To round out our Hot Summer Sex Week, the Cut brings you 50 songs to soundtrack the season of love. Our playlist is full of tracks to get you the mood — and songs just about the deed itself. A mix of tracks from musicians throughout the ages, you’ll hear records from contemporary soulful musicians like Janelle Monáe and FKA Twigs, classic oldies as far back as Nina Simone, disco jams circa Diana Ross, and the angsty heartache of ‘90s girls Fiona Apple and Cat Power. Of course, we had to cover all the bases and squeeze in a few ‘80s hip-hop and R&B throwbacks, too — yes, including that infamous one from Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike striptease. Click here or press play below for the full playlist. Enjoy!
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