Countless rock songs have been and will continue to be written about sex. It’s a primal drive after all and rock, punk and metal tend to be very primal musical forms. While there are plenty of songs about sex, however, far few contain the actual sounds of it. There are numerous examples in other genres – going back to Serge Gainsbourg’s steamy duet Je T'aime… Moi Non Plus with Jane Birkin, through Donna Summer’s disco classic Love To Love You Baby, to a host of modern dance and hip-hop tracks.
For rock music you have to dig a little deeper to find the dirt, though. We’re not talking about suggestive or sexualised singing here, like Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant squeezing his lemon, or even Gerard Way’s moaning fit on Destroya. Rather we’re talking about the deed itself – either real, simulated or sampled.
Here, then, are our dirty dozen of rock songs featuring people having (or pretending to have) sex.