Passion, pop, and personality. Alongside his latest desire-driven release Medicine, Jake Marra has prescribed us with his Daily Dose of Lust playlist. We just can’t get enough of this write up by Jake – read on for his top ten lusty tracks and why he chose them.
1 ‘Bloom’ by Troye Sivan
When I think of “lust”, this is one of the first songs that comes to mind. Troye manages to say so much without saying anything explicit at all. CEO of innuendo and double entendre. We have to stan.
2 ‘Into You’ by Ariana Grande
This was the best pop song of 2016 and I will take any opportunity I can to talk about it. It also just happens to be a sexual BOP! “A little less conversation and a little more touch my body”. Yes ma’am!!
3 ‘Taste’ by Betty Who
“The worse they are, the better they taste”. Preach it, sis! You know you’ve been there. You know they’re straight up trash, but you can’t get enough! A fat bass line paired with Betty’s soft, sensual vocals explode into a HUGE chorus. What makes it even better is she wrote it about Norwegian candy! What’s not to love?!
4 ‘Midnight’ by Jessie Ware
This might be one of my favourite songs. The production is almost eerie in the beginning, but there’s an underlying sexy confidence to Jessie’s vocal delivery. “You pull me deep into my deepest desires. Can you meet me in the midnight?”. It’s sensual without ever being vulgar or crass. The shining moment is the chorus. I won’t spoil it for you!
5 ‘When I’m Around You’ by GENES
This song is all about the built up chemistry between you and your potential bae. Nobody wants to admit it and it never actually goes there but THE TENSION IS TOO REAL. The glittery synth-pop production is truly magical.
6 ‘Physical’ by Dua Lipa
“Who needs to go to sleep when I got you next to me?”. That spoken line alone is iconic enough. This track is energetic, balls to the wall, 80s-inspired pop perfection and it’s packed with underlying sexual chemistry. Easily one of the best songs on a near-perfect album.
7 ‘Touch’ by JAYDEAN
There’s no beating around the bush with this one. No hidden meanings. This is a sexy, R&B slow jam in its purest form. JAYDEAN’s rich, soulful vocals paired with these sinfully honest lyrics will make you wanna pick up the phone and call the person you’ve been thinking about the entire time you’ve been listening to this song.
8 ‘Wildflower’ by 5 Seconds of Summer
“You’re the only one who makes me ____, every time we ____”. Don’t be shy, fill in the blanks! Suggestive lyrics and a beat that absolutely slaps? Sign me up. Side note: did any one else think of ‘Beep’ by The Pussycat Dolls when they heard this song? We love a ‘fill in the blanks’ style bop. Music AND education rolled into one.
9 ‘Breathe on Me’ by Britney Spears
It would be an absolute crime to leave this off the list. Everything about this song exudes lust. The production, the lyrics, Britney’s vocal delivery. Say what you want about Britney Spears, the woman knows how to sell a song and this is one of her best.
10 ‘Untouched’ by The Veronicas
I HAD to have throwback in here somewhere!! Not only is this one of the most iconic songs of the 2000s, these lyrics had 13-year-old Jake gasping and clutching his pearls. “I feel so untouched, and I want you so much”. This will always be a raunchy bop in my eyes.
Continuing to pave a formidable path for himself in the pop arena, Jake Marra today releases his latest track Medicine. Speaking on the track, Jake says ‘having someone you enjoy being around is great, but when you can’t handle being on your own and become addicted to another person, you’re in big trouble…‘. It’s the perfect pop track – seamlessly boppy and energetic while completely oozing with pulsating and passionate overtones. Stream Medicine below: