Music Monday: Songs About Profanity

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! Today nobody's in the office, so we're gonna get wild. How wild? super $#*&! wild! Today's Music Monday is all about songs that use profanity. Please assume that all the links will be NSFW! Except for this first one, which you can still sometimes hear on FCC-approved radio stations.

Sophie B. Hawkins - Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover

 

Ms. Hawkins got herself a top ten hit and a little pile of scandal for this sexy love song. Today, you can probably hear it on the radio in your bank at lunch, and everybody will sing along. You've gotta admit, as far as profanity goes, "damn" is way on the low end.

But it's gonna get worse after this, people. Remember, NSFW. See you brave souls after the jump.

Remember, assume these songs have NSFW lyrics and content! They all don't really, but better safe then sorry. Anyway, it shouldn't matter. You're at home, right? KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER-

David Bowie - Queen Bitch

 

Nobody wears a flippity-floppity hat unless they're trying to copy the Velvet Underground. Bowie's tribute to the Warhol-based punk grandfathers does a pretty good job of capturing their swagger. And it's juuust profane enough to be dangerous.

Cee Lo - F*** You

 

Cee Lo through out this hit on the Internet! And guess what? It was HUGE, and rightly so! Of course, the FCC would never have allowed it on the radio, so we now know the much cleaner "Forget You" instead. But does that really capture the emotion of heartbreak as well as profanity does? F*** no.

AC/DC - Hell's Bells

 

Is Hell a profanity? Well, some people think so. It certainly was enough to make AC/DC be labeled as a satanic band. Pro tip: Australia is not owned by Satan, even though they do have socialized medicine. And AC/DC continues to rock. DONNNNNNNG. DONNNNNNNG.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart feat. Jack White and The Insane Clown Posse - Canon in B flat for 6 Voices, K. 231 / K. 382c

 

What's the side effect of being a childhood prodigy? You also have a child's sense of humor. Mozart's scatological gag might be one of the few butt songs that exist in classical music, but it's also the ONLY classical piece that boasts a following of Juggalos. Recorded at the request of Jack White, this profane and ridiculous piece is… well, it is what it is. Enjoy the original Mozart tune here if you dare.

They're full of dirty works in our Turntable.fm room and 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.