Hey, remember this song from the soundtrack of every single film that’s ever been made about the 70s?
You Sexy Thing is one of those songs that pretty much just epitomizes an era. I’ve heard it used in so many films that I like that I can’t help but smile whenever I hear the song, even though I find real-life catcallers to be totally creepy. Of course, the song itself is not actually about catcalling, no matter how much one might be tempted to go with that interpretation. Instead, singer Errol Brown wrote the song about his wife and how she made him feel. Supposedly, this was the first “happy” song that he ever wrote.
As I mentioned earlier, You Sexy Thing has become a soundtrack mainstay. During The Dundees episode of The Office, Michael played “You Sexy Thing” after announcing that Ryan the Temp had won “Hottest in the Office.” (I agree, by the way. BJ Novak’s adorable. Timothy Olyphant is adorable as well but there’s still no way Danny Cordray should have taken hottest in the office away from Ryan Howard.) It’s also appeared in films like Boogie Nights, Reservoir Dogs, Legally Blonde, Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, and Duke Marvin’s All 70s Dance Party. Admittedly, the Duke Marvin film was never actually released but it’s still a classic to those of us who have seen it.
This video was shot for the UK’s Top of the Pops.
Enjoy and believe in miracles!