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10 Songs Our Parents Definitely Shouldn't Have Let Us Listen To When We Were Kids

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Raising kids is often something of a weird venture. It's surprising what your kids will learn from you and your habits as they grow, and it's often totally possible for them to learn and respond to things that you would have never even thought of.

This doesn't just apply to personal habits either. When we were little kids, pretty much the only music we listened to was whatever our parents liked (often against our wishes), and sometimes I think they really didn't think things through with their song selection. In the case of these 10 songs, we're preeeeeeeetty sure we shouldn't have been allowed to listen to these.

Lamb Chop - "The Song That Never Ends"

Okay, this is kind of cheating because unlike the rest of the songs on this list, this one is actually intended for children, and children legit love it. HOWEVER, our parents definitely shouldn't have let us listen to this one either by watching Lamb Chop's Play-Along or by buying the cassette of it, because we learned it VERY quickly, and long family car rides were never the same.

Bob Marley - "Jamming"

Chances are if you've ever been to college, you've seen a Bob Marley poster up on a dorm room wall. It was usually the dorm room of the white guy who had deadlocks and had lots of people coming by his room with money when the RA wasn't around. For some reason though, parents have no problem at all playing Marley's greatest hits around their kids, leaving us to retroactively wonder why we didn't all become stoners (because we totally didn't, officer).

The Clash - "Rock The Casbah"

Okay, our folks get a few strikes for this one. First of all, The Clash were some of the biggest names in rebellious, anti-establishment punk rock, and the last thing you need to be giving kids is even more of an excuse to become rebellious little punks (they're really good at doing that anyway). Second, you all know what rocking the casbah is right? ...Sex. It's a song about sex.

Billy Ray Cyrus - "Achey Breaky Heart"

While most of the other entries on this list are there because of subject matter that kids should probably not be exposed to, this one makes it on here because the very act of listening to this song should be considered cruelty to children. If Billy Ray's hilariously awful mullet wasn't enough to turn you off the song, then the sheer cheesy awfulness of the song itself should have done it.

The song choices just get weirder from here...

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