Pony – Ginuwine
We thought this joint was about a literal pony. No wonder mom kept changing the station when this song came on in the car. We didn’t need to be thinking about riding nothing!
How Many Licks – Lil’ Kim
Unbeknownst to us at the time Queen Bee wasn’t talking about getting to the center of a tootsie pop.
OPP – Naughty By Nature
I mean the name of the song says it all! Most definitely not for kids.
Thong Song – Sisqo
Any video that fixates on nothing, but women’s backsides is definitely not kid friendly.
Ignition – R. Kelly
There’s something to be said about the fact that R. Kelly used something as wholesome as a car as a metaphor for sex.
Too Close – Next
Blame our parents for playing this song on repeat all the time! Who could resist singing the hook, even though it was totally too grown for us?
Nice and Slow – Usher
He wanted to take *what* nice and slow exactly? We had no idea, but we kept singing along anyways.
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – TLC
In our defense “If I need it in the morning or the middle of the night,” is kind of an ambiguous phrase. Who could’ve known what *it* they were referring to?
Grind On Me Pretty Ricky
Another one of those songs that should have been obvious, but we were too busy staring at Pleasure P to actually listen at the words.
Bump, Bump, Bump – B2K
Something about the video should’ve given us a clue that this song wasn’t exactly pre-teen friendly back then.
Oops! (Oh My) – Tweet
We thought Tweet was just talking about getting ready bath time and bed, but apparently she had something other than sleep on her mind.
Push It- Salt n Pepa
Our parents always use to give us a look when we said “push it real good,” and now we know why.
Last Night – AZ Yet
The lyrics say it all, but I mean who actually read the lyrics back then?
Peaches & Cream- 112
So yeah, this song wasn’t about dessert. Who knew?
Downtown – SWV
Silly kids. We thought they were literally talking about going downtown somewhere–you know like shopping.
Aaliyah – Rock the Boat
Aaliyah’s girl-next-door vibe sure had us fooled. We had no business singing this song.
Red Light Special – TLC
And here we thought this song was about cars and actual red lights!
Take Me Down – Chris Brown
Oh back when CB was young and innocent–well not exactly that innocent, because this song was all kinds of freaky.
SWV – Rain
Our parents were smart to let us believe that this song was about the rain outside. Super smart.
No Diggity -Blackstreet
Truthfully, we barely no the words–the beat is really what kept us listening. But maybe we should’ve listened a little more closely.
Digital Get Down- NSYNC
These guys may have had us fooled, but our parents knew all along that this song was about cyber sex.
Candy Shop – 50 Cent
Thank you 50 Cent for officially ruining candy for us as a child!
Ginuwine – So Anxious
Hey, we didn’t know *why* he was so anxious or what exactly he wanted to meet up at 11:30 for.
Milkshake – Kelis
So she wasn’t exactly talking about America’s favorite cold dessert–much to our pre-teen dismay.
Wannabe – Spice Girls
The ultimate best friends anthem was actually about sharing things with friends none of us could have ever imagined back then.
It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy
We shouldn’t have been singing this, but who could resist Shaggy in that purple silk robe?
Bump n Grind – R Kelly
We didn’t see nothing wroooonnng with singing this song back then, but plenty of adults did.