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10 Best Songs About Sex

10 Best Songs About Sex

Although sex can be somewhat of a taboo subject, that certainly hasn’t stopped musicians from writing songs about it.

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Some of these songs lean more towards the romantic, sweet side of making love, while others go the route of using suggestive, explicit lyrics to achieve the sexiest possible effect.

Songs about sex fascinate and excite people, so it’s no surprise that so many of them have become recognizable, enduring hits. 

Sex is a fundamental part of life and perhaps the most important thing that keeps us from going extinct, so we’ve compiled some of the best songs that use it as inspiration.

Keep in mind, these ten are but a tiny sample of the many songs about sex that are out there, but we’ve selected a few that are the most popular and timeless.

Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye

This beautiful, romantic song by Marvin Gaye is one of the most recognized songs about sex ever recorded. It has been used in countless movies and television shows as the soundtrack to two people realizing their attraction to one another.

The song was released in August, 1973 as the first track of the album of the same name. The smooth, lush song features a blending of funk and soul, and it helped solidify Marvin Gaye as a star and sex symbol.

Love To Love You Baby by Donna Summer

This sexy song was part of Donna Summer’s second album, which was released in 1975 and shared the same title as the song. The song has an alluring vibe and explicit lyrics, and it has been used in a number of films and other pieces of media over the years as well.

It was also one of the earliest disco hits to be released in extended form, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame once named it as one of the 500 songs that shaped rock & roll.

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Like a Virgin by Madonna

This classic track by the legendary singer Madonna is a sensitive song about approaching sex as if it’s your very first time. The song was released in 1984 as the lead single of the album by the same name.

The song was written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg; the latter of which has stated that the song was partially inspired by his own personal romantic experiences. The famous song is a great splash of 80’s pop that invites you to dance along and get lost in its lyrics.

I Want Your Sex by George Michael

This sexy song was released in 1987 as the first single to English singer and songwriter George Michael’s debut solo album, Faith.

The song’s vibe and lyrics were so sexual that BBC radio actually restricted its play due to concerns that it would promote promiscuity. Even so, this hit song is one of the most popular and well known pop songs inspired by the reproductive act.

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones

This saucy song was released as a single in 1965 and was a product of the writing partnership between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The song is about sexual frustration and is thought to have one of the greatest hooks of all time.

Initially, the song was only played on pirate radio stations due to the fact that its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive. However, that didn’t stop it from becoming one of the most recognizable hit rock songs in history.

Gett Off by Prince

Practically everything Prince ever wrote could be interpreted as being about sex, and this track is just one of his many sexy offerings. The song was released in 1991 as part of this 13th studio album, Diamonds and Pearls.

The song’s title itself is a euphemism for sex reaching its climax, and the lyrics have plenty of references to sex, sexual positions, and one-night-stands. The song came in at number 97 in VH1’s list of the 100 greatest songs of the 1990s.

Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood

This sexy synth-pop tune was released in 1983 as the debut single of the band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. The song’s lyrics are so explicit that it was rumored to have been banned by BBC radio, although this fact has been disputed.

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The song’s lyrics discuss holding oneself back in relation to sexual release, so you can see why giving it airplay may have been controversial. The song has been used in media over the years, and it was prominently featured in the hit Ben Stiller movie, Zoolander. 

Pony by Ginuwine

This catchy R&B song was released in 1996 on the singer Ginuwine’s debut album entitled Ginuwine… The Bachelor. The song represented the breakthrough for the prominent music producer Timbaland.

The song is funky, upbeat, memorable, and features plenty of sexual innuendo. The song manages to be both very sexy and subtle enough to not be overly graphic, which is a difficult balance to strike.

However, if you’re paying attention, there’s no doubt what the song is referring to. 

Between the Sheets by The Isley Brothers

This song is part of the ‘quiet-storm’ subgenre of R&B music, and it was released in 1983 by The Isley Brothers on their album of the same name. The song covers topics like sex, fantasy, and ecstasy over a mellow drum beat and delicate synths.

The song was written by the legendary Isley brothers themselves and features lyrics that are both romantic and sexy and bring thoughts to mind about being intimate with that special someone.

Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard

Why not end this sexy list with one of the most well known rock songs of all time? This unmistakable tune was released by Def Leppard on their 1987 album, Hysteria and is considered by many to be their signature song.

The lyrics primarily cover the subject of feeling extreme sexual attraction toward someone and being unable to resist them, which is a topic many people have experienced at certain times in their lives.

The song has remained popular to this day and continues to be frequently used in movies and television, and it was ranked as the second-best song of the 1980’s on VH1’s list in 2006.