Music
Translations of Popular Songs from Slang to Standard English

WARNING: Songs with red devils contain bad words.
"Y'all stuck on Super-8 shit / That low-fi stupid 8 bit / I'm on that HD flat / This beat go boom boom bap"
adult content Black Eyed Peas:
Boom Boom Pow
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Aerosmith - Eminem

Aerosmith
Eat the Rich

Christina Aguilera
Fighter

Akon
Lonely

Ali
Grillz

Tori Amos
A Sorta Fairytale

Joan Baez
Diamonds and Rust

Barenaked Ladies
If I Had A Million Dollars

One Week

The Beach Boys
Fun, fun, fun

Beastie Boys
Ch-check It Out
Triple Trouble

Beyoncé
Check On It
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)

Big and Rich
Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy

The Black Eyed Peas
Boom Boom Pow
Don't Phunk with my Heart
My Humps

Bow Wow
Like You

Ron Browz
red devil Pop Champagne

Mariah Carey
It's Like That

Johnny Cash
A Boy Named Sue

Chamillioniare
Ridin' Dirty

Chicago Cast
All That Jazz

Ciara
Goodies
(with Petey Pablo)
1, 2 Step (with Missy Elliot)
Oh (with Ludacris)
Like You (with
Bow Wow)

Jim Croce
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Sheryl Crow
Soak up the Sun

D12
My Band

Destiny's Child
Survivor

Bob Dylan
Like a Rolling Stone

The Eagles
Life in the Fast Lane

Fergie
London Bridge

Fountains of Wayne
Red Dragon Tattoo
Stacy's Mom

Dem Franchize Boyz
Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It

Aretha Franklin
Who's Zoomin' Who?

Nelly Furtado (featuring Timbaland)
Promiscuous

The Game
How We Do

Gipp
Grillz

Terrence Howard (Djay) and Taraji Henson (Shug)
It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp

Jaheim
Fabulous

R. Kelly
Thoia Thoing
So Sexy with Twista

Limp Bizkit
He Said She Said

Eamon
Fuck It! I Don't Want You Back

Missy Elliot
Work It
Lady Marmalade (with Mya, Pink, Lil Kim, and Christina)
1, 2 Step (with Ciara)

Eminem
Ass Like That
Lose Yourself
Sing for the Moment
Without Me
My Band (with D12)

Field Mob - Ying Yang Twins

Field Mob
Sick of Being Lonely

50 Cent
Candy Shop
How We Do (with The Game)
P.I.M.P
21 Questions
Wanksta

Jay-Z
99 Problems

J-Kwon
Tipsy

Lyfe Jennings:
S.E.X.

Jack Johnson
Bubble Toes

Jim Jones
Pop Champagne

Mike Jones
devil picture Back Then
devil picture Badd

Toby Keith
I Love this Bar

Krayzie Bone
Ridin' Dirty

Avril Lavigne
Complicated
Sk8ter Boi

Lil Kim
Sugar (Gimme Some) (with Trick Daddy)

Lil Wayne
Lollipop (with Static Major)

Ludacris
Oh (with Ciara)
Sugar (Gimme Some) (with Trick Daddy)

Matchbox 20
Real World

Dave Matthews
Crash into me

John Mayer
Your Body is a Wonderland

Tim Mcgraw
Do You Want Fries with That?

Harry McLintock
Big Rock Candy Mountain

John Cougar Mellencamp
Jack and Diane

Alanis Morissette
Hands Clean

Mos Def
Ghetto Rock

Nelly
Grillz

N.W.A.
Fuck tha Police

Outkast
Roses
The Way You Move

Petey Pablo (with Ciara)
Goodies

Paul Wall
Grillz

Pink
Get the Party Started

Radiohead
Creep

Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground
Walk on the Wild Side

Kelly Rowland and Nelly
Dilemma

Sir Mixalot
adult content Baby Got Back

Britney Spears
Womanizer

Slim Thug
Check On It

Timbaland
Promiscuous

Gwen Stefani
Hollaback Girl

Spinal Tap
Big Bottom

Three 6 Mafia
It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp

T.I.
What You Know

Twista
So Sexy

Trick Daddy
Sugar (Gimme Some)

The Verve Pipe
The Freshmen

Kanye West
Golddigger (with Jamie Foxx)
Jesus Walks
Stronger

The White Stripes
Icky Thump

Weird Al Yankovic
White and Nerdy

Ying Yang Twins
Shake It Like A Salt Shaker
Badd