20 Backstories To Lyrics In Famous Songs


It's easy to forget that some time and effort were put into the songs we like to sing along to. After all, if a tune is catchy enough you won't even put a second thought into the vile and disturbing things you're singing about. You just keep singing along, maybe maybe up harmonies, maybe sitting too long at a traffic light because the song is JUST THAT GOOD. Music is powerful in that way. But what if that earworm track is secretly…pretty gross? And you never noticed? All because the chord changes hit just right and the melody was good? Don't worry, you are not alone. Oh no, we should NOT have said “You Are Not Alone” in this context. Our bad.

We asked our readers to discover the filthy meanings behind some of the most iconic songs in music history, and, boy oh boy did you guys deliver.  Here are 20 of the most absolutely nutso results:

Entry by CZM

MENATWORK DownUnder I come from a land down under Where beer does flow and men chunder chunder: Australian. slang CRACKEDCO for vomit COM

Entry by iamjs

CRACKEDCO In 2004, Chevrolet used the Ice Cube song Roll All Day in a commercial for the newly-released Aveo. While they focused on the lyrics We c

Entry by mkad

No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'
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