|The Ten Sexiest Tunes of 1998|
Missy 'Misdeam-eanor' Elliot 'Beep Me 911' (East West) The biggest thing to happen to female rap churns out sexy tune after sexy tune: this is another smoochy delight from the hip hop queen.
MJ Cole 'Sincere' (AM:PM) "Oohh! Be sincere" coos the diva on MJ Cole's UK garage anthem. It's the musical equivalent of having your ear licked by Uma Thurman while reclining on a bed of whipped cream. Honest.
Inner City 'Bueno Vista' (white label) Inner City's 'Good Life' was sexy enough. But reworked for '98 and sung in Spanish, it's enough to turn Dale Winton into a Latin love machine.
Air 'Sexy Boy' (Virgin) Ah, Frenchmen. Always popular with 'the laydeez'. Air's 80s electro number is about as sexy as you can get singing through a vocoder and wearing moon boots.
Jhelissa 'Friendly Pressure (Sunship mix) (Dorado) Into the sunshine, as soul diva Jhelissa gets scrambled by one of UK garage's finest. Watch everyone go gooey when it's dropped at Twice As Nice.
Ronaldo's Revenge 'Mas Que Nada' (AM:PM) The World Cup anthem rejigged in a bangin' house stylee, with loads of samba malarkey and a fruit bowl on its head.
Presence 'Sense Of Danger' (Pagan) The deep house 'Unfinished Sympathy'? Well, it's big and emotional and has the golden vocals of Shara Nelson. Tech house was never so slinky.
Melanie B feat. Missy Elliott 'I Want You Back' (Virgin) Missy again, dueting with a Spice Girl over some bump n'grind beats. Menacing and sexy all at the same time.
Another Level 'Guess I Was A Fool' MJ Cole mix (NorthWestSide) Tottenham r n'b merchants remixed by man-of-the-moment MJ Cole. Huge two-step garage bump n'grinder.
Groove Armada 'At The River' (Tummy Touch) Think a trombone solo can't be sexy? Then you haven't heard this.