[Ed. Note: Here's Web Editor Katharine Shilcutt's top 10 picks for baby-makin' music. Now it's the boys' turn.]
1. Ryan Adams, "Come Pick Me Up":
This has to work, because it shows vulnerability and warmth. It tells her you are the kind of guy who will be the one to get out of bed to get the Wet Ones or the dry towel.
2. Sam Cooke "Cupid":
Chicks dig smooth-ass vocals, and it's got that deep sense of longing and just the right hint of dementia that comes with true love. Seriously, the song is about asking an imaginary Roman god for help getting laid.3. George Strait, "The Man In Love With You":
Because honestly, you're a nice guy, with some rough edges. But no matter what, you will always be there. White hat or not.
4. Usher "Trading Places":
This is the first R&B song we've heard in the past ten years that was about male empowerment. Sometimes even a poonmiester like Usher has to lay down and take it like a man. Two fingers, please.
5. Queens Of The Stone Age "Make It Wit Chu":
This song is pretty much four minutes of hellacious bump and grind with the Red Elvis, Josh Homme oozing manliness. Like the kids said on Reading Rainbow
, "Don't take our word for it..."
6. Death From Above 1979, "Romantic Rights":
It's that opening bass stab that gets them excited. Find a girl that wants to get down to this song and you either have found the mother of your children, or the future proud owner of a bag of your hair that she collected from your septic tank. Choose wisely.
7. Black Keys, "When The Lights Go Out":
Pearl snaps, beards (on you, preferably), and gutbucket blues can never fail. It's, like, in the Bible.
8. Bob Dylan, "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You":
Lazy afternoon, shades drawn, a light hangover and nothing on but Dylan wheezing away during his "funny voice" period.
9. John Mayer, "Come Back To Bed":
John Mayer is the world's wingman. He knows the more you get laid, the more money he will make. And the less laid you get, he'll still get paid because well, he's John Mayer. Throw this on, open up some Coppola, and help her cook or something, dammit.
10. Pantera, "Walk":
What are you doing still reading this blog? Go get that thing checked out! It's probably not supposed to be that color, you know.