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Subject: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: midnite on 04/04/08 at 12:29 am

What is the story behind some disco songs having explicit sexual sounds in them?  Wouldn't this have been extremely taboo for the time?

Donna Summer's "Love To Love You Baby" is as explicit as it comes and Cerrone's "Love In C Minor" has a two-minute sexual interlude.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/04/08 at 12:39 am

'Good to Me' by T.H.P. Orchestra (1979)

Contains the lyric:  "I really like you because you're such a good .. bang! bang!"

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: gibbo on 04/04/08 at 12:42 am

Not certain about disco but Afternoon Delight was generally thought as a bit dirty sounding.....

Rod Stewart's  - Do Ya Tjhink I'm Sexy (and you want my body) .........

Another one....Boom Boom Boom Boom I want You In My Room (let's spend the night together.............)

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Lindee on 04/04/08 at 11:11 am

Push, Push In The Bush. It was pretty racy  ;)  but I don't remember the artist.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/08 at 12:31 pm


What is the story behind some disco songs having explicit sexual sounds in them?  Wouldn't this have been extremely taboo for the time?

Donna Summer's "Love To Love You Baby" is as explicit as it comes and Cerrone's "Love In C Minor" has a two-minute sexual interlude.

Is it true the lights of the studio were switched off during the recording Donna Summer's "Love To Love You Baby"?

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/04/08 at 9:38 pm


Push, Push In The Bush. It was pretty racy  ;)  but I don't remember the artist.


'In the Bush' by Musique

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Henk on 04/05/08 at 2:32 am

If you want it explicit...I suggest:


Barbara Markay - "It's All Rite..."


...doesn't get more explicit than that. ::)

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: mandamoo on 04/05/08 at 4:22 am



Donna Summer's "Love To Love You Baby"



Also "I Feel Love"

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Brigitte on 04/05/08 at 4:40 pm

Rod Stewart's Tonight's the night.
Lyric- Spread your wings and let me come inside.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/05/08 at 9:10 pm


Push, Push In The Bush. It was pretty racy  ;)  but I don't remember the artist.



oh ya..that totally is! ;D

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/05/08 at 9:39 pm

^^Just the title of that one raised my eyebrows^^  :o

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/05/08 at 10:18 pm


^^Just the title of that one raised my eyebrows^^  :o



I keep trying to find all of the lyrics online..but I'm having a difficult time finding them. I'm curious to see the rest of the song lyrics.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/08 at 7:53 am


Push, Push In The Bush. It was pretty racy  ;)  but I don't remember the artist.
Even Push It by Salt-N-Pepa falls into this category.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: midnite on 04/06/08 at 11:11 pm

I can't find the lyrics for In The Bush by Musique either.

Hahaha. I used to love the Salt N Pepa song, but never thought of it as bad.  It was always on the radio.  When you are young, you dont think of songs that way.  The same goes for Afternoon Delight (mentioned early).  I had no idea that the song was about a quickie.  LOL.

I can only imagine what the real meaning of the Bee Gee's "More Than A Woman" means.  Maybe, I don't want to. 


Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/06/08 at 11:13 pm


I can't find the lyrics for In The Bush by Musique either.






isn't that ood though? I mean, it seems like the lyrics are readily available for nearly every song..but I searched and searched..and simply could NOT find these lyrics! ???

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: midnite on 04/06/08 at 11:21 pm

Dude, it's a conspiracy. 

Good point. I will continue to look.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/06/08 at 11:28 pm


Dude, it's a conspiracy.   

Good point. I will continue to look.


karma for your efforts! ;)

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/06/08 at 11:55 pm


I can't find the lyrics for In The Bush by Musique either.


You gotta know where to look ;)

http://www.char-star.com/rb/i/in_the_bush.html


Musique was a guise for an American musician/producer named Patrick Adams.  'In the Bush' (1978) was only a minor hit in America (US #58) but became a Top 20 hit in both the UK and Canada (UK #16 / CAN #7).  Despite a few further club hits, it remained his only charting single in the US Hot 100 and UK Top 75

The follow-up single Keep on Jumpin' reached #90 in Canada

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/07/08 at 9:49 am


You gotta know where to look ;)

http://www.char-star.com/rb/i/in_the_bush.html


Musique was a guise for an American musician/producer named Patrick Adams.  'In the Bush' (1978) was only a minor hit in America (US #58) but became a Top 20 hit in both the UK and Canada (UK #16 / CAN #7).  Despite a few further club hits, it remained his only charting single in the US Hot 100 and UK Top 75

The follow-up single Keep on Jumpin' reached #90 in Canada


karma to you Jason...I seriously looked everywhere for those lyrics! There's not really much to them, huh? It is quite suggestive though. :D

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Brigitte on 04/07/08 at 10:39 am

Ring My Bell - Anita Ward

More, More, More! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJzPYlEUQJs

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: whistledog on 04/07/08 at 11:34 am


karma to you Jason...I seriously looked everywhere for those lyrics! There's not really much to them, huh? It is quite suggestive though. :D


I know all the secrets to Google ;)

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: midnite on 04/07/08 at 10:35 pm

hahaha.  thanks

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Butterball on 04/08/08 at 11:24 am

How about "Pull up to the bumper" by Grace Jones? I believe this was a disco hit.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: midnite on 04/08/08 at 10:45 pm


How about "Pull up to the bumper" by Grace Jones? I believe this was a disco hit.


Good one from 1981.

Pull up to my bumper baby in your long black limosine.  Hmmmm.



Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Entouch on 04/13/08 at 7:17 pm

It was clever in the Disco era how they euphemistically got around the word sex. Remember the song
Hot Shot by Karen Young
    It's getting real hot you know i need it in my shotttttttttt.....

More More More by Andrea True Connection
    More More More how do you like it  how do you like it.....

In the Socket by Shalamar
    When love is right there in the socket.....

In the bush by Mustique
      Enough said

There was also one song I remember during the early 80s(synth/dance)
One more shot by C-Bank
      One more shot cause love it you know that's real when you feel that's its real......... :D
    enough said :D

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Butterball on 04/13/08 at 7:52 pm

"Disco Lady" by Johnnie Taylor..."Move it in, move it out, Shove it in round about, disco lady".

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: midnite on 04/19/08 at 3:32 pm


It seems that in the 70's that artist liked to push the envelope with orgasm songs while artist in the 80's liked to focus on songs about "single love".


Good point.  I agree that, relatively speaking, 80's songs seemed to be less sexual than 70's disco songs. I wonder what caused the change from overtly sexual songs to love songs directed toward a single love interest. 

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/08 at 4:13 pm


It seems that in the 70's that artist liked to push the envelope with orgasm songs while artist in the 80's liked to focus on songs about "single love".
The sounds of orgasm were there for no appropiate lyrics could be found for the songs.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: sweet-lorraine on 04/20/08 at 5:55 pm

JEEPERS! I got grounded for listening to 'too hot to trot'. you folks are way beyond that! I didn't even understand what was wrong with it for another 20 years. he hee ;)

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 04/20/08 at 6:17 pm


Good point.  I agree that, relatively speaking, 80's songs seemed to be less sexual than 70's disco songs. I wonder what caused the change from overtly sexual songs to love songs directed toward a single love interest. 


The AIDS scare of the 80s?  Just a guess.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/20/08 at 8:00 pm


Wow! That actually might be it. Growing up I kept hearing how Aids killed the sexual revolution in the 80's. KP for you.


The Herpes epidemic of the late 70's started the decline - and AIDS which hit quickly on its heels put the nail in the coffin.  People were genuinely scared.

In the case of many 70's songs that seemed risque, a 'double meaning' could make the song okay.  For instance, with Afternoon Delight, you could argue to a naive person (or a child) that its meant something more innocent.  Not that this was always the case, but earlier in the decade, it was demanded, at least for a song to be accepted in the mainstream.  It wasn't until later in the 70's that something overtly sexual which didn't have a 'double meaning' was accepted.  The genre of Disco certainly pushed that limit in major ways.  With Disco, many of the songs that became popular got their start in clubs, which didn't adhere to the norms of the mainstream media.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: ralfy on 04/07/16 at 9:06 pm

"40 years ago, the first song with 'Disco' in the title hit number one"

http://metv.com/stories/40-years-ago-the-first-song-with-disco-in-the-title-hit-number-one

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 3:14 am


"40 years ago, the first song with 'Disco' in the title hit number one"

http://metv.com/stories/40-years-ago-the-first-song-with-disco-in-the-title-hit-number-one

The first song with 'disco' in the title was "Disco Stomp" by Hamilton Bohannon in May 1975, 41 years ago.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 3:47 am


The first song with 'disco' in the title was "Disco Stomp" by Hamilton Bohannon in May 1975, 41 years ago.
Also released at the same time,  "Disco Queen" by Hot Chocolate.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Howard on 04/08/16 at 8:16 am


Also released at the same time,  "Disco Queen" by Hot Chocolate.


Then you also have Disco Inferno.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 8:33 am


Then you also have Disco Inferno.
Disco Inferno by The Trampps was released December 1976, much later than the two above mentioned songs.

Subject: Re: Explicit Disco Songs

Written By: ralfy on 04/14/16 at 4:04 am

I think the article refers to the first song with the word in the title to hit No. 1.

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