The Top 10 Strip Club Songs of All Time
5. "Candy Shop" (50 Cent)
It’s unclear what 50 Cent means when he insinuates that he’s going to forcibly take a girl to the candy shop and show her what he’s got, but the timeless romanticism of the lyrics seem to have found a home in neighborhood peepshow booths. Though Fiddy’s music is also popular at women’s right rallies and youth lacrosse games, it seems like the sleek platform stage of the strip club has embraced him more than most.
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4. "Girls, Girls, Girls" (Mötley Crüe)
The only song on the list which actually references several strip clubs in its lyrics, “Girls, Girls, Girls” has become somewhat of a career validation for the goatee-clad strip club owners of California who occasionally question their social worth. The video for this cleverly named tune was originally banned from MTV due to its sexual content, but eventually found refuge at Karaoke bars and top-half-only erotic bars throughout the country.
3. "Cherry Pie" (Warrant)
This catchy hair band tune loosely written as a celebratory ballad of female genitalia boasted a near pornographic video that helped make acting like a whore while sprawled across the back seat of a '57 Chevy popular amongst teenage girls.
In strip clubs, the song is one of the catchier offerings in the jukebox arsenal thanks to its unique beat and easy-to-follow sexual references. (Any truck driver with a mild methamphetamine addiction and small pleasure hole cut out of the pocket of his Wal-Mart jeans can understand the hidden message of the lyrics “So I mixed up the batter and she licked the beater.”)
2. "Closer" (Nine Inch Nails)
It’s tough to imagine that one of the most innovative industrial artists in music history intended to have his sexual masterpiece be the cornerstone jam of Joe’s “Bring Your Own Quiet Shame” adult establishment, but boy did Trent Reznor hit a sexually deviant home run with this one.
While upbeat songs like “Pour Some Sugar on Me” are perfect for bachelor parties and NBA road trips, “Closer’s” subtle melody and gothic undertones cater more to the everyday strip club attendees. For those, “look, it’s 3:15 p.m. on a Tuesday, so let’s not get fancy" crowd, there's nothing better. For "nobody’s proud to be here so let’s just throw on something mildly depressing so I can pay to look some teenage runaways” situations, “Closer” is a go-to track.
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1. "Pour Some Sugar on Me" (Def Leppard)
Any song featuring the phrase “You gotta squeeze a little, squeeze a little, Tease a little more” in the first minute is clearly destined for strip club immortality. Since being released nearly 25 years ago, this pervert-approved rock gem has been the soundtrack to premature ejaculation and a great resource for freshman sociology majors working their way through college.