If you, like me, tend to blindly sing along to songs without giving a second thought to the lyrics, then this list? It might seriously shock you.
So make sure you take a seat – because some of your beloved childhood songs are actually pretty damn filthy.
You’ll never think of The Beatles in the same way again…
1. Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life.
So upbeat, so catchy. And so, so dirty.
Yep – I used to belt out this 1997 hit aged 11 with no clue it was an ode to crystal meth and blow jobs:
She comes round and she goes down on me/The sky was gold, it was rose/
I was taking sips of it through my nose/
And I wish I could get back there, someplace back there/
Smiling in the pictures you would take/
Doing crystal meth, will lift you up until you break/
2. The Knack – My Sharona.
Whenever I hear this song, my impulse is to awkwardly dance along to it publicly, a la Reality Bites. But while you’re tapping your toes along to the beat, know this: It was actually about lusting after a teenager.
“I always get it up for the touch of the younger kind.”
3. Vengaboys – Boom Boom Boom Boom.
OK, so this one isn’t so subtle. It’s entirely about sexy times.
But when I was in Year 6, I guess I just thought it was about…a demolition? Cannons? I don’t know what I thought – but it’s all about bangin’:
Boom boom boom boom/
I want you in my room/
Let’s spend the night together/
From now until forever/