Sexy (Is the Word)

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"Sexy (Is the Word)"
Sexy (Is the Word) by Melissa.jpg
Single by Melissa
from the album Fresh
A-side"Sexy (Is the Word)"
B-side"My Favourite Room"
Released2 September 1991
Composer(s)Roy Nicolson , Leon Berger and Tony King
Melissa singles chronology
"Read My Lips"
"Sexy (Is the Word)"
"Skin to Skin"

"Sexy (Is the Word)" is a pop song recorded by Australian Artist, Melissa (Tkautz). This was the performer's second single, following "Read My Lips". Like "Read My Lips", "Sexy (Is the Word)" was launched via the television series that Tkautz was starring in at the time, E Street. The song appears on her debut album Fresh.

Track listing[edit]

CD and Cassette Single

  1. "Sexy (Is the Word)"
  2. "My Favourite Room"

12" inch vinyl
Side A

  1. "Sexy (Is the Word)" (12" electric laser mix)

Side B

  1. "My Favourite Room"
  2. "Sexy (Is the Word)"

Film clip[edit]

The Film clip for his single featured Melissa in a number of guises. She is seen in hot pink lingerie, and also in a leather Jacket, cavorting with a large block of ice.

2005 re-recording[edit]

In 2005, Tkautz, relaunched her music career with the album Lost And Found and included two new versions of Sexy (Is The Word). These were contemporary remixes where new vocals were recorded, and whilst not released as a single, the song received much attention in nightclubs around Australia. There was a film clip released with this track to clubs which was a re-edited version of the original music video.


Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[2] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ " – Melissa – Sexy (Is the Word)". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 184.