10 Most Controversial Music Videos

The Top Ten

Closer - Nine Inch Nails Closer - Nine Inch Nails Cover Art

With nudity, animal cruelty, and religious imagery, there's no wonder why this video was banned.

Forced Gender Reassignment - Cattle Decapitation

I tried to watch this, but I started to feel like puking, and couldn’t also I remembered how much I hate gore.I almost Had to go to my church, so I could flushmy eyes with holy water, to forget what I saw.Thank God this one is banned from YouTube. - MJfan119

Definitely #2. I'd have to say "Closer" deserves its #1 spot though. I mean, Forced Gender is pretty gross, but when it comes down to it: it's just gore. But "Closer"...that was almost exploitation-film level messed up. Both are great songs though. - ThatStrangeKid42

This video is absolutely vile, its hardly even a song its just gore and sexual violence, I'm surprised its not number one.

My eyes are scarred by the sexual violence :(

Jeremy - Pearl Jam (1992) Jeremy - Pearl Jam (1992) Cover Art

The video depicts a kid committing suicide, but the controversy came from an edited version where many viewers thought Jeremy killed his classmates.

Viorar Vel Til Loftarasa - Sigur Ros (2002)
(s)AINT - Marilyn Manson (2003) (s)AINT - Marilyn Manson (2003) Cover Art
Lemon Incest - Serge Gainsbourg (1984)
Smack My Bitch Up - The Prodigy Smack My Bitch Up - The Prodigy Cover Art

Drug usage, groping, physical assault, a full on sex scene, and surprising twist where the person carrying out all these actions is female. The offending lyrics even caused outcry from feminist organizations due to suggesting violence against women.

Nothing even comes close.

Like a Prayer - Madonna (1989) Like a Prayer - Madonna (1989) Cover Art

Let's say a young mandonna kissis a black preist and dances in crucifixes... that are burning! Offensive yet

It's a Beautiful Day for Cancer - Al Bino (2009)

I can already tell this song is bad and I haven't even seen it. Seriously, who WANTS Cancer? - BlueTopazIceVanilla

The Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks (1991)

The Contenders

We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus Cover Art

WE can't STOP hating on this song

WE can't STOP hating this song. It’s actually kinda catchy

Call On Me - Eric Prydz Call On Me - Eric Prydz Cover Art
Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana Cover Art

It's mainly controversial because it has a "Cross" in it. - CptnWolfe

This Video Is Actually Artistic I Like. This Music Video A lot - FettiMC

Down with The Sickness - Disturbed Down with The Sickness - Disturbed Cover Art

This song doesn't have a music video.

Whoops! I accidentally got this one mistooken for Aphex Twin!

P***y - Rammstein

This video is so embarrassing.

Coma White - Marilyn Manson Coma White - Marilyn Manson Cover Art
Stan - Eminem Stan - Eminem Cover Art
Stress - Justice
Just Lose It - Eminem

This music video makes fun of Michael Jackson! 😠

One - Metallica (1990)

I'm sorry, but I don't find this music video controversial. I might be wrong, but it's just but creepy, not controversial. - Disturbedpotato

Justify My Love - Madonna Justify My Love - Madonna Cover Art
American Life - Madonna
What It Feels Like For A Girl - Madonna What It Feels Like For A Girl - Madonna Cover Art
Pat It Up - Tommy Lee Sparta
Prison Sex - Tool
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