CH005: Parental Advisory—Explicit Content

The Parents Music Resource Center was the "brains" behind the now-familiar Parental Advisory stickers on albums, indicating controversial content. It was supposed to be a warning for parents, but in the end turned out to be a great advertisement for kids looking for the kind of music that would best freak out their parents. In 1985 the PMRC published the Filthy Fifteen, a list of songs they considered the most egregious offenders. In 2019, some of the choices seem almost comical, but here's an entire episode devoted to Tipper & Al Gore, the PMRC, and the Filthy Fifteen (plus some additional tunes they undoubtably would have hated just as much, if not more).

For more on the Filthy Fifteen, check out this excellent video from Earworm.


  1. Body Chemistry by The Drums on Brutalism (Anti-)
  2. Trashed by Black Sabbath on Single (Warner Bros. )
  3. Let Me Put My Love Into You by AC/DC on Back In Black (Atlantic)
  4. Bastard by Mötley Crüe on Shout At The Devil (Elektra)
  5. Dress You Up by Madonna on Like a Virgin (Warner Bros. )
  6. She Bop by Cyndi Lauper on She's So Unusual (Epic)
  7. Girls L.G.B.N.A.F. by Ice T on Single (Warner Bros. )
  8. Darling Nikki by Prince on Purple Rain Deluxe (Expanded Edition 2017) [Explicit] (Warner Bros. )
  9. In My House by Mary Jane Girls on Single ( )
  10. We're Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister on Stay Hungry ( )
  11. Possessed by Venom on Possessed (Neat)
  12. Into The Coven by Merciful Fate on Into The Coven ( )
  13. Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye on Single (CBS)
  14. High N Dry (Saturday Night) by Def Leppard on Single (Mercury)
  15. Eat Me Alive by Judas Priest on Defenders of the Faith (CBS)
  16. Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) by W.A.S.P. on s/t (Snapper Classics)
  17. Strap On 'Robbie Baby' by Vanity on Wild Animal (Motown)
  18. Sugar Walls by Sheena Easton on Single (EMI)
  19. My Neck, My Back by Khia on Single (Dirty Down)
  20. Fuck The Police by N.W.A. on Straight Outta Compton (Ruthless)
  21. Some Things Never Seem To Fucking Work by Solange on True (Terrible)
  22. Sober by Childish Gambino on Kauai (Glassnote)
  23. I Wanna Fuck You Til I'm Dead by YACHT on Single ( )
  24. Closer by Nine Inch Nails on Single (TVT)
  25. Drugs In My Body by Thieves Like Us on Single (Kitsune)
  26. People Are Still Having Sex by Latour on Single (Polydor)