What’s That Song? Sounds Like Sex!

Barry White

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Science now proves what every Casanova knows - a little music helps.

In a study commissioned by Spotify, a scientist has discovered a link between specific songs and successful seductions. Dr. Daniel Müllensiefen, who teaches “Music, Mind and Brain” in the psychology department at Goldsmiths, University of London, analyzed the responses of 2,000 participants to find both the music-to-sex connection and also which songs are the best aphrodisiacs.

Dr. Müllensiefen already knew that music activates pleasures center in the brain. He was curious what music produces the best results. “People use this music to not only communicate their intentions in a romantic situation but to directly alter the mood during an encounter,” according to the good doctor.

Apparently different songs can create different opportunities. Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” and “Sexual Healing” are best for creating a romantic mood. Abba’s “Dancing Queen” is best for flirting while dancing. And for consummating all that music and mood preparation? Any song from the movie soundtrack “Dirty Dancing” is the favorite. (Wow. Who were those 2,000 participants?)

Another significant finding from Müllensiefen’s study: one in three of the participants reported that Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a song that is “better than sex.” (Good to know their music choices are better than their movie choices.)

For couples-to-be around the world Dr. Müllensiefen gives the ultimate guide:

Top 10 Get In the Mood Songs
1. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
2. Marvin Gaye - Let’s Get It On
3. Barry White - Anything by the artist
4. Serge Gainsbourg - Je T’aime
5. Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
6. Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
7. Ravel - Bolero
8. Boyz To Men - I’ll Make Love To You
9. Chris De Burgh - Lady in Red
10. R Kelly - Bump & Grind

Top 10 Songs To Play During Couples’ Play
1. Dirty Dancing - any music from the soundtrack
2. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
3. Ravel - Bolero
4. Berlin - Take My Breath Away
5. Barry White - Anything by the artist
6. Marvin Gaye - Let’s Get It On
7. Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
8. Celine Dion - Titanic Soundtrack / My Heart Will Go On
9. Serge Gainsbourg - Je T’aime
10. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love you

- Bill Reichblum

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