10 Best Sex Songs
You all presumably know the facts of life by now. The birds do it. The bees do it. Hopefully you’re all doing it, too. Sex is, obviously, everywhere. And rock and metal is no exception. Many is the scrawny nerd who picked up a guitar with the hope of turning his luck in love around. And sometimes it worked.
KISS bassist and tongue-master Gene Simmons once said, “I love all women, I will never stop, I want every girl that ever lived. I f— everything that moves and, if it doesn’t move, we work something out.” Ladies seem to love a guy who can play the guitar, or the guy out front with long hair and tattoos, wailing into the microphone. This tendency has left an indelible mark on hard rock.
We wanted to take a look at some of the songs that pay tribute to dancing in the sheets. There were too many to choose from, so it wasn’t hard to find 10 to fill out our list. Some of these are subtle, using some clever metaphors and imagery to get the message across. Some of them are not subtle at all. But then again, if you’re wanting lyrical poetry, you’re probably in the wrong place. Be careful — some of these songs may not be safe for work. You’ve been warned. This is our list of the 10 Best Sex Songs.
‘Let’s Put the X in Sex’
Speaking of not subtle, our first track on our list of the 10 Best Sex Songs comes from KISS. Frontman Paul Stanley has never been one to mince words. ‘Let’s Put the X in Sex’ gets right to the point. Stanley probably isn’t used to using a lot of sweet-talk to get laid. And why should he? He’s the lead singer for KISS, for goodness sake.
Most, if not all of, the members of the bands on this list spent a lot of time getting familiar with groupies backstage. Def Leppard was definitely no exception to this. With a clever play on words with ‘Armageddon It,’ they want to let everyone know they’re having plenty of fun.
‘Love You to Death’
Type O Negative frontman and goth poster boy Peter Steele’s deep vocals drove all of the black lipstick-wearing ladies wild back in the ’90s. ‘Love You to Death’ is the band’s anthem to dirty, sweaty sex, possibly in the middle of a pentagram drawn on the floor, surrounded by candles.
‘Supersonic Sex Machine’
If you are looking for a band that can cram every single sex act and overt sexual euphemism into one song, then look no further than Steel Panther. The group seems dedicated to keeping the Sunset Strip sound from the ’80s alive and well while paying homage to freaky deakies everywhere. No list of 10 Best Sex Songs would be complete without a nod to this band, and ‘Supersonic Sex Machine’ fits the bill to a T.
‘Ten Seconds Til Love’
If there’s a trophy given out to bands for sleeping with their fans, then Mötley Crüe would at least be in the running for taking it home. ‘Ten Seconds Til Love’ doesn’t leave any room for interpretation. They are ready to go at the drop of a hat — anytime, anywhere.
‘Sex and Outrage’
Motorhead leader Lemmy Kilmister has never been shy or coy about his endearing love of groupies. We could probably do a list of just Motorhead songs on this subject. But for now, we’re choosing ‘Sex and Outrage’ as the tune to illustrate this point. With a chorus that states, “Teenage / Backstage / Sex and Outrage,” there’s little doubt what this song is about.
This list would be impossible to complete without including Trent Reznor‘s maybe-a-bit-too personal ode to rough sex. Nine Inch Nails‘ ‘Closer’ was a big hit, even with (or maybe because of) the glaring edit that was made to the chorus so the song could be played on radio and TV. This song is a dance hall and bedroom playlist must-have, even today.
‘Ice Cream Man’
If a sex trophy did exist, Mötley Crüe might have to fight Van Halen for it. During the band’s heyday, David Lee Roth might have been the most overtly sexual lead singer around. His squeals, hairy chest and buttless chaps made all the ladies scream. While ‘Ice Cream Man’ may never actually mention sex, it’s no stretch of the imagination to put two and two together and realize it definitely belongs on this list.
‘Touch Too Much’
If you were tasked with choosing one AC/DC song that talks about getting physical, it would probably take you a little while. There are so many to choose from. Frontman Bon Scott wasn’t shy about his sexual proclivities. ‘Touch Too Much’ is sonically huge, with the band’s trademark massive guitars. And the breakdown towards the end is unbeatable.
Anyone who knows this Guns ‘N Roses song probably wouldn’t be surprised by it taking the number one spot on our list of the 10 Best Sex Songs. The now-infamous female moans heard during the bridge of ‘Rocket Queen’ were genuine, made by a a woman in the studio with singer Axl Rose. The singer once stated that the impromptu performance came from a wild night in the studio that could have turned explosive. But the band turned it into something productive that now lasts on record forever.