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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Zaros, May 28, 2010.


  1. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    Hi there pop pickers. Here’s the top ten of banned songs, but only in their opinion.

    The songs they banned - Shortlists

    And here’s another track they seem to have overlooked for one reason or another. Probably because it was a massive thorn in the governments side and no one wants to be reminded of it! ;)

    The Pogues. Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham six

    YouTube - The Pogues Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six

    Who else remembers tracks that were banned from airplay and for what reason?
     
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    jessiegirl PetForums Senior

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    Ebeneezer goode was great :D
     
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    Not the song, but the video to accompany it was banned due to it's sexual content.

    YouTube - Madonna - Justify My Love (video)

    Watching it back, it's nothing that Big Brother wouldn't air nowadays as part of their Wednesday night mid-week update.

    And whilst not officially banned by a government, it's an interesting bit of trivia to discover that Frank Sinatra's "My Way" is banned in most Karaoke bars in the Phillipines due to the fights that have broken out (even some deaths) over contestants who cannot agree on an overall winner's rendition! (Allegedly true fact). :eek:
     
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    The video for Shakespears sister 'Stay' was banned in germany .
    claiming that the girls were witches and that their video was portraying the raising of the dead. Despite the video banning, the song and video proved to be nothing but a success in the majority of the countries it was released in, even reaching the top 20 in Germany itself.
     
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    Madonna's video Erotica was also edited cos it contained porno like images....im a big madonna fan but i think it was more shocking than justify my love.
     
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    Crikey! I never knew this!!!

    "Dancing in the Street," Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    Even before the 9/11 attacks, this song had been banned on some radio stations. When the song originally came out in the 1960s, it was during a time of high racial tensions. At the time, several white listeners interpreted some of the lyrics in this upbeat song as a call for urban African-Americans to riot, so it was subsequently banned on quite a few radio stations. Martha Reeves responded to the accusations by insisting that the song was merely "a party song," and it eventually became accepted as such.

    :confused1:

    Songs That Are Banned -> Index
     
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    Wow! I never knew that Jessiegirl! How could they ban a Banana? That's just crazy!
     
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    i hate this song
     
  10. CharleyRogan

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    Wasn't Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood banned?
     
  11. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    It’s fascinating why they actually choose to ban any song just because the lyrics might or can be misconstrued or represent some form of protest or contention. The action simply nurtures more interest and a greater enthusiasm to obtain the material. However, the regulation fails to uphold itself because it’s not consistent. For example, on the track Wednesday morning 3am, Simon and Garfunkel were never censored when they sang about ‘for 25 dollars and pieces of silver I held up and robbed a hard liquor store’. And in ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ Johnny cash was never reprimanded about ‘Shooting a man in Reno just to watch him die’
    These are just two examples of crime committed through song lyrics (of which there are many) that seem to have escaped the restrictions of censorship entirely????:confused1:
    It might be worth noting that children’s films and stories can and often do have equally sinister characters and plots, yet they appear to be immune from suppression. Chitty chitty bang bang, for example, is the only film which portrays a paedophile via the image of the child catcher who entices the youngsters with goodies. This image was later characterized by Marilyn Manson on the front cover of ‘Smells like children’ (along with a footnote suggesting that the album as well drugs should be kept away from those its looks were designed to entice)
    Censorship achieves nothing but making society artificial.
     
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    Oh yeah! I forgot about that one! Well remembered.

    I wish they'd have banned "Crazy Frog" before it was released. That would have been a smart move!!!
     
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    LOL. Does Chitty Chitty Bang Bang really portray a paedophile? Surely that's like saying Snow White had a fetish for small men?

    Maybe, just sometimes, adults create things that aren't there...especially politicians and governments with too little to do and too much time on their hands.

    I hear in the news that a butcher working in Sainsbury's was recently told that using his knives in store was now banned for health and safety reasons.

    Crazy!! :lol:
     
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    I second that!! Crazy frog was horrendous and you couldn't go anywhere without hearing it! wasn't that a remake?
     
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    Yes, and a bad one at that.

    Here's the original (played in clubs all over the UK in the 80's)

    YouTube - Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer (Original Version)
     
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    lol. My youngest Katie was mad for that song. It used to drive us up the wall!
     
  17. classixuk

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    I remember the follow up ringtone too. Some animated chicken singing "I'm a little tweetie, tweetie bird, tweet tweet, answer the phone" or something equally ridiculous and mind numbing.

    So who will admit to buying the ringtone then? C'mon...who fell for it?

    LOL
     
  18. Waterlily

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    I love that tune haha :thumbup: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  19. CharleyRogan

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    There was a little chick that sang 'I may be small, I maybe cute, but baby I know how to move my feet!' I sad I know!

    And I didn't buy them!! I'm tooo stingey for stuff like that!
     
  20. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    Cynicism and scepticism have already brought about the awareness that society might be more corrupt than it actually is.
    Society no longer trusts itself and innocence is seen as just pretence.
    Such ideology is perfectly illustrated in David Bowie’s ‘Little Bombardier’

    YouTube - David Bowie - Little Bombardier

    It would appear to some ‘we all smell like children’ and are therefore wholly incapable of determining the right from the wrong thus the requirement of ambassadors to watch over and safeguard our vulnerability.:rolleyes:
    However, it is common knowledge that certain aspects of society are tolerated more than others.
    Smoking Cannabis, for example, is tolerated more than injecting Heroin.
    Back to the film....
    The heads of State in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang find children, whom they consider to be nothing more than vermin, less tolerable than the known deviant behaviour of the vile and odious looking child catcher. The film suggests that behind the facade of his ‘Royal Profession’ his ulterior motives are quite apparent. :scared:
    How many times have we told our children ‘Never talk to strangers, never accept rides in their car and never accept sweets from them!

    YouTube - Child Catcher From Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Of course we could explore this even further??????????????????
     
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