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26th Jul '16 10:26:37 PM CartmanCheesyPoofs
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* In the radio edit of gnash and Olivia Brien's "I Hate U, I Love U", "fucked around" is changed to "messed around".
21st Jul '16 11:17:45 AM dsneybuf
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** Music/DestinysChild's "Jumpin' Jumpin'" changed from a song about clubbing at 11:30 PM to a song about partying at 5:00 PM.

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** Music/DestinysChild's "Jumpin' Jumpin'" changed from a song about clubbing at 11:30 PM to a song about partying at 5:00 PM.on Friday night.
21st Jul '16 11:14:27 AM dsneybuf
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* Radio Disney edits many of the songs they play. Some of the edits are rewrites, and others have lines ''completely removed''. One example: Kelly Clarkson's "Walk Away" had the line "So before you point your finger, Get your hands off of my trigger" removed as well as an entire verse between the last two choruses for sexual connotations.

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* Radio Disney Radio/RadioDisney edits many of the songs they play. Some of the edits are rewrites, and others have lines ''completely removed''. One example: Kelly Clarkson's "Walk Away" had the line "So before you point your finger, Get your hands off of my trigger" removed as well as an entire verse between the last two choruses for sexual connotations.
8th Jul '16 7:09:23 PM Pichu-kun
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* Sick Puppies' song "You're Going Down" originally contained the lines "Define your meaning of fun. Is it fucking, druggin', or guns?" and "When my fist hits your face and your face hits the floor." The more common cleaner version replaces the lines with "Define your meaning of fun. To me it's when we're getting it done" and "With my fist in your face and your face on the floor" (which is barely different but is ''somewhat'' less graphic). The "little petty shit" is also edited so that "shit" is masked by a guitar sound, though not completely. The "cry like a bitch" part is left perfectly intact

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* Sick Puppies' song "You're Going Down" originally contained the lines "Define your meaning of fun. Is it fucking, druggin', or guns?" and "When my fist hits your face and your face hits the floor." The more common cleaner version replaces the lines with "Define your meaning of fun. To me it's when we're getting it done" and "With my fist in your face and your face on the floor" (which is barely different but is ''somewhat'' less graphic). The "little petty shit" is also edited so that "shit" is masked by a guitar sound, though not completely. The "cry like a bitch" part is left perfectly intactintact.
8th Jul '16 7:06:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* Music/KidzBop is a series of cover albums sung by little kids. The lyrics are changed to be more kid-friendly. An egregious example is the cover of Music/LadyGaga's "Born This Way", which [[GetBackInTheCloset edits out all references to people in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community]], making the song utterly meaningless.

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* Music/KidzBop is a series of cover albums sung by little kids. The lyrics are changed to be more kid-friendly. kid-friendly:
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An egregious example is the cover of Music/LadyGaga's "Born This Way", which [[GetBackInTheCloset edits out all references to people in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community]], making the song utterly meaningless.



* Like Kidz Bop, the soundtracks for the recent ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' movie series change some lyrics to the songs they cover. For instance, the Chippette version of Single Ladies leaves out the lyrics in the middle of the song, Trouble removes references to drugs, and We'll Be Alright changes "Our middle fingers in the air" to "We wave our tails in the air".

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* Like Kidz Bop, the soundtracks for the recent ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' movie series change some lyrics to the songs they cover. For instance, the Chippette Chippettes version of Single Ladies "Single Ladies" leaves out the lyrics in the middle of the song, Trouble "Trouble" removes references to drugs, and We'll "We'll Be Alright Alright" changes "Our middle fingers in the air" to "We wave our tails in the air".



* Music/KanyeWest's "Power" originally had a second verse that started with a somewhat unwarranted TakeThat against ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and a much-needed TakeThat against Kanye himself:

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* Music/KanyeWest's Music/KanyeWest:
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"Power" originally had a second verse that started with a somewhat unwarranted TakeThat against ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and a much-needed TakeThat against Kanye himself:



** "Gold Digger" replaces "She ain't messin' with no broke niggas" to "She ain't messin' with no broke broke".

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** "Gold Digger" replaces "She ain't messin' with no broke niggas" to "She ain't messin' with no broke broke". It ends up becoming a {{subverted rhyme|every occasion}}.
** The music video version of "All Falls Down" censors "white" in the line "And a white man get paid off of all of that" due to racist connotations.



* Music/KidRock and Music/SherylCrow's "Picture": "I've been fueling up on cocaine and whiskey" is either changed to "water and whiskey", just muting "cocaine", or backmasking the word cocaine.

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* Music/KidRock Music/KidRock:
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and Music/SherylCrow's "Picture": "I've been fueling up on cocaine and whiskey" is either changed to "water and whiskey", just muting "cocaine", or backmasking the word cocaine.



* Music/NickiMinaj's "Superbass" is a victim of this. However, no two stations can seem to agree on what is and isn't acceptable to air on the radio, resulting in no two stations airing the same cut of the song. You might as well listen to the uncut version and save yourself the headache.

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* Music/NickiMinaj's Music/NickiMinaj:
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"Superbass" is a victim of this. However, no two stations can seem to agree on what is and isn't acceptable to air on the radio, resulting in no two stations airing the same cut of the song. You might as well listen to the uncut version and save yourself the headache.



* Music/BlakeShelton's "Drink on It" changes "Man, he sounds like such a prick" to "Man, I'd like to bust his lip".

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* Music/BlakeShelton's Music/BlakeShelton:
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"Drink on It" changes "Man, he sounds like such a prick" to "Man, I'd like to bust his lip".



* 3OH3's "Don't Trust Me" originally had the line "don't trust a ho" in the chorus, which became something like "don't trust her".
** "I'm a vegetarian and I'm not fucking scared of him" also becomes "I'm a vegetarian and I'm not [DRUMBEAT] scared of him".

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* 3OH3's "Don't Trust Me" originally had the line "don't trust a ho" in the chorus, which became something like "don't trust her".
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her". "I'm a vegetarian and I'm not fucking scared of him" also becomes "I'm a vegetarian and I'm not [DRUMBEAT] scared of him".



* The music video version of Music/KanyeWest's "All Falls Down" censors "white" in the line "And a white man get paid off of all of that" due to racist connotations.



* In the ''{{Nickelback}}'' song "Rockstar", the radio version bleeps out the word "drugs" in the line "The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap." The bleep, of course, only makes it sound [[CensoredForComedy worse]] (and redundant, because the bleep in the second line in relation to the "girls come easy" line that came before it could translate to either "whores" or "pussy").

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* In the ''{{Nickelback}}'' ''Music/{{Nickelback}}'' song "Rockstar", the radio version bleeps out the word "drugs" in the line "The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap." The bleep, of course, only makes it sound [[CensoredForComedy worse]] (and redundant, because the bleep in the second line in relation to the "girls come easy" line that came before it could translate to either "whores" or "pussy").


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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".
* Sick Puppies' song "You're Going Down" originally contained the lines "Define your meaning of fun. Is it fucking, druggin', or guns?" and "When my fist hits your face and your face hits the floor." The more common cleaner version replaces the lines with "Define your meaning of fun. To me it's when we're getting it done" and "With my fist in your face and your face on the floor" (which is barely different but is ''somewhat'' less graphic). The "little petty shit" is also edited so that "shit" is masked by a guitar sound, though not completely. The "cry like a bitch" part is left perfectly intact
* Many rock and metal songs contain two versions of their song: with growls and without. It's likely often to make the song more mainstream sounding or less frightening. Music/{{Skillet}}'s "Monster" is an example of a song which comes with a growl-less version.
8th Jul '16 6:28:24 AM gewunomox
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** The funniest Dr. Demento version is FrankZappa's "Titties and Beer," in which most of the song is bleeped out, including the title, which Dr. D introduces as "Beepers and Beer." This hasn't kept the song from being a perennial Funny Five favorite.

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** The funniest Dr. Demento version is FrankZappa's Music/FrankZappa's "Titties and Beer," in which most of the song is bleeped out, including the title, which Dr. D introduces as "Beepers and Beer." This hasn't kept the song from being a perennial Funny Five favorite.
4th Jul '16 11:44:10 AM nombretomado
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* From the song ''Bye Bye Babylon'' by former ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' promoter band Music/{{Cryoshell}}, the line "Or you can wish me hell" was replaced by "Be sure I will be there" (from a later verse) when {{LEGO}} released the song on their site and on one of their DVD animated movies.

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* From the song ''Bye Bye Babylon'' by former ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' promoter band Music/{{Cryoshell}}, the line "Or you can wish me hell" was replaced by "Be sure I will be there" (from a later verse) when {{LEGO}} released the song on their site and on one of their DVD animated movies.
20th Jun '16 1:57:44 PM Prfnoff
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** The edit of "My Fault" replaced references to with {{Magic Mushroom}}s with mushroom pizza.
18th Jun '16 11:47:05 AM shokoshu
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* "Leader of the Pack" by the Shangri-Las is played in Germany without the big crash, because, that could confuse drivers when they hear it via the car radio. Outside Germany this probably would be filed under InsaneTrollLogic.
7th Jun '16 9:57:05 PM gewunomox
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* Averted in the GreenDay album "21st Century Breakdown". Wal-Mart attempted to get Green Day to record a censored version of the album, as the store does not sell explicit albums. The band refused.

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* Averted in the GreenDay Music/GreenDay album "21st Century Breakdown". Wal-Mart attempted to get Green Day to record a censored version of the album, as the store does not sell explicit albums. The band refused.



* When Music/{{Weezer}} covered GreenDay's "Worry Rock" for a tribute album, they changed the line "fucked without a kiss again" to "''hugged'' without a kiss again". Their cover wasn't released as a single, so this was apparently just an issue of the band themselves not wanting to use that kind of language.

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* When Music/{{Weezer}} covered GreenDay's Music/GreenDay's "Worry Rock" for a tribute album, they changed the line "fucked without a kiss again" to "''hugged'' without a kiss again". Their cover wasn't released as a single, so this was apparently just an issue of the band themselves not wanting to use that kind of language.
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