The Best Makeout Songs Ever: You Decide!


Thousands of readers responded to Jason Adams’ recent post about the most heartbreaking songs of all time, which is kind of amazing. But also — hello! — sad. So Jason and I have decided to flip the script and ask, in the spirit of our friends over at, what your go-to baby-making music is.

Clearly, we must pay tribute to those whose names are synonymous with sexytimes: Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Portishead. But songs don’t actually have to be about sex to facilitate it (memo to Kings of Leon: "Sex on Fire"? Sounds like you need a trip to the clinic, stat).

For some people, it’s Journey; for others, Patsy Cline, or Bob Marley, or the Cure. It depends if you’re talking slow seduction or something a little more…immediate.

Personally, I think almost nothing beats Prince’s "Darling Nikki." Jason has a recent obsession with Leonard Cohen’s live take on "A Thousand Kisses Deep." But we want to hear what you think, so tell — how do you justify your love? What makes a body feel like a wonderland? We leave you, dear reader, with the light, the heat, we see "In Your Eyes":


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  • Cece

    This artist may be unpopular, but anything by R. Kelly off of the “12 Play” cd. From beginning to end, it’s nothing but a slobberfest. If specificity is a necessity, then I’d go for “Down Low,” a complete classic.

  • Seth

    “For me this is heaven” by Jimmy Eat World. Got personal history with this one, so it could be on both my heartbreakers and makeout lists.

    • kayle

      aw snap yo, that’s where it is

  • charlotte

    all night thing by temple of the dog

  • emjohnson03

    Best song ever!
    Thank you for showcasing this song from my favorite movie ever!!!

  • CVisca

    I would have to say Ryan Adams’ take on ‘Wonderwall’

  • caitlin

    Anything off Maroon 5’s newest album. The songs on there either make you horny or wistful, and either way…

  • Allison

    Norah Jones. Period.

  • John

    That cover of “Lay Lady Lay” from Mr. and Mrs. Smith, makes me just want to go to town.

  • Frank from

    Depends. If you’re keeping the moment romantic, surely Roxy Music’s “More Than This”. But if the romantic moment explodes into full-blown lusty chaos, go straight for The White Stripes’ “Ball and Biscuit”. You can thank me later.

  • Claire

    Anything by Seal – he’s got that amazingly smooth voice.

  • Van Hagar

    When it’s Love by Van Halen

  • Nicole

    “Adore” by Prince
    “As we lay” by Shirley Murdock
    “Always and Forever” by Heatwave
    “If ever your in my arms again” Peabo Bryson
    Any slow Luther Vandross song.

  • kungpao

    Zero 7, Simple things album… ahhhh…

  • Milo

    Leah you are completely wrong: Sex on Fire IS total baby-making music, as a matter of fact, Caleb Followill’s voice IS like pure, raw, sex.
    now, how about:
    Nine Inch Nails–Closer.
    Kylie Minogue–Can’t get you out of my head.
    Anything and everything by Prince during the 80’s
    Janet Jackson–Anytime/Anyplace, My Need and That’s the way love goes, you know back when she was actually sexy and not desperate.
    U2–Hold me, Thrill me, Kiss me, Kill me, the only time Bono’s sounded sexy.
    Franz Ferdinand–Michael.
    Madonna–Justify My Love, Erotica, and Beautiful Stranger.

  • Rox

    Glory Box–Portishead
    It’s a seriously hot song

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