In this article, I’m going to provide you with a list of songs about sex that not just talk about the act itself, but are also songs dealing with sexuality and relationships. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you’ll find one or two awesome tracks on this list that you’ll want to listen to on repeat.
Big Ole Freak by Megan Thee Stallion
Well, you can’t really have a list detailing the best songs about sex and not include a Megan Thee Stallion joint on it, can you?
This track is pretty self-explanatory, but it’s Megan’s delivery and confidence that makes it a memorable jam. In fact, the post-chorus of this song is a notable standout, where Megan essentially compares her love making skills to a drug addiction.
You been fiendin’ for me lately
Goin’ brazy, brazy
I got what you need, I’m gon’ give it to you, baby
Goin’ brazy, brazy
Fiendin’ for me lately
I got what you need, I’ma give you what you craving
Closer by Tegan and Sara
If you were ever looking for the perfect sexy (yet fun) karaoke song that won’t make you feel awkward, look no further! The dynamic duo is usually known for more reserved beats and lyrics, but they really took it to the dance floor with this one. Singing from the point of view of someone ready to take it to the next physical level with their crush, “Closer” hits the anxious mark.
Anticipation, excitement, uncertainty and ultimately, the feeling of natural magic are all perfectly conveyed through lyrics and the flow of this 2012 hit. No gender specifics included in the wording; our queer icons made sure anyone could use this song to get their groove on with the person of their dreams.
“All you think of lately is getting underneath me. All I dream of lately is how to get you underneath me.”
Your Body is a Wonderland by John Mayer
Casanova. Lothario. Womanizer. John Mayer has been accused of being many things (although he passionately denies that he is any of those). But its hard to deny that there seems to be a running theme in his reputation; the guy loves love… or women, at least. And women love him too it seems!
“I’ll never let your head hit the bed without my hand behind it.”
Come On Get Higher by Matt Nathanson
Nathanson is a great writer and “Come On Get Higher” is another flawlessly worded example of his talent. If you have that special someone that makes you reminisce on past romps, this may be the perfect tune to dedicate to them!
Matt aptly describes the romantic chaos that comes with lovemaking. From hip movements to deep breathing, you almost feel like you shouldn’t be listening to his recount of his session with his love. But you can’t help but listen, as he absolutely nails that perfect balance of romance and sexiness.
“And I ache to remember all the violent, sweet, perfect words that you said.”
Playground Love by Air
Anyone who has experienced young love may find their heartstrings plucked by this short yet pretty tune. As if it was taken straight from any lovestruck teenager’s diary, the lyrics are the epitome of how all- consuming love can be for someone growing up.
And paired with that love is the newfound desire that so often accompanies adulthood. Straight from “The Virgin Suicides” soundtrack of 1999, “Playground Love” has an ambience that embodies young love and the hunger that comes with it.
If you want to keep the song romantic, we advise not to watch the movie. It’s a good movie…but let’s just say, it’s not a romcom.
“I’m a high school lover, and you’re my favorite flavor.”
Ride by Somo
Been on TikTok, Snapchat or basically any social media lately? Then you’ve probably heard this sexual anthem, or at least snippets of it. Released in 2014, it’s finally starting to get the recognition is deserves.
Somo pulls no punches with this very obvious sexual song. He’s going to take care of his woman and give her a “ride.” Seeing as he never mentions a rodeo, we’re pretty sure it’s not going to be an 8 second one either.
“I’m gonna take care of your body. I’ll be gentle, don’t you scream. It’s getting hotter, make it softer. Feel your chest on top of me.”
Fingertips by The Urgency
Sex isn’t always romantic or fueled by love. Sometimes, it’s purely a physical craving being satisfied by consenting partners. The lyrics of “Fingertips” seem to describe this exact situation.
Here, our singer knows his partner is a liar. He knows that he won’t find “enlightenment ” by bedding them. It’s almost as if they’re both using this physical encounter as a form of escapism. But it doesn’t mean it won’t feel great.
“Baby, won’t you spread your pretty little lips? And though I may not find enlightenment, I could get caught between your legs tonight.”
Slumber Party by Ashnikko
Blue haired and with a pixie-like aesthetic, rapper Ashnikko has taken the cyber world by storm. And that well-deserved hype has spilled over to the real world and culminated in a massive following. Once you listen to this sailor-mouthed lyrical genius, you’ll understand why.
Not shying away from anything she believes in or her most personal desires, Ashnikko is brash and in your face. Seeing as this is a list of songs about sex, isn’t that a good thing?
Yippee ki-yay, welcome to the show. It’s an all-girl party, clothing optional.“
Love Myself by Hailee Steinfield
Hailee’s song about…ahem, self -love… is our next pick! After all, not every human being needs (or even likes or wants) to rely on another person to fulfill their desires.
We’ve all read at least one post or article somewhere that mentions solo exploration and all of its benefits. But seeing as we are not a list of health facts, we will stick to what we know for sure; it sure makes for great song-writing material!
“Pictures in my mind on replay. I’m gonna touch the pain away. I know how to scream my own name. Scream my name!”
Come a Little Closer by Dierks Bentley
Leave it up to Dierks to make a sexy song for the country music fans. And he absolutely rocks this melody about reconnecting after experiencing distance (physical or romantic) in a relationship. He tells his lady that he just wants to make up and get “back to the basics.”
Doesn’t he know not every argument can be solved with hank panky? Except for this one—this one can.
“So come a little closer baby. I feel like layin’ you down.”
‘Till There’s Nothing Left by Cam
Let’s hear it for empowered women singing about lust! Cam has tackled all sorts of issues in her music, from breakups to anxiety, all the way to being “the other woman” at one point in her life. She has no qualms about singing songs that may have been somewhat risqué in the past.
And we’re glad to hear a song that is unabashedly sexy and hopeful. Our songstress is singing to her Romeo that she loves desperately wants him—even in the backseat. And it seems like Cam is gonna get what she wants.
“’Til there’s nothing left. Me and you in the backseat. Drivin’ me crazy. Killin’ me baby.”
Neighbors Know My Name by Trey Songz
Wall-shaking, bed-breaking lovemaking can be amazing—but maybe not if you have paper-thin walls and nosy neighbors.
Trey claims that he loves his woman so good (and so loudly), that his neighbors know his full name. And even a few nicknames! One would hope that he has some sort of home insurance if he continues getting frisky as such intense levels, right?
A sexy song for sure, but we’d hate to live next door.
“While I’ll be banging on your body, they be banging on our wall.”
Bed by J. Holiday
Getting back into the romance, J. Holiday has made the perfect baby-making song. He not only mentions the dirty details of how he is going to satisfy his lover, but also talks about the other ways he is going to spoil her as well.
He not only wants to make love to this woman, he is in love with her as well.
“And love you till your eyes roll back. I’m tryna put you to bed, bed, bed…”
Not Afraid Anymore by Halsey
You know the song has to be incredibly sexy if it was a part of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie series. Although its not as obvious or graphic as some of our other picks, there’s no denying this tune is about things getting spicy. Halsey sings to her partner that she was once afraid of getting this intimate with them. But now, she is no longer afraid. In fact, she’s the opposite. The singer is quite hungry for passion now! Bon appétit!
“Begging you to take me. Devil underneath your grin, sweet thing. But she play to win, heaven gonna hate me.”
Please Me by Cardi B and Bruno Mars
The world was waiting on these artists to collaborate together and it finally happened in 2019. And as expected, the world went crazy for it.
In a dynamic that could only be widely accepted in this day and age, the female vocalist is the outwardly sexual character in this mix! And the male singer is the more romantic one. The awesome blend of Cardi’s feminine and sexually proud rap lyrics, mixed with Bruno’s magnificently smooth voice just hit the right spots.
“Please me, baby. Turn around and just tease me, baby. You know what I want and what I need, baby.”
Daddy by Sakima featuring YLXR
We are all about representation, and this is definitely a song that needed to be on this list. The artist is making it very clear this song is about male attraction, no misinterpretation here!
Sakima knows what he wants. Our artist has created the perfect song to set the mood for a hot hookup, as well as a mellow yet sensual background tune for a romantic rendezvous. Including sweet as well as sultry notes, and some stellar lyrical quips (see included lyric), the song is like musical wine.
“Keep your focus on my hips and jeans. Supercut, I’ll be your favorite scene.”
Where There’s a Whip, There’s a Way by Faster Pussycat
You figured the nature of this song would probably resort in Rihanna’s “S&M” song making this list. But instead, we decided to go more towards the rock genre for this selection. The sound alone here is sexy, but the tongue in cheek lyrics are the cherry on top!
“Nobody know how to tie the simple knots that I know. She grinds her leather like Liberace rhines a stone.”
Triad by The Byrds
Even though the band was created in 1964, this song was released in 1990. And that may be a good thing. Seeing as the free love movement got a lot of flack back in the hippie era, a song about being openly polyamorous or swingers would’ve probably caused a riot.
So, the 90’s got to see it shine! Despite what many may think before ever giving the song a chance, the song is not dirty. Does it mention a man and two women?
Does it mention possibly adding more people to their…umm, group?
But does it also convey romantic love, as well as sensuality? Yes indeed.
This song is as sweet and tangy as a ripe pineapple…maybe an upside down one at that.
“You want to know how it will be. Me and her… or you and me.”
Closer by Nine Inch Nails
If you’re going to get down and dirty, why not look to post-grunge songs as a guide? Nine Inch Nails hammers down on that perfect late 90’s sound of dirty rock and electronic buzz.
Ever see an early 2000’s vampire movie, where everyone is dancing and making out in leather outfits in an underground nightclub? Well, you get the sense that this song would probably be playing somewhere in the background.
Creatively worded and deep at times (and downright filthy at times, too), this song is kind of an interesting contradiction of itself. But it remains sexy the entire time.
“I drink the honey inside. You are the reason I stay alive.”
505 by The Artic Monkeys
This English band has made the perfect song for anyone missing someone (in a very specific way) that’s living far away. Give them a chance to seduce you, and they will do the job. Listening to this song feels like a phone call to your angsty, lust-driven partner that has the sexy accent.
“In my imagination, you’re waiting, lying on your side. With your hands between your thighs… and a smile.”
I Just Had Sex by The Lonely Island featuring Akon
We had to add this song. There was no moment of doubt in including it. And we aren’t the least bit ashamed to admit it.
You know why? Because sex can be awkward. And you know what can make a situation less awkward? Laughing at it.
And that’s all you be able to do as you listen to this very blunt masterpiece that was created when you mix comedians with music.
“I ain’t one to argue with a good thing! She could be my wife. That good? The best thirty seconds of my life!”
Sex is one of the most written about topics in music. And it isn’t hard to see why. Just like some of the songs we have mentioned, it can be very complex in its seeming simplicity (although consent should never be confusing, ever).
So if you’re in the mood to listen to some songs about sex, hopefully you’ll be opened minded to a few selections on this list. And maybe, you’ll end up falling in love with one or two new tracks that you’ve never heard before.
This article is a guest post written by Bianca, with one select addition by Michael.