It’s no surprise that explicit lyrics in music aren’t a new trend or just limited to certain genres.
You can go back DECADES and find dirty words in popular songs.
In fact, UltimateClassicRock.com put together a list of 40 Classic Rock songs with curse words – some are obvious, some are subtle, some you don’t know they’re even there if you don’t already know the story behind them.
Here are 10 really good examples:
1. “Who Are You” by The Who: “Who the [eff] are you?”
2. “Money” by Pink Floyd: “Don’t give me that do goody-good [B.S.].”
3. “Jet Airliner” by the Steve Miller Band: “I don’t want to get caught up in any of that funky [stuff] goin’ down in the city.”
4. “Life in the Fast Lane” by the Eagles: “We’ve been up and down this highway, haven’t seen a [Gosh darn] thing.”
5. “Hair of the Dog” by Nazareth: “Now you’re messin’ with a son of a [B-word].” (said over and over and over again)
6. “Nobody’s Fault” by Aerosmith: “Everything is on fire, a [poop] piled up in debris.”
7. “Do You Feel Like We Do” by Peter Frampton: “I wanna [eff] you.”
8. “The Pusher” by Steppenwolf: “I said [gosh darn], [gosh darn] the pusherman.”
9. “Some Girls” by the Rolling Stones: Black girls just wanna get [effed] all night.”
10. “Hey Jude” by The Beatles: “[Effing] hell!”
Yes, that last one is real! But, it’s so hard to make out that if you’ve never heard the story, you probably never even noticed it.
According to the Beatles sound engineer, PAUL MCCARTNEY shouted it after botching a note, and JOHN LENNON insisted they leave it in. He said, quote, “Most people won’t ever spot it . . . but we’ll know it’s there.”