Steamy songs work.
Researchers tell us that romantic songs nearly double the likelihood that single women will agree to give men their phone numbers.
And music works for those of us in relationships too. Music does a pretty good job of expressing affection, amorous intention, and other feelings that can be screwed up by mere words.
Obviously we react to music we like and to lyrics that make us feel. Music engages our bodies, often helping us move out of our heads to a more sensory level. It gets to us in ways we aren’t consciously aware of as well. In This Is Your Brain on Music Daniel Levitin describes what happens as we listen. Imaging studies show that excited nerves signal from the auditory system to activate expectation and reward centers in the brain. In fact the pleasure we take in music causes our dopamine levels to rise and we all want more of that feel-good neurochemical.
We here at GeekMom talked over our favorite erotic tunes. We noted that it isn’t easy to separate them from love songs, because adoration is definitely a turn on. Okay, we also had to weed through our favorite sexy tunes to eliminate the exceedingly creepy, depressing, and misogynistic ones.
The more basic question remains. What music sounds sexy to you? Is it the beat, the lyrics, the overall tone? Or does it have more to do with memories you attach to the piece?
Offer your suggestions.
Here are a few of ours. Not in order and not by any means comprehensive.
I heard a blind man screaming, say
There goes a sight for my sore eyes.
Just give me a reason to love you
Give me a reason to be a woman
I’ll rock you till the daylight comes
Make sure you are smilin’ and warm
I don’t want you to be true
I just want to make love to you
Lay lady lay, lay across my big brass bed.
Stay lady stay, stay with your man awhile.
What a wicked thing to do
To let me dream of you
I want a man to rock me
Like my… backbone was his own
If you want so satisfy my soul,
Come on and rock me with a steady roll
I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take a breath that’s true
I’m gonna take you girl and hold you
And do all the things I told you
You dance when you walk so let’s dance, take a chance, understand me
You’re dirty sweet and you’re my girl.
But while she’s there waiting
Try just a little bit of tenderness
So slide over here, and give me a moment
Your moves are so raw
Little angel dance
Come on come on and dance
You know what I’m talking bout,
Come on baby, let your love come out
Lay with me in your thinnest dress
Fill my heart with each caress
Ya, when she wakes me
She takes me back home
You fill my eager heart with such desire
Every kiss you give sets my soul on fire
You know you shook me
You shook me all night long
Touch me like the blind read Braille
When nobody’s watching
We might take it home
I say the ride is so smooth
You must be a limousine
Alright now let’s turn it up
Every day do like a flower does
Put a little love
In the cadence
I want you to stay
Ooh, I want you today
When the whole world fits inside of your arms
Don’t really need to pay attention to the alarm
Hike up your skirt a little more
And show the world to me
You don’t know
How beautiful you are
Oh my love, my darling
I’ve hungered for your touch
I’ll stop the world
And melt with you
We’ll lay on the grass
And let the hours pass
Makes me wanna pull
Down the shade, yeah
Get your sexy on
Go ahead, be gone with it
Come inside where it’s okay
And I’ll shake you
Just for one moment
To be warm and naked at my side
Recollect me darling raise me to your lips
Two undernourished egos four rotating hips
Let’s pretend we’re bunny rabbits
Let’s do it all day long