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You call that sexy? Billboard picks the sexiest songs, fails

The late Barry White, the man whose voice is synonymous with sexy, is pictured at the Soul Train Music Awards in 1994. Photo: Rhonda Birndorf / AP

The late Barry White, the man whose voice is synonymous with sexy, is pictured at the Soul Train Music Awards in 1994. Photo: Rhonda Birndorf / AP

Apparently, there isn’t a Barry White song sexy enough to make Billboard’s list of the 50 sexiest songs of all time. Yeah, right.

Part of the problem is the magazine’s methodology. They simply ranked the 50 most popular songs about sex (or with a discernable sexy-time vibe) according to their performance on the Hot 100 chart, beginning in 1958 and ending with the chart of Jan. 16. And that’s how we wind up with Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” in the No. 1 position. “Physical” is to sex as Velveeta is to food. It might get sweaty like sex, but it’s also plastic and not much like the real thing. Even worse, you’ll find “Afternoon Delight” at No. 20. Talk about cheese.

How about we come up with our own ideas of the sexiest music of all time? We can do better than Billboard, can’t we? Tell us what tops your list of the sexiest songs.

Need a refresher? Check out our gallery of some of the finest in baby-making music


120 comments Add your comment

Sex is nasty

February 11th, 2010
2:12 pm

First !- I want to F&^% like an animal by NIN…..

Bruthaman

February 11th, 2010
2:15 pm

Lets Get It On by Marvin Gay or Turn Off the Lights by Teddy Pendergrass

Rik

February 11th, 2010
2:20 pm

Jason Mraz – Butterfly.

Old School

February 11th, 2010
2:21 pm

International Lover-Prince

Rik

February 11th, 2010
2:21 pm

Country Song – If I told you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?

noneya

February 11th, 2010
2:21 pm

ok…..which is more likely to put your lady in the mood?
1) Let’s Get Physical….or
2) Anything by Kenny G

Cdyami316

February 11th, 2010
2:22 pm

Didn’t get a chance to read the list but:
The Isley Brothers – Between The Sheets
Janet Jackson – Anytime, Anyplace
Quincy Jones – The Secret Garden (Both the vocal & sax versions)…..Just to name a few!

Bookert T.

February 11th, 2010
2:22 pm

Knockin’ Da Boots, by H-town..

Pete

February 11th, 2010
2:23 pm

Let’s Put The X In Sex by KISS
Animal (F**k Like A Beast) by WASP

Cindy Lu Hoo

February 11th, 2010
2:24 pm

Barry White is THE MAN for mood music and so is Donna Summers”Love To Love Ya Baby” long version.

Elaine

February 11th, 2010
2:25 pm

I love music not on the pop charts – so my suggestion is Micheal Franks/Donna Krall “Tell Me All About It” followed by “Groove With You” by Isley Brothers” and a song called “Anika” by BTribe. Music not on the radar. “At You Best You Are Love” Ailiyah and ” Kiss Of Life” by Sade are some others that would make my list.

tide fan

February 11th, 2010
2:26 pm

The La,La song by Inner Circle

ChippersLoveChild

February 11th, 2010
2:26 pm

Anytimes, Anyplace by Janet Jackson

Smokin'

February 11th, 2010
2:30 pm

Touch Me — Samantha Fox
I Touch Myself — DeVinyls

scott

February 11th, 2010
2:30 pm

Anything by Barry White. the better Olivia Newton John would be Magic. thats much better than physical.

Stephanie

February 11th, 2010
2:30 pm

“Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak and “Sadness” by Enigma

Laquisha

February 11th, 2010
2:34 pm

Dis be racist. Ain’t enough brotha’s on dis list.

Roy

February 11th, 2010
2:40 pm

“Pillow Talk” by Sylvia.

Absolutely!!

February 11th, 2010
2:40 pm

Anything by 112 or Tevin Campbell.

dlil

February 11th, 2010
2:45 pm

From Prince’s first album – Soft & Wet. Need I say more??

Lucindari

February 11th, 2010
2:45 pm

TEDDY PENDERGRASS’s “Come Go With Me.” MARVIN GAYE “Let’s Get It On” BOB MARLEY “Turn The Light Down Low”

Jack Gipson

February 11th, 2010
2:45 pm

Anything Issac Hayes or Teddy Pendergrast.

mugglemikki

February 11th, 2010
2:45 pm

That’s easy, “The Greatest S*x” by R. Kelly hands down!

blady

February 11th, 2010
2:47 pm

Cream by Prince. Anything Marvin or Teddy.

Gennad

February 11th, 2010
2:47 pm

Turn the lights down low — Bob Marley. i wanna give you some good good lovin’… Bob is the man.

dawgfan

February 11th, 2010
2:49 pm

“I’ll make love to you” Boyz to Men

gern

February 11th, 2010
2:50 pm

Barry White and Marvin Gaye should be on the list, but how about Jeff Buckley’s cover of Hallelujah? It was about THE moment of sexy time!

ON THE SXTH

February 11th, 2010
2:50 pm

Sumthin Sumthin (Mellow Smooth Version) – Maxwell
Tease Me – Guy
Speechless – Beyonce
Lick you up – H-town
Seduction – Usher
I can keep going if you want ; )

gern

February 11th, 2010
2:51 pm

Also, there are those of us who think that the commercial for Mr. Spriggs BBQ is a pretty sexy song too.

William

February 11th, 2010
2:54 pm

Laquisha. Don’t make every blog racist. That’s what’s wrong with this city now.

Peachgirl

February 11th, 2010
2:54 pm

Anything by Maxwell…

John

February 11th, 2010
2:57 pm

You’re the first, the last, my everything – Barry White
Let’s get it on – Marvin Gaye
Lady Love – Lou Rawls
No ordinary love – Sade
The sweetest taboo – Sade
Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
If you don’t know me by now – Simply Red

Reign

February 11th, 2010
2:59 pm

Here are my contributions. I like a more eclectic vibe and there are so many wonderful, beautiful, sexy love songs out there. I have man, but can’t think of them all, so here’s a start.

Sweet Love by Me’shell Ndege’ocello
First time ever I saw your face by Celine Deon (her version is absolutely beautiful and sensuous)
Take Away by Missy Elliott featuring Ginuwine & Tweet
I even heard a song by Kelly Clarkston that was real sexy…don’t know the name

Champagne Supernova

February 11th, 2010
2:59 pm

Where’s “The Pina Colada Song”?

falconsfan2010

February 11th, 2010
3:00 pm

Don’t let me be lonely tonight.

beaux

February 11th, 2010
3:02 pm

Nikki by Prince

GITTINSUM2NITE

February 11th, 2010
3:03 pm

Simple… Straight F**king – Tyrese, and, I’m F**king You 2nite – Notorious B.I.G and R. Kelly, and the entire 2 side of the Isley Brothers The Heat is On. My babies was made to that album!! Y’all haave a sexxxy good time. Hear?

Don

February 11th, 2010
3:03 pm

“I wanna check youfor Ticks”

Frank from MusicNerdClub.com

February 11th, 2010
3:07 pm

The White Stripes’ “Ball and Biscuit” or Roxy Music’s “More Than This”.

junebaby

February 11th, 2010
3:08 pm

turn off the lights/t. pendergras
let’s get it on/m. gaye
soft & wet/prince
let’s just kiss and say goodbye/manhattans
pillow talk/sylvia
dedicated to the one i love/the temprees
the agony and the ecstasy/smokey
as we lay/s. murdoch
i’m going down/rose royce
the secret garden(sweet seduction suite)/b. white/elle debarge/al b. sure

those are 10 songs off the top of my head; given time to think about it, i could list another 100 songs that are probably better than any list billboard could come up with.

ray pugh

February 11th, 2010
3:09 pm

Gern,

Re: Hallelujah, you want to put them in the mood, not slit their wrists….

Steve

February 11th, 2010
3:12 pm

‘Love Hangover’ by Diana Ross brings me back to lovin’ in a leisure suit!

Goldie

February 11th, 2010
3:13 pm

Luther – So Amazing
Teddy – Turn off the Lights
Prince – Purple Rain – Darling Nikki
Keith Sweat – How Deep is Your Love

To speed it up to beat it up:
Tupac – How Do You Want It

beaux

February 11th, 2010
3:13 pm

Slinger

February 11th, 2010
3:14 pm

WHAM! – Careless Whisper.

That wraps up this debate.

Nick's Dad

February 11th, 2010
3:16 pm

Love Bazaar by Sheila E.
Do Ya Think I’m Sexy by Rod Stewart
Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye
I Want Your Sex by George Michael
Why Don’t We Do it in the Road — The Beatles

Mike Damone

February 11th, 2010
3:25 pm

Side 1 of Led Zeppelin IV…

Walt Williams

February 11th, 2010
3:29 pm

Sexual Healing by Malvin Gay

Roger G.

February 11th, 2010
3:31 pm

Luther- A House is not a Home…..

Walt Williams

February 11th, 2010
3:32 pm

How can one use any of the songs from Casses years? Anything sexy in songs were taboo.