9. "Kiss From A Rose" - Seal
"I was in my thirties before I found out Seal’s 'Kiss from a Rose' was about a girl losing her virginity. I just always thought it was a vague and kind of nonsensical love song. H/t to my kid brother for filling me in when I mentioned thinking about singing it at karaoke."
15. "Butterfly" - Crazy Town
"This song came out when I was like 12… Annnnd I didn’t realise it was about sex until three years ago when I was 25."
"I was young when it came out and I was obsessed with it! It wasn’t until I was much much older than I realised the truth."
28. "I Kissed A Girl" - Katy Perry
"Me and my friends didn’t even realise there was an alternate meaning to the line 'I kissed a girl and I liked it, taste of her cherry chapstick' until we were playing Just Dance and they bleeped out 'cherry chapstick'. Suffice to say we were unable to finish the dance because we all just had to sit there and contemplate our entire existence. We didn’t realise Katy was talking about 'lips' in a completely different area of the body."
33. "Baby Got Back" - Sir Mix A Lot
"When I was little, 'Baby Got Back' was the jam and I never understood why my mom wouldn’t let me listen to it. I would have to go to my friend’s house to hear it and we would make up dance routines to it. The lyrics to that song are not even remotely subtle. To a little kid though, butts are funny and anacondas are snakes!"
35. "Remix To Ignition" - R Kelly
"I was 22 and used to babysit a 10-year-old girl. We were talking about songs we liked and I said, 'I love that car song.' She gives me this look, and says, 'you know that’s about sex, right?' I don’t know what was worse, that I didn’t know it and sang along to it while driving the kids, or that a 10-year-old knew it and was now laughing in my face."
39. "Follow Me" - Uncle Kracker
"When I was 16 my friend told me that 'Follow Me' by Uncle Kracker is about a woman cheating. FUCKED ME UP. I don’t know why 'I’m not worried ‘bout the ring you wear ‘cus as long as no one knows then nobody can care' wasn’t obvious enough for me. I just thought it was some cute mellow song I’ve been singing along to since kindergarten."
44. "If You Want It To Be Good Girl (Get Yourself A Bad Boy)" - The Backstreet Boys
"I always knew it was a bit naughty growing up, but I didn’t really realise HOW naughty it was until I was an adult and saw them perform it live in concert. Then I really processed the lyrics and was like, that is a really dirty song and I was running around my room as a 10-year-old singing along!"
50. "Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off" - Panic! At The Disco
"I realised WAY too late that it was about sex."
60. "No Diggity” - Blackstreet
"I had no idea that 'No Diggity' by Blackstreet was about a girl who sleeps with everyone! I didn’t realise it until a year ago… when I turned 30. Oops. 'I like the way you work it… I gotta bag it up' because he’s scared about getting something from her!"
63. "Oh What a Night" - Four Seasons
"Ruined my childhood a bit when I put it all together. All the roller skating we did to that song. They played it all the time at the roller rink!"
–Traci Skocik, Facebook
67. "Boom Boom Boom" - Vengaboys
"I just about died when it finally clicked in my head that the song was about sex, specifically the chorus part. I very LOUDLY and very PROUDLY sang this song EVERYWHERE (school, friend’s house, my house, my grandparents’ house, CHURCH *dies*). I mean, I sang this at my middle school’s Christmas fair! In front of CROWDS. Now I can’t listen to this song without blushing profusely."
68. "Afternoon Delight" - Starland Vocal Band
"I remember hearing just the 'skyrockets in flight, afternoon delight' in Good Will Hunting when I was young, and it didn’t click until I was humming it after and my friend said, 'you know that’s about sex in the afternoon, right?'