This was a single released from Reload, an album recorded by Tom Jones featuring 17 duets with current artists. The song peaked at #3 on the UK singles chart, giving Jones his biggest hit since "A Boy From Nowhere" peaked at #2 in 1987.
This song was a collaboration with producer Mousse T, who is a German DJ and producer specializing in house music.
"Sexbomb" was a last minute addition to the album. Jones recalled to The Mail On Sunday February 6, 2011: "This song just appeared at the end of the sessions for the Reload album – we had more than enough stuff but I heard a demo of this and I said: 'I've got to do this.' I changed a few words that made it work better. It ended up being the biggest song on the album, and we almost missed it!"
The song was used in The Simpsons episode, "C.E. D'oh" when Homer accidentally gives Maggie the song for bedtime. (He'd intended to play it for Marge for Valentine's Day).