Mood Music: 20 Songs for a Romantic Dinner, 20 to Get in the Mood, and 20 that Are Actually Better Than Sex!

by Gena Kaufman, Glamour

Maybe it's time to update the phrase "music to my ears", because it seems like music is able to reach us in some much more intimate body parts...

Remember when talked about arousal types and what gets you in the mood? A few commenters pointed out that music really gets works for them and well, a lot people agree. In new research commissioned by Spotify, over 40% of people say that listening to music is more arousing than touch during sex, and one in three people could actually name a song they thought was better than sex! The number one song that's better than getting busy? "Bohemian Rhapsody"! The Wayne's World guys were on to something.

The survey asked 2,000 men and women in the UK to reveal their music choices in order to study the relationship between music, romance and seduction. Some classic standbys were favorites--unsurprisingly, Marvin Gaye took the top two spots for tracks to get in the mood, and the Dirty Dancing soundtrack was the number one music choice to play during sex, but some surprises made the list too. For instance, would you choose ABBA's "Dancing Queen" as the best for flirting on the dance floor? I don't know about that one, but it was the top choice.

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Here are three of the playlists compiled from the study, with the top 20 choices for each category:

Top 20 tracks to get 'in the mood':
1. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
2. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
3. Barry White - Anything
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
11. Whitney Houston- I will Always Love You
12. Robbie Williams- Angels
13. Elvis Presley- Love Me Tender
14. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
15. Donna Summer- I Feel Love
16. Adele- Make You Feel My Love
17. Andy Williams- Moon River
18. LMFAO- Sexy And I Know It
19. Adele- Someone Like You
20. Lionel Richie - Anything

Top 20 tracks for a romantic dinner:
1. Marvin Gaye- Lets Get It On
2. Chris Deburgh- Lady In Red
3. Marvin Gaye- Sexual Healing
4. Eric Clapton- Wonderful Tonight
5. Andy Williams- Moon River
6. Elvis Presley- Love Me Tender
7. Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On
8. Robbie Williams- Angels
9. George Michael- Carless Whisper
10. Whitney Houston- I Will Always Love You
11. Lionel Richie- Three Times A Lady
12. Adele- Someone Like You
13. Savage Garden- Truly Madly Deeply
14. Al Green- Lets Stay Together
15. Aerosmith- Don`t Wanna Miss A Thing
16. Spandau Ballet- True
17. John Denver- Annie`s Song
18. James Blunt- Beautiful
19. Ravel- Bolero
20. Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

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Top 20 songs considered 'better than sex':
1. Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody
2. Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
3. Robbie Williams- Angels
4. Meatloaf- Bat Out Of Hell
5. Bon Jovi- Living On A Prayer
6. Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On
7. Adele- Set Fire To The Rain
8. Black Lace- Agadoo
9. Pink Floyd- Comfortably Numb
10. Queen- Don`t Stop Me Now
11. Queen- I Want To Break Free
12. Faithless- Insomnia
13. Bruno Mars- Just The Way You Are
14. The Killers- Mr Brightside
15. Guns`N`Roses- Paradise City
16. Coldplay- Viva La Vida
17. Queen- Who Wants To Live Forever
18. Elton John - Your Song
19. Luther Vandross - Anything
20. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA or Born To Run

What's your go-to mood music? Do you ever make playlists and use them for things like romantic dinners or getting busy? Will you try these Spotify lists?

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