Classic Double Entendres in Music: Prince, The Who, Kelis

MilkshakeDouble Entendre: a word or figure of speech devised to contain two meanings, one is direct and the other risque. Bands like AC/DC, Aerosmith, and ZZ Top made a career out of these sexual puns.  Do we really think Def Leppard wanted to pour sugar on us? Bruce craved owning a Pink Cadillac? Lil Wayne’s fans had an overwhelming sugar deficiency and needed his lollilop?  What are some of the music’s best double entendre?   Here are three nominees:


red_corvette4A body like yours
Oughta be in jail
Cause it’s on the verge of being obscene
Move over baby
Gimme the keys
I’m gonna try to tame your little red love machine

You, you, you got to slow down (little red corvette)
You’re movin much too fast (too fast)
You need to find a love that’s gonna last

The_Who_-_Squeeze_BoxMama’s got a squeeze box
She wears on her chest
And when Daddy comes home
He never gets no rest

‘Cause she’s playing all night
And the music’s all right
Mama’s got a squeeze box
Daddy never sleeps at night

She goes, squeeze me, come on and squeeze me
Come on and tease me like you do
I’m so in love with you


My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard
And they’re like, it’s better than yours
Damn right, it’s better than yours
I could teach you but I have to charge

I know you want it
That thing that makes me
What the guys go crazy for
They lose their minds
The way I whine
I think it’s time