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Wanna spice things up in the bedroom without wearing something that resembles dental floss or — God forbid — getting busy with the lights on?
Music might just be the seductive answer.
According to MSNBC, enjoyable music has the same effect on your brain as sex. Sweet! Even the most body-conscious among us can create a sensual soundtrack to heighten the mood.
So sit back, turn up your speakers, and take a listen to the 20 sexiest songs to set the mood.
1. DEPECHE MODE: IT’S NO GOOD
With slow sexy lyrics like, “I’m going to take my time, I have all the time in the world to make you mine. It is written in the stars above,” we’ve quite simply come undone.
2. INXS: NEVER TEAR US APART
This song just barely beat out INXS’s “Need You Tonight” for sexy domination. Dramatic lyrics and a highly orchestrated melody set the tone for a love of the ages.
3. NEXT: TOO CLOSE
This body-rockin’ sexy jam will leave you in the mood to get “real close, real slow“.
4. JEFF BUCKLEY: LOVER, YOU SHOULD’VE COME OVER
These tragically sensitive lyrics are guaranteed to leave you yearning to be held in someone’s arms forever and ever.
5. MARVIN GAYE: SEXUAL HEALING
Folks joke about Marvin Gaye’s “baby-making” music for good reason. Smooth vocals and sexy lyrics remind us that sexual healing is good for our health. We’re sold.
6. RYAN ADAMS: DESIRE
This truly beautiful song about truth and desire is a perfect romantic addition to any love soundtrack.
7. R. KELLY: BUMP N’ GRIND
The title says it all. R. Kelly doesn’t “see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind.” And neither do we.
8. LANA DEL REY: VIDEO GAMES
Sultry, unhurried vocals and an orchestrated melody will leave you breathlessly daydreaming to romantic lyrics like, “It’s you, it’s you, it’s all for you. Everything I do. I tell you all the time heaven is a place on earth with you.”
9. CHRIS ISAAK: WICKED GAME
That unforgettable, bluesy guitar riff paired with Chris Isaak’s melancholy vocals are more than enough reason to play this wicked game.
10. THE BLACK KEYS: TOO AFRAID TO LOVE YOU
We can’t explain it. There’s just something about the gritty rhythm and bluesy vocals in this song that leave a girl weak in the knees.
11. USHER: LOVE IN THIS CLUB
Usher’s ready to leave his friends in the club to show you just how much he loves you. We’re totally wooed.
12. GARBAGE: #1 CRUSH
Shirley Manson’s desperate, primal plea both is hauntingly sexy and mildly stalkerish (but in a good way).
13. TONI BRAXTON: YOU’RE MAKIN’ ME HIGH
Listen to the lyrics, and you’ll be blushing all over. We’re totally smitten with Toni’s naughty vocals and sultry groove.
14. KINGS OF LEON: SEX ON FIRE
Kings of Leon, we never stood a chance against your hot-blooded passion and pulse-pounding riffs.
15. LL COOL J: DOIN’ IT
Again, the title says it all. This sexy tune with an infectious rhythm will leave you hot and bothered in no time.
16. MARVIN GAYE: LET’S GET IT ON
Marvin’s sexy invitation will have you thinking about taking it all off. Suggestive lyrics with a smooth melody make this tune a make-out classic.