Marvin Gaye's hit album 'Let's Get It On' was released in 1973. (Courtesy/Tamla Records)
So you’re taking that special someone out for a night to remember. Forget the heart-shaped box of chocolates. Put the roses down. Turn the music on, and let some bass cradle your desire.
The pressure to exude a romantic persona and release your inner-Casanova is huge for men, even if it’s just for one date.
So after paying for the meal, surprise her with a little gift. To give her a present she won’t forget, a gift that will leave you both satisfied, look no further than the tattered mess you call a bed. Give her a night she’ll be telling her friends about.
That part is easy—or at least it should be. So, how do you make it different?
Music. Enhance the mood and set the precedent for some real lovemaking with the right melodies booming from your crappy laptop speakers.
Music during sex can be incredibly invigorating. It can turn you and your partner on. It can set a mood. It can build anticipation. It can increase the feeling of every sensation.
So here are the top seven songs to have sex to with 14 moods they can work for.
Light up the candles. Throw some cologne on. Get those condoms out. And fellas, just this once, clean up the damn room.
No. 7-Drake “Best I Ever Had,” Moods: Playful, fun
Forget the three words every woman wants to hear; these are the four words any woman would love to hear. This one can work for that one-night stand or those in a relationship. Tell any girl she’s the best you’ve ever had and she might blush. She might play it off as if she can’t possibly be. But in the back of her mind, five words are formulating: You’re damn straight I am. And gentlemen, take some advice from Drake. Be her referee.
No. 6-Tim McGraw and Faith Hill “Let’s Make Love,” Mood: Caring, tender
“I want to fill you with my soul,” croons McGraw with wife Hill in this borderline sappy number about two, you guessed it, lovers. Accompanying vocals from Hill give this song a stronger sense of closeness expected from a married bunch. But it’ll work if you’re trying to get some tenderness points with the lady friend. Again, follow the direction of the lead singer. Look into her eyes. Get lost with her that night. This is a good song for those long-term relationships.
No. 5- Trio Los Panchos, “Besame Mucho,” Mood: Romantic, exotic
You may remember a snippet of this song, which was used in a scene for the film “Juno.” I would forever regret it if I didn’t add a song on this list in a different language, and what better way to make a statement than with a romance language? Gentlemen in the cobble-stoned streets of Mexico were known to serenade ladies as a form of courtship with this tune. Try it out. It won’t work with every woman, but if it does you’ll have her melting in your arms, among other positions.
No. 4- Santana “Black Magic Woman,” Mood: Sensual, visceral
Oh how Santana can make love to a guitar. This works for a perfect metaphor between guitars and women: touch her correctly and she will make some beautiful sounds…you get the idea. But this sensual song is sexy thanks in part to the infused Latin rhythms and lyrics describing the ultimate tease. Play this while you run your finger down the length of her spine. That’ll turn her into your black-magic woman.
No. 3-Led Zeppelin, “Trampled Under Foot,” Mood: Raunchy, lustful, energetic
This song is packed with gripping sexual innuendos. You know exactly what Robert Plant is talkin’ bout when he moans, “Takin’ bout love, talkin’ bout love.” This song is just dirty, comparing a woman to a car in need of some maintenance. It’s charged and full of energy, two key ingredients of great sex. This song is a perfect soundtrack to having sex in a motel. It’s dirty, raunchy and lustful, but you know that in the end the only thing that’ll matter is what you did, not where you did it.
No. 2-Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Sir Psycho Sexy,” Mood: Very, very horny, nasty
After ripping one another’s clothes off, you know you’re about to get real, real nasty. With this song blasting in the background, your scene will be complete. Sounding like something straight out of a porno, this song has that always-important guitar riff that almost demands a sex romp. The wah-wah effects on the guitar will soon transfer to the woman in your bed if you play this right. Make her call you Sir Psycho Sexy. Then go on and earn the damn title.
No. 1-Marvin Gaye, “Let’s get it on,” Mood: Just about any
We are all sensitive people with so much to give. Gaye taught us this with his ode for lovemaking that to this day continues to work as the fanfare for baby-making across the nation. But it also works as a perfect song for those looking for some frenzied sex without the potential for pro-creation. The second the infamous guitar lick dripping with sonic lust hits your ears, you know something special is about to go down. Your partner might smile, she might even laugh when she hears it, but either way she’ll get the message.
Contact Sports Editor/Occasional Sex Columnist Esteban L. Hernandez at Esteban.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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