Pop songs about sex have a long history dating back well into the early 20th century. Pop music is used as a soundtrack to many moments in love. This is your guide to 50 of the sexiest pop songs of all time. It is the best in music for and about making love.
As stated clearly, "This dance ain't for everybody, only the sexy people." This frank ode to raw sex introduced everyone to Salt 'n Pepa, one of the biggest female rap acts of all time. The irresistibly insistent rhythm track has been sampled an endless number of times since the song hit #19 on the pop singles chart in 1987.
Britney Spears joined with the Neptunes to create a more adult sound here. That means primarily it is more sexual. The result was a #4 pop hit in the UK, but it just barely cracked the top 30 in the US. However, time has been kind and this is now considered a Britney Spears classic.
What more is needed to get in the mood than strolling through the park watching others do their thing? Roberta Flack delivered the perfect mode to generating sexual feelings. "Feel Like Makin' Love" hit #1 on the pop singles chart in 1974. It was her third #1 hit single in three years.
After the initial screeching introduction, Depeche Mode slide into a nearly impossibly hard edged sway. Dave Gahan's vocals pummel their way into a raw, rugged sexuality. Depeche Mode went to #8 at home in the UK with the song but only peaked at #37 on the US pop singles chart.
The synthesizer pulse underlining "Ooh La La" is a distinctively sexy sound. Add Alison Goldfrapp's vocals that proclaim the need for "ooh la la la la," and this becomes a sexy pop classic. The song reached #4 on the UK pop singles chart and topped the dance chart in the US.
"Get up, stay on the scene, like a sex machine!" There really are not many more lyrics needed to convey the point of this rhythmic workout from the legendary James Brown. One album version expands the groove out for 11 minutes. James Brown hit #2 on the R&B chart and #15 pop with this classic.