So my roomie was just playing Barry White on his computer (“Never Gonna Give You Up,” I believe), and the fact that Barry White and his music have probably aided in the conception of more kids than anyone would like to admit got me to thinking…What music do people use when they wish to make a seduction attempt or a romantic evening? Does anyone have a mixed CD or tape that they use for that particular purpose? Perhaps some sort of “booty mix”? Or, for that matter, if you had to make one, what would you put on it?
The first time I ever had sex (it was her first too), we played an assorted Planet Smashers mix CD and an assorted Chemical Brothers mix CD. The Planet Smashers CD wasn’t particularly notable in the experience, but the Chemical Brothers CD really helped set the pace–especially when the song “Get Yourself High”, the kind of upbeat and catchy tune that (in my experience) gets people dancing at any time in any place, came on, which really stepped things up; she was on top and didn’t really have any rhythm, and once that song came on it really helped her get one established.
I guess I’ve never really put particular musical selections on thinking “this album will really get her hot for me”. The closest I’ve ever done to that is I’ll play an album that I know my girlfriend really likes, so she’s at least having a good time. I can score with my girlfriend with any music on. She’s generally at least as horny as I am anyway (oh, how I love being 18!) so it’s usually not a problem.
And, I got this information second hand, but I once heard a doper mention that he’d had incredible romantic luck when playing Enya, for some reason.
Personally, I would have thought Berlin’s Take My Breath Away…but that’s probably why I’m posting this message at 2 A.M. on a Friday night, while I happened to be online looking for grenade launcher diagrams. :smack:
I have to admit that I’ve never mixed and then used a mixed CD for a make-out/sex session, although I did make a CD which I thought might be good for that sort of thing. The mix is kind of embarrassing to think about, but it had Stevie Wonder, Busta Rhymes, Moby and a few others on it.
That said, the first time my exalted ex-girlfriend, the lady who I dated for most of college, and I had uninterrupted time to ourselves I played my copy of Beck’s **Midnight Vultures ** (a CD I have since lost, and have had trouble finding, if anyone knows where one is). I have similarly good memories involving Poe’s Haunted album and Maura O’Connell’s Stories (tip o’ the hat to the Lady).
Portishead - either “Dummy” or the self-titled album.
The Cure - “Disintegration”
Lovage - “Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By” (no kidding, that is the title!)
Depeche Mode - “Violator”
Maybe some Nick Cave, Tindersticks, or Leonard Cohen, too.