When we left the ’90s and headed into the new millennium, we left behind some of the best songs about making love, knockin’ boots, gettin’ freaky, and bumpin’ and grindin.’ Bell Biv Devoe’s “Do Me,” Usher’s “Nice and Slow,” TLC’s “Red Light Special” and Janet Jackson’s “Anytime, Anyplace” are just a few of the R&B slow jam hits that come to mind.
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It’s time to get it on ’til the break-a-dawn in a ’90s swing. Let our Apple Music playlist be your inspiration.
1. “Freek’n You” by Jodeci
If this isn’t the quintessential ’90s lovemaking R&B ballad, we don’t know what is.
2. “Knockin da Boots” by H-Town
If you didn’t have a crush on one of the brothers from H Town in the ’90s you were probably still in diapers. We would have given our phone numbers to any one of these guys. “Knockin da Boots” helped you and your baby boo start things off on a really good note.
3. “So Anxious” by Ginuwine
After careful consideration we chose Ginuwine’s “So Anxious” over “Pony,” which always makes us snicker a little too much to get frisky. In 1999 “So Anxious” had us clocking out early, rushing home to our men to work it out.
4. “Freak Like Me” by Adina Howard
In the ’90s Adina Howard embraced her freaky side wholeheartedly. “Freak Like Me” was every nasty girl’s anthem.
5. “I Wanna Sex You Up” by Color Me Badd
We can’t be sure, but we think our multi-culti crush phase began with Color Me Badd. “I Wanna Sex You Up,” Is the perfect prelude to “TLC’s” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.”
6. “My Body” by LSG
This song basically let’s you know how it’s going down. “My body” is about to be “all over your body.” You feel me?
7. “Anywhere” by 112, featuring Lil’ Zane
To this day, this racy video has us clutching our pearls a little bit. When you’re up for doing it “Anywhere,” this song is probably the way to go. Follow it up with the next joint.
8. “Any Time, Any Place” by Janet Jackson
In the 1990s, Janet Jackson oozed sex. “Anytime, Anyplace” was just one of many songs made for long, slow, sensual sessions with the sexy Timberland boots-wearing man of your dreams.
9. “Nice & Slow” by Usher
Usher was barely legal when he dropped “Nice & Slow.” The lyrics showed all the ladies that this brother was ready for the grown and sexy.
10. “Freak Me” by Silk
When your man offers to “lick you up and down ’til you say stop,” you say, “do what you gotta do, my man.”
11. “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” by D’Angelo
We just need a moment of silence for this song, music video and man. How could you do anything but freak after listening to D’Angelo ask you “How does it feel?” over and over again.
12. “Do Me!” by Bell Biv Devoe
Bell Biv Devoe, we like your stamina. These brothers were down to do it “in the morning …in the night…when you wanna do me.”
13. “Red Light Special” by TLC
We love the ladies of TLC (R.I.P. Lisa “Left-eye” Lopez) because they always sang about taking charge in the bedroom. Women rule in “Red Light Special.” “I’ll give you the red light special,” but you’re not taking jack!
14. “It’s All About Me” by Mya, feat. Sisqo
Another lady who knows how to take care of herself. In “It’s All About Me,” Mya declared to Sisqo that if anyone was getting off, it was going to be her.
15. “Tell Me” Dru Hill
Don’t you just love it when your guy asks you how you want it and how you like it and then listens and does what you said? Kudos, Dru Hill!
16. “You’re Makin’ Me High” by Toni Braxton
When it’s all done, your man has left your apartment and you’re thinking about everything that went down, Toni Braxton’s “You’re Making Me High” helps you re-live every second, with a little help from your right hand, lube and some moonlighting from your vibrator.
17. “Touch Me, Tease Me” by Case, feat. Mary J. Blige and Foxy Brown
Let’s just take a moment to remember this lineup. Case, Mary J. Blige and Foxy Brown. Now that that’s over—this tune is for when you want to get closer than close. Touching, teasing, rubbing, caressing—it’s all there.
18. “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz II Men
This song goes out to the lady who comes home tired and just wants her man to tend to her every desire—from making a candlelit dinner and drawing a warm bubble bath to laying her down and making her toes curl.
19. “Giving Him Something He Can Feel” by En Vogue
And this goes out to the lady who rushes home to put it on her man—we’re talking the works!
20. “All the Places (I Will Kiss You)” by Aaron Hall
This one is for the woman who’s fed up with her man and looking to make that switch. When a man is begging just to kiss you from your head to your toes, how can you deny him?