Classic Songs That Were Banned For The Most Ridiculous Reasons

Songs have been banned for almost as long as we can remember but thanks to the coming of rock ‘n roll in the 1950s, more and more songs have been censored. Some have been banned from airplay or even removed from entire records. The worst part: it’s for the most ridiculous reasons!

One song on this list was banned thanks to a disco reference, while another was taken off the air after 9/11. You might be shocked that some of your favorite, seemingly boring, songs have actually been banned.

Rolling In The Deep – Adele

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You’ll probably be surprised to hear that an Adele song has been censored and banned from many radio stations. The song “Rolling in the Deep” had been censored because of the ambiguity of the word “ship.” Yep, a single word made people that mad.

Online lyrics stated that the song included the word “ship” instead of the swear word that sounds very similar. But, her handwritten lyrics actually feature the swear word instead. She replaces the word with “stuff” when she performs on TV.