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Pop songs that would be canceled today

And IDGAF if we did this in 2015. Post the music video if there is one.

David Bowie—China Girl

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The Police—Don’t Stand So Close To Me

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by Anonymousreply 106/09/2021

Into the Night by Benny Mardones wouldn’t have made it past the opening lyrics.

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by Anonymousreply 206/09/2021

Among others, Hot for Teacher

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by Anonymousreply 306/09/2021

2 Live Crew—Pop That Coochie

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by Anonymousreply 406/09/2021

Having My Baby

by Anonymousreply 506/09/2021

None of these songs are canceled- you still hear them on the radio.

OP is a Republican trying to spew "cancel culture" talking points

by Anonymousreply 606/09/2021

Tim McGraw—Indian Outlaw

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by Anonymousreply 706/09/2021

That one where Ted Nugent talks about gang raping a 13 year old girl

by Anonymousreply 806/09/2021

Warrant - Cherry Pie 🍒

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by Anonymousreply 906/09/2021

Racist.

Turning Japanese

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Carl Douglas —Kung Fu Fighting

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by Anonymousreply 1106/09/2021

Without question, Jack Jones’s Wives and Lovers.

by Anonymousreply 1206/09/2021

Genesis—Illegal Alien

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by Anonymousreply 1306/09/2021

The proper term is undocumented!

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by Anonymousreply 1406/09/2021

R13 great minds think alike! LOL

by Anonymousreply 1506/09/2021

I’m turning this into a playlist —please continue to share!

by Anonymousreply 1606/09/2021

The Crystals - He hit me (and it felt like a kiss)

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by Anonymousreply 1706/09/2021

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap:

"Young Girl"

"This Girl is a Woman Now"

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Rolling Stones —Brown Sugar

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Katy Perry - Ur So Gay

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by Anonymousreply 2006/09/2021

[Quote] " While she looks at you so cooly And her eyes shine like the moon in the sea She comes in incense and patchouli So you take her, to find what's waiting inside "

Sexist pig! How dare he!

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by Anonymousreply 2106/09/2021

Canceled!

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by Anonymousreply 2206/09/2021

HOW DARE SHE! I'm mean he?

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by Anonymousreply 2306/09/2021

The Youtube comments say it all.

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by Anonymousreply 2406/09/2021

The lil faggot with earing...

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by Anonymousreply 2506/09/2021

"Well, I'd rather see you dead, little girl Than to be with another man You better keep your head, little girl Or I won't know where I am

You better run for your life if you can, little girl Hide your head in the sand, little girl Catch you with another man That's the end, little girl"

by Anonymousreply 2606/09/2021

Girl, you'll be a woman soon

Please, come take my hand

Girl, you'll be a woman soon

Soon, you'll need a man

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by Anonymousreply 2706/09/2021

I beg to differ, R2.

by Anonymousreply 2806/09/2021

No shade to R24 but I’m so tired of Gen Z bitching about early rock ‘n’ roll songs like “You’re Sixteen,” not understanding that 16-year-old girls are who they were trying to sell records to.

by Anonymousreply 2906/09/2021

“It’s ok, you’re 12!”

by Anonymousreply 3006/09/2021

R14- NO

The proper term is ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

by Anonymousreply 3106/09/2021

Short People by Randy Newman

by Anonymousreply 3206/09/2021

You never hear this one anymore....and it was a huge hit. I remember loving hearing it blare from the cassette player in my mother's Mustang.

Yes, I'm old.

"Hey well I'm a friendly stranger in the black Sedan Won't you hop inside my car? I got pictures, got candy I'm a lovable man And I can take you to the nearest star"

Those horns are incredible, though

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by Anonymousreply 3306/09/2021

Would this song be canceled? It makes me feel unsafe.

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by Anonymousreply 3406/09/2021

Also, R29, the songs about being 16 were typically sung from the point of view of a high school boy falling in love with his girl. These were the romantic songs that folks back then danced to at their damn high school proms. It's annoying that some folks can't find that context, it's like they do a Google search for '16', and assume the worst.

Ringo (or the writer Bobby Sherman) wasn't saying that he himself wanted to bang a minor.

by Anonymousreply 3506/09/2021

This song implies stalking is ok. Canceled!

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by Anonymousreply 3606/09/2021

I thought this was a woman singing until I was an adult. Lol

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by Anonymousreply 3706/09/2021

Blurred Lines

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"To Sir, With Lurve"

by Anonymousreply 3906/09/2021

Ebony and Ivory aka Get Over It, Black Folks

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by Anonymousreply 4006/09/2021

If this song was released today the entire world would be outraged! Billions would protest!

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by Anonymousreply 4106/09/2021

Another Aerosmith song that is problematic.

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by Anonymousreply 4206/09/2021

Exclusionary and ableist to people without arms

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by Anonymousreply 4306/09/2021

R42 I don't think it's that problematic. Yes, there's child abuse, and using fire arms and all that jazz, but in the end is an old fashioned song about vengeance

by Anonymousreply 4406/09/2021

Yeah, he had it comin’.

by Anonymousreply 4506/09/2021

Lou Reed - I wanna be black

Check out the lyrics, song is complete with soul sisters singing the chorus

I wanna be black Have natural rhythm Shoot twenty feet of jism, too and fuck up Jews I wanna be black I wanna be a Panther Have a girlfriend named Samantha And have a stable of foxy whores Oh I wanna be black I don't wanna be a fucked up, middle class, college student anymore I just want to have a stable of foxy little whores Yeah, yeah I wanna be black

I wanna be black I wanna be like Martin Luther King and get myself shot in spring And lead a whole generation too And Fucked up the Jews

I wanna be black, I wanna be like Malcolm X and cast a hex over President Kennedy's tomb And have a big prick, too

I don't wanna be a fucked up, middle class, college student anymore

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by Anonymousreply 4606/09/2021

Every Breath You Take

Talk about a stalker's anthem!

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by Anonymousreply 4706/09/2021

Baby It's Cold Outside

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Under My Thumb by the Rolling Stones

It's down to me

Yes it is

The way she does just what she's told down to me

The change has come

She's under my thumb

Ah, ah, say it's alright

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by Anonymousreply 4906/09/2021

The Rolling Stones discography is pretty sketchy nowadays.

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by Anonymousreply 5006/09/2021

Sexy + 17 by the Stray Cats

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by Anonymousreply 5106/09/2021

R47 I don't see the problem with a song about a stalker, they never pretended the song is any other thing. It's not their problem if some people think it's a love song.

But on the other hand, all Nick Cave's Murder ballads album ...

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by Anonymousreply 5206/09/2021

Dude, Looks Like a Lady.

I actually just heard it and was shocked they played it. Or was allowed to play it.

by Anonymousreply 5306/09/2021

R37 that looks like the actress that played Angel in the 80's trashtastic B movie I used to watch over and over on HBO late night. A student by day, Hollywood hooker by night. The VHS cover even had her back to back dressed as both for effect.

by Anonymousreply 5406/09/2021

“Man, I Feel Like a Woman”.

by Anonymousreply 5506/09/2021

R55 And what's exactly the problem with that song?

by Anonymousreply 5606/09/2021

The “cis”, R56.

by Anonymousreply 5706/09/2021

And, Shania dressed up as a man in the video.

by Anonymousreply 5806/09/2021

Marcie Blane - Bobby's Girl

When people ask of me "What would you like to be now that you're not a kid anymore?" I know just what to say I answer right away There's just one thing I've been wishing for I wanna be Bobby's girl I wanna be Bobby's girl That's the most important thing to me And if i was Bobby's girl If I was Bobby's girl What a faithful, thankful girl I'd be Each night I sit at home hoping that he will phone But, I know Bobby has someone else Still in my heart I pray there soon will come the day When I will have him all to myself

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by Anonymousreply 5906/09/2021

Dude Looks Like a Lady

by Anonymousreply 6006/09/2021

[quote]“Man, I Feel Like a Woman”.

Literal.

Violence.

by Anonymousreply 6106/09/2021

Young girl, get out of my mind, my love for you is way out of line. Better run girl, you're much too young girl.

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"When your body's had enough of me And I'm layin' flat out on the floor When you think I've loved you all I can I'm gonna love you a little bit more"

by Anonymousreply 6306/09/2021

"Can't keep my hands to myself Think I'll dust 'em off, put 'em back up on the shelf In case my little baby girl is in need Am I coming out of left field?"

WWWWHHHHAAAAAAT!!!!!! Hands? Baby girl???? Aka Molestation?

"Got another mouth to feed Leave her with a baby sitter, mama, call the grave digger Gone with the fallen leaves Am I coming out of left field?"

WWWWHHHHAAAAAAT!!!!!! Baby sitter? Mamma? Graves? Aka Murder of women?

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by Anonymousreply 6406/09/2021

R26 even Lennon hated that song and regretted it.

by Anonymousreply 6506/09/2021

Sooooooo “problematic” lol

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by Anonymousreply 6606/09/2021

Great song, even better video, could not be made today.

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by Anonymousreply 6706/09/2021

I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself - Elton John/Bernie Taupin (teen suicide)

I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats (Girl with a gun shoots students at a school across the street. Based on a true story)

by Anonymousreply 6806/09/2021

Reading this thread and you’re all right. People these days being offended by the slightest thing is just becoming exhausting.

by Anonymousreply 6906/09/2021

Stalking alert -invasion of privacy

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Possible date rape/regret sex/misunderstanding of non-visual cues

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by Anonymousreply 7106/09/2021

Personal interaction/dating/sex. Why be friends or date someone nearby when I can interact with thousands online?

by Anonymousreply 7206/09/2021

Sorry wrong thread

by Anonymousreply 7306/09/2021

Shame, because the song's got a killer melody

Spinners - Ghetto Child

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No wonder he's reduced to shilling for walk-in tubs.

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by Anonymousreply 7506/09/2021

Raped And Freezin’ by Chynna Phillips

by Anonymousreply 7606/09/2021

OMFG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! R71 WINS !!!!!!!! I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING !!!!!! THANK YOU, R71 !!!!!! YOU MADE MY DAY !!!!!

by Anonymousreply 7706/09/2021

Valid lyric message, but now problematic messenger;

Indian Reservation - Paul Revere & the Raiders

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by Anonymousreply 7806/09/2021

China girl is actually about heroin.

by Anonymousreply 7906/09/2021

[quote] [R42] I don't think it's that problematic. Yes, there's child abuse, and using fire arms and all that jazz, but in the end is an old fashioned song about vengeance

Uh, isn't this thread dedicated to OLD FASHIONED values that could get you canceled, like gun violence? Nowadays, you use social media and social media memes to take revenge.

by Anonymousreply 8006/09/2021

Speaking of stalking almost threatening. Every Breath You Take

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The Rolling Stones - Under My Thumb

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A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash

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Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman

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by Anonymousreply 8406/09/2021

R79 but the video would not be allowed today.

Every Breath You Take is just a bland love song. Sting tried to make it “edgy” by pretending it was about stalking his ex wife, except he dumped her for his thirsty neighbor! Clearly, he wasn’t interested in his first wife anymore.

by Anonymousreply 8506/09/2021

Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man

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by Anonymousreply 8606/09/2021

R84, how on earth would Oh Pretty Woman get canceled??

I have to keep looking up lyrics to some of the submissions here, and this one has zero trace of "problematic". It's the simplest song ever. He thinks a woman is pretty and wants to have a date with her. There are no lyrics to suggest he's touching her, or forcing her to do anything. Is this an issue because it sounds like 'catcalling' to you?

by Anonymousreply 8706/09/2021

Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy

by Anonymousreply 8806/09/2021

Blurred Lines by Robin Thick

by Anonymousreply 8906/09/2021

Ask HR about complimenting someone’s appearance in any way these days.

by Anonymousreply 9006/09/2021

Another future regret sex/date rape allegation song

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by Anonymousreply 9106/09/2021

R88, can you explain this one.

Stevie is talking about going to her favorite vintage store on Haight Street, to shop there again like she did in the old times, when she was more wayward and unfocused, before she became a grownup successful artist making money. She's reminiscing about how she used to be supposedly free, and yet how she had to transform in order to love herself, and be truly free, unlike the memory, which is captured in time forever. It's a perfect and personal song, that many can relate to.

What on earth about that would someone try to cancel? The song is still played a lot on nostalgia radio.

by Anonymousreply 9206/09/2021

Yes - Gypsy is far from cancel worthy.

by Anonymousreply 9306/09/2021

Anything and everything by Rihanna. Not because it's somehow socially unacceptable, but because it sucks, and she's a FUCKING CUNT.

by Anonymousreply 9406/09/2021

Ching Chong

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by Anonymousreply 9506/09/2021

I love Peggy

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by Anonymousreply 9606/09/2021

R87 It's about a creepy, shallow stranger chasing a woman down a street. It can be terrifying for some women.

It's about men judging women by their looks only...a sure fire way to a lasting and meaningful relationship.

by Anonymousreply 9706/09/2021

"So caught up in you little girl"

38 Special? Idk heard it on an oldies station yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 9806/09/2021

Cher

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by Anonymousreply 9906/09/2021

Was just talking about this the other day

Not really a pop song, but the Rolling Stones "Some Girls" has the following lyric:

[italic] French girls they want Cartier, Italian girls want cars

American girls want everything in the world you can possibly imagine

English girls they're so prissy, I can't stand them on the telephone

Sometimes I take the receiver off the hook, I don't want them to ever call at all

White girls they're pretty funny, sometimes they drive me mad

Black girls just wanna get fucked all night, I just don't have that much jam

Chinese girls are so gentle, they're really such a tease

You never know quite what they're cookin', inside those silky sleeves [/italic]

Twitter would literally have a meltdown over all the "literal violence" in those lyrics.

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by Anonymousreply 10006/09/2021

What about this one?

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by Anonymousreply 10106/09/2021

An endless list.

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by Anonymousreply 10206/09/2021

I Like Big Butts

by Anonymousreply 10306/09/2021

I love this song.

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by Anonymousreply 10406/09/2021

So you just ASSUMED my dugout is nappy?

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by Anonymousreply 10506/09/2021

Would this song have to be retitled “Women 18 Years & Older”?

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by Anonymousreply 10606/09/2021

I always thought that song at R106 was one of the stupidest dudebro try hard songs imaginable. I had a roommate who played this non stop and was a huge slut. Always talking about getting laid and being horny. He did hook up a lot but never got in relationships. He would also randomly walk up to girls in public and tell them they were beautiful and offer up the creepiest compliments. Then one month we got this crazy ass phone bill so I looked to see where all the charges were from. It was a weird ass 999 number or some shit like that so I dialed it and it turned out to be a chat line for bi curious guys. He had spent 55 minutes one time and another 36 mins a second time. I didn't want to bust him since I wasn't out myself then and he acted like he didn't know anything about it. Only two of us lived there and it wasn't me so... I always wondered what that was all about. Anyway it got longwinded but anytime I hear that song it reminds of that guy who was the worst douche dudebro before dudebros were a thing.

by Anonymousreply 10706/09/2021

R93, I disagree

by Anonymousreply 10806/09/2021

R5 That one even made me cringe back in the day.. Having MY baby, not OUR? I realize that was just an expression, but it was a paternalistic expression that was waaaaay past it’s prime when this song came out.

by Anonymousreply 10906/09/2021

They’d all be cancelled by those snowflakes! They’re coming for all of us!!!

by Anonymousreply 11006/09/2021

How 'bout "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves"?

by Anonymousreply 11106/09/2021

I think there were always people who were upset with The Cure's song, "Killing An Arab," because they never took the time to learn what it was actually about.

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by Anonymousreply 11206/09/2021

[quote] The Police—Don’t Stand So Close To Me

That was my ex-boyfriend's favorite song! he said it reminded him of me.

by Anonymousreply 11306/09/2021

Got me cancelled. God Bless America.

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by Anonymousreply 11406/09/2021

It's a good thing all of these songs have been cancelled. Otherwise we might not have the incredibly talented pop stars of today.

by Anonymousreply 11506/09/2021

Honey. Bobby Goldsboro. Dumb misogynistic song.

The way it described the dingbat wife reminded me of Edith Bunker.

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by Anonymousreply 11606/09/2021

[quote]Baby It's Cold Outside

I believe that song IS cancelled today, unfortunately.

by Anonymousreply 11706/09/2021

"Creepy uncles", please rise for your national anthem:

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by Anonymousreply 11806/09/2021

This promotes infidelity!

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by Anonymousreply 11906/09/2021

“Japanese Boy” by Aneka.

It’s hilariously egregious.

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by Anonymousreply 12006/09/2021

And of course "Turning Japanese" which is actually about masturbation (Brit slang based on your O-face)

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by Anonymousreply 12106/09/2021

That awful Butterfly Kisses always gave me the creeps. And should be cancelled

by Anonymousreply 12206/09/2021

Sexual harassment case

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by Anonymousreply 12306/09/2021

It should be Cisgender Female Curvature

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by Anonymousreply 12406/09/2021

Prostitution / Human trafficking / Women in danger

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by Anonymousreply 12506/09/2021

Queen - "Fat Bottomed Girls"

by Anonymousreply 12606/09/2021

Oh Loretta

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Paul Anka - "Having My Baby"

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Fire - Pointer Sisters

No really means yes

You're pullin' me close I just say 'no' / I say I don't like it / But you know I'm a liar / 'Cause when we kiss/ Ooooh, fire.

by Anonymousreply 12906/09/2021

Stalking / Women in danger

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by Anonymousreply 13006/09/2021

The Move, Chinatown

"...I can find a goodtime girl in Chinatown, dancing in my shoes..."

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by Anonymousreply 13106/09/2021

Can you imagine.....

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by Anonymousreply 13206/09/2021

Blondie - Kung Fu Girls

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by Anonymousreply 13306/09/2021

Kidnapping / Rape

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by Anonymousreply 13406/09/2021

Yes we can, R132.

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by Anonymousreply 13506/09/2021

It's alright, I'm not dangerous When you're mine, I'll be generous You're irreplaceable A collectible, (Just like) Just like fine china

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by Anonymousreply 13606/09/2021

My Girl Bill !

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by Anonymousreply 13706/09/2021

CB Savage !!!!

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by Anonymousreply 13806/09/2021

I Wanna Sex You Up -- Color Me Badd

by Anonymousreply 13906/09/2021

Spin Doctors - "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"

It's been a whole lot easier since the bitch left town / It's been a whole lot happier without her face around

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by Anonymousreply 14006/09/2021

In the UK especially, where it's become an unofficial Christmas standard, some people have tried to cancel The Pogues' Fairytale of New York, mostly for the line "You cheap lousy faggot". But apparently they have no problems with "You're an old slut on junk".

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by Anonymousreply 14106/09/2021

Beastie Boys' "Girls" ("Girls, to do the dishes, to clean up my room, to do the laundry, and in the bathroom")

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by Anonymousreply 14206/09/2021

[quote]Every Breath You Take is just a bland love song. Sting tried to make it “edgy” by pretending it was about stalking his ex wife, except he dumped her for his thirsty neighbor! Clearly, he wasn’t interested in his first wife anymore.

All this information is totally inaccurate.

Sting actually said in an interview, he wrote the music as a romantic pop song, then specifically wrote the stalker lyrics to see if EBYT would be misinterpreted as a love song and it was! It’s hilarious when couples choose this for a song to be played at their weddings!

I remember Marilyn McCoo and the late Andy Gibb, then the hosts of ‘Solid Gold’, gazing into each others eyes while singing this song. Way too may thought EBYT was a love song. It’s about a stalker, end of story.

No, Sting didn’t write this for his ex-wife Irish actress Frances Tomelty. The ‘thirsty neighbor' you are referring to is Trudie Styler, his current wife. Trudie was actually best friends with Frances, this was before Trudie became their London neighbor.

Frances and Trudie were both in The Royal Shakespeare Company, where they met and became friends. At that point, Frances was already married to Sting. When they married Frances was a bit older than Sting and more established in her acting career, Sting was nowhere near famous when they married.

While hanging with Frances, Trudie set her eyes on Sting, she also saw dollar signs. At that point, Sting was already quite rich and famous when she starting pursuing him. Trudie, then went to the extent of getting an apartment near Sting and Frances' London apartment. Trudie basically stalked Sting.

Before becoming an actress, Trudie was an escort, her clients were mostly rich Mid-Eastern men. In interviews, she simply mentioned working at London 'gentlemen's club', that's not the truth. Trudie's background is rather sordid. She lies about most of it. Trudie grew up quite poor, in a home without an inside toilet. She also claims to have grown up in Italy, on a vineyard, she claims Italy is her home country, she's not Italian and she wasn't born there. Her father was a factory worker and a farmer, she was born and raised in Worcestershire.

This delusional woman must pinch herself everyday, she probably cannot believe her good fortune. Financially Trudie has faired much better than Frances, Sting didn't give Frances much in their divorce settlement. Isn't that always the case with the first wife, or partner, who stands by a partner with showbiz aspirations, they financially support them for years, they then get dumped for some airhead.

by Anonymousreply 14306/09/2021

R143 It’s incredible the way straight men have no standards.

by Anonymousreply 14406/10/2021

Creepy uncles, please stay standing for your finale!

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by Anonymousreply 14506/10/2021

R80 Yes, i'm pretty sure child abusers are really scared of memes.

That girl put a bullet on her bastard father abuser and made justice, runaway, ruuunaway from the pain

Pumped up kicks on the other hand is about a high school shooting. The curious thing is that the lyrics are obscure enough to not being canceled even when there were several shootings while the song was a surprise top 10 radio hit

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by Anonymousreply 14606/10/2021

R137’s song should be canceled just for having Savile in the thumbnail!

by Anonymousreply 14706/10/2021

Oh. My!

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by Anonymousreply 14806/10/2021

Not exactly the song, but the video looks pretty offensive the guys with huge afros can have that "native" look.

There's also Bananarama in blackface, a nod to Diana Ross and The Supremes and those black girl groups of the '60s

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by Anonymousreply 14906/10/2021

it is clear that many of you do not listen to any music that has been recorded in the last couple of decades. Smh.

by Anonymousreply 15006/10/2021

(I Love It When You) Call Me Names - Joan Armatrading (1983)

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by Anonymousreply 15106/10/2021

Bel Div Devoe- Do Me! This lyric would get them in trouble today. "Back stage, underage, adolescent, how you doing?'

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by Anonymousreply 15206/10/2021

R150, that's because this is the music we feel would be canceled today. The music of the last couple decades has already been sanitized for your convenience, dear.

by Anonymousreply 15306/10/2021

I don't think there's such cancelations.

Reaggeton and hip hop are full of songs with very questionable lyrics and nobody is cancelling them

by Anonymousreply 15406/10/2021

These aren't pop songs, R154. Do try to keep up.

by Anonymousreply 15506/10/2021

I think it's already been cancelled, but "Blurred Lines" is so rapey it's hard to believe it was made not so long ago.

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by Anonymousreply 15606/10/2021

And not only made, it was a huge hit (with 11 or 12 weeks at number one of the billboard hot 100)

by Anonymousreply 15706/10/2021

Lots of attention to lyrics here, when most people really don't pay much attention to them

As they said in my day, It has a good beat and I can dance to it

by Anonymousreply 15806/10/2021

Cousin Dupree - Steely Dan

..Now I've come back home to plan my next move from the comfort of my Aunt Faye's couch

When I see my little cousin Janine walk in , all I could say was ow-ow-ouch

Honey how you've grown like a rose

Well we used to play when we were three - how about a kiss for your cousin Dupree

She turned my life into a living hell, in those little tops and tight capris

I pretended to be readin' the National Probe, as I was watchin' her wax her skis

On Saturday night she walked in with her date, and backs him up against the wall

I tumbled off the couch and heard myself sing, in a voice I never knew I had before...

by Anonymousreply 15906/10/2021

Didn’t Robin Thicke get sued by Marvin Gaye’s estate over Blurred Lines?

by Anonymousreply 16006/10/2021

R153 Well, no. I think he's referring to the music of today having the most obscene, offensive, scurrilous language imaginable. Whatever the opposite of "sanitized" that's the description of a lot of music today.... not to pick on rap and hip hop, but there are most obvious examples there.

[quote]"I let him hit it 'cause he slang cocaine / He toss my salad like his name Romaine."

A very mild example from Nicki Minaj

by Anonymousreply 16106/10/2021

R156 that Emily Rataksojski or whatever her name has such a annoying expression. A decade on this video and her being nude in it remains her claim to fame but still gets her a story in the Daily Mail every day.

by Anonymousreply 16206/10/2021

R161, that's still approved language, though isn't it? We're talking about POP songs of the PAST that wouldn't pass the muster today.

The whole point of this thread is to underline how the old pop music had a lot of themes like incest, rape, dating minors, lusting after minors, abusing your wife, and generally showing male dominance. Songs about cocaine and drinking, and general sexuality existed back then and do today. That's not being canceled nor would it be today....as is evidenced by your post.

by Anonymousreply 16306/10/2021

R163 Songs about bitches and hoes and wet ass pussy (objectification of women! cancel!)

Songs about hitting women to let them know who's boss! (male dominance and abuse! cancel!)

Songs about fags (homophobia! cancel!)

And don't make me give you examples, these are pretty common elements

By the standards you are asserting, these examples have not been "sanitized" by any measure (the poster's point). These songs contain elements of "songs from the past" that posters are suggesting would be canceled today. Pretty simple point, really.

by Anonymousreply 16406/10/2021

R67

That was long a misheard lyrics thing for me (mondegreen), where I wondered how lyrics "F*ck the cashbox!" got on the airwaves?

by Anonymousreply 16506/10/2021

[quote] Didn’t Robin Thicke get sued by Marvin Gaye’s estate over Blurred Lines?

Yes, and Marvin Gaye's estate won.

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by Anonymousreply 16606/10/2021

Everybody, run! The homecoming queen's got a gun.

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by Anonymousreply 16706/10/2021

Funky Cold Medina by Tone Loc for a couple problematic verses alluding to putting things in womens' drinks so they'll consent to sex, and then a very transphobic passage of lyrics.

[quote]This brother told me a secret on how to get more chicks/Put a little Medina in your glass and the girls'll come real quick/It's better than any alcohol or aphrodisiac/A couple of sips of this love potion and she'll be on your lap

[quote]So, I took her to my crib and everything went well as planned/But when she got undressed, it was a big old mess, Sheena was a man/So, I threw him out, I don't fool around with no Oscar Meyer wiener/You must be sure that the girl is pure for the Funky Cold Medina/You know, ain't no plans with a man/This is the 80's and I'm down with the ladies/Break it down

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by Anonymousreply 16806/10/2021

Sweet Little Sixteen

You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful, and You're Mine

by Anonymousreply 16906/10/2021

R167, that is indeed a perfect example. It was just a funny novelty song in the 80s, but that was before school shootings was a thing.

by Anonymousreply 17006/10/2021

Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson

by Anonymousreply 17106/10/2021

Michael Jackson, "Pretty (Really, Really, REALLY) Young Thing"

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by Anonymousreply 17206/10/2021

Honey, he was never talking about a female. He was being bitchy about Dirty Diana and letting us know there was no way Billie Jean's kid was not his because he would never fuck her. You know being a woman and all.

by Anonymousreply 17306/10/2021

R29, I'm sick of elderly Republicans complaining about all these songs being "canceled" when every single one is still played on the radio

I literally just heard P.Y.T

by Anonymousreply 17406/10/2021

Who are you talking about R174? Are there elderly GOPs complaining about these songs being canceled?

by Anonymousreply 17506/10/2021

China Girl is about heroin. This is one of my favorite tunes by Bowie. Another one gone too soon.

by Anonymousreply 17606/10/2021

R176, not quite.

Paul Trynka, the author of the David Bowie biography, Starman, explains the song [for Iggy Pop's 1977 album The Idiot] was inspired by Iggy Pop's infatuation with Kuelan Nguyen, a Vietnamese woman, as a metaphor for his Stooges career. It was written by Iggy, with collaboration from Bowie at the time.

When Nile Rodgers' was producing Bowie's 1983 remake, he offered an alternative explanation to Bowie; it's about speed balling coke and heroin. China (white) was the heroin, girl was the coke, and Bowie was down with the multiple salacious meanings in a pop song, so they went for it.

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by Anonymousreply 17706/10/2021

Always thought this was a great catchy song, but I never paid much attention to the lyrics, The Sir Douglas Quintet's "Mendocino".

Teeny bopper, my teenage lover

I caught your wave last night

It sent my mind a-wonderin'

You're such a groove, please don't move

Please stay in my love house by the river

Fast-talkin' guys with strange red eyes

Have put things in your head

And start your mind a-wonderin'

I love you so, please don't go

Please stay here with me in Mendocino

Mendocino, Mendocino

Where life's such a groove

You'll blow your mind in the mornin'

We used to walk through the park

Make love along the way in Mendocino

Like I told you, can you dig it?

If you wanna groove

I'll be glad to have you

Ah, 'cause I love you so, please don't go

Please stay here with me in Mendocino

by Anonymousreply 17806/10/2021

Probably this one. The drumming style probably would also be scandalous today, as “cultural appropriation.”

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by Anonymousreply 17906/11/2021

[quote] it is clear that many of you do not listen to any music that has been recorded in the last couple of decades.

I would rather use my ability to hear on music that is worth listening to.

by Anonymousreply 18006/11/2021

I fucking LOVED this one when it started popping up on MTV. These ladies were having SO much fun with this very silly video, with their coordinated tribal dancing, plastic outfits, and singing about eating cannibals. WTF? Awesome.

I'm sure that would tick off a few woke boxes, if released today. LOL.

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by Anonymousreply 18106/11/2021

R159, I thought Cousin Dupree was clearly meant to be a joke about cousin lovin in the South.

It's Hey Nineteen from Steely Dan that would absolutely be cancelled today. You can interpret it as a song about a much older guy who ultimately uses alcohol and weed to get a 19-year-old girl to sleep with him. "The Cuervo gold, the fine Colombian, make tonight a wonderful thing."

by Anonymousreply 18206/11/2021

When Steely Dan plays that song in concert these days, they no longer sing the phrase, Hey Nineteen, but rather let the audience sing it

by Anonymousreply 18306/11/2021

[quote]Songs about hitting women to let them know who's boss! (male dominance and abuse! cancel!)

Can we extend this to TV sitcoms as well?

by Anonymousreply 18406/11/2021

"I-I-I love little girls. They make me feel so good. I love little girls. They make me feel so bad."

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by Anonymousreply 18506/11/2021

Pretty Girls by Melissa Manchester (1979)

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by Anonymousreply 18606/11/2021

Hot Child In The City by Nick Glider (1978)

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by Anonymousreply 18706/11/2021

R185 I'm pretty sure that song was controversial when it first came out too.

by Anonymousreply 18806/11/2021

When this was initially released, it didn't get much flak in the UK but did receive some when played on US college/alt-rock radio stations especially in the South. Can only imagine would the reaction would be if it was released today, especially if heard by the "guns and bibles" crowd.

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by Anonymousreply 18906/11/2021

Angie Baby - Helen Ready.

Murder?

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by Anonymousreply 19006/11/2021

I wonder how "I Am Woman" would be interpreted if released today? I suspect it would be dragged through the mud for not being inclusive.

by Anonymousreply 19106/11/2021

Falco's "Jeanny." It was a big hit in much of Europe (as big as or even bigger than "Rock Me Amadeus"). It didn't chart in the US, although the video did get some airplay on MTV. It was controversial back then, but probably wouldn't even be released today.

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by Anonymousreply 19206/11/2021

I am a person of non specific gender, hear me roar….

by Anonymousreply 19306/11/2021

Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch"

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by Anonymousreply 19406/11/2021

Eldergay fave Babs Streisand should of been canceled for her Come To The Supermarket In Old Peking song. That song is racist as shit and this ho should of had her career shut down.

by Anonymousreply 19506/11/2021

Empress Aretha's "U Makes Me Feel Like A Natural Woman" was always problematic. Its pretty obvious that "Natural" is code for "Cis". This song goes out off it's way to exclude trans women and is transphobic as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 19606/11/2021

'You've Got To Be A Hustler' for so many reasons.

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by Anonymousreply 19706/11/2021

Whitney's I'm Every Woman video would get her canceled today. How can she claim to be every woman and not include a single trans woman or NB in her video? That whole video is just LITERAL VIOLENCE.

by Anonymousreply 19806/11/2021

Bonnie Raitt's single "Bonnie Raitt Is For The Thang Called Love" contains the hateful lyric, "I Ain't No Ameba". Say what, bitch? She is a privileged cis white woman who has NO right to compare herself to other organisms. Ameba have feelings too, Miss Bonnie.

by Anonymousreply 19906/11/2021

This would be retitled “Shim”

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by Anonymousreply 200Last Monday at 8:02 PM

You Make Me Feel (Like I Have a Front Hole) is more inclusive and will be released as a remix to celebrate Pride this month.

by Anonymousreply 201Last Monday at 8:07 PM
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