Comments:

maryalice - 2004-03-08 08:22:58
Hey I'm the first one! I don't have anything to say except I'd love to rock out to one of your parties and I'm so far out of the loop I have no idea what any of these songs are.
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mychai - 2004-03-08 08:43:52
Jeezus. I am just 26, and I'm already wondering what is happening to our youth. When I was their age, I was jamming out to Milli-Vanilli and "Hammer Time." Oh, and New Kids on the Block. I'm going to be one of *those* dads.
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artgnome - 2004-03-08 08:50:08
Martha Stewart would probably revolutionized the women's prison system as we know it...hah! Along with finding a whole new resource for low income employees. I feel for you, I don't know how you stomach your job with the condition of today's music. It just plain sucks! Musically, lyrically...production wise...need I go on? I think not. Grace on you, friend...
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schmutzie - 2004-03-08 09:06:34
Yoiks! I remember Strokin', and I remember my mother raising her eyebrow over it, and I remember that that is why we liked it so much, but it certainly didn't get so graphic, it just made reference. It makes me scared for if I have kids. Am I going to be the fuddy duddy my mother was? Ouch. Probably.
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Kelly in Huntsville - 2004-03-08 09:18:54
Good night. I can't believe the junk that our kids are listeining to nowadays. My kids aren't "into" music too much, but they do like to listen to country, which might be considered dorky but hey, they aren't being encouraged to get naked. lol...and they like what I have in the CD player. Which conisists of Evanessence, some Christian stuff, and...get this...JOURNEY. Yes, my kids are 80's throwbacks and they're only 10 and 6. hehe
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Amy - 2004-03-08 10:19:08
My mom used to get mad at us for listening to Huey Lewis and the News. Remember "I wanna new drug?" And never forget Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
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Kay R - 2004-03-08 11:17:43
After reading this and everyone's comments I am starting to think that the 80's was very very tame. Of course there was Prince and "Nikki" and The Time (Morris Day)'s "If the kid can't make you come" but those were on the albums and did not play on the radio. You had to listen to that in the privacy of your own bedroom! I remember when my grandma heard me listening to George Michael. I want your sex! No hiding the meaning of THAT one! HEH!
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Hank - 2004-03-08 12:03:06
Most of the sounds that are put out now aren't even music. How many times does someone take a beat that's already known and rap over it? How tough is that? Half the work is done for you already. As for the milkshake song, it's being sung by someone who probably won't be known by the time there in their 40's. How many people still remember and listen to the Backstreet Boys? 98 degrees? NSync? Besides that, just look at WHO (or what type of person) is singing this. Not that I'm saying racial, just look at them and their morals.
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Wendyloo - 2004-03-08 12:07:33
OHHHH! Maybe Prince will sing Nikki when I see him in concert next month. I loved that song and I'm sure my mother hated it.
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Anne - 2004-03-08 12:44:47
UB - as a parent who likes the music you are cringing to, but won't let her kids listen to either... THANK you!
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rizzn - 2004-03-08 13:41:34
There has always been vulgar songs. I just watched Balls of Fire this weekend. He had a couple of vulgar songs. Even us 80s/90s kids had vulgar songs -- 2Live Crew (does anyone remember Me So Horny?), Madonna, or maybe we've forgotten Baby Got Back ("... my anaconda don't want none 'less you got buns hun." sure, technically it's innuendo, but how many other meanings can that have? is your pet anaconda snake you have living in n. america illegally actually not going to be hungry unless it can eat a pastry of some kind?)...
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Nysha - 2004-03-08 14:31:19
Thank you. I hate sounding like my overly religious mother, but when my kids listen to some of the crap they're playing on the radio I cringe & change the station.
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cosmicrayola - 2004-03-08 16:33:24
HAHAHAHA! I am almost spitting my coffee here! All these kids talking about the old days of N'Sync adn Backstreet Boys. Wasn't that just yesterday? Hey, I'm old, but we had our songs too. Anyone remember the words to Louie, Louie? No, I don't mean the real words. I meant the one's thought were real. http://straightdope.com/classics/a1_316 And my mother had a heart attack when she heard Yummy, Yummy, yummy. Now that was the "Old Days"!
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desideroso - 2004-03-08 16:45:48
uh, which song has the lyric about ass explosions? I'm thankful that both my brothers are hardcore punk rockers.
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Kari - 2004-03-08 19:03:18
Thank God my kid is 4 years old, and any Elvis song turns him into a dancin' fool. Serriously. I'm getting him the Elvis 1 disc for his birthday. Wheee!
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Sir Bitch-A-Lot - 2004-03-09 08:55:17
First, I want to say "Very Well Done" to those parents that are actually stopping their children from listening to the "bad" music. I am not a parent, I am a laid back, don't care about much, 21 year old. Secondly, I just want to voice an opinion about music. I feel it is utterly ridiculous that someone(s) would act or be manipulated by song lyrics. Finally, every generation has its “bad” songs that are based on what society is at that particular time. Today is skimpy clothing, pissed off people, sex, drugs and many other things. It is the way things are, no one can change it. Parents are the barrier between their children and such things. PS: I am not sure what I was trying to say in this comment, I was just typing to watch myself type.
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Mocha - 2004-03-09 20:41:52
And to think ....my sister once got beat up and called a trash bag because she danced with an african american guy. To all of you with young kids.... yes they may love country and Elvis now...but just wait a few years. I have a home video of my 3 kids lipsinking to Vince Gill. I realize now that they never heard anything except country back then. So they had to like it. I am so old I don't even know most of the songs you mentioned Uncle Bob. (I'm an antique of 40 ) I did used to sometimes read the lyrics on my kids c.d.s and i drew the like on Marilyn Manson and such, the kids would come home and find that c.d. broken in half. I am the parent. I also destroyed porno I found. LOLLLOLOL I really didn't care if they had it , I just wanted "em to be discreet enough to hide it. Good Luck you guys!
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noddy - 2004-03-10 03:03:59
oOoOoOoOoOoO! x x x
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