Music is the language of love and we all know that a really great playlist can help to set the right mood.

Well when the mood takes you, there are certain songs that are significantly more effective for … ahem… getting things going!

We decided to find out which songs are the most popular for setting a sexy mood by searching Spotify’s steamiest playlists and finding which saucy songs appear most often.

So, if you’re looking to create your own aphrodisiacal playlist, check out these racy hits that have the rest of the world a little hot under the collar.


After scouring Spotify for playlists that referenced words like ‘sexy’, ‘sexual’, ‘sensual’ to name just a few, we had 413 playlists and 60,000 to work from and find which songs and artists appeared most often.

When you look at our top 10, you can see that The Weeknd are a popular choice for the world’s seductive playlists. The top spot is taken by their song, ‘Earned It’ which is known for appearing on the soundtrack for 2015s sauciest film, Fifty Shades of Grey. This song appears on 175 of the playlists we looked at and has a whopping 807,485,817 plays.





Number of Playlists

Considering our top 10 songs, there’s no surprise that The Weeknd is the most popular artist with 1,447 appearances across all 413 playlists.



Number of Appearances

As well as looking at which songs and artists appeared most often in these playlists, we also took a look at the average beats per minute across all these songs.

Across the original 60,000 songs, the average BPM was 119, which is around the same speed as Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Just Dance’, as well as Journey’s, ‘Don’t Stop Believing’.

When we look at just the top 20, the average BPM is slightly lower at 110. This is roughly the same speed as Queen’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ and The Spice Girl’s ‘Wannabe’.


We searched for user-created Spotify playlists featuring the words,

‘sexy’, ‘sexual’, ‘horny’, ‘erotic’, ‘freaky’, ‘turn on’, ‘seduction’. This search gave us a total of 413 playlists and 60,000 songs.