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Spotify Wrapped Sex Playlist

Updated: Dec 24, 2022

This year’s Spotify Wrapped left the majority of listeners waiting in nail-biting anticipation (except Apple Music subscribers). The annual event has achieved a significant amount of hype surrounding its release each year as it has evolved to further accumulate and customize the users’ experiences. Establishing itself as almost a cultural phenomenon like the Met Gala or the next celebrity baby name, Spotify Wrapped is now one of the most discussed and awaited days of the year. Everyone wants to feel like the main character we believe ourselves to be and we so often roleplay while listening to our personally crafted playlists when running errands. Now, once a year we all have the opportunity to validate our taste by sharing what has been calculated to be our most listened to song, artist, genres, and more. Spotify even curates playlists based on what we have listened to and might like to listen to for the next 365 days. Now that we’ve all had a chance to self-reflect on our results, and criticize the questionable graphic design choices Spotify made, why not debate what artists and songs are best suited to the most crucial playlist this year - your Sex Playlist. There is quite arguably no more critical decision than which songs will set the right vibe for that very intimate moment. Even a good makeout sesh requires the quintessential compilation, so whether it’s solo, with a new partner, or your long-term significant other, you can make or break the moment with a single song choice.

According to Spotify’s Sex Playlist of the top 10 songs about sex and the 2020 year’s Wrapped, The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” was the most-streamed song and is an undeniable contender for everyone’s love-making music. A good sex playlist needs at least one of The Weeknd’s songs and fortunately, he has a vast discography to set the perfect mood. You should also consider other R&B and hip hop hits like Beyonce’s Partition or Drunk in Love, Jeremih’s All the Time, Trey Songz - Slow Motion, and just about anything by Bruno Mars or Mac Miller (especially The Divine Feminine).

In the instance that you’re one of the millions of people who were dying for Adele’s latest album 30, maybe a softer and more sensual selection would be better suited. If you haven’t yet, Bruno Major’s A Song for Every Moon is an unskippable album that can easily be followed up by Tom Odele’s Long Way Down and any of Adele’s heart-string pulling ballads.

For those who prefer something more upbeat, there’s nothing quite like Ariana Grande and Rihanna’s versatility. Their chart-topping, award-winning records can add that special something like Sex with Me, S&M, Love on the Brain, 34+35, positions, nasty, and of course the entire Dangerous Woman album.

There’s nothing quite like a sexually empowered woman to put you in the mood. They always know how to say all the right things in just the right ways, so don’t forget Selena Gomez’s Hands to Myself, Niykee Heaton’s Bad Intentions, Kacy Hill’s Like a Woman, or Tinashe’s 2 On.

Think of it this way: this playlist is the soundtrack to your movie. (No actual filming required, unless you’re into that.) The best soundtrack has a few finely selected songs that follow the plot from start to rising action, climax, and finally resolution. It’s more than just which songs you pick because the order in which they play is also pivotal to the experience. Remember to choose something subtle and slow while you work your way into it, it’s important to take into consideration the rhythm and pace of the song. Any good playlist requires a classic. Something that symbolizes the key moment you’ll remember every time you listen to that song again for the rest of your life. It may be easier for some to build the best playlist based on the climactic song and for others, it may be which song is best to start and end on. Luckily, if you don’t think your wrapped was an accurate representation of your musical palette you can reference this list of the crème de la crème before your next ménage-à-trois.

  1. Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire

  2. The Weeknd - Earned It

  3. Jhene Aiko - P*$$Y Fairy (OTW)

  4. Daniel Caeser (ft. Kali Uchis) Get You

  5. Childish Gambino - Redbone

  6. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know

  7. Zayn - PILLOWTALK

  8. Miguel - Adorn

  9. Alina Baraz & Khalid - Electric

  10. Kendrick Lamar - Love ft. Zacari

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