Skip to comments.Country contraband: Banned tunes (Country music)
Posted on 02/12/2014 9:45:27 AM PST by jazusamo
Country music isn't always about sippin' sweet tea and driving pick up trucks. Some country singers' songs were considered too risque for the radio waves. From steamy music videos to provoking lyrics, these artists were placed on the naughty list for their tunes.
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Merle Haggard, Rascal Flatts, Loretta Lynn, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Kitty Wells, Julianne Hough, Conway Twitty
There’s been a proliferation, recently, of country songs that can be summarized as “Why don’t we get drunk and screw?” I hope the fad passes quickly ... let’s have some murder ballads!
Toby Keith did a song a while back, “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This”: the song itself was romantic and really sweet, but the video was filthy. I hate when they do that.
Completely agree. There’s no reason to do it and that’s not what Country music is about.
There’s nothing wrong with a little romantic passion, “I fell into a burning ring of fire ...,” but it should be understated instead of coarsely blatant, and everyone please keep their clothes on in public.
seriously, not one mention of David Allan Coe?
someone else knows of 18 x rated?
Of course, anything by Chinga Chavin.
I can remember that back in the ‘50s a song titled “A Back Street Affair” (can’t remember the singer) was banned on many radio stations because of the subject. No lyrics suggested anything but an extra-marital affair.
The video turns me off though. It starts out fine, but then she has to get OVERTLY sexual.
Why can't people be satisfied with just a tease of seduction? Why does it have to be so in your face.
I remember the flack Shania Twain was catching in her early days. The worst she did was bare her midriff.
For a woman of 48, she's still hot.
David Allen Coe! Some of his songs done today would land you in jail!
In his day, Jerry Reed did some raunchy stuff.
Shania Twain wiggled very provocatively ;-). And yes, she is holding up very well. She exercises, of course, and I believe I read that she’s a strict vegetarian.
“Just walk on by ... wait on the corner. I love you but we’re strangers when we me-eee-eeet ...”
Yep, there were so many good Country songs I can’t begin to remember them. For many years it’s all I listened to on the radio but now most of it is Pop music.
I remember some songs, BACK IN 1968, that were so “hot” you had to ask for them at the record store! This one I heard was very racist.
Johnny Rebel Lookin’ For A Handout
Have you ever been just drivin’ around, and ended up in the colored part of town? And you see an old-time wanderoo Jack with a great big T.V. antenna. Then you look out in the back, you can always see a Cadillac......
I’ll stop right here but I do remember the flip side was KAJUN KKK. And NO! I WILL NOT PROVIDE A LINK!
One of the greatest C&W...
But she did it fully clothed (except for her belly) and it was done with a little wink. I found it ... intriguing, but tasteful.
Kinky Friedman’s not on the list...
Saw DAC at the Chrystal Palace in Bakersfield a few years back! Good time, good time.
They left out “The Rodeo Song”... If you haven’t heard it, search it out. Usually heard just before last call in honky tonks. It takes a certain level of alcohol to get the crowd to participate.
Coe has some of the funniest UNPC songs I have ever heard. They will never see the radio.
“What Goes On When the Sun Goes Down” ~ Ronnie Milsap
“Baby’s Got Her BlueJeans On” ~ Mel McDaniel
Good old oldies...
Shania on the other hand...WHO BOY!!!
Country music died years ago. The garbage they call “country” today is nothing more than bubble gum pop. Here’s why 2013 was so bad..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WySgNm8qH-I
“Let me be your salty dog!”
A good song-writer can be as dirty as he wants.
They left out a couple by Tanya Tucker. Not only was “Would you Lay with Me in a Field of Stone” banned by some country stations, some of the state fairs and such she played would not allow her to sing it.
And “What’s Your Momma’s Name” was banned by some stations because they misunderstood the lyrics.
Some station’s barred Dolly Parton’s “The Bargain Store” because they mistakenly thought it was about a prostitute. I found that odd because there have been so many hit country songs that really were about prostitutes, from “Fancy” to “Bed of Rose’s” to “The Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp.”
I remember back in the 80’s when I was in the Army...I was in Germany and I was with a German-American friendship club. We were sitting around after a bike ride and someone pulled out his David Allen Coe cassette. He played the whole thing. The Germans who were there and whose English was pretty good were HOWLING at the songs. Me...I was in shock. I’d never heard of the guy before.
I remember the songs. The only one I can actually post the title to was “Three Biggest Lies”.
Flatt and Scruggs...Great country!
Not that I want to see that video (I don't!), but where do you go to see newly-released country music videos these days? Is YouTube the primary release venue or does CMT still show videos from time to time?
Amen. The trend started when Texas artist all started avoiding Nashville and Georgia acts filled the void.
In the good ol’ days you’d get bleeped for hells and damns.
My husband can find a video channel on our tv, somehow. I can ask him when he’s not working. You can see them on Youtube, but you have to know what you’re looking for!
Yes they would. The wife and I watched “From Here to Eternity” the other night, we hadn’t seen it for over 50 years.
When released in the early 50s it was considered risque but by today’s standards it would probably be rated G.
Bluegrass. That is what real country music moved to.
Yep, and it’s good music.
Yeah remember ole Sally that worked at Kelly’s Bar and who could forget the one about the pillow where her head used to be.
Agree. The Cold Hard Facts of Life.
Merle Haggard ‘s I’m A White Boy was banned from most stations.
“YALLWIRE” is where he watches videos. It’s a choice on our Roku receiver.
he’s a leftist isn’t he? what do you expect?
Thanks, yallwire.com looks promising. I can’t pronounce the name, though, not being from that part of the country.
I don't know. I fail to keep track of such things most of the time. A lot of his videos have been very good, though.
LOL! We used to watch CMT quite a bit, back when it was mostly videos. Bill would watch videos while Anoreth was doing schoolwork.
Re your post 12, yep, that’s it. Kitty Wells was the singer of the song.
Yes, yes it is. Very good music!
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