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"Sweet Cherry Wine," Tommy James and the Shondells
This song was on the no play list on Armed Forces AFRTS stations due to the lyrics "We aint gonna fight, only God has the right to decide who's to live and to die". In a military-only redo, the line is altered slightly to appease the generals and admirals of the time.
"You Sure Love To Ball," Marvin Gaye
This one was on the album after "What's Goin' On" and was banned on Armed Forces stations because of its sexual innuendos.
"Greased Lightning," John Travolta
The line "It ain't no s***, I'm gonna get some t**" is not often played on the radio, and when the movie has been aired on network TV it's been snipped off, too.
"Army Of Two," Olly Murs
Banned in Germany for reasons unknown.
"Die Young," Ke$ha
The song was banned from the radio in December 2012 in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
"I Should Be Your Lover," Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
The "Blue Version" of this song is marked "Not for airplay - Rated X." In this version, lead singer David Ebo ends the spoken intro with "I'll keep the n***** off your a**.
"Who Are You?," The Who
In the original studio version, the question "Who are you?" is asked on two occasions as "Who the f**k are you?"
"Building A Mystery ," Sarah McLachlan
Not banned per se, but at least one edited version exists in which the line, "You're a beautiful, A beautiful f**ked up man." is altered to remove the swear.
"Dirrty," Christina Aguilera
I forgot to mention that this song was banned by the producers of YTV's Hit List for the same reason that Justin Timberlake's video was banned.
"I Think I Am Going To Kill Myself (Buddy Knox Song," Me And Them
As far as I recall this record was banned by the BBC Top Of The Pops. The reason being quoted: "We do not wish to be associated with anyone taking this song literally", which is ironic as Elton john has a similar titled song written, "I Am Given To Believe" by Elton and Bernie Taupin.
"Working Class Hero," John Lennon
Banned because of lyric that society typeclasses children until they are
"So f***in' crazy that you can't even see".
"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?," The Shirelles
The song was banned by some stations for being sexually suggestive.
"Burn Baby Burn," Ash
Was originally titled "Slow Suicide", until someone advised them that they wouldn't get much radio play using that title.
"Peppermint Stick," El Chords
Often anthologized, especially in Times Square doowop collections, this Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers clone had some success in New York and surrounding markets. Mainly banned by a few stations when the program directors finally listened to the line that is unmistakeably similar in sound to "Peppermint Stick, lick my d***." For more, check out the story and song on Youtube.
"F--- Da Police," NWA
The video was banned by MTV and Much Music because of it's violent lyrical content.
"Lookin' For A Handout," Johnny Reb
Flip side was "Kajun Ku Klux Klan" Record was banned and taken off all juke boxes approx 1966.
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"Imagine," John Lennon
Amazing this is not in the list. From Wikipedia, that font of all human knowledge (citation needed): Although its been said that Imagine "carried us through extreme grief, from the shock of Lennon's own death in 1980 to the unspeakable horror of September 11th," Clear Channel Communications included the song on its post-9/11 "do not play" list following the attacks.
"Cop Killer," Ice-T and Bodycount
Ice-T wrote the song Cop Killer after the Rodney King verdict and the LA Riots. The FBI wrote to his label asking them to remove the offensive song from the album. The label and Ice-T conceeded.
"Green Grass," Gary Lewis & The Playboys
An urban legend about this song at the time of its release alleged that the title was a marijuana reference. Consequently, many deejays wouldn't play it.
"Captain Jack," Billy Joel
A rare find on a radio station, probably due to numerous drug references (i.e., "stare at the junkies" and "you smoke your pot"). The word "masturbate" also appears in it.
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