In a study conducted by SupplementPlace that promotes sexual health supplements for men and women, the company analyzed 60,000 songs that commonly appear in Spotify playlists that reference words relevant to sexual behavior such as “sexy,” “horny,” or “freaky”. And while there are countless sensual songs available, the ones that consistently rise to the top of the list have one thing in common: a tempo of, or close to, 119 beats per minute.
Something about this this particular cadence has a certain magic that artists like Ty Dolla $ign‘s “Or Nah,” PARTYNEXTDOOR‘s “Wus Good / Curious,” Lady Gaga‘s “Bad Romance,” and The Weeknd‘s “Earned It.” have banked on and it comes as no surprise that the latter tune was crowned as the singular most sensual song of the lot. Boasting over 800,000,000 plays on Spotify alone, the Weeknd recording, featured on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, confirms the fact that sex does, indeed, sell. Listen to the track below.
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