Sleazy crooner Clarence Carter topped our high school-era playlist, primarily for ironic purposes. Because, c’mon!, does anyone take this man seriously? Except for Carter, at least.
Regardless of his foolish ways, we’re still in love with Carter’s “Strokin’,” particularly because of this bit of lyrical genius: “Now, when I start making love to my woman, I don’t stop until I know she’s sassified. And I can always tell when she gets sassified, because when she gets sassified, she start calling my name: Clarence Carter, Clarence Carter, Clarence Carter, Clarence Carter, oooo, shit, Clarence Carter!” Awesome!