She was too young to fall in love... I was too young to know'
October 29, 2005 1:33 PM Subscribe
Creepiest / most double - entendre laden Rock n' Roll era love songs? I've been listening to a lot of XM radio lately, and it's re-ignited my love for 50's and early 60's pop, especially the significant minority of songs that are hauntingly creepy or surprisingly explicit...
posted by crabintheocean to society & culture (35 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
...songs that came out of the same mass-produced pop mill as all the rest, but somehow got a little something extra. Like 'Blue Velvet', 'Runaround Sue', 'Seventeen' and 'Baby Talk'. I'm also trying to demonstrate to my wife the kind of David Lynch-esque horror that I see behind the bounciness innocence of some of that music. Ok maybe I'm going too far now... but what songs from that era raise your eyebrows, make you go 'WTF!', or are just jaw-droppingly beautiful?
Bonus point if you can help me find a song from that era or a little earlier (Harlem?) which is all about 'Jailbait' and contains lines like '15, 16, 17... Jailbait'. It ends with the protagonist pleading before a judge and saying that he's going to 'find me a girl about 42'!