, "Dirty Work"
"Get on your knees and let the games begin
Bow to your queen and I will crown your head
'Cause I can make you every inch a king
Before I do tell me, tell me what's in it for me?
I need someone young, willing and able
You need someone old enough to know better
I want you to...

Do my dirty work, do my dirty work, oh"

posted by DisreputableDog at 1:38 PM on January 27, 2012


Miranda Sex Garden - Peep Show
posted by Errant at 5:30 PM on January 27, 2012


Fox - S-S-S-Single Bed
posted by jaksemas at 11:18 PM on January 27, 2012


Beyond 'sexy' and into porntastic:

Melissa Ferrick - Drive
posted by Elysum at 4:48 AM on January 28, 2012


Lily Allen - Not big.
The Dø - Stay (just a little bit more).
posted by louigi at 10:05 AM on January 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


MIA - Hombre

"Excuse me little hombre, take my number call me. I can get all squeaky, so you can come and oil me." :-)
posted by inbetweener at 4:05 PM on January 28, 2012


Missy Elliott has a bunch of songs that fit the bill in addition to Work It. Pussycat, Take Ur Clothes Off, Irresistible Delicious... Probably more! She's obviously pro-female sexuality in her music.
posted by asciident at 3:00 AM on January 30, 2012


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