Male, female, non-gender specific, who doesn’t enjoy some masturbation? It’s actually so popular that many, many, many musicians and songwriters have written and performed songs about this touchy-feely subject. This is just a short list!
Our playlist of 10 songs about masturbating
Nothing to be ashamed of and definitely no judgement here. Enjoy having a listen to this playlist of fun, catchy and famous songs about masturbation from over the years. They might even inspire you to get up and dance…or please yourself. 🙂
1. The Divinyls ‘I Touch Myself’
“I love myself….I search myself….I forget myself….I don’t want anybody else, when I think about you, I touch myself….ooooh ooooh ooooh ahhhhh”.
The Aussie rock duet featuring the powerful vocals of the voluptuous Chrissy Amphlett and the twangy guitar hooks of Mark McEntee, left nothing to the imagination.
2. Blink 182 ‘M+M’s’
“My love life was getting so bland. There are only so many ways I can make love with my hand”.
Again, straight to the sticky point from punk legends Blink 182. Written by Mark Hoppus and from Blink’s 1994 debut studio album, Cheshire Cat.
3. Elvis Costello ‘Pump It Up’
“She’s been a bad girl. She’s like a chemical. Though you try to stop it, she’s like a narcotic. You wanna torture her. You wanna talk to her. All the things you bought for her, putting up your temperature. Pump it up until you can feel it. Pump it up when you don’t really need it”.
Though not as obvious as the first 2 touchy songs, we all know what English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello was pumping up.
4. The Violent Femmes ‘Blister In The Sun’
“Body and beats, I stain my sheets, I don’t even know why. My girlfriend, she’s at the end, she is starting to cry. Let me go on…like I blister in the sun. Let me go on… big hands, I know you’re the one”.
Super catchy masturbation songwriting from alt-rockers The Violent Femmes, with this 1983 classic. We know why those sheets were stained.
5. The Cure ‘Close To Me’
“I’ve waited hours for this…I never thought that tonight could ever be, this close to me….hold my breath…and wait until I shake…but if I had your faith…then I could make it safe and clean…I never thought that tonight could ever be this close to me”.
Robert Smith sure knows his stuff, we always recommend keeping it safe and clean.
Close To Me was a huge hit, peaking at #4 in Ireland, #7 in Australia and #24 in the U.K. It was later remixed and released again, making it to #13 in the U.K. The remix also cracked the billboard top 100 in the U.S. at #97. We guess that masturbation is not as popular in the US, but we find that hard to believe.
6. Green Day ‘Longview’
“Sit around and watch the tube, but nothing’s on…I change the channels for an hour or two…twiddle my thumbs just for a bit…I’m sick of all the same old shit…in a house with unlocked doors…and I’m fucking lazy…bite my lip and close my eyes…take me away to paradise…I’m so damn bored I’m going blind…when masturbation’s lost its fun…you’re fucking lonely”.
We hope Billy Joe Armstrong didn’t hurt himself whacking off to this punk rock hit from his band Green Day. Sounds like he overdid it a little. Glad the first few rounds took him to paradise though.
7. Billy Idol ‘Dancing With Myself’
“When there’s no-one else in sight…in the crowded lonely night…well I wait so long…for my love vibration…and I’m dancing with myself”.
Billy Idol gives an amusing name to masturbating in this song, from his 1981 EP – Don’t Stop.
8. The Who ‘Pictures Of Lily’
“I got so sick of having sleepless nights…I went and told my dad…he said “son now here’s some little something”…and stuck them on my wall…and now my nights seem quite so lonely…in fact I, I don’t feel bad at all…Pictures of Lily…Made my life so wonderful…Helped me sleep at night…Pictures of Lily…Solved my childhood problem…Helped me feel alright…Lily, Oh Lily”.
This 1967 song written by guitarist Pete Townshend from rock legends The Who, doesn’t mention masturbation directly. It still got our minds wandering.
As up close and personal as these lyrics might seem, there is a couple of different views on the meaning and origin of the song about Lily.
9. Tori Amos ‘Icicle’
“And when my hand touches myself…I can finally rest my head…And when they say take of his body…I think I’ll take from mine instead…getting off…getting off…while they’re all downstairs…singing prayers”.
We’re glad Tori has her priorities straight. Not that there’s anything boring about singing prayers, but upstairs sounds more thrilling.
There’s some deeply touching lyrics here from American songstress and multi-instrumentalist, Tori Amos.
Tori penned this song for her album ‘Under The Pink’. Hmmm……wonder what that was about? Sounds interesting anyway. Actually…what was the Icicle? Maybe one of these glass pleasure providers.
10. The Vapors ‘Turning Japanese’
“I’ve got your picture of me and you…I sit there staring and there’s nothing else to do…I often kiss you when there’s no one else around…I’ve got your picture…I’d like a million of you all round my cell…I want a doctor to take your picture…so I can look at you from inside as well…you’ve got me turning up and turning down…and turning in and turning ’round”.
Vapors Lead singer Dave Fenton said the song is about lost love, with “clichés about angst and youth and turning into something you didn’t expect to”. Which doesn’t explain the unique Japanese laden chorus, oriental style riff and song title.
Other sources say the song refers to the oriental facial expression some people get when reaching climax during masturbation. We prefer this interpretation of the song.
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