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50 Best Sexy Songs

November 7, 2023
Best Sexy Songs

I’ve compiled the most sexy songs with lyrics that promote self-love and personal growth.

This seductive playlist features anthems of resilience across genres from artists like Beyoncé, Shakira, and Dua Lipa.

Table of Contents

Top picks of sexy songs

  • Marvin Gaye – “Sexual Healing”
  • Sade – “Smooth Operator”
  • Shura – “Touch”
  • Milow – “Ayo Technology”
  • Depeche Mode – “I Feel You”
  • Madonna – “Justify My Love”
  • The Weeknd – “Earned It”
  • Yael Naim – “Toxic”
  • Cigarettes After Sex – “Apocalypse”
  • Kavinsky – “Nightcall”

50 Sexy Songs

1. Marvin Gaye – “Sexual Healing”

Let’s start with an absolute classic.

Well, “Sexual Healing” is one of the most popular sex songs for a reason.

It’s sensual, positive, and groovy. Never gets old.

“When I get that feeling
I want sexual healing
Sexual healing, oh baby
Makes me feel so fine.”

2. Sade – “Smooth Operator”

Another track that should be on your sexy songs playlist is “Smooth Operator” by Sade.

It’s a classic choice, but Sade will never be a cliché. And you can’t go wrong with “Smooth Operator.”

“Diamond life, lover boy
We move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy
City lights and business nights
When you require streetcar desire for higher heights.”

3.  Shura – “Touch”

“Touch” by Shura is one of those intimate songs that will set the mood right.

It’s very sensual and tender.

So, if you’re searching for songs for the bedroom, you’re welcome.

“There’s a love between us still
But something’s changed and I don’t know why
And all I wanna do is go home with you
But I know I’m out of my mind.”

4. Milow – “Ayo Technology”

Speaking of songs to have sex to, you should include Milow’s 2008 gem too.

“Ayo Technology” is seductive, but not provocative.

And then you start paying attention to the lyrics…

“She’s so much more than you’re used to
Knows just how to move, seduce you
She gon’ do the right thing, touch the right spot
Dance in your lap ’til you’re ready to pop.”

5. Depeche Mode – “I Feel You”

If rock sexy songs are your thing, then look no further than “I Feel You” by Depeche Mode.

That powerful guitar riff, the lyrics, a dark atmosphere… Goosebumps.

“I feel you
Your precious soul
And I am whole
I feel you
Your rising sun
My kingdom comes.”

6. Madonna – “Justify My Love”

Madonna has recorded numerous songs charged with sexual energy.

But it doesn’t get sexier than “Justify My Love.”

When it comes to pop erotic songs, this is probably a winner.

“I want to kiss you in Paris
I want to hold your hand in Rome
I want to run naked in a rainstorm
Make love in a train cross-country.”

7. The Weeknd – “Earned It”

The Weeknd is also known for his bedroom-appropriate music.

And “Earned It” is hands down one of his sexiest songs.

The fact that it was featured in the “50 Shades of Grey” is just a lucky coincidence.

8. Yael Naim – “Toxic”

If you prefer slow sexy songs, this one’s for you.

Yael Naim’s cover version of “Toxic” creates a sensual, intimate atmosphere.

And it has just the right amount of Britney’s directness.

9. Cigarettes After Sex – “Apocalypse” 

If the band is called Cigarettes After Sex, there’s a good possibility that they play music for the bedroom.

They have very tender songs though. And “Apocalypse” is one of the good examples.

“Your lips, my lips, apocalypse…”

10. Kavinsky – “Nightcall”

“Nightcall” by Kavinsky gives a strange sensation.

Whether you find it sexy or not, it’s definitely sensual, dreamy, and almost hypnotic.

“There’s something inside you
It’s hard to explain
They’re talking about you, boy
But you’re still the same.”

11. Two Feet – “I Feel Like I’m Drowning”

Don’t let the title mislead you.

“I Feel Like I’m Drowning” is arguably one of the most seductive songs on this list.

It’s slow yet powerful and intense. So, everything you need from music to have sex to.

12. Childish Gambino – “Redbone”

Childish Gambino manages to create a sensual atmosphere in his music in a rather subtle way.

It’s all about the good beat, interesting lyrics, and his authentic energy.

And his popular sultry song “Redbone” is no different. I

13. Beyoncé – “Rocket”

Beyoncé has released many sexy songs during her career. 

But many would agree that “Rocket” is one of her sexiest tunes.

Well, as far as the lyrics are concerned, it most probably is.

“Then dip me under where you can feel my river flow and flow
Hold me ’til I scream for air to breathe
And wash me over until my well runs dry
Send all your sins all over me, baby, me, baby, me.”

14. FKJ & Masego – “Tadow”

FKJ and Masego released “Tadow” in 2018.

It’s a chill jazzy tune that can take your mind somewhere else. 

And what makes this tune even more special is the fact that it was completely improvised.

15. Lana Del Rey – “Burning Desire”

Lana Del Rey is the queen of nostalgic sensual music.

It wasn’t easy to pick just one song, but we decided to go for “Burning Desire.”

“I drive fast, wind in my hair, push it to the limits ’cause I just don’t care
I’ve got a burning desire for you, baby.”

16. Billie Eilish – “Therefore I Am”

Billie’s breathy voice, catchy beat, and a rather seductive mood… “Therefore I Am” has all the elements of a classic sexy song.

Then again, it’s not classic at all. And that makes it even better.

17. Sevdaliza – “Human”

“Human” by Sevdaliza is a hidden gem. And it should definitely be on every sex music playlist.

It’s very captivating, mysterious, and sultry.  

18. U2 – “Bullet In The Sky”

There are countless sexy songs in the rock genre as well.

And there’s no doubt, “Bullet In The Sky” is U2’s sexiest song.

There’s something about that guitar riff that sets the mood just right…

19. Muse – “Supermassive Black Hole”

When it comes to rock sex tunes, Muse definitely comes to mind.

And their song “Supermassive Black Hole” is our winner.

“Oh baby, don’t you know I suffer?
Oh baby, can you hear me moan?
You caught me under false pretenses
How long before you let me go?”

20. Led Zeppelin – “Whole Lotta Love”

“Whole Lotta Love” is a timeless classic.

And as there’s something very lustful about it, it should definitely be a part of this list.

21. Kings of Leon – “Sex On Fire”

You don’t need a lot of explanation for this one.

But besides the obvious meaning and title, “Sex On Fire” is full of sexual tension and passion.

It also feels very liberating.

22. St. Vincent – “Masseduction” 

St. Vincent has a very unique artistic expression.

And her song “Masseduction” is one of the proofs.

The repetitive line “I can’t turn off what turns me on” makes it almost hypnotic.

23. Shakira – “La Tortura” 

Back in the ’90s, Shakira changed the way sexuality is expressed in pop music.

Her authentic belly dance and catchy vibrant songs were something else.

And “La Tortura” is undeniably one of her most iconic songs. After all, she made chopping onions look sexy…

24. DEV – “In The Dark”

The meaning of the song “In The Dark” is quite clear.

And as if the music video is not representative enough, you can check out the lyrics:

“On my waist, through my hair
Think about it when you touch me there
Close my eyes, here you are
All alone dancing in the dark.”

25. Goldfrapp – “Oh La La”

“Oh La La” is obviously a sexy song, but it somehow sounds very classy.

And it’s incredibly catchy and contagious.

“Just glitter lust
Switch me on, turn me up
I want to touch you you’re just
Made for love.”

26. Selena Gomez – “Bad Liar”

Selena Gomez has proved many times that she can sing sexy tunes.

“Bad Liar” has a good beat, a catchy chorus, and a flirty atmosphere.

27. Jessie Ware – “What’s Your Pleasure?”

“Look so pretty dancing sideways
On the floor, your clockwork timing
Spin me round so I’m unwinding
Can you tell it’s real?”

Jessie Ware is a fantastic singer and songwriter.

And she released some of the most sensual dance pop songs of the past decade.

“What’s Your Pleasure?” is one of the favorites.

28. Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up”

Things were a bit different in the early ’90s.

Many would agree that music back then had more charm and subtlety. Well, that might be true to some extent.

Either way, “I Wanna Sex You Up” is a sweet reminder of that music era.

29. Norah Jones – “Turn Me On”

If you like gentle and slow sexy songs, you should add “Turn Me On” by Norah Jones to your playlist.

On the other hand, the lyrics are actually pretty direct…

“Like a flower waiting to bloom
Like a lightbulb in a dark room
I’m just sitting here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on.”

30. Chet Faker – “No Diggity”

Chet Faker knows how to make smooth sultry music.

“No Diggity” is a cover song, but it sounds a lot different than the original.

“Catching feelings is a no
Let me tell you how it goes
Curves the words, spins the verb
Love as it curves so freak what you heard.”

31. Leon Bridges – “Bad Bad News”

The beat of the “Bad Bad News” is addictive. And quite sexy.

“Bad Bad News” should definitely get more recognition.

32. Dua Lipa – “Physical”

Whether you like Dua Lipa or not, you have to admit her music is steaming hot. And in a good 2000s pop sort of way.

And “Physical” is one of her most popular songs for a reason.

Who needs to go to sleep when I got you next to me?

33. Rihanna – “Needed Me”

Of course, we didn’t forget about Rihanna.

After all, she is the embodiment of feminine strength, confidence, and sexuality.

A lot of her songs would fit this list, but we decided on “Needed Me.”

34. Jennifer Lopez – “I’m Into You”

Jennifer Lopez is another icon that deserves to be mentioned.

With her music and attitude, she has helped many young girls feel more confident about themselves.

And her song “I’m Into You” is very straightforward but sensual.

35. H.E.R. – “Focus”

This song will help you focus on, well, whatever you need to focus on.

In “Focus”, H.E.R. is trying to get her partner’s affection.

“But I don’t wanna give up
Baby, I just want you to get up
Lately I’ve been a little fed up
Wish you would just focus on”

36. Lamb – “Wise Enough”

“Wise Enough” has a different kind of sexual energy.

It’s sensual and authentic, and the way it develops towards the end is simply amazing.

It will give you chills.

37. BANKS – “Waiting Game”

If you like “Wise Enough” and dark sexy songs in general, then you’ve probably familiar with Banks.

She expresses sexuality in her music in a very sensual and artistic way. 

38. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Red Right Hand” 

Maybe “Red Right Hand” became sexy after the release of “Peaky Blinders.”

And maybe it’s simply charged with subtle and raw sexual energy.

Either way, it deserves to be here.

39. David Bowie – “Lady Grinning Soul”

“Lady Grinning Soul” is definitely one of Bowie’s sexiest songs.

And that man really had an unparalleled charisma.

“She’ll come, she’ll go
She’ll lay belief on you
Skin sweet with musky odor
The lady from another grinning soul.”

40. Doja Cat – “Woman”

“Woman” sounds like an ode to feminine power and confidence.

And with this song, Doja Cat once again proved she’s a talented singer and songwriter.

41. Kovacs – “50 Shades of Black”

Although it wasn’t featured in a James Bond franchise, “50 Shades of Black” should be on the 007 music playlist.

And you have to admit: there’s something very attractive about that franchise and its theme songs.

Nonetheless, “50 Shades of Black” is playful but seductive, and it has that sweet taste of danger.

42. Selah Sue – “This World”

Let’s continue with the James Bond category.

“This World” is not a 007 theme song, but it sounds like one.

“I fear real danger
This world ain’t simple
But I’m strong, I know how to get out
And I’ll find my way ’cause
‘Cause it’s love, real simple and that’s how it works.”

43. Jack White – “Freedom at 21”

Even the title of this song sounds appealing.

Then you hear everything else.

And if you’ve seen the music video, then you perfectly understand why it’s on the list of the best sexy songs.

44. The Black Keys – “Howlin’ For You”

“Howlin’ For You” definitely has a flirty vibe.

And the lyrics are pretty straightforward about it too:

“I must admit, I can’t explain
Any of these thoughts racin’ through my brain
It’s true
But, baby, I’m howlin’ for you.”

45. The Rolling Stones – “Miss You”

Well, it’s sex and rock and roll…

And The Rolling Stones are familiar with the expression.

Although they have a couple of provocative tracks in their repertoire, we decided to include this classic hit instead.

46. Diplo, Damian Lazarus and Jungle – “Don’t Be Afraid”

“Don’t Be Afraid” is uplifting, catchy, and sensual. And it has an addictive beat.

It’s everything a hot sex song should be.

47. Rhye – “Feel Your Weight (Poolside Remix)”

This song has a similar vibe as “Don’t Be Afraid” but it’s more tender.

In a way, it will help you feel better in your own skin.

48. Portishead – “Glory Box”

“Glory Box” is a type of song that simply pulls you in.

In a way, it’s a celebration of womanhood and romance.

Give me a reason to love you
Give me a reason to be a woman
I just wanna be a woman.

49. Peggy Lee – “Fever”

When it comes to sexy romantic songs, it doesn’t get more iconic than “Fever.”

Released in 1958, “Fever” is truly a timeless hit.

It’s sophisticated, flirty, and sultry.

And it will surely be cherished for many years to come.

50. Nina Simone – “I Put a Spell On You”

Speaking of timeless and iconic…

Nina Simone’s musical legacy surely has a good number of seductive tunes.

And her legendary cover of the song “I Put a Spell On You” is one of them.

It’s classy, unapologetic, sexy… A winning combination.

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed our little sexy playlist!

Of course, there are countless songs that refer to sex in a more direct way.

Although most of the songs on our list are straightforward too, they don’t cross the line of vulgarity.

After all, certain songs are sexy because of their energy, mood, and lyrical subtleties.

In the end, sex is about mutual enjoyment, connection, and raw sensuality, and sexy songs should be about that as well.

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Will Fenton

Will, the founder of MIDDER, is a multifaceted individual with a deep passion for music and personal finance. As a self-proclaimed music and personal finance geek, he has a keen eye for futuristic technologies, especially those that empower creators and the public.

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