Lou Reed - 'Walk on the Wild Side' (1985)
The Velvet Underground weren't much of a commercial force during their brief run in the 1960s, and after Lou Reed's 1972 self-titled debut peaked at Number 189, it seemed like he was going to be even less of a success as a solo act. But later that year he teamed up with David Bowie to make Transformer, and scored a very unlikely smash with "Walk on the Wild Side." It's unclear if radio stations who put it into heavy rotation that year realized what he meant by "giving head," but the FCC never seemed to catch on. Here's a video of him playing his biggest hit at the inaugural Farm Aid in 1985.