Love Is In The Air–And The Speakers

If you’ve got a special someone, keep your eye on the calendar. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means you’ve got a lot of work to do.

Dinner: Reservations at a swanky restaurant or something cooked at home?

Wine: Sparkling or flat? Red or white?

Gift? Flowers? Chocolates? More booze?

Luckily, those list compiling experts over at Spotify are helping to take care of at least one portion of your evening: A list of the top 10 songs for the evening’s bedroom activities.

Because they’ve got servers full of data and people who love to sort and sift through it and analyze who’s listening to what when they’re doing whatever it is they’re doing, it was possible to determine the most popular songs for getting down and dirty. These songs were the ones most commonly found in playlists containing the word “sex,” it appears.

Topping this year’s list? A song that clocks in at just over two minutes. There’s something…. interesting about that, no?  The analysis also determined most of these playlists were created by men. And, just for fun, the number crunchers at Spotify also determined that there were 28 million “love” playlists, compared to 2.5 million “sex” playlists.

Here’s the complete list, courtesy of

1. Intro – The xx

2. From Eden – Hozier

3. Menswear – The 1975

4. Magic – Coldplay

5. You & Me (Flume Remix) – Disclosure

6. Sweet Ophelia – Zella Day

7. Let’s Get Started – Dylan Gardner

8. Night Like This – LP

9. Talk Is Cheap – Chet Faker

10. Dreams – Fou De Toi

By comparison, the top 10 songs found on “love” playlists include “All of Me” by John Legend, “Stay” by Rhianna, “Not a Bad Thing” by Justin Timberlake, “Drunk In Love” from Beyonce, “Say Something” by Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, “Me and My Broken Heart” by Rixton, “Adore You” by Miley Cyrus, “Just Give Me a Reason” by Pink, “Let Her Go” by Passenger and “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake.

It’s still a little surprising that neither list included the usual suspects: No Marvin Gaye, no Al Green, no Barry White. If you’re feeling adventurous, tell us what’s on your playlist in the comments.


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