Every day, our ears are hammered by all sorts of noises. Your bosses' indiscriminate yelling. Trucks screeching down a slope with worn-out breaks. The blathering of your co-employee. At the end of the day, you're wishing you could seal your ears, hermetically.
But what if, at the end of the day, you somehow find yourself with a member of the opposite sex who has demanded a night of indiscriminate lovemaking from you? How do you tune out everything else and set the mood right? The list below, of, ahem, 69 baby-making ballads should get you singing I'll Make Love to You.
HOOK UP, MAKE OUT
These tracks feature melodies, rhythms, and vocals wrought with foreplay, taking you from date, to nightcap, to sucking face in the car, to heavy petting in the living room
“You’re My Thrill,” Lena Horne
Though popularized by Lena Horne in the ’40s, followed by a string of other jazz artists, this song was originally sung by Ward Silloway in the early ’30s.
Lyrics: How my pulse increases/I just go to pieces/when I look at you ’cause you’re my thrill/ Why this strange desire/that keeps mounting higher?/When I look at you I can’t keep still
“Bernadine,” Pat Boone
Lyrics: Oh, oh, oh, Bernadine/When you wander into my dreams at night/Your remarkable form is a pure delight/Say you’ll wait for me out by the rocket base/and we’ll both blast off into outer space
“Whatever Lola Wants,” sarah Vaughan
Lyrics: Whatever Lola wants/Lola gets/And little man/little Lola wants you…/Recline yourself/ resign
“A Little Less Conversation,” Elvis Presley
It’s rather disturbing that more than 50 percent of the fi lms this song came out in are kid flicks: A Bug’s Life, Stuart Little, Shark Tale, Lilo & Stitch 2, Bolt, Megamind and Percy Jackson & the Olympians.
Lyrics: A little less conversation/a little more action please…/A little more bite and a little less bark/a little less fi ght and a little more spark. Close your mouth/and open up your heart/and baby satisfy me
“Do i Move you,” Nina Simone
Lyrics: Do I move you/are you willin’/Do I groove you/is it thrillin’/Do I soothe you/tell the truth now/Do I move you, are you loose now
“Hard to Handle,” Otis Redding
Lyrics: Baby, here I am/the man on your scene/I can give you what you want/but you got to come home with
“I Want You So Bad,” The Beatles
Lyrics: I want you/I want you so bad.../It’s driving me mad/ it’s driving me mad
“Love Serenade,” Barry White
Lyrics: Take it off , baby take it all off /I wanna see you the way you came into the world/I don’t wanna feel no clothes/I don’t wanna see no panties/And take off that brassiere, my dear
“Slow Ride,” Foghat
Lyrics: Slow ride, take it easy… /Slow down, go down/got to get your lovin’ one more time.../ Hold me, roll me/slow ridin’ woman you’re so fine
“Why Don’t We Get Drunk,” Jimmy Buffett
Lyrics: Why don’t we get drunk and screw/I just bought a water bed/it’s filled up for me and you/ They say you are a snuff queen/honey I don’t think that’s true/So, why don’t we get drunk and screw
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