Top 10 Innocent Sounding Songs with Innuendos We Missed as Kids

As kids, we remember jamming to a lot of songs, and we had an innocent childhood back then. But what about when we hear them again today, and notice that the song contains sexual innuendos? Let's take a look and see...
The Top Ten
1 Barbie Girl - Aqua Barbie Girl - Aqua Cover Art

It was a fun innocent song you have heard if you existed back in the summer of 1997, which had a mix of bubblegum pop and Eurodance. But it was until when we realize how inappropriate the song's lyrics was, with "you can brush my hair, undress me everywhere". It was so bad that it led Mattel Inc. to sue MCA Records for the song in 2000 because it violated the Barbie trademark and turned Barbie into a sex object, and referred to her as a "Blonde Bimbo". The lawsuit was dismissed two years later, when it was ruled the song was protected as a parody.

I always knew that this was a dirty song though, just by seeing that lyric "You can undress me anywhere." I didn't know about that when I was way younger though.

Oddly enough this was one of the first songs I remember hating as a kid but now I actually kind of admire it I think it's a pretty good parody song though I get why a lot of people say it's annoying.

2 Y.M.C.A. - Village People Y.M.C.A. - Village People Cover Art

It was a fun song everyone heard in their childhood that played in parties and sporting events. But however, while you remember the part where "you can hang out with the boys", the song is meant to target disco's gay audience, as the group is homosexual. But as it got more popular and mainstream, most people never noticed the gay fantasies that were included. It is now a song adored by the LGBTQ+ community.

3 Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams Cover Art

This song was supposed to be about a story between spring and fall, which represents freedom and friends during the counterculture 1960s decade. However, it wasn't meant to be about the summer of 1969, but it is a reference to the sex position. Also, Adams was only ten back in 1969, which he is too young to fit in the hippie community. So, I am pretty sure this is the easiest innuendo we understand on the list because we all know what the number means.

I had no idea it was about oral sex, until I searched up what 69 means

4 Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars Cover Art

I'm very sure almost every one of you TopTenners feel nostalgic enough to remember when this song came out, which was in 2012. But the term "locked out of heaven" means it was a metaphoric paradise for the two.

Unlike other songs on this list, the artist didn't even try to hide it.

5 (I Just) Died in Your Arms - Cutting Crew (I Just) Died in Your Arms - Cutting Crew Cover Art

The 1980s was an era of emotions in music, and had a lot of hits including this one that is still popular today. This song still appears in weddings and karaoke today. It may sound romantic as compared to Romeo & Juliet. But however, it was written by frontman Nick Van Eede while he was having sex with his girlfriend.

6 Poker Face - Lady Gaga Poker Face - Lady Gaga Cover Art

It was another song that helped Lady Gaga to be a huge popstar. Some of you may be old enough to remember listening to this song in 2008. But at the beginning of her career, her songs were about the "mystery around her". The song was about her bisexuality and features various sexual innuendos.

7 Genie in a Bottle - Christina Aguilera Genie in a Bottle - Christina Aguilera Cover Art

The song was the breakthrough success of Christina Aguilera. It was a time when there were a lot of new hit artists such as Britney Spears. This song may sound like an innocent fun song, but it uses sexual references to talk about the theme of self-respect. She also says she is waiting for someone to "rub her the right way".

8 Whistle - Flo Rida Whistle - Flo Rida Cover Art

Some of you may hate this song or like this song, but it was a hit that played back in 2012. Most people accept it as a sweet sing-along, until when we realize that "whistle" was a metaphor for oral sex.

9 No Diggity - Blackstreet No Diggity - Blackstreet Cover Art

Whether you are more of a pop fan who tends listening to the hits or a rap fan who knows a lot about Dr. Dre, this song was the bomb of '96. But if you closely listen to the lyrics, you can hear references to prostitution.

10 Teenage Dream - Katy Perry Teenage Dream - Katy Perry Cover Art
The Contenders
11 E.T. - Katy Perry E.T. - Katy Perry Cover Art
12 Shut Up and Drive - Rihanna Shut Up and Drive - Rihanna Cover Art

This may sound like an action-filled song back then, but it was no surprise when we found the "car top" was just a metaphor.

13 Milkshake - Kelis Milkshake - Kelis Cover Art

I don't think that sounds innocent, so I did not add this on the list.

14 Things I'll Never Say - Avril Lavigne Things I'll Never Say - Avril Lavigne Cover Art
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