Van Halen - Hot For Teacher - Meaning of the song
Hot for teacher is a song about being lustfully attracted to your teacher, this one appealed to a new generation of Van Halen fans who could relate to the message and were enthralled by the video, which got lots of airplay on MTV when the network was just a few years old and showed lots of videos.
David Lee Roth co-directed the video, which explains all the babes (including Donna Rupert, first runner-up in the 1981 Miss Canada pageant). Between shots of ridiculously beautiful teachers in bikinis dancing for their students, the video shows the band doing choreographed dance steps under a disco ball. Despite numerous attempts, Alex Van Halen could not dance and was out of step most of the video.
Many fans consider "Hot For Teacher" the definitive Van Halen song. Eric Senich of the Van Halen News Desk puts it this way: "That song marked the culmination of everything that they had worked towards. You've got Alex's iconic drumming intro, David Lee's lyrics are brilliant, and Eddie's boogie riff that he just loved. Michael Anthony has incredible backup vocals."
Hot for teacher - Lyrics
Oh wow, man that's a— Wait a second man What do you think the teacher's gonna look like this year? My butt, man T-t-teacher stop that screaming Teacher don't you see? Don't wanna be no uptown fool Maybe I should go to hell But I am doin' well Teacher needs to see me after school I think of all the education that I missed But then my homework was never quite like this Got it bad, got it bad, got it bad I'm hot for teacher I got it bad, so bad I'm hot for teacher Hey, I heard you missed us, we're back I brought my pencil Gimme something to write on, man I heard about your lessons But lessons are so cold I know about this school Little girl from Cherry Lawn How can you be so bold? How did you know that golden rule? I think of all the education that I've missed But then my homework was never quite like this! Got it bad, got it bad, got it bad I'm hot for teacher I got it bad, so bad I'm hot for teacher Oh man, I think that clock is slow I don't feel tardy Class dismissed I got it bad, got it bad, got it bad I'm hot for teacher Yes I'm hot Oh my god