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Songs Banned by the BBC
« on: June 18, 2016, 07:03:18 AM »


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_banned_by_the_BBC
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A

    "A-huggin' and A-chalkin'" – Johnny Mercer (1946)[20]
    "All the Young Dudes" – Mott the Hoople (1972)[21]
    "Angels in the Sky" – The Crew-Cuts (1955)[22]
    "Answer Me" – Frankie Laine (1953)[1]

B

    "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down" – Bob Dylan (1962)[2]
    "The Battle of New Orleans" – Johnny Horton (1959)[22]
    "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" – Kirby Stone Four (1958)[22]
    "Be Prepared" – Tom Lehrer (1953)[22]
    "Beep Beep" – The Playmates (1958)[22]
    "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" – Ella Fitzgerald (1958)[20]
    "The Blue Danube" – Spike Jones and His City Slickers (1945)[20]
    "Burn My Candle" – Shirley Bassey (1956)[20]

C

    "(Celebrate) The Day After You" – The Blow Monkeys and Curtis Mayfield (1987)[23]
    "Charlie Brown" – The Coasters (1959)[13]
    "The Christening" – Arthur Askey (1943)[20]
    "Come Again" – Au Pairs (1981)[24]
    "Come Together" – The Beatles (1970)[25]
    "The Cover of Rolling Stone" – Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show (1973)[26]
    "Cradle Song (Brahms' Lullaby)" – Frank Sinatra (1944)[20]
    "Croce di Oro (Cross of Gold)" – Joan Regan (1955)[20]
    "Crying in the Chapel" – Lee Lawrence (1953)[20]
    "Cuddle Me" – Ted Heath featuring Dennis Lotis (1954)[20]

D

    "Danny Boy" – Conway Twitty (1959)[22]
    "A Day in the Life" – The Beatles (1967)[15]
    "The Deck of Cards" – T. Texas Tyler (1948)[20]
    "Deep in the Heart of Texas" – Bing Crosby and Woody Herman (1942)[20]
    "The Devil Is a Woman" – Herb Jeffries (1957)[20]
    "Diggin' My Potatoes" – Lonnie Donegan (1954)[12]
    "Dinner with Drac" – John Zacherle (1958)[22]
    "Don't Let's Be Beastly to the Germans" – Noël Coward (1943)[12]
    "Disarm" - Smashing Pumpkins[27]

E

    "Ebeneezer Goode" – The Shamen (1992)[28]
    "Ebony Eyes" – The Everly Brothers (1961)[29]
    "Eve of Destruction" – Barry McGuire (1965)[1]

F

    "The Foggy, Foggy, Dew" – Peter Pears (1950)[20]
    "French Kiss" – Lil Louis (1989)[23]

G

    "The Garden of Eden" – Frankie Vaughan (1957)[20]
    "Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)" – Bessie Smith (1933)[22]
    "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" – Wings (1972)[30]
    "Glad to Be Gay" – Tom Robinson Band (1978)[31]
    "Gloomy Sunday" – Billie Holiday (1941)[1]
    "God Bless the Child" – Billie Holiday (1942)[20]
    "God Save the Queen" – Sex Pistols (1977)[10]
    "Green Jeans" – The Flee-Rekkers (1960)[2]
    "Greensleeves" – The Beverley Sisters (1956)[20]
    "Guess Things Happen That Way" – Johnny Cash (1958)[22]

H

    "Hank Janson Blues" – Anne Shelton (1953)[20]
    "Have a Whiff on Me" – Mungo Jerry (1971)[32]
    "Hard Headed Woman" – Elvis Presley (1958)[22]
    "He" – Al Hibbler (1955)[22]
    "The Heel" – Eartha Kitt (1955)[20]
    "Hi, Hi, Hi" – Wings (1972)[30]
    "High Class Baby" – Cliff Richard and the Drifters (1958)[22]
    "Hold My Hand" – Don Cornell (1954)[33]
    "Honey Hush" – The Rock and Roll Trio (1956)[22]
    "Honey Love" – Dennis Lotis (1954)[20]
    "Honeycomb" – Jimmie Rodgers (1957)[20]
    "(How Little It Matters) How Little We Know" – Frank Sinatra (1956)[20]
    "The House of the Rising Sun" – Josh White (1950)[20]

I

    "I Am the Walrus" – The Beatles (1967)[3]
    "I Can't Control Myself" – The Troggs (1966)[34]
    "I Hear the Angels Singing" – Frankie Laine (1954)[20]
    "I Leaned on a Man" – Connie Francis (1957)[22]
    "I Want to Be Evil" – Eartha Kitt (1953)[22]
    "I Want Your Sex" – George Michael (1987)[23]
    "I'll Be Home for Christmas" – Bing Crosby (1943)[2]
    "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" – Ken Dodd (1963)[1]
    "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" – Perry Como (1949)[1]
    "I'm Nobody's Baby" – Frankie Howerd (1948)[20]
    "In the Beginning" – Frankie Laine (1955)[22]
    "In the Hall of the Mountain King" – Nero and the Gladiators (1961)[35]
    "Invisible Sun" – The Police (1981)[36]
    "It Is No Secret" – Jo Stafford (1954)[20]
    "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" – Kitty Kallen (1962)[20]
    "It Would Be So Nice" – Pink Floyd (1968)[37]
    "I've Come of Age" – Billy Storm (1959)[22]
    "I Want You to Be My Baby" – Annie Ross (1956)[5]
    "I Went to Your Wedding" – Spike Jones and His City Slickers (1953)[20]

J

    "Jackie" – Scott Walker (1967)[38]
    "Je t'aime... moi non plus" – Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg (1969)[39]
    "John and Marsha" – Stan Freberg (1950)[20]
    "Johnny Remember Me" – John Leyton (1961)[40]

K

    "Keep Me in Mind" – Lita Roza and Al Timothy (1955)[20]
    "Killing an Arab" – The Cure (1979) (banned during Gulf War)[3]
    "Kodachrome" – Paul Simon (1973)[41]

L

    "La Petite Tonkenoise" – Josephine Baker (1930)[20]
    "Lazy Mary" – Lou Monte (1958)[22]
    "Leader of the Pack" – The Shangri-Las (1964)[42]
    "Let the People Go" – McGuinness Flint (1972)[36]
    "Let's Spend the Night Together" – The Rolling Stones (1967)[3]
    "Light a Candle in the Chapel" – Frank Sinatra (1942)[20]
    "Lili Marleen" – Lale Andersen (1939)[22]
    "Little Star" – The Elegants (1958)[22]
    "Lola" – The Kinks (1970)[3]
    "Love for Sale" – Cole Porter (1930)[33]
    "Love for Sale" – Ella Fitzgerald (1956)[20]
    "Love Is a Word" – Alma Cogan (1965)[22]
    "Love Is Strange" – Mickey & Sylvia (1956)[20]
    "Love to Love You Baby" – Donna Summer (1975)[17]
    "Lovin' Machine" – Wynonie Harris (1951)[22]
    "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" – The Beatles (1967)[12]

M

    "Mack the Knife" – Bobby Darin (1959)[13]
    "Made You" – Adam Faith (1960)[43]
    "Maggie May" – The Vipers Skiffle Group (1957)[20]
    "The Man with the Golden Arm" – Eddie Calvert (1956)[5]
    "Maybellene" – Chuck Berry (1955)[44]
    "Mighty Mighty Man" – Bobby Darin (1958)[22]
    "Minnie the Moocher" – Cab Calloway (1931)[20]
    "Miss You" – Bing Crosby (1942)[22]
    "The Mocking Bird" – The Four Lads (1952)[22]
    "Monster Mash" – Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (1962)[45]
    "Moonlight Love" – Perry Como (1956)[22]
    "My Christmas Prayer" – Billy Fury (1959)[1]
    "My Friend" – Eddie Fisher (1954)[20]
    "My Friend Jack" – The Smoke (1967)[1]
    "My Little Ukulele" – Joe Brown and The Bruvvers (1963)[46]

N

    "Night of the Vampire" – The Moontrekkers (1961)[12]
    "Ninety-Nine Years (Dead or Alive)" – Guy Mitchell (1961)[22]
    "Nobody Loves Like an Irishman" – Lonnie Donegan (1958)[22]

O

    "The Old Dope Peddler" – Tom Lehrer (1953)[20]
    "Old Man Atom" – The Sons of the Pioneers (1950)[22]
    "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)" – Jimmy Wakely (1948)[22]

P

    "Paper Doll" – The Mills Brothers (1943)[1]
    "Peaches" – The Stranglers (1977)[47]
    "Peaceful Street" – Ernest Butcher (1936)[22]
    "Please No Squeeza da Banana" – Louis Prima (1963)[22]

R

    "Radio Times" – The BBC Dance Orchestra (1935)[20]
    "The Reefer Song (If You're a Viper)" – Fats Waller (1943)[22]
    "Relax" – Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1984)[10]
    "Rock You Sinners" – Art Baxter and His Rock 'n' Roll Sinners (1958)[20]
    "A Rose and a Baby Ruth" – George Hamilton IV (1956)[20]
    "Rum and Coca-Cola" – The Andrews Sisters (1945)[20]
    "A Russian Love Song" – The Goons (1957)[22]

S

    "The Sabre Dance" – Woody Herman (1948)[20]
    "Sad Affair" – Marxman (1993)[36]
    "Saturday Nite at the Duckpond" – The Cougars (1963)[2]
    "Say a Prayer for the Boys Over There" – Deanna Durbin (1943)[20]
    "Send Me to the 'lectric Chair" – George Melly (1953)[20]
    "The Shag (Is Totally Cool)" – Billy Graves (1958)[22]
    "Shall We Take a Trip" – Northside (1990)[48]
    "She Had to Go and Lose It at the Astor" – Johnny Messner (1939)[20]
    "She Was Only a Postmaster's Daughter" – Durium Dance Band (1933)[22]
    "The Silver Madonna" – Kirk Stevens (1957)[20]
    "Sincerely" – Liberace (1955)[20]
    "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" – Split Enz (1982) (banned during Falklands War)[49]
    "Sixty Minute Man" – The Dominoes (1951)[20]
    "The Sky" – Petula Clark (1957)[20]
    "Song of India" – Tommy Dorsey (1938)[20]
    "So What?" – Anti-Nowhere League (1981)[12]
    "Soldier" – Harvey Andrews (1972)[37]
    "Somebody Up There Likes Me" – Perry Como (1956)[22]
    "A Souvenir of London" – Procol Harum (1973)[50]
    "Spasticus Autisticus" – Ian Dury and the Blockheads (1981)[51]
    "Stand Or Fall" – The Fixx (1982)[52]
    "Statue of Liberty" – XTC (1978)[53]
    "St. Therese of the Roses" – Malcolm Vaughan (1956)[54]
    "The Story of a Starry Night" – Glenn Miller (1954)[20]
    "The Story of Three Loves" – Ray Martin (1957)[20]
    "Stranger in Paradise" – The Four Aces (1953)[1]
    "Such a Night" – Johnnie Ray (1954)[1]
    "Summer Smash" – Denim (1997)[1]

T

    "Teen Angel" – Mark Dinning (1959)[42]
    "Teenage Prayer" – Gale Storm (1955)[5]
    "Tell Laura I Love Her" – Ray Peterson (1960)[42]
    "Tell Laura I Love Her" – Ricky Valance (1960)[55]
    "Terry" – Twinkle (1964)[42]
    "The Test of Time" – Robert Earl (1959)[22]
    "A Theme from the Threepenny Orchestra (Mack the Knife)" – Louis Armstrong (1956)[20]
    "They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!" – Napoleon XIV (1966)[56]
    "Three Stars" – Ruby Wright (1959)[22]
    "'Til the Following Night" – Screaming Lord Sutch (1961)[57]
    "Till the End of Time" – Perry Como (1945)[20]
    "Ting Tong Tang" – Ken Platt (1958)[22]
    "To Keep My Love Alive" – Ella Fitzgerald (1956)[22]
    "Toll the Bell Easy" – Les Hobeaux (1957)[20]
    "The Tommy Rot Story" – Morris & Mitch (1957)[22]
    "Too Drunk to Fuck" – Dead Kennedys (1981)[58]
    "Tribute to Buddy Holly" – Mike Berry and The Outlaws (1961)[59]

U

    "The Unbeliever" – Guy Mitchell (1957)[20]
    "Urban Guerrilla" – Hawkwind (1973)[60]

V

    "The Voice in My Heart" – Eydie Gormé (1958)[22]

W

    "Walk Hand in Hand" – Tony Martin (1956)[20]
    "We Call It Acieeed" – D-Mob (1988)[61]
    "We Can't Let You Broadcast That" – Norman Long (1932)[1]
    "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang" – Heaven 17 (1981)[62]
    "We Have to Be So Careful" – The Beverley Sisters (1953)[20]
    "We Will All Go Together When We Go" – Tom Lehrer (1959)[22]
    "Wet Dream" – Max Romeo (1969)[63]
    "When I'm Cleaning Windows" – George Formby (1936)[64]
    "Whoa Buck" – Lonnie Donegan (1959)[22]
    "With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock" – George Formby (1937)[20]
    "With My Little Ukulele in My Hand" – George Formby (1933)[20]
    "Woman Love" – Gene Vincent (1956)[20]
    "A Worried Man" – The Kingston Trio (1959)[22]

Y

    "You'll Get Yours" – Frank Sinatra (1956)[22]

That Perry Como must have been a bad assed dude, banned four fooken times!


I and my associates have rejected our government imposed medication.
To us the pattern in the banning is plain, their secrets revealed to us.

Six Months In a Leaky Boat was banned during the Falklands war.
Of course, it had to be. I wonder now why I ever wondered why.





Oh, oh, my, and who really cares