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Thursday, January 07, 2010


Found this interesting website in my notes! How times have changed -- what people found sensitive would now be common conversation. I wonder if they bother to ban any songs in this day and age, but I'm sure they think about it!!

Some interesting examples:

  • Lou Reed's 'Walk on the Wild Side' was banned because of "giving head"
  • The Smoke's 'My Friend Jack' for "eats sugar lumps".
  • Billie Holiday's song 'Gloomy Sunday' was about suicide, so it was banned in 1941
  • The Sex Pistol's 'God Save the Queen' in 1977, because BBC has to be patriotic! 
  • John Lennon's 'Imagine' was banned during the Gulf War
Just an interesting selection!! :) Even songs about banning songs like the Beverly Sisters 'We Have to Be so Careful' of the 1950s and Norman Long's 'We Can't Let You Broadcast That' in 1932.

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