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!"
Loudwire.com 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 Failure" by 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.)