The Recommendation Project Part 17: Songs to Have Sex To

If you check here, you’ll find a The Wife Says column about how Nickelback is the biggest musical turn-off as far as sex goes.  

Bottom line is that if you ever hope to have sex with someone other than yourself, never, ever admit that you like Nickelback.

Fine.  But what songs are acceptable for boinking?  We could be doing a big public service here, people.

Here are the rules for The Recommendation Project:

1.  Look me up on Rdio ( and find the playlist marked The Recommendation Project Part 16:  Songs to Have Sex To

2.  Think about all the songs in your library and pick that one song you think goes well with those, uh, private moments.

3.  Again, the song can be brand new or just new to you.  

4.  Let your friends know about the project.  Get them to contribute.

5.  And just so there’s no confusion, I don’t have any fiscal connection to Rdio other than I’m a regular $10/month subscriber.  I’m just doing this because it’s fun.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

6 thoughts on “The Recommendation Project Part 17: Songs to Have Sex To

  • November 6, 2011 at 12:35 am

    hmm. mostly anything old by depeche mode … stripped, never let me down, i want you now, halo, in your room …

  • November 6, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Jesse Cook & Danny Wilde – Fall at Your Feet

  • November 7, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Closer – NIN

  • November 7, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Garbage: #1 Crush

  • November 7, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Can't figure out how to add trax to your collection but "Protection" by Massive Attack has topped that list for years!


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