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Can you think of a song that was specifically banned by a radio station, tv station, or government?

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"Moontan Album," Golden Earring
The original cover art by this Dutch band featured a nude woman. The American release showed an ear pierced at the lobe by a ... ; )
Radar Lover
"Legs," ZZ Top
There's the line, "Oh I want her. Shit, I have to have her! The girl is alright." The cuss word was substituted when the song was used for L'eggs Sheer Energy TV ads but never on the radio. Lately, that word is blanked out altogether with brief silence when it's on the radio.
Rattlesnake Eliminator
"R*pe Me," Nirvana
Never played on the radio and censored by Walmart.
"What's My Age Again?," Blink 182
Not banned exactly, but the version played on the radio is severely altered.
"Puttin On The Ritz," Taco
The uncensored version of this video had to be re-edited to remove people who had the "black face."
"You Oughta Know," Alanis Morissette
Not banned outright, but the line "Are you thinking of me when you f*** her" is usually partly bleeped out when it is played on the radio for some reason.
"Society's Child," Janis Ian
This song about interracial dating was widely banned because the subject was considered extremely offensive to many in 1967 (and still is today, to a much lesser extent). I've heard that a disc jockey in Louisiana was shot for playing it.
"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.
Ron Adams
"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.
Ron Adams
"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.
Genesis Biker
"Army Of Two," Olly Murs
Banned in Germany for reasons unknown.
Scott Knight
"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.
Barry Disbrow
"Burn Baby Burn," Ash
Was originally titled "Slow Suicide", until someone advised them that they wouldn't get much radio play using that title.
Kenny McDonald

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