49 More Really Sexual Top 40 Hits

James Brown "Sex Machine" (1970)

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 15

Technically, the only overtly sexual lyric of this song is when James Brown encourages the listener to "stay on the scene like a sex machine," which doesn't even really mean anything. But while you might be able to slip the transcript past a prudish censor, you'll have no such luck with the actual music, which oozes so much libido that the words "right on, right on" might as well be substituted with James Brown whipping it out and passionately working his lover into a sweat right there on stage. If there were ever an argument for music's inherent sex appeal, this celebration of getting up on the scene is it.

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