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20 Cheesiest Lyrics of All Time

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Mr. Cheese (Nick Ortman) is a Graduate of Columbia University's MFA program. He's a drummer and frequently writes about the music industry.

These cheesy lyrics are not lactose free. They'll make your stomach hurt... in a good way.

These cheesy lyrics are not lactose free. They'll make your stomach hurt... in a good way.

In all honesty, I actually like most of these songs... I even like how ridiculous many of these lyrics are. That said, there comes a time when you hit your thirties and have to admit just how cheesy so many of your favorite songs are. I admit, I just can't stop consuming this cheese! Check out the songs below and see if your favorite cheesy lyrics made the list!

Songs With Some Cheesy Lyrics

  1. The Killers—"Human"
  2. Kiss—"Burn Bitch Burn"
  3. New Order—"Slow Jam"
  4. Extreme—"Naked"
  5. Black Eyed Peas—"Boom Boom Pow"
  6. Razorlight—"Somewhere Else"
  7. Justin Bieber—"Boyfriend"
  8. Christina Aguilera—"Genie in a Bottle"
  9. Poison—"Unskinny Bop"
  10. Kid Rock—"American Badass"
  11. Dr. Dre—"Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang"
  12. Kanye West—"Gettin' It In"
  13. LFO—"Summer Girls"
  14. ZZ Top—“Sleeping Bag”
  15. Def Leppard—“Pour Some Sugar On Me”
  16. Pitbull—"Give Me Everything"
  17. Queen—"Don't Stop Me Now"
  18. Queen—"Fat Bottomed Girls"
  19. Spandau Ballet—“True”
  20. Europe—“The Final Countdown”

1. The Killers—"Human"

Cheesiest Lyric:

“I’m down on my knees, searching for the answer… Are we human or are we dancer?”

Song Facts:

  • "Human" was written by and produced by the band members and co-produced by Stuart Price.
  • It was released as the first single from their third studio album Day & Age (2008).
  • "Human" has received generally positive feedback from music critics, praising the composition.
  • It became the third song by the band to enter the top five of the UK Singles Chart.
  • It was their first top-10 hit in the Netherlands (peaking at number two).

2. Kiss—"Burn Bitch Burn"

Cheesiest Lyric:

“Oh babe, I wanna put my log in your fireplace.”

Song Facts:

  • This song comes from Kiss's album Animalize
  • It was released in 1984.
  • This is one heck of a campy rock song!

3. New Order—"Slow Jam"

Cheesiest Lyric:

“The sea was very rough, it made me feel sick. But I like that kind of stuff, it beats arithmetic.”

Song Facts:

  • "Slow Jam" is from the album Get Ready.
  • It is the seventh studio album by English rock band New Order.
  • The song was released in August 2001 in the United Kingdom.
  • It was released by Reprise Records.
  • It was the band's first studio album in eight years, following 1993's Republic, and was their last to feature their classic lineup.

4. Extreme—"Naked"

Cheesiest Lyric:

“I’ll show you I’m every inch the man – measure all that you think you can.”

Song Facts:

  • This song is from the album Waiting for the Punchline.
  • It was released in 1995.
  • It's considered a "hard rock" song.

5. Black Eyed Peas—"Boom Boom Pow"

Cheesiest Lyric:

“I’m so 3008, you’re so 2000 and late.”

Song Facts:

  • It was released as the lead single from their fifth studio album, The E.N.D.
  • "Boom Boom Pow" topped the Billboard Hot 100, making it the group's first U.S. number one single.
  • It was the second longest-running single to stay atop the Hot 100 in 2009.
  • It also topped the Australian, Canadian, and UK singles charts as well as reaching the top 10 in more than 20 countries.

6. Razorlight—"Somewhere Else"

Cheesiest Lyric:

"And I met a girl
She asked me my name
I told her what it was"

Song Facts:

  • It was featured as a bonus track on the 2005 re-release of their debut album Up All Night.
  • It was their first new material following that album and became their biggest hit to date in the United Kingdom.
  • It debuted at number two in the UK Singles Chart, only to be bettered by "America," which later charted at number one in October 2006.

7. Justin Bieber—"Boyfriend"

Cheesiest Lyric:

“Swag, swag, swag on you. Chillin’ by the fire while we eatin’ fondue."

Song Facts:

  • It's from his third studio album Believe.
  • A snippet of "Boyfriend" was previewed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on March 1, 2012, Bieber's 18th birthday.
  • The song was released on March 26, 2012.

8. Christina Aguilera—"Genie in a Bottle"

Cheesiest Lyric:

“If you want to be with me, baby/There's a price to pay/I'm a genie in a bottle/You gotta rub me the right way"

Song Facts:

  • The song is from her self-titled debut album, which was released in 1999.
  • It was written by Pam Sheyne, Steve Kipner, and David Frank.
  • It was produced by Kipner and Frank.
  • The song was released in Australia on June 1, 1999, by RCA Records as the album's lead single.

9. Poison—"Unskinny Bop"

Cheesiest Lyric:

“Like gasoline you wanna pump me/And then leave me when you get your fill, yeah."

Song Facts:

  • It was released as the first single from their 1990 Flesh & Blood album.
  • The song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100, number five on the Mainstream rock charts, number 15 in the UK, and number seven on the Australian charts.
  • The music video for the song features Bret Michaels dancing with a couple of animated neon cowgirls.

10. Kid Rock—"American Badass"

Cheesiest Lyric:

“And I'm back with the beaver hats/And Ben Davis slacks/Thirty pack of Stroh's/Thirty pack of ho's/No Rogaine, and the propane flows"

Song Facts:

  • "American Bad Ass" was released on Rock's 2000 album The History of Rock.
  • "American Bad Ass" uses the instrumental structure of Metallica's "Sad but True."

11. Dr. Dre—"Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang"

Cheesiest Lyric:

"Never let me slip, cause if I slip, then I'm slippin."

Song Facts:

  • The song features Dre's fellow American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg.
  • It appears on Dre's debut solo album, The Chronic.
  • It was released in 1992.
  • "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang," reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 20, 1993.

12. Kanye West—"Gettin' It In"

Cheesiest Lyric:

"Don't try to treat me like I ain't famous
My apologies, are you into astrology
Cause I'm, I'm tryin to make it to Uranus"

Song Facts:

  • The song appears on the album Kiss of Death.
  • It was released in 2004.

13. LFO—"Summer Girls"

Cheesiest Lyric:

"When you take a sip you buzz like a hornet
Billy Shakespeare wrote a whole bunch of sonnets."

Song Facts:

  • The track appears on the LFO album LFO.
  • It was released in 1999.

14. ZZ Top—“Sleeping Bag”

Cheesiest Lyric:

“Let’s go out to Egypt ’cause it’s in the plan,
Sleep beside the pharoahs in the shifting sand.
We’ll look at some pyramids and check out some heads.
Oh, we’ll whip out our mattress ’cause there ain’t no beds.”

Song Facts:

  • "Sleeping Bag" is a song performed by the band ZZ Top from their 1985 album Afterburner.
  • The song was released as a single in 1985 and became their most successful single.
  • It reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

15. Def Leppard—“Pour Some Sugar On Me”

Cheesiest Lyric:

“Love is like a bomb, baby, c’mon get it on
Livin’ like a lover with a radar phone
Lookin’ like a tramp, like a video vamp
Demolition woman, can I be your man?”

Song Facts:

  • "Pour Some Sugar on Me" is a song by the English rock band Def Leppard from their 1987 album Hysteria.
  • It reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 on July 23, 1988.
  • "Pour Some Sugar on Me" is considered the band's signature song.
  • It was ranked number two on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 80s" in 2006.

16. Pitbull—"Give Me Everything"

Cheesiest Lyric:

“Me not working hard?/Yeah, right, picture that with a Kodak/Or better yet, go to Times Square/Take a picture of me with a Kodak.”

Song Facts:

  • "Give Me Everything" is a song written and performed by American singer/rapper Pitbull, American R&B singer Ne-Yo, and Dutch DJ Afrojack.
  • It featured additional vocals from American singer Nayer.
  • The song was produced by Afrojack.
  • It was released on March 18, 2011.
  • Rolling Stone described the song as a "club-pop cut with a plaintive Ne-Yo chorus."

17. Queen—"Don't Stop Me Now"

Cheesiest Lyric:

“I'm burning through the sky
200 degrees
That's why they call me Mr. Fahrenheit
I'm traveling at the speed of light"

Song Facts:

  • "Don't Stop Me Now" is a song by the British rock band Queen from their 1978 album Jazz.
  • It was released as a single in 1979.
  • It was written by lead singer Freddie Mercury, and recorded in August 1978 at Super Bear Studios in Berre-les-Alpes, France.

18. Queen—"Fat Bottomed Girls"

Cheesiest Lyric:

“But I knew life before I left my nursery
Left alone with big fat Fanny
She was such a naughty nanny
Heap big woman you made a bad boy out of me!"

Song Facts:

  • "Fat Bottomed Girls" is a song by the British rock band Queen.
  • It was written by guitarist Brian May.
  • The track is featured on their 1978 album Jazz.
  • The song reached number 11 in the UK Singles Chart and number 24 in the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

19. Spandau Ballet—“True”

Cheesiest Lyric:

“Take your seaside arms and write the next line/Oh, I want the truth to be known”

Song Facts:

  • It was released on April 15, 1983 as the third single from their third studio album of the same name.
  • The song was written by band member Gary Kemp.
  • The song was a worldwide hit, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart on April 30, 1983 (staying there for four weeks).
  • It was the sixth-biggest-selling single of the year.

20. Europe—“The Final Countdown”

Cheesiest Lyric:

“We’re heading for Venus and still we stand tall/ ‘Cause maybe they’ve seen us and welcome us all”

Song Facts:

  • "The Final Countdown" is a song by Swedish rock band Europe, released in 1986.
  • It was written by Joey Tempest.
  • It was based on a keyboard riff he made in the early 1980s, with lyrics inspired by David Bowie's "Space Oddity".
  • The song reached number one in 25 countries, including the United Kingdom.
  • It was certified gold in the UK in 1986.
  • In the United States, the song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 18 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart.