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"Where do babies come from?" is a complicated question, terrifying and inevitable for parents. They must simplify for the sake of their children's psyches, but that answer obscures the many layers of such a question, for there is much to consider in the process of conceiving a child.
It's a beautiful thing, often preceded by a fine dinner and too much wine, illuminated by candlelight and the soft smile of your lover. What a perfect night, they say to you, and to get the mood right, they stick the auxilary cord into the stereo's input, ready to be caressed by the golden pipes of ... James Blunt?
Yes, it's true, according to a study by UK playlist site ShareMyPlaylists.com: people enjoy listening to predictable tunes during sex, such as "You're Beautiful" by the aforementioned Blunt.
Or, more accurately, people are corny.
The site, in an attempt to figure out how those bedroom gears are gettin' greased, asked 1,912 parents to share their babymaking soundtracks, and the top result was, uh, kinda sad?
Adele's "Someone Like You" took the top spot, a highly disappointing choice over her more aptly titled "Rolling in the Deep," because, again, people are corny. There are two fairly acceptable choices in the top five, however predictable they might be: R. Kelly's "Bump and Grind" and Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On," and the rest of the top five includes "Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon and "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars. Kieron Donoghue, founder of ShareMyPlaylists, said "the 'ultimate baby making playlist' [can] help broody couples around the country."
Broody couples? Pretty sure that's how "The Omen" started.
"Ultimate Baby-Making Playlist?" I don't know about you, but the words "Sex on Fire" makes me think of burning private parts, and you should get that checked out, because it's probably the clap.
Blunt sits at No. 6 as the list descends deeper into a conglomerate of utter cliches and boner-killers. According to the press release, 55 percent of participants said they listen to music during sex, and 77 percent of them admitted to using it specifically to get in the mood. Based on the choices submitted, I shudder to think about the bedroom soundtrack of the other 45 percent. I imagine audiobooks or sea noises, coaxing along the conception of a future accountant/artist.
1. Adele -- "Someone Like You"
2. Kings Of Leon -- "Sex On Fire"
3. R. Kelly -- "Bump N' Grind"
4. Bruno Mars -- "Just The Way You Are"
5. Marvin Gaye -- "Let's Get It On"
6. James Blunt -- "You're Beautiful"
7. Boyz II Men -- "I'll Make Love To You"
8. Marvin Gaye -- "Sexual Healing"
9. Eric Clapton -- "Wonderful Tonight"
10. Silk -- "Freak Me"
11. Percy Sledge -- "When A Man Loves A Woman"
12. Usher -- "Burn"
13. Whitney Houston -- "I Will Always Love You"
14. Chris Isaak -- "Wicked Game"
15. Extreme -- "More Than Words"
16. Aerosmith -- "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
17. Rihanna -- "S&M"
18. Take That -- "A Million Love Songs"
19. Van Morrison -- "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You"
20. Omar -- "There's Nothing Like This"
21. Terence Trent D'Arby -- "Sign Your Name"
22. Al Green -- "Let's Stay Together"
23. Paul Weller -- "You Do Something To Me"
24. Lenny Kravitz -- "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over"
25. Sade -- "Your Love Is King"
26. Norah Jones -- "Come Away With Me"
27. Barry White -- "You're The First, The Last, My Everything"
28. Elton John -- "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
29. Ed Sheeran -- "Kiss Me"
30. Seal -- "Kiss From A Rose"
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