Recently, leading and innovative music streaming service provider, Spotify, commissioned Dr Daniel Mullensiefen of London’s Goldsmiths University to study the relationship between songs and seduction.
Entitled “Science Behind The Song,” the study conducted interviews involving 2,000 people in the UK, to examine songs that many consider as powerful background music for promoting intimacy and sexual desires. The gender of the group of respondents were nearly in an equal split, with ages ranging between 18 and 91.
Not surprisingly, many of those interviewed confirmed the popular notion that playing romantic music is an effective approach to arousing a partner’s sexual desire. As an expert in Systematic Musicology and Historic Musicology, Dr Mullensiefen stated that music has the power to activate the neurological pleasure centers that similarly respond to various forms of gratification like food, sex and drugs.
The results showed that the top tunes selected as the best seduction songs have similar vocal qualities, particularly dynamic range using mostly “high chest voice” combined with raspiness. Classic examples that unexpectedly landed at the top of the categories are Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On” and “Sexual Healing.”
Another surprise finding is that 40% of those interviewed agreed that bedroom background music is more effective as a turn on sensation, over the feel or touch of a sexual partner. Music has long been recognized as an effective sensory stimulant for arousing sexual desires. This was fortified by the music psychologist’s study that men who do not listen to romantic or cheesy music, are willing to adjust their listening preferences in order to woo or win over a romantic partner.
Dr Müllensiefen remarked
“Most people have a good knowledge of what songs represent romance – mostly from film and TV references – and then use this music to communicate implicitly their intentions in a romantic situation.
Top Songs Selected as Best Track for Romantic Encounters
Suggested track selections were categorized as “ Best Songs for Romantic Dinner,” “ Best Songs for Dance Floor Flirt,” “Best Songs for Seduction,” and “Best Songs to Play in the Bedroom”.
Topping the list of best tracks as “Best Songs for Seduction” is Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like The Wind” from the blockbuster movie “Dirty Dancing, while the movie’s theme song “Time of My Life” topped the list of “Best Songs to Play in the Bedroom”.
Yet there is one music category that majority of respondents happily supplied with Queen hits as music that furnish pleasure better than sex; to which “Bohemian Rhapsody” charted as number one. This particular finding suggests that some of the respondents might need other types of aphrodisiacs to get them into the mood. Well, in case they do, they can find a wide range of info about different forms of aphrodisiacs at myaphrodisiacs.com.