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7 Pop Songs From Our Youth That Were Actually Really Dirty

In a not-really-surprising move, British boyband The Wanted has revealed that their song “Glad You Came” is about orgasms. Glad you came, get it? It seems awfully obvious when you think about it.

Being a boyband, The Wanted has a pretty young audience. A lot of their listeners are probably too young to pick up on the dirtier aspects of the song. What a surprise they’ll be in for in a few more years. This got us thinking back to the pop music from our childhood. There were definitely some songs we used to know by heart that we probably shouldn’t have been singing along to. Turns out the 90s were a dirty time. Click through the gallery to see what we mean.

Garnet is a student at Columbia University in New York City. She is “that person” who starts dancing at a party when everyone else is standing around, and if there were a Facebook stalking Olympics, she would be a gold medalist. She also loves cheesy 90s music, and almost died of happiness when Vanilla Ice retweeted her. Once. Follow her on Twitter @garnethenderson.

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    1. Andrew Maxwell says:

      Oh the days of Crazy Town…

      1. Garnet – Columbia University says:

        I know, right? So bad yet so good.

    2. emilydnolan says:

      Liquid Dreams and We Fit Together by O-Town were preeettttyyy bad too!

      1. Lisa says:

        OMG… I forgot this remember re-watching a show where kids (from 6-12) where performing their own songs from 2001, and I thought "this is sexist… and wrong".

    3. Molly - UNL says:

      Digital Get Down – N'Sync. I used to love that song. Had NO CLUE what it was about…cyber sex.

      1. Garnet – Columbia University says:

        They were so ahead of their time!

    4. Jessica says:

      Get Down by B44… "If you get down on me, I'll get down on you". Enough said.

    5. Polly says:

      I didn't know Baby One More time was dirty! Learned something new. Most of these songs I didn't actually listen to when I was younger but I was shocked to find out what Genie in a Bottle by Christina Aguilera was actually about. I suddenly realized why my mom never liked me listening to that song.

    6. Lisa says:

      I really thought Spice Girls "2 become 1" would be on this (with the amacing hand signing) seriously "come a little bit closer baby, get it on get it on" "wanna make love to you baby"… I can at least say since I am not american I can say I had no way to know what they were singing, a lot of songs I have listened to sice has really change the perspective of my childhood

      1. Lisa says:

        why can't i write Spice Girls?

      2. Laura says:

        It took me a minute out what group you were talking about. I couldn't think of a naughty word that ended in e. S p i c e is an odd word to censor.

      3. chelsea chivette says:

        It is blocked because without the E, it is a racial slur for hispanic people

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    9. CK - NU says:

      How has no one mentioned "Faded" by SoulDecision?

    10. jaccid says:

      OMG I kept missing Real Close on the radio and would sing along all the time. Then I bought it on ITunes about 2 years and read the lyrics. I had NO idea THATS what they were singing about!

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    12. Shikole says:

      Genie in a Bottle anyone? "I'm a genie in a bottle, you've got to rub me the right way…"
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      Deep Purple: "Knocking at your back door"

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