Top 10 Songs that Were Banned
The Top Ten Songs that Were Banned
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
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
No surprise there.
So, thicc girls? I'm laughing so hard right now.
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
Most iconic punk song of all time defined a generation.
Banned by many British radio stations in 1977
In 1983, BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read refused to play this song because of its suggestive lyrics.
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
It has a seriously sexy music video that was banned. - jrodz
If people payed attention to song meanings they will actually see the it's ANTI-RAPE. - XxembermasterxX
Banned because Ray Charles and his backup singers moan sexually in the second part of the song. - JoLeKosovo
Banned by MTV for the music video (controversial hypnotic clip). - Metal_Treasure