55 Best Songs About Sex of All Time

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Written By Will Fenton

Founder of MidderMusic. From numerous bands to stints working in music shops, read more about me on the 'Here's My Story' page!

It’s no secret that music is a powerful medium for expressing emotion and inspiring change. 

But what about sex?

Sex is universal and unaffected by culture, country, or gender. So it’s only natural that we love songs that talk about sex.

You’ve got the moves, you’ve got the touch, and now you’ve got the playlist. 

Whether you’re looking for a song that’s going to get you in the mood or music that’s going to get your tail wagging, we’ve got 55 of the best songs about sex.

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1. “LOVE” by Kendrick Lamar ft. Zacari

We were captivated from the first few seconds by the song “Love,” which caught our attention-starved eyes.

A deep lead vocal with just the proper amount of distortion follows a grungy kick and a sub-bass that unexpectedly slides up in the opening.

Even though it’s rare, there are many occasions when a rap song will be both very seductive and sweetly romantic.

2. “Sex With Me” by Rihanna

Rihanna’s “Sex With Me” is one of the top pop songs about sex.

There aren’t many modern singers that express sex appeal as effectively as Rihanna, but it would be difficult to find a more seductive song in her catalogue.

Rihanna displays her sexual skills and seductive abilities in the song. The singer clearly states what kind of partner she wants; therefore, it’s far from an invitation.

It’s time to go nasty for Rihanna; this is not the time for making love.

3. “The Great Gig In The Sky” by Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd’s slowly-evolving masterpiece demonstrates that silence may sometimes speak louder than words.

Even progressive rock can smoulder, as seen by the lead singer’s raspy, lyricless screams, which are accompanied by a powerful background track.

4. “Good For You” by Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky

Selena Gomez’s “Good for You” featuring A$AP Rocky is one of the best sexually charged songs.

We’re not sure whether any of those perfectly chosen outfits will still be in place by the time the song is done, even though it’s about getting dressed up to look good for your partner.

5. “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye

It’s difficult to find sexual songs more popular than Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing.” Gaye makes his needs and demands very clear with slow, seductive music and an excellent soul voice.

There’s a strong chance you recognize this famous song even if you don’t know who Marvin Gaye is.

6. “Earned It” by The Weeknd

What could be more seductive than a song from Fifty Shades of Grey’s official soundtrack?

“Earned It,” a seductive and romantic song by The Weeknd, is more concerned with the emotions that are experienced than with the act of having sex.

Abel Tesfaye sings about how pleasant surprises are throughout the song.

It works well on both bedroom and casual playlists since it is slow, seductive, and romantic.

7. “Weak” by Flo Milli

“Weak” is a discussion Milli has with herself about the advantages and disadvantages of her various acquaintances.

With all her sexual freedom and strength, Milli shares her thoughts on which gender is truly the weaker one.

This song powerfully shows the notion that everything is about sex except for sex, which is about power.

It’s a wild ride through the fundamentals of sexual selection set to a catchy soundtrack that will make it rain.

8. “Bon Appetit” by Katy Perry ft. Migos

This sexual music has a powerful beat behind an enticing chorus, and we’re the fish. It’s another example of sensual food innuendo.

With naughty lyrics and a slick voice that sounds like finger food for the ears, Perry bastes us in flour, oil, and double wordplay. “Bon Appetit” makes us hungry, but not for food.

This hunger is sparked by the initial sweet squirt of the music video’s title scene and a thousand hands kneading and prepping Perry’s body.

9. “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” by D’Angelo

There aren’t many collections of songs about sex that don’t include “Untitled” by D’Angelo.

The soothing voice of the recording artist has been energizing lovers for decades as perhaps one of the sexiest songs of all time.

The song was seductive enough to earn a nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

Your sex playlist would be incomplete without this song, which has seductive, raspy vocals and a mouthwatering rumble.

10. “FYI I Wanna F Your A” by Ninja Sex Party

Could there be a top sex songs list without Ninja Sex Party?

Although almost all of their songs are sexual, “FYI, I Wanna F Your A” is the most explicitly sexual.

The entire song was comically written and has innuendo and initialisms, but it’s more likely to make you laugh than make you moan.

11. “Physical” by Dua Lipa

“Physical” makes us want to dance like Jane Fonda wearing only a headband—another collision of colors and hot synths bringing disco back.

Every line Dua Lipa sings has a sexy vocal growl at the end that makes us think of one thing, and it isn’t spiritual.

This one will get your heart racing if you’re in the mood to make love like it’s the 1980s.

12. “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

The song is a rare acoustic guitar-driven song with strong country music origins that has the seductive skills to be included on a list of songs for sex, but Gaga and Cooper plunge in deep and pull it off.

The intertwined voices of this duo are so passionate that even if the beat doesn’t blow you away, it will melt every speaker it comes out of.

13. “Climax” by Usher

“Climax” is one of the best seductive songs released in 2012.

Usher’s song analyzes what happens after you both pass the point of no return, rather than concentrating on the act itself.

Usher sings in this song about striving to maintain momentum after things have peaked.

It’s a great song to listen to by yourself since it’s caught in the middle of love, sex, and heartbreak.

Be careful while adding this song to your playlist because your partner might not like hearing it during the act.

14. “WAP” by Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion

The raunchy song “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion has seductive acts that would make most people blush.

This is one of the best pop songs about sex. There aren’t many songs more seductive when it comes to dirty, filthy sex than this one.

The only thing on your mind besides sex will be how this song ended up as a Kidz Bop remix due to its enticing beat and unthinkably hot lyrics.

15. “Sexy MF” by Prince

In a song meant to be sexy, Prince may be the only artist in music history to successfully rap the cringe-inducing meta-superlative “mostest.”

His swagger gets us to ignore the nursery rhyme lines, and the rest of the song sizzles with passion.

If you pay great attention, you can hear the bass frolicking underneath the horn sections’ raging sounds.

It will compel you to play and yell along if you give in to it.

16. “Straight To Number One” by Touch and Go

This song’s beginning gentle voice and slow bongo beat will drag your ears through molasses if you want it slow.

Over a metallic melody of fluffy hi-hats, the chorus develops into sparkling piano notes.

It creates the perfect background for a romantic evening that begins with flowers and slow dancing and finishes with even slower lovemaking.

17. “These Walls” by Kendrick Lamar

“These Walls” is a sex-filled adventure through romantic and sexually charged thoughts.

Lamar sings and raps through an amazing number of sexual innuendos in the song’s first lines.

In the song’s last verse, a rival who is imprisoned is taunted while he boasts about his sexual skills and how much the woman who sings for him in the song adores him.

18. “Gett Off” by Prince

This is a typical Prince song—a song about sex.

Songs like “Gett Off” are proof that Prince is one of the most well-known sex icons in modern history.

Prince sings throughout the song about the 23 positions he desires to perform in a single night.

Prince is more concerned with the objective he and his partners have in mind than the actual location.

19. “Use Me” by Bill Withers

Bill Withers frequently wrote songs of inspiration, but this song revealed that he was also capable of embracing his sensual side.

In an attempt to strike a balance between jaunty and jagged, “Use Me” portrays the well-known tale of a man who is unwilling to leave a toxic relationship because the good parts are too good, unintentionally suggesting that using others isn’t always terrible.

20. “Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus” by Serge Gainsbourg

The name of this song may escape your memory, but I guarantee you can still recall its breathless literal climax.

The nasty bassline seamlessly transitions into the melodic organ licks while the singing duo ignores them both and continues with the microphone still recording.

There is a rumour that, unlike Donna Summer’s, the “backup vocals” for this song were authentic.

Whatever the case, when the song was, shall we say, released in the 1970s, it is nevertheless banned in Britain.

21. “Feelin’ Myself” by Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé

Look no further than Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj’s “Feelin’ Myself” if you’re searching for some dirty, filthy lyrics.

This song is used by these two prominent queens to demonstrate how seductive they are.

There is a sensual aspect to this music, which raps about sexual power, a gorgeous body, and outstanding abilities in bed.

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj complement one another with amazing singing voices and powerful lyrical flows.

22. “Like A Virgin” by Madonna

With lyrics that emphasize romance and love, Madonna’s classic song “Like a Virgin” makes an appearance on our list of the best songs about sex.

Based on the title alone, you may believe that the song is about inexperience or mediocre performance, but this is not the case.

In this song, Madonna describes how her newfound love makes her feel young and pure.

It seems as though she has reclaimed her innocence and is falling in love for the first time.

It’s a sweet love song that still cries out for another person’s touch without being too sexual.

23. “Even If It Hurts” by Tei Shi ft. Blood Orange

This captivating exploration of love and grief is soaked with reverb and emotional anguish.

Any daydreaming pair will enjoy the soothing soundtrack created by the fairy voices and melancholy music.

24. “Miss You” by The Rolling Stones

Keith’s jazzy guitar chords, Bill’s rolling bass, and Mick’s groaning blend beautifully together.

The Rolling Stones’ song “Miss You,” which was released when they were still on a roll, has a lustful rhythm that you can feel in the band’s expressions as they lock eyes and sing the song’s wordless chorus.

25. “Wet Dreamz” by J. Cole

In the song, J. Cole raps about a fictitious virgin who falls in love with a woman he thinks is the pick of the litter.

Instead of telling the truth, the narrator boasts to the girl about his prowess in bed and his extensive experience.

The girl asks him to be gentle because it’s her first time, shocking the narrator as the disguise is working.

26. “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks

Almost 60 years after its release, “You Really Got Me” has gained a reputation as one of the most classic sexual innuendo songs.

The number of covers for this popular song exceeds 100.

Van Halen’s rendition is perhaps the most well-known, and many people believe it to be more well-liked than the original.

27. “First” by SoMo

A trap beat that is just the ideal tempo for grinding is punctuated by SoMo’s lonesome, melancholy piano notes, while the layered background synthesizers sing along like a voyeuristic R&B choir.

The singer’s abs were the focal point of the song’s video.

A beautiful touch is his tanned torso rising from the dark water, as well as the skin gliding over the skin while the singer performs his songs with his on-screen partner.

28. “Tear You Apart” by She Wants Revenge

The delicate baritone of the lead singer’s voice gives his dangerously obsessive lyrics an infectiously sexy quality.

This is a schoolyard song about a young couple’s first crush, yet it has the sexual intensity of a horror film.

A hypnotic chain of power chords encircles your wrists and carries you to the bottom of the ocean while the ominous bass rumbles in your throat.

29. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” express the time’s absence of satisfying relationships and sexual options.

This song has endured the test of time better than most rock songs about romance.

Many people prefer it since it doesn’t have any sexually explicit lyrics and instead uses innuendo.

30. “I’m On Fire” by Bruce Springsteen

The song’s first lines by Bruce Springsteen are creepy by today’s standards.

It was one of the top sexual songs in the 1990s.

Although the song’s unusual language asks about the girl’s father, Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” depicts lust as an all-consuming desire.

Springsteen pleads with the object of his desire to let him have her while singing about almost losing control.

He sings on wet sheets and freight trains in an innuendo-filled frolic through the streets, confident that he can win her heart better than the man who already does.

31. “TKN” by Rosalía & Travis Scott

Rosalia contributed to the production of this mutant powerhouse, the offspring of flamenco and reggaeton.

Her seductive crooning vocals, which have the aura of someone who knows she will always get what she wants, go well with Scott’s gently autotuned baritone.

He works hard to speak Spanish, blending his voice a few octaves lower to support her multilingual chorus vocals, and even raps a few Latino slang phrases.

32. “In The Morning” by ZHU

The contrast between a lead voice with a slightly lower pitch and backup harmonies that gasp suggestively is something we find very appealing.

ZHU’s trademark distorted beat is ridden like a halfpipe by the warm, gooey liquid sound, engulfing your ears and penetrating your flesh.

If you enjoy a good morning session, or “un maanero,” as it is known in Spanish, you won’t be able to help but bounce along to the kick’s relentless intensity.

33. “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” can be said to be one of the best sex songs of all time.

It is also one of the sexiest songs on the list, but it has a unique vibe.

Nine Inch Nails appear with a lusty track that has a menacing vibe at this point.

The narrator’s sole hope for a perfect life is a carnal night of sex that will draw them closer to God.

34. “Touch My Body” by Mariah Carey

The chart-topper from 2008, “Touch My Body,” is one of the sexiest songs, and it shows that Mariah Carey is more than just a Christmas song.

In this mid-tempo R&B and pop song, the pop diva makes it clear what she wants.

The song’s lyrics have a dual purpose: while describing her fantasies for sexual experiences, she also cautions her partner against disclosing details of their private meeting.

35. “White Tee” by Summer Walker

It may seem strange that one of our all-time sexiest songs begins with a guest singer pleading with the listener not to make him dirty, but the vocal fry and the sensual, half-spoken verses imply the words may be intended to be humorous.

The unapologetically sensual supporting chorus may just persuade you that actions speak louder than words, and the crackling snare will make you want to pound along with its beat.

36. “Video Phone” by Beyoncé

This song could just convince you to make an explicit video with your partner if you’ve ever considered doing so.

Beyoncé’s strong vocals and brave lyrics will dare you to take out your phone and record.

Beyoncé is very clear about what she wants, and she will make you share that desire.

37. “She” by Tyler, The Creator

Tyler The Creator’s song “She” is also featured in our list of the best songs about sex.

The song transforms into a violent, sinister track with an undeniable sexual charge as the mood is one of sexual frustration.

38. “Whole Lotta Rosie” by AC/DC

The narrator of the song speaks about a huge and gorgeous woman.

Even though some of the lyrics may flag women as objectifying, it is a stunning testament to the sexual appeal of plus-sized people.

39. “Turn Your Lights Down Low” by Bob Marley

There aren’t many voices as recognizable as Bob Marley’s, and it doesn’t get much more intriguing than when Lauryn Hill sings alongside him in “Turn Your Lights Down Low.”

In this song, Marley urges the woman he desires to turn down the lights so he may give her the greatest romantic night possible.

This song is a necessary addition to your sex music playlist because of its soothing instrumentals and fascinating lyrics.

40. “What’s Your Pleasure?” by Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware understands just how to offer you the sexual songs you desire, complete with breathy lyrics that say explicit things.

With its wave of neon synthesizers and roller-skating beats, “What’s Your Pleasure?” brought disco back to the shores of the year 2020, and Ware’s seductive voice effectively argues in favour of hopeful action over wishful thinking.

41. “Pony” by Ginuwine

You can’t help but get in the mood when you hear the unique rasp of the halting vocalized synth.

Some people might find the lyrics to be overly directive, but others will like being instructed on what to do.

This music can deliver, whether you want to put on a show for your lover in the style of Channing Tatum or skip the business and get right into the pleasure.

42. “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” by Cigarettes After Sex

The slow bass, subtle guitar strumming, and ambient pipe organ sounds in this song will motivate you to take your time when you’re not in the mood to rush.

More ear erotica than ear p*rn, it radiates a romantic atmosphere, ideal for an afternoon spent cuddling up to your special someone while the rain patters against the misty windowpane.

43. “Señorita” by Justin Timberlake

In this song, Timberlake talks about attempting to get a woman’s attention.

Despite the name, there isn’t much Spanish, but don’t let that stop you from dancing with your favourite person to this sexual rock song.

44. “Let Me Love You On A Backroad” by Corey Smith

One of the best songs for sex is this one by Corey Smith.

“Let Me Love You On A Backroad” by Corey Smith is a song that says it all in the title.

Although there is no indication of an apology in the lyrics, Smith does apologize for performing a nasty song in the live rendition. Saying that he only desires to do it once while travelling and swearing to keep it a secret,

Smith assures that he will finish in time to complete the movie.

45. “Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too” by Say

A humorous song, “Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too,” is performed by the American rock band Say Anything.

The vocalist braggingly claims that he was able to get someone to touch themselves with just a phone call, which lightens the mood and serves as a parody of other explicitly sexual songs.

46. “I Just Wanna Make Love To You” by Etta James

You’ll want to get on and swing right along with it when you hear this sassy, swinging song by 60s icon Etta James.

Like a crocodile devouring a kitten, her voice suddenly transitions from raspy and jarring to silky smooth.

This song, like others by James, is recognized for its brutally honest lyrics.

47. “Do You Mind” by The XX

We can’t help but think of love when we hear this song’s smokey vocals and rippling guitar riffs.

You could hear the muffled beat and then notice the shy politeness of the words that nearly made you question if the singer wanted to jump you or take you home to meet her parents.

You won’t dislike this one at all if you’re a sucker for a delicate touch.

48. “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa

Salt-N- Pepa’s classic dance song “Push It” earned the band a Grammy nomination and made them the first female rap act to achieve platinum status.

“Push It” is one of the hottest seductive songs you can discover and is used in everything from commercials to clubs and ballrooms to bedrooms.

49. “Our Queens (One Is Many, Many Are One)” by Daughters

The American rock band Daughters creates a blisteringly hot celebration of sexuality with this noise-punk blast.

It’s a high-octane, sexual song to want, focusing on a lady who travels the world sleeping as a fleet of men wait for their turn.

50. “First of May” by Jonathan Coulton

“First of May” by Coulton is one of the ideal songs for sex.

The majority of Jonathan Coulton’s songs are comical, and “First of May” is no exception.

Coulton celebrates the season for outdoor sex by singing about the arrival of summer.

He locates a naked picnic where the rest of the crowd is partying by going through his contacts list.

51. “Lover I Don’t Have To Love” by Bright Eyes

“Lover, I Don’t Have to Love,” a song about sex by Bright Eyes, is here to express clearly that sex doesn’t always have to be about love.

The lyrics centre on addiction and casualness, wishing for a romantic night without having to develop feelings and attachments.

52. “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael

“I Want Sex” by George Michael is one of the few songs with sex in the title.

As indicated by the song’s title, “I Want Your Sex” contains several sexual lyrics that, at the time of its release, may have caused some controversy.

Even now, listening to this song puts us in a funky, retroactively sexual mood that is characterized by the smell of musky men and the dazzling energy of the 1980s.

53. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard

Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard is arguably one of the most sexual songs of its decade, which is quite a statement.

The 1980s mega-group song, which uses the concept of sexual gratification as its metaphor, propelled the English rock band to the second spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

It’s a seductive, sticky song about sexuality that’s full of innuendos.

54. “Caress Me Down” by Sublime

You don’t have to be multilingual to understand how sexy “Caress Me Down” by Sublime is.

It is sung in both English and Spanish.

The song is about a boy in Mexico and his relationships with women.

The song was never released as a single by Sublime, yet it nevertheless received a lot of airplay.

55. “Take Off Your Pants” by Planet Booty

“Take Off Your Pants” by Planet Booty is a heartfelt demand rather than merely a request.

The musical band starts the sex music by praising a woman with a series of compliments.

By the conclusion, with a full brass section supporting them, the band is almost pleading thanks to the escalating instruments and amazing voices.

Songs About Sex – Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed our list of the 55 best songs about sex! 

We know that sex is a tricky topic to talk about, and we’re so glad we could make it easier for you by compiling this list. 

We believe that this list should provide you with some insight into what sex can mean to you and your partner and maybe even inspire a few songs for your playlist.

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