Monday Music: Bump and Grind

The kind of music that I like and dance around and sing along to always seems to have rather explicit undertones, for whatever reason! perhaps it is due to a mood I’m in, or that I’m just in a 90s R&B/Rap/Hip Hop funk, so with so many of them stuck in my head I thought I would share a few here, as well as more on a Spotify playlist.

  1. Next – Too Close
    Not looking to offer fans a sensual, explicit sex track, Next gave them the next best thing: a song all about the three-letter word without actually mentioning it. With verses full of metaphors, the three-person group uses an upbeat club cut to illustrate the happy process of a man’s favorite extremity. Offering up a good double entendre, Next shows women why hard isn’t always a bad thing. “Baby, when we’re grindin’, I get so excited / How I like it, I try but I can’t fight it / You’re dancin’ real close, ’cause it’s real, real slow / You’re makin’ it hard for me.”
  2. BLACKstreet featuring Dr Dre and Queen Pen
    no diggity
    Really all that needs to be said!
  3. R Kelly – Bump and Grind
    There are two things R. Kelly doesn’t see anything wrong with — one of them is bumping and the other is grinding. The baddest boy of R&B puts his sexual desires on front street on this steamy track, as he lets the woman of his desire know that he can bust her pipes better — and more often — than her current man can.
  4. Ginuwine – Pony
    There’s something about a man that can compare sex to a pony ride and sing about it, but it’s something else when he can show you what it looks like. And there’s only one thing sexier to women than watching Ginuwine “send chills up and down your spine;” Magic Mike showing new ways to feel the sensation.
  5. Salt ‘n’ Pepa – Push It
    Salt-n-Pepa’s breakout single is a real lesson in motivation. What exactly needs to be pushed, you ask? What is “it?” Even if you’re not sure, that massive, pumping, throbbing synthesizer sample is really inspirational. As are all those “ooh baby baby” cheers of support. Yeah, hopefully you’ll figure out what you’re supposed to be pushing soon, or these girls are going to get pissed. Still struggling to see where the whole sexual thing comes in? Still unclear on the pushing? Can’t you hear the music pumping? It is hard, like… something.
  6. Silk – Freak Me
    If half the R&B ladies’ man stereotype can be credited to Barry White, the other half is surely the product of Keith Sweat. Sweat discovered Silk and wrote this track for them, and if you had to describe what a sex jam was to someone who had never seen a ruffled shirt or a velvet-covered wall before, this would be the song for the job. The chorus is direct and over-the-top without being obscene, there are baritone spoken word breaks describing putting whipped cream on your lover and, wow, the harmonies!

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Hope you all enjoy, and are not too disapproving at my taste in music at the moment!


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