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Name a song that unambiguously and sexily says "let's get it on." (omit the obvious answer, please). Is there a song that, if sent to you, would immediately raise your pulse and get you looking forward to delights to come?

In the past, Nina Simone's I Want a Little Sugar in my Bowl and Rhianna's Rude Boy have worked tremendously well for this purpose.

This particular recipient is a jazz and motown fan, but any genre could work. The only exception is, as mentioned, Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On.
posted by tomorrow to Human Relations (74 answers total) 76 users marked this as a favorite
 
Almost anything on R. Kelly's 12 Play.

Also, I was once virtually seduced by Meeting in my Bedroom, by Silk.
posted by janey47 at 2:36 PM on August 22 [1 favorite]


For me it's Anya Marina - Body Knows Best (Youtube link).
posted by schroedingersgirl at 2:37 PM on August 22 [1 favorite]


Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan Come On Over (Turn Me On)
posted by jillithd at 2:37 PM on August 22 [3 favorites]


Prince. Do Me Baby or, more ambiguously, Let's Go Crazy.

George Michael. I Want Your Sex.
posted by Melismata at 2:41 PM on August 22


Come Go With Me - Teddy Pendergrass

Almost anything by Earth, Wind and Fire...
posted by PlantGoddess at 2:41 PM on August 22


Feelin' love, Paula Cole. This song is pure sex.
posted by Jubey at 2:41 PM on August 22 [3 favorites]


Drive.
posted by Mchelly at 2:47 PM on August 22 [1 favorite]


Sean Hayes' (not the actor) song Bam Bam is one of the sexiest songs I know.
posted by Lexica at 2:47 PM on August 22 [3 favorites]


Glory Box by Portishead
posted by Middlemarch at 2:48 PM on August 22 [3 favorites]


Business Time
posted by yoink at 2:50 PM on August 22 [2 favorites]


Oh, also Bill Withers - Use Me.
posted by Lexica at 2:50 PM on August 22 [4 favorites]


Donna Summer, I Feel Love or Love to Love You, Baby

on a rather different note: Cream, Tales of Brave Ulysses
posted by scody at 2:52 PM on August 22 [3 favorites]


Wait, clarification - does it need the exact phrase "let's get it on?" Or can it just be a song about wanting to do someone? If it's the latter, a lot of 90s R&B songs come to mind:

Red Light Special by TLC
Body Bumpin' by Public Announcement
Nobody by Keith Sweat
Half On A Baby by R. Kelly
Customer by Raheem DeVaughn
Anywhere by 112
You Remind Me Of Something by R. Kelly
Pony by Ginuwine

Not 90s, but came to mind:
Birthday Suit by The Weeknd

(Please don't judge me for my musical preferences.) For what OP is asking about a very clear message, I think the TLC one is pretty blatant. Hah. Depends if OP is male or female, I suppose.
posted by AppleTurnover at 2:56 PM on August 22 [4 favorites]




I wish I was your lover...Sophie B. Hawkins
posted by orangemacky at 3:01 PM on August 22 [1 favorite]


"Oops" by Tweet with Missy Elliott
posted by shortyJBot at 3:06 PM on August 22 [1 favorite]


Chopped and screwed Sade
posted by dhammond at 3:22 PM on August 22


Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You
Johnny Gill - My, My, My
posted by kimberussell at 3:22 PM on August 22


Well, literally:
Booty Call -- All Saints
posted by NoiselessPenguin at 3:23 PM on August 22


If subtlety isn't your thing, I recommend Touchin by David Banner. If you really hate subtlety, look for the uncensored version.
posted by gnutron at 3:34 PM on August 22


Make It Wit Chu, Queens of the Stone Age (W/ PJ Harvey, w/ Cee-Lo Green)
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 3:44 PM on August 22 [2 favorites]


You Sexy Thing.
posted by BibiRose at 3:45 PM on August 22 [1 favorite]


Sexual Healing.
posted by MoonOrb at 3:49 PM on August 22 [5 favorites]


TV on the Radio's Lover's Day, which is gender-neutral and unambiguously all about having sex.

Depeche Mode's cover of Dirt is not so much obscene and sexy lyrics-wise, but the delivery...my god.
posted by yasaman at 3:55 PM on August 22 [1 favorite]


George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby" is the sexiest song every written and I never, ever, ever get tired of it.
posted by nightrecordings at 4:11 PM on August 22 [1 favorite]


Old school: Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company
posted by carmicha at 4:12 PM on August 22 [2 favorites]


The Afghan Whigs, "Neglekted"

Here are the lyrics.
posted by divined by radio at 4:16 PM on August 22 [1 favorite]


Oh goodness, where to start! Okay, in the genres your booty callee prefers:

Isley Brothers - Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love Pts. 1&2)
Al Green - You Ought To Be With Me

Other options:

Ginuwine - Pony (I mean, honestly you could just put Pony on repeat and call it a day, but I digress...)
En Vogue - Giving Him Something He Can Feel
Andre 3000 - Spread
Big Boi - She Said OK
Cassie - Me & U
Justin Timberlake - Futuresex-Lovesounds
Next - Too Close
Beyonce - Rocket, Partition, Blow
posted by fox problems at 4:16 PM on August 22 [3 favorites]


Burnin for You
posted by jgirl at 5:13 PM on August 22 [1 favorite]


Almost anything by Massive Attack.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 5:13 PM on August 22


Depeche Mode - World in My Eyes.
Louis Armstrong - If I Could be With You One Hour Tonight
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 5:31 PM on August 22


A Kiss To Build A Dream On - Louis Armstrong (beautiful, romantic song with some filthy, filthy trumpet halfway through)

Less likely choices:
Pumpkin - Tricky feat. Alison Goldfrapp (most of Maxinquaye really)
Closer - Nine Inch Nails
Windowlicker - Aphex Twin
posted by comealongpole at 6:01 PM on August 22 [1 favorite]


I just tend to go to Otis for something like this.
posted by Merinda at 7:06 PM on August 22


Toni Braxton's You're Making Me High is the gold standard of booty call songs. The video is pretty sweet, too.
posted by Munching Langolier at 7:12 PM on August 22


Love and Rockets So Alive
posted by bile and syntax at 7:37 PM on August 22


Old 97s - Let's Get Drunk And Get It On
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:59 PM on August 22 [1 favorite]


John Legend Tonight (Best You Ever Had)

R Kelly (this is a fun cover Ignition Remix (this is a fun cover)
posted by hampanda at 8:59 PM on August 22


Floetry Say Yes
posted by dorkydancer at 9:06 PM on August 22


Slow Like Honey
Say Yes (dorkydancer beat me to it)
What's it gonna be?
Sweet Love
posted by cashman at 9:29 PM on August 22


Diary
Portuguese Love
Stankonia
(To get the straightest to the point, It's Not Deep Enough from the Above The Rim soundtrack)
posted by cashman at 10:11 PM on August 22


Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews band

Almost anything by the Cocteau Twins.
posted by herschellie at 10:24 PM on August 22


"Strangers" by Portishead; it is basically the sound of doin' it for me. (Oh, also "Doin' It" by LL Cool J)
posted by Captain l'escalier at 10:38 PM on August 22


Drawing Curtains, by Buck 65
Bloodflow. by Bill Callahan (this could just be me...)
posted by Sarah Lund's Jumper at 11:15 PM on August 22 [2 favorites]


Chris Isaak - Wicked Game. Yes, the video as perfume ad with writhing all over the beach.
posted by spamandkimchi at 11:24 PM on August 22


D'Angelo - Feel Like Makin' Love (Roberta Flack cover) and Untitled (How Does It Feel)
posted by turnips at 4:03 AM on August 23


Freak Me - Silk for more 90s!
posted by goo at 5:02 AM on August 23


Sort of comedy songs, but very clear about their intentions:

David Guetta I Just Wanna F

Turquoise Jeep Lemme Smang It
posted by alittlecloser at 6:31 AM on August 23




I also want to vote for TV on The Radio's "Lover's Day." Those lyrics are so effing sexy.
posted by tacoma1 at 8:07 AM on August 23


The Rolling Stones' "Let's Spend the Night Together." (I remember when they preformed on The Ed Sullivan Show -- decades ago -- and had to change the lyrics to "Let's Spend Some Time Together.")
posted by merejane at 8:26 AM on August 23


50 answers in, no-one has said "Afternoon Delight"? Man, I'm old.
posted by hanov3r at 8:56 AM on August 23


Isley Brothers, Between The Sheets
posted by DMelanogaster at 3:56 PM on August 23


Do Me - Bell Biv DeVoe
Justify My Love - Madonna
Flower - Liz Phair
Naughty Girl - Beyonce
Hard Day - George Michael
posted by SisterHavana at 4:57 PM on August 23 [1 favorite]


Get Down Make Love -- Queen

Or, if you're looking for something less heavy and more laid back:

"Why Don't We get Drunk" -- Jimmy Buffet
posted by Fuzzypumper at 6:54 PM on August 23


Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris

(This one has the bonus of unambiguous "sound effects".)
posted by Sa Dec at 7:36 PM on August 23


Old school: Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company

How about Suzanna Hoffs?
posted by booth at 7:55 PM on August 23


Prince — It

The Beatles — Why Don't We Do It in the Road?
posted by John Cohen at 8:42 PM on August 23


"Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey
Anything on "Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By" by Lovage
posted by harrumph at 8:46 PM on August 23 [1 favorite]


Minnie Riperton, "Inside My Love"
posted by luckyveronica at 11:12 PM on August 23


Also--Aaliyah, Rock the Boat.
posted by luckyveronica at 11:16 PM on August 23


Motivation by Kelly Rowland.
posted by JasonSch at 11:18 PM on August 23


Prince! -- Kiss. Mm!
posted by mimi at 7:19 AM on August 24


Prince - Cream
Move Closer
You can leave you hat on

May the lucky object of your aections appreciate such fine tunes ;)
posted by tanktop at 8:56 AM on August 24


Ginuwine - So Anxious
Jeremih - Fuck U All the Time (shlohmo remix)
Bush - Swim
posted by koakuma at 9:05 AM on August 24


Breakfast can wait-Prince if it's a wake up booty call
posted by deezil at 12:00 PM on August 24


"Head," by the great, fantastic, amazing Kirsty MacColl, off TROPICAL BRAINSTORM. And no, it isn't about that. It's romantic as all hell, and maybe the sexiest song I've ever heard.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 3:10 PM on August 24


Happy Mondays, Bob's Yer Uncle
posted by scody at 4:17 PM on August 24


Anything at all by red snapper
posted by ead at 6:06 PM on August 24


I can't believe nobody's mentioned Barry White yet.
posted by SisterHavana at 11:01 PM on August 24


More olde tyme suggestions: Rufus, Sweet Thing or Tell Me Something Good.
posted by GrammarMoses at 4:58 AM on August 25


Powa - Tune Yards.
posted by tayknight at 1:00 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]


An oldie oldie oldie, but I think it's one of the dirtiest songs ever: Teach Me Tiger.
posted by JanetLand at 8:14 AM on August 26


Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
posted by bendy at 12:45 AM on August 28


DJ Screw - Southside Groovin.

Oh man. This is the guy that made sizzurp famous. It shows -- he lays that beat like syrup!
posted by fritillary at 8:26 AM on September 2


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