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23 R&B Songs From The ‘90s That Were Racy AF

Ginuwine was asking you to ride his pony long before Magic Mike came around.

1. "I'll Make Love To You" by Boyz II Men


Lyrics that made you FEEL things: "Girl relax, let's go slow / I ain't got nowhere to go / I'm just gonna concentrate on you / Girl are you ready? It's gonna be a long night"

2. "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" by En Vogue

EastWest / Elektra

Lyric that spoke to your adolescent urges: "Many say that I'm too young / To let you know just where I'm coming from."

3. "No Diggity" by Blackstreet ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen

Interscope Records

Lyric you didn't even get at first, but then were like WHOA: "I like the way you work it, no diggity / I got to bag it up (BAG IT UP)"

4. "Weak" by SWV


Lyric you secretly sang to your crush: "'Cause my heart starts beating triple time / With thoughts of loving you on my mind / I can't figure out just what to do / When the cause and cure is you, oh"

5. "No Ordinary Love" by Sade


Lyric for your first broken heart: "I gave you all that I have inside / And you took my love"

But let's be honest, this one's not here for the lyrics, it's that voice and that video that sparked some mermaid fantasies.

6. "Too Close" by Next


Lyrics that made you blush: (I mean, the whole song really....) "Step back you're dancing kinda close / I feel a little poke coming through, on you" followed by "Now girl I know you felt it / Boo you know I can't help it / You know what I want to do"

7. "If I Ever Fall In Love" by Shai

Geffen Records

Lyrics that made you realize acapella could be sexy af: "The very first time that I saw your brown eyes / Your lips said "Hello" and I said "Hi"

8. "When Can I See You" by Babyface


Lyrics that perfectly captured your teenage obsession: "When can I see you again? When can my heart beat again? When can I see you again? When can I breathe once again?"

9. "Nice and Slow" by Usher

LaFace, Arista

Lyrics that blew your effing mind: "I got plans to put my hands in places I never seen / Girl you know what I mean"


10. "Angel of Mine" by Monica


Lyrics that completely nailed what it was like when your crush noticed you: "I look at you looking at me/ Now I know why they say the best things are free"

11. "All The Man That I Need" by Whitney Houston


Lyrics that gave you sweet dreams: "And in the morning when I kiss his eyes / He takes me down and rocks me slow"

12. "You're Makin' Me High" by Toni Braxton


Lyrics that you sang in the shower, alone: "I'll always think of you inside of my private thoughts / I can imagine you touching my private parts"

13. "Back at One" by Brian McKnight


Lyrics that made you want to grow up faster: "Say farewell to the dark of night / I see the coming of the sun / I feel like a little child / Whose life has just begun"

14. "Honey" by Mariah Carey


Lyrics that understood the thirst was REAL: "Oh, baby, I've got a dependency / Always strung out for another taste of your honey"

15. "Have You Ever" by Brandy


Lyric that had you saying YES, BRANDY. YES.: "Have you ever needed something so bad you can't sleep at night?"

16. "Any Time, Any Place" by Janet Jackson


Lyric that put certain ~images~ into your mind: "Skirt around my waist / Wall against my face / I can feel your lips / Oooh"

17. "I Wanna Know" by Joe


Lyrics that empowered your sexuality like 💯: "Tell me what I gotta do to please you / Baby anything you say I'll do"

18. "Always and Forever" by Luther Vandross


Look — you can't have a list of sexy '90s R&B songs without Luther Vandross. The lyrics might be innocent, but that voice was sensual af.

19. "Pony" by Ginuwine


Lyrics that just came out and said it: "If you're horny lets do it / Ride it, my pony / My saddle's waiting / Come and jump on it"

20. "Red Light Special" by TLC

LaFace, Arista

Lyric that taught you how to ask for what you want: "I'll let you touch it if you'd like to go down / I'll let you go further if you take the southern route"

21. "If" by Janet Jackson


Lyric you WISHED you could sing to your unrequited love: "If I was your girl / Oh the things I'd do to you / I'd make you call out my name / I'd ask who it belongs to"

22. "Freak Me" by Silk


Sexy lyrics straight outta the gate: "Let me lick you up and down, till you say stop"

Wow. Silk doesn't waste any time.

23. "Gett Off" by Prince and the New Power Generation

Paisley Park/Warner Bros.

Lyrics that only Prince could pull off: "I clocked the jizz from a friend of yours named Vanessa Bet (Bet) / She said you told her a fantasy that got her all wet (wet) /

Something about a little box with a mirror and a tongue inside / What she told me then got me so hot, I knew that we could slide"


Get ready for some sexy times and listen to the whole playlist right here:

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