20 Best Songs About One Night Stands

By Brian

There’s nothing better than a catchy, danceable tune about one night stands. Whether declaring undying love or naming the perfect hookup soundtrack for this year, it’s hard to deny that these songs are some of the best ‘romantic’ tunes out there. Enjoy!


Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) – Katy Perry

Katy Perry - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) (Official Music Video)

It’s the first weekend of the year, and that means it’s time to start this list off with an upbeat tune that you can sing along to at a party. “Last Friday Night” is about what you would expect from a song with this title – everyone having fun on New Year’s Eve, ’til morning comes around.

That may not be what your typical romance song is about…but one night stands are more often than not about partying hard and forgetting all inhibition! It captures that feeling perfectly in its beat, which keeps the rhythm going without any hiccups or lags throughout the entire thing. 

What’s My Name? – Rihanna ft. Drake

Rihanna - What's My Name? ft. Drake

Another song that fits perfectly on this list is “What’s My Name?”, which is about what its title suggests. The hookup is so good, the person gets Rihanna and Drake singing his name all night long!

That kind of dedication goes to show just how good the hookup really was…and makes us wish we could meet someone who’d put it in our heads like that, too! This is one of those songs that can be both upbeat when you’re out partying, but also mellow when you’re sitting at home alone with your own thoughts. It’s a great ‘romantic’ tune in general – feeling good either way.

Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

One of the all-time greats, this classic track is about sex appeal. Not just undressing someone with your eyes, but undressing them completely and getting it on in a way that leaves you both feeling satisfied…as it should be! 

“Let’s Get It On” is a song about getting to know someone on a personal level, and giving them your full attention. It’s all about passion and love – two things that can really amp up a one night stand. If you’re looking to seduce the person you’ve just met, this is probably the best way to do so…especially if they share your appreciation for soulful tunes like this! 

Love On Top – Beyonce

Beyoncé - Love On Top (Official Video)

Although it’s not one of her biggest hits, “Love On Top” has the potential to be! The jittery beat and quick pace is perfect for dancing – but don’t forget about the lyrics! 

They’re all about how much fun you’ll have with your partner if they’re willing to put in as much effort into things as Beyonce herself does. A little self-promotion never hurt anyone – and that includes in the bedroom. It’s about letting things get passionate between you and your new friend, but at the same time – it reminds us that no matter how much fun we’re having in the moment, there’s all kinds of trouble in the world.

“Let’s just go somewhere we can be alone…let’s just forget about the party, baby.” 

SexyBack – Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake - SexyBack (Official Video) ft. Timbaland

The title says it all! This song is probably one of Justin Timberlake’s most well-known ones; maybe not for its lyrics (at least not musically), but definitely for its opening line. Picking someone up isn’t easy – especially when they’re wearing anything less than what you’d like them to be wearing. 

That’s where “SexyBack” comes in handy; it’s all about how much you’d like the other person to take off their clothes, and how impressed you’ll be when they do! It may not make for a great one night stand song – since the amount of time spent hooking up depends on how quickly you can get your pick-up line together – but it’s perfect for getting things started before moving onto another tune. 

You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman) – Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Official Lyric Video)

This is a love ballad that has topped charts and been sung by some of the best singers and musicians out there. We’re talking about people like Celine Dion and Christina Aguilera – and everyone in between! It’s a song about how you feel when you’re in love, and nothing else matters to you except the person standing by your side.

That pure kind of emotion is what makes it one of the best songs to lighten up any mood, especially if it’s just after a night out on the town. Whether you’re feeling sad or happy, Aretha Franklin’s voice can bring anyone back down to earth. Plus, this song has been around since 1967 – so there are probably some lyrics that have passed over your head before…but who really listens to lyrics anyways? 

Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams

This is another one that’ll definitely be on everyone’s list. It was featured in Fifty Shades of Grey for a reason – and just because it can’t be played at your local strip club doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it too! Light some candles to set the mood, put this song on a playlist, and see where things go. You never know what may happen if you get the chance to do something wild…and that’s what this song is all about. 

Even if you don’t have any romantic intentions towards the person you’ve been flirting with all night long, “Wildest Dreams” can still help you set the mood for something more. It’s a great song that will leave everyone wanting to dance, especially when it hits its crescendo towards the end of the tune. 

Wicked Game – Chris Isaak

This hit is all about seduction – and it certainly doesn’t shy away from things! Things like cheating on your partner, getting caught in someone else’s arms, and having no regrets…either does this song. And why should it? Everyone knows what they want in bed; some people just need a little guidance to get there!

It may not be one of his bigger hits (or even his most ones) but Chris Isaak’s smooth voice is enough to get anyone wanting more. If you don’t want anything else for the rest of the night, you’ll surely want something after this song has ended…and that’s what makes it one of the best songs on this list. 

Black Velvet – Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles - Black Velvet (Official Video)

It may not be as well-known as some of the others on this list, but it’s definitely one of the best songs to play when you’re getting ready for a night out. First off, it’s an old country song that hasn’t been through too many transformations. That means fewer lyrics for people to mishear and love even more! Aside from that, its driving sound is perfect if you’ve been looking for something upbeat to dance with your friends to all night long – from inside the club to outside afterwards! 

Don’t sleep on this track just because it may not have been around since forever; it’s still got plenty left to offer. There aren’t any major changes to the song, but its great rhythm is what makes it so memorable. Plus, who doesn’t love a song you can play at full volume and dance with your friends to? It’s fun, free, and perfect for whatever mood you happen to be in at the time. 

Promiscuous – Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland

Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous (Official Music Video) ft. Timbaland

Nelly Furtado may have been late on the scene as far as pop music went, but she certainly made her mark on songs like this! Yes, it was a hot single that helped introduce the world to Timbaland – but that isn’t all it brought into our lives! It had everyone wanting to get up and dance, whether they knew exactly why or not. It’s a great song to play when you’ve got everything going right in your life – and it’s definitely one of the best songs about hooking up that need no introduction! 

It may have been a pop track that made its way into everyone’s hands at some point, but “Promiscuous” is truly one of those songs that can be appreciated by all. After all, what does it matter if you’re not the biggest fan of pop music? This track will still make you want to move along with everyone else on the dance floor…and even if you don’t think so, give it a chance. It’ll grow on you before you know it! 

Hot in Here – Nelly

Nelly - Hot In Herre (Official Music Video)

Just because this song is all about being hot doesn’t mean it’s the only thing you’ll want to be when this hits your speakers. Whether you’re in a club, at a party, or just hanging out with friends in the middle of summer – everyone will feel good in their own skin whenever it plays! You don’t have to do anything special to enjoy this tune; just sit back and relax while its fun beat gets you moving! 

Whether you like Nelly’s music or not (or even his voice), there isn’t much debate over how great he is at putting together music videos. They get everyone excited for whatever message he’s trying to send, whether you’re a fan or not. This song is no different – it gets straight to the point without being too painful to watch, which makes it great for those long days when you just need a little pick-me up! 

S&M – Rihanna

Rihanna has always been a major player in music whenever she wants to be…and it’s safe to say that her newest album was no exception. “S&M” may not be as heavy as some of her other hits, but it certainly made its way into everyone’s hearts with ease. Not only is this track about getting down and dirty (to put it lightly), but there are still plenty of reasons to love it! The music video is fun, the lyrics are catchy, and…well, you have to have seen it by now if you’ve heard this song at all. It’s hard not to fall in love with something so good! 

..and that makes it one of the best songs out there about hooking up. You can be sure that every time it comes on, you’ll have plenty of people singing along with Rihanna – even if they’re just pretending not to know what she’s talking about! If you haven’t caught this track yet, then do yourself a big favor and play it next time your mood needs a pick-me-up. It may take some getting used to if you aren’t into pop music, but you can’t deny how good it is! 

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke ft. T.I., Pharrell

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell (Official Music Video)

It’s no secret that Robin Thicke is a pretty big name in the music industry…but even he knows how to make the occasional misstep! When this song was released, people were outraged because it seemed like blatant sexism….and while there was some truth to that idea, it wasn’t nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be. This is definitely one of those songs where you have to consider the life situation of its writer before passing judgement on his statements – but either way, it still makes for a fun tune! 

There are plenty of reasons why this song worked so well, and the obvious one is its music video. Who can resist seeing extremely buff men dancing around in their underwear? (If you do, then that’s perfectly fine! It’s not like you need to enjoy trashy pop songs in order to enjoy this list.) What else makes it stand out? Well, for one thing, it was a huge hit when it came out – which means that there were plenty of people who wanted to dance along with its fun tune and sexy lyrics!

Crazy in Love – Beyonce

Beyoncé - Crazy In Love ft. JAY Z

Beyonce is another singer who always knows how to get people excited about her music. No matter what she’s releasing, there’s a good chance that it will be perfect for all kinds of moods and situations – and this track is no exception! It works whether you’re out clubbing with your friends or just trying to keep the romance alive in your life – everyone can find something to love about this song, regardless of their taste in music choices. 

…and while some people may disagree over whether this song deserves such a high spot on the list or not, there’s no question that it still makes it pretty far up there! Whether you like pop music or not, you have to admit that this song is catchy as heck – and if you’re into that sort of thing, then great! If not, then don’t feel bad for skipping over it. No matter what genre you prefer, there are plenty of other contenders on this list to keep your interest piqued throughout the rest of the article. 

I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You (Official Music Video)

This song may be old, but people are still singing along with it whenever they hear it come through their speakers…and why shouldn’t they? It was popular during its time for good reasons, and hearing just a few seconds of one of its lines can get anyone excited enough to dance around in circles without feeling too embarrassed about it. Plus, everyone knows how catchy it is – which makes it a favorite among all of those who love to sing along with music! 

…and of course, there’s the music video that goes along with this song! Anyone who has seen it will know why people still sing its words out loud even after all these years: It’s fun, beautiful, and full of attractive men who aren’t afraid to show off their bodies for the world to see. If you haven’t taken a look at this clip yet, then make a point to do so as soon as possible – especially if you’re looking for some new ways to get your buddies excited too! 

Tik Tok – Kesha

Ke$ha - TiK ToK (Official HD Video)

This song is one of those tunes that people either love or hate…and there’s no in-between. If you happen to fall into the first category, then congratulations! You know how to keep a party going and make sure everyone has a great time – and if you’re not already singing along with this song, then what are you waiting for? It’s impossible to resist once you’ve gotten past all of its weirdness! 

Though it does have some rather strange lyrics (which many people can’t get past), this song is still an absolute blast to listen to. The perfect beats mixed with Kesha’s unique style of singing all come together to create a song that’s so catchy and fun to dance along to…and if you’re the kind of person who tends to get bored with music quickly, then this tune may be just what you need! It’ll be impossible for anyone sitting around you not to start tapping their feet as soon as they hear its infectious beat. 

Whistle – Flo Rida

Flo Rida - Whistle [Official Video]

This is one of those songs that will get stuck in your head for days – and it’s a good thing, too! If you can remember a full tune well enough to whistle or sing along with it whenever you hear it again, then there’s no question that music lovers everywhere have got to adore this song. Whether they’re listening to it over the radio or watching its music video on the Internet, pretty much everyone agrees that its lyrics are catchy and fun to shout out – even if you don’t know all of them word-for-word! 

Of course, what really makes this song stand out from others in its genre is how much people enjoy dancing along with it. It’s a tune that gets everyone moving, and for that reason, it will no doubt remain a classic in the world of pop music for years to come! If you haven’t heard this song before, then take a look at some of its dance moves while you listen – if you’re still unsure about whether or not this is one of your favorite songs yet, then seeing how much fun people have when they choose to add it into their playlists should put your mind at ease. 

F**kin’ Problems – A$AP Rocky

A$AP ROCKY - F**kin' Problems ft. Drake, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar

Even though this song was officially released to the public in 2012, it still takes center stage whenever people are looking for something work their playlists. It’s got all of the qualities that make hip-hop tunes so great: It’s got a beat that’s easy enough to find yourself nodding your head along with, plenty of catchy lyrics that everyone knows by heart (no matter how big or small their exposure to rap music may be), and even some verses from well-known artists like 2 Chainz and Drake! 

Though this song does have explicit language included in its lyrics (which is why it may not be suitable for younger listeners), there’s no denying how much fun everyone has with it. If you want something to excite your friends, make sure that they get a chance to hear this song with you…even if no one else will be there to watch or listen! This music video is guaranteed to create plenty of excitement in the air, and its positive message about taking care of oneself makes for an excellent way to end your night out. Just make sure that you’re careful when driving home if you’ve been having too much fun – this song can help pass the time on car rides no matter how long they may be. 

One Night Stand – Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson - One Night Stand (Official Video) ft. Chris Brown

Just like Flo Rida’s “Whistle” and A$AP Rocky’s “F**kin’ Problems,” this song is one that people never seem to get tired of. Even though it was first released all the way back in 2008, everyone still gets excited whenever they hear Hilson start her first verse. It has a beat that will make you want to dance along with every word she sings, plus its lyrics are easy enough for anyone to learn – even if they’re not familiar with this genre! 

One great thing about pop tunes is how much fun they are when people put them together in their playlists for different occasions. If you’ve got yourself a ladies night out planned or are simply looking for something fun to play during a date, then this upbeat song is guaranteed to put you in the mood to have a good time. If you’ve heard it before but haven’t given yourself a chance to enjoy it yet, then don’t hesitate any longer – give this tune a shot today! 

You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long (Official Video)

There’s no denying that pretty much everyone loves AC/DC. Fans of classic rock, metal heads, and even the occasional pop lover has got to admit that this band’s tunes are some of the best ones ever created! If you’ve heard any one song in particular by them before (even if it was simply Back in Black”), then you already know how big this group is – and there’s a good reason for that. 

Their awesome lyrics, awesome music video, awesome…everything! If you’ve already heard this tune before but have never gotten the chance to see it live , then this is as good of a time as any to change that. Don’t hesitate for another moment – go out there and find yourself some tickets today! You won’t regret it.