10 Most Controversial Music Videos


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

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 :(

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)

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

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 Newcomers

? Justify My Love - Madonna
? Call On Me - Eric Prydz

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 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

13 Down with The Sickness - Disturbed

This song doesn't have a music video.

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

14 P***y - Rammstein

This video is so embarrassing.

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

This music video makes fun of Michael Jackson! 😠

19 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

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

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

42 Anaconda - Nicki Minaj

Lol, should be number 1 - Disturbedpotato

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

The first ever music video to be banned from MTV.

47 Ohrwurm - Cephalic Carnage
48 Monster - Kanye West
49 Looking Hot - No Doubt
50 Mann Gegen Mann - Rammstein
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