Thursday, June 15, 2006

Clear Channel banned 150 songs

It's been written off as urban legend, but it really happened. In the aftermath of 9/11 Clear Channel responded by directing their 1200 radio stations to yank 150 songs.

What follows is a partial list of the songs deemed "lyrically questionable" by Clear Channel:
AC/DC: "Shot Down In Flames," "Highway To Hell," "Safe In New York City," "TNT"
Alien Ant Farm: "Smooth Criminal"
Armstrong, Louis: "What A Wonderful World"
Bangles: "Walk Like An Egyptian"
Barenaked Ladies: "Falling For The First Time"
Beastie Boys: "Sabotage," "Sure Shot"
Beatles: "A Day In The Life," "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," "Obla Di, Obla Da"
Benatar, Pat: "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
Black Sabbath: "War Pigs," "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
Clash: "Rock the Casbah"
Dave Matthews Band: "Crash Into Me"
The Doors: "The End"
Drifters: "On Broadway"
Drowning Pool: "Bodies"
Dylan, Bob: "Knocking On Heaven's Door," "Blowin' In The Wind"
Foo Fighters: "Learn To Fly"
Godsmack: "Bad Religion"
Green Day: "Brain Stew"
Hendrix, Jimi: "Hey Joe"
Joel, Billy: "Only The Good Die Young"
John, Elton: "Benny & the Jets," "Rocket Man"
Kravitz, Lenny "Fly Away"
Led Zeppelin "Stairway To Heaven"
Jerry Lee Lewis "Great Balls Of Fire"
Lennon, John: "Imagine"
Limp Bizkit: "Break Stuff"
Martha & the Vandellas: "Dancing In The Streets"
McLean, Don: "American Pie"
Metallica: "Seek And Destroy," "Enter Sandman," "Fade To Black"
Morissette, Alanis: "Ironic"
Peter, Paul & Mary: "Leaving On A Jet Plane"
Tom Petty: "Free Fallin'"
Pink Floyd: "Mother," "Run Like Hell"
Queen: "Another One Bites The Dust," "Killer Queen"
Rage Against The Machine: every single song
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Aeroplane," "Under The Bridge"
REM: "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Rolling Stones: "Ruby Tuesday"
Ryder, Mitch and the Detroit Wheels: "Devil With The Blue Dress On"
Saliva: "Click Click Boom"
Slipknot: "Left Behind," Wait And Bleed"
Sinatra, Frank: "New York, New York"
Smashing Pumpkins: "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
Soundgarden: "Blow Up The Outside World," "Black Hole Sun"
Springsteen, Bruce "I'm On Fire," "Goin' Down"
Steam: "Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey, Good Bye"
Stone Temple Pilots: "Big Bang Baby," "Dead And Bloated"
Sugar Ray: "Fly"
System Of A Down: "Chop Suey"
Talking Heads: "Burning Down The House"
Third Eye Blind: "Jumper"
Tool: "Intolerance"
U2: "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
Van Halen: "Jump"

Apparently CC is riddled with anti-American programmers