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Top 50 Sexy Pop Songs


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.

50. John Mayer - "Your Body Is a Wonderland" (2002)

Courtesy Columbia

The extravagant praise of this song reportedly was inspired by John Mayer's first girlfriend who he met at the age of 14. The gently rocking beat inspires a low key style of sexy mood. The song reached #18 on the pop singles chart.

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49. Salt 'n Pepa - "Push It" (1987)

Salt 'n Pepa - "Push It"
Courtesy Next Plateau

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.

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48. Britney Spears - "I'm a Slave 4 U" (2001)

Britney Spears - "I'm a Slave 4 U"
Courtesy Jive Records

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.

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47. Roberta Flack - "Feel Like Makin' Love" (1974)

Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
Courtesy Atlantic

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.


46. Duran Duran - "Come Undone" (1993)

Duran Duran - "Come Undone"
Courtesy EMI

Duran Duran proved with this single that adult contemporary oriented pop could be unabashedly sexy. His vocals sway in a fashion that generates its share of sexual heat. The song reached #7 on the US pop singles chart.

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45. Depeche Mode - "I Feel You" (1993)

Depeche Mode - "I Feel You"
Courtesy Mute

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.

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44. Goldfrapp - "Ooh La La" (2005)

Goldfrapp - "Ooh La La"
Courtesy Mute

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.

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43. James Brown - "Sex Machine" (1970)

James Brown - Sex Machine
Courtesy King Records

"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.

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42. Mazzy Star - "Fade Into You" (1994)

Mazzy Star - "Fade Into You"
Courtesy Capitol

The ethereal, psychedelic feel of "Fade Into You" is set to a slow, languid beat that generates a difficult to explain sexiness. This was the only major hit single by Mazzy Star. It peaked at #3 on the modern rock chart and climbed to #44 on the pop singles chart.

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41. Romeo Void - "Never Say Never" (1982)

Romeo Void - Benefactor
Courtesy Columbia

Of course it says, "I might like you better if we slept together," but is it truly sexy? That funky bass line and Debora Iyall's agressive vocals erase any doubt about the sexiness of this new wave classic.

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