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82. When a sexual song comes on the radio

..And you’re around little kids, your grandparents, or your church friends.

Imagine an upbeat rhythm. Come on.. do it. Now after you can hear that in your mind, lightly shake your head to it. Oh yeah! Keep it going, O.K? Now think of words related to the following that we will be adding to your made-up beat (synonyms are preferred for this experiment):

Breasts, butt, bed, sexual intercourse

Then think of a one or two line story about getting ready for work (or any other every day thing), and make it rhyme. For example:

“Wakin’ up to my alarm, my shower do no harm”  

Then combine by saying four of your random words, pause, and then continuing with “the line” repeating it three to seventy-five times, casually throwing in some of your random words. Congratulations, you are now a songwriter!


Have you ever been listening to the radio around children when suddenly you hear

Booty booty booty rockin’ everywhere!”?

Children might even like the beats of this music without having any idea about what they are listening to. And how about when your parents or grandparents ask “What did that song just say?” Of course you can’t say “Oh, mom, it said ‘booty is rocking everywhere.'” it just doesn’t sound right without the music. Have you ever read the lyrics of one of those songs without knowing what it sounds like? Haha! I recommend it for good laughs, or to intentionally feel uncomfortable/ashamed.

Someone out there HAS to have a story regarding a sexual song, please share!

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26 comments for “82. When a sexual song comes on the radio

  1. August 24, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Yesss! I’m usually in the car with my mother. Or it’s on the radio at work. Cringe!

  2. TBM
    August 24, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I hate when this happens. I blush very easily! It is such a giveaway that I am totally uncomfortable. The other day I was at the bus stop and this car was playing a rap song and it had a very sexual theme. I stood there staring ahead and tried not to look at the others waiting for the bus.

  3. August 24, 2011 at 8:10 am

    When the 4 year old (now 5) started singing Get Low ooooor Blame it ooor Back It up…they you HAVE to consider that maybe you should change radio stations while in the car with the kiddos. Granny on the other hand…she may not like the KIND of music, she laughs at the lyrics. 😛

    • August 25, 2011 at 4:39 am

      Some of these lyrics are so hard to believe.. seriously.. haha

  4. August 24, 2011 at 8:18 am

    How about a sex scene during a movie… with the whole family.

    • August 24, 2011 at 9:15 am

      Oh my gosh, yes!! SO awkward!!! At least with the sexual songs on the radio, you can turn the volume down so your mom doesn’t hear it, but when you’re watching a movie with the fam and a sex scene starts up, everyone always starts shifting uncomfortably in their seats, someone will get up to get a soda, and everyone else is looking for the remote control to fast-forward the scene.

      And that’s only if you’re watching one at home…when you’re in the theater, it’s the WORST! There’s nowhere to go and nothing you can do! It’s awful!!

    • August 25, 2011 at 4:38 am

      VERY awkward!

      • August 25, 2011 at 11:36 pm

        Or even worse, the fake orgasm scene in “When Harry Met Sally”. My mom rushed in to ask me what the heck I was watching, then saw the screen. The silence afterwards…awkward.

  5. August 24, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I absolutely hate when that happens, and it seems to always happen when we are in the car. My daughters sing along and I immediately change the song, and I used to get so upset when their dad would blast hard core rap around them but they never paid any attention to those songs because there were no catchy beats, so of course my type of music, all the catchy beats in the world…my kids want to sing along to.

    • August 25, 2011 at 4:40 am

      And also, being in the car is even more uncomfortable since you’re all strapped to your seats in there, no escape! Haha

  6. August 24, 2011 at 9:50 am

    It is funny and a bit disturbing when my 7 year old sings some of the songs on the radio today.
    A 7-year-old singing about a menage-a-trois is just wrong.
    It also makes me laugh that on one song they bleep out the word “sex” and then in the next minute they leave in something like menage-a-trois. Really, if you are going to bleep out the word sex, can’t you bleep out a word that means sex with multiple people. Let’s get consistent or don’t worry about it at all.

    • August 25, 2011 at 4:41 am

      Someone once showed me a video of a little girl and a little boy dancing to those songs, and they were doing all of those sex movements people do in the clubs nowadays.. JEEZ. Talk about disturbing..

  7. August 24, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Ohhhh, I have a GREAT one for you. There is an old early 80’s rock song by artist Billy Squire. He had a big hit called STROKE. I’m sure you’ve heard it, as all guys for some reason (of ages) have. If you haven’t, trust me, you’ll now be intrigued.

    It’s a great beat, and you can’t help but sing along…I had my then 4 year old daughter in the car and normally, I would have changed the channel but I knew she couldn’t understand what it was so I let it play, and actually turned it up a bit.

    The FOLLOWING DAY, she comes into our bedroom, and she’s always singing a song and if she doesn’t know the words, she’ll make them up BUT she has an incredible knack for getting a tune/melody down…she started singing a song to Stroke. I recognized what she was doing and my husband is staring at her as she is getting some of the words right…

    “What is that? I recognize that tune. What is she singing?”

    I had to confess. Bill just looked at me “That’s great, hon.” And we both laughed! :)

    Okay, just put it on and my daughter (now 5) came running into the room and has been dancing. That’s a bit disturbing. hahah!

    Lake Forest, CA
    **Down 10lbs in 2 weeks! Wahoo!

    • August 25, 2011 at 4:43 am

      Oh yes, I know that song. Hahaha.. its awesome but so, agh! Its just awkward. Oh, the innocence of your daughter :)

  8. August 24, 2011 at 10:55 am

    yup, super awkward.

  9. August 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Ludacris “What’s Your Fantasy” via iPod playlist on the house stereo, in the presence of my father-in-law and his 88 year old mother. Yes, I died six times.

  10. chunter
    August 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    This video is not safe for anyone:

    I think this subject is very similar to “The Talk,” if a child doesn’t really know what the lyrics mean, it’s completely harmless! I remember finding a record of Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby” and having no earthly idea what the song meant, I just thought it sounded pretty if not for the moaning. Long before that, the music of Buddy Holly was going to send people straight to hell, we all know how that turned out. 😉

    Have I ever changed tracks or channels because of my present company and I knew an F-bomb was incoming? Yes, usually as discreetly as deciding I didn’t want to hear the song in the first place.

    • August 25, 2011 at 4:16 am


      I cannot believe that video!

      • chunter
        August 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm

        I also forgot to mention the Heavy Metal “Devil Horns” which are sign language for “I love you.”

  11. chunter
    August 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    One more song that makes the point but is absolutely not safe for anyone and was deleted (its master tapes were destroyed) by a court order:

  12. September 27, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Me, my sis and her friends went out for a movie… I was 16 or 17 then and a very adult scene came up and I think its sole purpose in the movie was to cause me embarrassment. Being shy, I was already embarrassed and my cheeks were flaming… that was without my sisters friends all turning to stare at me. Imagine how I felt when they all turned to stare at me and I had no idea what to do… look away? Or keep watching? I just hope they didn’t notice all that blush!

  13. Daniela
    August 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    wow, yes. I had just finished having dinner with my boyfriend and his mom. I was driving them home and we ran out of the things to say. After hours of forced conversation, I just didn’t feel coming up with another way to get the conversation going. So I turn the music on. Sure enough, Fucking Problems starts blaring from the speakers.


    This is my boyfriend’s CD so obviously there is no way that he doesn’t have the explicit version.

    The worst part is that my boyfriend thinks that any kind of talking inherently implies no awkwardness. He turns to his mom and goes, “Daniela knows all the lyrics to this song, show her”.

    Well, she was not amused.

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