Poets once said, “Money can’t buy me love.” But…that’s not always true. Escorts, gigolos, ladies of the night, or straight-up hookers: They’ve stolen many hearts and acted as muses for some of the biggest names in music! There had been many an ode to prostitutes over the years, so we’ve decided to round up 10 of our very favorite. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, too!
10. “Killer Queen” by Queen (1974)
When asked asked about the true meaning of the song in interviews, Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was fairly blunt. ”It’s about a high class call girl. I’m trying to say that classy people can be whores as well. That’s what the song is about, though I’d prefer people to put their interpretation on it.”
9. “Charlotte the Harlot” by Iron Maiden (1980)
Written by guitarist Dave Murray, this is the first of four tunes Maiden based on “Charlotte.” Although she’s fictional, Murray insists that her musical exploits were based on true stories.