Top 10 Songs that Were Banned

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The Top Ten

1 My Generation - The Who My Generation - The Who

What, why was this banned. Good song though. Where was it banned? - EliHbk

The lyrics is a bit nonsense on this song... I think the chorus is which makes it better sounding.

It was? - Martinglez

2 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
3 A Day In the Life - The Beatles A Day In the Life - The Beatles

I know who ban it IT WAS JUSTIN BIEBER

This song is amazing, though. - maarilynmaanson

4 Jesus Christ Pose - Soundgarden
5 I Want Your Sex - George Michael
6 F**k tha Police - N.W.A.

No surprise there.

7 Justify My Love - Madonna
8 Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer
9 Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen

So, thicc girls? I'm laughing so hard right now.

10 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

The Contenders

11 Ich Tu Dir Weh - Rammstein

It's a bit more complicated than that. In Germany, there's a thing called indexing. Which means that the medium, whether it is music or movies or games or whatever, can't openly be sold in store shelfs or online, but only when you ask the seller for it and are 18 or over. However, most stores simply don't bother about this and don't sell them at all.
In Austria that's not the case by the way, you can buy anything openly in stores, indexed or not, even though we have the exact same DVDs, CDs,... as Germany.
While DVDs of indexed movies are still produced and are sold in special shops or as an import from Austria, most record labels will stop producing the indexed albums.
The latter is terrible for me, as even though Austria doesn't have indexing, I still can't get the album.
Some individual albums will be re-released and replace the indexed songs with new tracks or censored versions.
Some albums stay on the Austrian iTunes store even after the indexing, e.g. SpongeBozz's ...more - Martin_Canine

Germany has ridiculous censorship laws. They don't even classify some things as "art". - Swellow

By the way in the last years a whole lot of former indexed movies and games have been de-indexed and re-rated 16 (not even 18). I still hope that soon this will happen with music albums as well. Bushido's 2003 debut solo album "Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline" still is indexed and a rarity although it probably is the most influential German hip hop album of all time, topic-wise, beat-wise, image-wise and mood-wise. Nowadays almost each German hip hop album has the same amount of drugs and gangsta violence this album introduced, indexed or not. The album can be easily found on YouTube uploaded by many users, so every genre fan already knows it and can easily access it, but I want a HQ physical copy of that classic... - Martin_Canine

Thanks for your explanation, Martin. It is useful and interesting. - Metal_Treasure

12 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
13 God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols

Most iconic punk song of all time defined a generation.

14 Bobby Brown - Frank Zappa
15 Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
16 Feel Good Hit of the Summer - Queens of the Stone Age

It's a song about drugs - TwilightKitsune

No surprise, these are the lyrics to the verses repeated 16 times "Nicotine, Valium, Vicodin, Marijuana, Ecstasy and Alcohol".
Chorus: "Cocaine". - Metal_Treasure

17 Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
18 Hurricane - 30 Seconds to Mars
19 The Ballad of John and Yoko - The Beatles
20 You're All I Need - Mötley Crüe
21 Armchair Anarchist - Kingmaker
22 Boys (Summertime Love) - Sabrina

It has a seriously sexy music video that was banned. - jrodz

23 Rape Me - Nirvana

If people payed attention to song meanings they will actually see the it's ANTI-RAPE. - XxembermasterxX

24 What'd I Say - Ray Charles

Banned because Ray Charles and his backup singers moan sexually in the second part of the song. - JoLeKosovo

25 Love Me Two Times - The Doors
26 Pop Song 89 - R.E.M.
27 Physical - Olivia Newton-John
28 Joan Crawford - Blue Öyster Cult
29 No Way Out - Stone Temple Pilots
30 Too Drunk to F**K - Dead Kennedys
31 Self Control - Laura Branigan
32 Street of Dreams - Rainbow

Banned by MTV for the music video (controversial hypnotic clip). - Metal_Treasure

33 Smack My Bitch Up - The Prodigy
34 The Bitch is Back - Elton John
35 Tunnel Vision - Justin Timberlake
36 Walk On - U2
37 Party On Your Pussy - Red Hot Chili Peppers
38 Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel
39 Happiness Is A Warm Gun - The Beatles
40 Can't Stand Losing You - The Police
41 Bitch - The Rolling Stones
42 Arnold Layne - Pink Floyd
43 (Oh) Pretty Woman - Van Halen
44 (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang - Heaven 17
45 Be Chrool To Your Scuel - Twisted Sister
46 Big Boys Bickering - Paul McCartney
47 Burn My Candle (At Both Ends) - Shirley Bassey
48 Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead - Judy Garland
49 Ebony Eyes - The Everly Brothers
50 Give Ireland Back To The Irish - Wings
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1. My Generation - The Who
2. Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
3. A Day In the Life - The Beatles
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