what is your favorite sexy music playlist?
January 30, 2011 9:45 AM   Subscribe

sexy.time and music. what is your playlist?

looking for new sexy music to listen to. not just for the sexy.time but for its energy, too. :) i have a broad love of music. only thing that generally doesn't work for me is heavy metal. what is your favorite playlist or what are your favorite songs?
posted by anya32 to Media & Arts (59 answers total) 85 users marked this as a favorite
Beacuse by the Beatles, esp. the acoustic version (linked)
Fingers in the Factories by the Editors
posted by kitarra at 10:05 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

well I don't know about music during sexy time but for music about sexy time, peaches is a good place to start - sexy sexy eletroclash about sexy.time.
posted by ultrabuff at 10:07 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

variations of this question have been posted before.

here and here
posted by assasinatdbeauty at 10:07 AM on January 30, 2011

First on my list is Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By.
posted by mooselini at 10:12 AM on January 30, 2011

I haven't listened to this in years but your question reminded me of it so: Wayne Marshall, 90 Degrees and Rising (NSFW covers on that page).

You can hear the track G Spot on YouTube, seems it's still popular, comments are still being left on a regular basis.

His second album Censored (album cover NSFW) seems also to be popular but I haven't heard it yet.

I'm really enjoying the tracks on YouTube. I think my version was vinyl (yes, it's that long ago!) so I might be shelling out for a used copy tonight... ;-)
posted by ceri richard at 10:13 AM on January 30, 2011

My fave is Inertia Creeps by Massive Attack
posted by cozenedindigo at 10:16 AM on January 30, 2011

Best answer: I am dating myself, but I still love a little Massive Attack when I'm in the throes of it. Fourtet can also do the trick, as can Caribou. And sometimes Pixies.
posted by analog at 10:17 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Sade and post-Eno Roxy Music are some of the all-time-greats.
posted by Beardman at 10:24 AM on January 30, 2011

Best answer: It's just one song, but "Gold for the Price of Silver" (erotica mix) by Kings of Convenience does it for me.
posted by shortyJBot at 10:39 AM on January 30, 2011

I once had a wild, if quick, time to the first third or so of the Mortal Kombat movie soundtrack and I wondered afterwards whether someone designed the driving beat and song order for exactly that purpose.
posted by immlass at 10:39 AM on January 30, 2011

You might like to read the group postings or listen to the group radio channel of this LastFM group.
posted by rongorongo at 10:42 AM on January 30, 2011

I read long ago that Kate Bush named Peter Gabriel's Passion as her favorite.
posted by belau at 10:43 AM on January 30, 2011

All Night Long by Junior Kimbrough. (Music starts at 0:31, but really gets going at 1:00). It is raw.

Coincidentally, I found a previous review of his music touching on this very topic.

His lyrics are simple, mostly about love and sex, drenching with an eroticism that manages to be deeply intimate without being self-conscious. He sang about what he knew, and after fathering 36 children by multiple partners, he knew sex pretty well. His music is not terribly dynamic either, although it is immensely complex. His songs are rarely built out of more than one chord (they are meant for dancing and have a deliberately hypnotic quality) but their rhythmic subtletly and freshness of vision are overwhelming. Kimbrough weaves in and out of key, layering his stock melodic phrases on top of the already dense rhythmic layers put down by the other two members of the band. Solos and vocal breaks alternate regularly, phasing past and into one another (a distinctly African musical technique) so that the listener can't remember how the song began and when it ends, the effect is often shattering. Junior's voice, high and plaintive, drips with soul and emotion. (Originally found here.)
posted by texano at 10:50 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Two Dancers (the album) by Wild Beasts.
posted by elsietheeel at 10:54 AM on January 30, 2011

Soundtrack to Riven.
posted by brainwane at 10:59 AM on January 30, 2011

Best answer: My answer to a previous incarnation of this question: mattress music.
posted by dobbs at 11:04 AM on January 30, 2011

Be careful what you ask for. The most intensely memorable sex soundtrack I've ever experienced was this 23 Skidoo album. Deep and alluringly strange.
posted by philip-random at 11:23 AM on January 30, 2011

Speaking of Massive Attack, their version of "I Want You" with Madonna yells sexy.time to me.
posted by buzzkillington at 11:24 AM on January 30, 2011

Best answer: Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite. Here's a little taste.
posted by wabbittwax at 11:25 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Mazzy Star / Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
posted by porn in the woods at 11:26 AM on January 30, 2011 [2 favorites]

Best answer: I have to disclaim this by saying music to make out to is a foreign concept to me. That said, since you mentioned it could just be stuff that makes you think of sex, or feels "sexy" or whatever, that's where I'm coming from most of the time.

Handsome Boy Modeling School featuring Cat Power - I've Been Thinkin'
Kool and the Gang (I know, who knew??) - Summer Madness
that Inside Deep Note series of albums is cheesy as all hell and hi-larious, but some of the synthy instrumental stuff is lush and kind of, I dunno, vaguely evocative I suppose ("Theme from Sweet and Sticky", IIRC).
ESG - Come Away
certain Concretes songs, sort of, at least the instrumental aspects sans vocals ("Oh Baby" etc.)
My Bloody Valentine, Spiritualized, lotsa shoegaze for sure
Kylie Minogue's cover of "More, More, More"

people seem to like Portishead, Massive Attack, Saint Etienne, Hooverphonic, hell most of what was on the soundtrack to Stealing Beauty for this sort of thing. I don't personally, but lots of people do so...
posted by ifjuly at 11:27 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Betty Davis, Anti Love Song.

Nina Simone, of course.

Cowboy Junkies redoing some old blues songs. Whites Off Earth Now is a good collection of this.

Bettie Serveert's Brain Tag.

Kickin' by Whale

Dictionary by Hooerphonic.

Ruby's Parrafin.

Cowboy Junkies again, with Postcard Blues.

In A London Cab by Anastasia.

The Mummer's Dance, Loreena McKennitt

French Kiss, Lil' Louis.

Moments in Love, Original and 2nd version, by Art of Noise

Lena's Satellite

Love Comes First, by Techno Squirrels

Two's a Party, Hania Lee.

Big Bad Handsome Man, by Imelda May

Tom the Model, Beth Gibbons (Portishead singer)

Prince. It's impossible to pick just one and should already be in the library, but if he isn't, put him in there, heh.

Muddy Waters, You Shook Me

Robert Johnson, Come on in my Kitchen

Sneaker Pimps w/Portishead, Water.

Etta James, I Just Wanna make love to you.

Machine Gun Fellatio, Let Me Be Your Dirty Fucking Whore.

PJ Harvey & Thom Yorke, This Mess We're In.

Piano version of Srah McLachlan's Possession

Tarantella, San Telmo

Thousand Star Hotel, Antic Clay

I'll be in my bunk
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:27 AM on January 30, 2011 [10 favorites]

Oh jesus, and how the hell could I forget PJ Harvey and Afghan Whigs (that early fucked up stuff, or if that's not your cup of tea there's the more partylike cheerful incarnation). And possibly Songs: Ohia. Which reminds, Edith Frost possibly, the ethereal chilly stuff. If you're the kind of weirdo girl with strange romantic notions I was as a teenager, anyway, ha.
posted by ifjuly at 11:32 AM on January 30, 2011

For some reason, Greenday's Dookie album worked for me.
posted by Brian Puccio at 11:36 AM on January 30, 2011

Best answer: I always end up having sex, foreplay, etc. to Robi Draco Rosa's Mad Love.

The whole album is just incredibly sexual, sensual, amazing...what have you. I love it.

The first four tracks specifically, though the first one is absolutely openly about sex...

1. Dancing in the rain
2. Lie Without A Lover
3. Crash Push
4. My Eyes Adore You
posted by lizarrd at 11:36 AM on January 30, 2011

Ohohoh, and Ike Yard and Section 25. Tuxedomoon and The Birthday Party/Nick Cave too.

And "I'm on Fire". Swoon. I have no idea why but that song absolutely fucking melts my insides.
posted by ifjuly at 11:37 AM on January 30, 2011

Eels - "That Fresh Feeling"
posted by easy, lucky, free at 11:39 AM on January 30, 2011

Best answer: You might argue for certain Iron and Wine songs. Possibly maybe.

Bill Withers - Use Me
posted by ifjuly at 11:41 AM on January 30, 2011

Best answer: I thought there was broad consensus that Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On was the sexiest song ever.
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:41 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Black Box Recorder is weird too because it's purposely sultry ("Sex Life" and "The Facts of Life" are the prime examples) but then as anti-sexy as possible if you step back and see what they were trying to do really. But still. In a similar vein, Baxter and Lida Husik, that era was full of stuff like this really...
posted by ifjuly at 11:44 AM on January 30, 2011

G'ah I wish my thoughts came all at once.

Ruby in that vein as well. And I kow tons of people who think Radiohead's "House of Cards" is totally hot, which is funny given what it's about/referencing.
posted by ifjuly at 11:45 AM on January 30, 2011

Nick Drake
posted by Afroblanco at 11:53 AM on January 30, 2011

Best answer: Air
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay
Rita Lynch - Baby I Wonder
Francoise Hardy's cover of Suzanne, sort of...speaking of, Leonard Cohen himself perhaps
Serge Gainsbourg
Nikki Shapiro and the Young Adults - Beautiful Whore
Cranes, if her little girl voice doesn't freak you out too much
Liz Phair - Flower
Sufjan Stevens' more romantic songs perhaps
in that vein, Appendix Out - The Night is Advancing
Elvis Costello - I Want You
Piano Magic
Slowdive, Ride
various covers of Olivia Newton John's Physical
posted by ifjuly at 12:04 PM on January 30, 2011

Damn I cannot do this all at once.

Skinny Puppy - Love, Lust Chance (it still amuses and amazes me my now-husband ever gave me a mix tape with "Lust Chance" on it before we were more than friends, eh)

if you're open minded maybe Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire (no, really). Einsturzende Neubaten (sp??) too. The swoonier Echo and the Bunnymen and Cure (Plainsong) stuff.
posted by ifjuly at 12:10 PM on January 30, 2011

And Arab Strap has tons and tons of songs about sex that aren't a whit romantic ("Packs of Three" is a good example) but they did have at least one that was out and out horny called "Dream Sequence".
posted by ifjuly at 12:14 PM on January 30, 2011

Natacha Atlas -- Kidda
posted by raztaj at 12:15 PM on January 30, 2011

Can't link as I'm on my iPhone but Crystalline Green by Goldfrapp. Supermassive Black Hole by Muse.
posted by dougrayrankin at 12:24 PM on January 30, 2011

S├ębastian Tellier's album aptly titled, Sexuality. Or anything by Tellier for that matter. :)
posted by colorproof at 12:38 PM on January 30, 2011

Best answer: Here's Get Misunderstood by The Troublemakers. Are you on your knees yet?

And here's Heartsink by Concern. Great for listening to post-coitus, when there's nothing left of you but sweat and pheromones, jelly-limbed at each others' side.
posted by dobbs at 12:48 PM on January 30, 2011


Josh Rouse -- Come Back
Madonna -- I Want You
G. Love & the Special Sauce -- Kick Drum
Natacha Atlas -- Amulet
Transglobal Underground -- Ali Mullah
Duran Duran -- Come Undone
Janet Jackson -- Go Deep
Janet Jackson -- That's the Way Love Goes
Much of Bush's Sixteen Stone
And anything from this this compilation, which incidentally, also makes a great background mix in any number of situations.
posted by raztaj at 12:56 PM on January 30, 2011

Also The xx.
posted by analog at 1:13 PM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Ravel's Bolero (ideally in the back of a transit van! But that's just me and old memories....)
posted by sianifach at 1:24 PM on January 30, 2011 [2 favorites]

Black Acres by Elysian Fields.
Kammerflimmer Kollektief's Sie Tranken Regen
Tied + Tickled Trio's Freakmachine
Elmore Judd sings Ships in the Dark
Eastern Promise by the Natural Yogurt Band

And I'll go way out on a limb and recommend Scott Walker's Farmer in the City. There are few things played loud in blackness that can fill the room with nervous anticipation like later-period Walker. Make out to it when you're mostly seeing with your hands and mouth--because your bodies are so close your eyes can only see fragments of your partner--and you've created something other with your intimacies.
posted by dobbs at 1:31 PM on January 30, 2011

Best answer: He's kind of a rough looking dude, but he's an absolute panty peeler for me, the soundtrack to an orgasm:
Sean Hayes' When We Fall In
Sean Hayes' 3am
Sean Hayes' turnaroundturnmeon
and the best one: Feels Good (you'll have to click on the song title)
posted by madred at 2:34 PM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

oh, and BrandonBlatcher, you oughtta publish some kind of playlist that I can download or something. that's a great list.
posted by madred at 2:38 PM on January 30, 2011

These lists makes me feel kinda.... old.
posted by freakazoid at 3:59 PM on January 30, 2011

Best answer: Miles Davis' Kind of Blue for an experience you'll never forget.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 4:03 PM on January 30, 2011 [2 favorites]

I really like Vincent Gallo (When or the Buffalo 66 Soundtrack), but my friends tell me that's weird.

Also, Genghis Tron. It is invigorating.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 4:19 PM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Hot Buttered Soul by Isaac Hayes
posted by Lanark at 4:57 PM on January 30, 2011

Van Morrison's Tupelo Honey.

And reaching back even farther... Ravel's Bolero.

Roxy Music's Avalon.

For very quiet, kinda melancholy sexy, Eno's Music for Airports.

Don Ellis' Haiku.
posted by bricoleur at 6:05 PM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Best answer: The soundtrack to Garden State. <--- Sample
posted by delicate_dahlias at 7:03 PM on January 30, 2011

Barry White
posted by Jacqueline at 10:45 PM on January 30, 2011

Best answer: One of my most memorable nights was soundtracked by John Coltrane and Rashied Ali's Interstellar Space
posted by Joseph Gurl at 11:51 PM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

Via Nick Hornby's 31 Songs, Santana's Samba pa ti .
posted by rahulrg at 2:24 AM on January 31, 2011

Best answer: ..Santana's Samba pa ti.

I was just listening to a live version of this. It has cheers after each solo. If choosing music for this purpose then consider carefully whether you require version with enthusiastic crowd cheers.

Also: various tracks by The Cocteau Twins.
posted by rongorongo at 4:29 AM on January 31, 2011

Minute Waltz (for four hands)
Flight of the Bumble Bee (just to slow things down a bit)
1812 Overture Finale (with live cannon and church bells where possible)
4'33'' (arranged for bedsprings and uvula)
posted by pracowity at 5:57 AM on January 31, 2011

Response by poster: these are all awesome suggestions! many of them new to me! i have no idea how to pick favorites! keep them coming, if you have new ideas! thank you!
posted by anya32 at 7:47 AM on January 31, 2011

Can't believe no one has yet mentioned Gayngs! Every single song on the album "Relayted" is 69 bpm. Perfect if you can keep yourself from giggling.
posted by stuck on an island at 9:02 AM on January 31, 2011

Response by poster: i tried to go through and favorite but there are just too many. i listened to all the recommended artists/songs! thanks!
posted by anya32 at 12:36 PM on February 2, 2011

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