It seems as if everyone’s a rock star these days, but when it comes down to it, what really makes a rock star a rock star? A voice, presence, move and looks that make you want to cream your panties without them touching you, making eye contact with you, singing or talking directly to you, or being in the same room with you. Gotta admit, that has to be the power of the ultimate turn on.
In no particular order, here are five men that do that to me.
He has those eyes, that pout, and a bod that has some sexy moves and tats. He also has an amazing way of wielding his guitar to belt out some really great hard-driving tunes like Are You Gonna Go My Way? and Again and brings a swagger to American Woman like The Guess Who never could. I also love how he masters old school soul in It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over, too.
Most thin and lanky guys could never pull off the aura that has followed Mick Jagger throughout his 50-year rock and roll career with the Rolling Stones, but, oh, those lips, those teeth, that smile, and that sneer! His openness about sexual tension and its accompanying frustration brought a spirit of nervous anger to rock and roll – especially in songs like When the Whip Comes Down, Under My Thumb, Let’s Spend the Night Together and Emotional Rescue — have been copied and emulated by so many other musicians and listeners. OK, so he’s been known to have been Waiting on a Friend, but it only goes to show that he’s a man who owns his sexuality no matter how many way it takes him. Sure, he looks like he’s been rode a bit too hard and is road weary, but at 69 (like many other people, I lose perspective of how long he’s been around), he still has moves like some 39-year-old men never had.
I melt every time I hear the cracks in his voice whenever I hear Dave Matthews sing Crash Into Me, Crush or Dreamgirl. It’s passion that’s real in a most beautiful and unpolished way. It’s a voice that’s both powerful and vulnerable. It’s a voice that can hold me and make love to me all night long, and with looks like his — not too gruff and not to slick — I would likely take up that offer if it ever came my way.
Back in the early ‘60’s, Paul McCartney was always thought of as the cute Beatle, and even today at 70, there’s something still so soft, friendly and adorable about him. With The Beatles, he wrote and sang some of their sweetest love songs such as Girl, And I Love Her and Here, There and Everywhere. After the Beatles, he still charmed his way into millions of hearts with Maybe I’m Amazed, My Love and Every Night.
About a dozen years ago I went with my kids to the record store to pick up Sting’s latest CD. My youngest seemed disappointed in my choice in men and music, and said to me, “You like that old guy?”
Old? I guess he was old to a nine year old, but he does have an old soul that’s sensuous and seductive, and those piercing eyes, chiseled facial features and that spiky blond hair is enough to get me clawing the bed sheets when I’m listening to If I Ever Lose My Faith in You, We’ll Be Together and If You Love Somebody Set Them Free.
And since you can’t have a well-rounded man or music collection with only five musicians, my very honorable mentions go to James Blunt, Bono, David Bowie, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Jack Johnson, Jim Morrison, Robert Plant, Prince and Steven Tyler.
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