• Singles they wanted to ban (14)

    Denim is Lawrence Hayward an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, born 12 August 1961 in Birmingham, England, UK. EMI self-banned this release because the planned release date is in the same period when Princess Diana died by the car crash although this song is not made of it. That’s why this hasn’t turned up much

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    The Shamen were a British psychedelic-influenced electronic dance music band from Aberdeen, Scotland. The founding members are Colin Angus, Derek McKenzie and Keith McKenzie. Peter Stephenson joined shortly after to take over keyboards from Colin. “Ebeneezer Goode” is a song by The Shamen, which, after being heavily remixed by The Beatmasters, became their biggest hit

  • Poor Amy Winehouse who they wanted to ban

    Rumor has it that Amy Winehouse is finally cleaning up her act, but the talented singer has left a trail of trouble behind her. So outrageous were Amy’s antics that she was barred from performing in the United States twice — once in 2008, which forced her to miss that year’s Grammys (where she won

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    Back in 1990, before Madonna discovered Kabbalah, yoga or Malawi, she occupied herself with making titillating music videos designed to excite, and sometimes offend its viewer. Her most outrageous piece of eye candy was “Justify My Love,” whose raunchiness makes Lady Gaga look like Mother Theresa. The black & white clip shows Madonna in various

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    They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! from Napoleon XIV was banned from airplay in the US. The recording is a first-person rant by a seemingly mentally ill patient who is bemoaning the loss of either a wife, lover, or dog who ran away. Napoleon XIV is Jerry Samuels, a recording engineer from New York.

  • Singles they wanted to ban (10)

    Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg duet “Je t’aime … moi non plus”, translated: I love you… me neither, was the first ever number one hit to be banned by the BBC. It was also banned from radio play in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Poland and denounced by the Vatican in a public statement. Although at the

  • Singles they wanted to ban (9)

    Chuck Berry “My Ding-a-ling” (1972). Was on several radio stations banned because of the reference to the male genitals.

  • Singles die men wou verbieden (8)

    The Beatles, ‘Yesterday And Today’ (1966). Dit album verscheen enkel in de US en Canada en werd al heel snel uit de rekken gehaald omwille van zijn cover.

  • Singles die men wou verbieden (7)

    Body Count, ‘Cop Killer’ (1992). Omwille van de tekst “Cop killer, fuck police brutality” werd dit nummer geschrapt omdat het toen de drijfveer zou zijn geweest van de opstanden in L.A.

  • Singles die men wou verbieden (6)

    Barry McGuire, ‘Eve Of Destruction’ (1965).  Dit anti-oorlogslied werd verbannen van vele radiostations omwille van dit lijntje tekst “You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’”. Tijdens de Golfoorlog in 1991 werd het ook niet gespeeld op de BBC.

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