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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: John Parr - 'Naughty Naughty'

"I put my hand on your stocking, I was movin' nice and slow
Let my fingers do the walking, and there ain't far to go
Don't tell me "I don't wanna be a girl like that"
Do you wanna see a grown man cry?
You don't wanna be a girl like that
Baby this could be the first time (this could be the first time)"

My mom was always super touchy about music when I was growing up. Her strict religious beliefs made her seem to go out of the way to find something wrong with just about everything. I mean, everything. By the time 1984 rolled around I had a small boombox but taking it away was her favorite type of punishment for me. One step out of line and I'd lose it. Thankfully, I knew where she hid it and so whenever she left the house my ear would be planted to a speaker.

Needless to say, I really did go out of my way to hide certain artists or songs from her. Madonna with all of her crosses and sex pedaling was a certain no-no. Songs with questionable lyrics were another red flag for me because I knew mom would be listening.  When John Parr first dropped "Naughty Naughty" I absolutely loved it. Loved the music but I also knew that the lyrics (for 1984) were way too raunchy for my mom to hear. 

No joke. Listen to them.

Now, 30+ years later I'll tell you for a fact that "Naughty Naughty" is one of the songs best heard as loud as you can crank it. I think the ballsy lyrics and the driving rhythm matches pretty perfectly, don't you? Check it out below!

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