That Will Ruin
By Jerica Chingcuangco
It’s the nineties and you’re sitting in your family van, singing along innocently to the latest hit. Fast forward twenty or so years later, an old favorite comes up on a radio station’s rewind segment or pops up on your Spotify/YouTube suggested items. You get to hear the lyrics again and you realize—ito pala lyrics nun?
2 Become 1 (1996) – Spice Girls
Let’s start off with this one since a quick look at the title after removing the lenses of childhood makes the song content obvious. But hey, more than that, it’s actually a song that advocates safe sex. Awesome, Spice Girls.
Lyrics: Be a little bit wiser baby, put it on, put it on / ‘Cause tonight is the night when two become one
Too Close (1997) – NEXT
This song was a huge R&B hit when it was released. In 2001, it was covered by Blue for their All Rise album. Heh.
Lyrics: Step back, you’re dancing kind of close / I feel a little poke coming through, on you
Now girl I know you felt it / But boo, you know I can’t help it / You know what I wanna do
Semi-Charmed Life (1997) – Third Eye Blind
The speed of the verses make the lyrics hard to follow, so most people only know the chorus—and let’s be real here, we sing this for the doot-doot-doo-doot-doot-doos. But surprise! This song is not only sexual, it’s about addiction to crystal meth. That’s right, it’s about drugs. My gahd.
Lyrics: She comes round and she goes down on me / And I make her smile
Doing crystal meth / will lift you up until you break / Those little red panties / They pass the test / Slide up around the belly / Face down on the mattress
Genie in a Bottle (1997) – Christina Aguillera
Lyrics: Hormones racing at the speed of light / But that don’t mean it’s gotta be tonight / Baby, baby, baby (Baby baby baby)
Ooh, my body’s sayin’ let’s go / Ooh, but my heart is sayin’ no (but my heart is sayin’ no)
If you wanna be with me / Baby there’s a price to pay /I’m a genie in a bottle (I’m a genie in a bottle) / You gotta rub me the right way