By now I'm sure you've heard that Billboard released its rankings of the 50 sexiest songs.
Olivia Newto-John's 1980 hit "Physical" topped the list, followed by Rod Stewart's "Tonight's the Night." Boyz II Men's ballad "I'll Make Love to You" rounded out the top three.
Oddly enough, the word "sex" isn't mentioned in any of the song titles until No. 10, which is another Rod Steward Classic -- "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
The list was based on popularity of songs from 1958 until January of this year.
Personally, I've never liked these lists. More often than not, they include songs that have received so much radio airplay I'd rather stab my eardrums out with icepicks than hear them again. (Hmmm...I've used that line before. Haven't I?)
This list, in particular, makes me cringe because it is based on popularity and content of lyrics.
That doesn't seem right. I mean, just because something was popular doesn't mean it was sexy. Just because something talks about "gettin' it on" doesn't mean it's going to put anyone in the mood.
Am I right?
In my opinion, a song should be defined as "sexy" based not on the content of lyrics or popularity, but the overall mood set by the music.
So I have decided to compile The IKHO (that's In Kat's Honest Opinion) Top III Sexiest Songs of All Time. It's not based on popularity (in fact, one was never released as a single), nor is it based on the content of the song's lyrics.
The 2010 IKHO Top III Sexiest Songs of All Time are:
3. Boardwalk Angel by John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band. This is an unreleased song from the 1983 movie Eddie & the Cruisers. The saxophone helps boosts this song into my top III.
2. Beautiful Mess by Diamond Rio. DISCLAIMER: I'm not a fan of country music at all. But this band surprised the heck out of me when they released this little ditty in 2002.
1. Wicked Game by Chris Isaak. No surprise here. This song is -- without a doubt -- the sexiest song ever recorded. (Again, IKHO). Just listen for yourself.
What songs are on your Valentine's Day Sexiest Songs of All Time List?