‘WAP’ Is Not The First Dirty Song To Hit #1
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion made quite the splash with their new song, "WAP." I'm not here to say this song isn't, shall we say, provocative, but it definitely isn't the first risque song to go to the top of the charts.
I will argue that most of these other songs relied more heavily on innuendo, whereas, Cardi and Megan just put it all out there.
Anyway, here is a list of other saucy songs that have gone to #1. Notice this list starts back in the 60s. This isn't new, you guys.
1. "Satisfaction", The Rolling Stones (1965)
2. "My Ding-A-Ling", Chuck Berry (1972)
3. "The Streak", Ray Stevens (1974) (???)
4. "Afternoon Delight", The Starland Vocal Band (1976)
5. "Like a Virgin", Madonna (1984)
6. "Cream", Prince and the New Power Generation (1991)
7. "Baby Got Back", Sir Mix-A-Lot (1992)
8. "Too Close", Next (1998)
9. "Slow Motion", Juvenile Featuring Soulja Slim (2004)
10. "Candy Shop", 50 Cent featuring Olivia (2005)
11. "Laffy Taffy", D4L (2006)
12. "Money Maker", Ludacris featuring Pharrell (2006)
13. "I Wanna Love You", Akon featuring Snoop Dogg (2006)
14. "Lollipop", Lil Wayne featuring Static Major (2008)
15. "Whistle", Flo Rida (2012)
I'd like to point out that most of these songs are by men. Could it possibly be that just because women are rapping about the same things it seems more shocking for some reason? Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are just following in the footsteps of other female rappers/singers that didn't hold back like Lil' Kim, Foxy Brown, Khia, Kelis, and Trina. Oh, and I can't forget Queen Latifah, Mc Lyte, Salt N Pepa (Shoop is my karaoke jam BTW), and En Vogue. Get it, girl!
I will say whoever had to edit "WAP" for the radio version had their work cut out for them.
I made a playlist of all these songs, obviously, listen with headphones. Definitely not safe for work!