That may be but when we asked some of these young'uns why the need for obscenity, not necessarily profanity, they gave the time old answer of "It's the times." The discussion didn't go much further about that but a corollary came up; suggestive music.
It was generally agreed upon that today's music was anything but suggestive. Rather it is explicit. We decided to try to name (sexually) suggestive songs but not the overtly obscene of rap. It was difficult for us oldsters to come up with any of today's songs and we were surprised to find the youthful group also had similar trouble with "their music."
So we started listing some of the songs we grew up with that we thought were sexually suggestive without using obscenities or profanity.
Here's the challenge. Can you suggest songs from the past, not rap, that are in your opinion sexually suggestive?
Here's a list of some we ancients came up with.
Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band
Lollipop - Chordettes
My ding-a-ling – Chuck Berry
Physical - ONJ
Yummy yummy yummy I got love in my tummy – 1910 Fruitgum Company
Secret Lovers – Atlantic Star
Stay a While – The Bells
This Night Won’t Last Forever – Bill Labounty
The Time of My Life – Medley and Warnes
Make It With You – Bread
Do That To Me One More Time – Captain & Tennille
Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King
Behind Closed Doors – Charlie Rich
Back Door Man – The Doors
Touch Me – The Doors
I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
All the Way – Frank Sinatra
Lady Will Power – Gary Puckett
Young Girl – Gary Puckett
Don’t Pull Your Love – Hamilton, Joe, Frank & Reynolds
Somebody to Love – Jefferson Airplane
Lola – The Kinks
Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
Lightning Strikes – Lou Christie
Fever – Peggy Lee
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Longfellow Serenade – Neil Diamond
Don’t Forbid Me – Pat Boone
Slow Hand – Pointer Sisters
Fire – pointer Sisters
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – The Shirelles
Help Yourself – Tom Jones
And maybe the most suggestive of our generation;
Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus - Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
Think of any others, especially those of you who grew up in the 80s and 90s?