Friday Wedding Music Rewind | Hot Chocolate “You Sexy Thing”

You Sexy Thing By Hot Chocolate A Garter Removal & Garter Toss Song For Kansas City Wedding Receptions

You Sexy Thing” By Hot Chocolate,
A Fun & Funky Garter Removal/Garter Toss Song
For Kansas City Wedding Receptions

So what if it’s the middle of summer. Who’s up for some Hot Chocolate–not the drink but the London-based band and the sound behind the 70’s classic, “You Sexy Thing?”

You Sexy Thing” has been a long-time party dance favorite and is also a popular garter removal and garter toss song at wedding receptions in Kansas City and across the country. As a matter of fact, according to DJ Intelligence, a website that tracks music requests played by wedding DJs around the world, You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolateholds the #25 position on the list of the Top 50 Most Requested Garter Toss Songs for 2012. “You Sexy Thing” also sits at #74 on the Top 100 Most Requested Songs Of The 1970’s.

Hot Chocolate formed in Brixton, London, England in 1968 and produced a number of hits but the most notable in the United States were “Every 1’s A Winner“(1978) and “You Sexy Thing” (1976) but it was only the latter of the 2 songs to climb its way to #3 on the U.S. Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for week ending February 7, 1976. Overall, it stayed on the charts for a total of 21 weeks.

You Sexy Thing” has also been featured in a number of movies including The Full Monty, Boogie Nights, Reservoir Dogs, Dude, Where’s My Car, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and 2010’s Grown Ups to name a few. It also enjoyed a surge in popularity in 1999 as the background to a Burger King, Double Whopper television commercial.

Although some have speculated that the garter removal and toss has begun to lose its luster and will soon go the way of the “Chicken Dance” at many Kansas City wedding receptions, a majority of brides and grooms still find the tradition to be entertaining and a necessary part of their celebration. What makes “You Sexy Thing” a great garter removal and toss song is it’s fun and funky beat and, contrary to the title refrain, with lyrics like “I believe in miracles” and “How did you know I needed you so badly? How did you know I’d give my heart gladly?,some may consider it’s theme endearing.

Watch Hot Chocolate perform “You Sexy Thing live on a 1976 episode of “The Midnight Special” TV show in the video below. Scroll down a bit further to read the lyrics. You and your fiancé might just find it to be a great song that you’ll ask your wedding DJ to play for the garter removal and toss at your Kansas City wedding reception.

You Sexy Thing” Performed By Hot Chocolate (Lyrics)

I believe in miracles
Where you from, you sexy thing?
Sexy thing, you
I believe in miracles
Since you came along, you sexy thing

Where did you come from, baby?
How did you know I needed you?
How did you know I needed you so badly?
How did you know I’d give my heart gladly?
Yesterday I was one of the lonely people
Now you’re lying close to me, making love to me

I believe in miracles
Where you from, you sexy thing?
Sexy thing, you
I believe in miracles
Since you came along, you sexy thing

Where did you come from, angel?
How did you know I’d be the one?
Did you know you’re everything I prayed for?
Did you know, every night and day for?
Every day, needing love as satisfaction
Now you’re lying next to me, giving it to me

I believe in miracles
Where you from, you sexy thing?
Sexy thing, you
I believe in miracles
Since you came along, you sexy thing

Oh, kiss me, you sexy thing
Touch me, baby, you sexy thing
I love the way you touch me, darling, you sexy thing
Oh, it’s ecstasy, you sexy thing

Yesterday I was one of the lonely people
Now you’re lying close to me, giving it to me

I believe in miracles
Where you from, you sexy thing?
Sexy thing, you
I believe in miracles
Since you came along, you sexy thing

Oh, touch me
Kiss me, darling
I love the way you hold me, baby
Oh, it’s ecstasy

Oh, it’s ecstasy (Sexy thing, you sexy thing, you)
Kiss me, baby (Sexy thing, you sexy thing, you)
I love the way you kiss me, darling (Sexy thing, you sexy thing, you)
Oh, yeah (Sexy thing, you sexy thing, you)
Love the way you hold me (Sexy thing, you sexy thing, you)
Keep on lovin’ me, darling (Sexy thing, you sexy thing, you)
Keep on lovin’ me, baby (Sexy thing, you sexy thing, you)

What song did you or will you choose for the garter removal and toss at your wedding reception? Or, have you decided not to include the tradition at all? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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