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You’ve heard these songs a million times, you know the words and you sing along; but have you ever actually listened to the lyrics? These songs were written and performed so eloquently that it’s easy to miss even the dirtiest of lyrical messages. See for yourself below with seven of our favorites!

Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams

Me and my baby in sixty-nine, oh
If you did your Bryan Adams research, you would discover that he was only 9 years old the “summer of ’69,” which raises some questions. In fact, he only titled it that because a friend bet him he couldn’t write a hit song with “69” in the title.

Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69

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Walk This Way – Aerosmith

I met a cheerleader, was a real young bleeder/All the times I can reminisce/Ah the best thing lovin’ with her sister and her cousin. 
Steven Tyler wasn’t very discreet when he wrote about taking a cheerleader’s virginity. And then apparently hooked up with her sister and her cousin, too.

Aerosmith - Walk This Way (Audio)

Aerosmith's official audio for 'Walk This Way'. Click to listen to Aerosmith on Spotify: As featured on The Very Best Of Aerosmith.

Can’t Get Enough – Bad Company

Well I take whatever I want/And baby I want you
Questionable intentions there, sounds like things might get rough.

Bad Company - "Cant Get Enough" (Official Music Video)

Watch the official music video for "Cant Get Enough" by Bad Company.

Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel

You Catholic girls start much too late
Billy Joel wrote the song about his high school girlfriend. And if you listen to the lyrics it tells a story about a boy who is trying to manipulate to lose her virginity.

My Sharona – The Knack

Never gonna stop, give it up, such a dirty mind/I always get it up, for the touch of the younger kind
Doug Fieger, lead singer of The Knack admitted he wrote the song about a girl he was chasing after, she was 17, while he was 24. Her name was of course, Sharona.

The Knack - My Sharona live

The Knack - My Sharona live

Every Breath You Take – The Police

Every night you stay I’ll be watching you/Oh can’t you see You belong to me
Sting admits this is song about a stalker.

The Police - Every Breath You Take

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Black Dog – Led Zeppelin

Ah ah child way ya shake that thing/Gon’ make you burn, gon’ make you sting/Hey, hey baby when you walk that way/Watch your honey drip, I can’t keep away
Every single lyric right there is dirty, no need to explain.

Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (Live Video)

Watch this live version of "Black Dog" performed by Led Zeppelin, the greatest rock band of all time! The song's title is a reference to a nameless black labrador retriever that wandered around the Headley Grange studios during recording.

Angie Krueger is a journalist who enjoys eating to Classic Rock music. She also enjoys listening to it.