The following are some of the songs which are controversial for a number of different reasons. They are featured in the controversial songs category because of targeting police, ex-wives and Queens, or simply having references to drugs and other taboo subjects.
1. ‘Louie Louie’ by The Kingsmen
Considered to be a very dirty song during the 50’s, the song had to go through a FBI investigation. The un-intelligible lyrics in the song were considered to be obscene by the FBI which however did not file charges. The song is still listed as one among the top 10 biggest and most controversial hits.
2. ‘Used to Love Her’ by Guns N’ Roses
This song was about killing a woman whom a man used to love and this sentiment was expressed through the song by Guns N’ Roses. This was portrayed as just a joke, but many females did not think of it that way.
3. ‘Kim’ by Eminem
At the end of the 90’s Eminem appeared on this music scene and the songs sung by this white rapper had explicit and hateful messages. It basically talks about Eminem’s hatred for his ex-wife. Though the song in itself was an evidence of free speech, it was also disliked by many and featured in the controversial song list.
4. ‘Cop Killer’ by Blood Count
A song about killing cops is sure to get mired in controversy. This song basically was created to protest against police brutality. However the hero in the song is a person who eventually takes the law into his own hands and starts killing police officials who were disobedient to the law themselves. The song became extremely controversial that Ice T had to re-release the album without the song.
5. ‘F*** the Police’ by N.W.A.
This song is also a police protest song which was released a few years before ‘Cop Killer’. The song contains some lines about executing police officers and further accuses police officers of leaving their own races. Expressing their dislike for the song, the FBI and Secret Service banned it in many places.