As a young girl, I enjoyed a lot of 90s pop songs. If you were born in the 80s or very early 90s and grew up during the time when pop music was really taking over the radio airways, then you would remember a few songs that were catchy to the ear. However, a lot of these songs were very sexual by nature, but a young child with innocent ears wouldn't have realized that either way. Check out some of the dirty 90s pop songs we sang as kids, but really shouldn't have.
Honestly, “Discovery Channel” was one of my favorite quirky 90s pop songs, and for some reason I caught on to what they were referring to immediately. The most popular line in the song that gives it all away is: “You and me baby ain't nothin' but mammals, so let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.” Obviously they were referring to animals having sex on the channel's educational documentary segments. If you just go through and read the lyrics, you would realize just how comedic and sexual they truly are.
This song shockingly used to play in between commercials on Disney Channel! As a young girl I didn't completely know what 5ive was talking about, but the lyrics are a little suggestive. The guy in the song is basically telling a chick that he wants to take her home, make her “succumb” to his sexual advances, sleep with her, and that's about it. Sex is on his mind and there's not a thing she can do about it. Disney should have known this song was a little too grown up for little ears.
Even at the age of 17, Britney Spears was a little racy. Her first single “Hit Me Baby (One more time)” illustrated a lonely girl in need of some loving from her ex-boyfriend. In the stanza “My loneliness is killin' me…. Give me a sign. Hit me baby one more time,” Spears basically implies that she expected him to be there when she needed sex and she would hope he would give her a sign that he was still in love by sleeping with her one last time. Interesting, huh?
There's so much to say about “C'est La Vie” by the 90s group B*Witched, but I'll start with this: the house with the windows and doors actually symbolizes something located on the female body. In the line “I'm the wolf today… I'll huff I'll puff and blow you away” speaks for itself. However, the lines in this stanza is too direct:“Do you play with the girls, play with the boys?Do you ever get lonely playing with your toys?” Wow, so not only are they asking the guy does he masturbate, but they're also asking him what's his sexual orientation. Great word play B*Witched.
Like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera also started her career with a very sensual song. The only thing that makes “Genie in a Bottle” different from the rest of the songs on this list is that Aguilera was actually contemplating having sex with the guy. However, it had been a while since the last time she was intimate with a man and wanted to release herself from the loneliness. Aguilera wanted the guy to make a good impression, approach her like a gentleman, turn her on the right way, and then she would “make [his] wish come true.”
The message in this song is so straightforward that there's no need to decode. Some of the lyrics are as follow:“If you're alone and you need a friend…. I'll be your lover tonight…
Boom boom boom boom, I want you in my room. Let's spend the night together…” Vengaboys really didn't waste time nor did they beat around the bush. As fun as this song may seem, it also has erotic side to it—something I was completely oblivious to as a young girl.
“Barbie Girl” by Aqua fooled everyone when it first came out. Now that we're older and wiser, we can clearly see that this song is not talking about an actual “Barbie” but a prostitute or call girl. Barbie is meant to be played with, manipulated, and controlled. Aqua used the doll's image as an analogy of how a man can touch, play, and do just about anything he wants with a chick he's using for sex. After all, a prostitute's job is to serve you and “do whatever you please.”
No matter how great the beat and singing may sound, it's the song's lyrics that make a difference. Were you already familiar with the messages in some of these songs? What are some other 90s pop songs that subliminally (or overtly) suggest sex?
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