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Banned By The Beeb: Songs They Wouldn't Play
History of Music
"The British Broadcasting Corporation (a.k.a. 'The Beeb') has for decades been Britain's leading music broadcaster. Over the years 'Auntie' (as it is also known) has courted controversy by banning various records."
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Which song by a punk rock band was banned by the BBC during the Queen's Jubilee celebrations of 1977?
Land Of Hope And Glory
God Save The Queen
England, My England
Which of these songs was pulled off BBC playlists during the first Gulf War, years after it was a Eurovision song contest winner?
All Kinds of Everything
Boom Bang A Bang
Puppet On A String
What's Another Year
It's hard to believe Part One: The Byrds had a song banned in Britain by the BBC in 1966. What was it called?
Eight Miles High
Jesus Is Just Alright
Chimes of Freedom
Ballad Of Easy Rider
It's hard to believe Part Two: Frankie Laine had a song banned in the UK by the BBC in 1953. What was it called?
Two Loves Have I
Strange Lady in Town
It was described by one of Radio One's top DJs as "disgusting". Which UK number one hit was banned by the BBC in 1984?
Tell Laura I Love Her
Bad To Me
Comes A-Long A-Love
Banning records was always something that could be counter-productive: the controversy often increased sales. Which was the first song to reach Number one in the UK charts after it was banned by the BBC?
Are You Sure?
A Sinner Am I
Such A Night
Ooh! Aah! Oh!
Sometimes the reasons for banning a song could be obvious, but why was Perry Como's "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" banned by the BBC?
It was based on a classical tune
It was perceived to be promoting homosexuality
It claimed there was no Santa Claus
It was perceived to be mocking Judy Garland
Which song looked set for a high chart place before it was pulled from the BBC's playlists and removed from record shops following the death of Diana Princess of Wales?
Lord Won't You Buy Me A Mercedes Benz
The Car Song
Crawling From The Wreckage
Which song by Wings was considered so political that it was banned?
Tug Of War
Heart Of The Country
Give Ireland Back To The Irish
No quiz on banned songs would be complete without "Je t'aime... moi non plus" by Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg. Jane Birkin was not, however, the first female vocalist on the song; who was?
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Compiled May 22 13