Songs can be banned for 'offensive' lyrics, amended backgrounds or even for being too depressing! During the times of radio from 1940's to 1980's, banning of songs started worldwide by authorities for avoiding uprising of 'chaotic' environment.
Though the percentage has decreased now, Ariana Grande and Michael Jackson got banned in one of the provinces of Indonesia. And some songs got remarked, top-charted in the hit list as number one and yet got banned.
Here is a list of five exclusive songs that got banned for different reasons:
Lola- The Kinks
Written by Ray Davies and released in 1970, the band was banned for five years in the USA until 1969. English rock band The Kinks wrote their song 'Lola' about the relationship of a man and a transvestite who was a woman actually.
The song actually got banned by BBC for including the words 'Coca-Cola' which was against their policy on product placement. Though it also got banned in Australia for the 'controversial subject matter'.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood- Relax
On the basis of 'obscenity', the British band got their song banned in October 1983. The ban actually ensured the record shot to be number one in the British top chart for consecutive five weeks.
Ding-Dong! The witch is Dead- Harold Arlen, EY Harburg
This is a song got banned 74 years after its release. Following the death of ex-UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the seemingly innocent song 'Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead' from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz was banned by the BBC in 2013.
Real love- The Beatles
Beatles released 'Real love' in 1996 using the demo of the late John Lennon's vocals. Yet BBC banned the song for not having the drug reference but using the words 'not contemporary enough.'
Another Brick in The Wall- Pink Floyd
The lyrics 'We don't need no education' from the song 'Another Brick in The Wall' (1979) became so popular among South African school students that they feared its next saga. Protests flew around countrywide and considering the song to be a 'Revolutionary Mantra,' the South African government banned the song.