If someone put Marvin Gaye or Barry White on the iPod/CD player, there would be two thoughts going through my head
1.I think I know what’s going on, you’re trying to get me in the mood, seduce me, make me swoon and fall into your arms aren’t you?
2. Really? Marvin Gaye and Barry White? Do you know anything about me?
So here is my Top 7 songs that I like to listen to before, during and after sex. Most of them I discovered in my heady single days in my early 20s, when I was a uni student and a sales assistant in the Record Department at Myer.
1. Van Morrison (Them)- I put a spell on you
This was on one of the first CDs I got when I got my stereo for my 21st birthday (which incidentally lasted until my daughter decided to hide beads in the CD drawer last year). It’s a fantastic song and this rendition is perfect for a slow dance.
2. Rolling Stones Under my thumb
I remember hearing Satisfaction when I was 6 and getting a funny feeling in my tummy. This song makes me want to move my hips and shake my groove thang!
I love Adele’s version of this song, probably even more than that of The Cure- terrible I know. She gives it a torch song quality which is gorgeous to hear.
4. Air-Playground Love
Mr BG bought ‘Moon Safari’ when we first started going out, and I think I’ve always associated Air with those feelings of new love and wanting to be with Mr BG day and night. Plus it’s from The Virgin Suicides, a great movie.
5. The Go-Betweens, Streets of your town
A feel-good summery song, where I feel the sun on my face, a light breeze on my shoulders, and grass tickling my feet. The Go-Betweens are one of Mr BG’s favourite bands too!
6. Dave Graney, Night of the Wolverine
A darker song, lovely guitar, reminds me of stolen kisses in the dark.
7. Wicked Game Chris Isaak
Chris Isaak’s voice makes me melt, like the first kiss you get from the boy you’ve liked for a long time, but never had the guts to say anything. It makes you feel like you’re floating on air :).