As the Bard himself says, music is one of those tools that can really make or break that sensual moment. I find inspiration and stimulation for a lot of my erotic writings by using certain tunes to "get me in the mood", as it were.
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I can share some of my favourite inspirational and stimulative tunes with you all. Some of these I may have shared earlier, but it never hurts to "Play It Again", eh!
The Ballrooms of Mars - T.Rex
Significantly under-rated on the American side of the Atlantic, Marc Bolan was the originator of "Glam Rock", the musical genre that spawned the likes of David Bowie, Gary Glitter and The Sweet. T.Rex was hugely successful everywhere else in the World except the North American continent, and "T.Rextasy" was the natural successor to "Beatlemania". Bolan wrote a plethora of romantic and raunchy songs - maybe I'll list some of them someday - and Ballrooms of Mars is one of his best.
Bird of Paradise - Snowy White
A tale of love and loss, performed exquisitely by the very handsome Snowy White, a superb blues guitarist who was part of Thin Lizzy, way back before my time.
Hello Again - Neil Diamond
One of the most romantic songs Neil ever penned, and always the precursor to a wonderful evening - either at the keyboard - or elsewhere... (Nudge-nudge wink-wink!)
Budapest - Jethro Tull
An excllent song from the flute master of Folk Rock, with the kind of superb imagery that's always useful for setting the erotic scene. Nice and gentle - romantic, even - but those images leave you with a certain warmth - "Yes, and her legs went on forever, like staring up at infinity, through a wisp of cotton panty and a skin of satin sea." Hot night in Budapest!
Jersey Girl - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Never one of the great singers, this is Bruce at his warmest, sexiest, most brilliant best. I warp this into "Geordie Girl" - those who know, know why - and it's a wonderful, romantic and soul-filling ballad.
Half the World - Belinda Carlisle
Sighs! Wants! Needs! Sighs!
A beautiful song with those underlying currents of desire and passion, portrayed beautifully by the beautiful Belinda. If only...
I use this song to add to my mood when in the erotic zone! Easy to see why!
Je teme - Gainsbourgh and Birkin
Hot! HOT! HOT!!
Just watch the speakers melt.
It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Pandora's Box
This is the original version of the song by Jim Steinman that was subsequently ripped off by Celine Dion and Meat Loaf. This version is so much better than either of those, so much raunchier, so much more tender, so much more real. Elaine Caswell has a wonderful voice, and this song thrills me on so many levels! So, if you touch me like this, and I hold you like that...
Incidentally - I couldn't find a YouTube version of my favourite piece of sensual music, so I'll work on that and post it up there myself!