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Songs That MeToo Might Blackball Today

Not trying to kick the hornets' nest, and hoping I don't get run out of town by all the more sensible villagers (because I would really miss you all) ... so I hope this will be taken in the manner in which it was intended. 

 

So I recently saw an Instagram  post bashing Al Hirt for putting out a record called "Music to Watch Girls By" back in 1967, using hashtags like "voyeur" and "SmashthePatriarchy" ... and I just thought, "Say Whaaaaat?" I mean, I guess I get it ... but now we're going to smash the trumpet player (God rest his soul) for covering a song 50 years ago about watching girls? 

 

So anyway, that song is my first entry in this new category. I'm sure there are other songs that in retrospect would be deemed much more offensive than this one, so I'm just interested to see where people might go with this thread, if anywhere at all!

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Lord Of The Thighs - Aerosmith

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNu0VIoY9nY 

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You Get It Up - Chicago (Chicago X)

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Who's Making Love:  Johnnie Taylor

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Dion:   Runaround Sue

            The Wanderer

            Lovers Who Wander

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Aqualung - Jethro Tull

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Under My Thumb-Rolling Stones

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Rock You Like A Hurricane - Scorpions

 

Their greatest hit was also one of their naughtiest. The music rocked big time, and clever lyrics got it on the air, but hardly in disguise! LOL 😂 

 

But their dirty-worst for lyrics goes to Another Piece Of Meat, which didn’t make my playlist!

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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One more of theirs . . .

Don’t Make No Promises Your Body Can’t Keep

 

It doesn’t make my playlist either, but it’s kind of amusing, in a way. A groupie has fooled him in the way she looks. I’ll just leave it there. 🤭

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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A Man Needs a Maid-Neil Young

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My Ding A Ling:  Chuck Berry

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Many of Chuck's songs might make this list...Sweet Little Sixteen also springs to mind.

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Knocking At Your Back Door  -  Deep Purple

 

The dirtiest rock song ever! Hated the lyrics, but Ritchie’s riffs and the music was really good Purple classic. But, I gave it the boot, anyway. 🤭 

 

They probably wouldn’t care for these two Purple songs either . . .

My Woman From Tokyo

Strange Kind Of Woman 

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland

 

Ironically first released by Swedish artist Lil Babs in the 50's and became a Pop hit in the U.S. in the 60's.

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Wives and Lovers- Jack Jones

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AC/DC's first 6 albums would definitely be in question. I know my parents didn't approved of them back in the Late 70's early 80's 😆 😆

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I Touch Myself - Divinyls

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Walk on the Wild Side-Lou Reed

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Short People - Randy Newman

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--anything that Cardi B sings

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@ciptra38  wrote 

…anything that Cardi B sings

 

I don’t know anything about her, but an article in People magazine called it “positive feminism”. WT??? 🤔 So I guess it’s alright when she does it??!!! 😳

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Does bring up an interesting question...what would be #MeToo's attitude toward mysandristic songs like Menoside by Otep?

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The Lady Is A Tramp - Frank Sinatra

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Bristol Twistin' Annie: The Dovells

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Short Fat Fannie and Boni Moronie, both by the great Larry Williams.

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Hot Legs - Rod Stewart 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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I really like this song, and am probably overthinking it, but The Wanderer by Dion might be criticized by some people in some quarters. The guy drives from town to town seducing pretty girls. He loves them then he leaves them because to him they’re interchangeable. They don’t even know his name. Should he find himself falling for one of them, he  simply hops in his car and drives to the next town for the next pretty girl. A sad dude all the same.

 

A similar theme can be found in Travelin’ Man by Rick Nelson. 

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Funky Cold Medina by Ton Loc.

He is literally singing about slipping rufies into womens' drinks.

 

https://youtu.be/tWLgSaAayDA 

 

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FIRST ONE I THOUGHT OF IS "TALK TO YOU BY HAND": NOT SURE WHO WROTE IT. IT'S ON THIS ALBUM BY ANSON& THE ROCKETS( I HAVE THE ORIGINAL ON VINYL- AUTOGRAPHED. USED TO LISTEN TO THEM FREQUENTLY WHEN THEY WERE GETTING FAMOUS IN DALLAS IN THE 70'S& 80'S. HORRIBLE SONG- GREAT BAND!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_6iMbQzSlw
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First one that popped into my head and now it is stuck there. Oh dear.  Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen.

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