Results for - Bands - some were banned and some were not.

2,303 voters participated in this survey

At various times since music was first able to be recorded and publicly aired, songs have been banned, sometimes for reasons that made sense and at other times for reasons that made no sense. at all. Very rarely if ever has the banning of a song or music reduced the ability of the public to listen to it - the opposite in fact - and often its popularity and/or notoriety has actually increased. Here are some songs that were banned, some that should not have been banned and some that could have been banned but were not. Do you agree or disagree with these decisions?

1. Here is a list of popular songs that were banned because of a false interpretation of the words in the lyrics or the meaning of the lyrics. Do you know the reason the songs were banned and do you agree with it/them (provide your own comments)

A Day In The Life - The Beatles
7%
161 votes
Arnold Layne - Pink Floyd
3%
64 votes
Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
9%
201 votes
Crazy Horses - The Osmonds
4%
100 votes
Ebony Eyes - The Everly Brothers
5%
111 votes
Girl Don't Come - Sandie Shaw
3%
71 votes
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
10%
237 votes
Six Months In A Leaky Boat - Split Enz
2%
43 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
19 votes
Not Applicable
74%
1,700 votes
Do you agree with or disagree with any of the above.
  • A guy stealing women's underwear from their washing line.
  • disagree
  • I disagree. They should NOT be banned.

2. Here is a list of popular songs that were not (widely) banned but could easily have been based on what has happened historically. Do you know the reason the songs could have been banned and do you agree with the decision (provide your own comments)

Lola - The Kinks
12%
285 votes
Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police
11%
246 votes
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
15%
353 votes
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
9%
196 votes
She Bop - Cyndi Lauper
8%
195 votes
High School Confidential - Rough Trade
5%
123 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
16 votes
Not Applicable
64%
1,470 votes
Happiness Is a Warm Gun - The Beatles
8%
180 votes
Baby It's Cold Outside - Dean Martin
15%
346 votes
Should these songs have been banned? Would this have been justified - your comments.
  • Banned not because of the references to crossdresser but hte mention of Coca Cola
  • No
  • No

3. Here are some songs that were banned with few who disagreed with the decision (at least not in the political climate of the time). Do you agree or disagree - your comments please.

Give Ireland Back To The Irish - Wings
4%
83 votes
God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
5%
124 votes
Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus - Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
3%
75 votes
Run For Your Life - The Beatles
5%
121 votes
Suicide Solution - Ozzy Osbourne
8%
190 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
20 votes
Not Applicable
76%
1,741 votes
Sex and Drugs and Rock n' Roll - Ian Drury
7%
154 votes
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
7%
162 votes
Sometimes the song title alone will get a song banned - is this fair? What do you think?
  • Abuse of partners
  • way out there so agree
  • Mo
03/09/2021 Music 2303 45 By: DavKar

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