Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Delaney Diamond's Baby-Making Playlist

What do I mean by baby-making? I’m not talking about a stork or immaculate conception. I’m talking about songs that make you want to have sex. From a writer's point of view, the right song can get you in the perfect mindset to create a love scene where the sex is steamy and you constantly have to wipe your fogged up computer screen. In real life, the same song could put you in the mood to jump your partner’s bones and “get busy” without the need for foreplay.

Sometimes it’s the words, other times it’s just the melody. You’re really in trouble if it’s a combination of both.

I’ve put together a list of songs I think are sexy, in no particular order. Some of these are self-explanatory from the title alone. I may have to do a Part II to this list because it was supposed to be a list of ten, but I couldn’t stop. I finally had to cut myself off and accept there are a lot of songs that have been made that can get you into trouble.

The kings of baby-making music, Luther Vandross and Teddy Pendergrass belong on this list, but if I listed all of their songs, I wouldn’t have room for anyone else. Play a song by either of these guys and you will get laid. Guaranteed.

Honorable mentions are Sade, Joe, and Carl Thomas. I never heard a song from them I didn’t like.

Warning: These songs serve as an aphrodisiac. Play them at your own risk, and if you don’t plan to expand your family, stock up on birth control because you'll need it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Without further ado, I give you Delaney Diamond’s Baby-Making Playlist
  • Cause I Love You, Lenny Williams
  • Sex Therapy, Robin Thicke - “As hard as you want to, soft as you want to; just let me love you, lay right here; I’ll be your fantasy.”
  • Be My Little Freak, Usher
  • Hot Toddy, Usher
  • How Does It Feel?, D'Angelo
  • Sexual Healing, Marvin Gaye
  • Love Sex Magic, Ciara - The video is really sexy too.
  • Ride It, Ciara
  • Lollipop, Lil Wayne
  • Wicked Game, Chris Isaak
  • Tonight I’m Loving You, Enrique Iglesias
  • Slow Hand, Pointer Sisters - “I want a lover with an easy touch; I want somebody who will spend some time.” Don’t we all.
  • Do Me Baby, Bell Biv DeVoe - “You can do me in the morning, you can do me in the night, you can do me when you wanna do me." The not-so-subtle refrain, “Do me baby," and "Do you mind if I look at you while we make sweet love?" make this a winner.
  • Sex On Fire, Kings of Leon - This song is for when you’re in the mood to skip the foreplay and get straight to the action. Whew!
  • I’d Rather Be With You, Bootsie Collins
  • Shake You Down, Gregory Abbott
  • Touch It, Monifah
  • Kiss You All Over, Exile - “Love you, need you, I wanna kiss you all over till the night closes in.” (*Swoon*)

(*Fanning*) Is it hot in here or is it just me?

I realize that my choices may not be yours. In the comments, tell me what some of your favorites are.

Delaney Diamond writes sweet and sensual African-American and interracial romance novels. Her characters are always so hot for each other they don’t need baby-making music to get them in the mood. Her latest release in the Hot Latin Men series is Fight for Love.


Science teacher Rebekah Jamison lives a quiet life in the suburbs of Atlanta. Devastated by a tabloid scandal nine years ago, she ended her marriage to the man her parents never approved of.

Rafael Lopez, former professional wrestler and “Sexiest Athlete Alive,” regrets the lapse in judgment that caused him to lose his wife. He shows up unannounced one day with some startling news, but he gets a surprise of his own. He finds out he’s a father. To get to know his son, he whisks him and Rebekah off to his home in the Hollywood Hills for the summer.


“Rafe,” she warned. She tried to ease out of his embrace, but found her efforts thwarted by his brute strength. “All right, you’ve proven your point. You’re stronger than me. You can let me go now.”

“Maybe I’m not done proving my point, ángel,” he drawled. The sensuous sound of his voice tugged at her heartstrings.

He lowered his head in one swift motion and took her mouth, startling and arousing her at the same time. He cradled the back of her head in his palm, and her anger dissipated like morning fog in the first rays of sunlight. Her fingers curled into his powerful arms as he bent her over his arm. Teasing teeth tugged the sensitive flesh of her lower lip until she could no longer bear it and wrapped her arms tightly around his neck to urge a fuller exploration.

His expert tongue delved between her lips, stroking the sensitive cavern of her mouth to elicit a moan of burgeoning desire from the back of her throat. The taste of him was intoxicating, flooding her taste buds with a flavor that far surpassed the memories she’d tucked away in the deep recesses of her mind.

When Rafael slipped his hand over the curve of her breast and shaped the soft flesh, a shudder coursed through her. In the back of her mind, she knew she should be stronger than this, but she’d always been weak for him. Nothing had changed.

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Tina Donahue said...

I like Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This"
LeAnn Rimes "How Do I Live Without You?"
Patsy Clime's "Crazy"
Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats"
The BeeGee's song from Saturday Night Fever "How Deep Is Your Love?"
Many, many of the Eagles' songs

All of them really stir me.

Great post!

Renee Vincent said...

Cute post, Delaney!

Let's see, what songs do I like that get the "baby-making" juices flowing....

Anything by Richard Marx

Rawiya said...

What a good post. I love listening to Sade or any smooth sulty jazz like KennyG to get the love scene going.

One of my faves is the love Jones soundtrack. i can put that on loop and be inspired.

Great post!

Elizabeth Black said...

Where would sexy music be without Barry White? :)

Delaney Diamond said...

Tina, I'm right there with you except for the Carrie Underwood song. I love that song, but for a different reason. I enjoye good cheater songs, and that's one of my favorites. I like when she sings, "...he'll think next time before he cheats." Ha-ha. Gotta love it.

Delaney Diamond said...

Oh, yes, Richard Marx! He was The Man back in the day. "Right Here Waiting for You" is heart-wrenching poetry and could definitely get you laid.

Delaney Diamond said...

Rawiya, Jazz is good mood music. No doubt about it.

You really took me back with Love Jones. The movie and the music should go down in the Romance Hall of Fame.

Elizabeth Black said...

When I'm in a sexy mood, I listen to Lords Of Acid, The Prodigy, Enigma (esp. "The Principles Of Lust), Evanescence's "My Immortal", Peter Gabriel (esp. "Mercy Street"), Cascada's "Pyromania", "Relax" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, "Hey Pretty" by Poe, and my favorite - the sound of a thunderstorm. LIke 'em best when they're real.

Delaney Diamond said...

Elizabeth, Barry White's voice is an aphrodisiac whether he's talking or singing. Who knows how many babies could be attributed to him!

Sarah J. McNeal said...

Music plays such a part in our moods. I guess it's why many of us use it to prepare ourselves to write certain scenes. Some of my favorites are Percy Sledge, When A Man Loves A Woman, Phil Collins, This Love This Heart, Bryan Adams, If You Love A Woman (theme from Don Juan).
I loved you hot Latino man in The Arrangement. I know that Fight For Love is going to be a fantastic read.
Great blog, Delaney!

Delaney Diamond said...

Love, Evanescence, Elizabeth. And you're right, the sound of rain relaxes, makes you want to cuddle, and encourages intimacy.

Sarah, you picked some good ones. How could I forget Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman"? Love the lines, "If she's bad, he can't see it; she can do no wrong" and "baby, you're my world." *sigh* So romantic.

Kellie Kamryn said...

Chuck Wicks has some great love songs and a fantastic voice. So many great songs so hard to choose a fave!

K.T. Bishop said...

A collection of R&B songs. Prince's Do me baby, Adore. The Time's girl and Sometimes I get lonely." Eugene Wilde's "Gotta Get you Home tonight and Don't Say No tonight."

Delaney Diamond said...

Kelli, I wasn't familiar with Chuck Wicks, but I looked him up online, and yep, that voice and those sultry songs will get you into trouble. Those country singers can sure write a love song.

K.T., Prince does write some sexy songs. "Do Me Baby," is classic baby-making music.

Ava Bleu said...

Hi Delaney,
Okay, here's where I get to reveal my secret obsession with Mint Condition, "You Send Me Swingin'" or "Someone to Love". Marvin Gaye's "I Want You to Want Me". And--I'm almost embarassed to admit--"Something in your Eyes" by Bell Biv Devoe gets me every time. Folks don't know I like that raunchy song, but what can I say--a girl likes a little raunch every now and then :-).

Ava Bleu
Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Love

Brenda Hyde said...

I'm not familiar with quite a few of those. Shame on me! Well, that was quite a steamy excerpt to go along with those sexy songs. Of course can I be alone with my husband right now? NO. I feel cheated. *snicker*

Delaney Diamond said...

LOL, Ava, I know what you mean. "Do Me Baby," "Lollipop," and "Touch It," are pretty raunchy. I actually think the video for "Something in Your Eyes" is worse than the song.

Brenda, thanks for the comment about the excerpt. BTW, you're excused to go be with your husband. :)

Willa Edwards said...

Its interesting how different musical taste change your opinion of music emotions. Though I think several of these song are good for baby making (robin thick's songs are so sexy) others I wouldn't even consider. I think it also depends on the scene, something slow and methodic I might listen to Death Cab for Cutie (especially I will follow you into the dark, love that song) and for a fast scene I might listen to finger eleven.

Though I'll admit I don't often listen to music while writing sexy scenes. I use songs for other moods, but don't really need it for love scenes. When it comes to those, I'm always ready to go ;p

Adele Dubois said...

Enjoyed your post, Delaney! My all time favorite love song is "I Only Have Eyes For You." It's an oldie but goodie I never tire of hearing.

When I want to relax, there's no music for me like tenor Andrea Boccelli. He and Celine Dion's rendition of "The Prayer" might be one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded.

Hmmm. I think I'll put some music on right now. I have a love scene to write!


Delaney Diamond said...

You're right, Willa, music is another one of those areas where taste is subjective. I'll have to check out your suggestion. I've never heard of Death Cab for Cutie before.

Thanks for the compliment, Adele. Bocelli is another option I'm not familiar with, but I know Celine Dion. She has a lovely voice and sings the most beautiful love songs.

Fiona McGier said...

Seal was interviewed by someone who asked him how he feels about people using his music for "those kinds" of times. He said he's flattered that his voice/songs get people in the mood. Yeah, baby. Ditto Sade.
But for me, blues with screaming guitars and sexy lyrics are tops, for dancing and for loving!
Great topic. But I can't listen to music when I write...too distracting.

Delaney Diamond said...

The blues is definitely baby-making music. And you're right about a screaming guitar. It can make your nerve endings tingle.