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I've recently realized that certain, very successful songs originally sung by female artists would take on a completely different meaning/feel if sung by a male singer. Some examples (warning, you probably won't like any of these songs, but give the lyrics a chance, and imagine them sung by a guy, some of them are quite hilarious from that perspective):

Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me" (this one's actually pitch shifted to sound like a guy, which illustrates the point well :lol: )
Sung by a teenage girl, nothing seems wrong about it. Sung from the perspective of a guy, it just sounds creepy, like someone should be getting a restraining order :lol:

Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"
Again, sung by a guy, the mind immediately springs to a creepy guy in a trench coat watching someone from the bushes :lol:

"These Boots Were Made For Walking" (I'm posting the Jessica Simpson version because the video isn't half bad when on mute :lol: )
This one sounds almost offensive from the perspective of a guy :lol:

Any others?

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That kind of is an interesting ideas, but I'd be terrified of other people not in on the joke hearing it. :lol:

Joplin's "Down on Me" is probably only marginally more suggestive sung by a guy than a girl, but, well... :lol:

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This would almost be a fun recording project for the forum, everyone pick an innocent sounding song and make it sound as creepy as possible :lol:
Well, JJ would obviously win that battle. :lol:

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how bout that fucking song "My milkshake brings all the boys the yard etc"

yeah, now / thread lol
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