Top Ten Music Artists with the Most Inappropriate Lyrics
It doesn't matter if you love or hate these artists, as long as their lyrics carry a big fat "Explicit Lyrics" sticker.
The Top Ten
1 Bloodhound Gang
The Bloodhound Gang is an American rock and pop band currently consisting of Jimmy Pop (vocals, guitar), "Evil Jared" Hasselhoff (bass), Q-Ball (DJ, keyboards, synthesizers, producer), The Yin (percussion) and Daniel P. Carter (guitar) that formed in 1988. ...read more.
This comedy rap rock group almost exclusively focuses on adult humor involving crude sexual lyrics. - Martin_Canine
2 Infant Sorrow
A fictional comedy rock group that appeared in the movies "Get Him to the Greek" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and recorded the soundtrack album for the first. Their entire gimmick involves around sex, drugs and politically incorrect humor. - Martin_Canine
E-Rotic is a German eurodance group. The band originally consisted of the duo, the lead singer Lyane Leigh, the rapper Raz-Ma-Taz and the group's producer David Brandes.
As the band name suggests, this novelty eurodance/bubblegum dance duo originally was all about silly sex songs titled "Max Don't Have Sex With Your Ex", "Fritz Love My Tits" or "Fred Come to Bed". Later on, they also had cleaner and less silly songs ("Queen of Light", "Lemmings on the Run",...) but their first few albums were almost exclusively like this. - Martin_Canine
4 Blood on the Dance Floor
Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. ...read more.
At least on their first four album, this crunkcore duo infamously had a lot of extremely sexually explicit songs. Later on, their lyrics became more varied as they tip toed towards the emo subculture. - Martin_Canine
Brokencyde is an American crunkcore musical group from Albuquerque, New Mexico, founded in 2006. The group's lineup consists of David "Se7en" Gallegos and Michael "Mikl" Shea, and musically are one of the founding groups in the crunkcore genre, which is crunk hip-hop with screamed vocals.
Another crunkcore group that is pretty much all about sex, partying and drugs. At their time that was pretty outstanding and many people hate their explicit lyrics so I included them here, but ten years later it doesn't seem much worse than other rappers to be honest. - Martin_Canine
6 Liz Phair
Elizabeth Clark Phair is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist born on April 17, 1967 in Connecticut. ...read more.
Liz Phair is a singer-songwriter I absolutely adore. She's tough and wild, and simply cool. And she embraces her sexuality and shares it with us, which got her on this list. But Phair does it in a certain way that makes it appear progressive and not cheap. It's like she's saying: "I am a progressive woman that's not totally feminine and stereotypical... but I still love sex." - Martin_Canine
7 Nina Hagen Band
Nina Hagen Band was a German punk rock band consisting of Nina Hagen (vocals), Reinhold Heil (keyboard), Herwig Mitteregger (drums), Bernhard Potschka (guitar) and Manfred Praeker (bass), that formed in 1978 and disbanded in 1979. ...read more.
In the 70s, Nina Hagen was a very controversial and outspoken woman that often included explicit sexual lyrics in her songs, and that was something entirely new back then. A tomboyish punk girl that screamed into the mic about her shower fantasies and her adventures at a train station toilet with another woman was not part of Germany's everyday music. However, she also makes clear on another song that it is her choice having sex and she never lets anyone tell her what to do. The two albums she recorded with the Nina Hagen band became cult classics in Germany. - Martin_Canine
8 Tenacious D
Tenacious D is an American comedy rock duo that was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1994. Composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jack Black and lead guitarist and vocalist Kyle Gass, the band has released three albums – Tenacious D, The Pick of Destiny and Rize of the Fenix.
Another comedy rock group that has lots of explicitely sexual lyrics and much adult oriented humor. - Martin_Canine
9 Frank Zappa
Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.
Zappa is another musician that can use highly sexual lyrics and be praised for it, because it was rebellious and progressive when he recorded it. Actually, it feels kind of weird that in the 60s and 70s, and then again in the 90s, artists with sexual lyrics were praised for their attitude, and nowadays sexual lyrics are something bad again. Doesn't feel too progressive to me. - Martin_Canine
To me, his sexual lyrics actually work since most of his songs are confusing and weird to listen to. That's what I respect about Zappa. - Mumbizz01
10 David Bowie
David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
11 Lil Wayne
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop "artist" and is often referred to as one of the worst "rappers" of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for talking ...read more.
If you look at it closely, Wayne does not have more sexual lyrics than several other rappers, but one thing he does unusually often is rapping about his love for female genitalia, that's why he's on here. - Martin_Canine
12 Insane Clown Posse
Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit. ...read more.
Their lyrics are pretty violent, yes, but they are mostly not overly sexual or politically incorrect. - Martin_Canine
13 Steel Panther
Steel Panther is an American comedy glam metal band from Los Angeles, California, mostly known for their profane and humorous lyrics, as well as their exaggerated on-stage personae that parody the stereotypical 1980s "glam metal" lifestyle.
Gwar, often styled as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia, United States, in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc.
15 Jason Derulo
Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets", "Want To Want Me", "In My Head", and "Whatcha Say", all of which have ...read more.
His stage name translates to "gynacologist", need I say more? His lyrics perfectly reflect that name, they are almost exclusively about sex.
Ironically, he had his biggest success as one half of the entirely clean and silly party pop duo Die Atzen (not to be confused with the amazing punk band Die Ärzte). - Martin_Canine
17 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), ...read more.
18 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
I will add the whole band here
19 John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
20 Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .