Music and sex have always gone together. After all, in many cases, sex and love are often the greatest source of inspiration for musicians. Plus, when you listen to your favorite music, it stimulates the same pleasure center in your brain as sex, so even if you don’t know it, music and your brain are working together to turn you on. Love and longing - or just plain old animal lust - have inspired so many great songs. Whether it’s a dirty, thumping bass line, a sensual, husky diva’s song, a hard, fast guitar riff or whatever you’re into, there is always a song out there that will get your juices flowing!

Want a playlist with some sensual force? I put together a sexy, seductive record collection that'll put you in the mood for love. (For more subtle turn-on tips, check out Flirting: Where Subtle Meets Sexy.)

Pop Music Picks

Why It's Sexy
Pop is sexy because it’s fast, not too heavy and also makes you feel a little bit dirty when you listen to it; it’s essentially the morning quickie of the music world!

Top Picks
  • Runner Up: "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry
  • Winner: "Diirty" by Christina Aguilera
    Fast, hard and raunchy, this song just screams filth.

Dance Music Picks

Why It's Sexy
Dance music is sexy because it can bring you back to the dance club and all those bodies movies in time to the music. That's hot. Plus, who can resist a beat that makes you move?

Top Picks
  • Runner Up: "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO
  • Winner: "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer
    An impossibly gorgeous diva voice and a relentless beat leave this song sliding over you like silk sheets.

Rock/Alternative Music Picks

Why It's Sexy
Raw and unwieldy, rock music is like that illicit, crazy, one-night-stand that only happened once ... but that you never stop thinking about.

Top Picks
  • Runner Up: "Make It Wit Chu" by Queens of the Stone Age
  • Winner: "Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon
    Although this song has a simple message, it really captures those nights when you can't get enough.

R&B Music Picks

Why It's Sexy
What isn’t sexy about R&B? Deep bass lines with lyrics that can sometimes make even the most liberal-minded blush, R&B gets right to the point and tells you what it wants - and it won’t take no for an answer. (Learn some straight-up sex talk yourself in Talk Dirty to Me: The How and Why of Hot Aural Sex.)

Top Picks

Classic Music Picks

Why It's Sexy
Old classics will always be sexy because they inhabit our subconscious and bring up strong emotions. If it it sounds cheesy, well, it is - but that's why it's fun!

Top Picks
  • Runner Up: "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle
  • Winner: "Let’s Get It On" by Marvin Gay
    With its barely repressed sexual tension, this song is smooth, sensual and hard to resist; a true sexy classic!
Much like sex, musical preference is a personal thing. If you like my playlist, you can listen to it on Spotify. If not, put together the tunes that make you feel sexy and share your playlist with us.