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.

We asked our readers to discover the filthy meanings behind some of the most iconic songs in music history and gave $200 to the winner ...

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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

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Entry by shylock

The Beatles' HELY ER SKELTER guably one of the first Heavy Metal songS ever recorded) begins with the lyric: When I get to the ottom Ign bac to the

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Elvis Presley's 1957 classic Jailhouse Rock includes the lyrics, Number forty-seven said to number three/'You're the cutest jailbird L ever did see

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Kenny's lines in the South S Park theme song varies every few seasons. Season 12: 9I love girls with big fat titties. I love girls with deep vaginas

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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

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2Pac's Changes includes a reference to the Black Panther Party. The lines It's time to fight back', that's what Huey said 2 shots in the dark, now

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In the first verse of the Beatles song Happiness is a Warm Gun, John Lennon sings about the man in the crowd with the ulti-coloured mirrors on his ho

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Public Enemy's Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos alludes to Oliver North. After Chuck gets ahold of a gun in prison, he reveals his escape plan: My

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Entry by shylock

DEAD FLOWERS by the ROLLING STONES, contains the following lyric: Well, you're sitting back, In your rose pink Cadillac, Makingbets on Kentucky Derby

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rrlir Band The opening lines of The Joker are references to other songs by the Steve Miller Band. Some people call me the space cowboyo Space Cowbo

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Entry by dhull

Blinded by the Light In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat. Eeeeewwwwwww! And you thought I was going to say some

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The Beastie Boys' Shadrach includes a Biblical allusion to Daniel Daniel 3. We're just three MCs and we're on the gol Shadrach, Meshach, and Abedne

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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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Entry by Brian Katcher

Did you know the folk song Oh my darling Clementine' is about some poor sap watching his girlfriend drown? Ruby lips below the water, blowing bubbles

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Entry by AM Smiley

BLURRED LINES BY ROBIN NO THICKE, S ABOUT NONCONSENSUAL ANAL SEX. I know you want it. Do it like it hurt, do it like it hurt, what you don't like work

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pearl jam jeremy Jeremy spoke in class today. This 90's classic was inspired by the suicide of a 16 year old boy named Jeremy Delle, who shot himsel

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The Police's Don't Stand So Close to Me involves a teacher who is conflicted because he finds himself attracted to a student half his age. One set

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Entry by JoyGrenade

a of his which he soap impression wife, ate and donated National to the Trust -Happiness Is a Warm Gun The National Trust is a conservation depart

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stone temple pilots song plush is often used as a failed relationship song for lines like i feel when the dogs begin to smell her meaning other guy

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Entry by iamjs

CRACKEDO The Kinks 1970 hip 'Lolas is pat G love 9 abou? G WMaN named Lola. The 39ng waS brithen about AN encountar with @ arag ueen during @ visit to

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