Top Ten Songs to Make Love To

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Posted on January 15th, 2008


Sweet Lovers
The intimacy of love

The joining of bodies has been revered as one of the most beautiful human actions. In sexual union, not only are two physical entities joined, but also, as some would say, two souls. The act of love-making is undoubtedly one of the high points of being a person in this world. (If you’re up to the challenge, why don’t you do it in Four unusual places to have sex)

Some devote their entire lives to finding that one person to share such an intimate moment with, and when it happens, all stops are pulled to make it extra special. Candles and incense sticks are lit. Schedules are freed up for that momentary yet intimate union.

Sometimes, music plays a special role in determining the entire mood. After all, love-making is all about rhythm and pulse, and when people connect a certain feel to copulation, some songs are more sensual than others.

Here’s a few tunes that could spice up that intimate occasion.

10. “Switching Off”

With the chorus, “You, the only sense the world has ever made/ Early evening June/ This room and radio play/ This I need to save/ I choose my final scene today/ Switching off with you,” Elbow frontman Guy Garvey crafts a perfect ode to the moment a person decides with whom he or she will be spending the rest of their life with. The gruffness of his voice only seems to elevate the sincerity of the song, making it the perfect love-making song for newlyweds. After all, love is mostly about honesty.

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9. “No Ordinary Love”

Sade Adu, known frontwoman of the Grammy-winning band Sade, sings this song with enough sultriness, even the most hardened of men will fall down, in love, on their knees. Though the song speaks of heartbreak and loss, its slow, steady tempo complements any tender love-making.

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8. “Destiny”

Another song of longing, “Destiny,” features the sweet voice of Sophie Barker, over the down-tempo styling of Zero 7. Here, Barker sings with fellow vocalist, Sia Furler. Their harmonies in the chorus only heighten the intense desire of the persona to come home and be in the arms of his/her lover.

The song is perfect, as there is irony in making love to a song that yearns for it.

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7. “Teardrop”

Though many find its music video one of the creepiest ever made, Massive Attack’s “Teardrop” speaks loudly about love-making, as it starts with the lyrics “Love, love is a verb. Love is a doing word.” Intimacy still requires activity, the song seems to say. Again, the song has a slow and steady tempo that mirrors how love-making has to be in constant, regardless of whether it is downplayed or not.

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6. “You Can Leave Your Hat On”

Pretty much a guide for a playful strip tease, “You Can Leave Your Hat On” infuses some fun into love-making. Put some preference for the Tom Jones version. It’s not always about passion and tears, the song seems to convey. Putting the song on, you and your honey could just make light of your sexuality, and consequently, have lots of fun with it.

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5. “Gorecki”

Nothing speaks as loudly about passion and lust as when the full barrage of drums and beats comes in near the end of Lamb’s “Gorecki.” While some love-making songs are about slowness, “Gorecki” invokes images of unbridled release. Sometimes, love can be so consuming, there’s nothing else to do but break free and give out as much as you can in one go.

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4. “All Is Full of Love”

“All Is Full of Love” is the fifth single off of Bjork’s fifth solo album, “Homogenic.” In her signature siren style, Bjork sings of how love can come from the most unexpected of places and how it’s simply a matter of being open enough to receive it. Incidentally, the video of the song features two robots making out as they are suspended in the air. It seems that love can even be found in the realm of cold metal and hardened plastic.

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3. “Everybody Here Wants You”

Written and performed by Jeff Buckley, this song represents what lovemaking should be – slow, almost to the point of being bare, yet littered with little embellishments. It also helps that Buckley has a killer falsetto reminiscent of sensual singers like Michael Jackson and Prince.

The song starts off with a muted kick drum, after which a single chord from a guitar is heard. The bass line is sparse, yet consistent enough to provide beat. Much of the song is like this, until the climax, when other instruments begin to join in. By this time, Buckley’s vocal styling is intricately winding, as if to mimic the flurry of emotions one goes through when being made love to.

Buckley’s lyrics add to the magic, as the song speaks of uncontrollable desire. The chorus sends this message clearly with the lines “I know everybody here wants you. I know everybody thinks he needs you. I’ll be waiting right here just to show you, how our love will blow it all away.”

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2. “You’re My First, My Last, My Everything”

At the precise moment you hear Barry White’s distinctively deep voice, you’d be pretty sure what the song is all about. Whether he intended them to be or not, all his songs give off some vibe that clicks with the deepest, most carnal desires of people.

“You’re My First, My Last, My Everything” was chosen only because it’s probably his most popular song. However, any song from his discography could probably put people into the right mood.

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1. “Let’s Get It On”

No other song has been associated with bedroom antics as much as Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” There’s a reason why this song elicits giggles and snickers every time it is played.

The song was crafted in such a way that it applies to all love-making situations. The song’s beat is sensual enough to be steamy without being lewd. Likewise, its lyrics are revealing enough without being obscene. It’s practically the all-around love-making song.

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Music Is for Love-Making

For sure, many people would have their own top ten list of songs to make love to. After all, the type of song played during love-making depends on the preferences of the people involved. Here, the edict, “whatever floats your boat” is particularly apt.

Regardless, music is important in priming everything up for intimacy and sensuality.


Music may sometimes be the language of love as seen here and in the Top Ten Love Songs. But it can also be an aid in our saddest moments as seen in the Top 10 MostPainful Break-Up Songs and can even Spark A Generation.

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