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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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"Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus)," Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
Notorious for Birkin's heavy breathing and references to sodomy; it was banned soon after release.
"Je t'aime... moi non plus," Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
Banned due to sexual content.
Fifi McFeef
"Jeanny," Falco
This song hints about what goes on in the mind of a stalker, or so Falco said. However West German radio programmers refused to air it for "ethical reasons". Nonetheless, a West German news anchorman pushed for the song to be banned (his 2 teen daughters and a cousin had been abducted and later released) and several stations boycotted it. However some stations aired it and its video with a warning. Communist East Germany was lightening some its censorship up (Western rock bands like Iron Maiden and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were allowed to tour there) but this song wasn't aired and playing it in nightclubs were VERBOTEN. Still, "Jeanny" topped the charts in Holland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Falco's home nation of Austria and WEST GERMANY - for 13 weeks! Falco later scored with 2 "sequel" songs and they charted well in Europe without such a fuss or racket.
Rapists Are Evil Piles Of Stinking Puke
"Jeremy," Pearl Jam
This song was banned on the US airwaves after the Columbia School shootings, and the music video was edited so as to not show the main character putting a gun in his mouth. (The song is about teen suicide.)
"Jeremy," Pearl Jam
It was played with reference to a real teen suicide, by Jeremy Wade Delle, who had shot himself in front of his whole class,it's a real sad story. The video was banned, or just censored, because of the footage.
"Jesus Christ Pose," Soundgarden
The video was banned by MTV because it shows a girl and skeleton crucified on the cross.
"Jet Airliner," Steve Miller Band
On the album we hear "and I don't want to get caught up in no
funky sh*t going down in the city". On the single edit played on the radio the profane word is replaced by "kicks".
Space Cowboy Toker
"Jewish Princess," Frank Zappa
In 1979, this Zappa parody sparks vocal protests to the FCC from the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League.
"Joan Crawford," Blue Oyster Cult
Banned from MTV having a disturbing part in the video were a girl finds her mom and a man sharing a moment
"Johnny Hit N Run Pauline," X
This is one song that X doesn't play live anymore, because men/boys are into it for all of the wrong reasons.
"Jungle Fever," The Chakachas
This instrumental hit had moans of a woman who sounded like she was having an orgasm. It was banned on many radio stations in 1972.
Barry Disbrow
"Justify My Love," Madona
This video was banned by Much Music in1990 because of it's sexually explicit content. MTV banned this video at first but then they restricted it to night time airings becuase of its content.
"Justify My Love," Madonna
The video to this song is Rated R.
Mickey D.

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