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Top 10 Songs That You Shouldn’t Listen To With Your Parents

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Script written by Q. V. Hough. “Umm, can I go now?” These racy songs will make you regret turning on the radio in you parents' car. In this video, counts down our picks for the top 10 songs you shouldn't listen to with your parents. Our list contains popular songs about awkward subjects, which should never be experienced together by parents and their children. Be sure to also check out our list of the Top 10 Movies You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents. Special thanks to our users Ellie Yaysel V. and cleatus16 for submitting the idea on our Suggest Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest

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Top 10 Songs That You Shouldn’t Listen To With Your Parents

“Umm, can I go now?” Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Songs That You Shouldn’t Listen To With Your Parents.

Our list contains popular songs about awkward subjects, which should never be experienced together by parents and their children.

#10: “Fuck You Tonight” (1997)
The Notorious B.I.G. feat. R. Kelly

Imagine yourself on a road trip with Mom or Dad and you decide to pop in a 90s playlist. This slow jam begins with innocent opening words from B.I.G himself, but the mood quickly changes once the TRULY notorious R. Kelly jumps in with his blunt declaration for the evening’s activities. If the chorus doesn’t have your parents giving you the stink eye, the lyrical musings of Biggie Smalls most certainly will. “Hey Mom, want to listen to some oldies?”

#9: “Killing in the Name” (1992)
Rage Against the Machine

The anthem for rebellious children everywhere, this rap metal group truly sticks it to the man on this classic track. The powerful voice of Rage Against the Machine’s Zach de la Rocha screams about burning crosses and killing. Despite having a minimal amount of lyrics, this protest song is known for its strong language, repeating a “certain” word seventeen times. Written rebelliously against US police forces and institutional racism, it would be wiser to listen to this song on a pair of headphones in your room than in the car with your parents.

#8: “The Bad Touch” (1999)
The Bloodhound Gang

Perhaps you’ve never experienced “The Talk” with good ol’ Mom or Dad, but do share a mutual love of music. While bad taste is always subjective in the arts, a truly bad decision would be to listen to this 1999 jam with your mom and dad. Although the opening references to Siskel, Ebert and Waffle House may temporarily throw off your parents, the chorus featuring animalistic love will have everybody searching for the remote control. But not to change it to the Discovery Channel.

#7: “Push It” (1987)

Just as the musicians say, this mid 80s rump shaker isn’t for everybody – only the sexy people. While Mom and Dad might surprise you by getting down to the opening beat, their facial expressions will most likely transform from excitement to pure shock. The lyrics of Salt-n-Pepa don’t exactly hide the song’s true meaning, but rather express the desire to pump hard and push it good. And that’s you’re cue to press the “Next” button.

#6: “Pony” (1996)

Hey, this guy’s just a bachelor and looking for a partner, right? The opening lyrics convey a man seeking love, but then Ginuwine expresses his desire to break a woman off, and he’s not talking about how you break off a candy bar. If your parents don’t initially pick up on the sexual nature of “Pony”, the rather blunt first line of the chorus should make it clear. However, it’s rather sweet that Ginuwine has such a fascination with ponies.

#5: “Tonight (I’m Fucking You)” (2010)
Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris and DJ Frank E

Enrique Iglesias has been known to deliver sensual songs of romance much like his famous father, but he took a more direct approach with this 2010 club banger. The lyrics are generally PG-13, but the chorus is X-Rated with a capital X. Much like the Notorious B.I.G. in the #10 entry, Iglesias makes no secret about his plans for the evening. In fact, one might come to the conclusion that he’s planning sexual intercourse. What ever happened to music being more…subtle?

#4: “Lady Marmalade” (2001)
Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya and Pink

This sexier cover of the 1974 Labelle hit, which comes off of the soundtrack for the 2001 film “Moulin Rouge!”, retains the famous chorus “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?,” which essentially translates to “Do you want to sleep with me (tonight)?.” Your parents may initially snicker at Lil’ Kim’s Atari reference, but they’ll squirm when they realize the true symbolism of her joystick.

#3: “2 Become 1” (1996)
The Spice Girls

This pop ballad boasts a cringe-worthy factor simply because it’s innocent enough to keep listening to, yet every father will know their daughter is thinking about bumping and grinding. And vice versa. This Spice Girls 1996 slow jam boasts an elevator music vibe, which would be the perfect setting for a horror movie in which a nervous Dad was forced to endure “2 Become 1” with his daughter over and over and over again. “Set your spirit free” by releasing yourself from the evil trappings of this mischievous song.

#2: “My Neck, My Back (Lick It)” (2002)

Ok, now we’re getting serious, as ridiculous as this next entry is. Khia addresses her fellow females in the first line of this 2002 single with shocking clarity. With an overtly sexual message involving the female form, the singer offered a physical map, literally, on how to please. While young women may secretly enjoy listening to “My Neck, My Back” ironically with friends, this is one song that you’ll never want your parents to learn about. Ever.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

“Red Light Special” (1995)

“You Oughta Know” (1995)
Alanis Morissette

“Too Close” (1997)

“What’s Your Fantasy” (2000)
Ludacris feat. Shawwna

“Dirrty” (2002)
Christina Aguilera feat. Redman

#1: “Closer” (1994)
Nine Inch Nails

In 1994, Trent Reznor released this iconic industrial rock sensation, which became a guilty pleasure for people of all ages. That’s right - your Dad or Mom may believe Nine Inch Nails to be something found in the shed, but they also most likely know the famous line of “Closer.” Every human being should make it a life mission to avoid listening to this musical creation with his or her own parents. Otherwise, it will desecrate you and it will complicate you. Avoid this situation at all costs.

So, do you agree with our selections? Who is your favorite song that you shouldn’t listen to with your parents? For more mind-blowing Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to

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