27 Sexy Songs to Set the Mood and Spark Some Romance

From R&B classics to rhythmic electronic tracks, these songs belong on your bedroom playlist.
Sexy Songs to Set the Mood and Spark Some Romance
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Updated Aug 31, 2023

Get ready to set the mood ablaze with the hottest, sultriest and downright sauciest sexy songs playlist around. Whether you're looking to spice up a romantic date night or add some extra sizzle to your intimate moments, we've handpicked 27 sexy songs to add to your bedroom playlist.

Music has the remarkable ability to evoke emotions, memories and desires, and when curated thoughtfully, a sexy playlist can do wonders to amplify those feelings. Carefully selected tracks with sultry melodies, seductive rhythms and sensual lyrics can create the perfect backdrop for intimacy.

From The Weeknd's seductive "Earned It" to Donna Summer's timeless "Love To Love You Baby," these sensual songs are sure to become your secret weapon when it comes to turning up the heat.

So, dim the lights and dive into this tantalizing selection of tunes to throw on the next time you and your partner want to set the mood.

"Earned It," The Weeknd

Lyrics you'll love: "You make it look like it's magic (oh, yeah)/'Cause I see nobody, nobody but you, you, you"

The Weeknd's haunting vocals and seductive lyrics make this sexy song an ideal start to a steamy playlist.

"Jungle," Drake

Lyrics you'll love: "Rock me real slowly/Put a bib on me/I'm just like a baby, drooling over you"

When it comes to sexy songs, "Jungle" sets the perfect mood for an intimate moment. With its moody production, Drake's lyrics and smooth vocals that touch on passion and desire, you'll definitely want to add this one to your playlist.

"Sex With Me," Rihanna

Lyrics you'll love: "Sex with me, so amazing/All this all work, no vacation"

Rihanna's sultry vocals combined with lyrics that exude confidence and allure create a sensual vibe that's perfect for a sexy songs playlist.

"Love To Love You Baby," Donna Summer

Lyrics you'll love: "Oh, love to love you, baby/Oh, love to love you, baby"

This iconic disco track oozes sensuality and seduction. Her sensual vocals and suggestive lyrics combined with the pulsating beat have the power to make any moment feel passionate.

"Dangerous Woman," Ariana Grande

Lyrics you'll love: "Somethin' 'bout you/Makes me feel like a dangerous woman"

The mix of R&B and pop elements, along with the slow, infectious rhythm, sets a sensual tone that's hard to resist in this sexy song.

"Way Down We Go," KALEO

Lyrics you'll love: "And way down we go/Way down we go/Say way down we go"

KALEO blends deep, raspy vocals with raw, emotive lyrics and a rhythmic beat to create an intimate energy that belongs on your sex playlist.

"Pony," Ginuwine

Lyrics you'll love: "I'm looking for a partner/Someone who knows how to ride/Without even falling off"

As a staple sex song on many playlists, "Pony" is an R&B classic that oozes with seductive rhythms and suggestive lyrics that will instantly set the mood.

"Wicked Game," Chris Isaak

Lyrics you'll love: "What a wicked game you play, to make me feel this way/What a wicked thing to do, to let me dream of you"

"Wicked Game" is a romantic sexy song featuring an iconic guitar riff and smooth, evocative vocals that were made for playlists to get it on to.

"Good For You," Selena Gomez

Lyrics you'll love: "I just wanna look good for you, good for you, oh-oh/Let me show you how proud I am to be yours"

With lyrics that express desire and empowerment, "Good For You" by Selena Gomez is a stand-up addition to any playlist meant to ignite those sparks.

"River," Bishop Briggs

Lyrics you'll love: "How do you fall in love?/Harder than a bullet could hit you"

With its intoxicating beat and passionate vocals, this electrifying track exudes raw energy that belongs on your sexy songs playlist.

"Let's Get It On," Marvin Gaye

Lyrics you'll love: "Ah, baby, let's get it on/Let's love, baby/Let's get it on, sugar"

Quite possibly one of the best sexy songs ever, "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye is no stranger to bedroom playlists. With lyrics filled with nostalgia and longing, it'll set the mood for your next romantic encounter.

"Expectations," Lauren Jauregui

Lyrics you'll love: "Wish I had no expectations/I wish that I could get it through your head"

The slow, rhythmic beat and the song's overall aura of desire make it an ideal sexy song to add to your sensual playlist.

"Heaven," Julia Michaels

Lyrics you'll love: "All wrapped in one he was so many sins/Would have done anything, everything for him"

"Heaven" is one of those sexy songs that delivers so passionately, making it a captivating addition to a sensual playlist.

"Sacrifice," Black Atlass (feat. Jessie Reyez)

Lyrics you'll love: "Yeah, we could call it love, or we could call it nothing/But you got what I want, so baby, give me something"

This sultry R&B song, released in 2021, showcases Black Atlass's seductive vocals and a mix of electronic and soulful elements that make it perfect for a sexy songs playlist.

"Turn Me On," Norah Jones

Lyrics you'll love: "Like a flower waiting to bloom/Like a lightbulb in a dark room/I'm just sittin' here waiting for you/To come on home and turn me on"

This Grammy-nominated track combines Norah's smoky, seductive vocals with a smooth jazz and blues-infused melody. Its languid tempo and intimate lyrics evoke a sense of longing that belongs on your sexy playlist.

"Love Is a Bitch," Two Feet

Lyrics you'll love: "Your mama says I'm a fool/And yeah, maybe that's true 'cause I can't stop thinkin' 'bout you"

Two Feet's unique fusion of blues, electronic and R&B elements in this track adds an irresistible sensuality that's hard to resist, making it a must-add for your sexy songs playlist.

"Use Me," Bill Withers

Lyrics you'll love: "Yes, I wanna spread the news/That if it feels this good gettin' used/Oh, you just keep on usin' me"

As one of the most classic sexy songs out there, this R&B classic combines a catchy, funky bassline with Withers' smooth, soulful vocals, creating an irresistible groove you and your romantic partner can get down to.

"Say You Love Me," Jessie Ware

Lyrics you'll love: "'Cause I don't wanna fall in love/If you don't wanna try/But all that I've been thinking of/Is maybe that you might"

Co-written by singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, "Say You Love Me" combines Jessie Ware's signature velvety voice with a rich blend of R&B and pop elements, creating an irresistibly seductive ambiance.

"The Hills," The Weeknd

Lyrics you'll love: "I only call you when it's half-past five/The only time that I'll be by your side"

"The Hills" boasts a hypnotic and seductive beat that's sure to set a sultry mood. Its dark, atmospheric production, courtesy of Illangelo and Mano, complements The Weeknd's signature vocals, creating a mesmerizing blend of sensuality.

"2 On," Tinashe

Lyrics you'll love: "Give me all that you got now/Make you want me cause I'm hot now"

Released in 2014 as the lead single from her debut album Aquarius, here's one of Tinashe's greatest sexy songs that feature sultry, confident vocals with lyrics that sing about living in the moment.

"Sirens," Nylo

Lyrics you'll love: "Sirens go off/When you touch me on my body"

Released in 2013, "Sirens" showcases Nylo's unique blend of electronic and soulful elements, making it a bangin' addition to your sexy playlist.

"Beautiful," John Rose

Lyrics you'll love: "But I think you're beautiful/Unusual, how I fell for you/How I fell for you/Delusional, delusional how I fell for you"

The song's enticing lyrics and John Rose's velvety voice evoke intimacy and desire, making it the perfect choice for a playlist designed for more sensual moments.

"Snooze," SZA

Lyrics you'll love: "I can't lose when I'm with you/How can I snooze and miss the moment?/You just too important"

Released in 2014 as part of her EP Z, "Snooze" showcases SZA's silky vocals and sensuous lyrics. Its slow melody coupled with SZA's blend of neo-soul and contemporary R&B will add an irresistible vibe to your sex playlist.

"Criminal," Fiona Apple

Lyrics you'll love: "And I need to be redeemed/To the one I've sinned against/Because he's all I ever knew of love"

Released in 1997 as the lead single from her debut album Tidal, this sexy song boasts sultry and raw vocals made for intimate moments.

"The Sweetest Taboo," Sade

Lyrics you'll love: "You give me, you give me the sweetest taboo/You give me, you're giving me the sweetest taboo/Too good for me"

This seductive track, released in 1985 as part of the Promise album, is an embodiment of Sade's signature smooth jazz and soul fusion.

"Midas," Maribou State (feat. Holly Walker)

Lyrics you'll love: "Midas/What shall we do?/We're playing the game/By different rules"

With deep basslines, hypnotic rhythms and ethereal vocals, "Midas" would make for a mesmerizing addition to your playlist of sexy songs.

"Intimidated," KAYTRANADA (feat. H.E.R.)

Lyrics you'll love: "Don't hold it back like that/Just pull me closer, baby"

"Intimidated" combines KAYTRANADA's signature production style (known for its smooth and groovy beats), with H.E.R.'s mesmerizing vocals that together, embody sensuality.

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