With traditional date nights of restaurant dinners and late night cocktails on hold for the time being, many couples are doing all they can to recreate a romantic ambience in the comfort of their own home. Candles, wine, fine food and, of course, some racy lingerie or sexy stockings can certainly add to the atmosphere, but what is date night without a little music to get you in the mood and take you from the lounge to the bedroom?
Everyone has their own idea of the perfect pleasure playlist for getting sexy with a partner. So we decided to delve into the data and discover the most popular tunes people are putting on to get it on.
We rummaged through Spotify data and analysed over 300,000 songs from playlists with titles such as ‘sex playlist’, ‘baby-making’ and ‘shagging’, until we’d uncovered the most popular tracks to get it on to.
But who says you have to be in a couple to have a hot night in? We’d never want to leave out our sexy singles, so we also uncovered the tunes that touch people so much they have to touch themselves. After analysing over 20,000 songs from playlists with names like ‘solo sex’, we were able to pull together a sultry selection of the most popular tunes for those seeking a little self-pleasure.
The most popular songs for seduction
The data shows that it’s ‘All The Time’ by Jeremih that’s the most popular song for couples getting down and dirty. The song, released in 2013 and featuring Lil Wayne and Natasha Mosley, is slow, sultry and extremely explicit – so it’s perhaps not surprising that it takes the top spot.
Although another of Jeremih’s tracks (‘Birthday Sex’) also featured in the top ten, the most featured artist is The Weekend – with half the top ten being made up of his hits.
1. All The Time - Jeremih
2. Often - The Weeknd
3. Earned It – The Weeknd
4. Birthday Sex - Jeremih
5. Neighbors Know My Name - Trey Songz
6. Don't - Bryson Tiller
7. Wicked Games - The Weeknd
8. Slow Motion - Trey Songz
9. Pony - Ginuwine
10. =The Hills - The Weeknd
10. =Call Out My Name - The Weeknd
The artists most listened to while making love
Hands down the most common artist was found to be The Weeknd. Songs by the Canadian singer and producer are nearly twice as likely to appear on a sexy playlist as Trey Songz who places next on the list.
R&B artists dominate the list and it seems couples prefer male tones whilst they are getting it on, Rihanna and Beyoncé are the only female singers to make it on the top ten.
1. The Weeknd
2. Trey Songz
9. Two Feet
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Top songs for self-satisfaction
People definitely like to have fun while having fun with themselves – many of the songs featured in the top 10 are definitely ‘on-theme’.
Naughty 90s hit ‘I Touch Myself’ by Divinyls took top spot, with other cheeky titles including Rihanna’s ‘Sex With Me’, Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Love Myself’, a-ha’s ‘Take On Me’ and Nicki Minaj’s ‘Feeling Myself’ all indicating the pleasurable pastime they’re sound tracking. And once again, The Weeknd features heavily, taking three spots out of our top 10.
1. I Touch Myself - Divinyls
2. Sex With Me - Rihanna
3. Love Myself - Hailee Steinfeld
4. =Call Out My Name - The Weeknd
4. =Often - The Weeknd
5. SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK - Joji
6. Get You (feat. Kali Uchis) - Daniel Caesar
7. Earned It - The Weeknd
8. =Take on Me - a-ha
8. =Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
9. Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. Feeling Myself - Nicki Minaj
Most popular artists for sensual singles
There are definitely some surprises when it comes to the most popular artists for solo sex. Although The Weeknd is once again number one for oneism, some more rock artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day are helping listeners to get in the right mood. It would also seem that our solo sex fans are lying back and thinking of Bach – the classical composer is the 5th most popular artist to play whilst playing with yourself.
1. The Weeknd
3. Post Malone
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
5. Johann Sebastian Bach
7. Kanye West
9. Lana Del Rey
10. Green Day
The Top 50 Seductive Songs for Sexy Times
We’ve pulled together two playlists featuring the 50 most popular tracks from our raunchy research. Save these to your Spotify and, whether you’re alone or with a partner, you can be ready to strip down and get sexy with the flick of a button.
Don’t let lockdown stop you seeking satisfaction in the bedroom. Slip into a set of your slinkiest lingerie, press play on your pleasure playlists and spend some time getting seriously sexy.
Methodology: All results are based on Spotify data correct as of 7th June 2020. Most popular artists and songs were calculated by scrapping the song data of playlists that contain the words ‘date night’, ‘getting it on’, ‘sex playlist’, ‘shagging’, ‘Netflix and chill’, ‘touching myself’, ‘solo sex’ and ‘masturbation playlist’.