Dinner was delectable. The movie was so romantic. The walk back to the apartment under the moonlight was amazing. Seems there’s nothing left to do but pop the wine and, like the late great Marvin Gaye sang, “Get it on.”
You’re ready to start the dirty talk, but you need a bedroom play list. You walk to your iPod and you fumble through your play lists. Seems there’s nothing but driving music or party music in there. The last thing you want to do is press shuffle and ruin the mood with a Lil’ Wayne joint or have Eminem in the background yelling about his mom and drug habits. Not while you’re trying to end the perfect evening with a tender conclusion.
Times like these, you wish you would have thought ahead and made that “Bedroom” play list. Depending on your taste in music genres, here’s a walk through of what might set a steamy scene in the bedroom.
Classic R&B/Soul – Nothing says bedroom play list or gets the mood going like the aforementioned Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder some old Otis Redding. And Billie Holiday and Aretha? Candles get lit, clothes fall to the floor and babies start getting made. This is excellent music to move slow to, and really embrace one another with.
Download samples: “Let’s get it on” by Marvin Gaye; “It’s too late” by Otis Redding; “You and I” by Stevie Wonder.
Jazz – Nobody is talking bebop, eccentric, abstract all-over-the-place jazz. We’re talking crooners here. The likes of Harry Connick, jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett. Nothing says romance and class like an old lounge singer. These make for the perfect bedroom play list.
Download Samples: “The way you look tonight” by Tony Bennett; “We are in love,” by Harry Connick, Jr.; “Strangers in the night” by Frank Sinatra.
Singer/Songwriter – Then there are the John Mayer, Dave Matthews, and the Ray Lamontagne followers. How can you not love an emotional singer/songwriter when he/she is tugging at your heart strings. Love songs abound.
Download Samples: “Comfortable” by John Mayer; almost anything by Dave Matthews; “Trouble” by Ray Lamontagne.
New Age/Ambient/Trance – This genre is usually referred to as “mood music” and used mostly for meditation practices. But it is also great for use in the bedroom with the lights at a dim. Enigma and Delerium can really set a soft, slow, mellow tone.
Download Samples: “Sadeness” by Enigma; “Serenity” by Delerium.