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  • AC/DC were allegedly named after a label on a sewing machine. Riiiiight.note 
  • Area 11: It didn't go unnoticed that the acronym for "GO!! Fighting Action Power" is, well... 'Go FAP'. The band, specifically Sparkles*, didn't even bother using its full name during one of their live performances, meaning it went from Accidental Innuendo to deliberate. There's also the matter that "Fighting Action Power" appears nowhere in the song itself.
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  • Britney Spears: The first line of the chorus of "I Wanna Go," "Shame on me, to need release." She's talking about having a little fun to blow off steam, but "need release" is also a way of saying you need to get laid.
  • Bryan Adams: Inverted in "Summer of 69." The song title is, in fact, referring to the sexual act, not the year. (Or played straight - Word of God is divided. Bryan says it's deliberate, the co-writer says it was accidental).
  • BT: This stanza from "The Last Moment of Clarity":
    "Tune in the sky
    Ubiquitous and natural
    Carry the light
    And take it deeper and deeper inside."
  • Carly Rae Jepsen: "Curiosity" delivers the line "don't call me up just so I can please you".
  • Chicago: Before they even became the Chicago Transit Authority, they went by the name "the Big Thing", which apparently caused some controversy in the Chicago club circuit.
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  • "Lollipop lollipop, oh lolly lollipop, lollipop lollipop, oh lolly lollipop, lollipop lollipop, oh lolly lollipop...*pop*"
  • This being The Decemberists, it's dubious whether the following innuendo really was accidental, but context (the song "Culling of the Fold") suggests it may have been:
    "You take him by the teeth
    Get him down on his knees
    With your hands all shaking
    That'll teach him how to take it"
  • Dexys Midnight Runners once wrote and recorded "Come on Eileen." Smartasses everywhere noted the missing comma and asked if they shouldn't at least buy Eileen dinner first.
  • The song 'Girl With One Eye' lyrics make hints at lesbianism by the use of slang and what could be thought of as lesbian sex acts. Considering who the artist is this was definitely an accident.
  • The 1961 song "Quarter to Three" by Gary U.S. Bonds had an exhortation to "blow, Daddy," which was widely snickered over by teenage boys back then.
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  • "Nuki Nuki (The Nuki Song)" by Gummibar is about a pacifier nicknamed Nuki, but can be misheard to be referring to "nookie", slang for sexual intercourse.
  • It's a common joke among Iron Maiden's fan base that "Tailgunner" is an ode to gay sex.
    Nail that Fokker, kill that son
    Gonna blow ya guts out with my gun
    The weather forecasts good for war
    Cologne and Frankfurt, have some more
    • It doesn't help that Bruce got the name of the song from a porno film about anal sex.
  • Jonathan Coulton realized after writing it that his song "Drinking with You"—a sweet song about, well, going out drinking with someone you have UST with—could be construed as being about date rape. He put a comment in the song's info on his website how he'd realized the undertones, but that was assuredly not his intent and the song's sweet tone was meant to be sincere.
  • Joy Electric: From "Monosynth"'s chorus: "With a stroke of magic hands, I'll make your dreams come true..."
  • Kate Bush's song "Egypt" memorably refers to what may or may not be the Great Sphynx of Giza as a "pussy queen".
  • The Kidz Bop rendition of Cascada's "Evacuate the Dancefloor" replaces "Can't stop 'cause it feels like an overdose" with "Can't stop 'cause it feels like it's getting close".
  • The Lumineers one hit “Ho Hey” contains the line “You’re my sweetheart” in the chorus. However, the last time it is sung, heart is cut off before leading into the hook making it sound like “you’re my sweet ho.”
  • The Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs was apparently chosen because of its appeal as a cover design.
  • The Mariah Carey classic “All I Want for Christmas is You” features the line “Santa Claus won’t make me happy with a toy on Christmas Day”. It’s fairly she wasn’t talking about that kind of toy
  • The Marshall Tucker Band's "Long Hard Ride" is definitely about a horse.
  • The Megas: Probably unintentional, but Woodman is the master of machines... and of the birds and the bees?
    • Well, seeing that he is Wood Man...
  • Momoiro Clover Z: The scene in the "Koko Natsu" music video where the girls get shot in the face with coconut water. We swear it's coconut water, officer.
  • There's a little known band that was featured in some Mercury commercials as well as You're Cut Off. The band's name... Morningwood.
  • If you're so inclined, the NKOTB/ Backstreet Boys team-up called NKOTBSB sounds like "New Kids on the Backstreet Boys."
  • Nine Inch Nails in "Ruiner": "How did you get so big? How did you get so strong? How did it get so hard? How did it get so long?"
    • Also, the song "Vessel" opens with "I let you put it in my mouth/I let it get under my skin".
  • *NSYNC: "Up Against the Wall" was written by Justin and JC and notably used the popular slang term "shorty". Some fans jokingly called the song Justin and JC's love ode to Chris, as Shorty was the group's oft used nickname for him.
  • Paul Williams: There's this one suspect line in "Sunday".
    "Snuggled up like spoons inside a drawer / closer now than you and I have ever been before"
  • Pearl Jam wasn't named after semen. The bassist came up with "Pearl", and then they saw a Neil Young show of endless jamming...
  • Contrary to popular belief, Pink Floyd is not a phallic reference. It was named for Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, two of Syd Barrett's favorite blues musicians.
  • The fact that a flamboyantly bi singer named his band Queen is purely coincidental.
  • Rascal Flatts has a song called "Bob That Head". Not surprisingly, this song has been the subject of derision, mainly in the form of fellatio jokes.
  • R.E.M. once did a song inspired by the 'last call return' feature on phones. However, given that the song's title contained both an Unusual Euphemism they had used before ('Star', as featured in "Star Me Kitten"), while the other was a euphemism for a particular sexual act '69', some people no doubt wondered why the title had nothing to do with the act...
  • Shiv-r: From “Hollow Mask”: “Every day I lose myself/I wish I could believe/that I’m really somebody else/when I’m down on my knees”. Wait, what?
  • French song "Dominique" by The Singing Nun is infamous for its refrain "Dominique -nique -nique". "Niquer" is also a slang meanig having sex.
  • The songs "See Me, Feel Me" and "Sensation" from Tommy.
  • Volume 5 of Twin Of Twins gives us this:
    Michael Jackson: (on radio) Hello, Jamaica!
    Ian Lyad: Yes, it's a pleasure to have you...!
    Mr. Muta: Yu can stay deh have man.
    • And this exchange between Beenie Man and Bounty Killer, in an argument about Beenie's gaining inspiration for his musical drive from Bounty:
    Beenie Man: Bounty Killer, Bounty Killer! Mi love you, Bounty Killer!
    Bounty Killer: You can't love me - I'm a male!
    Beenie Man: Nuh dem way deh, Bounty Killer—
    Bounty Killer: I'm a male! Go and e-mail some f—-ing female!
  • The Maine's "Inside Of You" is about how a man has trouble getting into a girls heart. A lot of people don't listen properly to the lyrics and think it's about sex.
  • The Who: Pete Townshend has said that "Squeeze Box" is about nothing more than a woman who plays accordion to the annoyance of her family. But John Entwistle said that when he first heard the song, he knew "it was about tits." According to this, however, "[Squeeze Box was] Intended as a poorly aimed dirty joke."
  • "Stay the Night" by Zedd and Hayley Williams contains the line "come pour yourself all over me", which is supposed to be connected to the previous lyric "I am fire, you're gasoline", but it can come off as something much messier
  • The song "Happy Sensations", popularized in the Ape Escape series of video games, can be interpreted as such. (Just look at the title!) Lyrics include "my heart is pounding", "I'm jumping in", "loving this feeling", and to make things worse, at times you can hear a cartoony "boing" sound effect in the background (remind you of anything?)
  • The Christian hymns "He Touched Me" and "Let Me Touch Him".
  • "Pack Up Your Troubles" has a couple of instances of accidental innuendo. One of the lyrics is, "While you've a lucifer to light your fag, smile boys, that's the style...". In modern-day America, "fag" has completely different connotations to what the song means ('fag' meaning 'cigarette'). Also, if your head is far enough in the gutter, "Private Perks", especially out of context, can have some connotations that could fit under this trope, or double entendre.


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