28. Air, "Sexy Boy"
Nobody captured the sound of posh melancholy quite
like the two sad-eyed Versailles gentlemen who called themselves Air.
"Sexy Boy," from their debut Moon Safari, mixes up louche
French techno, Sixties easy-listening fromage, Fender Rhodes solos, gurgling
girlie vocals – "oooh, sexy booooy" is pretty much all the lyrics
anyone could need – with a morose ache in the melody. Makeout music for vinyl
collectors, and the 1998 song you were absolutely guaranteed to hear if you
went shopping for shoes.