69 Best Songs About Sex


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.

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