Growing up there were a few, shall we say, less than favourable lyrics played out over the airwaves, which you probably never even realised at the time. Belting out your favourite song you probably raised a few eyebrows and put shame on your whole family.... 

 

These six songs were certainly popular growing up but they definitely weren't suitable for children. Definitely not. 

 

Like a Virgin Madonna

Kids who were belting this tune out probably didn’t even know what a virgin was. 

 

Physical Olivia Newton-John

A far cry from her songs in Grease, Olivia really went to town with this tune which was actually banned and rightly censored on a lot of radio stations. Surprisingly it was number 1 in the US for ten weeks. Yes, ten weeks.

 

Dancing in the Dark Bruce Springsteen

Definitely not obvious but once you really hear the words you’ll be wondering how you were ever allowed listen to this song, never mind sing it anywhere outside the house.

 

Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners

A seemingly innocent song, no? Think again. With lyrics like “You in that dress, my thoughts I confess, verge on dirty, oh, come on Eileen" you’ll definitely have a red face when you remember singing this in front of the family at Christmas.

 

I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight Cutting Crew

Apparently, Nick Van Eede wrote this while he was in bed with his girlfriend. Let’s just say “I just died in your arms tonight” is not as sweet and romantic as it might appear.

 

Summer of ’69 Bryan Adams

You’re probably struggling not to belt this cracker of a song out now but when you realise just what the words mean you’ll cringe at the memory of singing this at every family gathering. Every. Single. One. P.S 69 doesn’t necessarily mean 1969.....

 

There is nothing more enjoyable than singing your favourite song at the top of your voice and it is made even better when your little one joins in on the singing, but, before you turn up the volume, make sure you really listen to the words.

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