If you're looking for some generic makeout songs, it's pretty obvious that you need to stack your playlist with classic soul ballads.
A little Marvin Gaye, some Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Barry White... you get the picture. If you've got more particular needs, NOW has a few ideas about how to set the mood.
1. For the patient lover
You don't want to rush the loving, so if you're settling in for a prolonged couch session, pop in all 22 chapters of R. Kelly's hip-hopera Trapped In The Closet. We can pretty much guarantee you'll make it to the bedroom before the epic finishes.
2. For the fearless lover
Despite the syrupy harmonies and laid-back R&B groove, the lyrics to 112's U Already Know reveal that it's actually an ode to sodomy and group sex. After all, "setting the mood" can mean different things to different people.
3. Need help breaking the ice?
The phenomenon of Rickrolling (tricking people into watching the video of Rick Astley's 1987 hit Never Gonna Give You Up) has spread like wildfire on the Internet. Why not bring it into the bedroom, too? For some people, laughter is very sexy.
4. For those who think old
Believe it or not, people did have sex before the 1960s. If you've been trolling the old age homes for dates, you should check out blues legend Bessie Smith's delightfully raunchy Kitchen Man. Sample lyrics: "His frankfurters are oh so sweet / How I like his sausage meat / I can't do without my kitchen man."
5. Love gutter romance?
Punks need love, too, and if your makeout partner has a mohawk, look for Stiff Little Fingers' touching tale of war-zone affection, Barbed Wire Love. Since it's a pretty short song, you'll probably want to cue up Generation X's Kiss Me Deadly and the Ramones' I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend as well.