History Bowdlerise / Music

18th Mar '17 10:10:01 AM Lirodon
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* "Moves Like Jagger" by Music/MaroonFive often has the lines in "My ego is big/I don't give a shit" altered in one of two ways: either the "shit" will be cut short so it sounds like "sh-", or the lines from the second verse ("I'll make you believe/That I've got the key") will replace them. [[VideoGame/JustDance Just Dance 4]] [[TakeAThirdOption takes a third option]] and censors it to "I don't give a ''spit''". Later games that use the song appear to use a re-recording that says "I don't give a damn". Ironically, Just Dance usually censors the word "damn" in other songs despite using it as a censor itself here.

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* "Moves Like Jagger" by Music/MaroonFive often has the lines in "My ego is big/I don't give a shit" altered in one of two ways: either the "shit" will be cut short so it sounds like "sh-", or the lines from the second verse ("I'll make you believe/That I've got the key") will replace them. [[VideoGame/JustDance Just Dance 4]] Two music video games [[TakeAThirdOption takes took a third option]] and censors option]]; ''VideoGame/{{RockBand}}'' just blanked the word entirely, while ''[[VideoGame/JustDance Just Dance 4]]'' changed it to "I don't give a ''spit''". Later ''Just Dance'' games that use the song appear change it to use a re-recording an edit that says "I don't give a damn". Ironically, Just Dance ''damn''" instead (ironically, ''Just Dance'' usually censors the word "damn" in other songs despite using it as a censor itself here.here).
12th Mar '17 2:40:21 PM katethegr8
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** It's not just the Brits. Across the pond, the Keri Hilson song "Knock You Down" had the "ship" in the line "I'm the commander-in-chief of my pimp '''''ship''''' flyin' high" blanked out on the radio. I suppose Ne-Yo mentioning "flying" immediately after the word didn't clue censors into the context.

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** It's not just the Brits. Across the pond, the Keri Hilson song "Knock You Down" had the "ship" in the line "I'm the commander-in-chief of my pimp '''''ship''''' flyin' high" blanked out on the radio. I suppose Apparently, Ne-Yo mentioning "flying" immediately after the word didn't clue censors into the context.
11th Mar '17 4:35:48 PM nombretomado
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* One radio edit of "We Can't Stop" by MileyCyrus censors "Everyone in line in the bathroom / trying to get a line in the bathroom" by cutting off the second use of the word "line" (since it's a double entendre about cocaine use). But oddly enough, this same edit leaves in "Dancing with Miley", which sounds way too much like "Molly", a slang term for MDMA.

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* One radio edit of "We Can't Stop" by MileyCyrus Music/MileyCyrus censors "Everyone in line in the bathroom / trying to get a line in the bathroom" by cutting off the second use of the word "line" (since it's a double entendre about cocaine use). But oddly enough, this same edit leaves in "Dancing with Miley", which sounds way too much like "Molly", a slang term for MDMA.
2nd Mar '17 9:28:41 AM Lirodon
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** There is a politically correct version of the infamous "Wrecking Ball" video where ''all'' the scenes of Miley naked (or near naked) and writhing in the construction set and on the wrecking ball are replaced with a close-up of Miley singing (making the entire video play out like a modern version of Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" video).

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** There is a politically correct version The "Director's Cut" of the infamous her (in)famous "Wrecking Ball" video where has ''all'' the scenes of Miley naked (or near naked) and writhing in the construction set and on the wrecking ball are replaced with a close-up of Miley singing (making the entire video play out like a modern version of Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" video).
27th Feb '17 12:05:12 AM gewunomox
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* Certain edits of "Rock Your Body" by JustinTimberlake cut out the line "Bet I'll have you naked by the end of this song", replacing it with an earlier part of the refrain. Thus: "No disrespect, I don't mean no harm / I can't wait to have you in my arms / Hurry up 'cause you're takin' too long / I can't wait to have you in my arms". A little repetitive perhaps, but at least "long" and "arms" come somewhat close to still rhyming.

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* Certain edits of "Rock Your Body" by JustinTimberlake Music/JustinTimberlake cut out the line "Bet I'll have you naked by the end of this song", replacing it with an earlier part of the refrain. Thus: "No disrespect, I don't mean no harm / I can't wait to have you in my arms / Hurry up 'cause you're takin' too long / I can't wait to have you in my arms". A little repetitive perhaps, but at least "long" and "arms" come somewhat close to still rhyming.
5th Feb '17 10:38:10 AM Twentington
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* "Alright Guy" by Todd Snider. In at least the official music video, the line "Now maybe I'm dirty, and maybe I smoke a little dope / Hey, it ain't like I'm goin' on TV and tearin' up pictures of the Pope" silenced the word "dope". Later on, "Hey, I was only kidding when I called them a couple of dicks" (which works as a DoubleEntendre, as "dick" [[HaveAGayOldTime used to mean a police officer or a police detective]], and now means either "penis" or "someone who is mean or morally repugnant") reverses the word "dicks".
** And when Gary Allan covered the song, the "pope" line was changed to "This one time for medicinal purposes, they forced me to smoke some dope / I'm pretty sure I can still be the President / But I don't think I'll ever get to be the Pope". Changing the second half is at least justifiable to remove the now-dated reference to Sinéad O'Connor's controversial performance on a 1992 episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (similarly, "that new book with pictures of Madonna naked" becomes "that old book"), but that first half is rather egregious. Even more strangely, Gary left the "dicks" line unchanged.

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* "Alright Guy" by Todd Snider. In at least the official music video, the line "Now maybe I'm dirty, and maybe I smoke a little dope / Hey, it ain't like I'm goin' on TV and tearin' up pictures of the Pope" silenced the word "dope". Later on, "Hey, I was only kidding when I called them a couple of dicks" (which works as a DoubleEntendre, as "dick" [[HaveAGayOldTime used to mean a police officer or a police detective]], and now means either "penis" or "someone who is mean or morally repugnant") reverses the word "dicks".
** And when Gary Allan covered the song, song in 2001, the "pope" line was changed to "This one time for medicinal purposes, they forced me to smoke some dope / I'm pretty sure I can still be the President / But President, but I don't think I'll ever get to be the Pope". Changing the second half is at least justifiable to remove the now-dated then-dated reference to Sinéad O'Connor's Music/SineadOConnor's controversial performance on a 1992 episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (similarly, "that "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_(book) that new book book]] with pictures of Madonna naked" becomes "that old book"), but that first half is rather egregious. Even more strangely, Gary left the "dicks" line unchanged.



* In an unusual form of Bowdlerisation, Creator/LawrenceWelk un-ironically introduced Brewer and Shipley's 1970 hit "One Toke Over the Line" as a "gospel song" on his show, due to its mention of the words "sweet Jesus" in the chorus. Unlike the long-haired hippies that were Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley, Welk performers Gail (Farrell) and (Dick) Dale (not the [[Music/DickDale surf rock legend]]) were a clean-cut, wholesome duo of featured singers who, like Welk, probably didn't know what a "toke" was.

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* In an unusual form of Bowdlerisation, Creator/LawrenceWelk un-ironically unironically introduced Brewer and Shipley's 1970 hit "One Toke Over the Line" as a "gospel song" on his show, due to its mention of the words "sweet Jesus" in the chorus. Unlike the long-haired hippies that were Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley, Welk performers Gail (Farrell) and (Dick) Dale (not the [[Music/DickDale surf rock legend]]) were a clean-cut, wholesome duo of featured singers who, like Welk, probably didn't know what a "toke" was.



* The Miracle of Sound song "Brothers of the Creed" had the line "And I kill for good/Under my white hood" changed to "Signal's out of range/I was forced to change" after Gavin Dunne (the Irish songwriter) realised that it could be taken to refer to the KKK rather than Assassin's Creed.

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* The Miracle of Sound song "Brothers of the Creed" had the line "And I kill for good/Under my white hood" changed to "Signal's out of range/I was forced to change" after Gavin Dunne (the Irish songwriter) realised that it could be taken to refer to the KKK rather than Assassin's Creed.Creed.
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25th Jan '17 10:49:27 PM Assassin-sensei
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** Hey Violet's "Guys My Age" isn't exactly appropriate thematically for Radio Disney, but they sure did try their hardest. "Now I'm out and wearing something low-cut/'Bout to get attention from a grownup" became "Now I'm out and wear something so fun/'Bout to get attention from a new one". "Smoking weed, he'd never want to leave the house" was also changed to "''Making beans'', he'd never want to leave the house".

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** Hey Violet's "Guys My Age" isn't exactly appropriate thematically for Radio Disney, but they sure did try their hardest. "Now I'm out and wearing something low-cut/'Bout to get attention from a grownup" became "Now I'm out and wear wearing something so fun/'Bout to get attention from a new one". "Smoking weed, he'd never want to leave the house" was also changed to "''Making beans'', he'd never want to leave the house".
25th Jan '17 10:47:57 PM Assassin-sensei
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** The Kidz Bop version of Alessia Cara's "Scars to Your Beautiful" removes the references to self-harm and eating disorders in the song, which similarly to "Born This Way" strips meaning from the song.


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** Hey Violet's "Guys My Age" isn't exactly appropriate thematically for Radio Disney, but they sure did try their hardest. "Now I'm out and wearing something low-cut/'Bout to get attention from a grownup" became "Now I'm out and wear something so fun/'Bout to get attention from a new one". "Smoking weed, he'd never want to leave the house" was also changed to "''Making beans'', he'd never want to leave the house".
21st Jan '17 7:50:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** Speaking of KidRock, he also parodied this in the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPOQE_LUESs "Cowboy"]].

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** Speaking of KidRock, he He also parodied this in the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPOQE_LUESs "Cowboy"]].
5th Jan '17 10:56:17 AM Twentington
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** A year later, "Boys 'Round Here" changed "don't take no shit" to "don't take no lip".

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** A year later, "Boys 'Round Here" changed "don't "backwoods legit, don't take no shit" to "don't "...don't take no lip".
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