16 songs that haven’t aged well

Jun 8 · 11 min read

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” isn’t the only song that now raises eyebrows. Here are 16 songs that would never be released today.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta from “Grease.”
“Summer Nights” has a problematic lyric. Photo: Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images

By Max Kalnitz

In recent years, songs like the holiday classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” have faced questioning over its appropriateness and meaning. Some radio stations have even refused to play the song, which critics say has a date rape narrative.