Heatwave Mixtape: 13 Songs About Taking Off Clothes


With much of the nation engulfed in a heatwave, we’ve been sweating out the past few days, nursing sunburns, and cursing global warming (even if individual fluctuations in temperature can’t exactly be blamed on it). And, since we’ve always got music on the brain, we’ve settled on the perfect soundtrack for the 92-degrees-in-New-York day. In hopes of distracting you from your heat exhaustion, we present this compilation of songs with lyrics about removing clothing. Since there is a veritable subgenre of hip hop devoted to the subject, we had no shortage of material. And we even included some songs that aren’t by Nelly.

Elvis Costello — “Allison” Key lyrics: “I heard you let that little friend of mine/Take off your party dress”

Prince — “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker” Key lyrics: “My pants were wet, they came off”

Nelly — “Hot in Herre” Key lyrics: Nelly: “It’s gettin’ hot in here/ So take off all your clothes Lady: “I am gettin’ so hot, I wanna take my clothes off”

Bright Eyes — “Loose Leaves” Key lyrics: “So that’s fine, yeah come by, we will take the afternoon off/ We can kiss and undress or if you want just talk”

Morningwood — “Take Off Your Clothes” Key lyrics: “When I see you baby/ I wanna take off your clothes/ Just rip off your clothes”

Clem Snide — “African Friend” Key lyrics: “To be exotic and I did pretend/In the backyard to slowly undress/As you pulled the twigs from my hair/That I put there myself I confess”

Gucci Mane — “Shirt Off” Key lyrics: Uh, the whole song…

Neutral Milk Hotel — “Two-Headed Boy” Key lyrics: “And in the dark we will take off our clothes/ And they’ll be placing fingers through the notches in your spine”

R. Kelly — “Strip for U” Key lyrics: “Tonight I’m gonna pull a switcheroo/ Do you mind if I strip for you?”

Gravy Train!!!! — “Strip 4 Me” Key lyrics: “Strip for me, why don’t you do it too?/ You may think it’s about you but it’s totally me”

The Birthday Party — “Nick the Stripper” Key lyrics: “A fat little insect/He’s in his birthday suit”

Weezer — “Undone (The Sweater Song)” Key lyrics: “If you want to destroy my sweater/Pull this thread as I walk away/Watch me unravel, I’ll soon be naked”

T Pain — “Take Your Shirt Off” Key lyrics: “Take your shirt off, take your shirt off, hey/ Twist it in the air like a motherfucking helicopter, hey”

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