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Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:29 AM

So I've been looking at a whole heap of songs lately, thinking about which ones I'd like to cover, and so I've been looking up the lyrics for the first time.

Now, has that been an eye-opener!

With a few of the songs, I've been very surprised to see what the lyrics actually are as opposed to what my teenage (or younger) self thought they were. I mean, who knew that Walk this World by Heather Nova was full of euphemisms?

What songs have you discovered later in life to be a little more naughty than you previously though?

Helen

21 Replies to Songs you didn't realise were sexy

re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By Odessamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Tue Nov 29, 2011 02:53 AM
I mean, who knew that Walk this World by Heather Nova was full of euphemisms?


Erm....me? Trolololo.

My submission is Divine Hammer by the Breeders.

Erin.
::righteous babe::
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By Scarletmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Tue Nov 29, 2011 02:58 AM
Not really sexy, but I didn't get just how malicious Norwegian Wood was until I was into my mid twenties. :P

Mark
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy (karma: 3)
By LoriCook
On Tue Nov 29, 2011 03:05 AM
When I was a kid my favorite song was Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal band. Very catchy and cheerful and I had no idea it was about sex LOL!
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By PureTapPremium member
On Tue Nov 29, 2011 04:31 AM
The obvious one for me - Turning Japanese by the Vapours.

On the too naive to know scale, I completely missed that Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie (or anything else he did Major Tom-wise) was completely about a smacked out Space Junky. Still love all his songs, though.
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By slice
On Tue Nov 29, 2011 04:47 AM
"It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy

Again, sounds pretty obvious, but it came out when I was in 4th grade. I guess my mind just wasn't attuned to those sort of things!
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By imadanseurPremium member
On Tue Nov 29, 2011 04:55 AM
My Sharona by The Knack. I was young when this came out so I didn't realize how dirty it was.

If You Seek Amy by Brittany Spears. TOTALLY didn't understand this when it first came out.
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy (karma: 1)
By PureTapPremium member
On Tue Nov 29, 2011 05:26 AM
Ah, thought of another one - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By Merfi
On Tue Dec 13, 2011 09:05 PM
When I was about 8 or 9, I loved Mambo No. 5. Slightly inappropriate....
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy (karma: 1)
By DeStijlmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Jan 25, 2012 04:47 AM
Edited by DeStijl (100082) on 2012-01-25 04:48:57
Edited by DeStijl (100082) on 2012-01-25 04:55:25 where is my mind today!?
It isn't sexy, but still kind of funny. My dad was always kinda big on blues music, and as kids, we all used to LOVE Willie McTel's 'Southern Can is Mine".

It wasn't until years later as a near teenager when I was listening to the White Stripes cover that I realised is actually pretty nasty violent song! I'm 90% sure its about a pimp keeping a prostitute in line with violence? Either way, I now understand why Mum used to get mad when Dad let us dance around to it.

www.youtube.com . . .


I used to really love Machine Gun Fellatio when I was probably too young too, as well. My 7th grade drama teacher had to tell me what 'fellatio meant after I bought in one of their earlier (and dirtier) albums. I was so embarrassed. I just thought they sounded funny! I blame my older sister for that one.
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By kashmirjayPremium member
On Fri Jan 27, 2012 01:38 PM
I agree with the other songs, "Mambo No. 5" and "Wasn't Me" lol

I was about 11 when "Barbie Girl" came out. We danced to it that year, and I didn't notice how blatantly sexual it was until hearing it years later!

Alanis Morrissette's "You Oughta Know" was another one. I loved the song but couldn't figure out why my mom wouldn't let me buy her CD when I was 8 or 9 lol
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By schuhplattlerPremium member
On Fri Jan 27, 2012 03:12 PM
Jambalaya
Look at the first two lines:
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
For tonight, I'm a-gonna see my my-my cher a mi-o

The singer is using high-protein sea foods to prepare his body for a big night.
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By KODancer94
On Wed Feb 15, 2012 02:48 PM
Merfi wrote:

When I was about 8 or 9, I loved Mambo No. 5. Slightly inappropriate....


Same with me! Haha. I was listening to it very closely on the radio a couple weeks ago and I was like, "Wow. Just wow."
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By pokomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Feb 19, 2012 02:24 AM
Oh god. My Sharona. I was 18 when I actually carefully listened to this song and I was like "touch of a younger kind? say what now?"
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By beccaboxmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Feb 19, 2012 06:37 PM
Both of these have been said, but it took me aaaages to realise tat Afternoon Delight and It Wasn't Me were about sex!
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By mandakp
On Sun Feb 19, 2012 07:10 PM
I'm going to second "Barbie Girl"...
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By maureensiobhan
On Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:00 AM
I just googled the lyrics to these ancient songs:

1) "Blue Finger Lou" by Anne Murray

2) "Boogie Shoes" by KC and the Sunshine Band

3) "That's the Way I Like It" by KC and the Sunshine Band

4) "Mony Mony" by Tommy James and the Shondells

I'm sure you've all caught onto the sexual undertones too of "Billie Jean" and "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson.
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By Wicked_Elphabamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:30 AM
"Ride the train" by Quad City DJ'S. I was in middle school when it came out. I had NO IDEA what the true meaning was. I don't know if my mom did either, I was raised VERY sheltered.
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By J1ll
On Fri Feb 24, 2012 07:46 PM
It's not about sex but Pumped Up kicks totally threw me off once I really listened to the lyrics. I thought it was going to be about kick $&# shoes!
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By Odessamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Feb 24, 2012 08:57 PM
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

Erin.
::righteous babe::
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Feb 24, 2012 08:59 PM
Oh Sledgehammer is full of sex.

Helen
re: Songs you didn't realise were sexy
By Odessamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Feb 24, 2012 09:03 PM
I know that now. It wasn't until I was in my early 20's that I worked it out, LOL.

Oh, Peter Gabriel. You minx.

Erin.
::righteous babe::

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