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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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"F*** It (I Don't Want You Back)," Eamon
Banned for a lot of swearing. There are 33 profane words in the song.
"F*** You," CeeLo Green
I don’t even like playing this song. So it must be banned from my playlist (if I ever even HAD one). There is a clean version of this song titled “Forget You”. But it’s still a bit mean.
"F--- Da Police," NWA
The video was banned by MTV and Much Music because of it's violent lyrical content.
"Fade," Staind
The music video was banned from MTV after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The video showed a clock tower collapsing over the band while they played the song.
"Fairytale Of New York," The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl
This song, which hit #1 on the Irish charts and #2 on the UK music charts on Christmas 1987 and has been a holiday staple in the UK and Ireland since, was censored in 2007 due to "questionable language" in reference to gays and women of questionable vocation. The Pogues found it "amusing" and MacColl's mother (MacColl died in 2000) thought it was "rediculous." The bans and censorship ultimately failed due to viewer/listener requests.
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"Falling For The First Time," Barenaked Ladies
After 9/11, this song made a list of many songs that Clear Channel Communications deemed inappropriate after the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks. The list was very controversial and considered banning this song, seven songs by AC/DC, "Crash into Me" by Dave Matthews Band, four songs by Alice in Chains, four songs by The Beatles, "Boom" by P.O.D., "Bodies" by Drowning Pool, three songs by Elton John, four songs by Metallica, every song by Rage Against the Machine, "Click Click Boom" by Saliva, and other songs that mentioned airplanes, explosions, falling, crashing, dying, etc. Also, it included Alien Ant Farm's cover of "Smooth Criminal", but not the original by Michael Jackson.
Fancy has a lot of bad words such as f * * k and b* * * h so those words are blanked out. Also, some radio stations blank out the featured artist's verses.
"Fat Bottomed Girls/Bicycle Race (Single)," Queen
The common release cover of this single has a pair of panties painted over the girl's originally nude rear end. The music video for the b-side, "Bicycle Race" also has been edited or banned in most countries where music videos are shown, due to featuring 65 naked women riding bicycles.
"Fight For The Rock (Album)," Savatage
This album was given a PA sticker upon release, despite containing no objectionable content. Why? The band's last album had featured objectionable content and had eventually been given the PA sticker. The record label figured slapping stickers on harmless albums would help them sell.
Banned by the BBC during the Gulf War
"Flash," Queen
Banned by the BBC during the Gulf War
"Flesh & Blood (Album)," Poison
The original cover art for this album in Japan only, showed a freshly inked tattoo (with blood). All future releases used the same cover as had originally been released everywhere else in the world (a clean tattoo), after the bloody cover was deemed too gory for retail.
"Four Or Five Times," Dottie O'Brien
Back in 1951, this song was banned by radio stations for fear that it was suggestive.
"Foxtroit Uniform Charlie Kilo," The Blood Hound Gang
This song is banned by the FCC for sexual references and the fact is NATO code for "f***". The video has also been controversial because its profane sexual content.
"French Kiss," Lil Louis
banned by the BBC on 1989 for Heavy breathing
"Fuck Tha Police," N.W.A.
In August 1989, officials at the F.B.I. write to gansta rap group N.W.A. informing the performers that the bureau does not appreciate this song.

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