Top 10 Songs that Were Banned


The Top Ten

1 My Generation - The Who

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

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

It was? - Martinglez

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

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

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

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

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. ...more - Martin_Canine

12 God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols

Most iconic punk song of all time defined a generation.

13 Bobby Brown - Frank Zappa
14 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
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
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