The 40 Best Songs To Make Love To With Your Partner
Whether you are trying your best to impress or looking to spice things up with your long-term partner, the soundtrack to your evening goes a long way. You might not think it is a big deal, but music helps set the mood and can be a great aphrodisiac. So if you are wanting a little late-night fun in the bedroom, crafting a soundtrack full of sexy, sultry tunes is exactly what you need. If you are struggling to come up with a list of songs, don’t worry, as we have you covered with 40 of the best songs to make love to with your partner.
As with any playlist, you need a solid mix of classics and contemporary tunes. There needs to be a few bangers along with some slow numbers to take things down a notch. Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing has to be included. As does The Isley Brothers Between The Sheets. Then there are modern day baby-makers like Frank Ocean’s Thinkin Bout You and Childish Gambino’s Redbone. Whatever your flavor this list has something for everyone.
So in the immortal words of Marvin Gaye, “Let’s get it on.”
The 40 Best Songs To Make Love To This Valentine’s Day
1. Teddy Pendergrass – Close the Door
The soulful Teddy Pendergrass wants to get down and dirty, but first, close the door. If your lady doesn’t get the message from the song’s lyrics, no doubt Teddy’s soothing vocals will have her shedding her clothes in no time.
2. Frank Ocean – Think Bout You
There are few modern singers who have created as much hysteria as Frank Ocean. He spoke to a generation of kids through songs about love, loss, and relationships. Thinkin Bout You is the perfect love song to get down and jiggy to, with Ocean purring he’s “been thinking about you.” Sexy.
3. Mario – Let Me Love You
The best thing about this song is Mario asking if it is ok to love his lady. Consent is key. That aside, this is a classic early 00s R&B banger with all the “ah” and “um” adlibs you could ever want. Interestingly it was co-written by Scott Storch (who produced the song) and Ne-Yo, who regretted letting Mario have the song as he would have loved to have used it when he kick-started his own music career.
4. Mariah Carey – Touch My Body
This song pretty much spells out everything you want your partner to do. Carey talks about her sexual fantasies while reminding her boo not to film them. Carey delivers a soulful R&B meets pop number with a film clip that shows her wearing various skimpy outfits while flirting with 30 Rock‘s Jack McBrayer. The remix is also worth a listen if you like hip-hop, with Rick Ross and The-Dream both featuring.
5. Ginuwine – Pony
“If you’re horny let’s do it/Ride it, my pony/My saddle’s waiting/Come and jump on it.” The chorus of Ginuwine’s breakthrough hit says it all. A sexually charged R&B banger that gets girls dropping low in the club, Pony is exactly the type of song you want playing while in the throes of passion.
6. Childish Gambino – Redbone
Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, changed things up on his third album, Awaken, My Love. Eschewing hip-hop for a fusion of R&B, soul, and funk, he hit gold with second single Redbone. Produced by composer Ludwig Göransson, the track features Gambino singing in a different pitch, creating a soulful, slinky 70s era vibe ideal for lovemaking.
7. Rihanna – Sex With Me
“Sex with me is so amazing,” Rihanna states. Who am I to disagree> Riri has never been one to shy away from her sexuality in her music, and she lays it all on the table on this cut from ANTI. She basically uses the song to let everyone know how good sex with her is. All I can say is A$AP Rocky is one very lucky man.
8. Usher – U Got It Bad
The story behind this one centers on Usher being in the studio where he was constantly being distracted by this girl he brought with him, much to the annoyance of producer Jermaine Dupri. They then got into a fight and she left. Dupri thought this would mean they could get to work, but Usher soon got on the phone with her. Frustrated, Dupri kicked him out of the studio and reportedly told him, “We’re going to do this [session] later on. You got it completely too bad right now. You got it bad.” This sparked the inspiration for the song and when Usher returned they recorded what would become U Got It Bad.
9. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
Does it get any sexier? Marvin Gaye’s sensual vocals purr over the funky production. A tale of sexual liberation, Let’s Get It On just oozes sex appeal and is a must for any love-making playlist.
10. Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby
The Queen of Disco comes through with this sexually charged hit from 1975. In between her orgasmic moans and erotic lyrics, Summer’s soothing vocals pair well with the dance floor production on what is possibly the most erotic song ever released.
11. The Isley Brothers – Between the Sheets
Here is a funky ditty from the wonderful American trio The Isley Brothers. Between the Sheets is a soothing ballad that has been sampled over 50 times by some of rap’s biggest names, including The Notorious B.I.G. (Big Poppa), Chance the Rapper (Juke Juke), and Drake (Ignant Shit).
12. Brandy – Have Your Ever
While this one is all about finding true love, it still works well as a love song you want to blast while serenading your lady friend. This is classic 90s R&B with Brandy delivering on all levels.
13. Dua Lipa – Hotter Than Hell
One of pop’s modern stars, Dua Lipa has a knack for crafting upbeat hits that just make you want to get up and moving, or in the case of Hotter Than Hell, down and dirty. Let your partner know you think she is “hotter than hell” with this huge pop number.
14. Barry White – Can’t Get Enough of Your Love
Nobody had a voice like the great Barry White. Possessed with a deep baritone that just oozes sex, Can’t Get Enough of Your Love was the majestic White’s second number one hit and remains his signature tune. It just makes you want to get undressed and dance naked. Or maybe that’s just me?
15. George Micahel – I Want Your Sex
Old mate George Michael puts it out there with this 80s cracker. On I Want Your Sex Michael gets straight to the point and leaves you with no uncertainty about what he wants.
16. Nicki Minaj – Feeling Myself (ft. Beyonce)
Although this track isn’t about the joys of masturbation (despite some of the lyrical content and imagery seen in the film clip), it’s still a banger that goes hard. Nicki Minaj and Beyonce cement their status as Queens of the music industry who are running the game.
17. Ross Royce – I Wanna Get Next To You
Another track with a title that will make your girlfriend happy, I Wanna Get Next To You is another 70s soul number that hits all the right notes. Taken from the Car Wash soundtrack, it’s a pleasantly smooth R&B tune that will have you swaying along.
18. The Weeknd – Often
The Weeknd has more sensual offerings about love, but Often is a sexually charged slow-burner sure to get your girlfriend in the mood. The song talks about “riding the wave” and making “that pussy rain,” so it is plain to see what The Weeknd is going on about. The remix with Schoolboy Q and Rick Ross is also worth a listen for the hip-hop heads out there.
19. Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
While Harry Styles has said the song is about the initial euphoria you experience when you first start sleeping with someone, the other main interpretation is that it is about oral pleasure. Listening to the lyrics, it isn’t hard to see why.
20. LL Cool J – Doin It
Another song with a title that is self-explanatory. LL Cool J raps about getting between the sheets with his lady over an old school hip-hop beat. The song features back and forth between LL and female rapper LeShaun as they talk about all the sexual acts they get up to, accompanied by moans and groans. I’m getting flustered just writing about this one.
21. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye makes his presence felt for the second time with Sexual Healing. Similar to Let’s Get It On, this one is all about sex, with Gaye saying he’s “hot just like an oven” and needs “some lovin’.” This is pure baby-making music.
22. J. Holiday – Bed
The 00s have given us some of the great R&B tracks of the modern era. Bed isn’t one of them. But it is a cheesy love song about lovemaking in your bed, making it an obvious choice for any playlist set to soundtrack your lovemaking.
23. Nina Simone – I Put a Spell on You
While it has been covered by everyone from Annie Lennox to Creedence Clearwater Revival, it’s hard to go past Nina Simone’s interpretation of Jalacy “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins’ 1956 hit. Simone’s version is a jazzy mood-turner that showcases her incredible voice and will give you goosebumps.
24. D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel)
This song is famous as much for the actual music and vocals of D’Angelo as it is for the film clip featuring the singer in the nude. Get past his eye-popping physique and you have yourself an aching love song where D’Angelo tells his partner, “Love to make you wet/In between your thighs, cause/I love when it comes inside of you/I get so excited when I’m around you, baby.”
25. Jodeci Freek’n You
Get freaky with your lady by putting on this sultry 90s R&B jam from Jodeci. You don’t have to read between the lines to know what this one is about. Hip-hop fans should search out the Wu-Tang remix featuring Ghostface Killah and Raekwon. It’s dynamite.
26. Janet Jackson – Any Time, Any Place
This saxophone featuring pop tune from Janet Jackson is all about public displays of affection. Jackson doesn’t care who is around while she is getting it on, so this might be a good pick if you and your partner like a bit of outdoors action.
27. Prince and the New Power Generation – Cream
Prince joked that he wrote this song while looking at himself in the mirror, but you can certainly believe The Artist would do something like that. This song is sex, plain and simple. It’s also Prince’s last number one, hitting the top of the charts in September of 1991.
28. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – Shallow
While this one is more of a love song, it works well on a lovemaking playlist. Lady Gaga is great, but the real surprise packet is Bradley Cooper. The Hangover star manages to sound charming with his Eddie Vedder-esque drawl. A great song from an even better film.
29. Drake – Practice
Interloping Juvenile’s 1998 classic Back That Azz Up, this deep cut from Take Care finds Drake telling his lady friend, “I can tell that you been practicing/All those other men were practice, they were practice/Yeah, for me, for me, for me, for me.” What a guy. This is R&B mode Drake and a chilled track perfect for the bedroom.
30. Peggy Lee – Fever
Peggy Lee’s cover of Little Willie John’s Fever is finger clicking tune that’s both playful and sexy. Lee’s vocals take center stage over soft percussion, with this one a bubbling cauldron of sexual tension.
31. Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
The film clip of Chirs Isaak and Helena Christensen frolicking on the beach should be enough to get your motor running. The song itself, although often seen as a love ballad, is actually about casual sex with someone you know isn’t good for you.
32. Jorja Smith – Be Honest (ft. Burna Boy)
One of music’s future stars, Jorja Smith teams with Burna Boy for this mesmerizing duet. Taking influence from the Afrobeat and dancehall genre, Be Honest is a steamy banger sure to get your partner in the mood.
33. Mazzy Star – Fade Into You
An alternative 90s tune that never charted well initially but is regarded as a classic, Fade Into You is a hazy love song full of good vibes. It has a calming effect with a distinct guitar lick matched by Hope Sandoval’s understated vocals.
34. Bruce Springsteen – I’m on Fire
He might be better known for his anthems about the American dream, but Bruce Springsteen has a number of solid ballads in his repertoire. The song is a groovy guitar number about a guy lusting after a woman he can’t have because she is taken. Even though he tries to convince her of his sexual prowess, she refuses, and he is left with his heart on fire.
35. 50 Cent – Candy Shop
Let your partner know you want to take her to the candy shop where she can lick your lollipop. Ok, maybe don’t say that yourself and let 50 Cent do the talking with this sexual innuendo filled hit. Pair this with Lil Kim’s Magic Stick for a one-two combination about sexual pleasure.
36. Cardi B – W.A.P. (ft Megan Thee Stallion)
This one caused quite the stir but it is a celebration of female sexuality from two of the best spitters in the game, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. With lines like “extra large and extra hard,” “this pussy is wet, come take a dive,” and “gobble me, swallow me, drip down the side of me,” this song pretty much sets the scene of a dirty sex.
37. Bryson Tiller – Don’t
This track was listed by Spotify as the number one track to fuck too, which is unusual considering it is about a guy wanting a girl to leave her boyfriend who is mistreating her. That said, there are some sexy lyrics, and the dark vibe suits the bedroom.
38. Christina Aguilera – Dirrty
Despite the title, this one isn’t about getting down and dirty with your significant other, but ripping it up at the club. The film clip got a lot of attention for Christina Aguilera’s lack of clothes, but the star of the show is Redman, who comes through with a solid verse.
39. The Teenagers – Homecoming
The Teenagers were a thing for a minute in 2007 thanks to this explicit track. Homecoming is from the perspective of two strangers hooking up for a summer romance. The guy only wants to fuck his “American cunt” while the girl is falling in love with her “English romance.” It is one big piss-take (the band are actually French) but has enough sex talk to be a worthy addition to your love making playlist.
40. Khia – My Neck My Back
No song highlights the virtues of oral sex like this banger from Khia. It’s sure to get the point across and have your lady hoping you can live up to her expectations.
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