15 '90s Songs With Dirty Lyrics That You Only Notice As An Adult
The 1990s brought the world some awesome things — Beanie Babies and boy band battles, to name a few And like every decade before and after, music played a major role in the pop culture influence of the 90s. I remember cranking by CD player and jamming out to my favorite 90s tunes, not realizing all the ’90s songs with dirty lyrics. But after some time and re-listening, it's hard to believe my parents didn't burn my CDs in a bonfire.
Maybe I was too busy reading Goosebumps or trying to get my entire wardrobe to smell like CK One, but my innocent self didn't even realize the words that were coming out of my mouth. I mean, I thought LL Cool J and TLC had some great beats, but I never stopped to think exactly what it was they were singing or rapping about. It's now clear to see that the ‘90s songs were dripping with sex, lust, and dirty little lyrics. Now that I'm an adult looking back on these songs, it makes me want to put together the ultimate naughty ‘90s playlist . . . so I did.
This list isn't like the ‘90s stations you can stream on your phone, which feature PG pop jams. These 15 songs from the ‘90s feature lyrics that are so dirty you just may need a shower when you’re done listening.
1. "O.P.P" by Naughty By Nature
Everyone knows the answer to the question who's down with O.P.P? But did you know exactly what "every last homie" was down with? If you listen closely, Naughty by Nature tells you the last P is, "another way to call a cat a kitten. It's five little letters that are missin' here."
2. "Knockin' Boots" by Candyman
Who can forget Tone Loc introducing the Candyman, who laid down his steamy rap about finding the right partner to knock boots with. But he gets a little misogynistic when he says, "the boots I knock made me one bad mutha."
3. "I Wanna Sex You Up" Color Me Badd
The song's title says it alone. The letting a girl know you wanna sex her up and rub her down is a perfect way to remind people you're extra bad. And the double Ds in your band name doesn't hurt either.
4. "You Oughta Know" by Alannis Morissette
Remember jamming to this song and suddenly stopping to wonder if she actually said she'd go down on a dude in a theatre? Well, yes she did.
5. "Pony" by Ginuwine
Ginuwine does not leave much to innuendo or imagination on this one. He spells it out in the chorus, telling ladies, "If you're horny let's do it. Ride it, my pony. My saddle's waiting, come and jump on it." That's pretty clear.
6. "Erotica" by Madonna
When it comes to saucy songs, Madonna will always bring it. And "Erotica" is no exception. The song starts out with the lyrics, "If I take you from behind, push myself into your mind." You have to know when you're getting into from that alone.
7. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" by TLC
There's no shame in TLC's game. They straight-up say, "If I need it in the morning or the middle of the night, I ain't too proud to beg." And if T-Boz, Left Eye, and Chilli ain't too proud, you shouldn't be either.
8. "Doin' It" LL Cool J
It takes the swag of LL Cool J to pull off these lyrics without sounding like a pervert:
It's the first time together and I'm feeling kinda horny. Conventional methods of makin' love kinda bore me. I want to knock your block off, get my rocks off. Blow your socks off make sure your G spots soft
9. "Back That *ss Up" by Juvenile
This song isn't just an ode to the junk in the trunk, there are many devious messages hiding in this rap. Like when Juvenietells women he's "sweatin in the drawers yeah, hard and long."
10. "Bump N Grind" by R. Kelly
It's pretty clear what R. Kelly wants listeners to know, since he spends more than half of the song's lyrics reminding listeners that he, "don't see nothing wrong, with a little bump and grind."
11. "Cream" by Prince
No doubt Prince can turn things up in the bedroom, and reminds you of that by chanting "cream"after he describes his sexual escapades.
12. "Thong Song" by Sisqo
With a beat impossible not to sing along to, this song will get stuck in your head fast. Before you know it, you'll be walking around your office repeating, "she had dumps like a truck truck truck."
13. "Back Got Back" by Sir Mix A Lot
The all-time party favorite and OG of dirty songs, "Baby Got Back" is filled with songs about a woman's assets and a "triple X throw down."
14. "I Touch Myself" by The Divinyls
A song of longing and lust, the refrain, "when I think about you, I touch myself," who discovered the beauty of masturbation in the 90s.
15. "Shoop" by Salt-N-Peppa
This song gave a whole new slang term to doin' it, and gave us some great lines like, "What's up with that thang?/I wanna know, how does it hang?" So tell us guys, how does it hang?