And IDGAF if we did this in 2015. Post the music video if there is one.
David Bowie—China Girl
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And IDGAF if we did this in 2015. Post the music video if there is one.
David Bowie—China Girl
|by Anonymous||reply 201||Last Monday at 8:07 PM|
The Police—Don’t Stand So Close To Me
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/09/2021|
Into the Night by Benny Mardones wouldn’t have made it past the opening lyrics.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/09/2021|
Among others, Hot for Teacher
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/09/2021|
2 Live Crew—Pop That Coochie
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/09/2021|
Having My Baby
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||06/09/2021|
Tim McGraw—Indian Outlaw
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/09/2021|
That one where Ted Nugent talks about gang raping a 13 year old girl
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/09/2021|
Warrant - Cherry Pie 🍒
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/09/2021|
Carl Douglas —Kung Fu Fighting
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/09/2021|
Without question, Jack Jones’s Wives and Lovers.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/09/2021|
The proper term is undocumented!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/09/2021|
R13 great minds think alike! LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/09/2021|
I’m turning this into a playlist —please continue to share!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/09/2021|
The Crystals - He hit me (and it felt like a kiss)
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/09/2021|
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap:
"This Girl is a Woman Now"
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/09/2021|
Rolling Stones —Brown Sugar
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/09/2021|
Katy Perry - Ur So Gay
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/09/2021|
[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!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/09/2021|
HOW DARE SHE! I'm mean he?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/09/2021|
The Youtube comments say it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/09/2021|
The lil faggot with earing...
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/09/2021|
"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 Anonymous||reply 26||06/09/2021|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/09/2021|
I beg to differ, R2.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||06/09/2021|
“It’s ok, you’re 12!”
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/09/2021|
The proper term is ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/09/2021|
Short People by Randy Newman
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/09/2021|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/09/2021|
Would this song be canceled? It makes me feel unsafe.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||06/09/2021|
This song implies stalking is ok. Canceled!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/09/2021|
I thought this was a woman singing until I was an adult. Lol
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/09/2021|
"To Sir, With Lurve"
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/09/2021|
Ebony and Ivory aka Get Over It, Black Folks
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/09/2021|
If this song was released today the entire world would be outraged! Billions would protest!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/09/2021|
Another Aerosmith song that is problematic.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/09/2021|
Exclusionary and ableist to people without arms
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||06/09/2021|
Yeah, he had it comin’.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/09/2021|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/09/2021|
Every Breath You Take
Talk about a stalker's anthem!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/09/2021|
Baby It's Cold Outside
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/09/2021|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/09/2021|
The Rolling Stones discography is pretty sketchy nowadays.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/09/2021|
Sexy + 17 by the Stray Cats
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/09/2021|
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 ...
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/09/2021|
Dude, Looks Like a Lady.
I actually just heard it and was shocked they played it. Or was allowed to play it.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||06/09/2021|
“Man, I Feel Like a Woman”.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/09/2021|
R55 And what's exactly the problem with that song?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/09/2021|
The “cis”, R56.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/09/2021|
And, Shania dressed up as a man in the video.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/09/2021|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/09/2021|
Dude Looks Like a Lady
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/09/2021|
[quote]“Man, I Feel Like a Woman”.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||06/09/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/09/2021|
"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 Anonymous||reply 63||06/09/2021|
"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?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/09/2021|
R26 even Lennon hated that song and regretted it.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/09/2021|
Sooooooo “problematic” lol
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/09/2021|
Great song, even better video, could not be made today.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||06/09/2021|
Reading this thread and you’re all right. People these days being offended by the slightest thing is just becoming exhausting.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/09/2021|
Stalking alert -invasion of privacy
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/09/2021|
Possible date rape/regret sex/misunderstanding of non-visual cues
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/09/2021|
Personal interaction/dating/sex. Why be friends or date someone nearby when I can interact with thousands online?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/09/2021|
Sorry wrong thread
|by Anonymous||reply 73||06/09/2021|
Shame, because the song's got a killer melody
Spinners - Ghetto Child
|by Anonymous||reply 74||06/09/2021|
No wonder he's reduced to shilling for walk-in tubs.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/09/2021|
Raped And Freezin’ by Chynna Phillips
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/09/2021|
OMFG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! R71 WINS !!!!!!!! I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING !!!!!! THANK YOU, R71 !!!!!! YOU MADE MY DAY !!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||06/09/2021|
Valid lyric message, but now problematic messenger;
Indian Reservation - Paul Revere & the Raiders
|by Anonymous||reply 78||06/09/2021|
China girl is actually about heroin.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||06/09/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 80||06/09/2021|
Speaking of stalking almost threatening. Every Breath You Take
|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/09/2021|
The Rolling Stones - Under My Thumb
|by Anonymous||reply 82||06/09/2021|
A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/09/2021|
Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
|by Anonymous||reply 84||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 85||06/09/2021|
Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man
|by Anonymous||reply 86||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 87||06/09/2021|
Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy
|by Anonymous||reply 88||06/09/2021|
Blurred Lines by Robin Thick
|by Anonymous||reply 89||06/09/2021|
Ask HR about complimenting someone’s appearance in any way these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||06/09/2021|
Another future regret sex/date rape allegation song
|by Anonymous||reply 91||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 92||06/09/2021|
Yes - Gypsy is far from cancel worthy.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||06/09/2021|
Anything and everything by Rihanna. Not because it's somehow socially unacceptable, but because it sucks, and she's a FUCKING CUNT.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||06/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 95||06/09/2021|
I love Peggy
|by Anonymous||reply 96||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 97||06/09/2021|
"So caught up in you little girl"
38 Special? Idk heard it on an oldies station yesterday.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||06/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 99||06/09/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||06/09/2021|
What about this one?
|by Anonymous||reply 101||06/09/2021|
An endless list.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||06/09/2021|
I Like Big Butts
|by Anonymous||reply 103||06/09/2021|
I love this song.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||06/09/2021|
So you just ASSUMED my dugout is nappy?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||06/09/2021|
Would this song have to be retitled “Women 18 Years & Older”?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 107||06/09/2021|
R93, I disagree
|by Anonymous||reply 108||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 109||06/09/2021|
They’d all be cancelled by those snowflakes! They’re coming for all of us!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 110||06/09/2021|
How 'bout "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves"?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||06/09/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||06/09/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 113||06/09/2021|
Got me cancelled. God Bless America.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 115||06/09/2021|
Honey. Bobby Goldsboro. Dumb misogynistic song.
The way it described the dingbat wife reminded me of Edith Bunker.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||06/09/2021|
[quote]Baby It's Cold Outside
I believe that song IS cancelled today, unfortunately.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||06/09/2021|
"Creepy uncles", please rise for your national anthem:
|by Anonymous||reply 118||06/09/2021|
This promotes infidelity!
|by Anonymous||reply 119||06/09/2021|
“Japanese Boy” by Aneka.
It’s hilariously egregious.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||06/09/2021|
And of course "Turning Japanese" which is actually about masturbation (Brit slang based on your O-face)
|by Anonymous||reply 121||06/09/2021|
That awful Butterfly Kisses always gave me the creeps. And should be cancelled
|by Anonymous||reply 122||06/09/2021|
Sexual harassment case
|by Anonymous||reply 123||06/09/2021|
It should be Cisgender Female Curvature
|by Anonymous||reply 124||06/09/2021|
Prostitution / Human trafficking / Women in danger
|by Anonymous||reply 125||06/09/2021|
Queen - "Fat Bottomed Girls"
|by Anonymous||reply 126||06/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 127||06/09/2021|
Paul Anka - "Having My Baby"
|by Anonymous||reply 128||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 129||06/09/2021|
Stalking / Women in danger
|by Anonymous||reply 130||06/09/2021|
The Move, Chinatown
"...I can find a goodtime girl in Chinatown, dancing in my shoes..."
|by Anonymous||reply 131||06/09/2021|
Can you imagine.....
|by Anonymous||reply 132||06/09/2021|
Blondie - Kung Fu Girls
|by Anonymous||reply 133||06/09/2021|
Kidnapping / Rape
|by Anonymous||reply 134||06/09/2021|
Yes we can, R132.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||06/09/2021|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 136||06/09/2021|
My Girl Bill !
|by Anonymous||reply 137||06/09/2021|
CB Savage !!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 138||06/09/2021|
I Wanna Sex You Up -- Color Me Badd
|by Anonymous||reply 139||06/09/2021|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 140||06/09/2021|
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".
|by Anonymous||reply 141||06/09/2021|
Beastie Boys' "Girls" ("Girls, to do the dishes, to clean up my room, to do the laundry, and in the bathroom")
|by Anonymous||reply 142||06/09/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 143||06/09/2021|
R143 It’s incredible the way straight men have no standards.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||06/10/2021|
Creepy uncles, please stay standing for your finale!
|by Anonymous||reply 145||06/10/2021|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 146||06/10/2021|
R137’s song should be canceled just for having Savile in the thumbnail!
|by Anonymous||reply 147||06/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 148||06/10/2021|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 149||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 150||06/10/2021|
(I Love It When You) Call Me Names - Joan Armatrading (1983)
|by Anonymous||reply 151||06/10/2021|
Bel Div Devoe- Do Me! This lyric would get them in trouble today. "Back stage, underage, adolescent, how you doing?'
|by Anonymous||reply 152||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 153||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 154||06/10/2021|
These aren't pop songs, R154. Do try to keep up.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||06/10/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||06/10/2021|
And not only made, it was a huge hit (with 11 or 12 weeks at number one of the billboard hot 100)
|by Anonymous||reply 157||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 158||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 159||06/10/2021|
Didn’t Robin Thicke get sued by Marvin Gaye’s estate over Blurred Lines?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 161||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 162||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 163||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 164||06/10/2021|
That was long a misheard lyrics thing for me (mondegreen), where I wondered how lyrics "F*ck the cashbox!" got on the airwaves?
|by Anonymous||reply 165||06/10/2021|
[quote] Didn’t Robin Thicke get sued by Marvin Gaye’s estate over Blurred Lines?
Yes, and Marvin Gaye's estate won.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||06/10/2021|
Everybody, run! The homecoming queen's got a gun.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||06/10/2021|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 168||06/10/2021|
Sweet Little Sixteen
You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful, and You're Mine
|by Anonymous||reply 169||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 170||06/10/2021|
Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson
|by Anonymous||reply 171||06/10/2021|
Michael Jackson, "Pretty (Really, Really, REALLY) Young Thing"
|by Anonymous||reply 172||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 173||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 174||06/10/2021|
Who are you talking about R174? Are there elderly GOPs complaining about these songs being canceled?
|by Anonymous||reply 175||06/10/2021|
China Girl is about heroin. This is one of my favorite tunes by Bowie. Another one gone too soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||06/10/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||06/10/2021|
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
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 Anonymous||reply 178||06/10/2021|
Probably this one. The drumming style probably would also be scandalous today, as “cultural appropriation.”
|by Anonymous||reply 179||06/11/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 180||06/11/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 182||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 183||06/11/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 184||06/11/2021|
"I-I-I love little girls. They make me feel so good. I love little girls. They make me feel so bad."
|by Anonymous||reply 185||06/11/2021|
Pretty Girls by Melissa Manchester (1979)
|by Anonymous||reply 186||06/11/2021|
Hot Child In The City by Nick Glider (1978)
|by Anonymous||reply 187||06/11/2021|
R185 I'm pretty sure that song was controversial when it first came out too.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||06/11/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||06/11/2021|
Angie Baby - Helen Ready.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 191||06/11/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||06/11/2021|
I am a person of non specific gender, hear me roar….
|by Anonymous||reply 193||06/11/2021|
Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch"
|by Anonymous||reply 194||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 195||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 196||06/11/2021|
'You've Got To Be A Hustler' for so many reasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 198||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 199||06/11/2021|
This would be retitled “Shim”
|by Anonymous||reply 200||Last 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.
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