Make Up Sex

Album: Mainstream Sellout (2022)
Charted: 55 59
Play Video


  • Here, Machine Gun Kelly teams up with Blackbear to recount a volatile relationship where there's plenty of drinking and fighting. Each time their lover walks out on them, they eagerly await her return, as the make-up sex is so great.

    There's a twist at the end, as this time after storming out, their lover has stayed away. Now MGK and Blackbear are missing her and MGK is worried she's hooked up with someone new.
  • MGK and Blackbear previously teamed up for the 2020 hit single "My Ex's Best Friend."
  • MGK and Blackbear performed "Make Up Sex" on the March 29, 2022 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • MGK recorded the two-minute song for his Mainstream Sellout album. In the week after its release, the song debuted at #59 on the Hot 100, higher than any of the set's other tracks.
  • MGK, Blackbear, Nick "Dark Waves" Long, and Travis Barker had a hand in penning both "My Ex's Best Friend" and "Make Up Sex." Omer Fedi also contributed to the writing of the latter song.

    "Make Up Sex" is very much a retread of "My Ex's Best Friend"; both songs are in the same key and share many of the same chords.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

John Doe of X

John Doe of XSongwriter Interviews

With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.

Mac Powell of Third Day

Mac Powell of Third DaySongwriter Interviews

The Third Day frontman talks about some of the classic songs he wrote with the band, and what changed for his solo country album.

Maria Muldaur

Maria MuldaurSongwriter Interviews

The "Midnight At The Oasis" singer is an Old Time gal. She talks about her jug band beginnings and shares a Dylan story.

Amy Grant

Amy GrantSongwriter Interviews

The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.

Trucking Songs That Were #1 Hits

Trucking Songs That Were #1 HitsSong Writing

The stories behind the biggest hit songs about trucking.

90s Music Quiz 1

90s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

First question: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson appeared in videos for what artist?