Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jailbait jamboree

Jailbait jamboree: Creepy countdown of the top ten ‘inappropriate’ songs that were somehow hits   

Link via Neatorama.

8 comments:

Deb said...

IMHO, neither "Aqualung" or "Little Girls" should be on that list. "Aqualung" is about a clearly mentally-ill individual who sits on a park bench looking at little (not teenage " jailbait", but like six years old) girls. The song doesn't make that seem sexy or racy. And "Little Girls" (written by Danny Elfman, aka Deb's Secret Husband #10), is obviously written as a character who loves little girls because they don't stress him out by demanding "adult" emotions like thoughtfulness, consideration, and fidelity. Also, I think the girl in "Into the Night" is 15 not 16, but perhaps Benny Mardones has changed the lyric to make the song a little more acceptable (eeuuww!)

On the other hand, the last half of that article, where the writer discusses the reasons why songs like this are no longer acceptable, is very interesting.

Unknown said...

I thought the last half was interesting, too, Deb. And we'll certainly have to give Elfman a pass, considering his matrimonial connection.

Deb said...

I just looked it up--the girl in "Into the Night" is 16 years old. Not that an additional year makes the song any less creepy....

Jeff Meyerson said...

"Fifteen may get you 20, but that's all right,
'Cause they'll be rocking and a-rolling
on a Livingston Saturday Night."

J. Buffett


Jeff

Unknown said...

Should definitely be on the list.

Cap'n Bob said...

Elfman is another Scientology asshat.

Deb said...

Nooooool! Don't tell me that! I'll have to secretly divorce him now.

Max Allan Collins said...

Okay, this is b.s. If this smug, politically correct new generation wants to condemn or cleanse all the rock 'n' roll of the '60s and '70s, we might as well wipe all the tapes now. Most of the songs of this nature are written about older teenage boys being hit on by younger teenage girls ("Little Sister," "Younger Girl"). The Puckett song, one of a cycle about females, is about an underage girl who pretends not to be, and who is turned away by the guy when he finds out.

This prissy superior attitude, from young people in particular, is a sure sign that rock 'n' roll is dead, because they surely can't appreciate it.