10 Most Controversial Music Videos

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The Top Ten

1 Closer - Nine Inch Nails

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

2 Forced Gender Reassignment - Cattle Decapitation

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 :(

3 Jeremy - Pearl Jam (1992)

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

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

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.

8 Like a Prayer - Madonna (1989)
9 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

10 The Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks (1991)

The Contenders

11 We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus

WE can't STOP hating on this song

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

12 Call On Me - Eric Prydz (1982)
13 Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana

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

14 Down with The Sickness - Disturbed

This song doesn't have a music video.

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

15 P***y - Rammstein

This video is so embarrassing.

16 Coma White - Marilyn Manson
17 Stan - Eminem
18 Stress - Justice
19 Just Lose It - Eminem

This music video makes fun of Michael Jackson! 😠

20 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

21 Justify My Love - Madonna
22 American Life - Madonna
23 What It Feels Like For A Girl - Madonna
24 Pat It Up - Tommy Lee Sparta
25 Prison Sex - Tool
26 Come to Daddy - Aphex Twin
27 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
28 The Dope Show - Marilyn Manson
29 Girls On Film - Duran Duran
30 I Want Your Sex - George Michael
31 Born Free - M.I.A.
32 Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
33 Right Now - Korn
34 Pon De Floor - Major Lazer
35 Man Down - Rihanna
36 Pumps and a Bump - MC Hammer
37 A.D.I.D.A.S. - Korn
38 From the Cradle to Enslave - Cradle of Filth
39 Try, Try, Try - The Smashing Pumpkins
40 The Fight Song - Marilyn Manson
41 Casual Sex - My Darkest Days
42 Only - Nicki Minaj
43 The Motherload - Mastodon

Its nothing really special to me. After all, butts aren't gross. They're just a body part.

44 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

Lol, should be number 1 - Disturbedpotato

45 All the Things She Said - t.A.T.u.
46 Dark Horse - Katy Perry
47 Bound 2 - Kanye West
48 Body Language - Queen

The first ever music video to be banned from MTV.

49 Ohrwurm - Cephalic Carnage
50 Monster - Kanye West
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