Canada bans "Money for Nothing" but still missed a few offensive songs
Yesterday, the Canadian equivalent of the FCC decided to ban the Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing" from the radio because of the use of a certain slur. Fair enough, but it seems like they might be a little late to the party, as we're pretty certain Mark Knopfler and Sting really couldn't care less at this point. Even so, there are plenty of other classic, pre-1985 songs that are prime for hitting the chopping block. Click through for some potentially offensive tunes.
10. Vapors - "Turning Japanese"
The band has vehemently denied rumors that this song is about masturbation, but considering how politically correct people are, the implication alone is enough to make this song offensive to anyone who has thought a stalker might be turning Japanese to take a picture of them.
9. The Knack - "My Sharona"
Most people just assume this is a song filled with random gibberish and the call of "My Sharona" here and there, but what they're missing in between the stuttering vocals is the fact this is clearly a song about this dude who really wants to bang this Sharona girl, whether she likes it or not.
8. AC/DC - "The Jack"
It's a hit song about venereal disease. Need we say more?
7. Randy Newman - "Short People"
Short people everywhere should be more up in arms about this one. It's about how short people are all incompetent and have no reason to live because of their little hands and the fact that they lie all the time. Or something. In 1978, a bill was introduced in Maryland to ban the song, but it never passed. Maybe a vertically challenged Canadian should give it a try.
6. Chuck Berry - "My Ding-a-Ling"
Despite the fact that Berry claims this song is about some bells on a string, we're pretty damn certain this song is about, um, a ding-a-ling. That is to say, his penis, in case you missed it.
5. The Rolling Stones - "Brown Sugar"
Just so we're all on the same page here: This song appears to be about raping slaves.
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