Most Controversial Songs

The Top Ten

1 Kim - Eminem

Definitely the most controversial song its made by the greatest artist of all time and the most controversial artist of all time

Controversial for intense domestic abuse, violence, and murder.

Why should it be #1 on this list? Because listen to the first 25 seconds!

This song is ultra brutal and so really very controversial

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2 Rape Me - Nirvana

When In Utero hit shelves, they replaced the title with Waif Me.

Kurt Cobain made this as an anti-rape statement. He made it so blunt that nobody would misinterpret it.

It's considered an anti-rape song, stating that you can never kill anyone if you rape them.

Plus the single cover had a pregnant seahorse and it's a simple fact that male seahorses give birth (so this pretty much implies that even males of any species can get raped. Take that SJWs! ).

Well of course it's controversial, it's a song about rape! Nirvana are pro-rape! They encourage it with this song!

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3 Closer - Nine Inch Nails

Good song, but yes, this song makes you want to have sex, and the chorus, “ I wanna f**k you like an animal; I wanna feel you from the inside...” is so NOT for kids. Best lust anthem ever!

Because this song is sexy - Metalmaniakkk

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4 P***y - Rammstein

I love this band

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5 Coma White - Marilyn Manson

More like the music video was controversial.

I don't know how I got here but I think I must vote for him cause I'm 15 and a female who got influenced by him for 9 yrs and up till now I'm still hangover by his words, he is truly an intelligent man. his songs may be controversials and even his looks is odd to our parents well we have our own peculiar sides people who will insult him are true ape brains who haven't evolutionized up till now...stop ignorance people I'm so sick of it!

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6 Smack My B**** Up - The Prodigy

Just read the name.

7 Suicide Solution - Ozzy Osbourne

The song isn't even about committing suicide. And the parents of the teenager knew he suffered clinical depression. But it's always easier to blame someone else- especially a musician- than to be more involved in their kid's life and admit to being lousy parents because they weren't more involved. I'm glad the jury ruled in Ozzy's favor. What happened wasn't his fault.

Most of the songs on this list are here because of the video. This isn't the case with this one! - micdanchris

Controversial due to a depressed teenager committing suicide while listening to the song.

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8 Get Your Gunn - Marilyn Manson

It didn't influence the shooters. But it was still very controversial.

Controversial for influencing the two shooters at Columbine.

It didn't influence them the shooters didn't even listen to Manson - ComaWhite21

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10 Kill You - Eminem UListen to Sample

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11 Justify My Love - Madonna UListen to Sample
12 Daddy - Korn

Song about a family friend raping Jonathan Davis and his parents doing nothing about it

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13 God Save the Queen - The Sex Pistols

Anti-monarchy in the 70's was basically treason

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14 My Name Is - Eminem

I don't see this being controversial.

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15 Used to Love Her - Guns N' Roses UListen to Sample
16 Insane - Eminem UListen to Sample
17 97 Bonnie & Clyde - Eminem UListen to Sample
18 Entrails Ripped From a Virgins C*** - Cannibal Corpse

Just by reading the title you can already guess how controversial this song is.

19 Darling Nikki - Prince UListen to Sample
20 Still Don't Give a F*** - Eminem UListen to Sample
21 The Fight Song - Marilyn Manson

Controversial due to the lyrics to the chorus "Well I'm not a slave to a god that doesn't exist! And I'm not a slave to a world that doesn't give a s***! "
And it's music video was also controversial for being accused of directly "echoing" Columbine.

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22 Cop Killer - Body Count UListen to Sample
23 Criminal - Eminem UListen to Sample
24 The Nobodies - Marilyn Manson UListen to Sample
25 Angel of Death - Slayer

Controversial for being accused of holding Nazi sympathies.

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26 Rap God - Eminem UListen to Sample
27 Baby - Justin Bieber UListen to Sample
28 Conor Clapton Committed Suicide Because His Father Sucks - A*** C***
29 So What? - Anti Nowhere League UListen to Sample
30 F**k the Police - N.W.A

I love this song

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31 Ebeneezer Goode - The Shamen

Controversial for its perceived oblique endorsement of recreational drug use.

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32 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People

I can see why it’s controversial. It’s about a school shooting. - JoeBoi

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33 C** On Everybody - Eminem UListen to Sample
34 One In a Million - Guns N' Roses UListen to Sample
35 Shake That - Eminem UListen to Sample
36 Meat Hook Sodomy - Cannibal Corpse UListen to Sample
37 We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus

If you people thought Marilyn Manson influences bad behavior in his fans then take a look at this chick's song.

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38 Big Man With a Gun - Nine Inch Nails UListen to Sample
39 Adam's Song - Blink-182

Actually an anti suicide song, but caused an individual to commit suicide

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40 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

Controversial due to the last few lyrics

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41 Prison Sex - Tool
42 Stripped, Raped, and Strangled - Cannibal Corpse UListen to Sample
43 F***** With a Knife - Cannibal Corpse

Controversial for extreme violence. Which is a common topic in Cannibal Corpse's songs.

44 Karate Chop - Future

That still doesn't excuse what he did.

At least lil Wayne apologized for the Emmett Till lyric.

Controversial for the lyric "Beat that p**** up like Emmett Till! "

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45 Chinese Food - Alison Gold
46 Jihad - Slayer

Controversial for the subject matter. The song deals with the attack from the perspective of a religious terrorist.

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47 Buck Dich - Rammstein

Controversial for its lyrics about anal sex.

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48 This Is the New S*** - Marilyn Manson
49 Love Me - Lil Wayne

This song is way more sexist than Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines.

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50 Better by You, Better Than Me - Judas Priest

The song is only controversial due to the fact it caused two teens to join a suicide pact. One of them killed themselves and the other one was very seriously injured. - CptnWolfe

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Coma White - Marilyn Manson
2. Rape Me - Nirvana
3. Closer - Nine Inch Nails
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1. P***y - Rammstein
2. Rape Me - Nirvana
3. Smack My B**** Up - The Prodigy
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1. Used to Love Her - Guns N' Roses
2. Justify My Love - Madonna
3. Kim - Eminem
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