A Playlist To Get You In The Mood
Here at Eat More Cake we aim to provide essential and unique advice in a variety of areas. Today we tackle the quintessential playlist for, you know, “doin’ like they do on the Discovery Channel”. Thankfully, the Bloodhound Gang doesn’t quite make the cut, unless you and your partner are at the ‘comfortable with humour’ stage, in which case, congratulations!
On the other hand, we hope to provide a carefully curated handful of sensual tunes that are as far away from Sisqo, Salt ‘N’ Pepa and Vanilla Ice as possible. But if you disagree with the omission of classics such as Push It, make sure you write to us in our comments to express your indignation. But for now, a little bit of music…
1. Rocket by Beyoncé
The current reigning queen of the world’s latest album offering is peppered with songs perfect for a night of passion. Partition is particularly memorable for its saucy lyrics, an example being “he like to call me ‘Peaches’ when we get this nasty“, so Beyoncé certainly doesn’t mince her words when she wants to get down. Rocket, however, is a soulful, slow and sexy jam perfect for that first flirty knowing look between partners. Her voice is soft and so full of desire that when she opens with “Let me sit this ass on you / show you how I feel”, you won’t really have a choice but to, well, do exactly as she says.
2. Fall For Your Type by Jamie Foxx featuring Drake
Jamie Foxx and Drake are a winning combination guaranteed to generate plenty of sparks. The tune is notable for it’s moody, personal tone and inspires a sense of inevitability. Foxx laments about how he always “Fall(s) for your type” – poor guy. In all fairness, who hasn’t had a hookup they knew they shouldn’t have had? Playing this song with that special someone is a bit like telling them “I really shouldn’t, but I just can’t help myself”. Admittedly, that’s pretty sexy.
3. Waiting Game by BANKS
This is a track from BANKS’ online EP and it oozes fantastically haunting drama. The tune starts off stark and accompanied by whispered “ahhs”, and swiftly surprises the listener with some seriously grimy atmospheric bass bound to shake you to your core. The mood increases with the dangerously alluring quality of BANKS’ voice, constantly on the cusp of breathlessness and always tender. This song is great to finally break the tension, perhaps perfect for (finally) the first kiss?
4. Do I Wanna Know by Arctic Monkeys
Stomp. Clap. Stomp. Clap. Something so simple can’t possibly be this sexy, but Alex Turner miraculously manages it with Do I Wanna Know. Things at this point might slowly be heating up, and the slow burn of the unforgiving bass is great for slowly giving in to longing. “I dreamt about you every night this week” is a line that’s bound to stir things up, and Turner manages to growl his way into a perfect, bluesy make-out song.
5. Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard
Ah, one of the classics. There is something about this Def Leppard tune that makes you just want to let your hair loose, run wild, have a drink and get rid of any lingering inhibitions. Full of wonderfully thin euphemisms, the tune gets straight to it with “I’m hot / sticky sweet / from my head to my feet” and gets hearts thumping with an unmistakable guitar riff and an unabashedly brassy drum line. Pour Some Sugar On Me is a bit like a blessing from the glam rock gods, and they beseech you, do it “in the name of love”.
6. Do What U Want by Lady Gaga featuring R. Kelly
Yes, this single is meant to be a veiled statement of defiance by Lady Gaga against the media and the paparazzi, but it is hard to deny that Do What U Want is simply bursting with sex. The R&B groove underlying the track in combination with Gaga’s powerful vocals results in a surprisingly slinky tune. The track is reminiscent of Kavinsky’s Nightcall and it just goes to show that synthesiser is definitely making a comeback. “Do what you want / what you want with my body”, Gaga sings, accompanied by R. Kelly’s sensual, softer response. The time for metaphors should be clearly over by this point.
7. Wicked Games by The Weeknd
We return to a dark and atmospheric mood set by The Weeknd’s haunting tune. Mirroring perhaps the inclusion of the BANKS track earlier in this list, this track is accompanied by reverberating bass and a strong, lustful vocal performance by Abel Terfaye. “Tell me you love me / Only for tonight”, he begs. This track is probably the most blatantly carnal on this playlist, and if it doesn’t work, we here at Eat More Cake are not sure what else can.
8. Climax by Usher
In all honesty, I was tempted to just leave this song here without comment. However, in all seriousness, Usher’s falsetto is enough to melt the pants off a nun, so much so that no one really notices that the song is actually more about heartbreak than it is about getting in the mood. But hey, I figured that there is no other song more apt to conclude this playlist with. The track builds up with wave after wave of strings and electro into (surprise, surprise) a tremendous climax. Need we say more? Stay safe, make sure you get consent and have fun! After all, Eat More Cake does not at all see anything wrong with a little bit of bump’ ‘n’ grind.