While proverb speaks to the power of music to charm and soothe a savage breast, music can also arouse, ignite and enhance passion. The deep baritone of Barry White, soulful healing of Marvin Gaye or short, simple and to the point “Why Don't We Do It in the Road?” proposed by The Beatles can bring a girls knickers to her knees.
Some tunes are best suited to build a mood; the glass of wine. Others the shot of tequila, to enjoy in the midst or a knee trembler at mere listen. These are the songs to have sex to. Not making love, birds-do-it-bees-do it, no Michael Bolton (ever, never, ever), but gotta-have-you-now, sweating all over my body, heart pounding, good old-fashioned fun.
More than obvious, Nine Inch Nails “Closer” earns raves for those moments more…basic…in nature. It’s Top Five.
Also earning raves “Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin” - Journey. Steve Perry's slow wail and the thumpa thumpa thumpa of the drum and bass.
“I Feel Love” - Donna Summer. The synth backing track makes it work. And it goes on for six minutes. Plus amazing covers (Blondie to Bronski Beat) and remixes with even greater stamina.
Although not a great fan of Southern-Fried-Pabst-in-a-can-70’s rock, my top spot, my number one goes to Foghat’s “Slow Ride”. It’s perfect. A drum banging beginning, sleazy guitar solo and saucy lyrics, the tempo and crescendo building as the band wails “You know the rhythm is right. We gotta rock all night”, faster and faster. And bonus, fill in that blank and insert a fave activity and/or innuendo to create an ode to the bent of your choice ("We gotta _____ all night").
Oh, feels good.