Listening to I Want a Little Sugar in my Bowl
by Nina Simone, 1967
“ What's the matter Daddy?
Come on, save my soul
Drop a little sugar in my bowl ”
Sarah: The Nina Simone version really tones this down, but older versions of the lyrics make it clear that these are references to sex and anatomy, not just romance. “I want some sugar in my bowl/I want a hot dog in my roll” et cetera.
Galen: This is a really good song.
Rebecca: She's just so good at conveying emotion.
Sarah: For my money, this is the sweetest song ever sung about being horny.
Listening to Melody
by Serge Gainsbourg, 1971
“ Melody Nelson a des cheveux rouges
Et c'est leur couleur naturelle ”
Melody Nelson has red hair
And it's her natural colour ”)
Sarah: I'm going to skip to the end of the song, for the red hair lyric, but the whole song builds to it.
Rebecca: I like this song.
Galen: Oh, it's pretty funny to hear a French man being all pervy.
Sarah: The french man being pervy.
Galen: I think I have to go with Nina Simone. Serge is good, but it's just overall pervertedness.
Rebecca: It's not a well-rounded sentiment.
Sarah: That was a very funny match-up.
Winner: I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl