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Sex Sells – Russian & Ukrainian Pop Music

March 31, 2009

Ahhh – where to begin?

Well, I suppose I should begin with a Parental Warning…..this blog and it’s links will contain some scenes of nudity…..almost to the point of Soft Porn, provocative language……if you understand the Russian lyrics……and has a highly sexual nature to it……..although nothing explicit……..well they are pop videos after all.

Yes, I can hear you know…..WTF??????

Ok…..we all know sex sells…..well sex sells everything except safe sex…..and Russian and Ukrainian pop have mastered this in no uncertain terms.

To be a female pop star, or in a female pop group in either Russia or Ukraine you have to look sexier than the sexiest thing you ever saw that looked sexy!!

You have to wear as little as possible…..if indeed anything……and make love to the camera at any given opportunity.

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A backgound of vocal training or choir membership is completely and utterly irrelevant……but a few years experience of pole dancing will certainly help you in your career.  The ability to dance slightly better than someone being brought back from the dead via a defibrillator on maximum voltage, or being zapped by the entire New York SWAT team with their Tazar’s simultaneously,  is only a slight advantage and in no way can compensate for the looks and actions of a Soft Porn Star.

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Now of course, there are some “serious” pop stars here who do not act like yours is the last spare prick at a very drunken wedding…….and therefore it must be teased to the point where you want to buy their wares…….but they are few and far between.

In fact, dear UK taxpayer……if our very own Home Secretary, Jaquie Smith’s husband could get Russian music channels, your hard earned tax money would not have been used to pay for his porn addiction……and Jaquie Smith’s subsequent expense claim for this from the public purse would never have been made!!!

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Yes…..Ok, if you were married to our Home Secretary, Mrs Smith MP……you’d be watching porn as well.  I can accept that……but to submit your TV porn bill as an expense to be paid by me?……When I didn’t even get to see the damned film?…..

Anyway, returning to Russian and Ukrainian Pop Music, what do I mean?………

Here is a clip from one of the most popular……well I guess the closest category would be, Russian R’n’B acts about at the moment……..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aXr0wesAxQ

That is Potap, featuring Nastia Kamenski…….who unsurprisingly features in all Potap songs…….and videos……of which there are many!!!! 

I actually have to admit I do like Potap……..and certainly like Nastia, even when she has her clothes on!!!

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Well……she’s got some clothes on……unlike the video!!!

What?……..Oh no…….that is not a one off…….here is Army……

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRIr6rIxWg4

……and the very unnecessarily named Via-Gra……

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGXuNksr7ww

So, you can then add the likes of Ani Lorak…….who came second in the Eurovision?????? – Why she entered I have no idea, she is extremely popular here…….but then, for some extremely bizarre reason, the Slavic nations adore the Eurovision Song Contest……maybe dear old Terry Wogan translated well……..I don’t know, but they certainly adore the Eruo-trash of the Eurovision.

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So, as you can see, even if the music is not to your taste, Russian and Ukrainian music channels, even with the sound turned off……is very……um……stimulating for most!!

Eh?……..Oh, yes, of course they have male pop stars and groups….but as normal, it is about brilliant white teeth, a Donny Osmand smile……..no thankfully I don’t remember him…..being masculine and physically fit. 

What?……..Oh sorry girls, here’s Dmitry Koldun…….um……well…..”Working His Magic”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MpfwTAnLTI

Yeh, I know it’s not too bad………did I say it was shit?

Then of course, there is the Russian equivalents of Tom Jones……of which there are a few, like Valerie Meladze……..

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……who like our Tom, is still banging out the tunes!!!

There is something for everyone in Slavic modern music scene……which mirrors that in the west…….even down to the slightly more……eccentric with Verka Serduchka.  Now this star gets a pic and a link……….

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………and not forgetting the link……..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlf6n7IzZYk

What?……..why does Verka get a pic and a link?…………..I know him, that’s why!

Yes, I know it’s favouritism but it’s MY blog….alright!!!

One comment

  1. Hi, good post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I will likely be subscribing to your site. Keep up the good posts



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