Songs We Sing Without Realizing They’re Naughty
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So I’m driving down the road, belting out Garth Brooks “That Summer” and I stopped myself short when I really started to think about the lyrics. I’ve been listening to that song for close to twenty years without really thinking about the actual meaning of the song. When you get down to it, it’s a song about a cougar and a summer fling. And I think the age of the young man in the song is questionable as well.
It got me to thinking… What other songs have we been singing without really realizing that the context is a tad racy or inappropriate.
I couldn’t stop laughing this morning when you pointed out the vast number of songs we sing every day without thinking about it.
Sir Mix A Lot – Baby Got Back
Ace of Base – All That She Wants
Starlight Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight
Kelis – Milkshake
Even Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” when sung by a 6-year-old is going to sound terribly out of place when you consider the context.
What other songs belong on this list?