Sunday, April 18, 2010

What Is The Best Make-Out Music? Let's Ask Damone. He's The Coolest Guy In School.

"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...
Yeah, you were young, childless, blah blah blah...but I would argue that part of what made it so great was the music.  "Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life," said Beethoven.

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.


Anonymous said...

ok this is bad, but "here comes the rain again" by the erythmics was a great one, that was the song playing at the all ages club i was at when i had my first real kiss.

Amy Harwood said...

I have to say, it's R&B. Anything by Babyface, anything by Boys 2 Men, anything by Mary J. Blige. Probably because it sounds like they are romancing some innocent someone as they sing it. But it has always worked for me.

Anonymous said...

so. i attend something called ' music club ' its like a get together were everyone attending brings 2 songs to share - typically there is a theme...and last month was...'baby makin' music'
what a night of sexy music listening...yes, there was a lot of r & b. but also some fun hip hop. and 70's a.m. radio pop and some disco, but my favorite pick was a song by the stooges and one that i brought was a trex. track i like the glam rock from the 70. but don't think my guy would be game to glitter up. so i guess it takes all kinds for all kinds right? music for every occassion