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Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon! Our newsletter hand-delivers the best bits to your inbox. up to unlock our digital magazines and also receive the latest news, events, offers and partner promotions. From sensual soul to gloriously freaky bangers, these are the perfect song to set the mood in the bedroom. Music can make or break a steamy night. Choose the wrong track and your prospective partner could burst into tears before thing even get started.
But choose right and you might just find yourself reenacting one of the best sex scenes of all time. To help you set the mood for a night to remember, we dove deep into pop history and uneartherd a mix of silky-smooth slow jams and modern musical aphrodesiacs to get hearts racing.
Just be sure to read the room, lest your attempted seduction lead you to seek out our list of breakup songs instead. It was also, notably, the crooner's last big hit before his untimely death: one last essential track guaranteed to fuel sweaty nights for generations to come. Fact: Barry White could have sat there reading the side of Cialis in his silky baritone and it would have done more for libidos than the drug itself.
Most of the legendary crooner's mainstream hits are quick-rhythm disco-soul jams about the power of love, but when Barry slowed things down, the heat steadily rose. For proof, look no further than the man's first mega-hit, a seven-minute, funk-tickled orchestral odyssey into the arms of sensuality as only White guide.
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Actually, the video for "Wicked Game" is visually titillating too, featuring Isaak romping on the beach with topless supermodel Helena Christensen — but sonically, this hit exudes lust from hypnotic start to finish. With its velvety guitar melody, silky coolness and sensual, oh-so-soft vocals, no other song about doomed love has fueled more steamy sexxions.
Besides winning sexiest video on this list, the song also is a contender for most delicious, unbearable musical climax. From the opening bars, lazy Dylanesque strumming and slide-guitar moans suggest a warm, lazy summer afternoon. Then Hope Sandoval starts singing, her breathy insinuation suggestive and vulnerable at once. The music curls and stretches, and all you can think about is merging with your object of desire. Crowds screamed for INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, who was associated with a bevvy of famous beauties in his s heyday.
Prince's credentials as the King of Hump were a thing of public record long before he uncorked this sultry scorcher of a track in The lyrics and delivery epitomize Prince's libidinous swagger, and the rapped vocals are among his least embarrassing hip-hop attempts; best of all is a killer groove that assures you Prince can keep it up all night long.
Sasha Fierce single, in which the singer laces her firm come-ons with plentiful coital oohs and ahhs. Let them inspire your own chorus of moans. We all know what "New Year's" in this scenario entails. Between the English songstress's sultry voice and the sexy, Spanish-influenced melody, "The Sweetest Taboo" is a serious no-brainer when it comes to having a heart-thumping, sizzling-hot time. For this slow-burner, the Boss stops working on his hot rod long enough to pine after a married lady or, as the video suggests, maybe it's her car he's really into.
Here we have Bruce at the peak of his blue-collar pre-middle-age sex appeal, all grease-covered hands and sweaty brow trying to get a look under the hood. Cougars of New Jersey, look alive. Thanks to Jennifer Lopez's now-iconic pole routine in Hustlersa new generation now knows what '90s kids rounding the bases to Fiona Apple knew all along: "Criminal" is the secret weapon on any hookup playlist thanks to its suggestive lyrics she truly has been a bad, bad girlimpossibly slinky beat and Apple's feral delivery.
Originally a bubblegum dance track by Crazy Cousinz featuring Kyla, the tune gets the xx treatment—and then some. With Jamie Smith's slow, pounding beats and Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim's winding guitar riffs and smoky voices, part of the charm of "Do You Mind" is how polite its lyrics sound, given the fluid ease of the song. To answer that question, we don't mind…at all. Few songs have thrown a spotlight on streetwalking the way this chart-topping smash did…and none made you want to get down or learn to speak French more.
Cover versions have proliferated, but only Patti, Sarah and Nona deliver the real goods. All together now: " Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir? When Eurodisco pioneer Giorgio Moroder famously asked Donna Summer to simulate throes of ecstasy for this trendsetting slab of taboo, the devoutly churchy singer initially demurred, then faked an estimated 22 orgasms for the track, inspiring millions to follow her lead. Time promptly dubbed her "the Queen of Love"; nowadays, we'd surely be less discreet. The New Orleans MC mashes together rap, rock and an ascending electronic pulse for this characteristically grimy love ballad.
One thing you can count on with Usher is consistency: Two decades into his career, the slick singer is still releasing songs as titillating as, say, "Bad Girl. And with that dead-sexy falsetto and wax-melting grooves, you can hear it. Issued on her debut album, At Last! It also showed that she was a woman who knew what she wanted.
Upon its release, the song immediately shot to the top of the charts; we can only imagine that the soul diva got exactly what she wanted in the bedroom, too. Aalyiah's sultry slow jam is basically the sex-song equivalent of "Cha Cha Slide," except instead of "move to the left, move to the right," the late singer implores the listener "rock the boat… work the middle… stroke it for me… change positions.
The NOLA-based Master P—led crew memorably landed this smooth funk ballad with not-so-subtle lyrics about getting horizontal. Mac and Mercedes, who trade off hook duties, seem very much on the same when it comes to lovemaking — god bless. How could we run a list like this and not feature the Reverend Al?
A man whose music has soundtracked nigh on four decades of baby-making, and who now marries lovestruck couples in his own chapel. Lil Nas X became a star with "Old Town Road," but he became an icon with "Montero," a sexually explosive hookup anthem for the ages. Still, the song is one silky endorphin rush teaming the velvet-voiced singer with the melody-makers of Daft Punk at their retrofuturistic best. In no way related to the slightly cheesy Bad Company song, this tune is quite simple: Flack describes moments that inspire an amorous mood, including after walking through a park and while sitting in a restaurant.
But her soulful delivery sells it — she coos each line as one lover might to another just before heading to the bedroom. It's hard to imagine after nearly 60 years of watching the man slowly evolve into a strutting wood carving, but Mick Jagger used to ooze sexuality. All the Stones did. For evidence of what happens when every piece of England's horniest rock ensemble is in the mood, look no further than this sax-heavy, disco-indebted Some Girls groove. From Keith's funky licks to Jagger's moans and Bill Wyman's undulating bass, it's a concentrated dose of rock aphrodisiac best played at top volume.
French singer Serge Gainsbourg really was doing the nasty with English rose Jane Birkin in the studio. It so scandalized and titillated the prudish Brits that the BBC banned the song — which, of course, only added to its appeal. What seems at first like a squeaky-clean seduction gradually turns lascivious—okay, downright depraved—in the hands of glam-meister extraordinaire Marc Bolan, who hisses, "I'm gonna suck ya!
Clearly, they were taking the middle part of CrazySexyCool very seriously. The late Bill Withers' frequently traded in uplift on tracks like "Lovely Day" and "Lean on Me," but the man had needs too, and he made an all-timer with "Use Me Up,'' his jagged, jaunty song about his inability to quit a bad relationship because the good parts were just too good.
Which is kind of sad, really, but like Withers' narrator says, it's tough to think of the bad stuff when "it feels this good getting used. With its ultra-slow groove punctuated by a steadily climaxing horn section, this Aquemini highlight sees Andre and Big Boi at their most seductive. The spoken-word stream-of-consciousness verses kind of disappear amid the disarmingly sexy groove, slapping you back with the occasional "damn" that really just sums up this trancelike throwback.
The boys in Blur always had a bit of an ironic art-school air about them, which is part of what makes their gospel-inflected song all the more affecting. It's also a great mood-setting bedroom tune: Let the easy tempo and light strum wash over you and your partner in a euphoric haze as you meditate on the refrain, "love's the greatest thing that we have.
You might remember it as a vintage-industrial keepsake, but Trent Reznor's hit is actually an X-rated funk masterpiece in disguise.
That infamous chorus flies only because the beat underneath it — famously simulated by a pumping heart in the video — feels so stubbornly sensual. Indisco-era power androgyne Grace Jones claimed in an interview that "Pull Up to the Bumper" had nothing whatsoever to do with sex.
Yeah, right: nothing to be read into her helpful suggestion that a bit of lubrication might be required to get that oversize stretch limo through the back door. Meanwhile, the song's possessive thump got everyone ready for some grease-monkeying around. One of the all-time greatest songs about butts in a genre busting with them, here we find Juvenile driven damn near insane by the booty.
Long before Kanye wanted to "play that shit back in slo-mo," Juvie and Soulja Slim had that ground staked out — and it earned them a Billboard Hot No. With an opening salvo like "these lips can't wait to taste your skin," things get steamy quick on Miguel's sex-soaked single. Armed with a deadly falsetto, the crooner melds the sweetness of a young Marvin Gaye with the swag of in-the-club-like-yeah Usher — it's damn near irresistible.
Cocker sings in his ature low purr over a slinky drumbeat and pulsating bassline, eventually building up to an explosive, altogether satisfying climax.
Ocean's epic single traverses time and space for a knotty tale about adoration and longing. Some might argue that syncing a round of lovemaking to Dark Side of the Moon is better than doing the same to Wizard of Oz. But while may vary, "The Great Gig in the Sky" makes a very strong case for prog rock in the bedroom.
The song starts slowly, steadily building to a massive, speaker-shattering climax as vocalist Clare Torry screams, moans and sputters with orgasmic glee. Then it lingers Truly, this is as far from Kansas as you can get. The funky, polyrhythmic jam dips between its Afto-Caribbean licks, synth-flutes and intermittent bouts of heavy panting, moaning and ecstatic screaming from a mystery woman clearly enjoying what she's hearing. The track was so provocative it got banned by the BBC, inadvertently giving it an even sexier edge than it already had. From Zero 7 to Massive Attack, electronic musicians are no strangers to the power of lush dreamscapes.
Languorous, smooth and breathless, this is easy listening made precisely for staying in bed all day. Sure, this '90s mega-hit is a little cornier than it used to be, especially since the PG content of the song basically amounts to "get ready, special lady… you're in for a treat. But this track is by far the most arousing, with a frenetic, synth-driven beat that all but encourages you to bump and grind with the person next to you on the dance floor. Indie-rock shaman Father John Misty calls down an angelic choir and a slick, soulful backup band to help him with this existential ode to monogamy.
And what's lovemaking without a little self-loathing? Dredging the bottom of his psyche with admissions like, "I can hardly believe I've found you, and I'm terrified of that," FJM manages to clear away enough clutter to find something real or, as he puts it, to "truly see and be seen. Birds do, bees do it, even educated fleas do it.
Breaking up is hard to do—so hard, in fact, that a good chunk of the finest pop music ever produced has sprung from its well of agony. But as tough as it is to dump or be dumped, when you find the right soundtrack to your suffering it can also feel weirdly enjoyable.
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