Songs to get you in the mood

With all these high profile divorces around we thought it might be a good idea to inject a bit of romance into this week’s Daily Gloss.  So we’ve compiled a list of songs that set the mood for canoodling, cuddling and makin’ whoopie.  We’ve mixed some old with some new, some rhythm with some blues.  Now we can’t promise that all of these songs will get you past first base, but even if they get a spark going what’s the harm? 

As you can see Marvin Gaye makes a fair contribution to this list – he is after all the baby maker.  One wonders what the world population would be like had Marvin lived beyond 1984! 

  1. Let’s get it on or Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye – with soft bump and grind rhythms and sexy lyrics I don’t know of any better song to kick off a cosy evening or afternoon together.
  2. Hate that I love you by Ne Yo and Rhianna – with its soft beat and aching lyrics this is one for couples that have just been reuinted after a long period apart.
  3. Fallin or If I ain’t got you by Alicia Keys – both are perfect for that bubble bath with the candles.
  4. You’re all I need to get by  Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell Motown version is the most romantic version of this song.
  5. The first time ever I saw your face – Roberta Flack was the first to sing this tear jerker, but George Michael also does a version that is just beautiful on Songs from the Last Century– another favourite from that album is I Remember You.
  6. Naughty Girl by Beyonce is hot take off of Donna Summer’s Love-to-Love You (which is also a pretty hot song from the ’70s – but a bit over the top for me).
  7. You make me wanna or Make love in this club by Usher are slow it down songs for those moments on the couch or in front of the fire.
  8. My One and Only Thrill or Baby I’m a Fool by Melody Gardot are perfect scene setters -n fact the whole album is one big romance fest.
  9. Heartbeat or Hero by Enrique Iglesias – let’s face it the Iglesias DNA is in both of these songs – need I say more?
  10. Can’t get enough of your love babe by Barry White who is also known for his sexy songs.  Lisa Stansfield took his style a bit further and made a whole album in the Barry White genre – her Been Around the World is another great tune for romance.

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