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: