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Say Yes To Safe Sex with MTV, Spotify and The Body Shop

It’s been an exciting week at work, working with MTV’s HIV / Aids awareness charity in collaboration with Spotify, to promote safe sex through music. So far, some brilliant MTV presenters and music artists have taken part, including Gym Class Heroes, Stereophonics and V V Brown.

Other contributors include some of the best in the business online including the global celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton, the guys at Hecklerspray, TechFluff.TV host Hermione Way and Cate Sevilla from BitchBuzz. They have all created their very own ‘Play Safe’ playlists of ten tracks each – basically, music for loving! Many more are to come also, so keep checking back with the Yes Yes Yes blog. Tantalising Lip Butter

Why are we getting involved? For very good reasons. There are 33 million people living with AIDS and HIV, a number that is increasing each day. As part of the campaign MTV and The Body Shop are also joining forces to raise cash for the Staying Alive Foundation – a charity which raises money for health education and awareness projects in the UK and overseas. A new fundraising Tantalising Lip Butter (RRP: £5.00) is now on sale in The Body Shop stores internationally and online in the UK with nearly £4 per pot sold going to help fund sex education work and save lives.

It’s all being supported online with the official site, a blog and pages on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. The good people at Spotify led by PR head Sophia Bendz have also kindly contributed ad inventory to the cause so keep an eye out for the related ads on the service!

Here’s the chance for you to get involved too

If you’ve got Spotify then you can simply email / DM the HTTP link to your ‘Play Safe’ playlist once you’ve done it. SpotifyDon’t worry if you haven’t got Spotify yet, you can either download it here or alternatively, simply email your 10 tracks for loving and we’ll do the rest! We’d love to see all your blog posts about why you chose the tracks you did!

My Spotify Play Safe Playlist looks a little like this.. LitmanLive Loves You!

(Clicking the link above will take you directly to Spotify, I’ll update this post with my entry when it gets uploaded to the Yes Yes Yes blog.)

EDIT – Here it is – Clicky

Love Gun – Kiss
Hounds of Love – Kate Bush
Baby Love – The Supremes
What Is Love – Haddaway
This Years Love – David Gray
Do You Love Me? – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Digital Love – Daft Punk
Let Love Rule – Lenny Kravitz
Bleeding Love – The Wombats
Streets of Love – The Rolling Stones

What will yours look like?

I’m going to tag Chris, Jed, Tom, Lolly and Jaz, as I’d love to hear what their playlist would sound like.

Think you’ve got a great soundtrack for loving? Well, why not create it, blog it and share it with us!

4 replies on “Say Yes To Safe Sex with MTV, Spotify and The Body Shop”

Here goes Michael – pretty unsubtle theme behind some of mine I think. I would have put some classic De La Soul (Jimmy Hats) in there, but it’s not on Spotify yet ;( But you get the picture…

Woozy with Cider – James Yorkston
One Pure Thought (Toddla T remix) – Hot Chip
Our Lips are sealed – Funboy three
The Perfect Kiss – new Order
Protection – Massive Attack
Pogo – Digitalism
Going Nowhere (Digitalism remix) – Cut Copy
Midnight – Yazoo
One Too Many Mornings – The Chemical Brothers
Heroes – Roni Size, Reprazent

Hey Mike,

Thanks for the tag… ok here goes:

Love Is Only A Feeling – The Darkness
Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love – Van halen
Bad Love – Eric Clapton
Love In An Elevator – Aerosmith
Is This Love – Whitesnake
Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
Still In Love With You – Thin Lizzy
Ten Seconds To Love – Mötley Crüe

…and one for the road

Love Shack – The B-52’s

There’s some classic rock, hair metal, blues, glam rock and oh yes the cheesy track all in that little lullaby love list!


Really nice campaign Mikey and very clever use of Spotify! Shame there aren’t more people takng the safe sex pledge on the website though.

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