Make It STOP! 10 Songs That Will Have You Blushing To The Beat! (VIDEO)


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I believe in open, honest communication with my teens and we’ve been talking about sex for years. But even I, the “sex positive parent” (isn’t that what they call it these days?) am mortified by some of the songs emanating from my SUV’s surround sound.

I know, I know, this is nothing new; heck, when I was a kid, George Michael was screaming about wanting my sex or something like that. Before that, Rick James told me (and everyone else who would listen) about some chick called a “Super Freak” while on a jukebox somewhere, Jimmy Buffet crooned about having too much to drink and then jumping into the sack (“Why Don’t We Get Drunkt” is the official title; the other part is merely implied). The point is, racy lyrics have been around for a while.

But for some reason, that movement has gone into overdrive. The lyrics in songs nowadays (oh man do I sound old or WHAT?) are beyond explicit with more detail than you might find in a 6th grade sex education class.

To reiterate (and my own children would back me up. I think), I’m no prude. I like a catchy little ditty as much as the next mom. But there’s something that feels, oh I don’t know, uncomfortable, about me knowing, not only the words and meaning of Flo-Rida’s “Whistle” but also singing it at the top of my lungs with my offspring in the backseat. Yeah. Um, no.

So I asked some of the folks on my Facebook page which were the songs that had them reaching for the radio dial before their kids recognized the melody. . . or the meaning. Here’s what we came up with; what would you add?


  • Why Don’t We Get Drunk- Jimmy Buffet 1 of 10
    Why Don't We Get Drunk- Jimmy Buffet
    He didn't start it but this song was of my earliest memories of a "naughty song. Seems pretty tame now.
  • Dive- Usher 2 of 10
    Dive- Usher
    I am a grown woman who loves Usher. But these lyrics make me blush, even when I'm alone.
  • Love To Love You Baby- Donna Summer 3 of 10
    Love To Love You Baby- Donna Summer
    Another one from my childhood but I could never figure out if she was in pain or, well, you know. </iframe
  • Whistle- Flo Rida 4 of 10
    Whistle- Flo Rida
    DANG IT Flo Rida.. REALLY? How DARE you come up with such a great hook. I don't sing along so as not to have to answer questions afterward.
  • Peacock- Katy Perry 5 of 10
    Peacock- Katy Perry
  • My Humps-The Black Eyed Peas 6 of 10
    My Humps-The Black Eyed Peas
    "What ya'gonna do with all that junk? All that junk inside your trunk?" I think it's safe to say her trunk looks nothing like mine after a trip to the flea market.
  • Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)- Enrique Iglesias 7 of 10
    Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)- Enrique Iglesias
    This is the cleaned up version that was played on air. Still, it's pretty clear what he wants to do.
  • Starship-Nikki Minaj 8 of 10
    Starship-Nikki Minaj
    Honestly, I have no idea what the hell she's talking about, but the words are pretty saucy.
  • Let’s Get It On-Marvin Gaye 9 of 10
    Let's Get It On-Marvin Gaye
    Critics lambasted it in 1973 as one of the most sexually explicit albums ever recorded. Again, another one that seems tame by comparison.
  • Locked Out Of Heaven- Bruno Mars 10 of 10
    Locked Out Of Heaven- Bruno Mars
    Bruno, I love you, man and I LOVE this song, but having to ask my daughter, "Did he say, your sex takes me to paradise?" is a tad embarrassing.

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