Music—especially pop music—has always oozed sex. But some songs go beyond the basics of sex appeal.

Some songs are truly a tribute to the act of forming the two-backed beast, a paean to the pleasures of _____, a glorification of gettin' some. You know them when you hear them. A sexual song isn't just a song about sex, although it might be. It's not just a song to have sex to, although it can be that, too. No: A sexual song is a sonic composition so unmistakably written in the key of F that the connection between the music and the act is impossible to miss.

Every song on this list prompts the question of how the hell anyone got away with playing it on the radio (in some cases, they didn't). Here's to the power of music in making people want to get down:

These are The 40 Most Sexual Hits in Top 40 History. 

Listen to Complex's Most Sexual Hits in Top 40 History playlists here: YouTube/Spotify/Rdio

Written by Kyle Kramer (@KyleKramer).