For my last birthday, I was given some bluetooth speakers. And they are awesome. We listen to so much more music at home now (especially “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” which three-year-old Toby constantly and inexplicably requests), and we’ve also started playing music while making out. I had forgotten how music can instantly makes things so much steamier! My #1 song to set the mood is…

Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah.” It’s a little depressing but so stirring. Keane’s “Bend & Break” also sets a sexy mood.

And in the past…

High school: R.E.M.
College: Neutral Milk Hotel and Sigur Ros
Twenties: Serge Gainsbourg

What about you? Any favorite songs? I’d love some recommendations:)

P.S. How old were you when you had your first kiss, and would you schedule sex?

(Photo of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg)