Last month I wrote a post for fellow author Julie L. Hayes, which was featured on her blog, Full Moon Dreaming.
In it I listed some of the songs from my mental playlist for Jesse, my sexy dancer in Stage Fright.
More than one scene features Jesse dancing and I found I needed music for his dance routines. It makes a difference to the way I visualized the scene. Was Jesse pumping his hips to something fast or writhing sensually to a slow ballad?
Here’s a few songs that made that playlist.
Justin Timberlake - Sexy Back
A fun song in which Timberlake channels a little bit of James Brown. Love the naughty nod to BDSM. "You see these shackles, baby I'm your slave / I'll let you whip me if I misbehave."
Goldfrapp - Strict Machine
Supposedly a song exploring the links between sex, machines and control. Music reviewer Andy Hermann wrote that the song was "a future S&M club anthem if ever there was one." I just think it’s great to dance to.
Ginuwine - Pony
Anyone who’s played Grand Theft Auto IV or seen the movie Magic Mike (which I still haven’t seen, damn it) knows this song. Hard to believe it came out in 1996.
Freestylers - Push Up
Fast and fun. This song is perfect for some serious dancing and maybe a few one-handed push-ups on the stage.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
This one’s good for sexy gyrating and at first listen the lyrics seem tailor made for erotic dancing. Apparently the main phrase is not a plea for sex, but meant to encourage selflessness and altruism. Now I like this song even more.
Too see the rest visit Julie’s blog. Don’t be afraid to explore while visiting. She's always got something interesting going on over there.