Do you have a sex playlist?

Compiling a sex playlist can be a tricky task. You don’t want anything too cheesy (Marvin Gaye), or unsexy (Taylor Swift), or too fast (Linkin Park). Fortunately, Billboard has completed the mission for you.

With the help of Spotify, Billboard recently logged all the songs featured in playlists with the words “sex” or “sexy” in the title, and compiled the 25 most common tracks in this ultimate sex playlist.

Despite the disturbing fact that people are clearly entitling their sex playlists something like “sex playlist” (come on people – what happened to subtlety?), there are some surprising artists on the list. For example, I would have thought having sex to Miley Cyrus’ “Can’t Be Tamed” was a terrible idea – but apparently a lot of people are doing it! Others on the list include Coldplay, Chet Faker and Flume.

But why do people have sex playlists, anyway?

The most obvious explanation is to collate their mood music and avoid having their High School Musical soundtrack pop up during a sweaty session. Others use music as a mood-enhancer. The shy – and, arguably, uncreative – use it as a hint to their intentions for the evening. For some music helps synchronize the rhythm and flow with their partner: having your bodies and breath in-tune will ultimately lead to greater chance of bedroom success.

Of my friends, the overwhelming majority had sex playlists, or at least, a go-to album or artist. However, a select few found that music can sometimes be distracting. There is nothing worse than riding the waves of your own rhythm, only to have the track change and throw you off.

Yet, despite the potential for incompatible tastes, or the awkward presumption of clicking on the “sex playlist”, it would seem that most people are getting it on to tunes. So what do you think?

Do you have a “sex playlist”? Which songs do you think are best in the bedroom?