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20 Songs We Probably Shouldn't Have Been Singing In Our Parents' Backseats

They may not be full of "bad words," but they totally should have come with a parental advisory warning. Revisit these topically questionable hits of your childhood right now on Spotify!

Okay, "earmuffs" off... press PLAY.

1. Green Day - "Longview"

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"Hey Mom, can you turn this up? I really identify with the lackadaisical plight of Gen-X boredom to the point of being unable to get off of my couch or stop indulging in everything I shouldn't... except I'm eight years old."

2. Meredith Brooks - "Bitch"

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You'll never forget the time you got your dessert taken away for a week because you dropped "the B-word" during a heated game of four square during recess — but you'll never know your mom was secretly kind of proud you learned it in such a feminist context.

3. Grease - "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee"

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Your mom probably got a phone call you still don't know about when your best friend's mom figured out you were the self-appointed singing Rizzo of your friend group before 5th grade graduation.

4. Weezer - "Hash Pipe"

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I mean you HAD to have known there's practically only one word that rhymes with "Hash Pipe" when that's already questionable enough from the mouths of babes.

5. Limp Bizkit - "Break Stuff"

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"No, Mom, I'll send MYSELF to my room tonight."

6. Marcy Playground - "Sex and Candy"

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I fell in love with a stranger through a druggy haze... and now a "sweet" mistaken metaphor has mistakenly made the situation sound cute.

7. Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink - "Lady Marmalade"

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All those months spent memorizing lyrics that honored ladies of the night...

8. Suzanne Vega - "Luka"

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While you were singing about sweet Luka, you probably failed to realize he REALLY needs your help.

9. Anything by The Bloodhound Gang

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It's a good thing their subjective reign of terror ended with a one-hit-wonder, because anything beyond the already-rowdy "Bad Touch" would have surely gotten our mouths washed out with soap.

10. Rolling Stones – "Brown Sugar"

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It should come as no surprise that Mick is NOT singing about the secret ingredient to your favorite chocolate chip cookies.

11. Ben Folds Five - "Brick"

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That piano melody sure is gorgeous, but the couple Sir Folds sings about is miserable and probably lives somewhere where the sun never shines.

12. The Police – "Roxanne"

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It doesn't matter how big of a crush your mom STILL has on Sting — you've been singing about him trying to save a hooker since you had training wheels.

13. Dave Matthews Band – "Crash Into Me"

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This little boy's dream is quite a scandalous one — you just didn't realize it until way later in life.

14. City High – "What Would You Do?"

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This enduring song of strife is the closest thing you got to "the city" while sitting in the carpool lane.

15. The Offspring – "Come Out and Play"

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Nothing like a little spoken word about the casual neighborhood gang war.

16. Sugar Ray – "Every Morning"

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According to this song, all it takes is a bright melody and a pretty face to cover up how much you've been creeping around. PSSSST... to the girl he's singing to: HE'S CHEATING ON YOU.

17. Third Eye Blind – "Semi-Charmed Life"

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This song is about literally all of the drugs, but mostly meth.

18. Spice Girls – "2 Become 1"

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The most subversive math problem practiced outside of your 4th grade classroom. How is it possible? Oh, it's possible.

19. Violent Femmes – "Blister in the Sun"

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Well, it's not about sugar withdrawals, this much is true...

20. TLC – "Waterfalls"

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Your dad started to get worried about you and your high school years as soon as the second verse ended. Guaranteed.

Listen freely to all your favorite songs without mom and dad finding out right now on Spotify – and add your picks in the comments below!

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