For decades, many R&B singers recorded songs about sex. From Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” to Donna Summer’s “Love To Love You Baby,” to Barry White’s, well, anything! R&B singers are always expressing their interest and desire for sex, and it falls into so many realms. Yes, the records get people aroused, but it’s a little deeper; It’s a physical activity where people are connecting in a prolific way, heck, it’s where we all come from, so you can’t run away from it even if you wanted too!
R&B singers write songs about lovemaking, lusting, one night stands, or just talk about sex figuratively. As you can see, there’s a song for every type of sex.
Singersroom.com has decided to highlight the top 10 sex songs from 2005-2015. There are many artists who wrote/sang songs about sex, but we figured out which ones were the freakiest. The songs were selected based on critical reception, music sales, and lyrical content.
Check out the hottest, most explicit, and explosive hits from the past decade (in no particular order)!
Chris Brown – Back to Sleep
“Back to Sleep” is from Chris Brown’s seventh studio album, Royalty. Even though the song is explicit, the hook is very catchy. Brown is frank about what he wants from his love interest, and he needs her to get with the program. He sings, “Ain’t sorry that I woke ya, / I ain’t sorry ’bout ya job / Call sick in the morning so I can get a little bit more of your love / I know you want me, how you feel me cause you never disagree.”
“Back to Sleep,” is a mixture of funk, R&B, and pop music. When it was first released, the song was a commercial success. It debuted at number five on the Hot R&B /Hip-Hop songs charts. He also collaborated with Usher and Zayn on the remix. After listening to this song, many of his fans will play this song over and over. It’s definitely a hit banger.
Pretty Ricky – On the Hotline
Former R&B quartet Pretty Ricky released one of their popular hits, “On the Hotline” in November 2006. It was a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts. It was also on repeat for many people including teenagers and adults because of the record’s steamy content. The song is simply about a phone sex conversation at five in the morning; the group is lusting for these women, and they are ready to bring their plan to action. “On the Hotline’s” chorus also reshapes Salt-n-Pepa’s song, “Let’s Talk About Sex,” when Pleasure P says, “”Let’s talk about sex, baby, let’s talk about you and me.” Hot!
Usher – Good Kisser
R&B superstar Usher released “Good Kisser” in spring 2014, and he never ceases to amaze his fans. “Good Kisser” commemorates a young lady’s set of lips. The Godson of Soul reinforces fans to have a vivid imagination due to the song’s lyrics. If you read between the lines, the content to the song is very metaphoric. The single is naughty, but tasteful at the same time.
Jeremih – Birthday Sex
“Birthday Sex” was Jeremih’s debut 2009 single and it was certified Platinum within weeks. It was also a Top 5 hit on the Billboard 100. Jeremih titled the song based on his personal experience with women in a very sensual manner. The lyrical concept for the song was brilliant because now it’s a birthday anthem for ladies and men, a song that can be played when you want to have a “private and intimate” moment with your lover on your birthday. Jeremih wrote a bedroom song for the grown and sexy.
The-Dream – Falsetto
“Falsetto” is from The Dream’s album, Love Hate, and it was a completely a different sound for him. With the falsetto vocal, The Dream followed Prince’s footsteps with a sound reminiscent of Prince’s a Purple Rain. The vocal capability is unique, and The Dream wasn’t afraid to step out of the box musically. The song is about The Dream feeling some type of way when he goes to work after a girl keeps talking dirty in his ear. His attitude towards the lady in the song is “I’m ready to give you what you asked for at this moment.”
Kelly Rowland ft. Lil Wayne – Motivation
Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland released “Motivation,” one of her most popular songs, in 2011. She collaborated with New Orleans rapper Lil’ Wayne, who added more flavor to the song. The single debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks, and was also certified double platinum. “Motivation” is a sultry dance record that mentions Kelly’s request to be her man’s sexual motivation. Kelly believes in her man’s sexual performance when she says, “And you’re almost there /Y ou can do it, I believe in you, baby / So close from here / Baby I’ma be your motivation / Go, go, go, go / Motivation/Go, go, go, go. The song’s lyrical content is seductive and obscene, and Kelly’s sultry voice captivates the listener’s attention.
Ne-Yo – Mirror
“Mirror” is an album cut from the R&B gentleman, Ne-Yo from his debut album, In My Own Words. It is a great song to play when you want some sexual activity to take place, adding more spice and flavor in the bedroom. The song is very erotic, as it talks about lovers getting it on in front of a mirror. You can enjoy watching your lover’s facial expressions as you’re putting in work. Your lover’s inner freak will be revealed once this song ends, thanks to Ne-Yo’s suggestion!
R. Kelly ft. Kelly Rowland – All the Way
The Pied Piper of R&B, R. Kelly, collaborated with Ms. Kelly Rowland on the song “All the Way” from his 2013 Black Panties album. This record simply states that Kellz is the go-to man if you want him to fulfill your fantasies. On the song, Rowland has a man, but that isn’t stopping Kellz from going all the way. He knows Kelly is down for the ride because of the sexual chemistry amongst each other. The song’s hook exemplifies their ongoing desire for each other when Kelly says, “Might as well go all the way / Hey there ain’t no such thing as a half mistake / So baby boy we might as well go all the way / Might as well go all the way /You don’t know if you’re addicted till you relapse.”
Is it steamy in here?
Chris Brown – No Bulls*ht
“No B.S” is from Chris Brown’s fourth studio album, “F.A.M.E,” and it was released in 2011, a top five hit for Brown.I n the song, Breezy wants his woman to come back to his apartment so he can show her a good time in the bedroom. He is ready to kiss, lick, touch, and caress his lady. Brown deliberately knows how to get his point across, hence, the song’s title; Brown is letting his girl know “I’m ready to handle my business so stop playing games.” He says, “Girl I’mma give it to you, all night / So fly girl / Don’t you be on that bullshit, all night [3x] / So fly girl.
Trey Songz ft. Drake – I Invented Sex
What’s a sex song list without Trey Songz? “I Invented Sex” ft. Drake is from Trey Songz’s 2009 album Ready. This is one of the many songs he collaborated with the Canadian rapper. When critics first heard the song, it received positive reviews, and it was Trey’s first No. 1 song on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. On the song, Trey talks about his sex talents and how it would affect a woman’s whole frame of mind once it’s said and done. He keeps emphasizing, “You gon’ think I invented sex.” This one is a panty droppa!
What other songs turned up the “freak factor” during the last decade? Sound off below, Roomies!