A SURPRISING number of songs contain the message ‘Don’t go out with this twat’. Here are some tunes the artists thought weren’t weird at all…
Whole Lotta Love, Led Zeppelin
Imagine you’re about to have great sex with charismatic rock star Robert Plant when he suddenly says ‘I’m gonna give ya my love, I’m gonna give ya every inch of my love’. CRINGE OR WHAT? You’d spend the rest of the evening worrying he’s going to get a tape measure out.
Hello, Lionel Richie
Jesus, in-song Lionel is really needy. ‘Tell me how to win your heart, for I haven’t got a clue’ he bleats, before mentioning ‘in my dreams I’ve kissed your lips a thousand times’ and wondering if she’s shagging someone else. Creepily, this appears to be the first time he’s spoken to her: ‘But let me start by saying, I love you.’ So a sweet love song or a warning not to get involved with clingy oddballs? Definitely the latter.
Catchy 80s hit in which the singer freely admits he’s obsessed with a lucky lady, before outlining a mare’s nest of psychological issues, eg. ‘Who do you want me to be, to make you sleep with me?’ Answer: Someone a bit more normal.
Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke
Criticised for the naked models and not-very-romantic lyric ‘I’ll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two’. A catchy tune and slick production don’t disguise the fact that Robin is an old-school sexist who thinks he’s got a big knob and all the ladies are ‘gagging for it’. In real life he’s probably that pissed bloke in a bar saying things like, ‘Suck me cock, love, it’s a peach.’
Candy Shop, 50 Cent
‘I’ll let you lick the lollipop’ offers Fiddy. Which is great if you want to go out with a grown man with the mind of a smutty 12-year-old. Also contains some equally stunted nonsense about ‘Got the magic stick, I’m the love doctor’. A song with all the sexual maturity of Spinal Tap’s Sex Farm Woman: ‘Getting out my pitchfork, poking your hay.’ And that was a spoof.
I’m On Fire, Bruce Springsteen
‘Hey little girl, is your daddy home? Did he go away and leave you all alone?’ Lots to worry about there. However her date is more interested in dad: ‘Can he do to you the things that I do?’ Now he’s bragging about his sex skills while deeply misunderstanding the father-daughter relationship. And is he challenging your dad to a shagging competition? The mind boggles.