25 Best Sex Songs
Sex is a part of life. In hip-hop and R&B, rappers and singers have never been afraid to express themselves sexually in a song — they get right to the point. Veteran rhyme-slinger LL Cool J has made a career out of rapping about sex and love in his songs while others like Too $hort (‘Freaky Tales’) and Lil’ Kim (‘Magic Stick’) are bold with their raunchy rhymes. On the R&B side, crooners like Usher enjoys his lovemaking ‘Nice and Slow.’ Meanwhile, Beyonce’s sex game will leave you ‘Speechless,’ and Ginuwine wants his ladies to ride it like a ‘Pony.’ No matter which artist you’re a fan of, chances are they’ve got a sex song waiting for you to listen to. So without further ado, check out The Boombox’s 25 Best Sex Songs. – Trent Fitzgerald
When it comes to sex and love, LL Cool J is the originator and master. It all started back in 1987, when he created the first rap ballad with ‘I Need Love.’ Since then, he’s made a career out of seducing the ladies. On his 1996 classic hit ‘Doin’ It,’ the Queens rapper reveals his sexual desires to a fictitious lover, played by rapper LeShaun. “Baby, I want to hit it in the worst way / Schemin’ on the ass on the first day (Don’t stop),” he raps on the Grace Jones-sampled banger. – T.F.
Naughty By Nature opened up a can of worms with their 1991 classic song ‘O.P.P.,’ which stands for Other People’s, um, Property. The infectious call-and-response song is basically about infidelity. Treach was definitely a ladies man as he explained the rules of O.P.P. to a woman who caught feelings after a one-night stand. “Come on, come on, now let me tell you what it’s all about / When you get down, you can’t go around running off at the mouth / That’s rule No. 1 in this O.P.P. establishment / You keep your mouth shut and it won’t get back to her or him,” he raps. Are you down with ‘O.P.P.’? Damn skippy. – T.F.
‘Let’s Talk About Sex’
Salt-N-Pepa’s ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ was a ground-breaking song that arrived conveniently in 1991, as the AIDS epidemic was on the rise in America. The success of the original single led to a second version called ‘Let’s Talk About AIDS,’ which helped promote HIV/AIDS prevention among America’s youth.
“We were being bold because no one was really talking about [safe sex],” said Pepa about the song in a Village Voice interview. “To this day, I’m fortunate enough to do a lot of shows and, in concert, still take a little time to tell the people how AIDS is still out there and to wrap it up.” – T.F.
‘Turn on the Lights’
On the rap ballad ‘Turn on the Lights,’ Future is looking for his female counterpart to reciprocate some love and affection. If the Atlanta rhymer finds his soulmate, he promises to give her all of the finer things in life. “I’m lookin’ for her too / I heard she got a pretty face and stand up like a stallion / I heard that she a precious jewel, you treat her to medallions / I wanna be the one to find out if I go to prowlin’,” he raps. In real life, Future has found his equal in Ciara and he put a huge ring on it. – T.F.
‘F—ing You Tonight’ (Feat. R. Kelly)
When it came to romance, the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. wasn’t having it. No wining and dining. No flowers or candy. No love making, just strictly back-breaking sex. “So no, caviar, Shark Bar, uh uh / Strictly sex that’s pretty and leftover spaghetti / I know you used to slow CDs and Don P’s / But tonight its eight tracks and six-packs while I hit that,” he raps. R&B don R. Kelly brings it home on the straightforward chorus, singing, “You must be used to me spending / And all that sweet wining and dining , well, I’m f—ing you tonight.” Isn’t he so romantic? – T.F.
David Banner shows us his freaky side on the bass-heavy ‘Play,’ a slinky sex track produced by Mr. Collipark. The Mississippi rhymer whispers his workout plan to a potential sex partner. “Uh, I wanna see your legs shake / Take you to the crib, we can f— till the bed break / Uh, we can f— until your p—y ache / Think about the type right now, girl, mastur-bate for a n—- / Freak you in the clubs / Stop worrying about them other ho’s / It’s me in your world / Work that clit / Cum girl,” he raps. Bonus track: the Ying Yang Twins’ ‘Wait (The Whisper Song)‘ pre-dates Banner’s tune and uses the same beat. The rap duo also talk about the same thing . . .sex. – T.F.
‘Put It in Your Mouth’
On Akinyele’s ode to oral sex, ‘Put It in Your Mouth,’ the New York rapper gives you a blow-by-blow description on how a female should give head. Ak’s ribald lyrics made the song an underground hit in 1996. By today’s standards, Ak’s rhymes are quite tame. “You wanna go down, why not? / I be like Herbie and hand you a cock / And tell you that my name is Ak / Get on your knees, make like the breeze, begin to blow / But don’t give me no Ralph Lauren grin if you’re not down to go low,” he raps. – T.F.
Slum Village (T3 and late rappers Baatin and J Dilla) are hoping to engage in every man’s ultimate sexual fantasy — a threesome with two horny females. On their smooth joint ‘Climax,’ the rap trio spit come-hither lines to females with hopes of convincing them that a three-way is a great idea. “I’m trying to get down this ain’t no la di da / But I ain’t never f— with a menage a trois / It’s three like the stripes on the a-di-das / Getting live like we at the mardi gras / We getting live like we at the mardi gras,” raps Dilla Dawg. – T.F.
‘We Want Some P—-‘
When it comes to sex songs, 2 Live Crew took it to another level. The rap trio popularize the Miami bass sound with their style of rap, which revels in sexual deviancy. Their 1986 X-rated tune ‘We Want Some P—-‘ was not only controversial for its raunchy lyrics but also became a frat party jam across college campuses. Here’s a sample of Brother Marquis’ verse: “I say, girls, don’t hide it, just divide it / And please don’t knock it until you’ve tried it / So to all of you bitches and all you ho’s / Let’s have group sex and do the Rambo!” 2 Live was certainly too explicit. – T.F.
‘Magic Stick’ (Feat. 50 Cent)
Girls just want to have fun too. Just ask Lil’ Kim. On the funky ‘Magic Stick,’ the rap vixen exchanges over-the-top sex rhymes with 50 Cent. While Fif brags about his magic stick, Kim proudly boasts that her sex game is hella proper. “Lil’ Kim not a whore / But I sex a n—- so good, he gotta tell his boys / When it, come to sex don’t test my skills / ‘Cause my head game have you head over heels,” she raps. Oh behave, Kim. – T.F.
Too $hort holds the distinction of having one of the longest sex songs in rap that we have ever heard. Clocking in at over 9 minutes long, the Bay Area legend’s ‘Freaky Tales’ is full of sex, sex and more sex. Throughout the song, Short Dog spits a nursery-rhyme flow about several trysts with different women. “I met this tender, her name was Lori / An X-rated movie wouldn’t tell her story / She had a twin sister, her name was Lisa / And just like Lori, she’s a real dick pleaser,” he raps. In 2012, $hort teamed up with Snoop Dogg to perform the classic song for the GGN News. Freaky, indeed. – T.F.
BDP made wearing condoms (or Jimmy hats) cool with their pro-safe sex banger ‘Jimmy.’ Not only was the song infectious (that beat is tough!), it was educational as well. As KRS-One advises, “Jimmy Hats are now in style / ‘Cause you can’t trust a big butt and a smile / Some are dry and some lubricated / Many companies make and made it / So all you super ho’s, wear your hat / ‘Cause dripping Jimmies is straight up wack.” Word up! – T.F.
‘What’s Your Fantasy’ (Feat. Shawnna)
Ludacris is one freaky dude. On his sex-themed hit ‘What’s Your Fantasy,’ the Atlanta rapper details his perverted fantasies to his fellow freak-mate Shawnna. “I wanna get you in the back seat, windows up / That’s the way you like to f—- / Clogged up, fog alert / Rip the pants and rip the shirt / Rough sex: make it hurt / In the garden all in the dirt,” he raps. Luda was lucky enough to get a threesome on the remix, which featured rap vixens Trina and Foxy Brown. – T.F.
There’s something about a man that can compare sex to a pony ride and sing about it, but it’s something else when he can show you what it looks like. And there’s only one thing sexier to women than watching Ginuwine “send chills up and down your spine;” Magic Mike showing new ways to feel the sensation.
With a hard beat and lyrics to match, the man better known as GinuFINE will get a private — or public — party poppin’ whenever his mouth opens to hum about a pony. So when he tells you his saddles waiting, and to come on and jump on it, do like a Snickers: why wait? — Amber McKynzie
‘Peaches & Cream’
If there’s one thing that will never fail, it’s using the juicy, succulent, savory features of a piece of fruit and comparing them to a woman’s… everything. It’s quite genius actually. When 112 decided to take a bowl full of peaches and their sticky, sweet juice and add some cream to turn it into a song about sex, fans didn’t know what to do except hit up Adam & Eve and purchase every flavored product on the menu.
The best thing about the track is to the naked, innocent ear — no pun intended — the song might just sound like the Daron, Q, Mike and Slim just really like peaches. But the ATL natives had no qualms about sharing their women as fruit mentality. They love women and women are similar to peaches, and what do you do with peaches? You just want to eat them up. — A.M.
Graphic and straight to the point, Az Yet leaves little to the imagination as they describe every intricate detail about their sexual experience from the night before. Their provocative lyrics paint a picture of each lustful moment that takes place in the song. But here’s the catch, as X-rated as the song might be, they make it sound, well, beautiful. “You felt my body slip / Into your soul / Last night / I was inside of you / Last night / While making love to you / I saw the sun, the moon / The mountain and the rivers / I saw heaven when I made / Sweet love to you.”
The quintet saw no need to “stick it in” or “plow her ’til her legs were numb,” they just wanted to make sweet love, make her feel the “candle light” and wait to “explode.” How sweet. — A.M.
When any man or woman utters the magic words, “I’m horny,” there’s no question it’s about to go down in the bed room, in the kitchen or in the shower — the list goes on. So when Jodeci serenaded the world with ‘Freek’n You,’ it was inevitable that babies were about to be made.
Before the beat drops, DeVante Swing, Jojo, K-Ci and Dalvin take turns whispering the less subtle phrase “I wanna freak you.” Then, K-Ci bellows out “Every time I close my eyes / I wake up feeling so horny… I don’t give a damn about nothin’ else / Freakin’ you is all I need.” K-Ci’s simple words transformed the group’s hit single into the ultimate panty dropper. Immediate air humping and inappropriate grinding are sure to occur whenever this percussion background begins. — A.M.
“Let’s talk about sex, baby,” was never Aaliyah’s style — even when it came to describing some of life’s most salacious moments. It’s an accepted universal understanding that any invitation or expression of wanting a late night rendezvous after midnight is code for one thing only. Sometimes the declaration to want to get down and dirty sounds just like that, but when Babygirl uses her soothing vocal range to initiate an after 12AM get together, you can’t help but want to sing along while doing a striptease with candles lit.
‘Come Over’ is sensual and erotic without needing the raunchy “bend over, let me see it” lyrics to get the track’s point across. So if you’re reading this and working on a late night text, just make sure to ask, “Can I come over :)?” — A.M.
‘I’ll Make Love to You’
Boyz II Men created a quintessential lovemaking soundtrack when they released ‘I’ll Make Love to You.’ Who knew that four men from Philly could give new meaning to 12 words from a childhood birthday tradition and take women on a sexual high? As Nathan Morris sings “Close your eyes, make a wish / And blow out the candle light,” women automatically enter a romantic abyss.
The quartet explores the loving side to sex as they school men on the secrets to pleasing a woman using a phrase that’s sure to make her sit back and relax: “You’re wish is my command.” Sex isn’t always about the porn and the pounding; sometimes it’s all about good ol’ love making. — A.M.
‘Nice & Slow’
Leave it to Usher to come out with one of the most unforgettable sex songs at a mere 18 years old, and make grown women melt at the sound of his voice while doing so. With a simple guitar, a piano and some seductive spinto tenor vocals, the singer croons about the pleasures of taking things ‘Nice & Slow.’ Whether his titillating acts take place in a car or some place “nice and quiet [where] there ain’t no one there to interrupt,” the R&B sex symbol finds a way to put the sex back in R&B letting people know there is no need to rush. And like any talented artist, it isn’t all about the sex. It’s about the heart-racing, butterfly-in-the-stomach, let’s-do-it-again feeling that comes with making love and not just going through the motions of another carnal act. — A.M.
In a time when women singing or rapping about sex was jaw-dropping, Xscape found a way to bring the risqué and titillating emotions that penetrate your skin and pulse through your body to life. Kandi Burruss opens the seemingly a cappella ballad lined with cello undertones with her alto soprano sound, explaining what she wants to happen during the night.
The Georgia Peach describes the perfect evening filled with moonlight “shining on [her] windowpane” just before she “hears the sound of rain.” LaTocha, Tamika and Tiny join in one by one, illuminating the breath-taking passion that comes on a wet night. — A.M.
‘Would You Mind’
Janet Jackson has always been known to tackle the topic of sex in her lyrics, but when she asked men everywhere, ‘Would You Mind,’ she gave new meaning to the male species standing at attention. There was no secret about what Ms. Jackson had in mind when she made this song. “I just wanna touch you, tease you / Lick you, please you, love you / Hold you, make love to you.” If anyone has any doubts about what should be going on when this track plays, let it be known that the singer wants to make things perfectly clear. “And I’m gonna kiss you, suck you, taste you / Ride you, feel you deep inside me, boo.” And if that’s not enough, she wants to “make you come, too!”
Aside from its raunchy, expressive, lecherous lyrics, Jackson is best remembered for performing this let’s-get-it track live in Hawaii and making a guy explode with joy on stage. Would you mind? — A.M.
The way Beyonce’s been moving across the small screen lately is sure to leave you ‘Speechless,’ but she was ready to leave you that way when she first released this sultry song in 2003. Backed by an electric guitar, piano and drumset, Bey leaves every woman wanting to end her night in a speechless falsetto. But before she reaches that point, she’ll be screaming “Yes, yes, yes!”
Like any good sex track, the song lives beyond the lyrics because the beat and legato strums of the electric guitar keep the song alive. As the melody reaches its peak, this song turns into one of those nails-in-the-back, legs-wrapped-around-the-neck, toes-curled-tight kind of cut. Get ’em B. — A.M.
‘Red Light Special’
We’ve all heard of the Red Light District, but when TLC told everyone what the ‘Red Light Special’ could be, red-colored light blubs started to sell out every where. Never feeling the need to hold back, the Atlanta trio show off their sexuality any chance they got — using condoms as eye patches included. This song was the woman’s sex anthem, and there wasn’t anything anyone could do about it. From positions to body parts, T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli let loose when it came to expressing their desires. There’s nothing closed-door about this because TLC just wants you to “come through the, take off [their] clothes and turn on the red light.” — A.M.
Not looking to offer fans a sensual, explicit sex track, Next gave them the next best thing: a song all about the three-letter word without actually mentioning it. With verses full of metaphors, the three-person group uses an upbeat club cut to illustrate the happy process of a man’s favorite extremity. Offering up a good double entendre, Next shows women why hard isn’t always a bad thing. “Baby, when we’re grindin’, I get so excited / How I like it, I try but I can’t fight it / You’re dancin’ real close, ’cause it’s real, real slow / You’re makin’ it hard for me.” Remember young Mike in MTV’s ‘The Wood’? Yeah, it’s like that. — A.M.