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December 12th, 2006

WOWY... arousing? @ 10:43 pm

canadanne:
I'm currently feelin: confused confused

Saw this on Teletext:

Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing has been named the most sexually arousing song.

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic said music's rhythm, beat, loudness and complexity were important, but lyrics were most vital in determining arousal.

With Or Without You was runner-up, with Je T'Aime in third. The highest-placed song from this decade in the Yahoo! Music survey of 2,000 people was Kylie's Slow, followed by SexyBack.


...Is it just me, or does WOWY stick out like a sore thumb in that list?!  It's a beautiful song, and god knows I love certain performances of it, but I would never think of it as being a "sexy" song. It's supposed to break your heart, not turn you on!

EDIT: The Top 10 is here. I still think WOWY is the only song in the list that really doesn't fit!
 
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From:legethien
Date:December 12th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
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I can't think of WOWY as sexual either... it's exactly like you said, it's supposded to break your heart!
Now if it was say, Misterious Ways, So Cruel, Electrical Storm or something, at lest those have certain references etc.
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From:jevoislerouge
Date:December 12th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Okay, just imagine Joshua Tree Bono singing it to you. Now how does it sound? ;o)
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From:samuti
Date:December 12th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
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WOWY, no.

Now, the big band version of If You Wear That Velvet Dress, on the other hand... *dies*
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From:chemina42
Date:December 13th, 2006 12:14 am (UTC)
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I wholeheartedly agree.
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From:bonoffee
Date:December 12th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
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I thought that too when I read it. WOWY is more creepy than sexy, to me, lol! It's obviously not the case that lyrics are most important, because if anyone voting had actually paid attention to the lyrics of WOWY I'm sure they would have come to an entirely different conclusion!

Your Blue Room, kids. Sex in a song. YUM.
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From:canadiens1160
Date:December 13th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
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WOWY is more creepy than sexy, to me

You've got that right. Making out to WOWY would be like making out to Every Breath You Take - they both have sinister undertones that make them kind of creepy.
From:stdivine
Date:December 13th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
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WOWY, Nope.

EBTTRT or MW!!
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From:beatlette
Date:December 13th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
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WOWY makes me depressed, beautiful song nonetheless. But it sure as hell doesn't make me want to get it on.

For some reason, I like Ultraviolet for that...hmm. Maybe it's because I love how Bono says "baby". Now *that's* sexy.
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From:hawkmoon268
Date:December 13th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
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I agree about Ultraviolet. I would say their sexiest songs are WOWY, MW, and Ultraviolet. I think WOWY and MW are both about God and romantic relationships, Bono's basically said that. The sexiness of them is that no matter how much this person drives you crazy, you just can't resist them.

Love is Blindness is too sad to be sexy, I think. Same with So Cruel. The lyrics aren't that much more depressing than WOWY, so I guess the difference is that they're quieter, downtempo songs. More conducive to bursting into tears than tearing off someone's clothes.
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From:tinamachina
Date:December 13th, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
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WOWY is more of a break-up song than a make-out song.
"Love is Blindness", on the other hand...*sigh*
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From:sapphires13
Date:December 13th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
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I can name like ten U2 songs that are way sexier.
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From:playingthetart
Date:December 13th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
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Bono's always thought people were crazy for their interpretations of WOWY and ONE.
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From:cabaiste84
Date:December 13th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
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Yeah. I think we can all agree that One is the most inappropriate wedding song EVAR!
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From:canadiens1160
Date:December 13th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
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So what IS the ultimate U2 makeout song, then?


I can vouch for

Numb
The First Time (har har)
Promenade
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From:cabaiste84
Date:December 13th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
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For me, the U2 song that gets me all hot under the cover is So Cruel. I've got this real thing for love songs all about destructive, screwed-up, unhealthy relationships. Lover, You Should Have Come Over by Jeff Buckley has the same effect. I dunno...I think I have some emotional issues. :P

As for WOWY...yeah, I can see how some people would find it arousing. But, I don't see it as being a song about a romantic relationship at all. For me, I find it much more of a spiritual song...like Bono's going through an tough phase in his relationship with God, and feels burned out with chasing God around all the time. And always a song about the pressures of stardom...Bono actually once said that the "you give yourself away" line actually refers to his vulnerability as a musician, and sharing himself with all his fans.

But hey, you can interpret it any way, really. Ultimately, I think it's a song about relationships in general. Hmmm, maybe people see it as sexy cos it's the Ross and Rachel song! :P
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From:canadanne
Date:December 13th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
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I did wonder if the Ross & Rachel factor had anything to do with it. *g*
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From:reecord2
Date:December 13th, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
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I must be in some sort of crazy minority then because I think this survey is kind of spot on. It just reminds me of laying in my car with this girl and it came on... yeah. If that doesn't do it, nothing will.

You guys also have to take into account that most of us are diehard fans and know the interpretations of U2 songs inside and out. To anyone less than a U2Aholic, With or Without You is a love song, simple as that. Same thing with One. Soft, romantic, beautiful songs. It's when you start digging that you really find the dirt. Guess what "Come On Eileen" is reallllly about. Guess what "Blister in the Sun" is reallllly about.
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From:lastrega
Date:December 13th, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)
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Nuh-uh. WOWY is much too dark to be an arousing song (unless you're my ex-girlfriend but let's not go there). I'd have to agree with everyone who's suggested Your Blue Room and If You Wear That Velvet Dress. I'd also add Desire. Obviously not a quiet, smoochy song, but I think it's really hot.
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From:treatyoself
Date:December 14th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
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Sorry to be in the minority, but I agree with WOWY being on the list. Because it's a list of "most arousing" songs, not "most romantic." And hey, maybe it's just me, but just because a song is dark doesn't make it any less sexy. In fact, that totally heightens it for me. It's dark, it's edgy, creepy in parts, as some have said, but just listen to the music - it's so rich and pulsing, and Bono's voice is filled with such pain and longing. I think it's totally hot.
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From:hawkmoon268
Date:December 14th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
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Couldn't have said it better myself.
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From:rockingthemike
Date:December 16th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
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*squeals* Kylie's "Slow"!!!!!!!

*looks around*

Oops, wrong reaction for this community. ;)

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