Top 10 Songs that Were Banned

The Top Ten Songs that Were Banned

My Generation - The Who

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

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

It was? - Martinglez

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

Banned by the UK's BBC in 1967 for the lyric "I'd love to turn you on". It was lifted six years later.

This song is amazing, though. - maarilynmaanson

I know who ban it IT WAS JUSTIN BIEBER

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

No surprise there.

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

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

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

The Contenders

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

God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols

Most iconic punk song of all time defined a generation.

Banned by many British radio stations in 1977

Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

In 1983, BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read refused to play this song because of its suggestive lyrics.

Bobby Brown - Frank Zappa
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

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

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

Rape Me - Nirvana

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

What'd I Say - Ray Charles

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

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

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

Smack My Bitch Up - The Prodigy
The Bitch is Back - Elton John
Tunnel Vision - Justin Timberlake
Walk On - U2
Party On Your Pussy - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel
Happiness Is A Warm Gun - The Beatles
Can't Stand Losing You - The Police
Bitch - The Rolling Stones
Arnold Layne - Pink Floyd
(Oh) Pretty Woman - Van Halen
(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang - Heaven 17
Be Chrool To Your Scuel - Twisted Sister
Big Boys Bickering - Paul McCartney
Burn My Candle (At Both Ends) - Shirley Bassey
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead - Judy Garland
Ebony Eyes - The Everly Brothers
Give Ireland Back To The Irish - Wings
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