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Flashback Friday: Frank Loesser and the Sexiest Wintertime Song Ever Written, "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

The Guys and Dolls scribe won an Academy Award for this tune, which originated as a song for cocktail parties.

By New York City

If you're one of the many people who think that the perennial holiday song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" sounds a little bit predatory, you're not wrong. This cat-and-mouse tune follows a man trying to convince a woman to…stay over for the night (if you catch our drift). But do you know the origins of this song? How it was first performed by its composer/lyricist, Guys and Dolls writer Frank Loesser, and his first wife Lynn at cocktail parties? How about how its inclusion in the film Neptune's Daughter, and subsequent Oscar win for Loesser, began a downward spiral of their marriage?

Get some holiday history in the video below.

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