Australia is fucking weird, man. They’ve got Christmas in the summertime, shitloads of poisonous animals, and multiple national ultimate frisbee teams. But maybe the weirdest thing about Australia is its sense of humor, which is the only logical explanation for the fact that the cantina song from Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope is reportedly the country’s No. 1 sex jam.
That comes according to the Australian version of Gizmodo, which swells with national pride (among other things) when it reports that ”Cantina Band” beat more traditional bump ‘n’ grind anthems like Ginuwine’s “Pony” and Jeremih’s “Birthday Sex” “by a landslide” as the most popular song for Aussies to add to their Spotify sex playlists, making John Williams the Barry White of Australia by association. That data was collected by mining playlists created by Australian users that contain the words “Valentine’s Day”, “Valentine’s”, “love,” or “sex,” meaning that either a lot of Australians ended their Valentine’s Day sleeping on the couch, or that fucking to Figrin D’an And The Modal Nodes is vastly underrated. They also like Marmite down there, though, so take this advice with a grain of salt.
You can see the full list of Australian sex jams below.
- Cantina Band (from the “Star Wars: A New Hope” Soundtrack) - John Williams
- Birthday Sex - Jeremih
- Sex (Cheat Codes X Kris Kross Amsterdam) - Cheat Codes
- Sex With Me - Bonus Track - Rihanna
- Pony - Ginuwine
- Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
- Often - The Weeknd
- Earned It (from the “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Soundtrack) - The Weeknd
- Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean
- Slow Motion - Trey Songz
[Note: Gizmodo, like The A.V. Club, is owned by Univision Communications.]