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"Body Heat": Songs to Warm Our Friends on the Frigid East Coast

05/25/2011 03:05 pm ET
  • David Wild TV Writer; Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone; Co-Author, 'Everybody's Brother'

William Shakespeare once wrote, "Two women placed together makes cold weather." While I hate to argue with the Immortal Bard of Avon -- where it gets pretty frigid -- two women together actually sounds kind of hot right about now.

I suppose body heat is on my mind tonight, as my warmest thoughts go out to all our friends on the East Coast facing a real deep freeze so early in this New Year. I grew up on back East, but during four years at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York I forever lost the will to winter. And so with love from Hollywood Hills, here are some musical strategies to help promote the best kind of global warming for those confronting a big chill.

BODY HEAT - Quincy Jones & Leon Ware
KEEP IT WARM - Flo & Eddie
UNDONE (THE SWEATER SONG) - Weezer
BLANKET FOR SAIL - Harry Nilsson
FURNACE ROOM LULLABY - Neko Case
HERE COME THE WARM JETS - Brian Eno
THE WARMTH OF THE SUN - The Beach Boys
DRUNK AND HOT GIRLS - Kanye West
WARM BED - Jamie Foxx
WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT - Velvet Underground
TEMPERATURE - Little Walter
WARM BEER AND COLD WOMEN - Tom Waits
WARM LOVE - Van Morrison
I'VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM - Tony Bennett & Antonia Bennett
WARM WAYS - Fleetwood Mac
DANCE (DISCO HEAT) - Sylvester
THE RHYTHM OF THE HEAT - Peter Gabriel
WARM LEATHERETTE - Grace Jones
SOMETHING WARM - Rick Derringer
(LOVE IS LIKE A) HEAT WAVE - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
WARM - Vic Chesnutt
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT - Ray Charles
A WARM PLACE - Nine Inch Nails
HOT IN HERRE - Nelly

Am I getting warm yet? Please add your red hot suggestions right now in the heat of the moment.

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