Stewie: (singing) I want to have intercourse with you. Uh-oh-yeah. Intercourse with you. Brian: (singing) Relations. Stewie: Intercourse with you-oo-oo-whoo! Right? Brian: Yeah, no, great, that sounds good. Stewie: All right, groovy, groovy. Now, is there a shorter word for intercourse?
Let's face it, there's only one thing every living person has onhis or hermind well, almost, ever, so it honestly shouldn't come as that much of surprise that most songs you're ever going to hear over the course of your entire life are gonna be about or closely related to that one thing. People seem to really like hearing about it, and people seem to equally really like singing about it.
All sorts of euphemisms are used: making love, getting lucky, goin' downtown, hitting the jackpot, throwing the hot dog in the hallway, makin baby batter, buttering her bread, having sex, putting the key in the ignition, thrashing the thistle, scuba diving in the oasis, plugging the pudding portal, the ringing of Persian ankle bells, inserting the credit card into the slot machine, slamming the space jam in the dimensional pocket, bumping uglies, doing the horizontal tango, firty, ducking, knockin' boots, getting some rib and about tree fiddy. No matter what it is or where it's coming from, they're all talking about the same thing and they all get the job done.
In case you prove unable to infer what is being discussed, we are of course talking about sex.Songs of this type can go several ways:
Be subtle. Bury what you're talking about in Double Entendres and Unusual Euphemisms. Examples include; dancing, loving, working, eating, riding or teaching, as well as their synonyms and words associated with them.
Use Lyrical Dissonance. Moral Guardians expect sexy songs to sound a certain way, usually slow and seductive. Have a sprightly, folk, or pop song style tempo instead.
If your lines are short a couple of syllables, just add "Night", "Yeah", or "Baby".
Use lots of panting and moaning sounds. Also, include the sounds of a woman giggling.
Use the word "love" instead of a more direct sexual reference such as "Lay all your love on me." This is very popular in U.S. pop songs.
Use another language. Such as "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?" note Do you want to sleep with me tonight?
"Your Body is a Wonderland" by John Mayer. It's a little disconcerting to hear it on the kind of radio stations that appear to be standard issue for the dentist's office. Once again: cheery music lets you get away with a lot.
In this vein, we also have Canadian pop group B4-4's single, "Get Down". It's best to see it in its full glory.
There was an interview with John Mayer where he claimed to want to write a song called "Girl, I Wanna Fuck You, Girl", with lyrics like "There will be no remorse, we are gonna have intercourse."
"Afternoon Delight" (Performed by The Starland Vocal Band.) At least two shows (Arrested Development and Glee) have taken advantage of its Lyrical Dissonance to lead to Hilarity Ensues moments. In Arrested Development, Michael and his teenage niece sing it as a duet; in Glee, it's sung by the Celibacy Club. In both examples, the singers realize what the song is about when they're halfway through singing it.
"Sky rockets in flight! Afternoon delight!" Harmless elevator music, until you actually listen to the lyics.
Word of God stated that it was actually about Washington, D.C. restaurant Clyde's. Now whether one believes that or not...
Billy Joel's "Only the Good Die Young" is really about wanting to take a girl's cherry. Particularly with lyrics like: "Come out Virginia, don't let me wait, you Catholic girls start much too late." (As Joel himself pointed out, this is a subversion. Virginia ultimately turns the singer down.)
Cyndi Lauper's "She Bop" is about as thinly veiled as possible, though it refers to a solo rather than a duet. As it were.
"I Drove All Night" is about an unannounced long-haul booty call. It's also as thunderously rockin' as Cyndi gets, making it perfect mood music for said tryst.
Ashlee Simpson's "(You Make Me Wanna) La La"; its presence in Elite Beat Agents somehow didn't earn the game a Teen rating. The images made the theme even more obvious.
Glamm featuring Pete Burns - "Sex Drive", obviously.
Dead Or Alive (the band Pete was the frontman of for many years) used this a lot. As noted above, "You Spin Me Round" is about sex. The songs on their first album were actually much more blatant than their later 80s releases: "What I Want", "You Make Me Wanna", "Far Too Hard" (which includes the lyric "Men should never make it with their own reflection"), and a cover of "That's The Way I Like It". They started getting blatant again in the 90s.
There was a more explicit cover of YSMR, with the line "open up your fucking mouth, watch out here I cum".
George Michael's (in)famous first solo hit, "I Want Your Sex".
But it, like "Let's Talk About Sex", is also a subversion. George was actually writing an anthem dedicated to monogamy and The Power of Love. From the lyrics: "Sex is something we should do, sex is something for me and you. [...] Sex is best when it's one on one."
His song "Faith" (later covered by Limp Bizkit), is about a man who turns down sex because he's "waiting for something more". Another is "Fast Love".
Guess what the Spice Girls' "2 Become 1" was really about. There's even a line about using a condom thrown in there for good measure!
"Be a little bit wiser, baby / Put it on, put it on"
Amusingly, only the line "Boys and girls go good together" was edited for the teenybopper set, replaced with "Love will bring us back together".
The Other Wiki reckons that line was actually changed for being homophobic (although really it's more heteronormative). When the album was recorded, it wasn't known how big a gay following the group would get.
Similarly, "Wannabe"'s line "Zig-A-Zig-Ahhh" is actually not a bad piece of onomatopoeia. It's a word the group made up while recording the song.
Other songs include "Last Time Lover", "Bumper to Bumper", "Holler", "Get Down With Me", and "If You Wanna Have Some Fun".
Taylor Swift's "Sparks Fly" is quite likely this, what with such lyrics as "You touch me once and it's really something. You find I'm even better than you imagined I would be" and the entirety of the bridge ("I'll run my fingers through your hair and watch the lights go wild. Just keep on keeping your eyes on me, it's just wrong enough to make it feel right and lead me up the staircase. Won't you whisper soft and slow, I'm captivated by you baby like a fireworks show"). This coming from someone who's often bashed for being a Purity Sue...
The Divinyls' "I Touch Myself" is, like "She Bop", about a "solo effort". One Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode had Buffy reveal she spent most of one summer in her room listening to it, and then admitting she had no idea what it meantat the time (or at least claims not to have known). Incidentally, the band insists "Touch Myself" is not about masturbation, but touching other parts of yourself in a loving way.
Another Divinyls example: "Pleasure and Pain".
Madonna, of course, had a lot of these in her early career.
About half of the Bedtime Stories album is straight-up porn music. Complete with heavy breathing.
"Where Life Begins" is six minutes of sneaky and not-so-sneaky innuendo about cunnilingus.
"Lady Marmalade" is about a Creole prostitute from New Orleans. And the chorus is "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?" which means "Would you like to sleep with me tonight?" with the nuance of being in formal language.
Britney Spears' "If U Seek Amy." The actual lyrics are a bit nonsensical, but phonetically not terribly subtle (which explains why a lot of radio versions either remove the "ek" from "If You Seek" to dull the sexual meaning, or, in the case of the UK, completely remove the "If You Seek" part and rename the song "Amy"). The song made the news thanks to the PTC catching on. Not only did they spell it out (so to speak) for a surprising number of people who wouldn't have otherwise noticed, it seems all of Britney's not-hidden lyrics about sex are okay. Nice one, PTC.
Besides the point that the majority of her songs on her fourth, fifth and seventh albums were extremely sexual (With titles like Get Naked and Touch Of My Hand featured in there tracklists). It would be better to list the ones which aren't sexual (if any exist at all) then are.
It's surprising how many people still don't realize "Who Let The Dogs Out" by Baha Men is about sex. (Given that the Baha Men were covering another, much more earthy, artist's song for a children's movie where dogs were literally let loose, this isn't completely shocking that somewhere along the line, the sexuality was lost.)
Jason Mraz's "Geek in the Pink": I can save you from unoriginal dum-dums/Who wouldn't care if you com...plete them or not. Also, think about "in the pink" for a second.
See also "Butterfly": "I went home, and I thought, 'I'm going to see if I can't write a song that a young woman would want to model her shoes to.'"
Also by Mraz, "Clockwatching". Hell, I could write out every lyric in the song and none of it would be unnecessary for an example.
**NSYNC's "Digital Get Down" wasn't fooling anyone at all about its subject matter. It didn't help that when they performed it live, one of the members would lick the stage.
"Let's Make a Night to Remember" by Bryan Adams is rather blunt, even for a song in this category.
And he loves pointing out that "Summer of 69" isn't about a year.
Although the song's co-writer Jim Vallance said it is, and Adams just improvised the "me and my baby in a 69" line at the end of song. Still, that line's part of the song now, so yeah...
Sandra Lauer/Cretu's In the Heat of the Night. The lyrics imply the narrator's willing and total surrender in losing her innocence from the man's seduction with a strong touch of Deal with the Devil ("You lose your heart and sell your soul, it's much too late to leave the trade"); Or just simply, The Oldest Profession.
Not surprising considering about 2/3 of her role on her ex-husband Michael Cretu's Enigma project consisted of heavy breathing. Also the lyrics to "Mea Culpa" are pretty blatant (the song is essentially an aggressive come-on from a hardcore submissive), not to mention French.
Let us be one and let's begin / A mistake that turns into perfection / I want to see you sliding in my underworld (underwear?) / This time I plan to let you win / Be a victim of my own invention / Let us be one and let's begin, once and for all
Her single "What's My Name" is similarly blatant, but one line in particular stands out...
Every door you enter I will let you in
And even more blatant is the song "S&M", which is about... well... bondage.
Avril Lavigne's "Things I'll Never Say" is about marriage... and all its perks. 'If I could say what I want to say, I'd say I want to blow you... away. Be with you every night. Am I squeezing you too tight? If I could say what I want to see, I want to see you go down... on one knee.'
Lavigne runs the words 'on one knee' together just enough that it can easily be misheard as 'o-on me'.
Also "Fever" and "Strut" both by Adam Lambert are good examples. So is "Glamorize".
She Wants Revenge loves this. Almost-public masturbation with a popsicle? Blatant and shameless groping of someone else's SO? Getting the crap beaten out of you by Shirley Manson? And that's just two songs...
Sister deserves special mention.
a-ha's song "I call your name" is about a young couple's simple marriage ceremony, followed by a very passionate honeymoon.
When she moved her hips and swayed in my direction / I thought we could make it yet and beat the isolation / but in that gentle dark... man, we tore ourselves apart!
Latin-American example: "Luna de miel" by Virus features a guy jerking off as he imagines himself and his significant other doing their best to have sex before they can be caught by the SO's family.
Virus's lyrics are full of this. "Pronta entrega" has the singer express that he can be estimulated with music and alcohol, but he gets WAY more excited when he's with his lover.
Eighty percent of Virus' songs are this. "El Probador" is about a girl and a store assistant having quick sex in a fitting room.
Don't forget how Wadu wadu is from the POV of a guy with a Workaholic girlfriend who wants to take her to dance and then have sex so she will take a break. For these songs the group was heavily criticised in the post-dictatorship Argentina of The Eighties, since they were accused of being hedonistic and shallow.
Soda Stereo, a group whose first album was produced by Virus's Federico Moura, took more than one leaf from their books. Juego de Seduccion is about the narrator telling his girlfriend that they should have some kinky sexual roleplaying (including Mistress and Servant Boy and rape fantasies among others) and Persiana Americana is from the POV of a peeping tom who watches his pretty neighbor undress while wondering if she's leading him on.
Amistades Peligrosas, a "satanic" Spanish pop group, had several songs on this topic, most famously "Me Haces Tanto Bien".
Auto Ruta (Feel the Skin) by Chilean group La Ley is about a guy picking up and having sex with a beautiful hooker. The rather explicit video (which was banned on MTV) makes it even clearer.
'Cause right now your the only thing that's making any sense to me
C'mon baby, we ain't gonna live forever
Lemme show you all the things that we could do
You know you wanna be together,
And I wanna spend the night with you
Yeah yeah, with you-ou, yeah yeah
So come with me tonight,
We can make the night last forever
O-Town's "We Fit Together"
JC Chasez's "All Day Long I Dream About Sex" (With You!).
Most of his album "Schizophrenic" is like this. He's also responsible for the *NSYNC entry above.
Anyone ever listen closely to "I Wanna Love You Forever" by Jessica Simpson? The Other Wiki calls it "a darkly bittersweet love ballad", but I have to question that because of lines like:
Pour yourself all over me And I'll cherish every drop here on my knees
I'm breathing for the next second I can feel you...loving me!
Exposé's "Point of No Return"(a euphemism for orgasm) and "Come Go With Me"(you can guess the meaning).
Capsule's "I Just Want to XXX You," a rather blunt song about hooking up at a club, complete with Sound Effect Bleep.
Veronica Maggio's "Jag Kommer" (transl: I'm Coming). It's pretty much Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Made more obvious in the official video using overflowing champagne and other cues, while at the same time providing a lot of running for the alternate interpretation.
Jag kommer, jag kommer, jag kommer, jag kommer - Jag är nästan där
Ian Anderson, leader of Jethro Tull, is quite the dirty old sod. "Kissing Willie", "Velvet Green", "Bungle in the Jungle", portions of "Thick as a Brick" and the list goes on. And, let's not forget "Aqualung", which does not have any direct sex in it, but is the story of a homeless pedophile watching little girls on a playground!
The character Aqualung also gets mentioned on the song Cross-Eyed Mary, which is about a child prostitute.
Katy Perry's "Peacock". Among other lyrics:
"Oh my God, no exaggeration
Boy, all this time was worth the waiting
I just shed a tear, I am so unprepared
You've got the finest architexture
End of the rainbow looking treasure
Such a sight to see, and it's all for me"
To be honest, the most obvious part of the song would definitely be the chorus:
"I wanna see your Peacock-cock-cock, your peacock-cock-cock."
"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" uses the phrase "had a ménage à trois," or a threesome.
"Hummingbird Heartbeat" ("Spread my wings and make me fly / The taste of your honey is so sweet", anyone?)
Simon Curtis has a song called "Flesh" which is very obviously about kinky sex. In fact a lot of his songs are this.
Vanessa Amorosi "A Little Love", "My House", "Touch Me" and "Off On My Kiss".
Kylie Minogue: “Getting Closer”, “Too Much Of A Good Thing”, "Let’s Get To It”, “Do You Dare”, “Surrender”, “Dangerous Game”, “Password”, “Physical”, “More More More”, “Fever” “Give It To Me”, “Come Into My World”, “Boy”, “No Better Love”, “Secret (Take You Home)”, “Sweet Music”, “After Dark”, “Cruise Control”, “Slo Motion”, “Like A Drug”, “Nu-dit-ty”, "Heart Beat Rock", “All The Lovers”, “Closer”, “Too Much”, “Cupid Boy”, “Red Blooded Woman”
Dannii Minogue: “Baby Love”, “True Lovers”, “This Is It”, “Tonight’s Temptation”, “Lucky Tonight”, “Free Your Love”, "Boogie Woogie", “All I Wanna Do”, “Take Me Inside”, “Put The Needle On It”, “Creep”, “Hey! (So What)”, “Don’t Wanna Lose This Feeling”, “Come And Get It”, “Sex Dice”, “Trip”, “Touch Me Like That”
Gwen Stefani has "Bubble Pop Electric", a song about lovemaking inside a car, and "Yummy", about banging groupies on the road while, among other things, telling them about her family.
Prince (before he found religion...again) reveled in this trope: It seemed like every one of his albums would contain at least one song full of paper-thin innuendo ("Let's Pretend We're Married", "Little Red Corvette", "Delirious", "Cream") and one song that pretty much stated "This is a song about fucking" ("Head", "Darling Nikki", "Lady Cab Driver", "Do Me", "Baby", "Erotic City"). And occasionally one that would be half-innuendo, half blatant description ("International Lover").
The "23 positions in a one night stand" line from "Gett Off". The entire song, actually.
"Weird Al" Yankovic's pastiche of Prince's style, "Wanna Be UR Lover", drops whatever subtlety Prince may have had and just runs with it. ("I hope I'm not bein' forward, but do you mind if I chew on your butt?") The song also contains, hands down, THE most raunchy line ever sung by Weird Al. ("I wanna be your Krakatoa, let my lava flow all over you.")
And though few notice it, he has another not-quite-as-raunchy line in the song "One More Minute" about masturbation - "I'm stranded all alone in the gas station of love/ And I have to use the self-service pumps."
"Love to Love You Baby" by Donna Summer. That song is sex. Summer literally mimics an orgasm as she sings. And then there's "Hot Stuff".
"Half The Way" by Crystal Gayle. You could, if you worked on it for a while, come up with a somewhat innocent interpretation of the song about a half-assed commitment to a relationship (which is what the relatively tame first verse sounds like it's about), but with lyrics like "Fill me up to the top/ and don't stop/ till i'm overflowing", it's pretty clear that the singer prefers to be left hot and sloppy, and her guy just isn't quite measuring up. The chorus makes it filthy blatant: he sucks in bed.
The complete chorus: "So fill me up/ to the top/ and don't stop/ till I'm overflowing/ love is the seed/ and babe I need/ you to keep it growing/ stronger every day/ Oh no, don't take me half the way..."
"Angel of the Morning", written by Chip Taylor and made famous by Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts, plays with this; the song isn't sexually explicit, but a song about a woman having her first one night stand and enjoying it wasn't exactly standard fare in 1968.
A common theme in Rammstein's music is love, and all its twisted incarnations of it. Their latest album isn't called "Liebe ist für alle da" (Love is there for everyone) for nothing. The band name itself, though literally translating to "battering ram", is a slang term for penis, as well as being a reference to an airshow accident at Ramstein airfield, in keeping with Rammstein's fondness for dual meanings. They build their songs out of ambiguity and Double Entendre.
The title of the song "Bück Dich" means "bend over" in German, which pretty much settles what that song is about. It contains the line "dein Gesicht ist mir egal", which translates roughly to "your face doesn't matter" or "I don't care about your face." The band was once charged with public lewdness over their stage performance of that song.
"Zwitter" is about a guy who becomes a hermaphrodite by absorbing a woman into him somehow, and remarks often on his love for himself, with a line that translates to "I am not even disheartened then / When someone tells me 'fuck yourself'".
"Frühling in Paris (Springtime in Paris)" is about the main character having oral sex with a prostitute. "Küss Mich (Fellfrosch)" is about oral sex as well.
"Te Quiero Puta!" — well, for a start title translates to "I love you, whore".
The song "Rein raus". It translates to "In out" and, well... yeah. The first two phrases in the song translate to "I am the rider, you are the horse".
"Sehnsucht" is about one of those subtle German emotions English has no word for. "Sehnsucht" translates roughly as "longing" but it's far more complex than that, to the point where C. S. Lewis has written a lot about the spiritual aspects of it. The song, though, describes it in terms of wanderlust and the desire to finger a woman, complete with a lot of really gross euphemisms.
"Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?" translates to "Do you want to see the bed in flames?" Discuss. "Sex is a battle, love is war".
"Das Alte Leid", also off Herzeleid, which contains the lyrics "I know at last... I want to fuck".
"Pussy" isn't about cats and the uncensored video really settles the matter. Though for some reason, there are some who claim the song is a criticism of US/German relations... the political kind. The band says it's a parody on the sex tourism trade and if you've ever been overseas and met the kind of people who get into sex tourism, you know just how disturbingly good of a parody it is.
"Ich tu dir weh" (I hurt you) adds a heavy dose of Squick that got the uncensored album banned in its home country. Some of the lyrics, when translated to English, sing as: "Bites, kicks, hard blows/Needles, pliers, dull saw/Make a wish, I won't say no/And I'll insert the rodents into you".
The song "Mann Gegen Mann" is quite clearly about gay intercourse.
W.A.S.P. and some of their more memorable songs, most notorious among them "Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)". About as subtle as a nuclear bomb.
I fuck like a beast!
Other titles to look out for include: "Little Death", "Harder Faster", "Sex Drive", "Shoot from the hip" "Kill Fuck Die" and "On your knees".
Titles such as Orgasm, "Standing Sex," and "Sadistic Desire" make it clear that the word "subtlety" is not anywhere in X Japan 's vocabulary. Oh and "Hitomi Shiratori?" That happens to be Yoshiki's pen name.
Stab Me In The Back is a song that's either about gay sex or sex on drugs. This was Yoshiki's way of providing a Take That to his label at the time - they wouldn't accept the version about gay sex, so he rewrote it to be about drugs - which was even more taboo in the culture.
In White Poem, this trope merges with Obligatory Bondage Song, and in the live of the song, the performance is a real D/s scene with Yoshiki as the sub.
The lyrics for "Mechanix" by Megadeth consist entirely of automobile-related innuendos:
Whoever thought you'd be better At turning a screw than me I do it for my life Made my driveshaft crank Made my pistons bulge Made my ball bearings melt from the heat
Mr. Bungle's "Squeeze Me Macaroni" or "The Girls Of Porn" AND MANY MORE!
I want your power glowing, juicy flowing, red hot meaning of life
It's not enough to have a little taste / I want the whole damn thing (can you dig it?)
Need to get psycho / Wanna hear you say it
Say you want it / Need it / Don't wanna wait until we finish the show
It's not enough / You hunger for more
You're one twisted little fuck/ Now you wanna get psycho with me".
Of note, the band decided to play it during the "Groupies" section of their home-made documentary M.O.L (interestingly named after the song in question).
Kid Rock's "Cowboy" is obviously about pimping and sex, but I had to explain to my wife the meaning of the line "paint his wife white", as in "covering her with sticky white liquid."
There is also the song "So Hott". It doesn't get much more blatant.
Tool's "Stinkfist" is about a more hands-on approach to lovemaking.
At least, it is on first listen. The act described in the song is actually a metaphor for desensitization.
It's not limited to just Tool — A Perfect Circle 's "Thinking Of You" is about masturbation. Puscifer's "Rev 22:20" combines religious references with a ton of innuendo. Subtlety, thy name is not Maynard James Keenan.
And don't even get me started on "Pushit". (Possibly.)
"Prison Sex" — if you count child molestation as sex.
"Maynard's Dick" is, unlike most of Tool's other examples, played pretty straight.
Faith No More's "Be Aggressive" is pretty blatantly about gay oral sex. It was written as a joke by gay keyboardist Roddy Bottum, thinking that lead singer Mike Patton would be embarrassed to perform it. Ironically, it's the one song they've played live every show. Mike Patton tends to embrace the weird (and is no stranger to sex-themed lyrics).
"The Real Thing" includes lyrics like "A split second of divinity / you drink up the sky / all of heaven is in your arms." It's not the subtlest song.
This counts right? "Cuckoo For Caca" is about coprophilia, or scat. Look it up if you REALLY want.note Y'know... 2 Girls 1 Cup, anyone?
"Eaten" by Bloodbath would be hard to describe as anything but a version of this for masochists and vorarephilics.
Manowar has lots of songs like this (in fact, every song that isn't about the Power of Metal Brothers In Flames Of Steel). The most over the top, to the point of parody, has got to be "Pleasure Slave". The intro is a dazzling melody of... lesbian porn screams and gasps. The lyrics somehow manage to be more explicit.
Type O Negative's "Wolf Moon" seems like it'd be about werewolves, until you read the lyrics.
Woman, may I know you there? ... Don't spill a drop, dear Let me kiss the curse away Yourself in my mouth Will you leave me with your taste?
It's actually about a werewolf with a fetish for the taste of a woman. . . during that time of the month (and the title is a play on the lunar cycle being 28 days, like another well known cycle.)
"Love You to Death", and "Be My Druidess":
I'll do anything, to make you cum
A good number of songs by Nightwish seem to fall under this trope, or at least bear naughty undertones. A couple of obvious examples include "Nymphomaniac Fantasia" and "She Is My Sin."
"God I muss confess, I do envy the sinners."
Don't forget "Wish I had an angel" :
I wish I had an angel For my moment of love I wish I had your angel, Your virgin Mary undone I'm in love with my lust Burning angel wings to dust I wish I had your angel tonight
No love for "Passion and the Opera"?
Bare Grace Misery. Apart from the lyrics, it goes instrumental at 1:30 which builds to a crescendo and ends at 2:39 with a sigh from Tarja that brings to mind another sort of crescendo...
Feel For You. Very explicit.
Barely cold in her grave, Barely warm in my bed Settling for a draw tonight Puppet girl, your strings are mine
Sentenced's "Drain Me" is about a guy using a girl for oral sex. It's not exactly subtle.
Edguy's "Lavatory Love Machine" and "F*** ing with Fire" are two rather humorous examples.
Belphegor's music is generally about sex. And satanism. And everything in between (cue "Sexdictator Lucifer").
Savatage in some of their earlier works, "The Whip" (The Dungeons Are Calling) and "Skull Session" (Power of the Night).
Venom has made plenty of them, each one being as subtle as a trainwreck. Take "Teacher's Pet" for example, which starts with a student getting caught masturbating under his desk at school and then spends the rest of the day screwing his teacher.
Deftones's "Passenger" doesn't even try to hide that it's about boinking in the car. (Or possibly just buttsex. Sex, either way.)
The Motorhead song "Eat the Rich" is about oral sex.
Pain, and how: "End Of The Line", "She Whipped", "Bitch", and more. Peter Tagtgren isn't a fan of subtlety. "Supersonic Bitch" even brings cybersex into the equation.
Cradle of Filth has quite some of this sort.
"The Byronic Man"
Parodied in This Is Spinal Tap multiple times. Most egregiously "Tonight we're gonna rock you tonight".
For a band with such a heavy use of obscenities, "Geh zu ihr" by Knorkator is a surprisingly romantic and kind of sweet song, but still quite obviously a sex song.
And then there's also Ich will nur ficken, which puts it right in the title with "I just want to fuck".
And even more blatant is Ey Du Alte Ficksau. Then there is Lied vom Pferd ("Song of the Horse") which is pretty obviously about beastiality. On the other side of the spectrum, we have the slow Ich bin überhaupt nicht da ("I'm not even there"), which is about a depressed person, having sex with a hallucination (from the perspective of the hallucination).
Slayer turned The Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (about a guy attempting to get close to the girl he likes) into "I'm Gonna Be Your God" (which is straight up about having sex with said girl).
Dark Funeral's "My Latex Queen" is more one of these than about bondage, and is VERY explicit.
Diamond Head's "Sucking My Love", of which the title is hardly ambiguous. Notably covered by Metallica on an early demo.
Korn's Beat it Upright, which is about S and M. It's so bad that the edited version of the album it's on did not even include the track.
No mention of Last Legal Drug (Le Petit Mort)? They even use a French euphemism for orgasm as part of the title!
Ill Nino's 'All the Right Words' seems to be about lust.
Metallica's S&M album is, surprisingly, an subversion - despite the name, none of the songs on it are particularly sexual.
Genesis made "Silver Rainbow", a Tony Banks led masterpiece.
So you're sitting there beside her/ With your arms you hold her close/ And you're wondering just how far she'll let you go
There are plenty of sexual allusions in Genesis songs: "Counting Out Time", "The Battle Of Epping Forest" (the "reverend" section), "Turn It On Again", "Anything She Does".
V.A.S.T.'s "Dirty Hole" includes the gems: "Lately all I want is to be in your hole", and "As I spread thighs, my life flashes before my eyes". "How many men have been in your sacred hole?" morphs with repetition to "how many men have died in your dirty hole / in this killing hole?"
Roughly half of Electric Six's songs, most famously through "Danger! High Voltage", which could not be less subtle. Subverted with "Pleasing Interlude 2".
Consider the lyrics of 'Slow Ride' by Sublime: "Walk a mile to see her smile/Walk a mile just to rock for a while/Babe I'm thinking with my ding-a-ling" and "You took my shame, and you took my pride/And now you gonna take me for a slow ride"
What about "Caress Me Down"? The lyrics, "And then she pulled out my mushroom tip" doesn't exactly scream subtle.
Underneath all the pretty imagery, "After The Last Midtown Show" by The Academy Is... is still about a night singer William Beckett spent with 'the only girl he ever loved.' Although one has to wonder whether it was about a girl at all considering that Midtown WAS Gabe Saporta's band.
William Beckett's solo music took it up a notch, with lyrics like "When the curtains closed/we were getting close/and the clothes in the corner laid there all night."
Listening to The Killers' song "Mr. Brightside", and then listening to "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" right after is...interesting. (For those still not clued in, they're both about one-night stands/casual sex).
Speaking of The Killers, "Bones." The chorus is...quite explicit.
The chorus of "Mr. Brightside" is incredibly explicit. Particularly: "Now they're going to bed, and my stomach is sick, and it's all in my head, but she's touching his... chest." The rest of it is a little more subtle.
Likely because that song isn't so much about Sex as it is about someone watching someone they're interested in have sex with someone else and then possibly lie about it.
The Killers song "Midnight Show" is a subversion. The lyrics are mostly the words of a guy driving with his girlfriend telling her all of the sexy plans he has for her, but the band has revealed it's the middle song of the "murder trilogy" (coming after "Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf," and before "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine"). He's saying those things to lure his girlfriend to a secluded place to kill her and escape their dysfunctional relationship.
"Midnight Show" is fairly obviously about murder, especially once you know that live performances of "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" make it clear that Jenny was strangled.
Subverted in "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails. Although the first line is "You let me violate you" and the song's refrain includes the line "I want to fuck you like an animal" it's generally regarded as not being about sex. Or if it is, it's about sex in the wrongest way.
He did cover Adam Ant's "(You're So) Physical" and "Get Down Make Love" by Queen so that should count for something.
"The Only Time". I mean, Trent Reznor even used to introduce the song by saying, "This is a song about fucking."
Wait. A good portion of Trent's career is built up on songs about sex! "Kinda I Want To" (come on: the title), "Sin" ("I gave you my purity/my purity you stole" sets the mood of the song, as does the music video), "The Only Time" (as mentioned above), as mentioned, "Physical", "Closer", "Reptile" (the whole song is about screwing a prostitute), "Big Man With a Gun" ("I am a big man, yes, I am and I've got a big gun/got me a big ol' dick and I like to have fun" etc.), "Deep" ("all I can do/driving on through/into you"), (by some interpretation, at least one line) "The Perfect Drug" ("you make me hard/when I'm all soft inside"), "With Teeth" (the whole song, basically, although some say that the woman is a drug metaphor), "Sunspots" ("she turns me on/she makes it real/I have to apologize/for the way I feel" & "fuck in the fire", though same as With Teeth)... and much, much more.
Muse's "Easily". While it seems to be their standard epic romantic fare, lines like "I want to touch you deep inside" and "Easily the best I ever had" seem to imply that he's just singing about a really good one night stand. "Time Is Running Out" ("You will suck the life out of me" with emphasis on "suck") and "Supermassive Black Hole" ("ooh baby don't you know I suffer, but ooh baby can you hear me moan?") are also very good examples, and "Undisclosed Desires" couldn't possibly be interpreted differently.
Some are mistaken for sex, such as "Come Together" (written for Timothy Leary's failed attempt to run for Governor of California) and "Please Please Me" (allegedly about oral sex, but John just liked repeating the word).
A lot of the Beatles' early songs, from when they were still considered the "clean" alternative to The Rolling Stones, are like this. Particularly, there's the chirpy "Hold Me Tight" - it sounds like another cute story of teenage love until "Making love to only you..."
There's "Lovely Rita", which is so utterly blatant it has sound effects during the instrumental part.
Coming to a climax with the spoken words, "I'm leaving".
Album one, track one, line one: "She was just 17...if you know what I mean..."
The Beatles claimed that even they didn't know what they meant.
Yeah, and she wouldn't have been Jail Bait, if that's what you're referring to; the age of consent in Britain is sixteen. Also, the original line that Paul wrote was "She was just seventeen/Never been a beauty queen" but changed as he and John thought it was a Painful Rhyme.
"Baby, you can drive my car!"
She doesn't have a car, but she has a driver.
"Back in The USSR" is pretty dirty too:
Show me round your snow-peaked mountains way down south
Take me to your daddy's farm
Let me hear those balalaikas ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm
U2 have the occasional song. "Even Better than the Real Thing", for example. Or "Mysterious Ways". "Do You Feel Loved". "Staring at the Sun" doesn't count since it's more of a metaphor for people's apathy and escapism when faced with the problems of the world.
"Desire", "If You Wear That Velvet Dress" and possibly "Elevation". Bono's subtle, but not that subtle.
And then there's "Big Girls Are Best", the B-side to "Stuck In A Moment" of all things which throws any trace of subtlety out of the window.
Just listen to Achtung Baby and you'll soon realise just how many references to oral sex are spread out through the album. It's rather surprising just how often they try to slip it in.
'Dare' by Gorillaz. Supposedly it's about masturbation and with lyrics like "You've got to press it on you/ You just think it/ That's what you do baby./ Hold it down there." and the chorus of "It's coming up, it's coming up, it's coming up..." it's pretty plausible.
In Queen's repertoire, it's mostly songs by Freddie Mercury or Brian May.
"Tie Your Mother Down" is about a boy getting his girlfriend's parents out of the house so he can have sex with her. "Fat-Bottomed Girls" is another example. In both cases the upbeat tunes are paired with lyrics that are at least partly disturbingnote TYMD especially, considering it was featured on the soundtrack for the Super Mario Bros. movie.
Most explicitly in "Body Language" and "Get Down Make Love", clearly present in "Don't Stop Me Now".
It may seem pretty innocent on the surface, but The Who's "Squeezebox" becomes a blatant innuendo under closer observation.
Cause she's playing all night, and the music's alright. Mama's got a squeezebox, Daddy never sleeps at night.
What about this part?
She goes squeeze me. C'mon and squeeze me. C'mon and tease me like ya do. I'm so in love with you.
Not to mention the seemingly never ending chorus of " in and out and in and out and in and out and in and out".
Also, "Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand" sure sounds mild enough, but the lyrics get pretty blatant.
I danced with Linda / I danced with Jean / I danced with Cindy / Then I suddenly see / Mary-Anne with the shaky hands / What they've done to her man Those shaky hands
"You Better You Bet" is pretty blatant too— You welcome me with open arms / and open legs / I know only fools have needs / but this one never begs
Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" starts out subtle enough, but by the time Robert Plant gets to proclaiming "I'm gonna give you every inch of my love," the cat's out of the bag. All the moaning and "Oh!"s add to this.
What do you mean it doesn't start too bad?
You need cooling/baby I ain't fooling/I'm gonna send you/back to schooling/way down inside/woman you need it
That line proved too explicit for Chinese Olympic officials, and was altered for the closing ceremony of the 2008 Games. Really.
Don't forget about "Shake for me girl, I wanna be your backdoor man". Hur hur hur bumsex, or blues-talk for a secret lover: The "back door" he uses is literally the back door of his (usually married) lover's house for his escape.
"Custard Pie" starts with "Drop down, baby, let's go to sleep, yeah/Drop down, mama, lay down, just dream of me". Subtlety? We don't need no stinkin' subtlety!
"Squeeze my lemon 'til the juice runs down my leg"
Let's not forget the good old "Purple Stain" which starts with "To finger paint is not a sin/ I put my middle finger in/ Your monthly blood is what I win/ I'm in your house now let me spin". Subtle.
The song "Special Secret Song Inside" was originially called "Party on Your Pussy," but Executive Meddling made them change it. The chorus was just "I wanna party on your pussy baby," so the message still remained.
AC/DC made a career out of this ("You Shook Me", "Shoot To Thrill", "(She's Got) The Jack", "Big Balls"). Not to mention the charming "Giving The Dog A Bone", which is about oral sex.
(She's Got) The Jack is technically about a lady with a venereal disease...
And probably because Bon Scott was perpetually drunk/horny (how do you think he died?)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? parodied this tendency during a Compilation Album game with a song called "I Dropped My Chips In Your Nuts."
"Touch Too Much" is another standout example, and "Let Me Put My Love Into You" actually wound up at #6 on the PMRC's "Filthy Fifteen" list of the most objectionable rock songs by content. (Incidentally, "sexual content" was cited as the reason for inclusion of nine of those songs.)
The Cure's "The Lovecats." "Let's have each other for dinner / Let's have each other with cream." That it's dirty is unquestionable. The only question is what particular variety of perversion you think of at the line. Foodplay?
Making Paul Anka's cover version on his Rock Swings album, even more disturbing.Eating out? There's quite a lot of possibilities, if your mind is significantly dirty.
The Cure by this point had a lot of experience writing songs about sex musically as far removed from "sexy" as can possibly be... But, by the same token, most of these songs actually subvert the trope by being either terrifying or just horribly depressing. The 1982 album Pornography is made of this, with the glacially-paced dirge "Siamese Twins" taking the cake for being the most sexually explicit and least sexy song on the entire album.
Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to The Jungle" is fairly subtle until Axl starts with the moaning. Then it gets more blatant from there
Feel * my* ...* my* ...* my* serpentine I, I wanna hear you scream
But considering the song is mostly about a savage place, it's not pretty sex he's talking about.
"Anything Goes" and "Rocket Queen" don't try to hide its sexual content - the latter even adds an live-at-studio example of The Immodest Orgasm.
Tenacious D: "Kielbasa", "Double Team" and the less-than-subtle "Fuck Her Gently" all spring to mind. Of course, they're mostly just lampshading the trope.
Gackt's "Vanilla", "Dispar", and (probably) "Papa Lapped a Pap Lop" are all about this trope (both as in "all of them" and "all about"). They give pretty detailed instructions, too - Gackt clearly has a thing for long fingernails and for dominance. Oh, and there's "To Feel the Fire" as well.
Back during Malice Mizer days, Illuminati. Look at the PV, then at the LIVE. Try to tell me it's about a secret Covert Group THEN.
Careful where you step with Illuminati, though. The PV is Fetish Fuel to some, but to others it's highly concentrated horror. The Live is better for explaining this trope in particular, especially given the Gackt Sandwich.
And now of course, there is the newest attempt at out-doing "Vanilla", "Koakuma Heaven", which he sings either from the POV of a hooker, or a gold digger. Then Fandom is still out on that one...
It should be obvious what Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself" is about, although he claims it's just about kids in Asian nightclubs dancing alone. Yeah, right.
Billy Idol has plenty of these, of course, but his absolutely most blatant is his newer single, "Scream." Lots of lemon references.
Not to mention "Rebel Yell", which was allegedly about giving a really good blow job to a woman.
Franz Ferdinand have the blatantly named "Do You Want To". Subverted with "Swallow, Smile", which is about the disintegration of a relationship.
Alice Cooper had a bunch of songs like this; perhaps most blatant was "I'm Your Gun".
"Feed My Frankenstein" includes the line "Let me drink the wine from your fur tea cup."
While the song is about something completely different, the very first lines of "Makes Me Wonder" by Maroon 5 qualify:
Wake up with bloodshot eyes/struggle to memorize/the way you felt between my thighs/pleasure that made you cry
Most of Maroon 5's songs have at least one line/verse that falls into this trope. Maroon 5 pretty much runs on this trope.
Meat Loaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light", a 3 part ballad, where the second part jumps to a baseball announcer talking about a player going from base to base and heading toward home...with a background of a man and woman moaning.
"I would do anything for love... But I won't do that!"
Not quite as bas as is sounds, the "That" in question being forgetting the girl and moving on. Still: "But I'll never forgive myself if we don't go all the way, tonight."
Robby Krieger's lyrics for The Doors included the generically sexy "Love Me Two Times" and "Light My Fire". Jim Morrison's lyrics were a lot more transgressive, with throwaway sexual lines like "love your neighbor til his wife gets in". The album version of "The End" has an Oedipal moment where a character called The Killer tells his father he wants to kill him, and his mother he wants to EEAAAAUUUURRRYG. The one time Jim Morrison's mother came to a Doors concert, Jim replaced the scream with an even less subtle "FUCK YOU".
One gets the impression his relationship with his parents was a strained one.
Well push come to shove man and, shove comes to push and I was
Moses kneeling 'fore the burning bush of a Red Headed Woman
"Cross My Heart" seems to have similar subject matter: "I was lying there with something sweet and salty in my mouth"
"Pink Cadillac" is another example. Actually, he once refused to let Bette Midler do a cover because he said it "wasn't a girls song"
Tori Amos' "Leather" doesn't even pretend to not be explicit:
Look I'm standing naked before you
don't you want more than my sex
I can scream as loud as your last one
but I can't claim innocence."
"Raspberry Swirl" is often interpreted as a sex song, but it is unclear exactly what it means. Some people assume it's about cunnilingus - the word swirl is used as a verb, and the raspberry... Others assume it's about lesbianism, orgasms, or even about having sex with a woman on her period. Guess what the raspberryswirl is in this situation.
In usual Tori Amos fashion, "Body and Soul" is about a woman trying to seduce a priest.
Someone already mentioned "Reel Around the Fountain" but any good fan of The Smiths can pull out at least a dozen more that fit this trope. Morrissey on his own isn't too shy of it, either. See "It's Not Your Birthday Anymore" for a most recent example.
''All the gifts that they gave can't compare in any way
To the love I am now giving to you
Right here right now on the floor...''
Almost anything by Liz Phair fits this trope quite nicely, up until her latest album, Somebody's Miracle, which, actually, didn't have a single explicit song on it. Shocker. I'm usually not one for explicit songs, but she can be pretty damn funny; "H.W.C.",(standing for Hot White Cum) is a very upbeat, poppy-sounding song, until you pay attention to the lyrics. But when a girl has a song called "Fuck And Run" on her first album, what do you expect?
Sample lyrics from "Flower," which evidently was one of her first demo tracks:
"Feel It" is about a sexual encounter (real or imagined) and "Moving" is about being attracted to her (gay) dancing and mime instructor — and they was released when she was only 19!
Another (much later) song, "The Sensual World", has these lyrics (and more):
And at first with the charm around him, mmh, yes,
He loosened it so if it slipped between my breasts
He'd rescue it, mmh, yes,
And his spark took life in my hand...
"Symphony In Blue" doesn't even try to be implicit. "The more I think about sex, the better it gets!"
"Nocturne" in her Aerial album - delicious.
Van Halen. "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love", "Hot For Teacher" and "Dance the Night Away" are only three obvious examples.
"Up For Breakfast" and "Unchained" were loaded with double and triple entendres of this variety.
"Up For Breakfast" doesn't even bother with entendres for the first verse, it's more or less pretty blatant. "Got the hand...put it where its gonna heal ya / Got the finger...put it right there on the trigger / Well, pump it up, pump it up / Baby make it bigger."
"Up for Breakfast" is typical of the Sammy Hagar years; he seemed to love writing innuendo-laced songs about food. "Good Enough" and "Poundcake" also come to mind.
"Electric Feel" by MGMTcould be viewed as the innocent story of a young boy's first experience of love. However, if you actually listen to the lyrics and the heavy bass, you might be reminded of something a little less innocent.
Saw 'er in the Amazon, with the voltage runnin' through 'er skin Standin' there with nothin' on, she gonna teach me how to swim I said "Ooh girl.. shock me like an electric eel" "Baby girl.. turn me on with your electric feel"
Big Joe Turner's original version of "Shake, Rattle and Roll" (the Bill Haley version is somewhat cleaned up):
I been holdin' it in, way down underneath
You make me roll my eyes, baby, make me grit my teeth
We've honestly made it this far with no mention of Methods of Mayhem's Get Naked?? That one's about as subtle as getting hit by a Mack truck.
Subverted by Family Force 5's "Love Addict." The title certainly sounds like a euphemism, and the "crunk" aspect of Crunkcore gives the song a vaguely raunchy feel, but if you pay attention to the lyrics, it's fairly obvious that it's either about love as an abstract concept, or the Divine Love of the Christian God.
At least two from Bob Seger:
Night Moves is obviously just a sex song
The Fire Down Below is about hookers (and possibly STDs)
Falling In Reverse has "Good Girls, Bad Guys" with lyrics like, "I just wanna kiss your lips, the ones between your hips" and the even more blunt, "Sorry girl if this is quick, so please just take it in the a** and suck my d***."
Get Set Go has many, ranging from the euphemism-heavy "Sweet Little Kisses" which has lyrics like "I want to suck out your honey and nibble your jewel, I wanna eat from your flower until I am full, I wanna dive into your swimming pool", to the flat-out not-even-trying-to-be-subtle song "What I Love About You," with such classic lines as "I love your vagina, I love the flavour of your lips" to the incredibly blunt "Fuck You (I Want To)," which contains lines like "You look pretty good, I think I wanna fuck you, I do, I do, I do"
Many, many songs by Foreigner. Some are interchangeable about cars and women.
Nearly every line of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" and "Steam"; any doubt about the lyrics will be erased by the videos (in the "Steam" video, for instance, a man and a woman shake the trunk of a tree full of babies).
"Blood of Eden" is similar, actually containing an entire descriptive verse about an orgasm.
"Kiss That Frog". The entire song is an unashamed metaphor for placing lips on, err...something else.
In fact, it would probably be easier to list all his songs which don't include at least one innuendo.
Modern English's "I Melt With You" is worthy of mention, because Executive Meddling caused the cover of it used for Sky High to use the line "Moving forward using all my breath / Making friends with you was never second best," with the net result that while one instance of sexual activity had been removed from the song, anyone old enough to recall the original had their fond memories sodomized instead.
Furthermore, there is a character in Sky High who can turn into water. So...
Hotel California by The Eagles contains several lines referencing sex, including one about "mirrors on the ceiling."
And don't let me go into "Life In The Fast Lane"...
The ZZ Top song "Pearl Necklace" is not about jewelery. "I Got The Six, Gimme Your Nine" is even less subtle.
Oh, and the song "Tube Snake Boogie" is about surfing... would they lie?
The Eagles Of Death Metal are all about this, with songs like "Don't Speak (I Came to Make a BANG!)", "I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)", "I Gotta Feelin (Just Nineteen)", and "I Like to Move in the Night". The list goes on.
Two other good examples of EoDM songs: "Shasta Beast" ("I wanna pick the lock and break your chastity/I've got the combination and the master key/I'm a dancer and romancer not a monster beast/None come before you, none come after me") and "Solo Flights" (which offers an interesting variation of this trope, since it's about intentionally exclusive self-love; "You don't get it/You don't get it/No one gets to love me/You don't get it, no/'Cause I'll get it on"). Also their 2008 album is called "Heart On." Hurr hurr.
Extreme's "More Than Words" is a crooning soft-rock ballad about how saying "I love you" doesn't actually mean anything. Although it may seem to be saying that sex is the only way to really show love, in fact it's sung from the perspective of Gary Cherone's girlfriend, who was upset that, although he told her he loved her, he never showed it (according to an episode of VH1's "Bands Reunited").
The Black Crowes song "Hard to Handle" is all about the singer bragging to another man's girlfriend/wife about his sexual prowess. Like most southern-rock songs of this sort, he gets away with it by referring to sex as "lovin'", though it's pretty clear that love's the last thing on his mind.
Originally written and sung by Otis Redding, so the "southern-rock" designation, maybe not so much, but presumably soul uses the same euphemism.
Soundgarden later made fun of these 80s bands using ridiculous metaphors by writing a song called "Big Dumb Sex" with the frank chorus "Hey, I know what to do / I'm gonna fuck you".
Chris Cornell's post-Soundgarden effort, Euphoria Morning has quite a few of these: "Mission", "Disappearing One", "Pillow Of Your Bones" ("Swallowing the poison of your flower/and hanging on the rising of my low"), and possibly "Moonchild".
"Rape Me" by Nirvana sounds pretty blatant but the way they're talking about sex is anything but fun and cheeky.
It was conceived as an anti-rape song from a woman's perspective. Cobain also admitted that it probably was also influenced by how he felt about media intrusion on his private life.
And while "Rape Me" is told from the victim's POV, "Polly" is from the rapist. "Polly wants a cracker / Think I should get off her first"... but Kurt Cobain was shocked to see it found a Misaimed Fandom with actual rapists.
Just about every song by Hot Action Cop is some form of Intercourse with You song, but the most blatant is unquestionably "Fever for the Flava". The music video had more visual metaphors for sex per second than any other music video ever made, before giving up on any attempt at subtlety and just showing the entire city getting it on. Seriously, it has to be seen to be believed.
Can I get a little yum yum (kitty kitty) Just a little sumthin sumthin (itty bitty) Do you wanna get triple-x groovy? Gimme gimme some of that kind of movie And let me spin ya like a record (wicky wicky) Let me get ya butt nekkid (licky licky) Here we go, yo here's the scenario Gonna strip you down like a car in the barrio
"Take Off Your Clothes" by Morningwood. The female lead singer is in favor, her boyfriend is against.
"The Difference Between Us" by The Dead Weather could definitely be seen this way. Hard to tell with Jack White though.
Evanescence's "Secret Door" is probably one of the more subtle songs. Just saying.
In "Factory Girl" by The Pretty Reckless the singer wants to have intercourse with you, but possibly only after you pay her.
Matchbox Twenty's song "Crutch", which is about a guy who wants a relationship with a girl, but she just wants him for sex, has "I think you've got a piece of my heart on your face/It's a shame to let it waste/How does it taste? How does it taste?"
Alien Ant Farm's "Glow" features relatively deep verses about a relationship ending and one getting a new girlfriend, only to be followed by a chorus consisting of innuendos and innuendos only.
R.E.M.'s "Star 69" sounds like it might be this trope — but it's actually about the phone service that gives you the number that just called you. Many people in the US got it; people outside the US and morons did not.
XTC's "Cherry In Your Tree" uses making a cherry pie as thinly veiled innuendo for taking a girl's virginity. It was meant as an Affectionate Parody of 60's bubblegum pop, a genre somewhat known for masking suggestive content with childlike metaphors and simple, cheerful melodies. Oddly enough, the song ended up on a soundtrack album for the Edutainment GameCarmen Sandiego: Out of This World.
The Stranglers' "Bring On The Nubiles" - you can't get much more blatant than "Lemme lemme fuck ya fuck ya".
What about "Deep" from The Moody Blues? Word of God pretty much states that the song is clearly about sex, and the faint moans that are heard throughout the song make it pretty obvious.
Same would go for "Say What You Mean".
"And we'll touch the secret places as the earth beneath us breathes and the raw exquisite ecstasy rushes in."
Ditto "So Deep Within You".
Coincidentally, the equally sexually-subtle songs "Bedtime Stories" and "The Lights Are Low" are the last tracks off of Justin Hayward's solo albums Night Flight and Moving Mountains, respectively. Though they are a little more subtle then "Deep", which is also the last track off of Sur la Mer.
While Green Day's first hit was about boredom-induced masturbation ("Longview") in 2012 they released the not-so-subtle "Fuck Time".
"I Have Been In You" by Frank Zappa, which was taking the piss out of another Intercourse With You song, "I'm In You" by Peter Frampton.
Vicious Pink's "Fetish" and "Take Me Now".
Chicago's "You Get It Up," from their tenth album.
This trope isn't all that common in Progressive Rock, but two examples of songs that fit are King Crimson's "Ladies of the Road" and Soft Machine's "Moon in June"
Roy Orbison and later Cyndi Lauper and Céline Dion's "I drove all night" is from the POV of a guy/girl who takes a long drive to sneak into his/her significant other's room, wake him/her up and have sex with them.
"I drove all night / to get to you / Is that all right? / I drove all night / Crept in your room / Woke you from your sleep... / To make love to you... / Is that all right? / I drove all night..."
I'll Make Love to You by Boyz II Men is direct to the point.
"Let's Get It On" and "Sexual Healing", both by Marvin Gaye.
Hell, his name is Marvin Gaye (but only because he wisely put an E...).
Speaking of older R&B stars, The Isley Brothers had a lot of songs in this vein, such as "Between the Sheets" and "I Need Your Body". The second verse of the latter is particularly blatant:
If you're free tonight, I'd love to take you home You understand that I don't want to spend the night alone It would be like paradise, making love to you, yeah Don't you think it's time I got into you?
R. Kelly don't see nothin' wrong with a little Bump 'n Grind.
Ignition. Not Ignition (Remix), mind you. Just straight up Ignition.
Girl, please, let me stick my key in your ignition babe...
Also spoofed in "I Just Had Sex", their lead song off their second album, featuring Akon, which is pretty much open and frank about the fact Andy and Jorma just had sex.
"Oops, Oh My" by R&B singer Tweet is the same subject as "I Touch Myself" without half the subtlety.
Nelly Furtado's song "Promiscuous" is pretty straightforward. "Maneater", though, she claims to be as much about the demands of modern life as sex. "Say It Right" seems just like a love song, but then comes the last lines: "From my body I could show you a place God knows/You should know the space is holy/Do you really want to go?".
Akon's "Right Now (Na na na)". "I WANNA MAKE LOVE RIGHT NOW NOW NOW" Actually, most of his songs qualify.
Specially "I Wanna Fuck You" (the airplay version is "I Wanna Love You").
Ludacris is the master at this. "Splash Waterfalls" comes to mind, detailing all the methods to have sex, with the first half of the chorus rap describing a sensual love scene with a woman singing "make love to me" and describing a quickie and various forms of kinky sex with the lyrics "Fuck me" ("Touch me" in the edited version is sung instead).
Flo Rida takes songs that weren't originally about sex and heavily samples them in songs that are, such as "Right Round" (sampling Dead or Alive's 1984 hit "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)", which is about sex, though not explicit) and "Sugar" (sampling Eiffel 65's 1999 hit "Blue (Da Ba Dee)").
All of those pale in comparison to "Whistle", which doesn't even hide what it's about. "Can you blow my whistle, baby, whistle baby?"
Janet Jackson's albums practically live and breathe this trope, although you really have to look no further than her .janet album. If and Anytime, Anyplace are the most blatant, though sexual subtlety is not a strength.
I'll see those two, and raise you "Would You Mind?" from All for You. The lyrics are filthy enough, and subtle as a flying brick, but it really gets out of hand during the last minute of the song. (She stops singing and just fakes an orgasm.) ...At least, we hope she was faking. And let's not even get started on her live performances of this song.
To drive the point home, the dirty version of that album isn't on the iTunes Store.
Hell, even on Rhythm Nation 1814, an album full of social commentary, has "Love Will Never Do Without You" (albeit downplayed and "Someday is Tonight".
Timbaland & Justin Timberlake's "Carry Out" combines this trope with fast-food metaphors, stopping just short of referencing McDonald's "I'd Hit It" campaign:
Number one, I take two number threes That's a whole lot of you and a side of me Now is it full of myself to want you full of me And if it's room for dessert then I want a piece
Ginuwine - Pony. Nuff said.
Hey everybody, while we're at it, "Let's Talk About Sex."
Which is, surprisingly enough for those who haven't actually listened to the song, actually a subversion. Salt-N-Pepa wrote the song as an invitation to a mature, frank, and open discussion about sexual relationships. There are even a few lines within the song admitting that people will probably see the title and misunderstand what they were trying to get at.
They later broke out the anvils when they did a reworked version called "Let's Talk About AIDS".
"Tell Me Something Good" by Chaka Khan and Rufus (infamously used in the "Oh Kitty" episode of That 70s Show.
Mad Cobra's astoundingly blunt "Flex (Time to Have Sex)"
Mtume's "Juicy Fruit" uses pretty much every candy metaphor they can think of. Including the not-at-all metaphor "I'll be your lollipop (You can lick me everywhere!)"
Sean Paul's "Get Busy". "Till the early morning, let's get it on..."
Let's just say that most of Lil Wayne's songs nowadays are about sex. Case in point, "Romance" from I Am Not a Human Being II, which was not included in the iTunes release.
India.Arie's song "Brown Skin" basically contains a lot of candy related metaphors, such as chocolate or licorice. The most obvious innuendo is "Every time I let you in, abracadabra magic happens as we swim/Higher and higher finally we reach heaven/Come back to earth and then we do it all again".
"Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin.
Pretty much anything by Ready for the World.
"Cruisin'" by Smokey Robinson. It starts out rather subtle. However each successive verse becomes less and less so until Smokey finally gives us "I could just stay there inside you and love you, baby". Not inside with you. Inside you. And speaking of "driving"...
"Pull Up To The Bumper" by Grace Jones. This is the first half of the chorus: "Pull up to my bumper, baby/In your long, black limousine/Pull up to my bumper, baby/Drive it in between". If driving a limousine in between a bumper is too understated for you, feel free to listen to the rest of the song to see what she's referring to. At home.
Usher's "Love in This Club", with plenty of lovely lines such as:
I can't take it no more Baby I'm coming for you
I'll be like your medicine You'll take every dose of me
Let's both get undressed right here Keep it up girl, and I swear I'mma give it to you non-stop And I don't care who's watching
"Nice and Slow" is pretty blatant.
I got plans to put my hands in places I've never seen Now you know what I mean
Usher practically runs on this trope.
"Too Close", originally by the group Next but covered by the group Blue. The whole song is about how grinding on this girl is giving him a boner. The chorus is a little more ambiguous about it:
Baby when were grinding I get so excited Ooh how I like it I try but I cant fight it Oh you're dancing real close Plus its real real slow You're making it hard for me
But these lines make it obvious:
Step back you're dancing kinda close (yeah) I feel a little poke coming through On you Now girl, I know you felt it But boo, you know I can't help it You know what I wanna do ** The fun part is that the quoted line isn't censored at all by most radio stations. A little cheery music goes a long way.
The entire song is in no way subtle. The fact that it got played at all is amazing.
Chrisette Michele's "If I Have My Way".
Beyonce, "1+1," where she outright pleads "Make love to me."
Longo & Wainwright ft. Craig Smart's "One Life Stand", even if it's not as vulgar as most.
Trey Songz is made of this. In fact it's probably easier to list the songs that aren't full of this trope ("Can't Be Friends" & "Simply Amazing" are probably the only singles). Examples that are blatant even in the title are "Neighbors Know My Name" and "I Invented Sex". Probably the weirdest one is "LOL :)", (that is actually the name of the song and in the chorus), about his girlfriend sexting him.
Teddy Pendergrass: "Close the Door". The 1996 version of The Nutty Professor has Sherman listening to this track and cheering Teddy on.
From the same film: "Somethin' 4 Da Honeyz" by Montell Jordan.
So if a girly is lonesome I think that she knows where to go when she wants some Cuz Monty ain't here for nothing but I gotta little Somethin' 4 da Honeyz
Chris Brown has a lot of these, especially on his latest albums. One song, "No Bullshit" is blatantly about this. The first two lines are "3 in the morning/You know I'm horny".
Gucci Mane's "Sex in Crazy Places," which also features Nicki Minaj, Trina, and Bobby V, making it the veritable "We Are The World" of songs about having sex on rollercoasters.
Ludacris' "Splash Waterfalls" alternates between sweet lovemaking and dirty sex. And it's pretty evident what "What's Your Fantasy" is about.
In case "What's Your Fantasy" isn't explicit enough, there's always the remix where Trina raps, "You can La-la-la-lick me from my ass to my clit..."
The-Dream's entire career. He makes no apologies. Let's review some of his song titles: "Touch and Feel", "Playing in Her Hair", "Sweat it Out", "Sex Intelligent", and the all-time classic "Panties to the Side".
Brian McKnight has a song that includes the lyrics "Let me show you how your pussy works/Since you didn't bring it to me first". The rest of the song is so dirty that he was approached to sing it at the porn industry's AVN Awards.
Mohombi's "Bumpy Ride": "I wanna boom bang bang with your body-o... Girl let me rock you rock you like a rodeo..."
112. EVERYTHING THEY HAVE EVER DONE. The song have very blatant titles like "Pleasure & Pain", "Anywhere", "Peaches & Cream" (slang for orgasm, in case if you didn't understand), and by far the worst offender....Drum roll... Can I Touch You.
Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is all over this, with lyrics like "I know you want it" and "you want to hug me/ what rhymes with hug me?" and offering the girl a joint ("can you breathe? I got this from Jamaica"). The video with three clothed guys and three nude women drives the point home. Unfortunately, the lyrics could also be construed to imply date rape, which makes this arguably a possible failure of this trope.
"A word to the thick soul sistas/I wanna get with ya/I won't cuss or hit ya/But I gotta be straight when I say I wanna /FUCK/ 'Til the Break of Dawn/ Baby got it goin' on/A lotta simps won't like this song..."
"I'm long, and I'm strong, and I'm about to get the friction on".
Also "Ride", one of his later unsung singles.
There was a big fuss made about how Soulja Boy's "Crank That" had been played in public areas (such as at sporting events) as if it were perfectly clean, when it's really extremely lewd...which leads one to question the morality of the Moral Guardians, since while it is indeed an Intercourse with You song, it's so heavily coated with slang that it sounds like a bunch of gibberish to anyone who isn't already in the know as to what it means. In the quest to "save the children" from perversion, Moral Guardians become the biggest perverts of them all.
For those who genuinely don't know what it means... "Superman that hoe" refers to ejaculating on a woman's back so that the blanket is stuck in a manner resembling Superman's cape. The dance mimics the woman trying to get it off.
Actually, Soulja Boy himself has stated that the whole song was written with no meaning in mind, and he was rather disturbed by listeners interpreting it sexually.
"Boom Boom Boom" by the Outhere Brothers. Most obvious in the dirty version:
Girl your booty is so round/I just wanna lay you down/Let me take you from behind/I won't cum until it's time/But if I cannot sleep with you/Maybe I could have a taste/Put your niney on my tongue/And your booty on my face
Ow, I came to make you shake it/Till you break it/Caress your body/until you're naked/Bend you over/Grab your shoulder/Slip my peter inside your folder/Make you sweat-a/Get you wet-a/Pump it faster to make it better/Dim the the lights then lock the room/Cos now it's time for me to hit that boom
Just about all of 2 Live Crew's songs fit into this trope in some way.
Outkast's "I'll Call Before I Come" is not about telephones.
"Spread" from Outkast is a lot less subtle, complete with a 30-second segment in the song that sounds like a couple racing home to get in bed.
Killer Mike's song "ADIDAS" with Outkast's Big Boi and Sleepy Brown is not about a pair of sneakers.
"I'll call before I come/I won't just won't pop up over, out the blue/No after you."
Pretty Ricky: "Grind on Me"
Step 1, get kissin on me
Step 2, girl you killin me softly
Step 3, Now you see why you chose me
Step 4, and ooo you grindin with me
"Shawty's Over 9000" by BB & G-Wize, in addition to referencing the popular internet meme, is an example of this trope. And they got Bryan Drummond to supply his Vegeta voice for the intro an sampling.
"Candy Shop" by 50 Cent ft. Olivia. Yet another song that uses "lollipop" to mean "penis".
Lady Saw began her career in the early 90's doing songs like "Stab Up de Meat". She has since moved on to singing about no less controversial but more socially important things like infidelity, AIDS and infertility.
I think thisand this say it all... OK, maybe not. Trojan was the premier reggae label in the world between 1968 and 1975. They've issued 2 x-rated cd compilations.
Electronic Music and Industrial
Ich Will Dich by :Wumpscut: is a song about having sex with someone with absolutely no affection and only desire for physical satisfaction. This being Industrial Music, it is probably not intended to be a celebration but instead a criticism of such. Notable for the mechanized sounds of a woman orgasming.
Cold by VNV Nation. An example of the tendency of such songs in EBM to sound somewhat aggressive.
Fitness to Purpose by Nitzer Ebb
Voltaire has a song about Data which uses every half-assed Techno Babble euphemism in the book... and then some.
ANY song by Swedish techno (camp) artist Gunther. Seriously, just watch.
ANYTHING by the Lords of Acid. Famous example: I sit on acid.
Other Music Genres
"Give It To Me Baby" by Rick James.
Let Me Hit It by Sporty-O veils its true meaning pretty thinly, with a lot of "dropping".
Gives a whole new meaning to "Let's do the Time Warp again!" She bangs so good she bends spacetime.
Spoofed by Adam Sandler in "At A Medium Pace". Starts out nice and gentle ("Put your arms around me baby / Can't you see I need you so?") before getting to the point ("Spit on your hand and stroke my cock at a medium pace")...
Also "Food Innuendo Guy," a parody of filthy-blues style, composed entirely of...food innuendo.
This type of language was frequently used by Cole Porter in the 1920's, especially in songs like "Let's Misbehave".
While we're at it, how about "Let's Do It," in which he explains "Birds do it/ Bees do it/ Even educated fleas do it/ Let's do it/ Let's Fall in love."
"Too Darn Hot" from Kiss Me, Kate is pretty clear with lines like "According to the Kinsey report/ Every average man you know/ Much prefers to play his favorite sport/ When the temperature is low". Other versions considered more suitable for the public of the 40s and 50s (like the 1953 movie) substitute "the latest report" and "prefers his lovey-dovey to court" in to make it less obvious.
In Simon & Garfunkel's "Cecilia", while there isn't any question about what was going on ("Makin' love in the afternoon/With Cecilia up in my bedroom"), surprisingly few people catch on why a guy would wash his face after having sex.
The song came out in 1970, before most houses were air-conditioned. And it was the afternoon (hottest part of the day) up in his room (hottest part of the house).
According to rumor, "Cecilia" was the name of Paul Simon's dog.
"Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" had the same rumor: Julio was supposedly a dog.
One of the more straight forward interpretations of Depeche Mode's "Behind The Wheel" is the song being about female domination.
"Master and Servant," on the other hand, is completely straightforward:
"It's a lot like life/ This play between the sheets/ With you on top and me underneath/ Forget all about equality/ Let's play/ Master and servant."
It would be fair to argue that a good portion of Depeche Mode songs are in some way about sex. Dave Gahan is called Martin Gore's personal voyeur for a reason.
Good lord, "Soothe My Soul". If there's any imagination left to the lyrics, the video completely obliterates it.
Ditto "Slow" from the same album.
And, of course, Monty Python's classic "Sit On My Face". Given how long ago Monty Python started, they really pushed the envelope on what nudity and lewdness they could get away with on TV (the song wasn't released until 1980, though). The FCC has specifically cited "Sit On My Face" as an example of what it considers to be indecent material, and a radio station was fined US$9200 for playing it. In 1992.
Jonathan Coulton's song "First of May" has an innocent enough title. The chorus starts:
Cause it's the first of May, first of May, Outdoor fucking starts today. So bring your favorite lady Or at least your favorite lay.
Coulton has fun with this particular trope. Here's "Soft Rocked By Me".
You will be soft rocked by me Though it may take some time, I know eventually You will be soft rocked by me I use the passive voice to show how gentle I'll be When I soft rock you You will know it's true That you've never been soft rocked 'til you've been soft rocked by me
Ah yes, the Sexy Data Tango. "...and cause a quantum singularity in your transwarp conduit"
"Ladies' Choice" from Hairspray. It's just one sex metaphor after another: "Hey little girl with the cash to burn/I'm selling something you won't return/Hey little girl take me off the shelf/Cause it's hard having fun playing with yourself," and then, "Hey little girl looking for a sale/Test drive this American male." IT NEVER ENDS. What makes it even better is hearing Zac Efron singing it in The Movie.
Leonard Cohen's (and everybody else's) "Hallelujah", though arguably it's a "no intercourse with you any more" song.:
There was a time you let me know / What's really going on below / But now you never show it to me, do you? And remember when I moved in you / The holy dove was moving too /And every breath we drew was Hallelujah...
Jeff Buckley's cover (as well as any cover-of-a-cover versions) plays up the metaphor even more, with the melody gradually building in pitch and intensity until it reaches the word "Hallelujah," before the much more subdued chorus.
While we're talking about Leonard Cohen, there's "Take This Waltz"
In the cave at the tip of the lily/In some hallway where love's never been
Somewhat surprisingly, given his reputation, he manages to avert this trope more often than invoke it. He really doesn't beat around the bush, and often manages to insert extremely crude imagery into otherwise very pretty and tender ballads of lost love.
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel, you were talking so brave and so sweet. Giving me head on an unmade bed, while the limousines wait in the street.
Catulli Carmina by Carl Orff, in its introductory chorus, has the boys and girls trade lines about Heavy Petting With You. Translations generally omit a lot of Orff's text to avoid having to translate words like "mentula". The Catullus poems used in that piece are mild both in comparison to this and some of the ones Orff didn't use, particularly Catullus 16 (NSFW in two languages!)
Inverted by The Village People, of all bands, with their album Sex over the Phone, which carries an underlying theme of 'safer sex' in light of the AIDS breakout in the gay community in The Eighties. The title track, obviously enough, is chiefly about phone sex, but true to the spirit of the trope, carries some graphic imagery in its lyrics: "I just touch my princess and I go crazy"
Lovage's sole album Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By is entirely a tongue-in-cheek parody of this trope, juxtaposing smooth trip-hop with often, er, significantly less smooth innuendo "Licking your greasy spoon / jukebox playing my tune/ making out in your room / blowing up your balloon/ playing you like a bassoon"). That passage is sung by Mike Patton by the way, who intentionally makes it seem more creepy than sexy.
Roy Zimmerman's "Abstain With Me" parodies songs like this (in addition to being a satire on abstinence-only education).
French Kiss by Lil' Louis is an undisputed classic of Chicago house. The only vocals in the song are a woman in the throes of passion. The song also cuts out the kick drum and drops to a slow tempo in the middle, only to build and speed up back to full tilt for the climax. The more recent Drum & Bass bootleg remix by Ed Rush & Optical keeps the same structure, but peaks at a very, er, athletic 175 or so beats per minute.
The chorus of the Vocaloid song SPICE! leaves little to the imagination.
Bitter and hot spice I'll give it only to you now My taste that leaves you dazed Feel it with your body!
Feel it more. You understand my love, don't you? I'll exhaust you from beginning to end. So show me your "special place," I won't let anyone else touch you there, because you're all mine. Isn't that great?
Cinderella who lied too much seems to have been eaten by the wolf What should I do? If I don't do anything, you too might be eaten someday Before that happens, I will eat you (Followed by the text "with asexual meaning * Brazil has some genres which are mostly built on this. Most notably, funk carioca (a version of funk that when is not about crimes, is about sex; "Injeção", sampled by M.I.A. in "Bucky Done Gun",note Even though it's a sample itself, of "Gonna Fly Now" has lyrics on medical injection... which are obviously about anal sex note It gets worse: it's sung by a woman!) and axé music ("after nine months you see the result...").
Jace Everett's "Bad Things," used as the theme song for True Blood.
For speakers of Japanese, there's Himitsu no Karute, a well-done big band-esque jazz number with raunchy lyrics. Better still, it's an opening theme of an Eroge.
The Irish folk song Jolly Tinker has a line about the eponymous tinker and the woman of the house falling on a feather bed.
Cut Song Come Up And Try My New Parts from Repo! The Genetic Opera, where Amber Sweet tells Graverobber "I'll let you fuck my soul" and "I can take it baby / don't care where you put it / why don't you surprise me."
Lay Me Down by Australian folk group The Audreys is about a woman who wants a one night stand.
Hi my name is Chris fucking Donathon, don't get mad Jefree Star cuz I made you snort a lotta my cum while I fucked you in the ass...
Pulled up at a stoplight, did drugs on the dashboard, look at the mess we've made tonight
Kick off your stilettos (oh yeah)
Kick off your stilettos (oh yeah)
And fuck me in the back seat
F-f-f-fuck me in the back seat
Jeffree Star's 'Love Rhymes With Fuck You' is dripping with this. Literally. The opening line is You can fuck me till the sun comes up. And practically the entire last minute of the song is him yelling "Fuck me, fuck me, fuck me, fuck me, fuck me, fuck me!"
Don't forget 'Lollipop Luxury'.
Fuck me, I'm a celebrity
Can't take your hands off me
I know you want to suck me,
What are you waiting for?
Everything ever recorded by Blood On the Dance Floor, with the exception of approximately... ooh... five or six songs in their entire discography. Some notable examples:
Teacher, teacher, teacher, I've been a dirty whore
I want your nails on my back like nails on a chalkboard.
Teacher, teacher, teacher, keep me after class
I've been a bad boy, now take a paddle to my ass.
I'm gonna jizz all in your face,
I'm gonna wreck this fucking place,
Pull my hair, smash the chair,
Break the bed and give me head!
Scream For My Ice Cream
I'm slamming bitches like Kong's slammin' barrels
Fuck more wenches like I'm Captain Jack Sparrow
Cock so good I had to put it in a song
It's wrong, wrong, wrong like Gaga's got a ding dong!
Popular English folk rockers Steeleye Span had a lot of fun with the whole thousand-year history of popular songs in English. With the whole history of English song to play with, they proved that a certain obsession with sex and a consequent need to Get Crap Past The Radar has always been a part of popular music. For instance, Drink Down The Moon (c. 1450), when you really listen to the lyrics, is not really about ornithology:
And he tapped at the bush
And the bird it did fly in
A little above her lily-white knee;
Her sparkling eyes they didturn round
Just as if she had been all in a swoon;
And she cried, "I've a bird; and very pretty bird;
And he's pecking away at his own ground...."
Howlin' Wolf: "Crawling King Snake" and "Back Door Man". According to Wikipedia, the latter does not refer to what you think but "a man having an affair with a married woman, presumably while the husband is away at war, using the back door as an entrance & exit symbolically".
"Crawling King Snake", however, refers exactly to what you think it does.
Well, the men don't know, but the little girls understand.
There are more examples than could be listed here. Let's just say 30's blues and jazz lived off this trope.
For example, anything by Blind Willie McTell (I'm lovesick baby, you got me graveyard bound/gonna make you moan like a graveyard hound IIRC), Terraplane Blues By Robert Johnson (I'm gonna get deep down in this connection/keep on tangling with your wires), and John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom (entirety of)
And then there's Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee," not too famous in itself but known through covers by Muddy Waters, the Stones, the Doors, the Grateful Dead, and Pink Floyd. (Yes, that Pink Floyd—it was in the pre-Piper days when they were basically a blues cover band.)
"The Bad Touch" by Bloodhound Gang includes the well-known refrain "You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals / So let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel." Many of their other songs use this trope in rather disturbing ways.
It's been parodied by machinima artist Nyhm in his song "Hard Like Heroic," which is made up of euphemisms for sex combined with World of Warcraft references. "Hard like heroic, more than you can handle / So let's do it like a Druid in the general channel."
An even more over-the-top example by the same band is "Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo". Each line is a different euphemism for sex. At the end, they stop being even vaguely subtle and repeat the line "Put the you-know-what in the you-know-where!" repeatedly, up to the last chorus.
"3.14" has a rather clever title. The song also includes the double entendre "You know what I really want in a girl? Me," and is prefaced by a recorded call from the singer to his mother, asking for her help in finding words that rhyme with "vagina".
Venezuelan group Los Amigos Invisibles loves doing this, as half of its songs are peppered with thinly (and not-so thinly) veiled and untranslatable innuendo. Memorable ones are "Ponerte en cuatro" (whose chorus makes a reference to the sexual position otherwise known as "doggie style", but the verses try to hide it...not) and "El Disco Anal", who is a long plead of a man to his woman for permit him to "use the backdoor", if you missed the subtlety in the title.
"Why Don't We Get Drunk (and Screw)" is a fan favorite at Jimmy Buffett concerts.
Buffett himself said he wrote the song after hearing one too many innuendo songs and decided to write one removing all doubt.
Most of the early work by German europop group E-Rotic. There's a reason virtually the only people who know about it in the States are people who play Dance Dance Revolution. Especially the early songs that include men's names in their titles: "Max Don't Have Sex With Your Ex", "Oh Nick Please Not So Quick", "Fritz loves my tits", "Fred come to bed", "Willy Use a Billy, Boy",note "billy" is an European euphemism for a condom, so it's their safe sex song etc., etc. Many have rather explicit animated music videos, too.
The traditional English folk song "The Bonnie Black Hare", as performed by The Fairport Convention, describing how the singer aims his weapon at the furry critter and ... yeah, it pretty much stops pretending it's about a hunter with a rifle by the second verse.
Most of Inna's discography. Such as "Hot", "Sun is Up", "More Than Friends", "In Your Eyes", and "Crazy Sexy Wild".
Patty Loveless' "Lovin' All Night" is about a sex marathon she just had with her partner.
"We Love to Party" by the Caramella Girls:
We grab a cab that takes us back to the crib
Where we can lose control and put on a show
We're gonna make this night the night of our lives
The Real McCoy's "One More Time" and "I Wanna Come With You" are both quite blatant.
"Ticks" by Brad Paisley.
This trope is Older Than Steam; many secular songs during the Renaissance could be quite sexually explicit, with a standout example being Orlande de Lassus's Matona Mia Cara (about a German soldier trying to woo a maiden in clumsy Italian); after several stanzas worth of mostly untranslatable double entendres and sex puns, the song ends with the line "I will fuck all night long, I will thrust like a ram".
"The Rebound (The Trader Joe's Song)" by Tristan Prettyman (a female artist) is a fairly solid example, featuring some fairly unsubtle pick-up lines ("I lost my number, can I have yours / I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure / That your shirt, would look better on my floor").
Young Frankenstein: The Musical gives Elizabeth a ballad in Act Two relating her joy at having at last found "Deep Love." (Accompanied by a whole bunch more adjectives.) This was performed at the Tony Awards.
Les Misérables has one of its most upbeat numbers, "Lovely Ladies," be all about the life of a seaside hooker! ("Rich men, poor men, leaders of the land/See 'em with their trousers off they're never quite as grand!") This is swiftly followed by Mood Whiplash.
The song "I Cain't Say No" from Oklahoma! is about Ado Annie's inability to say "no" to boys and contains the lines: "Supposin' that he says that you're sweeter than cream/ And he's gotta have cream or die?". The show is mostly about love triangles, so it's no surprise that it's full of innuendo.
"Then I think of that ol' Golden Rule/An' do fer him what he would do fer me!" (In the 1998 RNT production Ado Annie spreads her legs on this line, leaving no doubts as to what she's talking about.)
"The Point of No Return" from The Phantom of the Opera has very sexual themes including the lines: "In my mind I've already imagined our bodies entwining" and "When will the blood begin to race/ The sleeping bud burst into bloom"...if you know what I mean.
"Music of the Night" isn't much better in that regard. "Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation..."
Subverted later, with a verse that implies the Phantom is also impotent. "That fate which condemns me/To wallow in blood/Has also denied me/The joys of the flesh" Given what happens in the sequel Love Never Dies though, he may have meant 'denied' in that no woman would have him, as he apparently could perform well enough to father a child with Christine.
Pretty much any song from Spring Awakening, most notably with "The Bitch of Living" and "My Junk" being about masturbation and "Touch Me" and "The Word of Your Body" about desiring sexual activity. "The Dark I Know Well" is an example of sex turned into horror, as it's about sexual abuse.
And let's not forget one of the cut songs was aptly named "Great Sex"!
I've come to the conclusion that Jekyll & Hyde is all about sex. First there was Dangerous Game which is pretty much musical porn in itself. Then there was Bring on the Men which got removed and replaced with Good and Evil, which isn't much better.
The musical Wicked gives us the radar-evading love duet between Elphaba and Fiyero. Lines like "I'll wake up my body / and make up for lost time," and Elphie's seductive "I feel wicked" near the end make their intentions pretty clear.
... But it also makes the line "If it turns out it's over too fast" a bit unintentionally funny.
Avenue Q has "Loud as the Hell You Want (When You're Making Love)":
You're not allowed to be loud
At the library
At the art museum
Or at a play
But when you and your partner
Are doing the nasty
Don't behave like you're
At the ballet!
Cause you can be as loud as
The hell you want
When you're making love!
Rent has "Contact," which is just one big orgy under a bed sheet.
The Idolmaster has several of these most especially Agent Yoru wa Yoku (The Agent Comes at Night) which is almost blatantly about male prostitution. There's also Honey Heartbeat which is most probably about a girl losing her virginity in the back of a car.
Sonic Rush has a surprising one when one listens to the Album Version of Vela Nova, the song that plays during the fight between Sonic and Blaze. They use a different version in the actual game.
In the classic MockumentaryThis Is Spinal Tap, interviewer Marty comes upon Nigel composing a lovely, quiet song, which Nigel says is inspired by Mozart and Bach. When Marty asks its name, Nigel replies "Well, this piece is called "Lick My Love Pump"."
Is this actually considered fictional anymore? Spinal Tap's released a few albums and had tours since the fake movie.
Not to mention that many of the songs by Spinal Tap feature ridiculously extended and very transparent metaphors for sex, making fun of the trope. Such as "Sex Farm".
"Gimme Some Money," one of their early songs, is a subversion. The "you know what I want, you know what I need" lyrics are very clearly building to this, but then the refrain arrives and what they want just turns out to be money.
All the background music from the 2001 film version of Josie and the Pussycats is like this (and NSFW at that).
The Onion Movie parodied this with the artist Melissa Cherry (a parody of Britney Spears) whose songs all sound extremely suggestive, yet she insists they're entirely innocent.
Parodied in Semi-Pro, where the main character sings a song called "Love Me Sexy", asking women if they would like to Love, Lick and/or Suck Will Ferrel sexy.
In War, Inc., Hilary Duff's character (a parody of the sexy teenybopper type of performer) has a song called "I Wanna Blow You Up." The first chorus starts with "I wanna blow you....up." and the bridge consists of "I wanna blow you, blow you, blow you, blow you....up." Not terribly subtle.
In the Israeli comedy film "זוהי סדום" ("This Is Sodomy") as in the biblical city of Sodom, not the crime, which retells the biblical story from a "modern" point of view, Lot's wife is presented as as a fat, evil harridan who's "cooking" consists of drowning tiny bits of whatever she makes in mountains of salt. She hates Lot for being a poor sucker (recall, he was the only virtuous man in the biblical version of Vegas) and always complains about how she had a promising career as a singer before she married. The only example of her "old glory" we get to see is a trippy video clip the music of which consists solely of a synthesized "KNOW ME, KNOW ME, KNOW ME, KNOW ME..." (a joke at the biblical use of "knowing" someone)
Aldous Huxley, after mysteriously averting this trope in Brave New World (in which little children are taught to engage in sexual play with each other), invoked this in Ape and Essence where the refrain of the latest popular song is, "Give me detumescence."
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has a jazzy number called "A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love":
Oh, come and stir my cauldron
And if you do it right
I'll boil you up some hot, strong love
To keep you warm tonight
Spoofed in Dave Barry's novel Big Trouble with the fictional hit "I Want Your Sex Pootie" by the Seminal Fluids. (The not-so-good movie version made this into a real song. His following novel, Tricky Business, gave "Sex Pootie" a Continuity Nod.)
At one point, the heroes of King Dork acquire a Christian stoner band member whose songs are like this, and the Plucky Comic Relief tells the audience at one point, just to make sure they're not confused, "This song is about the face of God."
Tara's expression at that line makes it clear that she knows exactly how you're gonna take that. Keep in mind that magic was used as a really obvious metaphor for sex between Willow and Tara from their first meeting (where they manage to make sexual innuendo while talking strictly about magic), right up to showing what looked like mutual orgasms on at least one occasion when a complex, powerful spell was successfully completed.
Used in an episode of Modern Family when Hayley's boyfriend performs a very... explicit song he wrote for her to her family.
UK teen series Skins had a fictional TV talent show named Search for a Sexxbomb, featuring such catchy gems as "Juicing Down", "Ass2Ass", and "Rim Licking".
Rim licking/ Clit flicking/ You're the stuffing/ I'm the chicken/ Said we're clicking/ You're still licking/ Clock is ticking/ Stick your dick in
In this club they cannot tame us/ On the dancefloor tongue meets anus/ Boy I need you in my South Pole/ Put your star into my black hole
Not a full example, but the Dream Sequence music video 'Tongue-Tied' from Red Dwarf at one point has backing singers Lister and Rimmer singing "Reproductive system, baby!" complete with hip-thrusts.
In Mr. Show, the R&B duo "Three Times One Minus One" (or TTOMO) sing the song "Ewww, Girl, Ewww." The music video is this trope, but the lyrics mostly consist of "Ewwww" and "Damn." It's also Pretty Fly for a White Guy.
In the How I Met Your Mother episode "Home Wreckers", Ted's mother Virginia gets re-married to a guy named Clint. It's a Running Gag throughout the episode that he is too honest about their sex life, and at their wedding he sings a song about Virginia:
When I squeeze her trembling bosom, The blood pumps to my loins When I penetrate her —
And Mahatma Gandhi, and the pancakes, and the dragooon...and you.
MADtv made a Deconstructive Parody of Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous [Girl]" called "Syphillis Girl" that deals with the aftermath. Timbaland discovers he got an STD from having had unprotected sex with Furtado, and they end up concluding it's their own fault. It actually has a good point to make about the likely consequences of holding promiscuity up as a virtue.
Hey, Kendra I been thinkin' I gotta gotta gotta gotta get with you I wanna get all up in your business girl And make you feel real fine Hey, Kendra Come closer I got myself a brand new rockin' horse Why don't you come on here, mama, and rock it rock it all night long
One of the best parodies when Cartman becomes a Christian rock musician. All of his songs are about loving Jesus...that way ("I want to get down on my knees and start pleasing Jesus, I want to feel his salvation all on my face... ").
Makes more sense and possibly removes at least some of the Squick factor when you remember that his songwriting technique consists of nothing more than taking love songs and replacing some of the words, such as "baby" with "Jesus".
Pretty much every time Chef sings, intentional or not.