Camiele’s Best of Sexy Music of 2011

Hello, all. As it seems that the trend for the end of the year is Best Of lists, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and add my little list to the fray.

I was going to go with something along the lines of the Best of Music I Discovered in 2011, which would’ve been a list including songs and artists that may or may not have actually had anything to do with this year at all — for instance, an artist named Vikter Duplaix, who’s been around forever. I just discovered his album International Affairs, which is quite possibly the sexiest album of the past decade… but I digress.

However, that had me thinking. Perhaps I should simplify this list a bit and focus on something that I know everyone can relate to… sex. What better way than to showcase what I considered some of the sexiest tracks — that I’ve heard — of 2011? So, without further ado, I give you my Best of Sexy Music of 2011.

Note: sexy could mean lyrically, musically or both. So if some of the choices seem weird, consider giving the tracks a listen and I’m sure you’ll find something crave-worthy. Enjoy.

10. DBSK – Before U Go

Now, before you say anything, yes, I did mention that I favor JYJ over HoMin [1].

Lyrically, musically, and vocally, JYJ is far superior… then this bloody track! When that beat drops it’s like someone yanking a chick into a secluded corner and whispering naughty nothings into her until she submits. I mean, sometimes a girl just needs a good baby makin’ song to make it through the day.

Sorry, JYJ. That honor goes to HoMin this year. [1]

9. Chris Garneau – Between the Bars

One of my favourite songs of all time from one of my favourite artists of all time? You’ve gotta have balls of solid brass to take on something like that. But, Chris Garneau put his wispy, winding vocals down and added a new dimension to the track that took it that extra inch closer to physical ecstasy than even my beloved Elliott Smith could do.

8. Miguel Migs feat. Meshell Ndegeocello – Tonight

All dance music in the world owes its every waking breath to Miguel Migs. So when I heard his collaboration with Meshell Ndegeocello I almost cried. It’s sexy, unfiltered dance music with all the thumpa-thumpa of a House club and none of the camp.


As unexpected as my path was to loving all things weird, more unexpected is my ability to get attention for writing about the stuff.

9 Responses

  1. Rodrigo says:

    The first half doesn’t do anything for me, except for song 8 that makes me wanna chill out, smoke cigarettes and make out with women.

    Second half of songs fits the sexy tone much better IMO. Raphael Saddiq sounds really great. Song 3 works very well too.

    • Camiele says:

      @Rodrigo, Well, I suppose with the first half, it’s all a matter of taste. There’s something about the tone of voice with a song, or the way a voice wraps around the music that touches me in way that goes far beyond just “liking” a song, you know?

      But, yes. That second half I know was kind of on that “make or break” tip…”make” slow love or “break” the damn bed…HaHa.

      Soo…you didn’t like the DBSK entry :P

      • Rodrigo says:

        @Camiele, Or matter of mood too for who listens to it.

        Second half, I agree with you. Which song would you break the bed to?

        DBSK did nothing for me. Maybe it could have been replaced with something else. I think your mind could work something wicked. :P

        • Camiele says:

          @Rodrigo, HaHa. I think you may have gotten caught up in the video…which was ridiculous and didn’t fit the song at all…but anyway :P

          Well…breaking the bed would have to go to Marsha…every. single. time. But, Meshell and Saadiq can do some wonderful things to set the mood and keep it moving. That’s why they’ve got the honour of having their entire albums get a shout-out — they’re both invitations for some good stuff ;)

  2. amy says:

    Buika (she really is in La Piel Que Habito), her track makes me sad more than anything LOL I don’t think I’ve thought about sexy music for a while – mainly because I’ve been listening to a lot of music in languages that I don’t understand, and whatever I think it’s sexy turns out to be a heartbreak song or something when I translate haha – like Bibi’s The Wrong Side of the Moon [1].

    But other than that, I haven’t thought of “put you in the mood” music with the latest releases… since… probably 2006 or 2007 or something. Andrea Echeverri’s Quedate always get me – the lyrics are pretty cheesy, but Echeverri’s instrumentation and delivery is that sweet sexy thing. Then there’s Freezepop’s Swimming Pool… okay, and the oldie of Andres Cabas’ Tu Boca. LOL

    • Camiele says:

      @amy, Yes. That’s where I heard this song first. I always look out for Buika’s music, so when I saw that she was part of the soundtrack I kinda went ape shit! HaHa. Most of her songs are heartbreaking, I’ll admit — or either incredibly ferocious. But it’s that voice that just does it to me. Her 2009 album La Nina en Fuego…TOO amazing.

      I keep wanting to check out Ms. Echeverri ever since I read your article about her. She sounds exciting. And I’ve heard of Freezpop but know nothing about them…just that the name is too amazing for words! Thanks for the suggestions :)

      • Rodrigo says:

        @Camiele, Echeverri has been great for years since her Aterciopelados days. Check her out.

        Also, Amy reminded me of Morenamia from Miguel Bosé for some reason, lol.

        • Camiele says:

          @Rodrigo, Morenamia…that sounds interesting. I feel like I might like that ;-)

        • amy says:

          @Rodrigo, I don’t want to say I’m a Miguel Bose fan – but my dad is like the biggest and that’s rubbed off a little bit. I love Morena Mia. I don’t think it’s a mood-setting track but it’s a playful one. xD

          Having said that, I’ve always felt his video with his niece is totally creepy haha.

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