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):
Sexy songstress Allie Jorgen, lead singer for the Goth-metal band Le Reverie suggests “Twisted” off their latest CD Dark Symphony. She says “it’s about the ‘twisted’ aspect of life, one of which is the emotional chaos that we all go through”. Jorgen adds that it might not be a “traditional” love song “but the song has a really sexy feel that will make your hips move”.
“I’ll Go On Loving You”
Shelly Youngbloom Carswell says that the song “I’ll Go On Loving You” by Alan Jackson does the trick for her. It was actually written by American country music artist Kieran Kane. In the song Jackson sings about being faithful to his woman “long after the pleasures of the flesh”. It climbed to number 3 in the US back in 1988.
“I’m Out To Get You”
Maureen Howell-Baune contributed the cut “I’m Out To Get You” by Al Wilson. This was written by American singer-songwriter Jerry Fuller. Wilson included it on one of his hit albums, Show and Tell, back in 1973. (Songs from the soul and R & B genres often work to set the mood.)
“Smooth Operator” or “The Sweetest Taboo”
Finally, singer Dawn Waldman’s final contribution to the series on what puts her in the mood was a bit general: “Anything by Sade works . . .!” (Ah, yes, intimate memories . . . they simply flood out of you sometimes, don’t they?) While there are several hit songs that are worth mentioning it would be remiss not to mention her 1985 hits “Smooth Operator” or perhaps “The Sweetest Taboo”.
So there you have it, 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.
My name is Phoenix and . . . that’s the bottom line.