These are, literally, the 50 most popular songs about sex ever, as based on each song's performance on the Hot 100 chart.
"Work It" - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
Hot 100 Peak: 2 (11/16/2002)
Missy's not afraid to break a sweat -- she just wants to know the size of the task at hand. If the eye-poppingly suggestive lyrics in this tongue-twisting booty call didn't register with listeners (those backwards verses can get confusing), the Prince impersonator licking her body in the video should have driven the point home.
Sexiest lyric: "You do or you don't or you will or won't cha/ Go downtown and eat it like a vulcha?"
"Slow Hand" - The Pointer Sisters
Hot 100 Peak: 2 (8/29/1981)
The easy slide of this '81 ballad praises a man who knows how to take his time. The arrangement also lent itself to a country classic -- Conway Twitty made his own version, from the understanding man's perspective, a year later.
Sexiest lyric: "I want a lover with an easy touch/ I want somebody who will spend some time/ Not come and go in a heated rush"
"All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You" - Heart
Hot 100 Peak: 2 (5/26/1990)
Heart scored their first hit of the '90s with this song about a rainy roadside pickup and its ensuing one-night stand. The lyrics go on to reveal that the woman winds up getting knocked up, proving that even in pop music, lusty affairs are not without their consequences.
Sexiest lyric: "So we found this hotel/ It was a place I knew well/ We made magic that night/ Oh, he did everything right"
"Love In This Club" - Usher feat. Young Jeezy
Hot 100 Peak: 1 for three wks (3/15/2008)
After Usher finished making his public "Confessions," the fancy-footworker took to making love in the club with R&B diva Keri Hilson, who plays his leading lady in the video. Isn't there anything that Usher prefers to keep behind closed doors?
Sexiest lyric: "Let's go get undressed right here/ Keep it up girl and I swear/ I'mma give it to you nonstop/ And I don't care who's watching"
"Romantic"- Karyn White
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (11/2/1991)
R&B diva Karyn White scored a massive hit in the '80s with this upbeat jam about what happens when the lights go down. The track was produced by White's then-husband Terry Lewis (and his partner Jimmy Jam), which certainly set some sparks ablaze in the studio.
Sexiest lyric: "Under the moonlight, with the stars shining so bright/ Baby, my mind is on love when we get home tonight, ooh"
"Smack That" - Akon feat. Eminem
Hot 100 Peak: 2 (11/4/2006)
Neither Akon nor Eminem may be the sexiest of symbols, but the playful harmonies and rhythmic melodies on this track had clubbers getting some action on the dancefloor. And for once, Slim isn't so shady on the song, as he raps about taking a girl back home instead of putting his "history" with Mariah Carey on blast once again.
Sexiest lyric: "Maybe go to my place and just kick it like Tae Bo/ And possibly bend you over, look back and watch me smack that"
"Ignition" - R. Kelly
Hot 100 Peak: 3 (3/29/2003)
The king of freaky-deaky anthems hit his creative peak with this ode to automotive copulation. Sure, the metaphor gets so extended that it borders on cheesiness, but anyone who takes it too seriously probably isn't getting their gears greased often enough.
Sexiest lyric: "See, I'll be doin' about 80 on your freeway/ Girl, I won't stop until I drive you crazy"
"Do Me!" - Bell Biv Devoe
Hot 100 Peak: 3 (9/8/1990)
Bumping 'n grinding is all anyone wanted to do after hearing Bell Biv Devoe's "Do Me," although the song itself is a bit of a mind game. "What makes you think you can do me?" the trio challenges, then promises that the girl can "do me when you wanna do me" in the next line. Maybe BBD were the "Poison" ones after all.
Sexiest lyric: " Move to the Jacuzzi, ooh, that booty/ Smack it up, flip it, rub it down, oh, nooo!"
"Freak Me" - Silk
Hot 100 Peak: 1 for two wks (5/1/1993)
For the men of Silk, nothing is out of bounds when it comes to pleasing a woman. In the group's slow-burning ballad, one member whispers his proposal for 360-degree pleasure while the others seduce with suave harmonies about trips around the world and fulfilling every fantasy imaginable. Freakiness has never sounded so … comprehensive.
Sexiest lyric: "Let me lick you up and down, 'til you say stop/ Let me play with your body, baby, make you real hot"
"Shake You Down" - Gregory Abbott
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (1/17/1987)
This song's title is a euphemism for what Mr. Abbott wants to do once he gets his woman in bed. The soul crooner assures his girl she'll "go all the way to heaven," and to convince her, he drops poetic pillow talk like "Roses are red and violets are blue, I'm gonna rock this world for you." (Really? She said yes after that?)
Sexiest lyric: "I can't stop thinking of the things we do/ The way you call me, baby, when I'm holding you"