Cheryl says she loves to listen to 90s R&B as it gets her in the mood for love.
Calling it “the greatest music genre ever”, the ex-Girls Aloud singer says she even prefers the steamy tracks to her own pop.
Cheryl, 38, told listeners to her new BBC Sounds radio show: “I’m sure you’ll agree there’s nothing quite like R&B to get you in the mood of love… of feeling sexy.”
Cheryl, who has a four-year-old son with former One Direction star Liam Payne, 28, added: “I’ll be dipping into the steamy end of the R&B pool to find the sexiest anthems around.”
In the first of 12 episodes of You, Me and R&B, she plays 15 of her favourite tracks, revealing their special meaning to her.
They include Ashanti’s Rock Wit U and TLC’s Diggin’ On You.
She finishes with Nice & Slow by Texan singer Usher – who once confessed to a crush after meeting her on X Factor.
He said: “Cheryl is so pretty. She’s got it going on.”
Cheryl also revealed she once based her look on late TLC singer Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, saying: “I wanted to be her at one point.
“I always thought she was sexy.”
She also played 2002’s Oops (Oh My) by Tweet and Missy Elliott and admitted she was astounded by the news the lyrics aren’t supposed to be sexual.
She said: “That was a cheeky break out hit for Tweet and Missy Elliott and for years there was speculation about what the song was about.
“Now it seems pretty obvious to me what it was about but in the past 12 months we finally know Missy’s – I’m going to call – excuse
“And she reckons it was always about her appreciating her dark skin, so her loving herself basically.
“It was the listeners that thought it was about sex and just ran with it and she just let the consumer’s mind create what they wanted.”