These Classic Songs Were Actually Banned from the Radio

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Musicians often perform just for the thrill of it, but many have also used their fame to push various social, legal and political boundaries with their lyrics. This is true across all genres of music, but rock ‘n’ roll musicians throughout history have certainly made the most waves. In its heyday, rock music’s excessive use of sexual innuendo and political messages sometimes led to bans— and even riots.

Are you ready to learn which of your favorite songs were actually banned from radio because of lyrics that were graphic, obscene or just downright controversial? Across genres, some of these chart toppers and timeless classics are sure to surprise you!