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sex and music (survey included)

One of the things I'll do with my excess non-smoking energy is update the 500 songs page a bit more frequently. Today's songs - yes two songs - are a must listen to. Go download, read about it. They are, without a doubt, two of the sexiest songs ever. Or at least they come from the sexiest album ever. So I'm asking you, my very sexy readers, what's the sexiest song you've ever heard? Give me your "songs to make love to" list. Details, baby. We want details.


R.E.M., "You," Monster (1994).

Don't really have a list. You can't go wrong with almost anything involving Mark Knopfler, it seems to me.

"I Only Have Eyes For You", The Flamingos, 1959 (best ever belt rubber song)


"Look of Love", Crusty Whatshername, 1967 (Casino Royale movie love song)

You Do Something to Me - Paul Weller

"Feeling Love" by Paula Cole, from the City of Angels soundtrack.

Delerium's Karma CD, on continuous play. It's got that whole rhythmic, transical chanting thing going on, plus some kickass backing vocals by Sarah McLachlan. This is awesome sex music.

It is sooo tempting to say lots of wah-wah guitar or outright name the 'soundtrack' to "On Golden Blond".

But I'm more romantic than that...at least 83% of the time.

I kinda dig on Norah Jones live at the House of Blues. But for real serious wordless, breathless, LUST, I dig on Mono, Life in Mono.

Honorable mention for style, 8 1/2 Souveniers, Black Trombone.

Ani Difranco's live version of Overlap... mmmmmmm!

Gabe, I've got that 8 1/2 Souveniers song on my ipod!

I first saw 8 1/2 here in Montgomery at our summer music festival. This one single couple had fully sponsored to have them brought in. They warmed up for some band I can't remember but DEAR GOD, they shocked and amazed me. I got to go backstage and, to this day, they're the only French people I've met that I liked.

Bonnie Rait did a live radio concert from a recording studio in 1972, and she sang a song called "Blender Blues". In the early Nineties while I was doing a school project in the early morning hours, tired off my ass, I heard the re-broadcast of the concert on a Philadelphia radio station, and her voice coming over the radio almost made me cream my jeans. Her voice is pure sex, and the lyrics just make it that much worse

Let me be your blender, baby
I got a cookbook all my own.
I call it a thousand and one ways, baby,
to make my little motor moan.

Damn. It makes me all hot and bothered just to read the lyrics. Bonnie may be 25 years older than I am, but I think she makes my list just for that song.

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Really.=)

Mono's "Life in Mono" is perfect. The whole album, just put it on and let it play.

Dave Matthews Band, "Say Goodbye". Granted, it's technically about a pair of friends cheating on their respective significant others with each other, but it's still damn sexy.

Precious and Few, by Climax. Yes, you read that right.

When doves cry, by Prince or whatever he's calling himself these days
Thank you for lettin me be mice elf by Sly and the Family Stone, (yes it's spelled that way)
Sea of Love by the Honeydrippers......(I have a waterbed)"Come with me, my love, to the sea, the sea of love, etc".

The Bangles, "In Your Room".

"In the warm glow of the candlelight,
Oh I know what you're gonna do to me."

"You won't regret it if you let me stay...
I'll teach you everything that a boy should know."

A guilty pleasure, but a pleasure nevertheless.

Runner Up: Humble Pie's "You're So Good For Me". I was at a party, unattached (and a little out of touch with reality) when I heard it the first time, and I was absolutely poleaxed. Bought the album next day, and wore the grooves out.

Then I made the mistake of playing it for a girl I really liked, and had hopes of. She hated it.

I could never stand to listen to it again, but I still think it's a great song.

On a lighter note, the same album Smokin' has "Thirty Days in the Hole." It opens with a bit of studio business where the band tries out the title lyric a cappella, and one of the boys cracks, "What a name for a love song!"

Sea of Love by the Honeydrippers......(I have a waterbed)"Come with me, my love, to the sea, the sea of love, etc".

That was the song my ex-husband and I danced to at our wedding.

Talk about turn-offs.

Song called "Love Calls" by a guy named Kem.

"...there's no where to hide when love calls your name."

Great stuff. Not as overt as Barry White, but also not as obvious as somebody like Usher.

Enigma (the first one) the whole album.

Engima's Principles of Lust as well as everything else on that album.

Barring that, The Guess Who's No Sugar Tonight.

Here are a few:

'Slide it In' Whitesnake
'Sing the PinK' AC/DC
'Wang Dang Sweet Poontang' ted Nugent
'Long Stick goes Boom' Krokus
'Bang go the Bells' Babylon AD
'You shock me all night long' AC/DC

I used to a sexual set on my radio show at my alma malus. If you knew the titles it provided a rather amusing description of the act.

I think the best song for that is the one that goes "if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with"


It's so cliche but I still love "Lets get it on"- Marvin Gaye and anything Al Green. Lovage is definetly up there!

I guess I'm really old. Bob Dylan: Lay, Lady, Lay.
Only Dylan song I ever REALLY liked. No, loved.

Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Whatever colors you have in your mind
I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine
-- skip middle two verses --
Lay, lady, lay, lay across my big brass bed
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead
I long to see you in the morning light
I long to reach for you in the night
Stay, lady, stay, stay while the night is still ahead

Not very original, I suppose, but-

Wicked Games - Chris Isaak
Mummer's Dance - Loreena McKennitt
Closer - Nine inch Nails (if you're feeling a little dirty)

OK, I know I'm really old. I give you "sexy hooks", not "music".
But, there's some fantastic memories of some fantastic ladies back when we listened to "Lay, Lady, Lay" & this one on my playlist.
Starland Vocal Band: Afternoon Delight

Thinkin' of you's workin' up my appetite
Looking forward to a little afternoon delight
Rubbin' sticks and stones together makes the sparks ignite
And the thought of lovin' you is getting so exciting
Sky rockets in flight
Afternoon delight
Afternoon delight
Afternoon delight

Afternoon delight!

Tom Waits- "I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You" is the absolute pinacle of makeout songs.

The entire album "Floodland" by Sisters of Mercy is pretty damned good, too.

"Blood and Fire" by the Indigo Girls is sexy.

New Order albums worked in high school. That rhythmic dance stuff is really good at making sure your mom doesn't have proof of exactly what she assumes (and more or less is 100% sure) is happening behind that locked door. Brian Eno works with some, but is too weird for the mainstream chicks ("what's that music?" isn't good foreplay). A-side of REM Reckoning worked well.

James albums are good, too. Not just the obvious "Laid", but "Gold Mother" is dandy, too. But that one works best with someone with whom you've had a child, as references to meconium aren't everyone's cup of tea.

As for individual songs, you have to get slutty:
All the Boys in Town, Divinyls
Turbo Lover, Judas Priest (dance remix was a good ironic buy for 99 cents)
Never Say Never, Romeo Void
Louis Quatorce, Bow Wow Wow

and for shits and giggles:
Kuntz, Butthole Surfers

Santana featuring Citizen Cope: "Sideways"
The only song to ever repeatedly make me wish for a stripper pole in my bedroom.

Foreplay for the recently separated: "Untouchable face" by Ani DiFranco.

Sexiest song: "submission" by the Sex Pistols.

Leon Haywood's "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You" (with the requisite climaxing female background vocal 'effects'...)

It's cliche, but Led Zep II worked for me and a surprising number of the women I dated in college. "Wicked Game" is often good. Mark Knoffler has also worked on occasion.

I've never yet met a woman who didn't really like Avalon by Roxy Music. I was at a party in CT in the late 80's and the subject came up and the women, a combo of Yale nurses and pharma company bio and chem techs all agreed that Avalon was the "best collection of f_ck tunes ever recorded." and many of them got "that look" on their faces when they were discussing it. Who am I to disagree?

"At Last" as sung by Etta James or by Nat King Cole should be played at many more weddings.

Afternoon Delight makes my wifes list for nostalga faves, along with Sombody's Knockin, reminding us of back when we were first going out.

the song that always does it to me is change by the deftones......oh the thought makes me quiver

Hi to all interested in a song I can't remember by some group from the 80's I believe. I only remember a section of the lyrics 'drop your pants I'm all a quiver you make me shiver when you deliver!' sung very fast, almost shrill, by a female vocalist. I want to say maybe Romeo Void is the group, but have no idea. When I search under those lyrics I get nothing. Anyway, a link to song lyrics involving sex brought me here, so I thought I'd see if anyone recalls this song and knows the band and title. Thanks a lot. Email me @ danielhere@msn.com. Take care!