The Big Dirty List Show: 50 Years of Sex and Music
I like it when there are the alternative countdown programmes, and in some cases an interesting look into two popular things coming together, and that was exactly the case with this special documentary. This programme focused on how music over the years has used sexual lyrics and imagery in famous songs and music videos to become part of culture, how the music videos are just as important as the track, and of course how these songs, some more obvious than others, have boosted sex drives, awakened and enhanced sexual desires and ultimately made love making much more pleasurable. Twenty songs were voted for by the public and are counted down, and the programme includes interviews from various celebrities, but also Britain's leading social, sexual and music historians, and also some porn stars. Songs in the countdown are "French Kiss" by Lil' Louis (1989), "212" by Azealia Banks (2011), "Get Off" by Prince (1991), "I Want Your Sex" by George Michael (1987), "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails (1994), "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent (2005), "Bump n' Grind" by R. Kelly (1994), "Hot in Herre" by Nelly (2002), "Milkshake" by Kelis (2004), "I'm a Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears (2001), "Justify My Love" by Madonna (1990), "Push It" by Salt-N-Pepa (1988), "Need You Tonight" by INXS (1987), "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men (1994), "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Babe" by Barry White (1973), "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1983), "Love to Love You Baby" by Donna Summer (1973), "Je T'aime Moi Non Plus" by Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin (1969), "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye (1982), and number one was "Let's Spend the Night Together" by The Rolling Stones (1967). Narrated by Stephen Mangan, with contributions from Lil' Louis (House DJ and Producer), Ron Jeremy (Porn Star, star of "Cream on My Melons", "Frankenpenis", "Throbbin Hood", "Honey We Blew Up Your Pussy", "Love on the Hershe Highway", "Goldenbush", "100 Man Semen Slam" and "Hung Wankenstein"), Jameela Jamil (DJ, Radio 1 Official Chart Show), Datwon Thomas (Editor, Vibe Magazine), Jessica-Jane Clement (Presenter, The Body Shocking Show), Jef and Toon Martens (Lazy Jay), Tim Ingham (Editor, Music Week), Steve 'Silk' Hurley ("Get Off" Remix Producer), Brian Friedman (Choreographer, Lead Dancer, "I'm a Slave 4 U"), Rowan Pelling (Former Editor, The Erotic Review), Karen Krizanovich (Sex Writer and Broadcaster), Danica Thrall (Glamour Model), Dr. Daniel Mullensiefen, (Lecturer, Music, Mind & Brain, Goldsmiths University), Agent Lynch (Burlesque Dancer), Professor Rob Brooks (Evolutionary Biologist, Author of "Sex, Genes & Rock"), Sean Rowley (DJ, BBC London), Andy Morahan (Video Director, "I Want Your Sex"), Paul Gambaccini (Music Journalist and Broadcaster), Sean Beaven (Sound Engineer, "Closer"), Olivia (Singer, "Candy Shop"), Jessy Terrero (Video Director, "Candy Shop"), Demetrius Smith (R. Kelly's Former Personal Assistant), Drea Kelly (R. Kelly's Ex-Wife and Choreographer), Dr. Ian Inglis (Sociologist), Director X (Video Director, "Hot in Herre"), Amanda Cazalet (Model and Co- Star, "Justify My Love"), Laura Jayne Smith (Choreographer), Andrew Farriss (INXS), Michael McCary (Singer, Boyz II Men), Russ Regan (President, 20th Century Records), Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), Paul Rutherford (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), Evan Bogart (Neil Bogart's Son), David Ritz (Co-Writer "Sexual Healing"), Ron Schneider (The Rolling Stones Tour Manager, 1967), Sam Gluck (Audience Member, Ed Sullivan Performance). Other songs and videos played in the programme included "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit" by Fedde Le Grand, "No Ordinary Love" by Sade, "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake, "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye, "Ooh La La" by Goldfrapp, "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak, "Porn Star" by Lil Scrappy, "Smack My Bitch Up" by The Prodigy, "Lapdance" by N.E.R.D., "Call on Me" by Eric Prydz, "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams, "Untitled" (How Does It Feel)" by D'Angelo, "Destination Calabria" by Alex Guadino, "All Over the House" by Skepta, "Let's Get Physical" by Olivia Newton-John, "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart, "I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred, "I'm Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO, "Thong Song" by Sisqó, "Two Tribes" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye. Very good!
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