The 9 Dirtiest Beatles Songs

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No one can dispute that the Beatles made some of the best music in recorded history. However, for a band that made its fame and fortune on songs like "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You," they could indulge in some subtle (and not-so-subtle) innuendos and double entendres. Here are some of the dirtiest songs in the Beatles catalog.

9. "Norwegian Wood" (Rubber Soul)




John Lennon used this song to disguise one of his numerous affairs from his wife, Cynthia. "Norwegian Wood" refers to the cheap furniture (think the 1960s equivalent of Ikea) found in many young women's apartments during that time.

8. "Day Tripper" (Past Masters Vol. 2)




Even the Beatles themselves have told conflicting stories about the inspiration for this song, ranging from weekend vacationers to part-time hippies. In the book Many Years from Now, Paul McCartney admitted that the line "She's a big teaser" was originally written as "She's a prick teaser."

7. "Honey Pie" (The Beatles)




If the title itself wasn't enough of a giveaway, the first line tells the listeners all they need to know ("She was a working girl/North of England Way"). The song revolves around a hooker-turned-actress who moves to America and her British "admirer" who wants her to "please come home."

6. "Lovely Rita" (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)




Although McCartney stands by the story involving an unrequited love affair between a shy office worker and a female traffic officer, some critics believe that the song is about another type of woman who "works the streets." The line "sitting on the sofa with a sister or two" brings to mind a man visiting a brothel and choosing the "lovely Rita" for a few hours' worth of fun.

5. "Come Together" (Abbey Road)




John Lennon originally meant the song to serve as a political protest anthem, but the nonsense lyrics and deep bass led to it turning into a musical dry hump. Listeners can hear Lennon's heavy breathing during the bridge and his (orgasmic?) groan near the end.

4. "Rocky Raccoon" (The Beatles)




In this Western story, McCartney tells of a jilted lover hunting down his ex-girlfriend and her new lover. The girl goes by many different names, possibly in an attempt to disguise her cheating ways. Rocky catches them "in the next room at the hoedown" and gets gunned down by the new man in a duel.

3. "Drive My Car" (Rubber Soul)




The woman in the song, believing that she's "gonna be a star," offers "a better time" to a potential chauffeur, despite the fact that she doesn't even have a car. When she tells him that he can "drive my car," she's obviously looking for a different kind of "ride."

2. "Please Please Me" (Please Please Me)




According to the book A Hard Day's Write, New York-based Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau claimed that the song was about a man pleading with his girlfriend to "please please me" orally, just as he had done for her. However, no substantial evidence has confirmed the rumor that one of the co-writers on the song was named "Heywood Jablowme."

1. "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?" (The Beatles)




During the Beatles trip to India in 1968, Paul McCartney saw two monkeys going at it in a tree. He changed the location from a tree to a road, maybe because sex is so much more comfortable on hot asphalt than on a tree branch.

Do any of these songs light your fire?

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Debate It! 4

not very well researched,
of the top of my head (and i'm sure there's more) two spring to mind

the song 'A day in the life' contains the line "i love to turn you on' which mccartney states in the anthology documentaries was something he and lennon knew they were putting down on record a sexually expressive term that although was in the culture, nobody had put it into music at the time, and would be controversial , and indeed was banned by the bbc when the song was released.

In addition, "I've got a feeling", is full of very obvious orgy innuendos and includes the line "everybody had a wet dream",

surely these two confirmed "dirty songs" should take precedent over some of the spurious coincidences listed above?

Posted By saintlee,

what about girl? where they were going tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit tit

Posted By sookiejappajoope,

A lot of people like the Beatles. I kind of hate them. Am I wrong?

Posted By Timhotep,

TIMHOTEP U R WRONG. beatles are the best BAND and michael jackson is the best SINGER..... and.that.is.a.FACT!

Posted By awesomeness12,

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