View Full Version : Clear Channel's Banned List....

Earth Walker
September 20th, 2001, 08:58 PM
I don't know how many of you have heard about this, but it
needs to be spread around.
Clear Channel just happens to own 70% of the Radio Stations
in America.
Now, the largest radio broadcasting company is dictating what
we can and can't listen to (because of the WTC attack).
Is this legal? Yes. Because 70% of all the radio stations are
owned by this one company, the company will be censoring
70% of the airwaves. And if these stations don't comply?
Well, they'll lose their license to operate.
Anyway, here is a list of the songs they have banned.
This is not a joke.
Clear Channel's list of songs with questionable content.

Drowning Pool -- "Bodies"
Mudvayne -- "Death Blooms"
Megadeth -- "Dread and the Fugitive"
Megadeth -- "Sweating Bullets"
Saliva -- "Click Click Boom"
P.O.D. -- "Boom"
Metallica -- "Seek and Destroy"
Metallica -- "Harvester or Sorrow"
Metallica -- "Enter Sandman"
Metallica -- "Fade to Black"
All Rage Against The Machine songs.
Nine Inch Nails -- "Head Like A Hole"
Godsmack -- "Bad Religion"
Tool -- "Intolerance"
Soundgarden -- "Blow Up The Outside World"
AC/DC -- "Shot Down In Flames"
AC/DC --"Shoot Yo Thrill"
AC/DC -- "Dirty Deeds"
AC/DC -- "Highway To Hell"
AC/DC -- "Safe In New York City"
AC/DC -- "TNT"
AC/DC -- "Hell's Bell's"
Black Sabbath -- "War Pigs"
Black Sabbath -- "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
Black Sabbath -- "Suicide Solution"
Dio -- "Holy Diver"
Steve Miller -- "Jet Airliner"
Van Halen -- "Jump"
Queen -- "Another One Bites The Dst"
Queen -- "Killer Queen"
Pat Benatar -- "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
Pat Benatar -- "Love Is A Battlefield"
Oingo Boingo -- "Dead Man's Party"
REM -- "It's The End Of The World As We Know It"
Talking Heads -- "Burning Down The House"
Judas Priest -- "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll"
Pink Floyd -- "Run Like Hell"
Pink Floyd -- "Mother"
Savage Garden -- "Crash and Burn"
Dave Matthew's Band -- "Crash Into Me"
Bangles -- "Walk Like An Egyptian"
Pretenders -- "My City Was Gone"
Alanis Morrisette -- "Ironic"
Barenaked Ladies -- "Falling For The First Time"
Fuel -- "Bad Day"
John Parr -- "St. Elmo's Fire"
Peter Gabriel -- "When You're Falling"
Kansas -- "Dust In The Wind"
Led Zeppelin -- "Stairway To Heaven"
The Beatles -- "A Day In The Life"
The Beatles -- "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
The Beatles -- "Ticket To Ride"
The Beatles -- "Obla Di, Obla Da"
Bob Dylan/Guns N Roses -- "Knockin' On Heaven's Door"
Arthur Brown -- "Fire"
Blue Oyster Cult -- "Burnin' For You"
Patsy Cline -- "I Fall To Pieces"
Paul McCartney & Wings -- "Live And Let Die"
Jimmy Hendrix -- "Hey Joe"
Jackson Browne -- "Doctor My Eyes"
John Mellencamp -- "Crumbling Down"
John Mellencamp -- "I'm On Fire"
U2 -- "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
Boston -- "Smokin"
Billy Joel -- "Only The Good Die Young"
Barry McGuire -- "Eve Of Destruction"
Steam -- "Na Na Na Na Hey Hey"
Drifters -- "On Broadway"
Shelley Fabares -- "Johnny Angel"
Los Bravos -- "Black Is Black"
Peter & Gordon -- "I Go To Pieces"
Peter & Gordon -- "A World Without Love"
Elvis Presley -- "You're The Devil In Disguise"
Zombies -- "She's Not There"
Elton John -- "Benny & The Jets"
Elton John -- "Daniel"
Elton John -- "Rocket Man"
Jerry Lee Lewis -- "Great Balls Of Fire"
Jerry Lee Lewis -- "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On!"
Bill Haley & The Comets -- "Shake, Rattle, & Roll"
Santana -- "Evil Ways"
Louis Armstrong -- "What A Wonderful World"
Youngbloods -- "Get Together"
Ad Libs -- "The Boy From New York City"
Peter, Paul & Mary -- "Blowin' In The Wind"
Peter, Paul & Mary -- "Leavin' On A Jet Plane"
Rolling Stones -- "Ruby Tuesday"
Simon & Garfunkel -- "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Happenings -- "See You In September"
Carole King -- "I Feel The Earth Move"
Yager & Evans -- "In The Year 2525"
Norman Greenbaum -- "Spirit In The Sky"
Brooklyn Bridge -- "Worst That Could Happen"
Three Degrees -- "When Will I See You Again"
Cat Stevens -- "Peace Train"
Cat Stevens -- "Morning Has Broken"
Jan & Dean -- "Dead Man's Curve"
Martha & The Vandellas -- "Nowhere To Run"
Martha & The Vandellas/Van Halen -- "Dancing In The Streets"
Hollies/Neil Diamond -- "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"
Sam Cooke/Herman's Hermits -- "Wonder World"
Petula Clark -- "A Sign Of The Times"
Don McLean -- "American Pie"
J. Frank Wilson -- "Last Kiss"
Buddy Holly & The Crickets -- "That'll Be The Day"
John Lennon -- "Imagine"
Johnny Nash -- "I Can See Clearly Now"
Chi Coltrane -- "Thunder & Lightning"
Ramsey Lewis -- "Slippin' Into Darkness"
Shirelles -- "Soldier Boy"
The Platters -- Great Pretender"
Lloyd Price -- "Stagger Lee"
Bobby Fueller Four -- "I Fought The Law"
The Shangri-Las -- "Leader Of The Pack"
Larry Verne -- "Mr. Custer"
Ray Peterson -- "Tell Laura I Love Her"
Roy Orbison -- "Leah"
Bobby Darin -- "Mack The Knife"
The Clash -- "Rock The Casbah"
Surfaris -- "Wipeout"
Blood, Sweat & Tears -- "And When I Die"
Dave Clark Five -- "Bits And Pieces"
Tramps -- "Disco Inferno"
Paper Lace -- "The Night Chicago Died"
Frank Sinatra -- "New York, New York"
Creedence Clearwater Revival -- "Travellin' Band"
The Gap Band -- "You Dropped A Bomb On Me"
Alien Ant Farm -- "Smooth Criminal"
3 Doors Down -- "Duck And Run"
The Doors -- "The End"
Third Eye Blind -- "Jumper"
Neil Diamond -- "America"
Lenny Kravitz -- "Fly Away"
Tom Petty -- "Free Fallin' "
Bruce Springsteen -- "I'm On Fire"
Bruce Springsteen -- "Goin' Down"
Phil Collins -- "In The Air Tonight"
Alice In Chains -- "Rooster"
Alice In Chains -- "Sea Of Sorrow"
Alice In Chains -- "Down In A Hole"
Alice In Chains -- "Them Bone"
Beastie Boys -- "Sure Shot"
Beastie Boys -- "Sabotage"
The Cult -- "Fire Woman"
Everclear -- "Santa Monica"
Filter -- "Hey Man, Nice Shot"
Foo Fighters -- "Learn To Fly"
Korn -- "Falling Away From Me"
Red Hot Chili Peppers -- "Aeroplane"
Red Hot Chili Peppers -- "Under The Bridge"
Smashing Pumpkins -- "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
System Of A Down -- "Chop Suey!"
Skeeter Davis -- "End Of The World"
Dory Previn -- "On My Way To Where"
Ricky Nelson -- "Travellin' Man"
Chi-Lites -- "Have You Seen Her"
Animals -- "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place"
Fontella Brass -- "Rescue Me"
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels -- "Devil With the Blue Dress"
James Taylor -- "Fire And Rain"
Edwin Starr/Bruce Springsteen -- "War"
Lynyrd Skynyrd -- "Tuesday's Gone"
Limp Bizkit -- "Break Stuff"
Green Day -- "Brain Stew"
Temple Of The Dog -- "Say Hello To Heaven"
Sugar Ray -- "Fly"
Local H -- "Bound For The Floor"
Slipknot -- "Left Behind, Wait And Bleed"
Bush -- "Speed Kills"
311 -- "Down"
Stone Temple Pilots -- "Big Bang Baby"
Stone Temple Pilots -- "Dead And Bloated"
Soundgarden -- "Fell On Black Days"
Soundgarden -- "Black Hole Sun"
Nina -- "99 Luft Balloons/99 Red Balloons"

Don't Clap Too Loudly -- It's A Very Old World.

September 20th, 2001, 10:03 PM
..............Have they left anything out......I mean it can't be much of play list left, just Britney, *Nsync ( the Back Street Boys and other boy bands), Christina that's about it !!!! 24/7.........AAAAAARGGHHHHH


PS I apologise if any of you are devoted fans to those artists I have listed, and are upset or hurt in any way.

September 20th, 2001, 10:23 PM
You might want to read this - http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/2001-09-20-song-list.htm (c/o USA Today), or this - http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/4354.htm (c/o New York Post), or this - http://www.dailypress.com/news/front/stories/31779sy0.htm (c/o Daily Press).

September 20th, 2001, 10:24 PM
This is just another internet hoax, gang. Check out snopes.com ...

Earth Walker
September 21st, 2001, 12:23 AM
Clear Channel deny they ever issued such a list. Apparently a
couple of DJ's in L.A. claim that they did it. I found one page that
listed it as an Internet hoax.
It really doesn't matter...this is just the mirror image of the
long-standing radio "playlist". It's been a long time since the
local program director actually had the authority to program
her/his station (although there are some exceptions)....as
stations began using national programming services like
Burkhardt - Abrahams.
Armed with demographic/market research, these "experts"
would make sure that your station was playing "what the kids
want to hear".
In no time you could drive coast-to-coast and hear the same
songs...and even the same voice using the same stupid slogans,
on station ID's....no matter where you were.
It's been longer still since the jocks were allowed to program
their own shifts. The local program director created the playlist.
That's where the Top 40 comes from....a 40 song playlist....
later cut down to 30.
Clear Channel is an evil entity in the continuing de-evolution of
radio (and I understand they're now working with SFX to create
a stranglehold on concert promotion as well).... but forget the
"list"....cause it's virtually nothing new in this mindless enterprise.

September 21st, 2001, 01:15 AM
That some stations arent playing certain songs out of SENSITIVITY to the current emotional conditions right now........I think that would be appropriate........... wouldnt bother me if movies were less violent as well.......there were some movies pulled and edited.... no one yelled censorship..........maybe some of the movies that glorify war might get a second or third thinking through as well.......
Love and Light

September 21st, 2001, 10:10 AM
Clear Channel gave a list of songs as a suggestion of songs that may be too harsh for the public in the next couple weeks considering recent happenings. It was given as a guide, not a rule. Radio stations have said they aren't going by it anyway.

And regardless of allegations or assumptions, they aren't restricting songs or censoring stations.

September 21st, 2001, 01:24 PM
Either way, I'm glad the only station I listen to is locally owned and broadcasted. Other than this one station, I'm completely anti-radio. You hear the same crap over and over and over again... gets very old. Plus, no one plays the songs I really like, except maybe once in a while they'll play Every Rose has It's Thorn by Poison. Thank the Gods for tapes and CD's.

September 21st, 2001, 01:26 PM
I've heard some of those songs on the radio in the past week, but there's no telling which radio stations are Clearchannel or not (they are not listed on their web site, so it's anyone's guess).

Some of the songs make a lot of sense.. like the Cure's "Killing an Arab" I could see taking that out of rotation! Also the "Dancing in the Streets" song is likewise inappropriate. Not like anyone plays the Cure now any more anyhow, it's too bad because they are awesome.

I've heard Third Eye Blind's "Jumper" song, I guess they restricted that one because of the images of people jumping out of the WTC towers. But Nena's 99 luftballons? Yeah, it's about war and such, but it really doesn't belong on the list. And John Parr's "St. Elmo's Fire"... so it has the word Fire in it, it's a really uplifting and posative song! And "All Rage Against The Machine", just blanketing all their songs together without even giving them personal attention, well that sets a bad precedent.

But U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday".. well that's an ANTI-terrorism ballad, straight up! That should be queued on every station in the US.

If they should ban anything, it's those godawful WTC Memmorial mixes of Jewel's "Hands" and Creed's "With Arms Wide Open". Like those songs didn't suck to begin with, but now you have to cut in reporters yelling about airplanes and terrorists, and Bush condemning the act, and people screaming and what not... those songs are nothing but a big misery-fest, turn them off!!!

- Ill

September 21st, 2001, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by Swanspirit
That some stations arent playing certain songs out of SENSITIVITY to the current emotional conditions right now........I think that would be appropriate........... wouldnt bother me if movies were less violent as well.......there were some movies pulled and edited.... no one yelled censorship..........maybe some of the movies that glorify war might get a second or third thinking through as well.......
Love and Light

You are correct swan. It's not censorship, since these are privately owned stations. It's their own buisness if and how they want to broadcast appropriate material. Now if the government were to instigate such a ban, that would be a different matter entirely.

- Ill

September 21st, 2001, 01:54 PM
I think it's stupid to put those clips in.. especially with Creed's song.. I mean, thats about him having a child, not about war or anything. LOL Where do they come up with this crap?

September 22nd, 2001, 02:06 PM
1. We have 5 Clear Channel stations in San Diego ( out of 16 or so total), and several of the songs on this "list" have been played.

2. Clear Channel is a private corporation, and like any business they are free to choose the merchandise that they offer. Choosing not to offer any particular merchandise is not censorship, it is their right.

3. Clear Channel isn't "evil" just because they are successful. If they are a dominant force in radio broadcasting, it is because they are offering a product that appeals to the majority of their listeners.

September 22nd, 2001, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by SpikesPet5150
I think it's stupid to put those clips in.. especially with Creed's song.. I mean, thats about him having a child, not about war or anything. LOL Where do they come up with this crap?

Have you seen the video....it is a warzone! Very confusing to me!

September 22nd, 2001, 03:29 PM
Walk Like an Egyptian?????

ROFLMAO!!! Who could find fault with that song???

September 22nd, 2001, 05:49 PM
Semele, no I haven't seen the video... don't have Mtv (oh darn *sacrasm mode turned off*)

There are a few songs I can understand stations not playing, because they're too graphic, or painful to listen to right now.... but most of the songs on that list had no reason to be there.

Yvonne Belisle
September 22nd, 2001, 06:01 PM
I am glad that this was shown to be a hoax. It is easy to see where it could be easily believed in light of the events of the 11th. I'm glad it's not true for another reason I like a lot of those songs! Always happy to hear most of them on the radio.:D

September 23rd, 2001, 01:29 AM
Normally, I don't reply to a thread where I believe what needs to be said has been said. The fact that this list is a hoax has already been clearly stated -- and not by Mystique, of course. Nevertheless, I am going to add my two cents.

Originally posted by Mystique

Anyway, here is a list of the songs they have banned.I live in an area rife with Clear Channel stations. Of the 175 songs Mystique listed, I've heard ... oh, about 40 in the past month or two, some as recently as the last 24 hours.

This is, of course, exluding the hoarde of songs that I don't know by name but would recognize if I heard them.

Mystique, do us all a favor: If you mistakenly printed this hoax as truth, be responsible enough to check your facts in the future, before you loose all credibility. If you printed this hoax as truth on purpose, just stop posting altogether.

The last thing this forum needs is someone who uses deceit as a legitimate argumentative tool, and then tries to pass it off like they were "just making a point" when they're caught at it.

September 23rd, 2001, 01:46 AM
Nice post, Daniel. :D

*skips off sining "my god, it looks like Daniel! must be the clouds in my eyes!"*

Yvonne Belisle
September 23rd, 2001, 01:54 AM
Hey I'm sure there is a nitch in our political system for someone able to do that well though like script writer. What do you think? The pay is good I hear.

September 23rd, 2001, 02:04 AM