“Do You Really Want To Know?” by George Michael (1992)

The house-spiked “Do You Really Want To Know” was one of three new songs George Michael contributed to the AIDS benefit release Red, Hot & Dance. The “Red Hot” series put out a series of releases throughout the ‘90s; with each volume covering a specific genre-ranging from hip-hop to bossa nova. “Too Funky” and “Happy”… Read More “Do You Really Want To Know?” by George Michael (1992)

“Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?” by Culture Club (1982)

“Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”-you can’t really ask for a better debut single. Everything that made Boy George what Boy George is, is present here; vulnerability, that soulful croon. Some elements that push “Hurt Me” over the edge to 5-stardom; that sumptuous near-acapella intro, that dubby bass/drum breakdown in the bridge. Some folks talk… Read More “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?” by Culture Club (1982)

“Do Ya Wanna Funk?” by Patrick Cowley featuring Sylvester (1982)

Sylvester confused me as a kid. Correction: androgyny confused me as a kid. My concept of gender identity as a kid in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s was that there was a very specific way boys were supposed to act and a very specific way that girls were supposed to act and anyone who didn’t act in… Read More “Do Ya Wanna Funk?” by Patrick Cowley featuring Sylvester (1982)