There Are Many, Many People Having Sex To The Dirty Dancing Soundtrack, Says Spotify

by (@lindseyweber)

SPOTIFY Sex Playlist

That’s correct, according to Science aka a study done by music streamers Spotify, the Dirty Dancing soundtrack is the most arousing song selection to play during sex. And because this is Science, it is ultimately accurate and someone needs to teach these Spotify users about Sam Cooke or something. More important, men need to stop letting their ladies choose the playlist, because apparently music does not matter as much to men as it does to women in the sack. This, again, is Science:

Dirty Dancing was the top pick for both men and women, although the study’s author, music psychologist Daniel Mullensiefen, also pointed out that men are more willing to adjust their tastes in music in order to ensure “greater success in the bedroom.”

Apparently, Science becomes Science again after you’re finished with carrying watermelons and such, because the number two sex song pick is Marvin Gaye‘s “Sexual Healing”. Ravel’s “Bolero” (which sounds like this) comes afterward.


Sadly things do not get better from there. For those of us not having sex, Science suggests that some songs might be better than sex. A bubble bath and some champagne? Maybe. Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Apparently, according to people whom I’m not sure actually exist, this song is “better than sex.” Who are these people? Have they had sex? Are they confusing sex with grocery shopping or perhaps attending a screening of Love, Actually? Bohemian Rhapsody is a song equal to a million children boarding your subway car. Not very sexy.

Spotify has the entire playlist of Science-chosen sex music for you to peruse (and use?) but music psychologist Daniel Mullensiefen also “notes that the best tracks for getting in the mood all possess similar vocal qualities, like a wide, dynamic range, more use of the “high chest voice” and raspiness.” On that note, to all those who have She’s Like The Wind queued up on their playlist, can we suggest a few better options?

Thank us later.

Spotify study: Music more sexually arousing than touch [CNN]

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