Woke up at 3am, feeling awake, wide awake.
You know that way when it’s as if someone has flicked a switch and you’re ON?
On .. Binary 0 or 1 … You’re good to go or you’re not.
Vague memories of yesterday, a meeting in town, stressful, but fuck that, done now, what will be will ..
I switch on the tv, always a mistake when you’re sleepy and need to go to work in the morning, but I’m not and I don’t.
Flipping channels and come across Edith Bowman from BBC on Sky Arts with a program Songs To Have Sex To?
It’s very well researched, scientific, investigation of the relationship between music and sex in the brain and that both stimulate the pleasure centres releasing dopamine, sorratonin and other happy chemicals.
According to the research from author Zoe Cormier music is the only thing that stimulates the Corpus Collusum which connects both sides of the brain and when listening to music you like you’re synapses pulse in harmony.
According to Edith here are the top ten songs that people like to get down and dirty.
10 – Patti Smith – Gloria
9 – Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsborough – Je T’aime
8 – Air – Sexy Boy
7 – Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby
6 – Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
5 – Moments In Love – Art Of Noise
4 – Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
3 – Silly Games – Janet Kay
2 – Between The Sheets – The Isley Brothers
1 – Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
You weren’t really expecting Marvin to be numbero uno now were you?
I mean that wasn’t predictable at all!
But a couple of surprise inclusions and omissions there.
Patti Smith … Love the song but in a top ten sexy list?
The Art Of Noise moments in love is complete dirge .. More likely to put you off to sleep than get the heart racing.
Jane And Serge – sexy when it was released and caused an outcry because it was about people having sex … or if you’re 13 and have ever heard of the Internet!
Air – Sexy Boy repetitive in a groove but not exactly sensual.
Silly Games – If you’re 12 and a girl maybe. Then you grow up and realise it’s just about unrequited teenage lust. Not sexy at all.
The show is worth a look and is available on Sky Arts catchup.
Not the kind of music you want to listen to when it’s 5am and you’re on your own!! 🙂
But what was missing?
Off the top of my head … In no particular order …
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Minnie Ripperton – Inside My Love
Jennifer Lopez – Baby I Love U
Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe
Aretha Franklin – Chain Of Fools
Groove Me – Fern Kinney
Loads more and I’m sure you’ll have your own .. Feel free to suggest in the comments!