Top 10 Jailbait Songs

These are musical tales of underage love and lust. For this list, we’ve picked what we felt were some of the funniest, most crass or tongue-in-cheek tracks and based our choices on a mix of their quality, popularity, success and recognition as a jailbait song. And if you don’t know what a jailbait song is, maybe you will after this video. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 jailbait songs. Special thanks to our user akt for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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These are musical tales of underage love and lust. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 jailbait songs.

For this list, we’ve picked what we felt were some of the funniest, most crass or tongue-in-cheek tracks and based our choices on a mix of their quality, popularity, success and recognition as a jailbait song. And if you don’t know what a jailbait song is, maybe you will after this video.

#10: “Good Morning, School Girl” (1937)
Sonny Boy Williamson

Artists ranging from The Yardbirds to Rod Stewart may’ve done their own versions of this song, but it was actually first recorded by Sonny Boy Williamson as a blues track. It’s an uptempo number that has since become a standard, with later covers often changing the title to “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl.” And despite lyrics like “Won’t you let me go home with you, so I can hug, hug, squeeze, squeeze?”, it was also inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame. Go figure.

#9: “Young Girl” (1968)
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

Thanks to Gary Puckett’s soft vocals, the Union Gap’s backup vocals and some strings, this pop rock tune may sound sweet on the surface. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll quickly realize that its lyrics are “way out of line.” In fact, its description of a man’s inappropriate love for a girl who’s “much too young” ignited quite a bit of controversy at the time. However, the track still peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Hey, at least he told the girl to run.

#8: “Seventeen” (1988)
Winger

Featuring progressive elements, this glam and pop metal track is one of Winger’s most well known singles. Sung from the perspective of a man in love with an underage girl, “Seventeen” became the hard rock band’s second top forty hit. But it’s because of lyrics like “she’s only seventeen/Daddy says she’s too young/but she’s old enough for me” that this tune lands here.

#7: “I’m on Fire” (1985)
Bruce Springsteen

Though it still has the heartland rock sound he’d come to be known for, “I’m on Fire” stood out for its use of synthesizers and its gentle rockabilly rhythm. Driven by Bruce Springsteen’s broody guitar playing, the Born in the U.S.A. track was one of seven singles from that album to chart within the Hot 100 top 10. Yet it’s the opening line: “Hey little girl is your daddy home” and the song’s subsequent sensual lyrics that we can’t seem to forget.

#6: “Does Your Mother Know” (1979)
ABBA

Though songs in which Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad sang the lead vocals were usually chosen as singles, ABBA decided to “take a chance on” Björn Ulvaeus this time around. The risk paid off as the pop, disco and rock number was a top 20 U.S. hit and charted within the top 10 of various country charts. Not to mention the fact that Ulvaeus’ vocals were also more fitting for the song’s subject matter, which had the Swede singing, dancing and flirting with a girl who’s “only a child.”

#5: “Christine Sixteen” (1977)
KISS

Penned by Gene Simmons, this Love Gun single had The Demon singing his heart out to a girl who’s – you guessed it – “sixteen.” Even though he doesn’t “usually say things like this to girls her age,” there’s just something about Christine that drives him crazy. And thanks to KISS’ hard rock vibe, there’s just something about “Christine Sixteen” that earned the band their 6th top 40 track on the Billboard Hot 100.

#4: “Jailbait” (1981)
Ted Nugent

This hard rock number starts with the line: “I’ve got no inhibitions.” One listen to this Ted Nugent song, or a look at its lyrics, and you realize how oh-so-true these words really are. While “Jailbait” doesn’t focus on only one specific instance of illicit love, it’s Nugent’s declaration that he “doesn’t care if you’re just thirteen” that’s a little more than worrisome.

#3: “Jailbait” (1980)
Motörhead

While it can’t be denied that this is 3 and a half-minute number is a helluva rocking tune, the fact that its lyrics could very possibly be recounting Motörhead’s real-life experiences with underage groupies lands it here. The jailbait in question isn’t only “still tied to momma’s apron strings,” but Lemmy doesn’t “even want to know her age!”. Sounds like whatever happens backstage stays backstage.

#2: “I Saw Her Standing There” (1963)
The Beatles

Surprised to find a Beatles song on here? You shouldn’t be. Opening with the line: “Well, she was just 17,” this rock and roll number doesn’t beat around the bush when it comes to the object of the singer’s affection. Just one look at this oh-so-young crush and this guy is hooked: “now, he’ll never dance with another since he saw here standin’ there.” Featuring elements of Merseybeat, the Paul McCartney and John Lennon-penned track was also a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

Before we creep on our number one pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- “Jailbait” (1982) Aerosmith
- “Cherry Pie” (1990) Warrant
- “Stray Cat Blues” (1968) The Rolling Stones
- “Young Girls” (2013) Bruno Mars
- “Father Figure” (1988) George Michael

#1: “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” (1980)
The Police

Though he did work as a teacher before pursuing music, Sting maintains that “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” is not based on his time at St. Paul’s First School. Irrespective of its inspiration, there’s no denying the new wave and reggae rock track describes a notably inappropriate attraction between a young teacher and a schoolgirl. The 4-minute song also topped the UK charts, attained the tenth spot on the Hot 100 and won The Police a Grammy.

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