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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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"Lucky Man," Montgomery Gentry
Eddie Montgomery sang the song on a classic radio station "last Sunday when my redskins lost". Now it changed to "Last Sunday when the Bengals lost".
Darius Whitehead
"New Orleans Is Sinking," The Tragically Hip
After Katrina this song was placed on Clearwater chanmel's banned songs list.
Celeste
"The Lone Twister," The Lone Twister
This record was released during the twist craze of the early 1960s featuring the voice of WINS New York City disc jockey "Murray the K" Kaufman. Although the label did not identify Murray as the singer, other NYC stations banned the record rather than recognize someone from a competing station.
Jack Ortizano
"Lollipop," Ronald & Ruby
In 1958 the original RCA Victor version of Lollipop rose to number 20 on the national charts despite getting banned on some radio stations because the performers were a racially integrated couple. He was black, she was white. Archie Bleyer's Cadence label took advantage of the situation and got a number-one hit with a cover version by the all-white Chordettes.
Jack Ortizano
"The Meditation," TNT Band
Although this R&B song made number one on New York City's Latin chart in the late 1960s, the tune by Tito Ramos and Tony Rojas was banned from mainstream radio because of the lyric, "You make me cream."
Jack Ortizano
"Boogaloo Blues," Johnny Colon
A smash in the Latin sections of New York City, radio stations refused to allow this song to become a crossover hit because of its lyric, "LSD has a hold on me" and "Take it all off."
Jack Ortizano
"Shame and Scandal in the Family," Shawn Elliott
This faux calypso broke out as a hit in Detroit but its racy lyrics prevented radio stations from giving the song nationwide exposure.
Jack Ortizano
"That Boy John," The Raindrops
Song written and performed by Ellie Greenwich and Barry Mann released just days before the JFK assassination. Banned from radio because some people might think the song's lyrics referred to John Kennedy.
Jack Ortizano
"Bila," Versatones
To this day, the lyrics to this 1950s classic remain undecipherable. Naturally people assume it was obscene. The flip, "Tight Skirt And Sweater" was stopped by the program director in mid-play by DJ Alan Freed on WINS New York City because of its lyrics.
Jack Ortizano
"Scream & Shout," Will.i.am
On the radio, the lyric "You're gonna turn the s*** up" (spoken by Britney Spears) is altered to "You're gonna tuh-turn it up." Additionally, some stations have the "b***h" in "You are now, now rockin' with Will.i.am and Britney, b***h" either reversed, or replaced with an echo of "Britney."
Jonathan S.
"A Boy Named Sue," Johnny Cash
A second censorship occurs at the end of the song. "Any damn thing but Sue!" is shortened to "Anything but Sue!"
Bob
"The Devil Went Down To Georgia," The Charlie Daniels Band
In the re-recording of this song, "son of a bitch" is replaced with "son of a gun."
Isac
"Put Your Mouth On Me," Eddie Murphy
From the title, which by the way is used as the lyrics, it sounds like Eddie wants his lover to suck his ****. LOL
Isac
"A Boy Named Sue," Johnny Cash
The uncensored version features the line "'Cause I'm the son of a bitch that named you Sue." The censored version, which appears on his Super Hits CD, has the entire "son of a bitch" bleeped out.
Isac
"Darling Nikki," Prince & The Revolution
This song is a segue from "Computer Blue." This song was banned because it mentions Nikki in a hotel lobby "masturbating with a magazine."
Isac
"Wings," Little Mix
Not banned, but one of the opening lines in the song goes "And if they give you shhhh...." Guess they just backed out of saying the whole 's' word there.
Dongquan
"Yellow Fever," Bloodhound Gang
A song about Jimmy Pop having sex with an Asian woman. Was originally released under the Republic Records label of One Fierce Beer Coaster, but was omitted from the album's re-release under the Geffen Records label two months later for being too graphic.
TurdFerguson
"Yellow Fever," Bloodhound Gang
A song about Jimmy Pop having sex with an Asian woman. Was originally released under the Republic Records label of One Fierce Beer Coaster, but was omitted from the album's re-release under the Geffen Records label two months later for being too graphic.
TurdFerguson
"Hard Out Here," Lily Allen
Not banned per se, but MTV did not censor "bitch", "ass", or "slut" adue being a TV-PG station but well much censoring the balloons in the video with the message: "Lily Allen has a baggy -----"
ILoveMusic
"Habits (Stay High)," Tove Lo
EDIT: This was not banned per se, but strangely, high is censored in TV airings.
ILoveMusic

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