Music Monday: NSFW Songs

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! It's New Year's Eve Day, and pretty much no boss is going to be in the office. That's why we're celebrating with a look at the most dangerous of music: NSFW Hits. We'll label them so you don't forget, but be aware, all the videos on the other end of these links will be somehow NSFW. The images, though, will all be G-rated. Like this one!

Duran Duran - Girls On Film NSFW

 

Duran Duran could do no wrong in the eyes of MTV, which was why it was so shocking when their video for "Girls On Film" got pulled for being too edgy. Of course the video was edited but the world had been changed, and the band that mixed Barbarella with Roxy Music suddenly fell apart. No, just kidding, they went on to be hugely successful, and nobody took them to court or anything. It's good to be handsome and British, isn't it?

After the jump we've got four more NSFW songs and last week's Spotify list. See you inside ...

As always, be sure to check out our Spotify playlist. This week's features a great selection from last week's Music Monday comments. The theme of the mix this time is Christmas Songs and if you're looking for something wholesome, we suggest you start there. Remember, all links in our current Music Monday below should be considered NSFW.

2 Live Crew - Me So Horny NSFW

 

And here's what happens if you AREN'T handsome and British. The truth is, if nobody had tried to take Luther Campbell to court, nobody would have even HEARD of 2 Live Crew. The beat's okay, the lyrics are profane but goofy, the video's kinda boring, and there's nothing here you can't see after ten on network television. Even still, it's this song that lead to a court case that proved it wasn't a crime to say dirty things on your record. That's right, these guys are pretty much the George Carlin of rap.

The Beloved - Sweet Harmony NSFW

 

Why a photo of lights? Well, because pretty much every other second of this video is NSFW. Let me summarize: the lead singer is a naked man, and his backup singers are a room full of naked women. They're all sitting very carefully so you never see anything scandalous, but you'd certainly have to explain all those legs and shoulders if anyone peeked over your shoulder. A radio-friendly pop song otherwise, though.

Major Lazer - Pon De Floor NSFW

 

And here we have the exact opposite! There's zero nudity in this Major Lazer song, but it's so NSFW that even YouTube makes you sign in to watch it. It's a tribute/parody of the art of daggering, which is basically just doin' it through dance. The video is completely ridiculous and sort of like an R-rated "Pee Wee's Playhouse." By the end of it, you'll have no doubt that this is less sexy and more slapstick.

Madonna - Justify My Love NSFW

 

Contortionists, staggering, odd geographical metaphors, and Madonna grabbing herself … and that's the first minute. Today it just looks like a slightly intense version of Law & Order: SVU but back in the day, this was so dangerous it made Nightline. Amazingly the video could probably have aired in prime time with minor changes, but Madonna and compromise- well, she is who she is. This video kicked off what would become the sex-mad 90s but, in my opinion, the groove's actually the best part.

We invite you all to visit our Turntable.fm room for the regular Music Monday enjoyment. Also, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. And hey ... HAPPY NEW YEAR!