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There's nothing that gets two people in the mood to knock boots quite like a steamy song. Just ask Barry White, the sultry-voiced R&B legend whose entire career was based on his syrupy music's ability to facilitate baby-making.
Based on a new study conducted by Billboard with the help of Spotify and The Echo Nest, it looks like White's reign as the king of sex songs has come to an end. By scouring Spotify's 1.1 billion playlists for ones that included the words "sex" or "sexy" in the title, they compiled a list of the 25 sexiest songs in the world.
Topping the list is The xx's pulsating slow burn "Intro." The song clocks in at just over two minutes, perfect for the stamina-challenged love makers out there.
Coldplay's music was once described as "music to wet your bed to," and it turns out the rest of the world agrees. Their new single "Magic" clocked in at number 12 on the list.
Other notables who made the cut include Drake, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, and 2 Chainz, with their sex anthem F**kin' Problems, as well as Miley Cyrus' "Cant Be Tamed" — because of course it did.
Music's newest sensation FKA Twigs failed to make the list, but after just one listen to her just-released album LP1, we have no doubt she'll be there the next time around.