Regardless of culture, nation, or gender, sex is universal. In the world of music, there are thousands of songs about getting down and dirty, but which are the best? We’re here with a list of the top (you guessed it) 69 songs about sex.
1. “Sex With Me” by Rihanna
Song Year: 2016
Kicking off the list is the queen of chains and whips herself, Rihanna, and her song “Sex With Me.” Though few modern singers epitomize sex appeal as well as Rihanna, you’d struggle to find a more seductive song in her discography.
Through the song, Rihanna flaunts her sexual prowess and powers of temptation. It’s far from an invitation, though, as the singer blatantly states what sort of lover she needs. It isn’t a time for lovemaking for Rihanna; it’s time to get nasty.
2. “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye
Song Year: 1982
It’s challenging to find a song more iconic in the world of sex tracks than Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing.” With slow, seductive instrumentation and an award-winning soulful voice, Gaye makes his needs and conditions quite clear. Even if you don’t know who Marvin Gaye is, there’s a good chance you recognize this classic.
3. “Earned It” by The Weeknd
Song Year: 2015
What could be sexier than a song from the official soundtrack for the movie Fifty Shades of Grey? The Weeknd’s song “Earned It” is a seductive and romantic song less focused on the act of sex and more on all the emotion that goes on.
Through the song, Abel Tesfaye sings about how welcome surprises are. Slow, sensual, and sexy, it’s a song well at home, from casual playlists to your bedroom mix.
4. “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” by D’Angelo
Song Year: 2000
You’ll find very few lists of songs about sex that don’t mention D’Angelo’s “Untitled.” As maybe one of the sexiest songs of all time, the soul singer’s soothing voice has been riling up couples for decades.
The song was sexy enough to snag a victorious nomination for the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. From captivating falsettos to a delicious rumble, your sex playlist simply can’t function without this track.
5. “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael
Song Year: 1987
With maybe the bluntest song title ever, George Michael’s “I Want Your Sex” is as clear as the singer’s desire. With Michael’s strange instrumentation and a tantalizing music video, you have a track that’s oozing sex appeal. Michael’s song even includes accepting a lack of consent and moving on, maybe the sexiest thing anyone could ever do.
6. “Climax” by Usher
Song Year: 2012
Just as blunt as George Michael, we have Usher’s “Climax.” Rather than focusing on the deed itself, Usher’s track looks at what happens after you’ve both reached the point of no return.
Here, Usher sings about trying to keep things going once they’ve reached their peak. Stuck somewhere between love, sex, and heartbreak, it’s a fantastic song to listen to alone. Your partner may not enjoy hearing this during the act, so be careful when adding this song to your playlist!
7. “WAP” by Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion
Song Year: 2020
“WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion is a raunchy song depicting acts that make many blush. “WAP” is an acronym that we won’t repeat here, but Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are more than happy to repeat it ad nauseum.
When it comes to dirty, filthy sex, you won't find many songs more enrapturing than this one. With an addictive beat and lyrics that’ll leave you panting, the only thing on your mind other than sex will be how in the world this song became a Kidz Bop remake.
8. “These Walls” by Kendrick Lamar
Song Year: 2015
Kendrick Lamar’s album To Pimp a Butterfly is a profoundly spiritual, philosophical, and conceptual wondering on dozens of topics. “These Walls” is a sex-filled traipse through thoughts of love and sexuality.
For the first few verses, Lamar sings and raps through an astonishing number of sexual innuendos. By the last verse, the song turns to taunting a rival locked behind bars, bragging about his sexual prowess and how much the woman in the song’s body sings for him.
9. “Gett Off” by Prince
Song Year: 1991
Prince is among the most notable sex icons in modern history, and songs like “Gett Off” are testaments to that reputation. Through the track, Prince sings about the 23 positions he intends to tackle through a one-night stand. To Prince, the location doesn’t matter nearly as much as the goal he and his partners have in mind.
10. “Feelin’ Myself” by Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj
Song Year: 2014
If you’re looking for some explicit, raunchy lyrics, look no further than “Feelin’ Myself” by Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj. These two modern queens use this track to make their sex appeal undeniable.
Rapping about sexual prowess, a flawless body, and unmatched skills in bed, there is a sexy nature to this track. Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj pair each other with incredible singing voices and an unstoppable flow lyrically.