The Single Entendre: 'Peacock'

From Wikipedia... "A double entendre is a figure of speech in which a spoken phrase is devised to be understood in either of two ways. Often the first meaning is straightforward, while the second meaning is less so: often risqué, inappropriate, or ironic."

Double entendres have a long history in pop music. Pretty much anything can sound dirty if delivered correctly. Katy Perry's new single uses shocking single entendre. The song is called "Peacock." It is not about a bird. It goes: "Word on the street / You have something to show me / Come on baby let me see / What you're hiding underneath / Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock? / I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock / Your peacock, cock, cock." Notice how when Katy said cock, you thought of a penis. Thats what she wanted. Pretty simple. No inuendo required.

"Peacock" it is not the only pop song entendre that is more single than double, meaning that 95% of the population gets the dirty and sexual aspect of it, and it doesn't require a dirty mind or sex smarts to understand it. Recent examples of the single entendre include:
  • Britney Spears' "If You Seek Amy"
  • Lady Gaga's "LoveGame"
  • Flo Rida's "Right Round"
  • Katy Perry's "Peacock"
See the 'Peacock' video below:


hun*ter said...

Call it the curse of Max Martin. He needs to retire.

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