Sex and love: Those are two repeat topics in the pop music canon. Some songs about sex and lurve are memorable and go on to become classics. Others are forgettable. These are the ones you can never shake from your memory. Whether they are subtle, like Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" or totally overt, like Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On," each song is sexified and about a topic we all know and love!
1. George Michael, "I Want Your Sex"
If it were any more obvious … But in all seriousness, while the song seems like an ode to banging on the surface, it's about having a committed, loving, intense sexual relationship … with one person. It's the most lusty song about monogamy we've ever heard. The fact that it came out in the '80s, when AIDS was relatively new, made it even more novel and revolutionary.
2. Marvin Gaye, "Sexual Healing"
Get thee to a cabin with a fireplace, a bearskin rug, strawberries and champagne and you are good to go, as long as this track is playing in the background.
3. Divinyls, "I Touch Myself"
Sex with yourself is still sex. Is it the best kind? Well, this song sure makes it seem so!
4. Marvin Gaye, "Let's Get It On"
This is M. Gaye's much nicer way of saying "I Want Your Sex."
5. Lady Gaga, "Poker Face"
Rumor has it that the song is really about the face Gaga makes when engaging in coitus with a man and wishes it was a woman. Whether or not that's true is inconsequential at this point. Ma Monster's song is salacious!
6. Bad Company, "Feel Like Makin' Love"
Even rockers get amorous and romantic.
7. Madonna, "Justify My Love"
A sexual song? From Madonna? You don't say. Her Madgesty's catalog is filled with saucy romps, from "Like a Virgin" to "Erotica," but this the sauciest. The raciest. The raunchiest. We know that Madonna has as many songs about sex as Vivid has porn titles — well, maybe not that many, but still — but it doesn't get any better than "Justify My Love." And, uh, the video? You just need to see it ... but hopefully not while you're at work.
8. Def Leppard, "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
Sugar is another word for "kiss," and we all know kisses can be just as arousing as sex.
9. Aerosmith, "Love in an Elevator"
The rock anthem is not sexy in terms of its sound or construction, but the lyrical metaphor sure is, as it's about living it up when you're going down.
10. Naughty by Nature, "O.P.P."
Ain't nuthin' subtle about getting down with Other People's "Property." The last "P" is not that simple. At least the rappers came up with a creative way to talk about effing around with someone who isn't single.
11. Boyz II Men, "I'll Make Love to You"
The Motownphilly crew released on of the most romantic, smoothest R&B love songs of the '90s.
12. Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines"
What rhymes with "hug me?" The song that gave Thicke the hit of 2013 (and broke up his marriage) is about being naughty and the nice in the bedroom.
13. Prince, "Little Red Corvette"
A sexy song about a sexy ride. We see what he did there.