Looking for some sexy songs for that special occasion?
How about a few popularly scandalous songs from the public domain?
While most of these songs are not particularly sexy as sung – let’s face it, the style of popular music in the early-1900s simply didn’t lend much by way of sex appeal – the naughtiness (or sometimes sheer dreaminess) is there in the lyrics.
These are songs that, with just a modicum of tweaking, could set your sweet thing on fire.
They also have the considerable advantage of being free to consume, record, and distribute.
So, if you need some copyright and royalty free sexy tunes, whatever your reason, here are a few worth considering.
(NOTE: While public domain songs are copyright and royalty free, keep in mind that just because a song is in the public domain doesn’t mean a performance of that song is.
More recent recordings of public domain songs – anything recorded after 1926 – don’t fall under current public domain, but remain the property of their record labels and recording artists.)
And now for the songs –
Sexy Free Songs From The Public Domain
All Alone (1911)
Written by: Harry Von Tilzer & Will Dillon
“All Alone” Sample Lyric
Take a car, it’s not far
My time is all my own
Hurry up, there’s something missing
We’ll have lots of kissing
Where to Find “All Alone”
Beautiful Dreamer (1864)
Written by: Stephen Collins Foster
“Beautiful Dreamer” Sample Lyric
Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me
Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee
Sounds of the rude world heard in the day
Lulled by the moonlight have all passed away
Where to Find “Beautiful Dreamer”
Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland (1909)
Written by: Leo Friedman & Beth Slater Whitson
“Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland” Sample Lyric
Dreaming of you, that’s all I do
Night and day for you I’m pining
And in your eyes, blue as the skies
I can see the lovelight softly shining
Where to Find “Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland”
Written by: John Schonberger & Malvin Schonberger
“Whispering” Sample Lyric
Honey, I have something to tell you
And it’s worthwhile listening to
Put your little head on my shoulder
So that I can whisper to you
Where to Find “Whispering”
Put Your Arms Around Me Honey (1910)
Written by: Albert Von Tilzer & Junie McCree
“Put Your Arms Around Me Honey” Sample Lyric
Put your arms around me honey, hold me tight
Huddle up and cuddle up with all your might
Oh babe, won’t you roll dem eyes, eyes that I just idolize
Where to Find “Put Your Arms Around Me Honey”
There’s Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes (1924)
Written by: Joseph H. Santly & Cliff Friend
(Warning: This song has the same vibe as “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” but even more so. If you find that song problematic, you’ll almost certainly find this one problematic.)
“There’s Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes” Sample Lyric
Your lips tell me no! no!
But there’s Yes! Yes! in your eyes
Where to Find “There’s Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes”
Do It Again! (1922)
Written by: George Gershwin & B.G. De Sylva
(Warning: Like “There’s Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes,” this song has the same vibe as “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” but even more so. If you find that song problematic, you’ll almost certainly find this one problematic.)
“Do It Again!” Sample Lyric
I’ve only met you and I shouldn’t let you, but
Oh, do it again
I may say “No, no, no, no, no”
But do it again
Where to Find “Do It Again!”
This concludes our list of surprisingly sexy songs in the public domain.
Need something with a little more innocence for your romantic rendezvous?