The Most Controversial Song the Year You Were Born

Music has been freaking people out for one reason or another since the first time a caveman pounded two rocks together and said, "Yo, this is my jam!" put together a list of the Most Controversial Song from the Year You Were Born. And it goes all the way back to 1930, when people were clutching their pearls over a song called "Prohibition is a Failureby Lowe Stokes.

Here are some highlights from the '60s on . . .

  • 1962:  "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)",  The Crystals
  • 1964:  "A Change Is Gonna Come"Sam Cooke
  • 1969:  "Give Peace a Chance",  Plastic Ono Band
  • 1971:  "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised",  Gil Scott-Heron
  • 1975:  "The Pill",  Loretta Lynn
  • 1977: "God Save the Queen",  Sex Pistols
  • 1982:  "The Message",  Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  • 1983:  "Relax",  Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  • 1986:  "Dear God",  XTC
  • 1988:  "[Eff] tha Police",  N.W.A

(Check out the whole list here.)

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