Unsurprisingly, most pop songs are full of double entenders and not-so-subtle sexual innuendo. But while you dance in joy Ariana Grande or Rihanna songs, it’s hard to believe they are about anything other than dancing and having fun … right? Wrong! These pop tunes, while innocent and sweet, all have a dirty side and their double meanings will shock you.
You would think after seeing Ariana e Nicki Minaj‘s highly sexual performance of “Side to Side” at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards that fans would have picked up on real meaning of the song, but it wasn’t until Ariana herself confirmed the song’s intention that fans got a rude awakening.
“The whole song is about riding that lead to pain,” she said on the red carpet. “‘Ride d – k bicycle’ is the text, really.”
Fans were shocked, including Girls star Lena Dunham.
“Jack [Antonoff] I just explained that the song “Side to Side” is about being railed so hard you can’t walk. MANY EMOTIONS, ”she tweeted at the time. In response, Ari responded with a slew of emojis including a magnifying glass, brown eye, coffee, and bicycle.
To be honest, with phrases like “fucking bicycle”, we wonder how we ever thought he was innocent at first!
As for the Spice Girls‘”Aspiring?” Yes, the lyrics are actually quite explicit. The song’s co-author explained that the phrase “We have G as MC who like it on an … Easy V” was a play on words which means “enjoy sex while ecstatic”.
RiRi’s “We Found Love” is also about getting high while doing the deed. The text “yellow diamonds in the light” is a reference to ecstasy. “[The song’s] totally rave-y… and that’s the feeling, just music rushing through you, and then I started thinking about drugs, addiction and love and how addictive that is, ”Melina Matsoukas, director of the video once said.
Sorry, WHAT ?! Scroll through the gallery below to see the songs you had no idea were dirty.