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Aural Pleasure: 69 of the Best Sex Songs

“Let’s talk about sex, baby.” Looking for a list of sex songs to put you in the mood? From movie soundtracks to pop hits, we came up with 69. Nice.
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July 31, 2023
April 16, 2024
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Congratulations — you got the hard part out of the way. You asked him out, prepped your butthole, and made it through the first date. Now it’s time for the moment you’ve both been waiting for. So grab some lube, turn down the lights, and get ready to get down with 69 of the sexiest sex songs.

1. "Birthday Sex" — Jeremih

Some of the best songs to have sex to are — drumroll, please — songs about sex. Your birthday may come just once a year, but you can cum every day to music like this.

2. “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” — The Weeknd

If it’s hot enough for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, it’s hot enough for us.

3. “Untitled (How Does it Feel)” — D’Angelo

This one shows off D’Angelo’s incredible vocal range, but it was the sensual music video that solidified his sex symbol status.

4. "PILLOWTALK" — ZAYN

X factor? More like XXX. We could listen to this British hottie whisper sweet, sexy nothings in our ear all night long.

5. "I Don’t Wanna Live Forever" — ZAYN, Taylor Swift

Zaddy Zayn teams up with Miss Americana for the forbidden romance anthem that was hot enough for Fifty Shades Darker.

6. “I Feel It Coming (feat. Daft Punk)” — The Weeknd

We feel it too.

7. "Rocket" — Beyoncé

Beyoncé's otherworldly voice makes “Rocket” one of the best sex songs on the planet.

8. "Sexual Healing" — Marvin Gaye

For a more modern version from another total babe, give Ben Harper’s rendition a spin in the bedroom.

9. "She" — Harry Styles

Harry’s gotten hate for queerbaiting, but we think his dismissal of labels is just a sign of the times.

10. “Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)” — SZA

“Love Galore” pairs a smooth, slow-burning rhythm with sensual lyrics and SZA’s ethereal voice for the perfect ode to that all-too-familiar feeling of lusty desire.

11. "Wants and Needs (feat. Lil Baby)" — Drake

We love a king with communication skills, and Drake knows how to tell us exactly what he’s after.

12. “Vixen” — Miguel

Miguel offers up a sensual slow jam to heighten your lover’s senses as you caress their skin.

13. "Gorilla" — Bruno Mars

Let out your wild side! In Bruno’s world, the chest-pounding gorilla is the undisputed king of the jungle.

14. “Versace On the Floor” — Bruno Mars

White gold is cool and all, but something about the shimmer and shine of Versace really gets our mouths watering.

15. “I’ll Make Love to You” — Boyz II Men

1994’s steamiest sex song still holds up nearly three decades later.

16. "Lollipop (feat. Static)" — Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne, show us what that mouth do.

17. "WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)" — Cardi B 

Whether it’s a pussy or bussy you’re working with, these powerful queens know how to get you wet.

18. "S&M" — Rihanna

RiRi gives us the perfect background music for some good, old-fashioned BDSM.

19. "Pretty Please" — Dua Lipa

Dua's smoky vocals will send shivers down your spine.

20. "positions" — Ariana Grande

Looking for a sex song for every day of the week? You can make a lotta love on a Monday to “positions.”

21. “Kiss It Better” — Rihanna

Who says kissing booboos is just for kids? If you’ve got an ache, Rihanna’s lips will fix you right up.

22. “Speechless” — Beyoncé

“Waited for you to use the key that opens my place.” We bet Jay-Z knows how to hit that lock just right.

23. "Dress" — Taylor Swift

Don’t let her squeaky-clean exterior fool you. Taylor Swift knows how to get down.

24. “Body Party” — Ciara

“My body is your party, baby. Nobody’s invited but you, baby.” Sing it, queen.

25. “Good for You (feat. A$AP Rocky)” — Selena Gomez

True beauty comes from the inside. And true hotness comes from a skin-tight fit.

26. “Breakfast” — Dove Cameron 

Need some background music for your morning romp? Dove Cameron knows what it’s like to eat boys for breakfast.

27. "Cola" — Lana Del Rey

We’re not sure a Pepsi-flavored pussy is OB/GYN-approved, but at least this song is sizzling hot.

28. "Love to Love You Baby" — Donna Summer

When the Queen of Disco released this sultry song in 1975, the BBC thought its explicit lyrics were risqué enough to ban it. Lighten up, Brits! 

29. “Body Language (Intro)” — Kali Uchis

A samba-inspired song about letting your body do the talking.

30. "Your Body" — Christina Aguilera

This song will have all the blood rushing to your cheeks (among other places).

31. “Any Time, Any Place” — Janet Jackson

This one’s been inspiring wardrobe “malfunctions” since its release in the ’90s.

32. "I Want You" — Janet Jackson

This seductive hit from 2004’s Damita Jo combines smooth R&B rhythms with Janet's sensual vocal stylings.

33. “Adorn” — Miguel

Miguel delivers another soulful R&B track that perfectly encapsulates the emotional side of sex.

34. “Partition” — Beyoncé

Partitions separate, but this electrifyingly seductive track from Queen Bey has a beat sultry enough to knock down every wall.

35. "Crazy in Love (feat. JAY Z)" — Beyoncé

A little bit hip-hop, a little bit R&B, this hit from the music world’s hottest couple earned two Grammy Awards and gave us the famous "uh-oh" dance.

36. "SexyBack (feat. Timbaland)" — Justin Timberlake

We’ve known JT was a sex pot since the days of his platinum perm. Then he gave us “SexyBack” (from an album called FutureSex/LoveSounds, no less), a raunchy dance track that spent seven weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

37. "Promiscuous (feat. Timbaland)" — Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado didn’t fly away like a bird from Timbaland for this flirtatious track.

38. “Sexy Can I” — Ray J feat. Yung Berg

This one’s as flirty and direct as your favorite Grindr bio.

39. "Pony" — Ginuwine

Looking for someone who knows how to ride? Ginuwine’s got you.

40. “No Diggity (feat. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen)” — Blackstreet

If you need a little help getting your rhythm right, this ’90s throwback will put you back on track. Play on, playa.

41. "Wicked Game" — Chris Isaak

The passion in Chris Isaak’s lyrics will have you fanning yourself. Into electronica? Give Parra for Cuva’s equally sensual version a try.

42. “Need You Now” — Lady A

Ever wonder what the classic “U up?” text would sound like as a song? Wonder no more.

43. “Slow Hands” — Niall Horan

Niall Horan’s smoky voice gives us a song about sexual tension so high that all you can do is slow things down and feel.

44. "I Want Your Sex" — George Michael

This queer icon’s songs are perfect to pump you up for Pride or help you take your man to pound town.

45. “Sex on Fire” — Kings of Leon

Get your pulse pounding with the raw passion and electric energy of this rock anthem from some of our favorite kings.

46. "Need You Tonight" — INXS

DId you think ’80s rockers didn’t play the sex song game? Think again. This 1987 track from Australia’s INXS is known for its infectious beat and sultry lyrics.

47. "Closer" — Nine Inch Nails

For those nights when you want to feel closer to God. Right?

48. “Sex With Me” — Rihanna

RiRi makes her intentions explicit, just the way we like it.

49. “Thinkin Bout You” — Frank Ocean

A laid-back tempo and Frank Ocean’s soothing voice will ramp up your feelings of longing and desire. 

50. “High For This” — The Weeknd

The Weeknd seems to specialize in songs to have sex to, delivering yet another hit that brims with sexual tension and trippy beats.

51. “Skin” — Rihanna

Sex is all about tension and release, an erotic concept Rihanna nails with the anticipation she builds in every verse and chorus.

52. “Neighbors Know My Name” — Trey Songz

For some people, a hot body is all it takes to go from zero to horny. But others get off on emotional connection. Trey Songz gives it to us both ways in “Neighbors Know My Name.”

53. “Really Love” — D’Angelo

D’Angelo delivers another sensual serenade that balances raw, hot lyrics with a sweet melody.

54. “Redbone” — Childish Gambino

Is there anything Donald Glover can’t do?

55. “FLESH” — Miguel

“FLESH” starts off slow and seductive before crescendoing into a bed-rocking bop that’s hotter than your most memorable summer fling.

56. “Often” — The Weeknd

The Weeknd’s sultry voice is like hot fudge on a sundae — smooth, decadent, and sinfully sweet.

57. “Hold On, We’re Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan)” — Drake

Smoother than a freshly waxed chest on a Friday night.

58. “Orion’s Belt” — Sabrina Claudio feat. Duckwrth

A bit of naughty nostalgia that will take you back to the days of slow dancing in a dimly lit nightclub.

59. “Do It Again” — Röyksopp, Robyn

Hypnotic beats, suggestive lyrics, and an electric Euro flavor that will keep you going all night long.

60. “Feels Right” — Alina Baraz

A dreamy track with an ambient electronic beat that’s perfect for that post-sex afterglow.

61. “Love Me Like You Do” — Ellie Goulding

If your body can do half the things Ellie Goulding does with her voice, your partner will be well on his way to ecstasy.

62. “Into You” — Ariana Grande

“A little less conversation and a little more touch my body.” Ari knows what’s up.

63. “Die For You (Remix)” — The Weeknd, Ariana Grande

With this many appearances on a single sex playlist, it’s pretty obvious both halves of this duo know how to fuck.

64. “Fade Into You” — Mazzy Star

This ’90s dream-pop classic is perfect for gazing into each other’s eyes while lying naked on a bearskin rug.

65. “Glory Box” — Portishead

No, not that kind of glory. But you’ll feel like you’re in an erotic movie when you turn this one on.

66. “Making Love in the Rain (feat. Janet Jackson)” — Herb Alpert

The perfect way to set the mood on a stormy day.

67. "I Just Want to Make Love To You" — Etta James

A 1961 blues classic from Etta James, this song features passionate lyrics and a timeless sound.

68. “Justify My Love” — Madonna

The Queen of Pop runs through a laundry list of all the places she wants to get it on.

69. "Let's Get It On" — Marvin Gaye

This 1973 classic hit the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and it’s still a hot choice for horny listeners everywhere.

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