There’s a slight theme that many of these rock songs share. Perhaps it’s because the senses we use when we eat are the same as those we use when engaged in more intimate activities. Go figure.
1. Adam’s Apple by Aerosmith
This rock song is Aerosmith’s version of the Adam and Eve story from the Bible in Genesis 3. The lyrics add a dose of sexuality with the lusty temptation, saying that sex is something natural and has been around forever.
2. Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground
Rumor has it that the song, or at least its title, is inspired by true events. One day, after lead singer John Wozniak had sex with his then girlfriend in her dorm room, her roommate walked in and proclaimed, “It smells like sex and candy in here!”
3. The Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin
Very simply put, this bluesy rock tune from Zeppelin II (1969) is about sex.
4. Ice Cream Man by Van Halen
Recently guest starring on The Tonight Show, Van Halen has once again reunited for their 2015 tour. Ice Cream Man is from their self-titled, 1978 debut album. While the song starts low-key, it eventually kicks it up in a big way. If the sexual innuendo at hand is not clear by the first line of the song, it definitely becomes clear later on.
5. Pork & Beans by Weezer
This song was inspired by a record-company meeting, where Weezer was scolded for not making songs that had enough “commercial” potential. Lead singer Rivers Cuomo emerged from the meeting angry, but was inspired to write another song.
Many YouTube “stars” can be found in the music video, such as Chris Crocker, The Chocolate Rain Guy, The “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” Banana, and the Star Wars kid. It is an outlier on this list because it has little to do with sex.
6. Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones
7. Sixteen Saltines by Jack White
A single from his first solo album, Blunderbuss, this song title is rumored to be inspired by White’s daughter asking for a snack of sixteen crackers. As for the rest of the lyrics, there are themes of awkward young love and complicated relationships. Thanks Jack, I think we can all relate.