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 (well, most people) has on his or her mind, 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 going to 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, getting laid, goin' downtown, hitting the jackpot, throwing the hot dog in the hallway, play 'hide the salami', making baby batter, buttering her bread, 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, the hunka chunka, dancing the quilted mambo, firty ducking, woohooing, knocking boots, getting some rib, skoodilypooping, about tree fiddy, pounding the tuna, and the classic (made popular by The Newlywed Game), making whoopie. 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 were 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 really talking about in Double Entendres and Unusual Euphemisms. Examples include: dance, love, work, eat, ride, teach, hit, party, and play, as well as their synonyms and associated words. ("I wanna hold your hand"—is that all?)
- Use Lyrical Dissonance. Moral Guardians expect sexy songs to sound a certain way, usually slow and seductive. Use upbeat, folk, or pop music instead. If you do choose folk, you may not think of Fairport Convention's "Come All Ye" in the same way again....
- If your lines are short a couple of syllables, just add "Ooh", "Yeah", or "Baby".
- Use lots of panting and moaning. Also, include the sound of a woman giggling.
- Use another language. For example, "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?" note
- If all else fails, then to hell with subtlety and just blatantly talk about sex anyway. You'll be surprised what you can get away with.
For certain cases, see Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory and Innocent Innuendo. For other cases, see also Fanservice, formerly known as Playing to the Fetishes. For examples that are sung by groups of friends over a few beers rather than performed by professionals, see Bawdy Song.
Sometimes, Intercourse with You gets kinky. Well, kinkier.
Overlaps with Sexual Euphemism when examples of it are used. As Intercourse is usually a consequence of successful Seduction, a song may transition from a Seduction Lyric into this trope as it goes along.
Real Life songs (ordered by genre):
- Spoofed by The Lonely Island and Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live with the musical skit, "Dick In A Box." A pseudo-contemporary R&B song about exactly what it sounds like.
- One of the groups they parodied was early '90s R&B group Color Me Badd, who released a song titled "I Wanna Sex You Up".
- Also, there's their song "Wait (You Guys)," a parody of "The Whisper Song" (by The Ying Yang Twins), about, well, showing women their penises.
- Also their song "Jizz in My Pants" is about a guy who... you know. The problem is so bad that he jizzes in his pants after eating a grape.
- Being lower than the top rung on the satire scale, DIAB was itself spoofed, in "Box in a Box" (featured on Countdown), which left Mr. Timberlake lost for an opinion. With bonus subtext about body modification: How can she put her Box in another Box?
- 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. It was the best 30 seconds of their life!
- Ninja Sex Party do this a lot in their songs, especially their older ones. Some highlights include "The Decision", "Dragonslayer" and, more recently, "Heart Boner".
- "Business Time" by Flight of the Conchords is a joke variation, but an example nonetheless. The narrator explains the build-up to the sex as "foreplay" which include mundane chores such as taking out the trash and brushing teeth. Then when they finally get to the actual sex, it's over in two minutes, much to his partner's disappointment.
- "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.
So if you're a filthy Horta/Data's your bestest bet/'Cause he's fully functional/And anatomically correct!
- Ah yes, the Sexy Data Tango. "...and cause a quantum singularity in your transwarp conduit"
- ANY song by Swedish techno (camp) artist Gunther. Seriously, just watch.
- "Soccer Practice" by Gay Pimp.
- There's a song called "Suck My Motherfucking Dick". No, really! It only repeats the title over and over, though.
- Oliver Heldens:
- His "Gecko (Overdrive)" featuring vocals from Becky Hill is completely unsubtle about sex, with lines like "get the lights down low", "tonight the rules do not apply", and "gates our crashing, lips of passion, you got my heart on overdrive". Hill herself sounds excited about it, and the weird-ass music video emphasizes it even further. Most impressively, it was featured on the E10+ rated video game Forza Horizon 2 completely uncensored.
- Another song by Heldens, "Last All Night (Koala)", managed to be even more unsubtle about it.
- Sigue Sigue Sputnik has a little bit sex in almost all their songs, and the most blatant is "Orgasm".
- Disclosure: Just about every song. Seriously, they could be the 2 Live Crew of EDM. "Latch", "You & Me", "Help Me Lose My Mind", "Bang That", "Magnets", "Nocturnal"... You're starting to get the picture. That being said, they're considerably classier about it than others.
- "Sex" by Cheat Codes, if the title wasn't obvious enough.
- "Elektronik Supersonik" by Zlad. "Onto my love rocket climb, inside tank of fuel is not fuel but love. Fly away on my space rocket... I put my port plug in your socket... Hey love crusader, I want to be your space invader... For you is Venus, I am Mars."
- Edge of Dawn - "Elegance". Surprisingly, this song appeared in Project Gotham Racing 4 without getting censored.
On the floor - from behindOn the balcony - full frontalIn the grass - into your faceLike summer rain
- Noxious Emotion's "The Unknown".
- Suicide Commando has a song called "Intercourse", whose title is the only lyric aside from "Sex, sex, sex".
- The Eurobeat genre has loads of sexual songs, but one of the most explicit is "Atomic Playboy" by Mike Skanner:
Put, put, put, put your finger in my bodyAnd then lick, lick, lick, everywhere you wanna lick, go!Cum, cum, cum, now you're coming pretty soon now babyFeel the heat that I'm spitting over you
- Jocelyn Enriquez's "A Little Bit of Ecstasy" (as in sexual ecstasy, not the drug) and "When I Get Close To You".
- Jumalatar - "Are We Thinking the Same Thing?"
Don't you want me to put my arms around you, don't you want me to hold you? (hold you)Be your living fantasy?Doesn't all this movin' make you wanna get close, make you wanna get inside me? (inside me)Does it purify?You take your time with whatcha doin', you really wanna get tight, and I wanna see you (see you)See your body next to meIsn't all this heat getting too hot to ignore, don't you wanna please me? (please me)I'll treat you nice inside
- Alex Megane's "Stars" and "Turn Me On".
- The Real McCoy's "One More Time" and "I Wanna Come With You" are both quite blatant.
- "Set U Free" by One-Hit Wonder Planet Soul.
- X-One - "Wet Wet Wet"
- DJ Company's sole US hit, "The Rhythm of Love".
- "Right in the Night" by Jam & Spoon feat. Plavka.
- Moloko's "Sing it Back" gets overt with the first and last lines of the third verse.
Now you can't help but be tempted by fruit hanging ripe on the treeIf you desire to lay here beside me, come to my sweet melody
- "Make a Little Noise" and "Aphrodisiac" by M:G.
- "Repetition" and "Sea Castle" by Purity Ring.
- "X-Rated Movie" by Sister Machine Gun, as its title might imply.
- And then there's this charming little ditty by the Outhere Brothers, "Fuck You In The Ass," which was used in a Dutch commercial for Soesman Language Courses.
- "Body Flow" by Interface.
- Untouchable by Color Theory.
- "Get Low" by Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz.
- Danny Brown has "I Will". He doesn't even try to hide what the song's about.
Take it off, baby, bend over, let me see it
You looking for a real pussy eater, I can be it
- Akon's "Right Now (Na na na)". "I WANNA MAKE LOVE RIGHT NOW NOW NOW" Actually, most of his songs qualify.
- Actually, he says "Make UP right now" not "make love". However, his rather conscious effort to emphasize that they have to make up "right now" and wanting to "tease, squeeze and please her" leaves little to no free interpretation as to what he could mean anyway.
- especially "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).
- It's pretty evident what "What's Your Fantasy" is about. And in case that wasn't explicit enough, there's always the remix where Trina raps, "You can La-la-la-lick me from my ass to my clit..."
- On top of that, there's "Nasty Girl" which describes the eponymous (average-seeming) woman's sexual prowess.
- And finally, a song about Beer Goggles, "One More Drink".
- 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?"
- 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
- "Let's Talk About Sex" 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".
- They, however, played this trope completely straight with "Push It" and "Shoop".
- Lil Wayne - "Lollipop".
- "Romance" from I Am Not a Human Being II, which was not included in the iTunes release.
- 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.
- Parodied with "Ooh, Girl", an "honest R&B song" from Runaway Box.
- Brian McKnight has "If You're Ready To Learn", 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.by
- "Red Light Special" by TLC:
- I'll let you touch it if you'd like to go down
I'll let you go further if you take the southern route
Don't move too fast, don't move too slow
You've got to let your body flow
I like 'em attentive and I like 'em in control...
Baby it's yours, all yours, if you want it tonight
Just come through my door, take off my clothes and turn on the red light
- Mohombi's "Bumpy Ride": "I wanna boom bang bang with your body-o... Girl, let me rock you, rock you like a rodeo..."
- Raghav's "So Much" uses dessert metaphors. Kardinal Offishall's token rap even throws in a line about "places I can't talk about on the station"!
- "Naked" by Dev & Enrique Iglesias.
- The Weeknd: 90 to 95% of his songs are about sex, drugs, or sex on drugs. No wonder he contributed for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.
- 112 (pronounce it one-twelve) are outright masters at this, with around 2/3 of their music catalogue being about sex. With classics such as "Anywhere", "Peaches & Cream" and "Can I Touch You", they could be pretty much described as the 2 Live Crew of R&B with all this sexuality going on.note
- "Dang-A-Lang" by Trina featuring Nicki Minaj and Lady Saw (mentioned in the Reggae section of this page) is all about a successful woman who only wants a man for his "dangalang" (penis).
Cuz dang a lang so pretty, bout 12 inches
So I let him meet kitty, now they best friends
- Most of Plies' songs revolve around this ("Shawty", "Bust It Baby", "Put It On Ya", "Becky", and many others).
- Here is the chorus for "Becky":
I'm on this liquor oh so heavy
'Fo we fuck, can you neck me?
A lil' head and I am ready
I want yo mouth, give me that Becky
- Here is the chorus for "Becky":
- LL Cool J just might be the Trope Codifier for rap. "I Need Love" is often considered the first Hip Hop Ballad, but it doesn't stop there. "Doin' It" is probably his most famous example though.
- From "Baby Got Back": something about an anaconda and buns.
- "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 example, 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, which starts off subtle ("I just wanna lay you down") but gets more obvious the very next line ("Let me take you from behind") and only gets more explicit from there. The clean version isn't quite so obvious ("Can I take you one more time" as opposed to the aforementioned "Let me take you from behind"), but it still qualifies.
- 2 Live Crew's "Face Down, Ass Up." The title says it all.
- 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", which has also been used on the well-known eponymous Vines.
Step 1, get kissin' on meStep 2, girl you killin' me softlyStep 3, Now you see why you chose meStep 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 a sampling.
- "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent ft. Olivia. Yet another song that uses "lollipop" to mean "penis".
- In what must be the most blatant example ever, the song "Fuck Me On The Dance Floor" by Princess Superstar manages to push this trope so far that one starts wondering if it is using sex as a metaphor for dancing instead of the other way around, as is traditional.
- The Notorious B.I.G. was, well, notoriously blunt about it sometimes:
Some say the x, make the sex Spec-tacular,make me lick you from yo neck To yo back, then ya,Shiverin, tongue deliverin'Chills up that spine, that ass is mine
- "Fuck You Tonight":
When it comes to sex, Im similar to the Thrilla in ManilaHoneys call me "Bigga the Condom Filler"Whether its stiff tongue or stiff dickBiggie squeeze it to make shit fit, now check this shit[ ]I fuck non-stop, lick my lips a lotUsed to lick the clits a lot, but licking clits had to stopCause yall dont know how to act when the tongue go down below [ ]and so on.
- The original "One More Chance":
- "Lick It" by 20 Fingers is fairly explicit; in it, the female singer is telling her would-be lover that she won't have intercourse with him until he goes down on her.
- Cam'ron's aptly-named "Suck It or Not" (AKA "Touch It or Not"). The first line of the song, after the hook, is "My dick hard as a motherfucker!"
- Byz did not mince matters when he did "Do You Wanna Fuck".
- Akinyele's 1996 song, "Put It in Your Mouth", which is an entire song using various euphemism for oral sex (both male and female).
- "Horizontal Mambo" by Here Come the Mummies.
- "Between Me, You and Liberation" by Common featuring Cee Lo Green is probably one of the most uplifting rap songs about sex, EVER. The lyrics, while certainly not subtle at all, they also blatantly refer to something: sex is liberation.
- In "Just Once", by MC Frontalot, he is pleading with his girlfriend to do something, anything!, other than sex for a change.
- Almost everything by Nicki Minaj. To give you a hint on how vulgar her lyrics are:
Just met a boy, just met a boy when / He could come inside my pay pen / 'Cause he looked like a superstar in the makin' / So I think I'm going in for the takin' / Hear through the grapevine that he cakin' / We can shoot a movie he can do the tapin' / Boom boom boom boom pow things be shakin' / I don't even try to find out who he datin'
- "Va Va Voom":
He could ball with the crew he could solo / But I think I like him better when he dolo / And I think I like him better with the fitted cap on / He ain't even gotta try to put the mack on / He just gotta give me that look / When he give me that look / Then the panties comin' off, off, uh
- "Super Bass":
'By the way / What he say? / He can tell I ain't missin' no meals / Come through and fuck him in my automobile / Let him eat it with his grills / And he telling me to chill / And he telling me it's real / That he love my sex appeal / He say he don't like 'em boney / He want something he can grab / So I pulled up in the Jag / Mayweather with the jab like dun-d-d-dun-dun-d-d-dun-dun
- "Anaconda" begins with "My anaconda don't want none unless you've got buns hun'" (sampled from the aforementioned "Baby Got Back") which is promising enough, but here's the chorus:
- Tyler, the Creator's "VCR", using an extended metaphor involving tapes, recorders, TV shows, and movies.
- "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. What do you expect with a song that has lyrics like "Uptown Funk you up"? The song also mentions "white gold" and Slipping a Mickey.
- Kanye West's Yeezus has the particularly explicit "I'm in It".
- Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It".
- "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. Lyrics like "I'm-a show you how to graduate" and "Show me what your mama gave" are included.
- Filipino rapper Andrew E's career is built on this trope.
Si Olive ay aking sinabmarin / Siya'y bitin pa din, siya'y bitin pa din (Filipino)I went down like a submarine on Olive / She wants more, she wants more (English)
- There's his Tagalog version of Tone Loc's "Funky Cold Medina" called "Andrew Ford Medina" (his real name is Andrew Ford Espiritu), where he rather explicitly sings about his sexual escapades with a rich high school girl named Anna. The song got massive radio airplay in 1991 and is still one of his biggest hits.
- "Sinabmarin", which isn't entirely sung to the tune of The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine", but nonetheless turns the kid-friendly sing-along chorus into this:
- "Bini B. Rocha", which is ostensibly about a girl named Bini B. Rocha. "Brocha" is Filipino slang for oral sex on a woman, while "binobrocha" is its present tense.
- "Banyo Queen" (literally translated to "Bathroom Queen") is another one of his big hits — a song about getting drugged by a random girl he meets at a bar, only to wake up in a motel and doing the deed with her there...behind his girlfriend's back.
- Angela Bofil's "Tonight I Give In" and Betty Wright's "Tonight Is The Night" are about a woman getting her "v-card" punched - the latter (and older) song being far more blatant about it.
- [SiTH] Clan's song "Love Jam", a soft hip-hop sex song sung by a nerdcore rap group.
- Virtually anything by Cupcak Ke. Possibly her two best-known songs are called "Deepthroat" and "Vagina," and those aren't outliers.
- "Work It" by Missy Elliott.
- "Butterfly" by Crazy Town. While the majority of the song isn't that explicit the chorus strongly implies that the narrator is giving the girl of his dreams cunnilingus:
Come, my lady/You're my pretty baby/I'll make your legs shake/You make me go crazy
- Ylvis's "Work It" doesn't bother with the subtleties.
- When Pitbull isn't rubbing his massive amounts of money and/or his awesome life in our faces, he's usually talking about this.
- "1+1" where she outright pleads "Make love to me."
- "Naughty Girl" is quite dirty.
- The high-water mark is probably "Partition" (which also samples the "Do you like sex?" dialogue from The Big Lebowski, in case it was somehow unclear)
- "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin.
- 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".
- Ditto "Luv Me, Luv Me", her collaboration with Shaggy, who himself frequently uses this trope in his solo songs.
- And then there's the one-two punch of "Warmth" and "Moist" from the Damita Jo album. The former has Jackson describing how she is giving her lover oral sex, and segues right into the latter, where said lover returns the favor.
- Pretty much whenever the sound of a thunderstorm appears on Janet Jackson album, this trope is about to be invoked.
- 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.
- Though it's a lot more genteel than some of the other examples on here, ABBA's Andante, Andante sounds like an innocent slow dance song until you analyze its lyrics.
- Make your fingers soft and lightLet your body be the velvet of the nightI am your music and I am your songPlay me time and time again and make me strongMake me sing, make me soundTread lightly on my ground
- Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body".
- 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?".
- "Shut Up And Drive" by Rihanna.
- And many more songs, including the bluntly titled "Sex With Me." For instance, "Only Girl (In The World)" has a very suggestive chorus:
Like Im the only one that youll ever loveLike Im the only one who knows your heartOnly girl in the world...Like Im the only one thats in commandCuz Im the only one who understands how to make you feel like a man
- 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
- "Roc Me Out" is sex from the first second to the last.
Come over boy I'm so ready / You're taking too long to get my head on the ground / And my feet in the clouds, oh, oh / I'm so clean feelin' so dirty / Come right now you better hurry / Boy, you miss out / And I'll finish it off, oh, yeah
- "Rude Boy" doesn't throw out subtlety as much as utterly annihilating it.
- And many more songs, including the bluntly titled "Sex With Me." For instance, "Only Girl (In The World)" has a very suggestive chorus:
- One Direction's "Live While We're Young" is far from subtle in its expression of a young man's attempt to get a girl he's just met to put out. This in turn brought about some backlash on account of the band's primary fanbase.
- "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" 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 karaoke duet; in Glee, it's sung by the Celibacy Club (justified in that Emma thinks the song is about a dessert). In the first, the singers realize what the song is about when they're halfway through singing it, while in the second, Emma only realizes what the song is about when sex ed-savvy Holly Holiday points it out to her.
- "Sky rockets in flight! Afternoon delight!" Harmless elevator music, until you actually listen to the lyrics.
- 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.
- 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".
- "Love Sex Magic" by Ciara and Justin Timberlake.
- "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom" from the Europop group Vengaboys.
- And also "Rocket to Uranus".
- Michael Jackson's "Rock With You"
"I wanna rock with you! (All night!)"
- "In the Closet" is just as suggestive, if not moreso. As if the lyrics aren't enough, the video makes the message clear Definitely NSFW/school/young children.
- "Break of Dawn", besides the somewhat somber mood.
- "The Way You Make Me Feel" has "You really turn me on".
- Then there's "The Lady In My Life". Pretty much all of it.
- 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".
- Others that fit this trope include "Too Funky" from Red Hot And Dance, "Freeek!", "Fastlove", and "Outside".
- From his Wham! days: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go."
- 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".
- Amusingly, only the line "Boys and girls go good together" was edited for the teenybopper set, replaced with "Love will bring us back together".
- 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...
- She gets more explicit on reputation with "Dress" and on Lover with "False God", both of which are also soaked in Les Yay.
- 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 meant at 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. Although since lead singer Chrissy Amphlett's death in 2013, it has been repurposed as a song to raise up breast cancer awareness.
- Another Divinyls example: "Pleasure and Pain".
- Madonna, of course, had a lot of these in her early career:
- "Burning Up", from Madonna.
Do you wanna see me down on my kneesOr bending over backwards now would you be pleased?Unlike the others I'd do anythingI'm not the same, I have no shame, I'm on fire
- "Justify My Love", from The Immaculate Collection was an ode to lust so racy (or terrifying) that the video was not broadcast on TV in many countries, unless late at night.
- 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.
- And of course the outrageously literal "Erotica".
- "Into the Groove" (which "groove" did you want me to get into?) is thinly disguised using the dance motif:
I'm tired of dancing here all by myselfTonight I wanna dance with someone else
- If you choose to believe Mr. Brown's interpretation from Reservoir Dogs, then "Like A Virgin" falls into this category. Doubles as Lyrical Dissonance.
- Her unreleased song "Liquid Love" which was recorded during the Music sessions.
- "Burning Up", from Madonna.
- "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.
- The video starts and ends with a faux newscast that makes it as obvious as possible. That newscaster is actually a poor imitation of Megyn Kelly, Fox News talking head and also one of those who felt compelled to point out the phonetic pun.
- 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". It would be better to list the ones which aren't sexual (if any exist at all) then are.
- There is also "If You See Kay", a 1982 rock song by April Wine, and another song by that name, a 2009 ballad by The Script.
- 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.
- *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, JC Chasez (who also wrote it) would mime licking 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... (But seriously, what high-school student hasn't stifled a laugh at the mention of the number 69?) And there's "The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You".
- "Touch Me (I Want Your Body)" by Samantha Fox.
- And "Naughty Girls Need Love, Too", to an extent. Fox is All Women Are Lustful incarnate.
- Barry Manilow has quite a few songs that fall under this trope, ranging from the relatively subtle "Let's Take All Night To Say Goodbye" to the blatantly obvious "I Wanna Do It With You".
- "I Believe You," originally by Dorothy Moore and later covered by Carpenters:
I believe you when you say you'll fill my body with your soul
And love will grow into a brown-eyed ["freckled" in the Carpenters version] little girl who looks like we do
Baby I believe you
- Karen Carpenter's aborted solo album, recorded in 1979-80 but unreleased until 1996 (13 years after her death), also includes songs called "Makin' Love in the Afternoon" (featuring guest vocals by Peter Cetera) and "Remember When Lovin' Took All Night." This being Karen Carpenter, they're still tasteful and tender, not raunchy.
- Miranda Cosgrove's Sayonara: Doing a sexy purr for a Title Drop, the implications of the bridge, oh boy. Doubles as What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?.
- 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.
- The Backstreet Boys' first album had "If You Want It To Be Good Girl (Get Yourself a Bad Boy)". What, pray tell, does "it" mean?
- They later regretted the song; the label wanted it to be their first American single, but the band rebelled.
- Their later Black and Blue album had the even less subtle "Shining Star," which went so far as to include lyrics like "Cause you know what to do to turn me on."
- Jordan Knight's "Give it to You" features a ton of Double Entendre, including "anyone can make you sweat, but I can keep you wet."
- One-Hit Wonder Boy Band React's "Let's Go All The Way".
- EYC - This Thing Called Love. Another one-hit wonder boy band.
- Shakira's "Las de las Intuicion/Pure Intuition":
- 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
Lucky that my lips not only mumble / They spill kisses like a fountain/ Lucky that my breasts are small and humble / So you don't confuse them with mountains
- "Whenever, Wherever" isn't that dirty, but has these lines:
Underneath your clothes / There's an endless story / There's the man I choose / There's my territory / And all the things I deserve / For being such a good girl, honey
- "Underneath Your Clothes":
- Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night":
'Cmon Angel, My Heart's on fire
Don't deny, your man's desire
You'd be a fool to stop this time
Spread your wings and let me come inside!
- Granted, everything by Rod Stewart is about sex.
- Sophie B. Hawkins, Damn, I wish I was your lover
- 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 also runs the words 'on one knee' together just enough that they could be misheard as 'o-on me'.
- "For Your Entertainment" by Adam Lambert. Just... that song.
- 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.
- Wynter Gordon's "Dirty Talk" is quite possibly one of the least subtle examples listed here. This song does not just say "to hell with subtlety", it takes the very concept of subtlety, crushes it, nukes it, and pours salt over it so it can never go back to normal. The chorus being sang in an almost orgasm-like falsetto, the lyrics listing various fetishes - Wynter herself said that she and writer Nicole Morier used a "sex dictionary" to write the lyrics, and the sound of a woman moaning in the pre-hook really don't help. Case in point...
I am no angelI like it when you do that stuff to meI am no angelI like it when you talk, dirty when you talk (dirty talk)
- Roughly half of Chromeo's discography is about this and that. With song titles like "Needy Girl", "Don't Turn the Lights On", "Bonafied Lovin'" and "Come Alive"note , they either play with subtlety or just kick it in the balls.
- 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 stimulated 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.
- 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 '80s, 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.
- PEOPLE ARE STILL HAVING SEX!
- Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood was banned from the BBC and MTV because of this trope.
- The Way You Love Me by Keri Hilson.
Love me, love me, it's the way you love meTouch me, touch me, it's the way you touch meFuck me, fuck me, it's the way you fuck meThe way you love me baby has got me goin' crazy
Yeah, that's me, that's where you wanna beI got the kind of pussy that'll keep you off the streets
- This little gem:
- Enrique Iglesias' single, aptly titled "Tonight (I'm Fucking You)"
- The Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited" and "Slow Hand".
- The Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow".
- "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" was written by fifteen-year-old Carole King.
- Sneaker Pimps. We have: "Roll On", "Sick", "Bloodsport" and "The Fuel", to start with.
- IAMX has: "The Alternative", "Spit It Out", "My Secret Friend", "Kiss + Swallow", "Sailor", "Mercy", "You Stick It In Me", "Skin Vision", "Missile" and "Heatwave", and that's not even all of them.
- Stacey Q. - "We Connect"(read: copulate or have intercourse)
- To a lesser extent, "Two of Hearts".
- Tira Black - "Push it In"
- Maggie Reilly - "Everytime We Touch" (not Cascada's version):
- A shooting star fell down to earthLightning cracked the skySomething weird is happeningSomething I can't denyIt's some kind of magicRunning through my brainFeel I'm in heavenOr going insane
- Whigfield - "When I Think Of You"
- I need your body tonightI need you inside me tonightWhen I think of you, I feel like flying
- "Untouched" by The Veronicas:
- I go Ooh, OohYou go Ah, AhLa la la laAh la la laI can la la la la la laI wanna wanna wannaGet get get what I want, don't stopGimme gimme gimme what'cha got got'Cause I can't wait wait waitAny more more more moreDon't even talk about the consequence'Cause right now your the only thing that's making any sense to me
- And "4ever".
C'mon baby, we ain't gonna live foreverLemme show you all the things that we could doYou know you wanna be together,And I wanna spend the night with youYeah yeah, with you-ou, yeah yeahSo come with me tonight,We can make the night last forever
- O-Town's "We Fit Together"
- Not to mention "Liquid Dreams", which is about wet dreams.
- 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(I'm coming, I'm coming, I'm coming, I'm coming - I'm almost there)
Du och jag nuDu snälla vänta, vänta, håll ut(You and me nowYou, please wait, wait, hold on)
- Jackson Browne, although sometimes characterized as being on the lite side, has a few rather suggestive (or blatant, depending on your mindset) songs.
- "Rosie" has a guy resorting to his hand when the moves he makes on a groupie fail.
- "Redneck Friend" is his nickname for his penis in one song and he really wants to introduce the girl to his friend, who is an "eleven on a scale of ten".
- "You Love the Thunder" has some pretty direct references.
- Then there is "These Times You've Come". Does that one REALLY need an explanation?
- And on his first album, "Under the Falling Sky" was very thinly veiled.
- 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 "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 exaggerationBoy, all this time was worth the waitingI just shed a tear, I am so unpreparedYou've got the finest architextureEnd of the rainbow looking treasureSuch 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."
- It's basically her being annoyed that a guy hasn't shown her his dick yet.
- "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?)
- "Birthday" ("So let me get you in your birthday suit / It's time to bring out the big balloons"). Also includes a very orgasmic moan of Happy Birthday.
- "E.T." uses Alien Abduction metaphors for sex. ("Wanna feel your power / Stun me with your laser")
- 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, "Lets 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, Red Blooded Woman, After Dark, Cruise Control, Slo Motion, Like a Drug, Nu-dit-ty, "Heart Beat Rock", All the Lovers, Closer, Too Much, Cupid Boy, Million Miles, Sexy Love, Sexercize, Les Sex, Kiss Me Once, Mr. President...
- Dannii Minogue: Baby Love, True Lovers, This Is It, Tonights Temptation, Lucky Tonight, Free Your Love, "Boogie Woogie", All I Wanna Do, Take Me Inside, Put the Needle on It, Creep, Hey! (So What), Dont 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.
- It seems Gwen Stefani has a thing for cars, as her song "Crash" uses racing euphemisms for, well...
Drive back to me baby fast in your car
I'm here waiting, crash into me real hard
- It seems Gwen Stefani has a thing for cars, as her song "Crash" uses racing euphemisms for, well...
- 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 "I Feel Love" from I Remember Yesterday and "Hot Stuff" from Bad Girls.
- "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..."
- Carly Rae Jepsen's "Talk To Me", which gets really blatant.
"I can see what 'cha wanna do to me
You can feel it something's gonna break
Well I'm in if you're in
Let's make a big mistake"
- "In My House" by Mary Jane Girls.
- Tom Jones, anyone?
- "Sex bomb, sex bomb, you're a sex bombYou can give it to me when I need to come along."
- "Pyromania" by Cascada uses fire as a metaphor for sex. "Night Nurse" also has subtle references.
- A Flock of Seagulls' "Say So Much" and "Love On Your Knees" from Dream Come True. Also "Burnin' Up" from The Light At The End Of The World.
- "Angel of the Morning", written by Chip Taylor and made famous by Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts (and later by Juice Newton in the early 1980s), 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.
- Captain & Tennille, despite their squeaky-clean image, got some sexiness past the radar with hits like "The Way I Want to Touch You," "Do That to Me One More Time," and especially the Neil Sedaka-penned "You Never Done It Like That," about a woman who's thrilled that her man has gotten much better under the sheets:
- My mind is blowin', ooh, you never done it like that
You've got me climbin' up the walls
My love is growin', ooh, you never done it like that
You know you've made me ten feet tall...
Oh what a feelin', ooh, you never done it like that
Not since I can't remember when
I'm on the ceilin', hey, you never done it like that
Looks like we got it on again
- The "ten feet tall" lyric adds an additional dimension, given the song was written by a man.
- "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John.
- "Cherry, Cherry" by Neil Diamond.
- An example from Spain: Locomia's Rumba Samba Mambo is really blatant about this, so much that it's a wonder it wasn't censored or anything. As roughly translated from the original Spanish lyrics:
- "Pon tu mano en mi cuerpo y mi boca en tu piel" (Put your hand on my body, and your mouth on my skin)"Mira cómo me muevo, te vas a enloquecer" (Look at me as I move, you're gonna go mad)"Voy a beberme todo tu ser, hasta hacerte gritar de placer..." ("I'll drink up all of you, until you scream in pleasure...")
- "Some Like It Hot" by The Power Station. It might just be not only the funkiest example on here, but also the most Ear Wormiest.
- "Skinnydippin" by both Ramona Brooks and Cheryl Ladd
- "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke. It couldn't be any more blatant, at least on the uncensored version ("I got something that will split your ass in two!").
- "Mouth" by Merril Bainbridge.
- The Fifth Dimension's 1970s song "Love's Lines Angles and Rhymes" has the sultry voice of Maryln McCoo clearly describing her feelings that happen during sexual intercourse, plus the tempo of the song moves faster and faster to... ahem,. the climax of the song. Listen to it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA1id8DhG40 .
- "Closer" by Tegan and Sara sounds like a straightforward love song, at first, but lines like "All I think of lately is how to get you underneath me" make it clear that it's about sex. However, the singer makes it clear, she is actually very in love with the object of her affections and wants to take their relationship to the next level.
- Every other song by Bruno Mars is this. Three good examples are "The Lazy Song", "Locked Out of Heaven", and "Gorilla". His newest album, 24K Magic, has the titular song, "24K Magic", as well as "That's What I Like" and "Versace on The Floor".
- His new single, "Please Me" ft. Cardi B, is a very good textbook example.
- "Cola" by Lana Del Rey.
- Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
- This Girl is a Woman Now, Exactly What It Says on the Tin, a man describing how he popped some girl's cherry. "A child had died/A woman had been born."
- Young Girl, he discovers the girl he just banged is Jail Bait and is really unhappy she didn't tell him first. He then tells her that she had best leave him alone and go home to her momma before he changes his mind and bangs her again.
- Lady Willpower, if they don't have sex right now then they never will, it's time she stopped waiting, and she shouldn't be afraid to give him her love - and let him give her his - because he'll be tender with her.
- A number of songs by Lady Gaga, but especially "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face".
- Duran Duran:
- "U.M.F." from The Wedding Album, with its line "making love to the ultimate mind".
- "Hungry Like the Wolf", which is anything but literal with its lyrics.
- "Come With Me" by Ricky Martin.
- Star Pilots has "In the Heat of the Night" and "Higher". Obscure, perhaps, but they're still good at this trope.
- Christina Aguilera
- "Come on Over Baby (All I Want is You)". The title gives away the whole plot.
- "Nasty Naughty Boy" may be the winning candidate for the most sexual song ever written, containing moans, sultry commands to the titular boy, masochism, oral... it has it all. Case in point, delicious gems/subversions like "I'm so wet I'll be the first one to blow... your mind."
- "Genie in a Bottle" is about the narrator turning down a guy's sexual advances with the demand he get to know her first before proceeding to do anything ("you gotta rub me the right way!"), even though she's having trouble resisting him as well. (so just imagine how much Disney had to Bowdlerise when they decided to make Dove Cameron cover the song!)
- Aqua's "Barbie Girl" has some innuendo in it ("You can touch, you can play"), but it's not nearly as bad as "Bumble Bee", which is about a "flower" begging her "bee" to pollinate her even though the bee goes around "pollinating" other flowers as well. "Flowers and bees" is the Scandinavian expression for "birds and bees".
- Velvet has a few, but "Fix Me" is the least subtle one.
- Cascada: "Everytime We Touch" is rather lighthearted, but then there's "Because the Night" which is a tad bit more erotic with its message.
- Yet another song about a solo effort, albeit much more recent, is "Love Myself" by Hailee Steinfeld, which it's about as blatant as a song can get on the radio, but could easily be mistaken for a self-empowerment anthem if one doesn't pay enough attention to the lyrics.
- Tamaryn's "Hands All Over Me" is pretty straightforward. "Do everything that I like...lift me up, I'm holding you tight..."
- "Can't Fight the Moonlight" by LeAnn Rimes:
Underneath the starlight (starlight)/ We'll get lost in the rhythm so right / I might steal your heart tonight
- "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" by Shania Twain.
- "Step Right Up" by Sunset Strippers. "Step right up, hurry hurry / I'm yours tonight / Gonna be your baby".
- "Cake by the Ocean" by DNCE. Joe Jonas, the leader of the band, has clarified that it means, you guessed it, "sex on the beach".
- Very commonly used in the genre of Philippine novelty.
Bubuka ang bulaklak / Papasok ang reyna / Sasayaw ng cha-cha / Ang saya-saya! (Filipino)The flower's gonna open / And the queen will enter / Gonna dance the cha-cha / So very happy! (English)
- The Viva Hot Babes' song "Bulaklak" means "flower" in English, though the lyrics of the chorus curiously use a queen as euphemism for a penis.
- "Ibaon Mo Sa Limot" by Selina Sevilla figuratively means "Forget About It" in English, but she stresses the words "Ibaon mo" in the chorus. That literally translates to "Bury it", with "it" being the male sexual organ.
- "Aray Naku" by Mae Rivera is, musically and in terms of the title, a Tagalog version of Timi Yuro's schmaltzy 1961 hit "I'm Hurt". But while Yuro sings about being emotionally hurt by a lying man, Rivera sings about the same feelings, albeit emphasizing the words in such a way it sounds like she was also physically hurt by the size of her man's schlong.
- "Never Learn Not To Love" by The Beach Boys. It's really a rewrite of "Cease To Exist" by Charles Manson.
- "Lovergirl" by Teena Marie.
- "Just A Little Bit" by Gina G.
- "Just Another Lover Tonight" by Cheryl Ladd.
- Imelda May:
- "How Bad Can a Good Girl Be?" Is poetic about it, but is entirely clear about the answer to its title question:
An ancient voice escaped my mouth
And it screamed out in primal pleasure
My spirit soul, my animal
Came together in every measure
Of life, of love
Of flesh, of blood
- "Leave Me Lonely" has been mistaken for a Break-Up Song, but Word of God is clear that it's a song about a passion so intense that any separation at all leaves the singer feeling lonely.
Love me, hold me, don't leave me lonely
Now take me, make me, baby don't break me
- "How Bad Can a Good Girl Be?" Is poetic about it, but is entirely clear about the answer to its title question:
- "Naked and Sacred" by Chynna Phillips.
- "Make It With You" by Bread.
- "Dangerous" by the Swedish Europop group DYCE drops all subtlety from the first verse:
Hush, babyI'm in the mood tonightSlide your clothes offWe'll be alrightWe're moving slow, to rhythm so foreverDangerously close, we're falling togetherLose control, time to goHigh, high, high
- Ashley Jade's "Bring It On Tonight":
I lick my lips, as you grab my hipsI want it fast and dirty boy tonightAs I dip, I feel I gotta stripIt's getting way too hot here
- I Want Your Bite by Chris Crocker.
- Ariana Grande:
A little less conversation and a little more touch my body
- "Side to Side" ft. Nicki Minaj, is about getting nailed so hard you can barely walk.
- "Into You" has this curious line:
- "Worth It" by Fifth Harmony. Especially the lyrics:
Come harder just because / I don't like it, like it too soft / I like getting a little rough / not too much, but maybe just enough
- Shawn Mendes's "Lights On" from Illuminate. Not something you'd expect from a guy who was only 18 when he released it, but that might be the point. He doesn't try to be subtle about it, either.
I like the vibe in this hotel roomAnd I'd really like to get to know youStart discovering your secretsUnderneath these very sheets
- "Cougar", "SEX" and "Naked" by Debbie Gibson.
- Meri Wilson's "Telephone Man" (and later "Internet Man") is full of sexual innuendo about getting a utility service man working on a household problem. Also "Peter the Meter Reader".
- The Miracles' "Love Machine":
Chassis fits like a glove
I've got a button for love
That you've got to use
(Push it, push it baby)
- Jason Derulo has a few in his track record, such as "In My Head", "Want to Want Me" and "Talk Dirty".
- "Don't You Need Somebody?" by Red One (ft. R City, Enrique Iglesias, Serayah & Shaggy)
- "Miracles" by Jefferson Starship is a nearly perfect piece of 70s soft rock. It's also essentially a Penthouse Letter set to music. (Even if Grace Slick's attempt at a fake orgasm is anemic at best...)
- "Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room)" by Paul Lekakis is a late 1980s example.
- "Get A Yes" by Sad13, though it tries to both be playful and sexy and deliver a serious message about Consent - "I say yes to the dress when I put it on / I say yes if I want you to take it off".
- "Je t'aime... moi non plus" (translated: "I love you... me neither") by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, is so sexually explicit that it was denounced by the Pope himself. Most of the lyrics are not so much sung as they are moaned orgasmically, meant to represent two lovers talking to each other during sex. The famous chorus goes like this:
Je vais, je vais et je viens, entre tes reins.
Translation: I go, I go and I come, in between your loins. (note that "come" has the same sexual double meaning in French as it does in English)
- "Love Won't Let Me Wait" by Major Harris (1975). The lyrics aren't all that explicit, but the moaning and groaning in the background leaves little to the imagination. Racy stuff for its era, and it was a Top-Ten hit.
- 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 classics "Panties to the Side", "My Love" (featuring Mariah Carey) and "Falsetto".
- Chrisette Michele's "If I Have My Way".
- 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/Say Aah". 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.
So if a girly is lonesome
- From the same film: "Somethin' 4 Da Honeyz" by Montell Jordan.
I think that she knows where to go when she wants some
Cuz Monty ain't here for nothing but I got a 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".
- 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.
- 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. (Although the later remake by Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow changed the lyrics to the slightly less lascivious "Beside 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.
- Toni Braxton had one of the sexiest hits of her career with "You're Makin' Me High" (her first #1 single), a song so raunchy the preacher's daughter initially felt uncomfortable about recording it. The lyrics feature references to masturbation ("At just the thought of you/I can't help but touch myself"), singing about wanting "You there inside me/All night/Doin' it again and then again and then again" during the pre-chorus, and most explicitly of all, the bridge:
I want to feel your heart and soul inside of me
Let's make a deal, you roll, I lick
And we can go flying into ecstasy, darlin', you and me
Light my fire, blow my flame, take me, take me, take me away...
- 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
- Actually, that line's from Young Jeezy's guest verse.
Let's both get undressed right here
- as well as my personal favorite:
Keep it up girl, and I swear
I'mma give it to you non-stop
And I don't care who's watching
I got plans to put my hands
- "Nice and Slow" is pretty blatant.
in places I've never seen
Girl, 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
Step back you're dancing kinda close (yeah)
- But these lines make it obvious:
I feel a little poke coming through
Now girl, I know you felt it
But boo, you know I can't help it
You know what I wanna do
Skinny designer fit real jiggy
- 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.
- Oh, and while we're there, this list can't be complete without "Taste So Good", which takes this trope and runs with it. Not only that, the chorus sounds like a couple dirty-talking before doing it, and the opening disclaimer says: "Please play at a low volume, preferably, while having sex.".
- The last verse of "Wifey" is also quite blatant:
Ain't afraid to hump with me
When we get busy
Ride out I licky-licky
Till I get dizzy
Toes done, fresh scent
I think it's sizzly
- "Tell Me Something Good" by Chaka Khan and Rufus (infamously used in the "Oh Kitty" episode of That '70s Show.
- 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!)"
- 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".
- Ginuwine - Pony. Nuff said.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Oops, Oh My" by R&B singer Tweet is the same subject as "I Touch Myself" without half the subtlety.
- Millie Jackson's "Something You Can Feel". She made it even more explicit in a 1990 live performance of the song that resurfaced on YouTube in which she went into the audience and started grabbing audience member's crotches while changing the lyrics to the not-subtle "I wanna feel some dick".
- Blaque's "808" pulls no punches with its chorus.
- Jodeci's "Freek'n You", second line in.
- Silk has "Freak Me", later covered by Another Level.
- In the early 20th Century, a genre called Dirty Blues was slowly seeping into R&B and became a separate section of its own. Fortunately for those who feared having a heart attack hearing the contents of this type of explicit songs, they only played at after-hours clubs and were usually never recorded for the general public. Some of the more infamous examples in this obscure subculture are "Shave 'Em Dry" by Lucille Bogan and "My Girl's Pussy" by Harry Roy.
- "Turn Down the Lights" by Shanice.
- Alicia Bridges' "I Love the Nightlife" subverts this with "I want some action...I want to give it, I want to get some too", as she is seeking to get away from her cheating boyfriend.
- One of the most infamous dirty rap records of all time, "My Neck, My Back (Lick It)" by Khia. Complete with step-by-step instructions on how to pleasure the narrator with one's tongue. The original lyrics reference where she likes to be licked the most; the edited-for-radio lyrics are slightly less dirty but leave little to the imagination.
- In these music styles, this type of lyrics are referred to as "slackness", insinuating that an artist can't write decent lyrics and needs to get attention through controversy.
- Yellowman, an ugly-as-hell 6'7" albino whose musical career centered around him setting himself up as a sex-god. Just listen to this.
- Light-weight reggae band Inner Circle released "Sweat (A La La La La Long)", which somehow succeeded in Getting Crap Past the Radar to make its way - unedited - onto chart radio.
- From the inimitable Shabba Ranks, Mr. Loverman
- Lady Saw began her career in the early '90s 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.
- Bob Marley. "Stir it up". from Catch a Fire. "Bend Down Low" from Burnin'.
- "King of the Dancehall" by Beenie Man fuses this trope with Rock-Star Song. It's also some kind of Badass Boast.
- Judge Dread [sic!], also known as the "King of Rude", is well known for writing innuendo-laden music. Unlike most of the examples here, it is always Played for Laughs. Just golisten!
- I think this and 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.
- Snow's debut album, "12 Inches of Snow" included the mildly romantic, yet overt "Uhh In You".
- Mad Cobra's astoundingly blunt "Flex (Time to Have Sex)"
- Sean Paul's "Get Busy". "Till the early morning, let's get it on..."
- "Romping Shop" by Vybz Kartel and Spice, which includes lines such as "Kill me with the cocky/Kill me with the tightness".
- Inner Circle's "Sweat (A La La La Song)" is little short of subtle, more so when the narrator's telling the girl in the song he's going to push more when she "cries out".
- Numerous Hair Metal bands of The '80s rely/relied on this for the supposed "shock value":
- Whitesnake's "Slide It In" (this one was used by Dan Green):
I'm gonna Slide It In, right to the top!
Slide It In, ain't never gonna stop!!
- Also "Still of the Night".
- Bullet Boys' "Smooth Up (In Ya)"
- Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
- Anything by Def Leppard!
- Taylor Swift did a collaboration concert on CMT's Crossroads, with her singing this song.
- Warrant's "Cherry Pie"
- Mötley Crüe. Just about everything by them that isn't about drugs.
- Krokus: (Tonight) Long Stick Goes Boom.
- Danger Danger's "Naughty Naughty"
- Poisons Talk Dirty To Me
- Whitesnake's "Slide It In" (this one was used by Dan Green):
- A common theme in Rammstein's music is love, and all its twisted incarnations. Their 2009 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.
Take me now, oh, don't you see? I can't get laid in Germany!
- The title of the song "Bück Dich" means "bend over" in German, which immediately 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.
- "Spiel mit mir" is a brother/brother incest song.
- "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.
- "Weißes Fleisch" ("White Flesh") is a twisted song about a man lusting after and raping a younger woman and wanting to destroy her innocence while getting off on her fear.
- Their untitled 2019 album contains a song simply titled "Sex". Believe it or not, it's actually somewhat tamer than the songs described above, being a more straightforward version of this trope.
- WASP 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!
- Despite popular belief, "Meaning of Life" by Disturbed is not battle music (or maybe it is).
I wanna get psycho / run you little bitchI want your power glowing, juicy flowing, red hot meaning of lifeIt'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 itSay you want it / Need it / Don't wanna wait until we finish the showIt's not enough / You hunger for moreYou'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, especially the line "I'mma paint his town red and 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.
- Although several of tool's songs have sexual themes and/or use sexual imagery, "Maynard's Dick" is the only one that's purely about getting laid.
- This carries over to Maynard James Keenan's other projects. A Perfect Circle's "Thinking Of You" is about masturbation, and Puscifer's "Rev 22:20" combines religious references with a ton of innuendo.
- 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.
- "Cuckoo For Caca" is about coprophilia, or scat. Look it up if you REALLY want.
- "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?
- "Love You to Death", and "Be My Druidess":
I'll do anything, to make you cum
- "Love You to Death", and "Be My Druidess":
- A good number of songs by Nightwish seem to fall under this trope, or at least bear naughty undertones.
- "Nymphomaniac Fantasia" is an obvious example. Granted, on End of Innocence Tuomas is asked what he was thinking while writing "Nymphomaniac," and he admits somewhat ashamedly that he stands behind all his songs except that one.
I don't get it. That song just doesn't work! The scent of a woman was not mine... No song can start like that! I mean... fuck!
- "Passion and the Opera":
Drink from my thighs
The rain of lies
A sight so cursed
Breasts which never nursed
An Aphrodite for mortal souls
Playing hide and seek in lecherous roles
Their erotic hour my tearless weep
Their satisfaction my infinite sleep
- "She Is My Sin."
God I must confess, I do envy the sinners
- "Wish I had an angel" :
I wish I had an angel
For one 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
- "Bare Grace Misery": "Cinnamon bed / For your unashamed appetite." 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
- "Whoever Brings the Night" from the Anette Olzon-sung Dark Passion Play.
We seduce the dark with pain and rapture
Like two ships that pass in the night
You and I, a whore and a bashful sailor
Welcome to a sunrise of a dirty mind
All your love is a lie
You one-night butterfly
Hurt me, be the one
Whoever brings the night
- "Slow, Love, Slow" is this for Imaginaerum. It falls more into the 'subtle' category, but if the lyrics aren't enough, the seedy lounge club feel to the music pushes it well over the edge.
- "Nymphomaniac Fantasia" is an obvious example. Granted, on End of Innocence Tuomas is asked what he was thinking while writing "Nymphomaniac," and he admits somewhat ashamedly that he stands behind all his songs except that one.
- 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).
- "Turbo Lover" by Judas Priest is just one of the many:
On and on we're charging to the place so many seekIn perfect synchronicity of which so many speakWe feel so close to heaven in this roaring heavy loadAnd then in sheer abandonment, we shatter and explode!!!!
Bound to deliver asYou give and I collectSquealing impassioned asThe rod of steel injects
- "Eat Me Alive" is even more blatant. As a representative sample:
- "Chaste Flesh" by Rage:
My body's hungrySweating in heatI'm gonna give herMy rod of meat
- 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 Motörhead 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"
- "Lord Abortion"
- Parodied in This is Spın̈al Tap multiple times. Most egregiously "Tonight we're gonna rock you tonight".
- For a band with such 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".
- There is also 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.
- Then there's Last Legal Drug (Le Petit Mort). They even use a French euphemism for orgasm as part of the title!
- Along with that, "A.D.I.D.A.S.", which stands for "All Day I Dream About Sex".
- "Fuck" by Bring Me the Horizon.
- Blackened death metal band Akercocke's songs, when they're not about Satan, are usually about sex.
- 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. (Instead, it refers to the band's collaboration with a symphony; Symphony & Metallica) The band's examples are usually covers, and of the Refuge in Audacity kind ("Last Caress", "So What").
Moving my hips in a circular wayJust forward a bitPull your body into my waistAnd feel how good it fitsAnd there's a job to be done and I'm the oneYou people chose to do itNow I take off my pants, see you chained to get downIt's your turn to wait
- The original lyrics in the song "Jump in the Fire" from their demo No Life 'Til Leather, however, played the trope straight. The lyrics, along with those in "The Mechanix" from that demo (see Megadeth above), were originally written by Dave Mustaine and completely changed for release on Metallica's debut album.
- "Hungry" by Lita Ford.
- "Adrenalize" by In This Moment is blatantly about violent sex.
I must confessI'm addicted to thisShove your kiss straight through my chestI can't deny I'd die without thisMake me feel like a godMusic, love, and sex(Adrenalize me)
- Powerwolf's "Resurrection by Erection" is not about children playing.
When purgatory's waitingand the girl immaculatethe highest of commandments dictates to copulate
- 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", and their old demo track "Let Us Now Make Love".
- 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".
- Cryoshell has "Feed". With these lyrics:
Panicking in my daydreamI wanna feed my soulSlip it in and stuff it under my skinOne more time it ridesMy senses of joy, so I won't let goOne more time I riseBelieving that everything is coming true
- Not bad for a band that got their start with a kid's toyline.
- 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"
- "Caress Me Down" has the lyrics, "And then she pulled out my mushroom tip", which doesn't exactly scream subtle.
- There's also the song "Date Rape"
- "Mountain Man" by Crash Kings sounds pretty suggestive. "She's rocking my valley down below...coming down at the top of my lungs", complete with a chorus consisting of an erotic "OOOOOOHHH!!!"
- 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.
- 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.
- 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". Trent Reznor even used to introduce the song by saying, "This is a song about fucking."
- A good portion of Trent's career is built up on songs about sex! "Kinda I Want To", "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.
- The Beatles "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?". That one line is the lyrics.
- 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..."note
- 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.
- 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!"
- "Back in The USSR" is pretty dirty too:
Show me round your snow-peaked mountains way down southTake me to your daddy's farmLet me hear those balalaikas ringing outCome 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.
- 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 .
- Freddie Mercury
- Most explicitly in "Body Language", "Staying Power" 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.She goes squeeze me. C'mon and squeeze me. C'mon and tease me like ya do. I'm so in love with you.
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
- Not to mention the seemingly never ending chorus of " in and out and in and out and in and out and in and out".
- "Pictures of Lily", which is about A Date with Rosie Palms.
- Which is very quickly spoiled by the singer's father revealing that Lily's been dead since 1929.
- Also, "Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand" sure sounds mild enough, but the lyrics get pretty blatant.
- "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.
You need cooling/baby I ain't fooling/I'm gonna send you/back to schooling/way down inside/woman you need it
Greased and slicked down fine, groovy leather trim/I like the way you hold the road, mama, it ain't no sin!
- "Shake for me girl, I wanna be your backdoor man" 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". That line was written by Robert Johnson, in the Thirties.
- "Trampled Underfoot," a song filled with euphemisms. The entire song is about sex, described in automotive terms
- "Dazed and Confused" It even included male moaning.
- "In The Evening" deserves a special mention for Jimmy Page's solo sounding like he's having sex with his guitar. Literally.
- Radiohead's "Thinking About You" ("Did he just say he was playing with himself?") and The Smiths' "Reel Around The Fountain", among others.
- Stone Temple Pilots' song "Unglued" doesn't even try to be subtle.
- blink-182's "Feeling This" is very much this kind of song. "Show me the bedroom floor/Show me the bathroom mirror/We're taking this way too slow/Take me away from here"
- The crazy part is that it's actually one of the more subtle examples in their repertoire. When you scroll through their tracks and find titles like "I Want to Fuck a Dog" and "It Would be Nice to Have a Blowjob", you just know they don't beat around the bush. (Except in, for whatever reason, "Feeling This".)
- The Rolling Stones have done a few of these. "Start Me Up" is probably the least subtle. Unless it's "Brown Sugar", which is about sex with a slave in the antebellum south.
- "Loving Cup":
Yes, I am nitty gritty and my shirt's all torn
But I would love to spill the beans with you 'til dawn
- Then there's "Let It Bleed":
Well we all need someone we can cream on
And if you want to, well you can cream on me
- And also "Honky Tonk Woman," which probably does not describe an allergy problem:
She blew my nose and then she blew my mind
- An early Stones example would be "Let's Spend the Night Together", which may seem pretty mild and innocuous now but positively scandalized a lot of people back in '67.
- For American TV, it was changed to "Let's Spend Some Time Together"
- "Loving Cup":
- Aerosmith's song "Pink". It's not altogether explicit but still, there's the line "Pink like the bing on your cherry."
- "Love In An Elevator" can't be mistaken for anything else, even if you try.
- That album has more, even opening with "Young Lust".
- And "Walk This Way", their cover of "Big Ten Inch (Blues Record)"... Aerosmith, Intercoursing With You since 1973.
- "Back in the Saddle" talks about sex through cowboy metaphors ("I'm riding, I'm loading up my pistol!").
- "Rag Doll" is about a guy wanting to get it on with a porn star.
- "Love In An Elevator" can't be mistaken for anything else, even if you try.
- Pink Floyd also has a song called "Young Lust", about Pink's indulgence in the lifestyle of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll. Unusually for one of these songs, it ends with Pink finding out that his wife, behind whose back he's been doing this, has been sleeping with another man herself, setting up the meltdown of the rest of the first half of the album.
- Pop Punk band Frickin' A does this intentionally in "Naked in My Bed." The entire thing is basically a guy who probably doesn't get laid very much fantasizing about a girl at the pool:
- Naked in my bedone fling no stringsmovin' all around the roomchicka chicka boom boom...and then we did iton the flooragainst the doorup on the sink where we did it some morethe sun was hot and we were both burning redwe were naked in my bed
- Obscure Boston based punk band Tijuana Sweetheart (formerly Vagiant) has a song entitled Second Coming that is (we swear) entirely about giving Jesus a blowjob. No. Really.
- Courtesy of KISS: "Love Gun." The fact the original album came with a cheesy, fold-out cardboard pistol that fired a "Bang!" flag doesn't hide the real meaning of the song.
Oh, babe, I wanna put my log in your fireplace!
- You see, Ronnie, his * dick* is the gun!
- Quick rule of thumb with KISS: if Gene's singing solo lead, the song is about banging groupies.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers have plenty of sexual metaphors in their music. "Get On Top" from Californication, and many, many others.
- "C'mon Girl" contains some of my favourite innuendos ever. Like "The cave within your mountainside / Is deeper than it will be wide...".
- Or anything on (as you might expect) the Blood Sugar Sex Magik album.
- "Mellowship Slinky:" "Sopping wet her pink umbrella/do the dog with Isabella."
- "Suck My Kiss:" "Someone full of fun do me till I'm well done/Little Bo Peep cummin' from my stun gun.
- "Give it Away" subverts this trope: "What I got you gotta get it put it in you" is actually about giving things away, making it a Double Entendre.
- "Sir Psycho Sexy". Period. It even has the pornofunkywahwah guitars.
- Et cetera et cetera ad (sometimes literally) nauseum.
- Californication has 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.
- Also "Get on Top," which is not-so-subtle
- The song "Special Secret Song Inside" was originally 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.
- There's no discussing RHCP without mentioning their cover of "Love Rollercoaster".
- 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...
- 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", "Pretty Tied Up" 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.
- The album artwork for the Mars album paired the lyrics to "Vanilla" with a picture of a well endowed woman wearing a low cut blouse who had apparently just had a glob of melted vanilla ice cream drop onto her cleavage.
- 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 material 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.
- That one's an "Intercourse With Me" song.
- 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 really good oral sex to a woman.
- "Rock the cradle of love..."
- 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."
- Also, "Bed of Nails". "Our love is a bed of nails / Gonna drive you like a hammer on a bed of nails"
- 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
Yeah, you show me good loving, make it alright\\Need a little sweetness in my life\\Your sugar, yes please\\Won't you come and put it down on me?
- 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."
- "Good Girls Go to Heaven" anyone? subtitled (Bad Girls go Everywhere). Though it's more about masturbation. "No one said it had to be real/But it's gotta be something you've been wanting to feel" and a verse about a guy's fantasies.
- "I would do anything for love... But I won't do that!"
- 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.
- "Fuck the mother, kill the father. Fuck the mother, kill the father. Fuck the mother, kill the father."
- Dommin. "Im coming home with you;-(To fill a hole in you)" And various other lyrics.
- "Crazy Bitch" by Buckcherry.
- Heart's "Crazy on You". Delicious lines, along with a wild acoustic intro that can only be described as "orgasmic".
- Heart has a few songs in this vein; "Magic Man" ("'Come on home girl' he said with a smile/Cast my spell of love on you, a woman from a child"), "How Can I Refuse?" ("Where do we take it now?/Now that we caught fire/Will something greater grow/Out of this desire), "All Eyes" ("You're all eyes, all eyes/Touching me in the night), "Nothin' At All", "I Want You So Bad" (Could be interpreted as just a mere attraction, but the line "Every night's an eternity/I want you so bad, want you so bad", implies otherwise), "Wild Child" (Basically the whole song, but the last line of the chorus "Oh baby, go wild with me" makes it obvious), "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You" (Interestingly subverted as the singer is only sleeping with the man so she can get pregnant), "I Didn't Want To Need You" ("When we spent the night together/Didn't mean it meant that much/Now I can't live without your touch") and there's probably others.
- In an interesting subversion, "All I Wanna Do (Is Make Love To You)" is also about a one night stand - this time, for the purposes of conception.
- Julien-K, "Systeme de Sexe." Complete with moaning in the background that makes it sound like the BGM to a porno.
- She started in the Country realm, but once she freed herself from that and started her Rock phase, LeAnn Rimes' songs were pretty clearly within this realm if not being outright about it.
- "Tic Toc" is almost startlingly clearly placed in this category, especially considering her 'wholesome' songs beforehand.
- Bruce Springsteen has a song called "Red Headed Woman". What's it about? Let the man himself sum it up for you. HINT: it's cunnilingus. Includes some truly beautiful lyrics.
Well push come to shove man and, shove comes to push and I wasMoses 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"
- "Dancing In The Dark", right on the title!
- Tori Amos' "Leather" doesn't even pretend to not be explicit:
Look I'm standing naked before youdon't you want more than my sexI can scream as loud as your last onebut 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 raspberry swirl 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 wayTo the love I am now giving to youRight 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. She can be pretty humorous about it; "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, Exile in Guyville, what do you expect?
Every time I see your faceI think of things not pure and chasteI want to fuck you like a dogI'll take you home and make you LIKE it
- Sample lyrics from "Flower," which evidently was one of her first demo tracks:
- Kate Bush has a couple of songs like this.
And at first with the charm around him, mmh, yes,He loosened it so if it slipped between my breastsHe'd rescue it, mmh, yes,And his spark took life in my hand...
- "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):
- "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. As well as the non-food based but still pretty blatant "Finish What You Started."
- "Up For Breakfast" and "Unchained" were loaded with double and triple entendres of this variety.
- The Dead Kennedys song "Too Drunk to Fuck" is a parody of this.
- "Electric Feel" from Oracular Spectacular by MGMT could 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 underneathYou 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.
- Bad Company's "Feel Like Making Love". The guitar in the chorus emulate the hard pounding that's going on in intercourse.
- 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."
- The ZZ Top song "Pearl Necklace" is not about jewelry. "I Got The Six, Gimme Your Nine" is even less subtle. "Gimme All Your Lovin'" is slightly more subtle, but it still is quite blatant after all.
- 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.
- "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").
- "Play With Me" is another example.
- 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.
- "Make It Wit You" by Queens of the Stone Age is almost the trope title verbatim.
- Several of their songs from "Lullabies to Paralyze" also fit here - particularly "Skin on Skin" and "You've Got A Killer Scene There, Man...".
- 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" from In Utero 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. Kurt 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" from Nevermind 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.
- Nickelback's song "Animals" is a song about... well just go find the lyrics.
I wanna do it 'till the sun comes up
- Completely blatant, as the singer flat-out states that they had sex in the back of his truck.
- And then the song breaks into Oh, Crap! mode when they realize that they've been caught by her dad.
- On the other hand, "Figured You Out" is a lot less subtle... though it still never uses the word "sex".
- "You look so much cuter with something in your mouth."
- Believe it or not, the song is actually about the subject being a tease by sucking on her thumb. Subversion?
- Nickelback throws anything in the way of subtlety out the window with the song "S.E.X."
- "Next Go Round" starts off with this:
Until we're both so good and sweaty
That we can't stand up
I wanna do it 'till we're both about to drop
As long as we're tied up together
Then we're never gonna stop
- Completely blatant, as the singer flat-out states that they had sex in the back of his truck.
- Hoobastank seems to like these. "To Be With You" and "Inside Of You", especially, are pretty obvious.
- "Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven includes the lyric "But I am imagining/ A dark-lit place/ Or your place, or my place" Odds that they're singing about photographer's darkrooms? Slim to none.
- The chorus of Foo Fighters' "All My Life" is about cunnilingus ("Hey, don't let it go to waste, I love it but, I hate that taste, Weight, keeping me down").
- Just about every song by Hot Action Cop qualifies, 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.
- They Might Be Giants claim that their song "S-E-X-X-Y" is an "ode to getting it on". Of course, being They Might Be Giants, it's very unusual for a song in this category...
- 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.
- "Tongue", though, is this trope. Michael Stipe admitted it.
- "Binkt The Doormat", anyone? 'The muffin is peach, you're making love. You mean this opera involves handcuffs?'.
- A song on Automatic for the People is entitled "Star Me Kitten". The word Michael Stipe uses when he sings the title is not "star".
- Boston's "Let Me Take You Home Tonight".
- 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 Game Carmen Sandiego: Out of This World.
- There's also "Grass", which talks about "the things we used to do on grass".
- 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.
- Same would go for "Say What You Mean".
- While Green Day's first hit was about boredom-induced masturbation ("Longview"), in 2012 they released the not-so-subtle "Fuck Time".
- Limp Bizkit has a few, namely "Eat You Alive". Subverted with "Let Me Down" and inverted with "No Sex".
- "I Have Been In You" from Sheik Yerbouti 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".
- "You Get It Up," from their tenth album.
- "Stay the Night" is quite obvious with a man asking a woman to stay over for the night, and obviously not just "staying".
- 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..."
- "(Bang A Gong) Get It On" by T.Rex.
- "The Joker" by The Steve Miller Band has lines like "I really like your peaches, want to shake your tree".
- Roxette's "Sleeping In My Car" throws subtlety out the window and focuses entirely on hot sex in the backseat of a car.
- "(Do You Get) Excited?" might be further up your alley. What it is about? Take a guess.
- "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar.
- The Cars song "Magic" starts out fairly subtle, but by the end you get the lyric "Wa-hoh, it's magic, inside of you".
- Cosmo Jarvis's "She Doesn't Mind" is a reasonably subtle song, in which the singer is telling his parents about his fiance's many wonderful properties ("she's getting a Nobel prize"), but the punchline is that above all she's okay with anal sex (chorus: "and she doesn't mind the oooooh, ooooh, oooh, she doesn't mind the [guitar twang]").
- Joe Jackson has Biology, which combines this trope with I'm a Man; I Can't Help It.
- "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" by Joan Jett.
- "Easy Lover" by Phil Collins and Philip Bailey, which is about a sexually dominant woman who's impossible to tame.
- Phil Collins himself also has "Like China", which is about a guy who wants a girl to sleep with him, and to convince her, he's promising that he'll be gentle with her.
- "Rock You Like a Hurricane" by Scorpions. It's right in the title! There's also "No One Like You" which is about a guy looking forward to sex.
- "Talk Dirty to Me" by Poison. "Unskinny Bop" is just as raunchy with lines like "Like gasoline you wanna pump me, and leave when you get your fill" and "We'll see who's riding who by the end of the race". "I Hate Every Bone In Your Body But Mine" is rather explicit as well. It's easier to list songs by them that aren't dirty.
- If we're talking Poison, "Sexual Thing" deserves a mention.
- As you might guess from their intentionally awkward band name, PowerSlut have several songs with sexual themes. A particularly silly one is "Commuter Rail Me", which uses references to Boston's public transportation system as innuendo, many of which are specific enough that you'd have to have spent some time in the area to get them (e.g. "You can pull into my Back Bay /I put the T&A in the MBTA").
- Bon Jovi has "Burning for Love" and "Social Disease", where you can even hear the sound of a woman's orgasm in the beginning.
- Romantic variations of this trope lie in Survivor's "Can't Hold Back" and "First Night".
- Halestorm: Many songs, especially on their self-titled debut album.
- "I Get Off" is pretty much an ode to exhibitionism, a woman who apparently enjoys being watched by a Peeping Tom.
- "Bet U Wish U Had Me Back" is about a passionate one-night stand with the female speaker, with her saying the male partner wishes he had her back.
- "Mz. Hyde" boils down to "nice girl in public, rapacious in bed".
- "Apocalyptic" describes spanking and Lzzy dressing up like a domme, with her asking for "end-of-the-world breakup sex".
- "Do Not Disturb" is about inviting a stranger she's just met and his girlfriend to a hotel room for a one night stand.
- "Ain't Even Done With the Night" by John Mellencamp.
- "Triad" by Jefferson Airplane is about a woman wanting to have a 2 guys, 1 girl threesome.
- Garbage has a lot of them in sophomore album Version 2.0 (for starters, the indicatively titled "Sleep Together"), plus B-sides "Alien Sex Fiend" and "Sex Never Goes Out of Fashion", and "Bad Boyfriend" from Bleed Like Me.
- Caravan have surprisingly many for a progressive rock group. For one, "Pro's and Con's", from "The Dabsong Conshirtoe", where the singer considers several women for "doing pleasure with", before dismissing them for their flaws.
- Sabaton, surprisingly enough for specialists in Horrible History Metal, does this in "Metal Crüe" with the line "Watch the rockbitch go down, vixen spread". It's a Heavy Meta song made of the names of rock and metal bands, this line referencing Rockbitch and Vixen.
- 99% of Rockbitch's output. This rather obscure '90s British act was an all female Hard Rock/pagan metal band that also played nude and was known for performing unsimulated sex rituals on each other and members of the audience during performances, and were pretty much driven into dissolution by Moral Guardians making them unable to perform anywhere but the Netherlands.
- Red Vox has the song "Between the Cheeks", which is a ballad... about how much the protagonist is longing for anal sex with the song's subject.
- Mew aren't known for these type of songs, but "Special" is a notable exception.
"Agarinanote , you can't say no..."
- Cheap Trick's "She's Tight".
- Rodney on the Roq's "Are You Ready For The Sex Girls", which was used in the first Revenge of the Nerds film.
- Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Titch's "Bend It":
Bend it, bend it, just a little bit
And take it easy, show you're likin' it
And ahhh... Show me now, yeah that's right
Ah, oh yeah, yeah that's right
C'mon now, right right right
- Death From Above 1979 really likes singing about sex, with the best examples being "Pull Out" and "Sexy Results" from You're A Woman, I'm A Machine.
- Pinguini Tattici Nucleari's "Ninnananna per genitori disattenti" (Lullaby for distracted parents) is pretty much a What Do You Mean, It's for Kids? parody. Translated, they sing about how parents will mindlessly play the song to keep their kids occupied because it has a nice tune, only to find - as the song itself admits - that it's a very vulgar song about pussy.
Perché scopare è come il paintball
Non puoi dire di aver giocato
Se non sei sporco di almeno tre colori diversi(Because fucking is like paintball
You can't say that you've played
If you're not dirty from three different colours)
- "Naked" by Sprung Monkey has the following lyric:
Does true love make you immortal?
The feeling swells as you plunge deep within her
Sealing words in a whisper
How loud we scream when our bodies are in motion
- "When You Become Naked" by indie furry band Sub-Level 03. Let's just say this: it mentions leather, handcuffs, and hanging from harnesses.
- "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. In 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.
- "Hey Bobby" by K.T. Oslin
Don't kiss me like we're marriedKiss me like we're lovers
- Her song, "Oo-Wee" is way more blatent.
- "Hold Me"" is a G rated example. In the song, the wife tells her husband that she wants to have wild and passionate sex:
- Skylar Grey's "C'mon Let Me Ride" is a parody of this trope, with the bridge calling out the listener for taking it as it is.
'Cause you're the boy that I like
- "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum is a booty call song.
- Also by Lady A: "Lookin' For A Good Time" which is either about Friends with Benefits or a casual hook up.
- Averted in "Downtown": The girl knows that this isn't going to happen unless her partner performs cunnilingus on her, which he doesn't.
- OK Go's third album contains the song "I Want You So Bad I Can't Breathe". If the title doesn't imply the provocative nature of the song enough, the bridge has the lead singer panting and moaning.
- Garfunkel and Oates has the gem, "Fuck Me in The Ass Because I Love Jesus / The Loophole" Which parodies women using anal sex as a means to maintain abstinence.
So take your cock outShove it in my assFuck me until you comeOops!I mean let's join our soulsAnd unite our bodiesAnd fly with the wings of God
- 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 etc., etc. Many have rather explicit animated music videos, too.
- Everything made by Lords of Acid. EVERYTHING.
- 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 cribWhere we can lose control and put on a showWe're gonna make this night the night of our livesSo come on come on'Cause we're coming after you
- "Weed Instead Of Roses" by Ashley Monroe.
- "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".
- "Love Me Like You Used To" by Tanya Tucker.
- "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").
- Oingo Boingo had a few: "Wild Sex (In the Working Class)", "Violent Love", "Elevator Man", and "Elementary Physics".
- "Paradise Tonight" by Mickey Gilley & Charly McClain.
- "Let's Make Love" by Faith Hill & Tim McGraw.
- "Outta My Head And Back In My Bed" by Loretta Lynn.
- "I've Got the Hoss by Mel Tillis.
- "A Little More You" by Little Big Town.
- "Burnin' It Down" by Jason Aldean.
- Older Than Radio, the song "How'd You Like To Spoon With Me?" written by Jerome Kern has a very flirty, sexy melody to it, first recorded by Corinne Morgan in 1905 (backed by the Haydn Quartet). Spooning was also a euphemism for making out. Judging by the way she sings it and how thrilled the male chorus sounds in the final verse, she was clearly playing up the sexy, flirtatious angle as much as possible for a lady in Victorian times. The melody of the chorus was later incorporated in the Peter & Gordon song "Lady Godiva" (1967). By today's standards, the lyrics are quite tame but remember the attitudes towards sex in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
- In Don Giovanni, Zerlina's song "Batti, batti" has words saying that she wants Massetto to beat her, but the music makes it quite clear that she has something more pleasant in mind. In another song, after Massetto has been roughed up by the Don, she tells him that she has medicine to make him feel better, which she makes herself and carries around with her all the time; one can easily guess what it is.
- "I'd Love To Lay You Down" by Conway Twitty
- Céline Dion's "Naked". Given that it's sung by, well, Celine Dion, it's a lot more tender and romantic compared to most examples on here.
- Plus the ending of "It's All Coming Back to Me Now."
- Swedish band "Gyllene Tider" are notorious for this. They have "Sommartider" (trans: Summer Times) and "När vi Två Blir En" (trans: When We two Become One).
- "Get Outta My Dreams (Get Into my Car)" by Billy Ocean.
- "Technology" by Milow is about the singer bringing home a stripper and then has sex with her in different places around his house.
- "Help Me Make It Through The Night" by Sammi Smith.
- Ken Ashcorp is a fan of making songs along these lines.
- "Combine Harvester" by "scrumpy and western" band The Wurzels (a comedy-folk group from the West Country) is mostly about an aboveboard courtship, except that it's transparent that when the singer talks about the object of his affection's "acres of land", he means it in the Pythonic sense,note and seems to be more interested in ploughing than his focus on the combine harvester would suggest.
- "Drinkin' and Druggin' and Watchin' T.V." by Bobby Bare.
- "Lady Lay Down" by John Conlee
- "Yeah Boy" by Kelsea Ballerini.
- The Puerto-Rican singer Lalo Rodríguez's salsa song Ven, Devórame Otra Vez (Come and Devour me again) is very, very explicit about this.
- "Orgasm Addict" by Buzzcocks is, if the title didn't already tip you off, about a teenage boy obsessed with masturbation. It doesn't help that the singer makes unsubtle orgasm moans in the middle of the song.
- "Sixty Minute Man" by Billy Ward and the Dominoes is a rhythm-and-blues song about how long the lead singer lasts in bed, divided equally into "fifteen minutes of kissing", "fifteen minutes of teasing, fifteen minutes of squeezing, and fifteen minutes of blowing my top". It was released in 1951, and managed to dodge Moral Guardians who were none too happy about the single-entendre content or the fact that an entirely-black band was universally popular. It topped the RnB charts and showed up in Fallout 4 sixty-three years later.
- Howlin' Wolf: "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".
- "Makin' Whoopee', originally popularized by Eddie Cantor in the 1928 musical Whoopee!, is surprisingly transparent for the time it was written. Equally surprising is how often it's been covered since, by artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to Louis Armstrong to Elton John to a duet by Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman.
- John Lee Hooker: "Boom Boom" and "Crawling King Snake". It refers exactly to what you think it does.
- 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)and Terraplane Blues By Robert Johnson (I'm gonna get deep down in this connection/keep on tangling with your wires)
- The last third of Ray Charles "What'd I Say" is essentially a session of rough sex set to music, and it got broadcast on TV in an era where sitcom couples had separate beds!
- 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 whole genre of dirty blues takes the lustfulness traditionally found in blues music and turns it Up to Eleven. Perhaps the most mind-boggling example is Lucille Bogan's "Shave 'Em Dry".
- I got nipples on my titties, big as the end of my thumb,I got somethin' between my legs'll make a dead man come,Oh daddy, baby won't you shave 'em dry?Want you to grind me baby, grind me until I cry.Say I fucked all night, and all the night before baby,And I feel just like I wanna fuck some more,Oh great God daddy,Grind me honey and shave me dry.
- And it goes on like that for awhile. This was recorded in 1935, mind you.
- "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".
- 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.
"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."
- "Master and Servant," on the other hand, is completely straightforward:
Now let your mind do the walkingAnd let my body do the talkingLet me show you the world in my eyes
- 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.
- Can you pick the subtle innuendo from "World In My Eyes":
Wanted to feel the joy flow between our lips
- The single for "World in My Eyes" also included a track called "Happiest Girl":
Wanted to feel the joy flow between our hips
If you give me something you and I can playLet me ring your bellI don't need you, I don't need your ball and chainThere's no water in that wellBut I like the way you moveYeah I like the way you move for me tonight
- "You Move", about hooking up with an ex while simultaneously shutting down the idea of rekindling their romantic relationship.
- And, of course, Monty Python's classic "Sit On My Face" from Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album. 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.
You will be soft rocked by me
- Coulton has fun with this particular trope. Here's "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
- "Shave 'Em Dry" by Lucille Bogan. From 1935. No, really (#6 on the list). More innocent time, my ass.
- Bat Boy: The Musical features an interspecies orgy set to a catchy musical number, "Children, Children."
- Perhaps the all-out dorkiest example: "Hyperlink" by Eiffel 65, an example entirely in computer jargon. Seriously, listen for yourself (or read the lyrics).
- "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.
- That's only 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...
In the cave at the tip of the lily/In some hallway where love's never been
- Jeff Buckley's cover from Grace (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"
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.
- 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.
- "Under The Tree" from the musical Celebration.
- "Wrapped Up In You" by Garth Brooks. It's right there in the title.
- Also: "The Red Strokes," "Two of a Kind, Workin' On a Full House," and "That Summer" (though the last one is more serious and darker than the others).
- 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 '80s. 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!
- Mase Renka / Mase Lenka takes it Up To Eleven:
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?
- Isaji's cover of ''Romeo and Cinderella'' turns the relatively vague lyrics into this.
- LUVORATORRRRRY, with its mesmerising thumping beat, has lyrics that are completely shameless about being a thinly-veiled desire to do it roughly.
Love Me Baby Baby
Give Me Very Very
Please, go ahead, do it so rough
Theres no time to breathe
Beasty Gimmick Gimmick
Knock Out Gimmi Gimmi
I wanna be destroyed
With us as we are right now Knock Down
- The triad of sexual songs by Umetora-P; Ifuudoudou (Pomp and Circumstances), Kyouki Ranbu (Dancing Wildly), and Isshin Furan (Wholeheartedly). Notably, Pomp and Circumstances starts out with straight-up moaning. Yes, Vocaloid moaning. Very realistic Vocaloid moaning.
The first lines of "Pomp and Circumstances": Bite down from time to time
let me remember what pain feels like
Stain my entirety with that overflowing fluid
- The Madness of Duke Venomania (Part of the Evillious Chronicles) doesn't hide it whatsoever. It being the song of the sin of Lust and all that, it's to be expected. It being a Villain Song, however, the duke's partners here are... not exactly fully consenting.
The taste of libido that hid venom
The pleasure of the blade that cut through
Blood and sweat mix together and
Turn before long into drops of purpleOnce the clothes come off
There's no returning to reality.
- Good F*ck (warning: will likely invoke multiple Flat Whats). Possibly. It's not possible to tell what it's really about. Though it's likely that it's just a bunch of Surreal Humor.
- Hibikase (translation:Resonate) by Reol and Giga-P is very sexually charged, with the opening verse having something happen at midnight before talking about wandering fingertips. The chorus goes on with Miku/Reol asking their lover not to forget her voice and this moment, and the last lines of the chorus basically imply that the entire song is about making love after midnight with their voices resonating together. And yes, Miku entreats her lover not to think of her as virtual too, presumably because she's real enough to make love to them.
We look at each other, alone with you
Make our breath and sound resonate
- Songs by niki often have confusing lyrical contents set over electronic beats, but the tracks HYBRID, ELECT and ARROW are definitely this, with lyrics like "be spoiled by dynamic love/show a romantic dream/drown in the mixed voices", "let falling hearts resonate/the inside of my frozen body has shivered with the sweet current" and "I licked the nectar that my fingertips touches/an arrow that pierces the sweet fruit" respectively. The composer himself called the first song erotic.
- Mase Renka / Mase Lenka takes it Up To Eleven:
- 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 has lyrics on medical injection... which are obviously about anal sex note ) 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.
- "Pony" by Casey Chambers. Very dirty:
- When I grow up I want a ponyI'm gonna ride him until dawnI'm gonna brush his mane and feed him sugarcaneAnd keep him safe from the storm
- The Medic Droid's "Fer Sure":
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 tonightKick off your stilettos (oh yeah)Kick off your stilettos (oh yeah)And fuck me in the back seatF-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!"
Fuck me, I'm a celebrityCan't take your hands off meI know you want to suck me,What are you waiting for?
- 'Lollipop Luxury'.
- 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:
I want your nails on my back like nails on a chalkboard.Teacher, teacher, teacher, keep me after classI've been a bad boy, now take a paddle to my ass.Innocent High
- Teacher, teacher, teacher, I've been a dirty whore
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 gonna jizz all in your face,
Fuck more wenches like I'm Captain Jack SparrowCock so good I had to put it in a songIt's wrong, wrong, wrong like Gaga's got a ding dong!It's On Like Donkey Kong
- I'm slamming bitches like Kong's slammin' barrels
My sticky lollipop, it's such a sweet gumdropI'm bout to explode, it feels to good to stopJust taste my tootsie roll, you melt my icicleI gotta get my fix, please lick my pixie stick!Candyland
- Most of the lines in Candyland are some odd candy-related euphemism for sex
- 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 bushAnd the bird it did fly inA little above her lily-white knee;Her sparkling eyes they didturn roundJust 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...."
- The album Songs of the Humpback Whale, a collection of sounds of singing whales, also falls in this trope as all of them are male mating calls.
- German music company Jamster created a female cat character named "Pussycat Tiger" complete with a music video of the same name. The music video is about the female cat trying to charm a male cat and wanting to kiss him. The female cat is constantly making moaning noises mostly when she meows or purrs. The German lyrics when translated to English even implies the cat wants to do something else with the male cat besides wanting to kiss him.
- The Barry Manilow and K.T. Oslin cover of "Baby It's Cold Outside".
- The ED of Tokimeki Tonight, Harumi Kamo's Super Love Lotion, has lyrics about how girls become more beautiful and attractive when they fall in love, making ever their shampoo scent more seductive. The fact that the credit version features the teenage protagonist nude save for a cape leaves this very clear.
My love for you is like a truck, BER-SER-KER!
Would you like some making fuck, BER-SER-KER!,
- Most of Aldous Snow's songs in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek are blatantly sexual, with song titles like "The Clap" and another called "Ring Round" that outright says that it's about anal sex at the end of the song.
- Moulin Rouge! gives us the song "Meet Me In The Red Room", which is sung from the point of a prostitute entertaining a client. Complete with sexual sounds.
- Spring Break: "Do It To You" by Corrinne Alphen.
- Walk Hard. "Let's Duet," is one long, drawn-out Double Entendre.
Dewey Cox: In my dreams, you're blowin' me... *beat* Some kisses...
- Cannibal! The Musical: Packerd's ballad about his horsenote , "When I Was On Top Of You."
- Victoria Wood's "Ballad of Barry and Freda" (better known as "Let's Do It") is about a middle-aged woman trying to persuade her husband to ... well:
Let's do it, let's do it,Do it til our hearts go boom!Go native, creative,Living in the living room,This folly, is jolly,Bend me over backwards on the hostess trolley,Let's do it, let's do it tonight!
- Flight of the Conchords: Parodied with "Business Time" which is about sex in a very average marriage where the singer only lasts 2 minutes.
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend parodies this with "Sex with a Stranger". It's super blunt about the singer's anxieties:
Im sorry, Ill stop talking bout the murderer thing
Let me get back to playin with your thing
You got a beautiful ass,
Strong ass arms—
Is that a gun?! Oh thank God, its just your penis.
You been tested for STDs?
- The Noddy Shop: Johnny Crawfish's song "Special", produced as promotional material for investors, is about doing this to women. The fact that it was made to promote a preschool show makes it a surprising thing to hear.
- Chicago...and all that jazz.
- 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.
- And then of course, there's Inga's introductory number, "Roll in the Hay".
- 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.
- 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 loudAt the libraryAt the art museumOr at a playBut when you and your partnerAre doing the nastyDon't behave like you'reAt the ballet!Cause you can be as loud asThe hell you wantWhen you're making love!
- RENT has "Contact," which is just one big orgy under a bed sheet.
- The Threepenny Opera contains multiple examples:
- Slight disturbing, the great Villain Song from the Disney movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Partly an aversion, as it's about resisting temptation, but he doesn't leave any doubt what he actually wants.
Like fire, Hellfire,
This fire in my skin!
This burning desire
Is turning me to sin!
- "Dead Girl Walking" from Heathers. The entire song can be summed up as, "My life is going to be ruined come Monday, I'm drunk, I'm in your yard, so let's have sex."
- From the same musical, "Blue" deliberately sounds like a romantic duet...but is still about two boys complaining about how badly they want sex.
- Pippin includes "With You," which (at least in the 2013 revival) starts out as a very sweet ballad and turns into a stylized orgy.
- Parodied in The Book of Mormon with "Baptize Me". It's actually a rather sweet song about Arnold baptizing Nabalungi, which just so happens to be his first. But the actual song is full of lyrics like "I'm about to do it for the first time/ and I'm gonna do it with a girl", perhaps climaxing at "I'm wet with salvation! We just went all the way!"
- Head Over Heels turns "Heaven is a Place on Earth" into this.
- The Six song "All You Wanna Do"'s chorus has "please me squeeze me birds and the bees me".
- Several songs featured in the Dance Dance Revolution franchise have very steamy lyrics and moaning sounds set to very danceable tunes. Do It All Night? Oh Nick Please Not So Quick?, Turn me on? Suuuuubtle.
- 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.
- For the love of god, the CD version of Orchid's theme (K.I. Feeling) from Killer Instinct has this in spades
- "Give Me All Your Love" from The World Ends with You, when you have lines like "Feel me when you come inside" or "Treat me right as I do for you / Drive me crazy all night long"... It's clear they weren't trying that hard to be subtle.
- In Idolish 7, Trigger's debut song "Secret Night" counts as one. Even the title sounds sexual
- Nights of Azure has "Eve", the Final Love Duet that plays during the Golden Ending. The entire first half is essentially Arnice and Lilysse singing how they want to be left alone at night so they could forego sleep and do other things with each other. And to make things a less subtle, the first line has Arnice singing about "Digging our nails in, biting softly, and playing around under the moonlight".
- Discussed in a Cracked article about modern annoyances with evolutionary explanations.
- Some of the Honest Trailers for films in the Disney Animated Canon will rewrite the lyrics to the most romantic song and make them directly about intercourse (and always use the euphemism "pork" at that):
- From Frozen:
- "Love Is an Open Door" becomes "We are about to poooooorrrrrrrrrkkk"
- "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People" becomes "I'm kinda turned on by reindeer"
- From The Lion King
- "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" becomes "We are gonna pork tonight"
- From The Little Mermaid:
- "Kiss the Girl" becomes "Pork the Girl"
- From Aladdin:
- "A Whole New World" becomes "I'll Pork this Girl"
- From Frozen:
- A few music videos by Starbomb. For Example, Luigi's Ballad where Mario sings about wanting to have sex with Peach in classic Super Mario innuendo (I'm-a Mario / I'm more Italian than pastrami / I take you by the peaches and give you the hot salami / I sent evil dragons and evil boos that are spooky / Must I be a raccoon to get inside your tanuki? / I'll mount you like Yoshi and show you things you've never seen / My mushroom's now mega if you know what I mean, so SUCK IT!)
- There's also "Best Zelda rap EVER!" where the old man in the first game who says "It's dangerous to go alone, take this!", tries to seduce Link into giving him a blowjob. You read that right. Must be seen to be believed.
- Howard Stern's "Every Homo (Backside's Back)" is a parody of "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by the Backstreet Boys.
- The Finnish radio station YleX has a tradition called "Summer Rubber Song", a sex ed campaign where they get a currently popular artist to make a song about safe sex. These songs tend to be about sex.
- This trope sets off the whole plot of Mayu Shinjo's Sensual Phrase story. A Cute Bookworm highschool girl writes some super steamy song lyrics and intends to send them to a contest, but after some freaky coincidences the lyric sheets end up in the hands of a local rising rock star whose band is famous for its sensual songs...
- Ikenai Borderline from Macross Delta has one particularly eyebrow-raising set of lyrics:
My head is full (kirikirimai)
I'm going even further (saranaru chi e to)
My mind is melting (ishiki ga tokeru)
I can't control my body (karada wa seigyo funou)
I'm coming (icchau kamone)
We screwed around as friends (fusake atta tomodachi mo)
We sought each other as something more (mo tome atta ano hiki to)
- In an episode of Marginal #4, Atom has trouble understanding the lyrics of their new song, "Shinobi - Just a Heaven" (where "heaven" is written with the kanji for "climax").
A premonition of danger
But there's no turning back for the two of us
Skin touches skin, in that moment
Lightning shoots through our bodies
- One of the two openings from Tsukiuta the Animation, "Gravitic Love" by Six Gravity (one of the show's main idol units), is very much this sort of thing. If you doubt it after the way they sing "I wanna mess you up," just check Hajime's moan at the end of the chorus (1:17).
- In the classic Mockumentary This is Spın̈al 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"."
- Well, Mozart did write "Lick me in the arse"...
- 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.
- Aldous Snow's song "Inside of You" in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
- 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 whose "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)
- Ty Webb sings "I Was Born To Love You" to Lacey Underall in Caddyshack.
- Mockumentary film Never Been Thawed has a subplot about a Christian Rock band called The Christers: It's revealed that The Christers used to be a Hardcore Punk band called The Reacharounds, who exclusively wrote this kind of song, but decided to switch to a Christian Rock image in the hopes of getting a record deal. In a similar gag to the South Park example, we hear a snippet of the Reacharounds song "Fuck" followed by the Christers song "Pray", and it becomes apparent they just replaced every instance of the word "fuck" with "pray", added a few forced rhymes, and changed very little else.
- 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 cauldronAnd if you do it rightI'll boil you up some hot, strong loveTo 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.)
- The hit song "Let's Fuck" is at the top of the charts in Super Folks.
- In an episode of Workaholics, Adam tries to 'save' a wedding that's just been called off by singing a song to his new love. Only he's high on bath salts, she's crazy and homeless, and his song is all about sucking on her boobs. It's almost romantic with lines like 'I don't care that you beg for change'. It's also an Imagine Spot, as for a moment, the scene's lighting changes to an almost music video set up, with Jakob Dylan playing while Adam croons. Only to cut back to reality-Adam's all alone, and his singing is awful.
- "Sex Hair" from Parks and Recreation.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
You make me com... plete
- To a lesser extent in the same song:
The Moon to the tide
I can feel you inside
- 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.
- Joss Whedon even says in the commentary that he'd pretty much given up on being subtle by that point.
- To a lesser extent in the same song:
- Used in an episode of Modern Family when Hayley's boyfriend performs a very... explicit song he wrote for her to her family. They are all understandably stunned, but in The Stinger it's shown that they are all singing it next morning.
- Parodied in the Hot in Cleveland episode "Bridzelka", in which Reverend Boyce (Cedric the Entertainer) sings the bluntly titled "I Wanna Have Sex with You" while reflecting on his pre-church career as a singer/songwriter.
- 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 inIn 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 —
** The song cuts off after that and Narrator!Ted explains that he blacked out for the next 12 minutes of the song. The song ends:And Mahatma Gandhi, and the pancakes, and the dragooon...and you.
- MADtv made a Deconstructive Parody of Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous [Girl]" called "Syphilis 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.
- In The Office (US) episode "Dinner Party", Jan plays a song her assistant (who she is heavily implied to have slept with) made for her:
You took me by the hand
And made me a man
That one night, you made everything alright\\
- In 13, The Jerk Jock Brett is trying to ask out Kendra, who is Purity Personified. His best friends come up with a verse filled with sex metaphors.
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
I got myself a brand new rockin' horse
Why don't you come on here, mama, and rock it rock it all night long
- Keep in mind its target demographic is young teens.
- In one pre-reboot episode of My Little Pony: The Mentally Advanced Series Scootaloo's contribution to the talent contest was a song called "Working My Twerking", which she wrote to 'spread the message of love' and about how she's a 'sexy horse god of love'. Keep in mind that Scootaloo is a filly.
I'm working on my twerking/My libido's always lurking!/'Cause you're such a pretty pony/ and this feeling can't be phony/I will take you out to dinner/Make you feel like such a winner/And before the night is over/make you feel like such a sinner!
- South Park:
I want to get down on my knees and start pleasing Jesus, I want to feel his salvation all on my face...
- One of the best parodies when Cartman becomes a Christian rock musician by switching "baby" for "Jesus" in a standard song like this. Hence, all of his songs are about loving Jesus...that way.
- And then when the boys started a boy band, their big song was "Finger Bang", which Cartman thought was about making a pretend gun with your hand and pointing it at someone.
- Pretty much every time Chef sings, intentional or not.
- And of course, Family Guy gives us the Trope Namer illustrated at the top of this article.
- American Dad! has Hayley invent a song that could be best named "Doing It Doing It."
Doin' it, doin' it. D-d-Doin' it.Should we break for lunch?Nope! Let's keep doin' it, doin' it.Someone's at the door.I don't care!We're doin' it, doin' it.Wanna put on our hikin' boots?Yeah, we'll wear them while we're doin' it, doin' it.I like the rhythm, it is my method.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force: "Yeah, I wrote that. It's called 'I Wanna Rock Your Body'. And then in y-parentheses it says 'Til the Break of Dawn'".
- Bob's Burgers: In "Food Truckin'", one-time character Tabitha Johansson sings very unsubtle and creepy songs about her vagina that she insists are actually about whales.
- "Good Lovin'" from the Animated Adaptation of Soul Music.
Be my baby and I'll be your fool,
My good lovin's gonna blow your cool,
We'll be makin' love the whole night through,
Til the morning light!
- Doubles strongly as Getting Crap Past the Radar, given it's a kids show, but in Penguins of Madagascar in the episode "Mental Hen", Kowalski does a mating dance as he waves his behind at the titular hen, singing things like "tell it to the swagger end, baby", "Salty lick, sister" and "You can't handle the Kowalski". If you know how bird mating works, you'll most definitely see this song as nothing else but this. One has to wonder if the censors were hurrying for lunch break.
- Steven Universe has always featured Gem Fusion as a metaphor for relationships, including sexual ones. The episode "The Answer" features a song that Ruby and Sapphire sing which is obviously about the first time they fused, but parts of the lyrics can be interpreted as one person having had sex for the first time and the other having made love for the first time rather than having sex randomly.
Ruby: Oh... Um... I just can't stop thinking...Sapphire: So... Um... Did you say I was different?Ruby: And you hadn't before?Sapphire: Of course not! When would I have ever?Ruby: I'm so sorry!Sapphire: No no, don't be!
- The Oh Yeah! Cartoons short "The Feelers" had Mitzi Moth of the titular rock band of anthropomorphic insects sing a rather suggestive song called "100 Watts of Love".
Mitzi: I can handle any candle, I'm a match for any match, and most flashlights I can pass right by. But there is a light I see who is just fila-meant for me. You must agree I find him one bright guy!Mitzi, Mo, Max, and Stinger: 'Cause he's 100 watts of love! Yeah, he's 100 watts of love!Mitzi: Oh, his kisses really burn and yet I always will return to get 100 watts!
- Robot Chicken gives us the Avatar-inspired "Blue Rabbits F**king.". Sung by Patrick Stump, no less.
- The Simpsons had a one-shot character named Lurleen Lumpkin, who attempts to seduce Homer with the decidedly subtle "Bunk With Me Tonight." Which mostly consists of her singing those four words repeatedly.
...tonight. Yeah, baby. *