These are, literally, the 50 most popular songs about sex ever, as based on each song's performance on the Hot 100 chart.
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" - Rod Stewart
Hot 100 Peak: 1 for four wks (2/10/1979)
Rod Stewart's disco-era anthem squeezes an entire one-night-stand narrative into a few short stanzas. Only one question, Rod: why did you call your mother before closing the deal?
Sexiest lyric: "His heart's beating like a drum 'cos at last he's got this girl home/ Relax baby, now we are alone"
"Kiss You All Over" - Exile
Hot 100 Peak: 1 for four wks (9/30/1978)
This late-'70s hit anticipates a couple's many hours of creative lovemaking. Even more creative was the Canadian Broadcasting Company's use of the song in a 2007 montage of hockey players kissing the Stanley Cup. (Yeah, we suppose that's one thing to do with it.)
Sexiest lyric: "Gonna wrap my arms around you, hold you close to me/ Oh, babe, I wanna taste your lips, I wanna fill your fantasy"
"Like A Virgin" - Madonna
Hot 100 Peak: 1 for six wks (12/22/1984)
The idea of a woman named Madonna singing about being "touched for the very first time" was titillating, for sure. But Bible-Belters lost their minds when the suggestive song began racing up the '80s charts, fearing their children would fall prey to Madge's naughty innuendos and arousing imagery. Guess what? We did.
Sexiest lyric: "Oooh, like a virgin/ Feels so good inside"
"Do That To Me One More Time" - Captain & Tennille
Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2/16/1980)
The Captain and Tennille returned to the top of the charts with this simple-yet-subtle ode to male virility; a sweet-sounding song that also succinctly summed up wild and loose ways of the 1970s.
Sexiest lyric: "Do that to me one more time/ Once is never enough with a man like you"
"Hot Stuff" - Donna Summer
Hot 100 Peak: 1 for three wks (6/2/1979)
"Hot Stuff" won Donna Summer the 1980 Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, but all she really needed in her bedroom was some action. The song made a memorable comeback in 1997's "The Full Monty," but it has remained a hot 'n' bothered anthem on retro dancefloors for years.
Sexiest lyric: "Wanna share my love with a warm blooded lover/ Wanna bring a wild man back home"
"Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye
Hot 100 Peak: 1 for two wks (9/8/1973)
Marvin Gaye's sweetly soulful voice was an aphrodisiac in and of itself; thus, he rarely resorted to subtleties when it came to his lyrics. "Let's Get It On" remains one of the most blatant sex songs of all time; the soul-music equivalent of a sure thing.
Sexiest lyric: "Don't you know how sweet and wonderful life can be?/ I'm asking you, baby, to get it on with me"
"Too Close" - Next
Hot 100 Peak: 1 for five wks (4/25/1998)
The Minneapolis trio could barely contain its excitement on this raunchy track. R.L, Terry and Raphael moan and groan about their female dance partner's "grindin'" and "shakin'" -- and their respective bulges as a result -- atop a Chicago-style step dance production. Hopefully, the men made it off the dancefloor without any vasocongestion (look it up).
Sexiest lyric: "Baby when we're grinding, I get so excited/ Ooh, how I like it, I try but I can't fight it"
"I'll Make Love To You" - Boyz II Men
Hot 100 Peak: 1 for 14 wks (8/27/1994)
Although more polite with its sexual innuendos than other early-'90s baby-makin' tracks, the Philly quartet hit all the right spots with this chart-topping ballad. Some lyrics are so subdued, in fact, that the penguins from the 2006 animated film "Happy Feet" used them for a "heartsong." How ... cute?
Sexiest lyric: "Throw your clothes, on the floor/ I'm gonna take my clothes off too/ I made plans to be with you"
"Tonight's The Night" - Rod Stewart
Hot 100 Peak: 1 for eight wks (11/13/1976) Hot 100 Peak: 1 for eight wks
Using his pack-a-day croon to maximum effect, Mr. Sexy is anything but coy in this ballad about getting his "virgin child" a nice big drink, helping her off with her dress and sweet talking her into her first time. From the woman moaning in French at song's end -- a cameo by Stewart's then-girlfriend, Bond girl Britt Ekland -- tonight was, apparently, the night.
Sexiest lyric: "You'd be a fool to stop this tide/ Spread your wings and let me come inside"
"Physical" - Olivia Newton-John
Hot 100 Peak: 1 for 10 wks (11/21/1981)
While the well-known video features Olivia Newton-John working out at a gym, the song "Physical" touts the benefits of a different kind of workout. The 1982 hit was so suggestive that it was banned by many radio stations across the globe -- as well as the entire country of South Africa. But the not-so-innocent Australian girl-next-door scored the biggest hit of the '80s and proved, once and for all, that sex sells ... mountains of records, that is.
Sexiest lyric: "I took you to an intimate restaurant, then to a suggestive movie/ There's nothing left to talk about unless it's horizontally"