The Best Double Entendre Songs Of All Time

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You mean that Primus song wasn't about this guy?
Primus is a band we discovered pretty early on in life and whose sharp and innovative playing we've only grown to respect more and more as we've aged.

Unfortunately, though, our first exposure to the group was to their biggest single of the '90s:  "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver." Even more unfortunate? We were in that awkward, hormonal tween phase when we first heard it, which mostly meant that the song's blatant references to the female anatomy caused us both endless delight and giggles. Oh, to be 11 forever...

Anyway, since the group is playing the Palladium Ballroom tonight, we thought we'd put together a list of some of our favorite moments of musical double-entendre. Check it out after the jump.

Primus - "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver"

Technically, a song with this much beaver should be much grosser. But we're more confused as to what the beaver did to Rex's kiwis, and what exactly he was doing with that baboon.

AC/DC - "Big Balls"

Double entendre works best when both angles are equally plausible. Sure, there's that one line about ballrooms in the beginning of this one, but, since we were 11 when we first heard it, it's been all about testicles for us.

Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight"

If the song didn't have some other possible subtext, we couldn't imagine it ever getting enough radio play to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. And yet it did. Supposedly, this song's about about a spicy item on a restaurant menu. But we've somehow never meet a single person who buys this explanation.

April Wine - "If You See Kay"

Hard to believe we heard this more than once before realizing they were spelling a dirty word in there. Almost as hard to believe is the fact that we've heard this song more than once, period.

Peter Gabriel - "Sledgehammer"

OK, so this one is more innuendo than entendre (it's a fine line) we still give Gabriel props for referring to lady bits as a "fruitcage."

Peter, Paul, & Mary - "Puff the Magic Dragon"

See? Not all innuendo has to be sexual.

Lil Wayne - "Lollipop"

This one's pretty dirty to begin with, but we still like to ramp it up a notch in our own minds by pretending he's saying "I let her lick the rapper" instead of "wrapper."

Led Zeppelin - "The Lemon Song"

Wait, so they were eating fruit? In bed?


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12 comments
Cpanlp
Cpanlp

ZZ Top's Pearl Necklace not listed?

Guest
Guest

I Know Tonight She Comes - The Cars

Primus Sucks
Primus Sucks

Primus Sucks!!!!  That show was awesome last night.

Lucy
Lucy

Push, Push in the Bush by MusiqueMore, More, More by Porn Star Andrea TrueTutti Frutti by Little Richard2 

Punchmaster
Punchmaster

Can't believe you guys forgot Whitesnake's "Slide It In"!

Rich Lopez
Rich Lopez

"Telephone Man" Meri Wilson. I loved as a kid; shocked it wasn't actually about someone getting a new phone in her house.

Garrygnu
Garrygnu

ZZ Top "Pearl Necklace."  The very fact that you didn't mention this song renders the list bogus.

Laura
Laura

"Puff the Magic Dragon" is about a boy and his magical dragon.  Don't crush the dreams of my childhood by insinuating that it's about anything else.

Steve
Steve

Hey, what about "Suck for Rent!"  by The Mentors?!

...eh??

Cory
Cory

It was literally 1st runner up. It was hard picking just one double entendre song from their catalog full of them too.

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