Cee-Lo Green turned the phrase “f*** you” into a cheerful, empowering declaration with his awesomely unapologetic ode to ending relationships in the clearest possible terms. But he’s not the first person to throw the F-word into a pop song to fabulous effect. Our 10 favorite F-bomb-dropping songs, in which the word is applied in a surprising variety of contexts, await you below. WARNING: This R-rated playlist is totally NSFW, unless you intend on quitting your job in a blaze of glory, fed-up flight attendant-style.
“Fuck You” — Lily Allen
Lily makes this angry sentiment seem downright charming.
“Fuckoff Is Not The Only Thing You Have To Show” — CSS
Apparently “fuckoff” is now considered one word.
“Fuck the Pain Away” — Peaches
Peaches using the F-word in this song is nowhere near as outlandish as the accompanying video.
“I Wanna Fuck You” — Akon
The title of this song, along with its NSFW chorus, was changed to “I Want To Love You” for the radio. Not quite the same thing, though, is it?
“Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back)” — Eamon
This R&B ballad sounds like it could be all about love… until you actually listen to the venomous insults Eamon is dishing out to an ex-lover. Sidenote: what the heck happened to Eamon? Make another awesome song like this, buddy!
“If You Seek Amy” — Britney
We all know what this inconspicuous song title really means. Sound it out, folks!
“Fuck Me Pumps” — Amy Winehouse
We miss Amy’s fuck-me pumps, especially when the alternative is her dirt-ridden, overused ballet flats.
“Star Star” aka “Starfucker” — Rolling Stones
This track was originally titled “Starfucker” until Atlantic Records forced them to change it to something less offensive. Still, the F-bomb chorus remains in tact, and everybody knows this track as “Starfucker” anyway.
“Sexy M.F.” — Prince
We all know what the “F” means in this sexy Prince track.
“Fuck Her Gently” — Tenacious D
Quite possibly the most romantic (and funniest) song ever written with “fuck” in the title.
Did we miss any? Throw your favorite F-word tracks in the comments while we wash our mouths out with soap.