Spotify survey reveals the best songs for the bedroom

You’ve lit the candles. The champagne is on ice. A trail of rose petals lead from the door to the bedroom. And now, all you need is to pick the perfect mood music. Spotify may have the perfect playlist for you.

Spotify did some research into the importance of music in our love lives, which came back with some interesting results. For a start, it found that 40 per cent of respondents believed that the right music would put them in the mood far more than a touch from their partner.

That said, some of the results are questionable at best. For example, the 20th most popular music for playing during the act is anything from the Star Wars soundtrack.

Now, I’m not saying that there’s not a place for the Imperial March as you try to satisfy your partner in the most intimate possible way, but don’t be surprised if your better half responds by asking, “Aren’t you a little short for a Storm Trooper?”

Fortunately, some of the other results are a little more realistic. If in doubt, play lots of Marvin Gaye and Barry White.

Here are the full playlists from the study, along with the best situation to pull them out. You might want to tweak some of them before you actually use them though…

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

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 – Careless 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

Top 20 tracks for to flirt on the dance floor:

1. Abba – Dancing Queen
2. Chris Deburgh – Lady In Red
3. IMFAO – Sexy and I know It
4. Dirty Dancing – Anything From The Soundtrack
5. Rod Stewart – Do You Think I`m Sexy
6. Hot Chocolate – Sexy Thing
7. Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha
8. Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire
9. Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
10. Tom Jones – Sex Bomb
11. Christina Aguilera – Dirty
12. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
13. Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back
14. Nelly – Hot In Here
15. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dance floor
16. Right Said Fred – I`m Too Sexy
17. Bee Gees – Night Fever
18. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
19. Sophie Ellis Bextor – Murder On The Dance floor
20. Beyonce – Single Ladies

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. IMFAO- Sexy And I Know It
19. Adele- Someone Like You
20. Lionel Richie – Anything

Top 20 tracks to play during sex:

1. Dirty Dancing – Anything from the soundtrack
2. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
3. Ravel – Bolero
4. Berlin – Take My Breath Away
5. Barry White – Anything from his collection
6. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
7. Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
8. Celine Dion – Titanic Soundtrack / My Heart Will Go On
9. Serge Gainsbourg – Je T`aime
10. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love you
11. Aerosmith – Don`t Want To Miss A Thing
12. Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
13. Rodgers & Hammerstein – Sound of Music
14. Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture
15. Grease – Grease soundtrack
16. Donna Summer – I Feel Love
17. Boys To Men – I’ll Make Love To You
18. ABBA – Mama Mia
19. Tom Jones – Sex Bomb
20. Star Wars – Anything from the soundtrack

Nick Broughall is the Australian Editor of, where he gets to indulge his passion for geekery and the lastest technology. He is also the Editor of, where he gets to indulge his passion for manliness, from sampling fine liquor to the joys of growing a beard. It’s a pretty good life, really.

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