Turn Off The Lights: 15 Of Our Favorite Baby Makin’ Slow Jams
There are the sweet love ballads: the ones that played in the background as you experienced your first kiss, went on your first date, and had your first dance. You know, the “Always and Forever” types. Then there are the romantic love songs: the ones that you were serenaded with, heard at a wedding, or songs that perfectly complimented an afternoon spent on the beach with your darling…
And then there are the more erotic songs…the ones that make you blush. They bring to mind some memorable sexual experiences that you’ve had, and they do it without being gross (like some of today’s overtly sexual music). Accurately known as “baby makin’” music, the following songs are a few of our favorite panty dropping jams.
Boyz II Men – “I’ll Make Love To You”
Ladies still know all the words to this song! And who doesn’t love a song about a man making love to you, like you want him to? Show me a woman who says this isn’t her song, and I’ll show you a liar.
Maxwell – “…Til The Cops Come Knockin'”
Maxwell was, and still is….everything. And so is that falsetto!
Usher – “Nice and Slow”
Usher knew exactly what to say to charm us girls back then. He still does!
Janet Jackson – “Would You Mind”
Janet is saying what EVERY woman thinks when she sees a body that she’d like to devour.
Floetry – “Say Yes”
The bedrocker’s anthem. And the last 30 seconds or so with Marsha Ambrosius’ moans still make a sista blush.
Jodeci – “Freek’N You”
If there was one thing Jodeci was good at as a group, it was encouraging women to let their “freek” flag fly.
Marvin Gaye – “Sexual Healing”
Who doesn’t know the chorus like the back of their hand? Sexual healing sure is good for me as well, Marvin!
Lenny Williams – “Cause I Love You”
Because Lenny knew how to sing it right…
Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne – “Motivation”
Kelly turned it (and everyone) on with this one. The song is about all about pleasing a woman right, and Rowland wasn’t afraid to play up her inner sex kitten.
R. Kelly – “Bump N’ Grind”
While certain aspects of R. Kelly’s life are a terrible look for the singer, this song is a classic and deserves at least a body roll.
Joe – “All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do)”
A classic ‘the grass is greener on the other side’ song had to make the list. And Joe’s vocal talents are reason enough for one of his songs to be on this list.
Teddy Pendergrass – “Turn Off The Lights”
You can’t hear it, but this song is still playing in your parents’ bedroom late at night. Hey, I’m just saying…
Marvin Gaye – “Let’s Get It On”
Marvin at his best, am I right?
Sade – “No Ordinary Love”
Those vocals! Those lyrics! Sade was behind some of the smoothest and most alluring love songs back in the day, and Ms. Adu is still going strong!
Jill Scott – “He Loves Me”
Because who hasn’t tried to match Jilly from Philly’s operatic chops during the breakdown? Definitely a jam for the lovers.