Night Music: Hot Chocolate, “You Sexy Thing”

Talking about the charged music of one’s youth, both Rufus’s Tell Me Something Good and Hot Chocolate’s You Sexy Thing, as well as Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions album and Kool and Gang’s Wild and Peaceful album, served as a heated soundtrack to youthful explorations both physical and mindbending that are to this day indelible.

I listen to You Sexy Thing now and I wonder why in the heck they inserted those strings, but in my memories of long ago all I hear is the funky guitar and the pleading naked vocals.

If I put on my objective hat today the song is overproduced and undercranked, but through the lens of youth’s underproduction and overcranking, it is sweet indeed.

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