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30 sexist popular songs that are not rap (Part 1)

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You know it, rap is supposed to be the most sexist music ever created. Really? Then, explain to us why Georges Brassens, Metallica and Robin Thicke call women “bitches” or Guns N’ Roses, Johnny Cash and Johnny Hallyday sing about femicides in peace and quiet… It must be a matter of point of view. Besides, these men are artists, creators and distanced narrators who use off-beat humor.

Joking aside, here are 30 sexist songs that are not rap and made an impact on the history of French and international popular music without offending anyone. Worse, these gentlemen are showcased as timeless icons and spearheads of our cultural heritage. Not ours anyhow…

  • George Brassens – Concurrence déloyale
  • Julien Clerc – Mélissa
  • Michel Delpech – Les groupies
  • Michel Sardou – Les villes de grande solitude
  • Georges Moustaki – Le métèque
  • Serge Gainsbourg – Je pense queue
  • Renaud – Adieu minette
  • Johnny Hallyday – Requiem pour un fou
  • BB Brunes – Dis-moi
  • The Beatles – Run For Your Life
  • The Rolling Stones – Under My Thumb
  • Bob Dylan – Just Like A Woman
  • Johnny Cash – Cocaine Blues
  • Tom Jones – Delilah
  • Rod Stewart – Tonight’s the Night
  • Bruce Springsteen – Fire
  • Frank Zappa – Jewish Princess
  • Depeche Mode – The Dead of the Night
  • Pink Floyd – Don’t Leave Me Now
  • The Misfits – Attitude
  • AC/DC – Ain’t No Fun
  • Black Sabbath – Digital Bitch
  • Guns N’ Roses – Used to Love Her
  • KISS – Makin Love
  • Korn – K@0%!
  • Metallica – Ain’t My Bitch
  • System Of A Down – Sugar
  • Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
  • Maroon 5 – Animals
  • Bruno Mars – Runaway Baby

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