"Stumbo" by Wiseblood
post #16 of 181
3/24/06 at 8:41pm
Originally Posted by catachresis
I think Madonna's "Like A Virgin" is a remarkably un-sensual song. It's kindov flirty/jokey/pendantic with its wee pop-sex allusions. Quentin Tarantino's sado-masochistic exigesis of it at the start of Reservoir Dogs is the most 'sensual' take on it I've ever gotten, and that's not a tribute to intimacy or vulnerability.
Originally Posted by AdamCalifornia
I wonder which would be the most
Sensual ("Sexual") song/melody of all time
in Rock, Pop, Classical, Jazz. This is NOT about
vulgarity or profanity, it's about beautiful lyrics,
and proper, up to the occasion music, etc.
Bad language is excluded, and rap for that matter.
My impromptu list:
1. Je t'aime ( 'I love You' in French, from the 1970s)
2. Gloria (The Doors, 1969?)
3. Bolero (Ravel, classical music composer)
4. Light My fire (The Doors, 1968?)
5. I Want You (Bob Dylan, 196?; this was a big hit back then.)
6. One Night With You (Elvis Presley, based on Italian melody)
I think that #1 is UNbeatable. I don't know who is the female singer,
her sensusal voice, ... Fabulous! You simply think that this beautiful
lady is next to you and you are about to kiss her and more ...
I don't know the author of lyrics or a composer either.
Actually this song was so sensual that it was banned in the USA for many years in 1970s/1980s.
'Gloria' by the Doors is also Fabulous!!!
'Bolero' is incredible, leading to a climax.
Originally Posted by binkgle
the woman is his ditzy English model wife who spoke french with a really strong English accent
Originally Posted by Bunnyears
binkgle, you are less than half right.
The song is more properly referred to as "Je t'aime moi non plus." It was written by Serge Gainsbourg and recorded with his (then) wife Jane Birkin, the English actress whose breakout role was in Antonioni's film "Blow Up." She may have had an execrable English accent in French, but she was far from ditzy. Her mother was the celebrated British actress Judy Campbell and her father was of aristocratic birth.
Her first husband was the film score composer John Barry and the very chic and terribly expensive Hermés Birkin Bag was actually designed with her in mind and named after her as well. She is the mother of the actress Charlotte Gainsbourg and is as known for her humanitarian work and political activism as her acting in France.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned "Going Home" from Aftermath (American edition) where Mick Jagger grunted for about 10 minutes as if he were in the throes of death or you know what.
Originally Posted by Masonjar
"Protection" by Massive Attack.
Anything off of Elysian Fields' BLEED YOUR CEDAR.
Originally Posted by gratefulshrink
Do you mean the song written by Van Morrison?