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A PLEA for Musical HELP

OK.  So someone read my manuscript and did not die a painful death.  I count that as success.  Andrea, however, believes that my main characters need more sexual tension.  There needs to be more flirting and eye winking and accidental dropping of pencils to do the “bend and snap”.

Oops. Look what I dropped! (notice the romantic shadowing)

So I have a plea.  I have been listening to music while writing my manuscript – to drown out children screaming “mom, I need…” – and I listened to mostly country music to get in the groove of the ranch.  I asked facebook friends for suggestions on country music but I do not feel comfortable posting: “Need ideas for songs that create sexual tension.  Thanks.”  And I’m not sure how many people on Facebook realize I am writing and may get the wrong idea.  (I’m sure there are those of you out there who still think I am not writing a manuscript and just want sexy songs.  I am ok with that.)

So here is my question:  What songs make you think of your main man/woman or make you want a main man/woman?

I have thought of Robin Thicke (although his voice can be a bit high), Ricky Martin ‘s She’s All I Ever Had, Marvin Gaye and Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together  and Wicked Games by Chris Isaak.  Any others?


  1. Heidi says:

    You want country songs?

    Try Josh Turner– I wouldn’t be a man
    don’t really LOVE the video just listen to it.

    and same guy this one is Firecracker

    another great listen
    Zac Brown Band -She’s got whatever it is

    I love this new group
    Steel Magnolia “last night again”

    Hope these help!
    I want it to be goooood!


  2. Emilie says:

    Barry White, low slow and filled with inuendo.

    1. Marianne says:

      You’re the first, the last, the everything

  3. Andrea says:

    I’m with Heidi…this one by Josh Turner….it works. Wink wink nudge nudge.

    1. Marianne says:

      The video is quite nice as well.

  4. Andrea says:

    mmmm….yes it is. 🙂

  5. Botut says:

    I’m with Emilie…Barry White all the way! That’s clothes ripping off bodies right there.

    1. Marianne says:

      Ok I only have one song. I will buy the album.

  6. Heidi says:

    Hate Barry white. He never does anything for me.

    1. Marianne says:

      I like your subtlety. Barry White reminds me of Ally McBeal which reminds me of college which reminds me of making out with strangers which is always a happy memory.

  7. I like Sade…I know she’s not country, so I figured I’d throw in something different.

    I always liked “Ordinary Love” and all the songs on that album.

    I know. It might be corny. But her voice is so sexy. In fact, I’m kind of wishing my husband were home right now.


    1. Marianne says:

      I had forgotten about Sade. I remember that song. It was silky smooth… I will look it up immediately.

  8. larissa says:

    john legend. definitely!

    1. Marianne says:

      I will look him up immediately.

  9. k.d. lang’s cover of Hallelujah. Umm, ya.

    1. Marianne says:

      Looking it up now…

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