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This is perhaps one of the sexiest tunes we’ve ever heard. It’s compelling and every single element is just spectacular. From the vocals to the horn section and arrangement, it’s like the very definition of musical perfection. Originally recorded by Randy Newman, it was a hit for Cocker as it peaked at no. 35 in the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.
“…too low for me to sing it. I can’t rock it too hard, which maybe I should have … or maybe not.” – Randy NewmanAdvertisement
Joe Cocker was one of the few artists who didn’t disappoint. His songs always had so much soul. Oh and by the way, “You Can Leave Your Hat On” is often regarded as a striptease anthem. And well, we’re not even remotely surprised. Just listen to it – the track is oozing with sexiness. There may be other cover versions of this song but this remains our favorite.