Have you ever heard a song and thought, “Wow, that sound would make one hell of a stripper song”? There are real stripper rock fans out there, and even though most of them are from the 70s/80s, there are also new bands getting into stripper songs!
Keep reading to find out our top 10 best stripper rock songs!
1. “American Woman” – Lenny Kravitz (1998)
Let’s start with one of my favorites: the classic “American Woman” by Lenny Kravitz. Now, not everyone knows that Lenny covered this song, it was originally written by the Canadian band Guess Who, from the album American Woman. The original is okay, but the Lenny Kravitz cover kicks things up a notch and makes for a fantastic stripper song. It was even used for the soundtrack of the movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
With its sexy guitar riff in the intro and powerful drum beat, it’s a great stripper song to feature on our best stripper rock songs list.
2. “Pour Sugar On Me” – Def Leppard (1978)
Any song about pouring anything on yourself deserves to be on this list, right? Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” is a well-known stripper favourite, giving whoever dances to it the ability to ooze sex appeal and confidence.
From the 1987 album Hysteria, this song is a true classic and makes for a great lap-dance/stripper song.
3. “I Like Rock and Roll” – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (1981)
Here’s another classic for you – if you don’t have “I Love Rock and Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on your stripper playlist, you can’t call yourself a real stripper. This song was originally released by a British band called Arrows in 1975, but was covered and made legendary by Joan Jett just 6 years later.
It’s since been covered by Britney Spears, Alex Gaudino and Jason Rooney, and even LadBaby. It’s been on the charts more times than we can count!
4. “Girls, Girls, Girls” – Motley Crue (1987)
The video for this classic stripper rock song is based in a strip club, so we couldn’t not include it! “Girls, Girls, Girls” by Motley Crue is probably the first song most people think of when it comes to stripper songs, and after watching the video, it’s very obvious why.
This melody just makes you want to dance, with Vince Neil’s raspy voice and edgy guitar riffs. Released in 1987 on the band’s Girls, Girls, Girls album, it’s a song that’s still played in strip clubs today.
5. “Rock Candy” – Montrose (1973)
Songs containing candy or food tend to get picked up by strip clubs, and this is one of the best. Montrose’s “Rock Candy” is a cult striptease hit from their debut album Monstrose. “Hard, sweet, and sticky” – now if those aren’t lyrics that go well with a lapdance/club strip then we don’t know what is!
This classic band song has an iconic intro from band drummer Denny Carmassi and has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows such as The Stoned Age, A Star is Born, My Name is Earl and Live from Daryl’s House.
6. “I just don’t know what to do with myself” – The White Stripes (2003)
This next song really wouldn’t be on this list without Kate Moss’ iconic pole dancing video. “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” was originally recorded by Chuck Jackson in 1962, then covered by Dusty Springfield in 1964, but it turned into the ultimate strip song when it was covered by The White Stripes in 2003 and released on their album Elephant.
Those sexy guitar riffs associated with supermodel Kate Moss strutting around a pole – there’s no way this isn’t on our list.
7. “Talk Dirty to Me” – Poison (1987)
“Talk Dirty To Me” by glam-metal band Poison is next on our list, and this song oozes ’80s energy and sexiness. Released on their album Look What the Cat Dragged In, this song has was well received in the 80s and quickly made its way into strip clubs and bars.
The lyrics are endlessly sexy, and that distinctive guitar riff is sure to get anyone on the dance floor.
8. “Closer” – Nine Inch Nails (1994)
Industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails put out some edgy music in their day, but “Closer” is one of my favorites that I can totally see in some of the grungier strip clubs. Released on The Downward Spiral album, this song has a sexually aggressive chorus that meant I couldn’t not include it in this list.
Lyrics such as “I want to fuck you like an animal” and the bizarre music video set in a lab with singer Trent Reznor wearing an S&M mask give this song instant striptease vibes, perhaps from a nature darker than your typical strip club.
9. “Shake Me” – Cinderella (1987)
Glam metal bands have really put out some great songs, and here’s one that’s no exception. “Shake Me” by American band Cinderella is a classic stripper song, with great lyrics such as “Shake Me All Night” dominating the chorus.
A very underrated band from the 80s, Cinderella knew how to rock a strip club with their sexy tunes.
10. “Rock You Like A Hurricane” – Scorpions (1984)
And we end with an absolute classic that most people will have heard if they frequented strip clubs in the 80s. “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by German rock band Scorpions from their album Love at First Sting is a well-known classic that makes you feel confident and sexy.
Lyrics such as “lust is in cages until the storm breaks” and “desire comes, it bursts loud” earn this song its place in our Top 10 Best Stripper Rock Songs.