A new study found that Justin Bieber songs cause 39 percent of people to lose interest in the bedroom, according to Newsweek, who called Bieber “a major turn-off.”
Yes, the “Sorry” singer, who performed Friday at Z100’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden, apparently has one more thing to feel sorry about — turning off more British people than any other singer.
In a new poll conducted by music-streaming service Deezer, 39 percent of Brits surveyed said they would no longer feel aroused if one of Justin Bieber’s songs were playing in the bedroom. Rappers Kanye West and Eminem were also found to turn off most of the survey respondents, with most Brits reporting that they’d lose their passionate feelings if Kanye’s or Eminem’s songs were playing in the bedroom.
In terms of singers who make people feel like getting frisky, it should come as no surprise that the poll found that the top singer for putting them in the mood was the iconic late Marvin Gaye, whose sexy songs included “Let’s Get It On” and “Sexual Healing.”
Michael Buble, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, Frank Sinatra, and John Legend also reportedly put the respondents in the mood for getting frisky between the sheets.
Even Marvin Gaye and all those boys lost out in the No. 1 song for putting people in the mood though. That honor went to Rihanna’s “Skin,” from her 2010 album Loud.
It’s not a shocker that Rihanna’s over-the-top sexy “Skin” put respondents in the mood, with lyrics like “No teasing, you waited long enough, go deep” and “Don’t hold back, you know I like it rough.”
Other choice lyrics of the song that went on to be used for ads for Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani underwear include, “I know you hearin’ it, you got me moaning now” and “So why you standing over there with your clothes on? Baby, strip down for me, go and take them off.”
Marvin Gaye’s sexy “Let’s Get It On” came in at No. 2 for the songs best for putting folks in the mood, followed by “Lollipop” by Lil Wayne in third place, Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” in fourth, and Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby” in fifth for songs that made people feel like getting naughty.
Rounding out the top 10 turn-on songs were “Me & U” by Cassie, “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding, “Magic” by Coldplay, “Intro” by The xx, and “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake at number 10.
The poll found that most respondents said R&B and rock music most put them in the mood in the bedroom. Heavy metal music fared the worst in the bedroom, with 40 percent of respondents reporting it was a turn-off in bed, followed by rap music.
Sex and relationship expert Tracey Cox told Newsweek that she was not surprised by the poll results. She said music can improve bedroom activities, or work the other way.
“Music is a powerful, potent aphrodisiac so I’m not surprised that so many Brits find it improves their sexual experiences,” Cox said.
“Listening to music causes our brain to flood with dopamine, the pleasure hormone. The same thing happens when we’re getting intimate, so it effectively puts our bodies ‘in the mood.’ There’s scientific proof that music is a mood enhancer in the bedroom—but the wrong song can have the opposite effect.”
As for Justin Bieber, the Canadian singer can’t seem to catch a break lately. A recent Pollshare poll of over 148,000 people also found that 76 percent of respondents felt that Justin deserved to be punched repeatedly.
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