Best songs about sex, or the sexiest songs of all time? Let’s do a list for each.
Best Songs About Sex
“In the Kitchen,” R. Kelly – Whatever you think of him, the guy writes some ridiculously awesome songs about sex. This one is all ridiculous food/sex metaphors like “Put you on the counter/by the buttered rolls/we’ll be making love like the restaurant was closed…”
“Darling Nikki” or “Cream” or “Gett Off,” Prince – There are at least a dozen Prince songs I could choose, but these are three of my faves.
“Do Me,” Bell Biv Devoe – You can do him in the morning, or do him in the night. Or, you know, when you want to do him. Whatever’s cool.
“Oops (Oh My),” Tweet ft. Missy Elliot – The best song about masturbation ever written. Runner-up: “I Touch Myself” by The Divinyls.
“I Wanna Sex You Up,” Color Me Badd – Mock if you must, but without Color Me Badd we never would’ve had “D–k in a Box.” All these years later, I’m still not exactly sure how you sex someone
“Afternoon Delights,” Starland Vocal Band – The guys and gals in Starland Vocal Band were so smooth, they didn’t even need to wait until the sun went down to get freaky.
Sexiest Songs of All Time
“Let’s Get It On,” Marvin Gaye – A classic that I never tire of. “Sexual Healing” is also good, though a bit dated.
“Weak,” SWV – SWV is totally underrated. En Vogue and Salt ‘n Pepa got more attention, but SWV had the hottest songs.
“What Goes Around/Comes Around,” Justin Timberlake – Much better than “Sexyback,” which I’m pretty sick of.
“Wild is the Wind,” Nina Simone – One of the sexiest voices of all time. No contest.
“Take Off Your Cool,” OutKast and Norah Jones – Most of Andre 3000′s jams are pretty darn sexy.
“I’m on Fire,” Bruce Springsteen – This one is also great when covered by female artists. (Check out versions by Bat For Lashes and Tori Amos.)
“Untitled (How Does it Feel),” D’Angelo – What happened to him? If anyone has seen him lately, tell him to make more music.
“Wicked Game,” Chris Isaak – Yeah, the video is a huge part of its appeal, but I’ve always liked the song. Plus, I do a mean karaoke version.
“Moments in Love,” Art of Noise – It’s a sexy ’80s synth pop song and it’s like ten minutes long. What more do you need?
“Lover’s Spit,” Broken Social Scene – The indie rock makeout song of choice.
“Promiscuous,” Nelly Furtado – Timbaland knows his way around a sexy beat.
“Glory Box” and “Roads,” Portishead – Pretty much any song on Dummy works. So many babies have been conceived to that album over the past decade.
Bands/Artists you can never go wrong with: Bill Withers, Zero 7, Goldfrapp, Jeff Buckley, Stars, Massive Attack, Al Green, Prince, The National, D’Angelo, M83, Rufus Wainwright, Damien Rice, Maxwell, the Once soundtrack, the Stealing Beauty soundtrack, Cat Power, Cocteau Twins, Nina Simone, The Postal Service, Leonard Cohen, Neko Case, Doves, Portishead, My Bloody Valentine, most Radiohead songs, Regina Spektor, Keane, Nick Drake, Frou Frou, Depeche Mode, Teddy Pendergrass, Muse, Sade, I could literally do this all day…