Thousands of readers responded to Jason Adams’ recent post about the most heartbreaking songs of all time, which is kind of amazing. But also — hello! — sad. So Jason and I have decided to flip the script and ask, in the spirit of our friends over at lemondrop.com, what your go-to baby-making music is.
Clearly, we must pay tribute to those whose names are synonymous with sexytimes: Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Portishead. But songs don’t actually have to be about sex to facilitate it (memo to Kings of Leon: “Sex on Fire”? Sounds like you need a trip to the clinic, stat).
For some people, it’s Journey; for others, Patsy Cline, or Bob Marley, or the Cure. It depends if you’re talking slow seduction or something a little more…immediate.
Personally, I think almost nothing beats Prince’s “Darling Nikki.” Jason has a recent obsession with Leonard Cohen’s live take on “A Thousand Kisses Deep.” But we want to hear what you think, so tell — how do you justify your love? What makes a body feel like a wonderland? We leave you, dear reader, with the light, the heat, we see “In Your Eyes”: