Have you ever come across a song so hot that you thought, “Wow, this would be perfect for getting intimate to”? It could’ve been something slow and sultry like R&B or perhaps a more upbeat track with risqué lyrics that instantly made your thoughts go south. Songs that make you want to dance and have fun can be great for setting the mood. Why not create a playlist of these tunes and get the party going? You never know where it might lead.
Why bother with a sex playlist? It’s a great way to add some music to the ‘mood’ and it can save you from any awkward silences. Plus, if you have roommates who don’t need to know what’s going on behind closed doors, this can come in handy. Sex music can be a total mood-setter in the boudoir and, if chosen right, give you a sweet beat to groove to.
Just choose music for the type of vibe you’re looking for. If it’s a romantic night, opt for something slow and passionate – or pick high-energy tunes if you’re feeling naughty. You have lots of options to choose from!
When choosing songs to get intimate to, the most important thing is how they make you feel. Consider the rhythm, lyrics, and energy of the song – these are all key components! Why not give Spotify’s shuffle a go and see if any of your favorite songs give off a sexy vibe?
It’s great when you find the perfect sexy song to suit your mood! Make sure to add it to your music playlist ASAP. Before you know it, your playlist will be banging. Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start, we can help!
Top Sexy Songs to Have Sex Review
People used to get all romantic and play Al Green and Barry White for date night, but now in 2020 it’s more about popping on some R&B or pop music to get in the mood!
Wondering what music couples use for their intimate moments? We took a deep dive into playlists of sexy songs and picked out the best ones that are perfect for any romantic partnership.
Put together a playlist that fits your style and have some fun – you owe it to yourself to get those good vibes!
1. “Criminal” by Fiona Apple
Apple starts this song and video by admitting to all the ‘bad’ things she’s done. Her vocals are very powerful and dramatic as she stares into the camera, almost like she’s daring us. At one point, she even takes off her socks in a way reminiscent of taking off a band-aid quickly. Apple’s tune is a real mess, but it still manages to sound kinda nice. Plus, they effortlessly manage to deliver their naughty lyrics with total sass. It’s like they know exactly how to give us both pain and pleasure!
2. “Yours” by SG Lewis
SG Lewis creates an intense atmosphere with the combination of emotional and electronic elements. The soft rain that can be heard gives it a relaxing feel, while the low-pitched and soulful voice adds a seductive vibe. The picture is complete with the addition of dim lighting and bright red neon cuts around the edges. The warm, woody sound of the piano creates an atmosphere around the hollow sound of the mallet snare, like lightning striking a pillow. Then when that alligator synth jumps out of nowhere you’ll be pleasantly surprised and feel good being trapped in its jaws.
3. “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails
“Closer” is an industrial banger with claws that you can still jam to today. Its explicit lyrics and unstoppable rhythm get you in the zone and make it easy to forget about your worries. It’s like a permission slip for your lizard brain to come out and play! Nine Inch Nails is known for their defiance of societal norms, but this song is an exception as it makes us enjoy following the rules.
4. “I Put a Spell on You” by Nina Simone
With “I Put a Spell on You”, you can get real creative if you’re feeling possessive over someone. Voodoo vibes and scat vocals create this unique bluesy piano ballad that’s all about having control and making wishes come true! We’d love to cast a spell and make this song last more than three minutes, but sadly we can’t do that!
5. “Redbone” by Childish Gambino
In this funky R&B jam, Gambino (Donald Glover’s alter ego) really goes all out with his falsetto and clever lyrics. There isn’t much going on instrumentally, yet the wah pedal adds a warmth to this song that penetrates right in to our core. The lyrics of “Redbone” will stick in your head and make you want to play it all the time. It’s like an earworm that’ll stay with you for days!
6. “Earned It” by The Weeknd
This song is all about sexiness – from The Weeknd’s silky vocals to the lush orchestral beat that makes you feel like a million bucks. Seriously, it’s a real mood-setter! This music video had a really sexy vibe to it with the lighting and mood. The visuals were pretty wild, showing off a backdrop of bodies intertwined in bondage and the rock star holding onto a barely-clothed woman like she was a microphone.
7. “Thinkin Bout You” by Frank Ocean
This song is like a tornado, and it’s full of emotion. Listening to it makes you feel like you’re being swept away in a whirlwind. There’s no sleaze here, just a heart-wrenching outpouring of feelings that feels like your innermost thoughts that were never meant to be shared. This tune is all about love and the journey it takes us on – you won’t be able to ignore Frank’s gorgeous falsetto!
8. “212” by Azealia Banks
If you’re looking for something upbeat and loud, listen to Azealia Banks. It’s not your typical romantic tune – it’s more of an energetic anthem. Forget the roses and break out a fruit basket instead. The music video focuses on shots of Banks’ lips as she sings her heart out. It takes you on a wild ride and builds up to an intense finish that’ll leave you speechless. It’s quite the sassy piece with a fantastically powerful conclusion.
9. “No Diggity” by Chet Faker
Chet Faker takes the best of both worlds: the mellow 50s jazz of Chet Baker plus Blackstreet’s 90s R&B and blends them together – making a stunningly smooth mix. Then he brings it all together with a bit of background street noise. Faker’s distinctively raw vocals and gritty, chopped-up instrumentals always follow a split second after the beat to let us know that there’s neither rush nor urgency. His organ melodies blend perfectly with the sharp clicks of his wooden scraper and the lead vocals are so wrapped up in echoey reverb you could get lost in it.
10. “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye
There’s so much to say when it comes to Marvin Gaye, but “Sexual Healing” is like no other. Between the seductive beats, sultry riffs and groovy beats; there’s no denying that this song has a special kind of magic that will leave you feeling healed and renewed. Marvin Gaye’s voice is an absolute classic. This time it’s all about the softer, more tender side to him – but the raw and sexy vibes are still there. If you’re looking for something intimate and soul-healing, then this Hippocratic Oath should be on your list.
11. “Watch” by Arca and Shygirl
“Watch” is definitely something special with its distorted vocals and bold lyrics. We couldn’t help but be drawn in from the start, dropping out the typical kick and snare setup for a more unique percussive digital sound. The beat is like robots eating each other, almost like they’re enjoying it. It’s a great track for anyone who likes their music to be chaotic and wild.
12. “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” by D’Angelo
D’Angelo’s “untitled” masterpiece gets a spot over and over again on “sensual songs” lists for a reason. The combination of his husky vocals and the rhythm of the percussions create a feeling that gives you visions of recklessly enjoying yourself in some hazy, sunlit setting. If you haven’t heard D’Angelo yet, you’re missing out! His voice has a unique, light chorus effect that’ll make your heart skip a beat. Plus, his lyrics are hot and the music video is even better. Don’t miss it – trust me, you won’t regret it!
13. “I’m on Fire” by Bruce Springsteen
If you’re someone who likes slower songs, this 80s sultry bop will make you sweat. After watching the video, we were left wondering if Springsteen was singing to his girl or her car, considering most of his screen time was in the latter. You can really hear the desire in his voice when he talks, trying to sound cool but still revealing his inner struggle. And we feel it too.
14. “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” by Lil’ Nas X
Fresh off the farm, Lil’ Nas X is cruising in something new. He’s ready to get wild in this modern hookup banger. You don’t even need to watch the controversial music video with the hot alien at the Garden of Eden transforming into a pole dancing devil – this dancehall anthem has enough energy to make you do something off-limits.
15. “Love To Love You Baby” by Donna Summer
Donna Summer went from a dedicated church singer to an iconic 70s sex symbol – which probably shocked her just as much as everyone else! Her angelic lead singing is perfectly balanced in the song by a light beat while her backing vocals were what made the track legendary. Giorgio Moroder pushed Donna Summer to lay down some sultry backup vocals for this song which ended up making it one of the most sensual tracks ever. Although she was hesitant at first, it worked out great and the result is a steamy wall of sound.
16. “Love Is a B**ch” by Two Feet
Two Feet’s track is great for a romantic, dimly lit atmosphere where you can really rely on your sense of touch. It starts off stripped down with whispery almost solo vocals and a single guitar pluck that conveys so much emotion. When the song really kicks into a heavy lead guitar and thumping bass, it’ll have you wanting to bang your head too.
17. “Pull Up to the Bumper” by Grace Jones
Despite what Grace Jones said about “Pull Up to the Bumper” not being about sex, it’s hard for us to believe her. Sorry Grace! Maybe she wanted to lube up her long black limo with some actual grease when it stopped by her place. We’re giving her the benefit of the doubt here.
18. “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael
George Michael took a chance and left his boy band just like Justin Timberlake did back in the 80s – and it paid off! He became an instant sex symbol. With its provocative lyrics, “I Want Your Sex” definitely created a stir upon its release. But even today, it can still get us feelin’ those 80s vibes and musky scents. It’s a funky and nostalgic song that puts us in an undeniably sultry mood.
19. “Lollipop” by Lil Wayne
This mix of rap, rock, and video game music has just the right level of grime to make it enjoyable. Wayne’s voice is similar to a chocolate bar in the gutter- it’s gritty and bold with some Autotune sweetness. The lyrics are unapologetic and add to the overall vibe. The beat’s so chill it feels like honey. It’s more soothing than a lollipop and has enough sweetness to give you a sugar rush.
20. “If We Were Vampires” by Jason Isbell
Jam to “If We Were Vampires” – a special song that radiates all kinds of emotion from longing looks to passionate smooches. It totally turns vampire conventions upside down, and you can forget the blood and gore – no need for those here! If you’re looking for a romantic evening instead of being scared out of your wits, then this is the type of music for you. It’s gentle guitar-picking with country-style harmonies that can keep you up till the break of dawn.
21. “Wicked Games” by Chris Isaak
Who said the 90s weren’t a time of passion? Chris Isaak certainly didn’t! His hit song begins with a sorrowful guitar riff that rises and falls, much like an emotional rollercoaster. It reflects the unhealthy connection between two lovers that he speaks about in the lyrics. This song is the perfect blend of sexy and romantic. It’ll make you think about that special someone and whether you should keep a distance or stay close forever.
22. “Do You Mind” by the xx
This song’s soft harmonies and guitar riffs totally captivate our minds. The xx put together a chill nocturnal jam which is only missing a little extra x to make it even better. As the chill vibes fill your head, you pick up on the subtle lyrics that hint at something more. Not sure if the singer wants to woo you or introduce you to mom – either way, it’s a smooth track that’ll make any softie swoon.
23. “Climax” by Usher
You gotta hear “Climax” – it starts with a vinyl record slipping sound that sounds like a zipper unzipping, followed by this low-key beat that’s so smooth it melts candles. Seriously, check it out! Usher had the goal of giving off strip club vibes with this song, and it definitely worked! You can bring the atmosphere of a strip club anywhere you go — your bedroom, kitchen, living space, porch or even the backseat of your car.
24. “Oh Yeah” by Yello
People might not expect Ferris Bueller to have one of the best sexual song ever written, but it’s true. This song has an incredible lead voice, a base that could create a ‘sexy marathon’, synths that make you feel like flying and soft backup vocals. Irony can actually be pretty damn hot! Before you play this song, make sure your significant other has an appreciation for humor. It’s really naughty but it also has a funny side. We would suggest playing just the audio without the music video on in the background.
25. “I Just Wanna Make Love To You” by Etta James
Etta James totally brings her A-game with this sassy, swinging number from the 60s. Her vocals shift from raw and jarring to smooth as silk, kind of like a crocodile eating a kitten! It’ll make you want to get up and groove along. James had a rep for her brutally honest lyrics and this tune was no different. It’s full of household and food references that don’t really have the same shock value now as it used to, but it still guarantees a good time.
26. “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” by Cigarettes After Sex
If you need to slow down and relax, this song’s got the perfect vibe. The bass is slow, guitar strums gently and the pipe organ creates a nice ambience – encouraging you to take your time. If you’re looking for something a bit more romantic than erotica, this is the perfect choice. It’s great to listen to while cuddling with your partner on a rainy afternoon and watching the fog drift past the window.
27. “Let Me In” by Moodymann
You’ll be drawn in by the flirty dialogue between the female protagonist and her back-up singers, but you’ll stay for the sick beats, groovin’ guitar licks, and haunting vocals that reverberate through your brain. If you listen carefully, you’ll hear some soft Donna Summer-like vocals in the background as the main vocalist holds her note for a bit longer just to make sure it really sinks in and she’s asking to be let in.
28. “Pony” by Ginuwine
Ginuwine’s “Pony” has been around since the 90s, but it was Magic Mike who made it a staple of the 21st century sexy vibes. The signature raspy sounding synth just can’t be resisted – it definitely puts you in the mood! People who like being bossed around might dig these lyrics, and for those who don’t it’s probably a pass. If you’re keen to impress someone, maybe do it the Channing Tatum way or just get straight to the good stuff – this bop has got something for everyone.
29. “What’s Your Pleasure?” by Jessie Ware
If you’re looking for some of that sensual, soulful vibes, Jessie Ware’s your girl. Her steamy songs with their seductive lyrics will leave you wanting more! “What’s Your Pleasure?” is a vibrant mix of disco and synth-pop that made quite the splash in 2020. Jessie Ware’s velvety voice talks about actually making things happen, instead of just daydreaming.
30. “Video Phone” by Beyoncé
Got the urge to make a steamy video with your bae? Beyoncé’s amazing vocals and lyrics in this song should be all the convincing you need. Go ahead and get that phone out of your pocket – time to press record! The banging kicks, snappy snares and glistening hi-hats makes a beat perfect for one thing. Queen B knows what she wants and she’ll make sure you do too!
31. “White Tee” by Summer Walker
It’s weird how this old-school sexy soundtrack starts off with its guest singer asking not to get him dirty, but when you hear the v.o. and his slow and sensual half-spoken verses, it looks like he might be joking around. The snare’s popping will make you wanna start dancing to its beat and the sultry backup chorus could just convince you that showing’s better than telling.
32. “In the Morning” by Zhu
It’s amazing how different tones can come together and result in something so powerful. When the lead singer’s pitch is tuned down a bit, combined with the backup harmonies that add drama, it makes for a soothing sound that feels like you’re riding waves. Zhu’s signature muffled sound gives an extra edge to help you feel it deep down to your bones. If you love watching the sunrise, better known as a “mañanero,” then you can’t help but get up and dance to the energizing beat of the kick.
33. “You the One Fish in the Sea” by Liv.e
“You the One Fish in the Sea” is a classic lo-fi track that’ll have you feeling like you’ve been dropped in a pressure cooker. The mix of discordant R&B notes along with some ethereal background vocals creates an aquatic atmosphere you won’t want to miss! That distorted vinyl sound on a closed hi-hat is enough to get anyone’s heart racing – it’s like you’re running through liquid chocolate!
34. “TKN” by Rosalía and Travis Scott
Rosalía is the mastermind behind this mix of reggaeton and flamenco. Her vocals are striking and she sounds like someone who knows what they want, all while Scott’s autotuned baritone provides a perfect harmony. He puts a lot of emphasis on the Spanish part, singing in a deeper pitch and even rapping bits of Spanish words to back up her bilingual chorus vocals.
35. “Tear You Apart” by She Wants Revenge
The lead singer’s baritone is incredibly enchanting and the lyrics are dangerously addictive – it’s almost like a school love song but with the intense sexual energy of a spooky movie. It’s about two young lovers who are experiencing their first crush, super sexy! You can feel the deep, low rumble of a harbinger bass in your throat as an alluring chain of power chords grasp your wrists and pull you down to the depths of the sea.
36. “First” by SoMo
SoMo’s piano keys add a lonely vibe to the smooth trap beat, with the synths in the background creating a R&B choir-like effect. The music video they made featuring his abs is reminiscent of D’Angelo’s iconic music video for his song on this list. The glistening, tan skin of the singer coming out of the water is an attractive addition to the scene, and there’s something even sexier when he sings with his partner and you see their skin against each other.
37. “Miss You” by the Rolling Stones
Regardless of how you feel about Mick Jagger’s sex appeal, we can all agree this song oozes it. Mick’s sexy vocal tones mix perfectly with Keith’s funky guitar licks and Bill’s rolling bass lines. The Rolling Stones were really killing it when they released “Miss You”. You can sense the longing in every note and everyone’s faces spoke to each other while singing the chorus. It was truly powerful!
38. “Even if It Hurts” by Tei Shi and Blood Orange
This beautiful piece of music speaks to love and pain, with its reverberating sound making it perfect for daydreaming. The gentle vocals and sad melody create a captivating soundtrack that will stay with you for a long time.
39. “Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus” by Serge Gainsbourg
You probably don’t know the title of this song, but you’re sure to recognize its epic climax! The funky organ licks blend together with a pumped-up bass beat while the vocalists show off their skills over it all. Awesome mic recording too! There’s been a rumor that the backing vocals in this song were actually the real deal, unlike Donna Summer’s. It didn’t matter though; when it came out in the 70s, it was banned in Britain.
40. “Use Me” by Bill Withers
Most of the time, Bill Withers kept his songs uplifting and inspiring like “Lean On Me” and “Lovely Day,” but this track showed that he could also get a bit sultry. It was a great mix of lighthearted and edgy. “Use Me” is a tale we can all relate to – being in an unhealthy relationship that’s hard to break away from ’cause it has its brighter moments. It suggests sometimes people don’t have to take advantage of each other and still benefit from the situation.
41. “Straight To Number One” by Touch and Go
This tune’s perfect for chillin’ – it begins with a soft-spoken vocal and mellow bongo beat which sweeps you away. Then the chorus kicks in with twinkling piano notes and hi-hats that add a sparkly, metallic touch.This is the perfect setting for a night out – roses, slow dancing and saxophone to end it all. Once the saxophone starts blaring its rough yet passionate chords, you’ll be in for a wild ride and let’s just say Kenny G would be impressed!
42. “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion
If you’re lookin’ for some sexy jams, don’t sleep on the YouTube-edited version of this song with the ‘wet and gushy’ chant and the censored words. It still makes our cut of the hottest tunes around. This version is bold and empowering, with a straightforward acronym and lyrics that pack a punch. It’s 100% real here, no fantasies or romantic ideas—just powerful strength and intense energy.
43. “Sexy MF” by Prince
Prince was one of the few artists who could rap something as awkward as “mostest” and make it sound hot. He had an incredible confidence that made us ignore the basic rhymes and everything else in the song just oozed out alluring vibes. Listen carefully and you’ll hear a bass line in the background, just behind the loud horn sections. If you let it take control, it’ll put you in a good mood and make you feel like dancing and singing along.
44. “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Not many acoustic guitar-based ballads in country music can make it to a list of songs for seduction, but Gaga and Cooper gave it their all and succeeded. The beat isn’t amazing, but the chemistry in their voices is so powerful that it could melt any speaker.
45. “Physical” by Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa’s new song, “Physical” brings back the nostalgia of the classic discos with its vivid colors and sweaty synths. That sultry voice of hers just screams out to us to start groovin’ and nothing else but her headband comes to our mind (definitely not something spiritual). Feeling nostalgic about the 80s? This one will have you feeling your pulse race!
46. “Bon Appetit” by Katy Perry and Migos
This track has got a steaming hot vibe and a killer hook, and we’re the lucky fishes! Perry covers us in saucy lyrics, a smooth voice that’s basically music to your ears – all this combined with an upbeat beat makes it just the right dish for those looking for something extra. From the get-go, the music video for “Bon Appetit” gets you hooked with its sugary sounds. The visuals of thousands of hands preparing and kneading Perry’s body makes it even more engaging but not in a food-related way.
47. “Weak” by Flo Milli
“Weak” is a reflection on Milli’s struggles between her own strength and some of her “friends with benefits”. Through it, she shares her thoughts on which gender is actually weaker. If the notion of everything being about power except sex is something you’re into, this tune will really bring it to life! With its bouncy rhythm, it’ll make you feel like making it rain while exploring the dynamics of sexual selection.
48. “Good for You” by Selena Gomez and A$AP Rocky
Selena Gomez takes a dip into R&B vibes with this song that begins calm and modest, then explodes with marshmallow-y goodness and an alluring feel. It’s surely gonna be stuck in your head! Yeah, this song’s about wanting to impress your bae, but it’s also kinda saying that all the effort you put in to look good for ’em won’t last very long.
49. “The Great Gig in the Sky” by Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd really demonstrated their music genius with this masterpiece. The lead singer’s powerful screams over the triumphant beat had everyone captivated, proving that even progressive rock could be truly electrifying.
50. “LOVE” by Kendrick Lamar and Zacari
“LOVE” caught our attention with its loud, bold styling and catchy tunes. It opens with a raw kick sound and a sub bass that surprisingly rises in pitch, accompanied by a low lead vocal having the perfect amount of distortion. It’s not common to hear a rap song that’s both sensual and dorky romantic at the same time. But there are plenty of occasions where it can fit right into the night’s playlist!
51. “High for This” by The Weeknd
Our last song is a wild one – it’s got The Weeknd’s signature sound with some hissing hi hats that makes it feel like you’re hearing rattlesnakes. The sidechained synth really adds an edge to the rhythm and creates a ‘revving’ ambiance that sets up the beat perfectly. The iconic “High for This” begins with a signature monotone sine wave that rolls through your ears before the reverberated kicks come in and set the mood – making it one of our top picks for sexy tunes.
If you choose the right music, it can definitely heat up any intimate moment and help your minds connect with each other. On the flip side, if you pick the wrong song it can ruin the mood and take away all that passion.
If you’re looking to make a romantic or casual night special, we have something to add that extra spark. Whatever the occasion, there’s a bit of magic here for any intimate moment!