Even if you don’t have Christian Grey’s um, particular tastes, that doesn’t mean a little sexy, sultry play isn’t in your repertoire. To get ready for this weekend’s premiere of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie and to get you in the mood for whatever floats your boat, we’ve asked our music team for their channels’ naughtiest picks.
60s on 6: I Can’t See Nobody by the Bee Gees
“Relegated to being a flip side, this song still showcases the Bee Gees’ harmony and songwriting elegantly. And whether Ana’s vision is obscured by her absolute focus on Christian or by a well-placed blindfold, we’re thinking she can’t see nobody … but we certainly can see her!” – Programmer Lou Simon
70s on 7: TIE: Jungle Fever by Chakachas or Love to Love You Baby by Donna Summer
Either way. Is it getting hot in here?
80s on 8: Adult Education by Hall & Oates
Where is this “wise guy” who can put us right and how do we find him?
Utopia: Sexual by Amber
“Don’t you know when you touch me baby, it’s torture?” We don’t think Amber meant it quite as literally as Ana, but either way it’s sweet, sweet torture.
Hip Hop Nation: Monster by Kanye West/Rick Ross/Jay-Z/Nicki Minaj
Whether it’s Bon Iver’s sultry chorus or Kanye, Jay-Z, Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj’s rhymes, you can pick your poison with this collaboration.
Heart & Soul: Lose Control by Ledisi
Now, Christian Grey is allll about control. But he’s certainly just fine with Ana losing control like Ledisi sings about.
Liquid Metal: RX Queen by Deftones
“For a Fifty Shades of Grey party, I would put this on and watch women swoon over Chino Moreno’s panty-melting voice. Even non-rock fans can get turned on to the music from the Deftones! Chick magnet stuff if I ever heard it.” – Programming director Jose Mangin
Octane: Closer by Nine Inch Nails
“I wanna fuck you like an animal.” This is like the Siren song of crazy-hot sex.
Real Jazz: Setembro by Quincy Jones
“A very sensuous song.” – Real Jazz Programmer Mark Ruffin
BONUS: I Want to Do Something Freaky to you by Leon Haywood
So you know the super sexy sample underneath Dr. Dre and Snoop’s rhymes in Ain’t Nuthin But a G Thang? This is that song, with a bunch of moaning underneath in case you didn’t quite get it. Something freaky is goin’ down.
The Joint: Stir It Up by Bob Marley
Just watch the video. We dare you. If Bob’s sexy lyrics won’t get you, his sexual energy will.
The Heat: Earned It by The Weeknd
“This song is from the FSOG soundtrack … and it just oozes sex! (oops, I mean ‘love’)” – Programming Director Dion Summers
The Loft: He Hit Me and It Felt Like A Kiss by The Crystals
This tune’s all about romantic jealousy and passion. Just make sure you have a safe word, kids.
The Pulse: You Ruin Me by The Veronicas
“‘Cause you play me like a symphony/Play me till your fingers bleed/I’m your greatest masterpiece.” Play it again, Sam.
Venus: S&M by Rihanna
The title says it all. But in case you didn’t get the memo, Mr. Grey, Rihanna’s down if Ana doesn’t work out.
Outlaw Country: Valentine (I Killed My Valentine) by Bobby Bare Jr.
We don’t know if it’s his powerful, scratchy vocals or the combination of longing and satisfaction in his voice. But Bobby Bare Jr. makes crimes of passion sound hot.
The Verge: Good Sex by Kevin Drew
The title says it all…..”Good Sex” pays homage to the beginning stages of a relationship, the butterflies, the tingles, the humping. It’s the second track from the Broken Social Scene front man Kevin Drew’s solo project “Darlings”. So enjoy this sensual track…because like the lyrics read….”good sex never makes you feel hollow”….”good sex it never makes you feel clean”.
Iceberg: Need It by Half Moon Run
A song that details the ups and downs of a relationship; with the right amount of funk and atmosphere the love story takes shape.