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Songs which contain the most explicit lyrics

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Initial post: Dec 1, 2011, 9:48:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 1, 2011, 9:52:58 PM PST
BigBadAzz says:
Just mention song title and artist. Not expecting you to quote the lyrics themselves, I don't want anyone getting kicked off the forum (though if you wish, you can make a veiled reference to the offending lines)
I'll start: The Rolling Stones recorded a notorious song called C***s***er Blues

Posted on Dec 1, 2011, 10:10:30 PM PST
A customer says:
Most anything by Ol' Dirty Bastard. He turned cursing into an artform, wielding 4-letter words like a master painter wields a brush.

Posted on Dec 1, 2011, 10:26:29 PM PST
Miami Nights says:
Choice -- One Just Ain't Enough

Posted on Dec 1, 2011, 10:49:04 PM PST
tokolosi says:
Anyone can record explicit lyrics, but how many can you name that have gotten airplay *uncensored*? (I know of a few)

Posted on Dec 1, 2011, 10:54:22 PM PST
A customer says:
^ "Hey Jude" is probably the most famous example of that.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 12:19:13 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2011, 4:06:55 AM PST
BigBadAzz says:
Ian D.,
In what way is Hey Jude explicit? Does 'na na na nanana naaaaa' mean something else that I'm not aware of?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2011, 4:12:07 AM PST
BigBadAzz says:
Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side would be an example of this. How they get away with playing the "but she never lost her head..." bit uncensored on commercial radio is beyond me.
What other ones do you know of?

Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 5:38:31 AM PST
Barry Smith says:
Of course there is a whole lot of songs with profanity, if that's considered explicit. These days classic rock radio has been bleeping the words.

"Money" from Pink Floyd
"Jet Airliner" as recorded by Steve Miller Band
"Working Class Hero" by John Lennon

Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 5:43:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 5, 2011, 7:46:57 AM PST
Most of the rap songs these days (if you could call it music). As for a classic rock song, the f word is always bleeped out (or replaced with a more radio-friendly word) in "Who Are You" by the Who.

I just thought of a prime example, though. "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel. Chock full of innuendo and double-entendre, yet it was a massive hit at the same time.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 6:34:04 AM PST
Jefferson Airplane's We Can Be Together with the famous line "Up against the wall mother@&*$@&", they had to fight their record label to get that one through.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2011, 7:43:42 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2011, 7:46:25 AM PST
tokolosi says:
Ones that come to mind -- I have heard uncensored versions played on mainstream radio of Money, Dr Jimmy, Who Are You, and Man In The Box. Not in years though -- in all cases this was fairly shortly after they came out; I've only heard the "cleaned up" versions lately.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2011, 8:01:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2011, 8:12:14 AM PST
That's true, and I wonder how those stations got past the censors. I presume they may have been fined by the FCC or something, which explains the later "cleaned up" versions.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2011, 8:12:37 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 8:14:38 AM PST
Yes, Christopher, I goofed, but I fixed it. LOL!

Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 8:17:52 AM PST
B. D. Bush says:
"Get In The Ring" by Guns n Roses was pretty explicit. Stupid and pointless, but explicit.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 8:26:58 AM PST
"Call Me" by Too Short and Lil Kim.
Also if you've ever heard "400 Degreez" by Juvenile, the Chorus is actually saying "You don't want to F*** with me" in a sythesized voice. I always used to laugh when I heard it on the radio.
Plus did yu know they still say Skeet on the radio.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2011, 8:40:11 AM PST
Ian is referring to the fact that if you listen carefully during the last "then you can start to make it better" you can hear someone (either Lennon or McCartney) say "f***ing h***."

Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 8:41:57 AM PST
Raspberries song Starting Over opens with the line, "Used to feel so f***ing optimistic." When they were on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert on TV in 1974, they sang the song and it did not get bleeped. Of course Eric Carmen kind of slurred his way through that line, so the censors would not pick it up.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 8:47:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2011, 8:48:06 AM PST
vivazappa says:
Here's 3 from Mr.Zappa:

Billy the Mountain
The Briefcase Boogie
Stick It Out

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2011, 9:01:09 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2011, 10:34:45 AM PST
A customer says:
DibbityDib got dibs on the answer, but, more specifically, at the 2:58 mark you can hear Paul dropping the F'splosive. It's buried in the mix, yeah, but it's there, clear as day if you turn it up a bit.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 10:15:42 AM PST
JCRB says:
Most anything by 2 Live Crew, they made some degraaaading stuff towards women, but its good party music and most women i know dont take it seriously, thinking its funny, which it is.

O and anyone who says "most rap or hiphop" is ignorant on the genre. Thats like saying all rock is like watered down commercialistic crap like Nickelback or Train just because thats what they play on the radio and MTV, don't generalize or assume on an entire genre of music just because you don't like it or listen to it.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 10:16:21 AM PST
7 & 7 IS says:
The Fugs dealt out offensive language and irreverant subject matter to the 4 people in New York City who actually bought their pornographic underground albums back in the sixties.
The Last Poets did somewhat likewise using their own agenda.
and even though it pales in comparison The Airplane also had that "all they wanna do is get balled and high" line
Marianne Faithful served up a few charming terms of endearment in her song "Why D'ya Do It"
Pink Floyd's Animals album sings of 'you f'd-up old hag'
Country Joe & The Fish performed the Wal~Mart cheer :'gimme a W.gimme an A.gimme an L.gimme a squiggly!
John Lennon does a bit of cursing in his posthumously released home recording answer song to Dylan 'Serve Yourself'
'Andrew's Blues' aka 'F'n' [sic] Andrew' sung by Phil Spector as well as the one by Jagger and or the Stones called 'Sockcucker Blues'[sic] which may or not be the same song as the one entitled 'Schoolboy Blues' which was part of a session that included Dr. John doing 'How Much P---y Can You Eat?',etc.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 11:20:48 AM PST
Savage Lucy says:
My roommate and I once created a mix CD of the filthiest songs we could find. One of them has lyrics about a girl "choking trojans" but for the life of me I can't rememner the band. And that's hardly the worst thing on the CD.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011, 11:32:37 AM PST
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