69 Best Songs About Sex

Best Songs About Sex

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.

11. “Like A Virgin” by Madonna

Song Year: 1984

Madonna’s hit song “Like A Virgin” finds its way onto our best songs about sex list with lyrics that focus on romance and love. You may assume the song is about inexperience or an amateur performance based on the title, but this is far from the case.

Here, Madonna sings about how her newfound love makes her feel new and pure. It’s as if she’s recaptured her innocence and is experiencing love for the first time. It’s a heartwarming love song that still screams out for the touch of another without being too blatant about the desire.

12. “Wet Dreamz” by J. Cole

Song Year: 2014

J. Cole’s “Wet Dreamz” is another song meant to capture that newfound innocence but contrasts Madonna’s track by focusing on actual virginity. Through the song, J. Cole raps about a fictional virgin character smitten with a girl he believes has her pick of the litter.

Rather than be honest, the narrator seduces the girl by bragging about his sexual skills and many experiences. As the ruse works, the narrator is shocked to find the girl asking him to be gentle, as it’s her first time.

13.“You Really Got Me” by The Kinks

Song Year: 1964

How could a band called The Kinks not have a song for this list? “You Really Got Me” has become a sexually-charged classic in the almost sixty years since its release.

There are over 100 cover versions of this classic song. Arguably the most famous version is Van Halen’s, which many consider more popular than the original.

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

Song Year: 1965

The Kinks weren’t the only ones sexing up the sixties. The Rolling Stones and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” declare a lack of sexual options and a general lack of satisfaction for the time.

Amongst lust-centered rock songs, this track has withstood the test of time better than most. Many favor it for its lack of sexually explicit lyrics and enjoy it for the innuendo it utilizes instead.

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

Song Year: 1984

By modern standards, the opening lines on Springsteen’s lust-fueled track are…creepy. Despite the strange wording inquiring about the girl’s daddy, Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” shows the all-consuming desire of lust.

Singing about nearly losing control, Springsteen implores the object of his desire to let him take her. Insisting that he can do a better job than the man that currently has her heart, he sings on soaked sheets and freight trains in an innuendo-filled romp through the streets.

16. “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails

Song Year: 1994.

“Closer” by Nine Inch Nails is as explicit as the most raunchy song on this list, but with a different energy. Here, Nine Inch Nails arrive with a horny track with sinister energy. With a flawed existence, the narrator’s only hope is for a carnal night of sex to bring them closer to God.

17. “Touch My Body” by Mariah Carey

Song Year: 2008

Mariah Carey is more than annual Christmas tracks in the 2008 chart-topper “Touch My Body.” The pop icon makes her desires clear in this mid-tempo song with R&B and pop mix.

The lyrics have a double meaning; while walking us through her sexual fantasies, she warns her lover about sharing information about their secret rendezvous.

18. “She” by Tyler, The Creator

Song Year: 2011

“She” by Tyler, The Creator joins our list of songs about sex. The vibe is sexual frustration, and the song becomes a violent, sinister track with an undeniable sexual charge.

19. “Whole Lotta Rosie” by AC/DC

Song Year: 1977

AC/DC has a massive chunk of songs that could land on this list, but “Whole Lotta Rosie” takes the cake. Through the song, the narrator discusses a large and beautiful woman. It’s a gorgeous testament to the sex appeal of plus-sized people, even if some of the lyrics might dip into objectification.

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

Song Year: 1977

Few voices are more iconic than Bob Marley’s, and with Lauryn Hill joining him in “Turn Your Lights Down Low,” you can hardly get more suggestive. This track shows Marley encouraging the object of his desire to let her lights down so he can give her the best night of love. With gentle instrumentals and captivating lyrics, your playlist isn’t complete without this track.

21. “Señorita” by Justin Timberlake

Song Year: 2002

The fourth single off Justin Timberlake’s first solo album, “Señorita” features an R&B, jazz, and pop tempo. Timberlake sings about trying to garner the attention of a woman. Despite the name, there’s little Spanish, but don’t let that stop you from grooving along to the track with your favorite dance partner.

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

Song Year: 2011

The song title says it all in Corey Smith’s “Let Me Love You On A Backroad.” In the live version, Smith apologizes for singing a dirty song, but there’s no hint of apology in the lyrics. Saying he just wants to do it on the road once and promising to keep it secret, Smith promises to be done in time to still make the movie.

23. “Say So” by Doja Cat

Song Year: 2019

“Say So” is one of the most played pop songs of the last few years, and American rapper Doja Cat has plenty to say. The lyrics detail exchanging glances and flirting with someone you’ve never met but feel a connection with, even from across a room. The music video features a dance battle with a handyman and sexual innuendos, and a desire to get down to it.

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

Song Year: 2005

American rock band Say Anything comes through with a comedy track in “Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too.” Lightening the mood and working as a satire of other heavily sexual tracks, the singer brags about how he managed to get someone to touch themselves with just a phone call.

25. “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa

Song Year: 1986

Salt-N-Pepa’s classic dance number “Push It”  grabbed the group a Grammy nomination and helped them become the first female rap act to go Platinum.  From commercials to clubs, ballrooms to bedrooms, “Push It” is one of the sexiest dance songs you can find.

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

Song Year: 2010

With this noise-punk blast, American rock band Daughters writes a blisteringly horny celebration of sexuality. Focusing on a woman sleeping her way around the world and the fleet of men waiting for their chance, it’s a high-octane and distorted anthem to desire.

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

Song Year: 2002

Sex doesn’t always have to be about love, and “Lover I Don’t Have To Love” by Bright Eyes is here to say that loudly. Hoping for a night of passion without having to develop feelings and attachment, the lyrics focus on addiction and casualness.

28. “First of May” by Jonathan Coulton

Song Year: 2003

Jonathan Coulton’s songs are primarily comedic, and “First of May” is no different. Singing about the arrival of summer, Coulton celebrates the arrival of the season for outdoor sex. Working through his contacts list, he finds his way to a naked picnic with the rest of the celebrating populace.

29. “The No Pants Dance” by TWRP

Song Year: TWRP

“The No Pants Dance” by Canadian rock band TWRP joins their collection of electronic bangers that fit every mood. An intriguing group, TWRP always performs in full costume. In this high-tempo single, the lyrics prioritize seduction as the singers groove their way towards nudity with their favorite dancing partner.

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

Song Year: 1987

Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” is possibly one of the most sexual songs of its decade, and that’s saying something. The 80s mega-group ballad is a metaphor for sexual gratification, and it landed the English rock band at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Filled with innuendos, it’s a sticky, sweet anthem to sexuality.

31. “Double Team” by Tenacious D

Song Year: 2001

Tenacious D is no stranger to sexual tracks, but “Double Team” hits the mark more than most. The American comedy rock duo consists of actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, and the lyrics to this song depict the song title. Throughout the track, the singers describe their plan for a sexual encounter in which they share a woman.

32. “Caress Me Down” by Sublime

Song Year: 1996

“Caress Me Down” by Sublime is sung in English and Spanish, but you don’t need to be bilingual to know just how sexual this track is. The song tells a story about a boy in Mexico and his relationships with women. Sublime never released the song as a single, but it still garnered a lot of radio time.

33. “Monstrance Clock” by Ghost

Song Year: 2013

“Monstrance Clock” by the Swedish rock band Ghost isn’t seductive on the surface, but if you have a taste for metal, your playlist isn’t complete without it. The song literally celebrates the female orgasm with a hefty dose of devil worship. Once you’ve lowered the lights, it’s as easy as following the band’s instructions.

34. “Take Off Your Pants” by Planet Booty

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Song Year: 2014

Planet Booty’s “Take Off Your Pants” is more than a request; it’s a soulful demand. The song begins with the musical trio giving a list of compliments to a female. Through the building instrumentation and stunning vocals, the band is practically pleading by the end, with an entire brass section to back them up.

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

Song Year: 2013

Could a list of the best songs about sex be made without a band named Ninja Sex Party? Nearly all of their songs are sexual, but “FYI I Wanna F Your A” is about as blunt as you can get. Comedically written, the entire track is initialisms and innuendo, though it’s more likely to get you laughing than moaning.

36. “Jigolo Har Megiddo” by Ghost

Song Year: 2013

Ghost makes our songs about sex list for the second time with “Jigolo Har Megiddo.” These lyrics are less obvious and filled with innuendos and metaphors. The song is about lust and the melody follows the well-endowed devil impregnating as many women as possible.

37. “Tommy the Cat” by Primus

Song Year: 1989

American rock band Primus joins our list with their single “Tommy the Cat.” Much more groovy and bass-heavy than other tracks, the song follows the titular character’s story. We see Tommy trying to find a night in bed with the most beautiful cat in the alley, seducing her through his reputation and song.

38. “Pull My Hair” by Bright Eyes

Song Year: 1998

Bright Eyes also joins our list for a second time with “Pull My Hair.” This song is more carnally sexual than “Lover I Don’t Have To Love,” seen earlier on the list. These lyrics feature the singer asking his lover to be rough and vicious with him so that he can feel desired. It’s physical, dirty, and just a touch bittersweet.

39. “Moon Song” by Phoebe Bridgers

Song Year: 2020

“Moon Song” by Phoebe Bridgers isn’t explicitly about sex, but there’s no shortage of mentions on the track. Bridgers, an American indie rock singer and songwriter, opens by carrying her lover home and ending up with a tongue down her throat. It's a quiet testament to desire with stripped-back instrumentals and a soothing voice.

40. “Desperate Guys” by The Faint

Song Year: 2004

American rock band The Faint has no shortage of sexual tracks, but “Desperate Guys” is one of the loudest. Singing on desperation and frustration, the narrator decides to keep his desires secret to avoid appearing pathetic.

41. “Friend Zone” by Thundercat

Song Year: 2017

Stephen Lee Bruner, better known by his stage name Thundercat, writes and sings bout the dreaded “Friend Zone.” The song, appropriately released on Valentine’s Day, wallows in the friend zone. Thundercat explains he has plenty of friends as it is, and at the end, he’d rather be playing Diablo than dealing with a lover’s drama anyway. 2 A.M. phone calls had better be booty calls, not lover drama.

42. “Redbone” by Childish Gambino

Song Year: 2016

Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” has remained unbelievably popular since its 2016 release. Given the sexual content and the soothingly seductive vocals of the track, there’s a good chance most of the plays for this song came from the bedroom.

Still, something is haunting about the track. Some lyrics are a warning to keep your guard up, while others are viscerally seductive.

43. “Sic Transit Gloria… Glory Fades” by Brand New

Song Year: 2003

Known for their emo music, the American rock band Brand New is next on our list. While it can be difficult to spot without listening to the lyrics closely, the song is about losing one’s virginity without consent.

Told in third-person, the lyrics follow a young man pressured into a night with a much more experienced woman. Despite his evident lack of desire, the woman presses on, with the young man insisting it’s the last time he’ll allow her to take advantage of him.

44. “Want You Bad” by The Offspring

Song Year: 2000

“Want You Bad” by The Offspring has you covered if you need a punk track to set the mood. With a music video filled with visual metaphors and lyrics that bluntly scream out desire, your playlist needs this song as badly as the narrator needs his woman to be bad in the bedroom.

45. “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X

Song Year: 2021

“MONTERO” by Lil Nas X is a popular track among the gay community, especially as Lil Nas X released the track not long after revealing his homosexuality. You can't escape this song's desire with its camp-filled video, seductive lyrics, and a danceable beat.

46. “Milkshake” by Kelis

Song Year: 2003

“Milkshake” by American singer Kelis alludes to a woman’s sexual energy and how she stands out amongst her peers. One of the most flauntingly seductive songs you can find, this iconic track shows Kelis bragging about her prowess and offering to teach lesser women at a price.

47. “Grind With Me” by Pretty Ricky

Song Year: 2009

Whether on a bed or a dance floor, “Grind With Me” by Pretty Ricky is an addictively seductive song. Reaching number seven on Billboard’s Top 100, the R&B hip hop single includes adult lyrics. Sensual at the hook and hype on the verses, it’s a song that fits nearly any mood outside a church hall.

48. “The Sweetest Taboo” by Sade

Song Year: 1985

Across music’s history, you’ll find few singers more entrancing than Sade, and “The Sweetest Taboo” proves that. The English band, named after their lead singer, describes the height of sexual pleasure. The track is as loving as it is sexual as it depicts the man who gets her there.

49. “My Neck, My Back” by Khia

Song Year: 2001

Among the more vulgar and sexual songs, Khia’s “My Neck, My Back” is a simple list of instructions. The lyrics were largely edited to create a radio-friendly version. The song quickly became a club regular as Khia raps where she’d like you to lick.

50. “Connect the Dots” by The Spill Canvas

Song Year: 2007

Somewhere between lustful and loving, “Connect the Dots” by The Spill Canvas sings of eternal devotion to the song's subject. For the chorus, it turns sexually captivating before switching to a soothingly enrapturing instrumental.

51. “Lollipop” by Lil Wayne

Song Year: 2008

To be clear, Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop” isn’t referring to candy. One of the most iconically horny songs of the Bling era, the song spent five weeks at the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 and is Lil Wayne’s most successful single. Lil Wayne won a Grammy for Best Rap Song with his crooning voice and sexual innuendos.

52. “CPR” by CupcakKe

Song Year: 2017

The fellatio innuendos are abounding in CupcakKe’s “CPR.” The American rapper is known for being unstoppably sexual, and “CPR” details her sexual adventures.

53. “Chanel” by Frank Ocean

Song Year: 2017

“Chanel” by Frank Ocean packs a few punches, but most of them are to flaunt Ocean’s boyfriend. Stating that his new guy is as pretty as any woman and flaunting their sexuality, it’s a fantastic track for flexing everything from wealth to a gorgeous man.

54. “Satisfaction” by Benny Benassi

Song Year: 2003

Lyrically, Benassi’s iconic “Satisfaction” is rather stripped back. But there’s just enough going on for you to know exactly what the robotic narrator needs. Push and touch until reaching satisfaction, then start over again.

55. “Bad Touch” by The Bloodhound Gang

Song Year: 1999

The Bloodhound Gang’s “Bad Touch” has one of the most danceable bass lines. Invoking Prince and the Discovery Channel, this wildly quotable groove is a favorite for comedians and sex-lovers.

56. “Sex Machine” by James Brown

Song Year: 1970

With the full title of “Get Up, I Feel Like Being Like a Sex Machine,” James Brown’s song couldn’t spell it out much more blatantly. Primarily an instrumental with some danceable hooks, this is a great song to play in the background while you follow suit.

57. “Checkmarks” by The Academy Is…

Song Year: 2005

In contrast to most of this list, “Checkmarks” by The Academy Is somewhat condemns promiscuity. Chiding a nameless subject for being disloyal and easy to bed, it’s a strongly sex-focused track for emo lovers.

58. “Worked Up So Sexual” by The Faint

Song Year: 1999

The Faint’s lusty discography peaks with “Worked Up So Sexual,” bringing a critique to a sex-focused culture. Applauding a woman for spending her night surrounded by a circle of men, the song is as graphic and sexy as it is captivating.

59. “Red Hands” by The Dear Hunter

Song Year: 2004

“Red Hands” by The Dear Hunter makes our list of the best songs about sex, but it should stay away from your sex playlist. Focused on infidelity and heartbreak following a cheating lover, “Red Hands” combines a beautiful instrumental with downright agonizing lyrics.

60. “She” by Harry Styles

Song Year: 2019

Harry Styles’ single “She” is a psychedelic love song that primarily focuses on a female subject. Wholly fixated on her beauty and the schedule of her days, it’s an adorably desirous track that makes excellent background music during the act.

61. “Pretty Please” by Dua Lipa

Song Year: 2021

Dua Lipa’s “Pretty Please” holds an element of relief that one feels when surrendering to a lover. Talking about how her lover helps ease her mind and relieve her stresses in all the best ways, it’s a sensual love song that stays under the sheets.

62. “Rock the Boat” by Aaliyah

Song Year: 2001

“Rock the Boat” by Aaliyah is a sexually graphic song that you’ll want to play over and over again. The innuendo-filled lyrics fade to blatantly carnal, almost-begging instructions of lovemaking. Aaliyah’s last single, the song brings elements of intoxication that will leave you wanting more.

63. “Love to Love You Baby” by Donna Summer

Song Year: 1975

Donna Summer’s disco groove “Love to Love You Baby” leaves nothing to the imagination. Repeating the title, the grooving instrumental takes a break for Summer to ask for another round just to do it all again.

64. “Goddess Bound” by Protest the Hero

Song Year: 2008

If you aren’t paying attention, it’s easy to miss the sexual nature of “Goddess Bound” by Protest the Hero. With blistering instrumentals and screams that’ll send chills across your skin, it’s one of the band’s most sexual tracks. At the outro, they chant to live for your carnal desires rather than going to the grave unsatisfied.

65. “Birthday Sex” by Jeremih

Song Year: 2009

Jeremih’s “Birthday Sex” is probably the most played birthday song in the world, with good reason. Embracing sex appeal and celebrating a birthday the right way, Jeremih’s banger single is in both burlesque clubs to bedrooms.

66. “God Is A Woman” by Ariana Grande

Song Year: 2018

Ariana Grande’s “God Is A Woman” does more than embrace femininity. With some of the most raucous lyrics the former-Nickelodeon star has ever penned, it’s a loud cry of undeniable sex appeal.

67. “Use Me” by Bill Withers

Song Year: 1972

“Use Me” by Bill Withers joins our list of best songs about sex by addressing a toxic relationship. This single from the American singer sings about his family’s concern about his treatment at the hands of his love; he says he doesn’t mind being used when it feels this good.

68. “Good For You” by Selena Gomez

Song Year: 2015

Selena Gomez and “Good For You” is one of the most encapturing love songs you could add to your playlist. With breathy vocals, Gomez promises to be beautiful enough to ensure her lover never wants to leave. With a soft voice that’s as sensual as the lyrics, your playlist isn’t complete without “Good For You.”

69. “I’m A Slave 4 U” by Britney Spears

Song Year: 2001

“I’m A Slave 4 U” is one of Britney’s most iconic and played tracks, especially when it comes to making love. With enchanting choreography through the music video, an enormous snake wrapped around her, and a chorus that stays in your head as long as you stay in bed, it’s an unstoppably addictive song to finish out our list of the 69 best songs about sex.

Top Songs About Sex, Final Thoughts

You could make a dozen of these lists with so many sex-focused songs throughout the decades.  These 69 best songs about sex are sure to find their way to your playlists. Just make sure you’re being safe out there before you start taking your playlist on a test run!

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