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All 16 of the stripper anthems here are old school, from the obvious (Rick James' "Superfreak," the Commodores' "Brick House") to the almost hilarious, like Samantha Fox's "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)," and Clarence Carter's "Strokin'." Aside from the fact that there's not a single Billy Squier song here (for shame!), this collection's pretty comprehensive, even if it's mostly made up of retro pop and hip-hop songs (of course, Wreckx-N-Effect's "Rump Shaker" and 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny" are here). But really, who needs modernization when you've got "Lady Marmalade"?
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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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