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35 Songs That Get Your Heart Racing for a Sexy Pre-Date Playlist

If you're a bundle of nerves before your first date (or even your third), you're not alone. Seriously. Just throw on a great soundtrack that will instantly change your mood, put you in your sexiest mood, get your pump on and even help calm and distract you.

radiant brunette singing and dancing while getting ready for her date
It is important you get the right mood for a successful date.

As you shake your booty to these numbers and shamelessly shower sing to the classics, you'll forget all about feeling nervous and remind you that, even if this doesn't work out, you've always got Queen Bey as your life soundtrack. Fierce!

1. Taking a Shower

Happy - Pharrell Williams:

Start the playlist strong with this bouncy number and just get "happy"!


Do You Believe In Magic - The Lovin' Spoonfuls:

A light and youthful tune, there's something sweet and innocent about this classic tune that's an oldie but goldie.


Get Lucky - Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers:

Someone may or may not be getting lucky tonight but this song is sure to make you feel like it while you're scrubbing yourself up.


Naughty Girl - Beyoncé:

There's no better song that says "NSA fun" like this classic sexy number by Beyoncé. After all, inside every woman rests a naughty girl, waiting to come out. And what better place to release her than in the shower?


SexyBack - Justin Timberlake, Timbaland:

This tune will never die down. It's the exact moment we realized that J.T. is just so much more than just N'Sync - and this song sealed his fate, as he brought sexy back. Truly. Now, take it to the chorus.


2. Choosing an Outfit

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson:

Could we keep on with this song? Absolutely. Ooooh! Michael Jackson's perennially pop tune is alive and kicking even today. This tune will help you make your most daring wardrobe choice tonight.


Fireball - Pitball (Feat. John Ryan):

Ah, Pitbull! We can totally count on you to make a sizzling, catchy single and this song is it. Who needs liquid courage when you've got a bit of Miami heat going on?


Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke (Feat. T.I., Pharrell Williams):

You could really go both ways with this number - on a run or through your closet. Regardless, this song is going to be stuck in your head for the night. Luckily, you've got the rest of the playlist to save you.


212 - Azealia Banks, Lazy Jay:

A breakout, surprise hit from dark horse Azalea Banks started off in her New York City roots and was born from the need to finish her school project. With a sharp bass and pumping bass, there's no way this number won't get you motivated to find the sexiest outfit.


I'm Like A Bird - Nelly Furtado:

Weird video but truly excellent song, this early 2000s hit is worth a second - or hundredth listen from the Canadian Latin crooner.


3. Hair and Make Up

Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan:

No one's quite sure where Alexandra Stan is really from or what this video is truly about but there's one thing for sure: nothing else will make you feel like a sexy vixen in control like her lyrics.


Do Your Thing - Basement Jaxx:

You can always count on the vibe of Basement Jaxx to put a little oomph in your evening and this number does not disappoint.


Rewind - Kelela:

This tune by the deep Kelala is a modern take on disco, a refreshing, fast tune with effortless energy - and you may just discover a new artist.


American Boy - Estelle (Feat. Kanye West):

What was once a summer tune is now a cute classic. This collaboration with Kanye West still plays in cars and clubs all over the world - so why not your bathroom as you primp?


Flashing Lights - Kanye West (feat. Dwele):

The king rap, the voice of a generation, the lyrical genius of Kanye West comes together in this tune that echoed out of every single modified car music system. For some tune swag, Flashing Lights is it!


4. While You Face-Time Your Bestie

Must Be Love - Christina Grimmie:

A song with a great lyrics and a pop-like tune, this song is great for background music as you face-time your bestie.


Man Like That - Gin Wigmore:

Girl Power! While Gin Wigmore is completely outing the guy on the track, you and your friend can analyze the heck out of What He Said V.S. What He Meant, Vol 4.


That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings:

Sassy and brazen, this song is all about a woman who gets called various names - none of which are her own.


Back to Black - Amy Winehouse:

Everyone needs a little Amy in the evening, even if she's darker than most. Realtalk with Amy, guys.


7/11 - Beyoncé:

Even if you're not actually getting ready with your bestie by your side, this number by Queen Bey is the anthem for girlfriends everywhere.


5. Having a Quick Snack

L'Amour ne Dure Pas Toujours - Feist:

Consider the snack a quick refill before you get back on the bass line. Feist is a good way to cool down.


Truffle Butter - Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil' Wayne:

Slower but snarky, this song by Nicki Minaj has all the features of a rap classic - namely, Lil' Wayne.


Feelin' Myself - Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé:

The ultimate subversive declaration (and celebration) of female power, this collaboration between two female powerhouses is enough to keep you on track.


Keep It Movin' (Feat. Rell Rock) - Stanton Warriors, Tony Quattro: Left-field but catchy, this is a great little number that features an inventive use of cymbals - besides some killer lyrics.


Black Unicorn - Chrisette Michele, Sunni Patterson:

It's solemn but hopeful. This is a great song to accompany your munchies.


6.While They Wait...

Drunk In Love – Beyoncé, JAY Z:

Set the mood and drop a hint. Like, several very heavy-handed hints about what you hope will go on tonight, whether it's an NSA relationship or something way more serious.


In A Manner Of Speaking - Nouvelle Vague:

Acoustic music and lyrical voices, this song is sure to get both of you in that sensual space.


Easy - Sky Ferreira:

To slow it down and bring some soulful, Midwestern acoustic guitar with female vocals, throw this tune from the Baby Driver movie soundtrack on.


Californication - Red Hot Chilli Peppers:

No playlist is complete without a little throwback and what makes a more "legit" throwback than Californication by RHCP?


Lights Out - Santigold:

An indie artist with a great track list, Lights Out will calm both your nerves and bring a little playful fun to the evening. While you're primping, he'll be chilling.


7. Having a Pre-Drink

Bang Bang - Will. I. Am:

Featured on The Great Gatsby Soundtrack, this funky, 1920's throwback features Will.I.Am's staccato voice bopping along to the beat. A truly masterful way to announce you're arrival.


The Golden Age - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour:

It was featured in a Budweiser commercial for a reason: this tune by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is fun, frivolous and flirty.


Tearing Me Up - Bob Moses:

More serious, more moody and perfectly sexy, Tearing Me Up is a tune that can't quite be described. Instead, it has to be listened to. Just don't blame us if you don't quite make it to the car.


One Evening - Feist:

Another unexpected gem by Feist who takes the acoustic, folksy vibe and successful transforms it into the promise of one evening.


We Are In Love - Harry Connick, Jr.:

When you're popping opening the wine, you need some fabulous, declarative jazz and no one does laudatory classic jazz tunes like Harry Connick, Jr.


So there you go! 35 songs for each phase that getting ready for a date implies. In this Spotify playlist, you will certainly find those songs that will bring you in the right mood for getting a sexy and successful date.


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