"When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side one of Led Zeppelin IV"--Mike Damone, Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Damone had the right idea. Remember long, deliberate, delicious make-out sessions? So languorous and lovely...
Good music can elevate the humdrum to the sublime and it can transform everyday sex into transcendent sex. But it doesn't work with just any music. The wrong choice (to an unreformed music snob like me, at least) can be ruinous. Imagine if you were with a swell new partner and they lit the candles and put on...patriotic marching band music. See what I'm saying?
This is all leading to nosy questions for you, dear reader. Do you use music to "set the stage"? What's the best make-out music? Tell us about your most glorious music plus sex combo ever. (Mine, embarrassingly, involved what was then called "progressive art rock." And, no, I was not high. Though--in an utter refutation of my theory here--what made that time so great was the guy I was with and not the tunes. That boy could have put on the 12-hour Deluxe Boxed Set of John Philip Sousa's Greatest Marching Band Hits and I'd be all into it.)
If you're feeling particularly spritely, you can be an In Bed With Married Women guinea pig by adding some cool music to your usual sexual repertoire and reporting back on the results.
I don't yet have a definitive list of good make-out music, though I will warn you, if you are at my house and I put on any Radiohead--including, but not limited to, In Rainbows--it is not your imagination, I probably am hitting on you.