Evolution of The Bad Girl

Vanity of Vanity 6

Vanity–the front runner of Vanity 6, a girl group founded by Prince–took radio airwaves to the next level with the song “Nasty Girl.” While in today’s society the lyrics to “Nasty Girl” would be completely acceptable–“That’s right, it’s been a long time/Since I had a man that did it real good/If you ain’t scared, take it out/I’ll do it like a real-live nasty girl would”–during that time, these raunchy lyrics challenged what was acceptable sexual conversation for women, all the while providing Vanity 6 with a chart-topping hit. Lead singer Vanity was later replaced, but her use of sex appeal certainly gives her the title of the 80’s bad girl.