History Bowdlerise / Music

16th Aug '17 11:40:58 AM a83hg
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* The radio edit of "Cake By The Ocean" by [=DNCE=] changes the "Goddamn" to "Hot damn" and the line "Let's lose our minds and go fuckin' crazy" to "Let's lose our minds and go crazy-crazy".

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* The clean version and radio edit of "Cake By The Ocean" by [=DNCE=] changes the "Goddamn" to "Hot damn" and the line "Let's lose our minds and go fuckin' crazy" to "Let's lose our minds and go crazy-crazy".
6th Aug '17 10:16:49 AM Twentington
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* Music/KennyChesney's "Reality" changed the line "Yeah, some days it's a bitch, it's a bummer" to "…it's just bad, it's a bummer" for the radio edit.

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"Reality" changed the line "Yeah, some days it's a bitch, it's a bummer" to "…it's just bad, it's a bummer" for the radio edit.edit.
** For the radio edit of "All the Pretty Girls", "All the lost boys say 'I wanna get laid'" becomes "All the lost boys wanna stay out late".
6th Aug '17 9:48:12 AM Twentington
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* [=LoCash=] went for a StealthPun in "Ring on Every Finger", which contains the line "Droppin' little F-bombs like 'forever'". Apparently this was too much for some listeners, because it became "love bombs" on the radio edit.

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* [=LoCash=] went for a StealthPun in the bridge to "Ring on Every Finger", which contains the line "Droppin' little F-bombs like 'forever'". Apparently this was too much for some listeners, because it became "love bombs" on the radio edit. ''Radio/BobKingsleysCountryTop40'' just omits the bridge entirely.
18th Jul '17 12:10:36 PM Twentington
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* [=LoCash=] went for a StealthPun in "Ring on Every Finger", which contains the line "Droppin' little F-bombs like 'forever'". Apparently this was too much for some listeners, because it became "love bombs" on the radio edit.
3rd Jul '17 4:29:50 AM Piterpicher
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* When {{Moby}} covered Mission Of Burma's "That's When I Reach For My Revolver", it was changed to "That's When I Realize It's Over" for MTV due to MTV's rules against mentioning anything associated with guns, gunfire, and gun violence (and, yes, that rule applies to most rap songs).

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* When {{Moby}} Music/{{Moby}} covered Mission Of Burma's "That's When I Reach For My Revolver", it was changed to "That's When I Realize It's Over" for MTV due to MTV's rules against mentioning anything associated with guns, gunfire, and gun violence (and, yes, that rule applies to most rap songs).
2nd Jul '17 12:25:06 PM nombretomado
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* According to TheOtherWiki, Music/LilyAllen, while performing the song "Not Fair" on The Graham Norton Show in 2009, changed the lyric "I spent ages giving head", to instead "I spent ages kneading bread". Yeah, I don't get it, either.

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* According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, Music/LilyAllen, while performing the song "Not Fair" on The Graham Norton Show in 2009, changed the lyric "I spent ages giving head", to instead "I spent ages kneading bread". Yeah, I don't get it, either.
30th Jun '17 8:50:00 PM supernintendo128
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** Sometimes during live shows (usually their "all ages" shows), the band would censor the song "Damn Good Times" to "[[GoshDangItToHeck Dang Good Times]]" and replace all of the "damns" with "dangs".
29th Jun '17 7:49:01 PM Lirodon
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* Music/TheBlackEyedPeas re-wrote "Let's Get Retarded" as "Let's Get It Started" to be Creator/{{ABC}}'s theme song for the 2004 [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA playoffs]]. A few months later, it became a BreakawayPopHit when it was released as a single and as a bonus track on a re-release of ''Elephunk''. It significantly overtook the original in popularity (getting its own single release and becoming a bonus track on a re-release of ''Elephunk'') and public awareness; many people aren't aware [[BleachedUnderpants that there was a "dirty" version of the song to begin with]].

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* Music/TheBlackEyedPeas re-wrote "Let's Get Retarded" as "Let's Get It Started" to be Creator/{{ABC}}'s theme song for the 2004 [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA playoffs]]. A few months later, it became a BreakawayPopHit when it was released as a single and as a bonus track on a re-release of ''Elephunk''. It significantly overtook the original in popularity (getting its own single release and becoming a bonus track on a re-release of ''Elephunk'') and public awareness; many people aren't aware [[BleachedUnderpants that there was a "dirty" version of the song to begin with]].
8th Jun '17 7:23:43 AM KayEss
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** Some of Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's original lyrics were also sanitized. One example is "Leck mir den Arsch fein recht schön sauber" ("Lick my arse right well and clean"), Köchel catalog number 233/382d, was published as "Nichts labt mich mehr als Wein" ("Nothing pleases me more than wine")[[note]]It is nowadays assumed that the music was not written by Mozart, but the lyrics were definitely Mozart's work[[/note]]. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bona_nox Bona Nox]] is another example. Mozart was really fond of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozart_and_scatology scatology]], in both music and written correspondence. Much to the dismay of many modern aesthetes.
22nd May '17 6:29:51 PM MetaFour
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* The radio edit of Creep by Music/Radiohead replaces the line "You're so fucking special" with "You're so very special". Reportedly the band later regretted allowing that change. Their later song "My Iron Lung", which is thought to be about Creep, leaves the word Bitch rather gleefully unedited - perhaps as a take-that to the previous bowdlerisation.

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* The radio edit of Creep by Music/Radiohead Music/{{Radiohead}} replaces the line "You're so fucking special" with "You're so very special". Reportedly the band later regretted allowing that change. Their later song "My Iron Lung", which is thought to be about Creep, leaves the word Bitch rather gleefully unedited - perhaps as a take-that to the previous bowdlerisation.



* ChristianRock band The 77's tried to put out an album named ''Pray Naked''. Their record label, fearing backlash from the church crowd, released it under the title ''The Seventy Sevens'' instead--ignoring the fact that they already had another SelfTitleAlbum. Also, the name of the title track was blacked out on the album artwork. Amusingly, the song itself wasn't censored at all, and the phrase "pray naked" pops up a bunch--and there's even a bit of phone chatter specifying that it's the album name. Members of The 77's have also been known to write the real title on the cover any time they're asked to autograph a copy. All in all, hardly ''anyone'' actually refers to the album by the label-mandated title.

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* ChristianRock band The 77's tried to put out an album named ''Pray Naked''. Their record label, fearing backlash from the church crowd, released it under the title ''The Seventy Sevens'' instead--ignoring the fact that they already had another SelfTitleAlbum.SelfTitledAlbum. Also, the name of the title track was blacked out on the album artwork. Amusingly, the song itself wasn't censored at all, and the phrase "pray naked" pops up a bunch--and there's even a bit of phone chatter specifying that it's the album name. Members of The 77's have also been known to write the real title on the cover any time they're asked to autograph a copy. All in all, hardly ''anyone'' actually refers to the album by the label-mandated title.
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