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The Dragon
12 May 24 16:05
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I know its notfootie but as there is no chit chat i occassionaly post non footie related threads.

i was just remembering backin the day when the BBC used to ban songs for inapporpoiate lyrics.

i wondered if we could remenmber a few of them.

My first one is HI HI HI by wings. Banned by the bbc so they released the b side Cmoon . think it was early 70,s

the ban related to to thewords gonna do ya gonna do ya with my sweet banana youve never beeen done before - i think

pathetic really
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Report Aspro May 12, 2024 4:18 PM BST
My-Ding-A-Ling was banned. Heaven only knows why Grin
Report Aspro May 12, 2024 4:21 PM BST
Paul McCartney's song 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish' was banned. This is the reason he released 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' as a p!ss take, or so the story goes. Got to #9
Report shiny new shoes please May 12, 2024 4:22 PM BST
ExcitedLaugh
Didn't take long
Tranny sucks
Paul McCartney's song 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish' was banned
Rage Against The Machine -
Report Hayden May 12, 2024 4:30 PM BST
Come Together
Report tobermory May 12, 2024 4:38 PM BST

May 12, 2024 -- 4:21PM, Aspro wrote:


Paul McCartney's song 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish' was banned. This is the reason he released 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' as a p!ss take, or so the story goes. Got to #9


Likely banned in Ireland now with the way things are going over there.

Report tobermory May 12, 2024 4:39 PM BST
Relax - Frankie
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 12, 2024 4:41 PM BST
Judge dread must be the most banned artist?
Report Aspro May 12, 2024 4:41 PM BST
Magic Roundabout, although this ended up a 'B-Side'
Report sparrow May 12, 2024 4:41 PM BST
A Day in the Life by The Beatles.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 12, 2024 4:44 PM BST
Boris Johnson Is a F*cking C*nt" – The Kunts (2020)
Boris Johnson Is Still a F*cking C*nt" – The Kunts (2021)

Betfair listed the band in Xmas number one market
but censor their name on the forum.
Report Aspro May 12, 2024 4:45 PM BST
Didn't they ban 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'?
Report comingupthehill May 12, 2024 4:49 PM BST
Friggin in the riggin,sex pistols.
Report The Dragon May 12, 2024 4:51 PM BST
i think judge dread had most of his songs banned in the early 70s
Report morpteh mackem May 12, 2024 4:58 PM BST
Spasticus Autisticus - Ian Dury
Report The Dragon May 12, 2024 5:01 PM BST
ding dong the with is dead i think was re released when thatcher died and the bbc subsequently banned it.. pathetic
Report The Dragon May 12, 2024 5:01 PM BST
witch
Report The Dragon May 12, 2024 5:02 PM BST
why was that banned MM?
Report SirNorbertClarke May 12, 2024 5:03 PM BST
Burn My Candle, by Shirley Bassey, 1956
Report The Dragon May 12, 2024 5:03 PM BST
why they ban that snc
Report SirNorbertClarke May 12, 2024 5:08 PM BST
Suggestive lyrics
Report SirNorbertClarke May 12, 2024 5:11 PM BST
Who's got a match for striking
Don't say it all depends
Who wants to help me burn my candle
At both ends

Who's got a light he's hiding
Under a bush or fence
Who wants to help me burn my candle
At both ends

It's possible it may not last a night
While it burns, what a wonderful light

Who'd like to play with fire
After they can make amends
Who wants to help me burn my candle
At both ends

Who doesn't mind a reaper
After he's sown wild oats
Who wants to take a chance and help me
Burn my boats

Who's not a look then leaper
Won't hit warning note
Who wants to take a chance and help me
Burn my boats

It's possible the pace may prove too hot
But then again, it could happen it's not

Who'd like to get in deeper
Not caring if he floats
Who wants to take a chance and help me
Burn my boats

There's S for Scotch that's so direct
And for straight and simple sex
I for invitation to
A close relationship with you
N for nothing bad, no less
S I N that's sin I guess

Who's got a good ignition
Waiting for dividends
Who wants to help me burn my candle
At both ends

Who's really in condition
Won't mind how much he spends
Who wants to help me burn my candle
At both ends it may not last
But it's all in the game, my friend
And while it burns what a fabulous flame

Who has an inhibition
Weaker than he pretends
Who has a notch that's on the handle
Open my door and spurn the scandal
Who wants to help me burn my candle
At both ends
Report The Dragon May 12, 2024 5:11 PM BST
Despite being popular with audiences, the record failed to chart.[3] In a 2009 interview on the BBC series Imagine, Bassey stated:

    It was banned by the BBC, and I didn't know why. And I said, 'Why are they banning it?' And my manager said, well—the lyrics may have something to do with it—and I said, 'Yah? But what?' I didn't even know what it was about. I'd never sung a risqué song and I think they purposefully didn't tell me so that I could give it that innocence.[4]
Report tobermory May 12, 2024 5:12 PM BST

May 12, 2024 -- 5:03PM, The Dragon wrote:


why they ban that snc


The youbtube video is actually with the BBC or5 i thought, so don't know they banned it.It's more blatant than 'suggestive'Laugh Don't know how she got away with that 70 years ago!

Report tobermory May 12, 2024 5:12 PM BST
* BBC orchestra
Report antony_27 May 12, 2024 5:13 PM BST
That French song 'Je T'aime' by Serge Gainsbourg banned for overtly sexual content?
Report morpteh mackem May 12, 2024 5:16 PM BST

May 12, 2024 -- 5:02PM, The Dragon wrote:


why was that banned MM?


think bbc felt awkward playing it due to title.

Report The Dragon May 12, 2024 5:19 PM BST
i was unaware of the wings song  give ireland back to the irish

thanks for that listening to it now.

of course being brought up in liverpool in the 60s the words are very poinient
Report shiny new shoes please May 12, 2024 5:21 PM BST
tobermory • May 12, 2024 4:38 PM
unfortunately for you lot we will adapt yoghurt will die Laugh
So says AI
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Report shiny new shoes please May 12, 2024 5:22 PM BST
Predictive text is comedy yoghurtLaugh
Can't even copy text.
Bless
Report themightymac May 12, 2024 5:42 PM BST
Hi Di Hi was definitely banned.
Report themightymac May 12, 2024 5:43 PM BST
Wings Hi-Di-Hi

https://www.bing.com/videos/riverview/relatedvideo?q=wings+hi+di+hi&mid=6803CCE54DF5C0248AAD6803CCE54DF5C0248AAD&FORM=VIRE
Report themightymac May 12, 2024 5:44 PM BST
.... now, the entire BBC should be banned.
Report sparrow May 12, 2024 5:51 PM BST
Judging by the language we hear nowadays on TV and in much of the media nothing at all is ever banned after a certain time.
Report The Dragon May 12, 2024 5:55 PM BST
spot on mighty mac awful organisation and whats worse we hae to pay for a ficking tv licence by law and i never watch itDevilDevilDevilDevilDevil
Report themightymac May 12, 2024 5:56 PM BST
It`s a sad reflection of society in general sparrow. Standards have dropped everywhere.
Report themightymac May 12, 2024 5:57 PM BST
BBC used to produce quality drama and programmes, now crap crap crap and fake news.
Report sparrow May 12, 2024 6:07 PM BST
Mac, imagine if Mary Whitehouse was around now Grin
Report themightymac May 12, 2024 6:08 PM BST
LaughLaugh
Report salmon spray May 12, 2024 6:18 PM BST
They didn't ban Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,but apparently only because nobody in power at the BBC in 1967 noticed the LSD reference
Eight Miles High - The Byrds was banned although ostensibly the lyrics ARE about a plane journey.
Report themightymac May 12, 2024 6:35 PM BST
The list is unbelievable. Check it out if you have a week to spare.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_banned_by_the_BBC
Report salmon spray May 12, 2024 6:45 PM BST
I usually trust Wiki these days but I'm pretty certain I heard a lot of those on the BBC.
Report Aspro May 12, 2024 7:01 PM BST
Most of them weren't banned, per se. The list includes temporary bans and those deemed not suitable for children's programs or banned long after the record was released, due to their ignorance of the content.
Report Aspro May 12, 2024 7:14 PM BST
There are some great disguised meanings in records, some known only by the artist, many of which have slipped through BBC's net. For example, one of my favourites is Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine' which is about alcoholism, but who would have known if he hadn't disclosed this?
Report The Dragon May 12, 2024 7:23 PM BST
wow neer new that aspro theses threads are great for learning new things you wd have never have known if not part of te forum
Report themightymac May 12, 2024 8:31 PM BST
I don`t trust anything listed on Wiki tbh.

Too many amateur contributors. Too many mistakes on subjects I know, for me to trust it.
Report mecca May 12, 2024 9:30 PM BST
Didn't they ban a few songs because of a named brand in the lyrics..

... I remember Paul Weller in his The Jam days saying that they couldn't get "Strange Town" (one of their best, btw) played on radio 1 coz they mentioned Mr Sheen (polish) in one verse
Report mecca May 12, 2024 9:32 PM BST
The Kinks also had to change their lyric in "Lola" from cocoa to cherry cola
Report mecca May 12, 2024 9:33 PM BST
coca*
Report themightymac May 13, 2024 12:23 AM BST
Rum and Coca Cola by the Andrews Sisters was banned by the BBC in the 40s according to that list.
Report leazes67 May 13, 2024 9:09 AM BST
Blue Mink..melting pot not sure if this was banned.
Report the fink sisters May 13, 2024 10:57 AM BST
Wasn't Sigue Sigue Sputnik originally banned? On the basis of their behaviour and image, rather than the drossy song.
Report SirNorbertClarke May 14, 2024 4:30 PM BST
BBC used to produce quality drama and programmes,

Netflix, Disney, Apple, HBO, Amazon all spend more on high quality drama so the BBC are left with the dregs; the dramas the American streamers don't want and the efforts of new talents.

Your average BBC show is either news, reality TV or crappy game shows. On repeat.
Report lybertyne May 14, 2024 4:35 PM BST
I'm surprised Hey Ya by Outkast is often played on daytime Radio 2, considering it has the line

I don't wanna meet your momma,
Just wanna make you cumma.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 14, 2024 4:53 PM BST
Bbc bought Dopesick, it's a good series, and hid it away.

Great acting by Michael keaton, I agree bbc get the dregs
these days but they don't help themselves either
with scheduling, and it's not as if they are bursting
with great shows.
Report SirNorbertClarke May 14, 2024 6:21 PM BST
With their great back catalogue and £4.5bn annual budget the BBC should be smashing it.

It's a national disgrace that the iPlayer isn't PAYG all around the world.
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