A lot of uncensored versions of music videos are rarely shown on television as they are not commericial friendly. There was one video by a band like Tears For Fears (?) that came out in 1982 that was so explicit that it ended up being banned for excessive revealings (if you know what I mean).
Well some of the lady gaga videos are cut short because they last 8 minutes. And i'm addicted to channel [V] and laserlight and hangover are on there all the time. Well hangover not so much but laserlight still gets decent playtime
There was a countdown on one of the music channels that played the top 20 banned video clips. I don't remember the countdown exactly but it featured: "Rock DJ" - Robbie Williams, "Baby Got Back" - Sir Mix A Lot, "Justify My Love" - Madonna, "Black Or White" - Michael Jackson, "Girls On Film" - Duran Duran, "Satisfaction" - Benny Benassi "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" - Sophie B Hawkins and "Smack My Bitch Up" - The Prodigy.
I also remember controversy from the Catholic Church about: "Like A Prayer" - Madonna, "Novermber Rain"- Guns n Roses and "Baby, One More Time" - Britney Spears (of all songs).
Other songs I remember being banned from the weekly top 50 on Rage include: "Don't Cry" - Guns n Roses, "Closer" - Nine Inch Nails, "Gett Off" - Prince, "Last Kiss" - Pearl Jam (actually I recall many Pearl Jam songs not having their clips shown). "Marvellous" - The 12th Man, "Asshole" - Denis Leary, "Erotica" - Madonna, "Alice, Who The F### Is Alice" - The Steppers "I Touch Myself" - The Divinyls, "I Wanna Sex You Up" - Color Me Badd, "People Are Still Having Sex" - LaTour, "This Is How We Do It" - Montell Jordan, "Bloke" - Chris Franklin, "Stole" - Kelly Rowland, "The Real Slim Shady" - Eminem "Stan" - Eminem, "Tipsy" - JKwon
I also remember "My Heart Will Go On" - Celine Dion having the clip stopped showing. Even on the 1998 year end countdown on Rage (#14) yet it was played on Video Hits (#3).
Also in 1991 a number of songs had the video clips stop being shown in the weekly countdown: "Don't Go Now" - Rat Cat, "That Ain't Bad" - Rat Cat, "Better" Screaming Jets, "Wicked Game" - Chris Isaak, "Just Another Dream" - Cathy Dennis "Blue Hotel" - Chris Isaak and "Let's Kiss Like The Angels Do" - Wendy Matthews However once "That Ain't Bad" left the chart they were being shown again and they were all part of the Polygram Label so not sure if that had something to do with it?
by 2003 year end songs by R. Kelly, 50 Cent and Eamon to name a few had the explicit language censored. "Ignition" - R. Kelly had almost every second word cut out that it wrecked the song as it sounded like someone was playing with the volume. Even the word "Rum" was censored.
K8 - Last Kiss never had a filmclip. It was during the era when Pearl Jam refused to make filmclips for their singles. Marvellous also never a filmclip and I don't think The Steppers had a filmclip either.
My Heart Will Go On stopped having its filmclip shown after the original single was stop produced and was replaced with the Remix single. Cause it was the remix single that was charting rage obviously wanted to reflect that version on the countdown (due to ARIA listing it as such) This caused a problem as the record company hadn't actually made a filmclip for the remix single. I know Video Hits had a clip but that was made inhouse, and VH used to edit their own clips. rage obviously had a policy of not editing or maing their own clips. They will oly show edited clips if provided by the record company. In theory rage should have shown My Heart Will Go On in the year end countdown but I do remember it flashing up as the remixes so that's why t wasn't shown.
@ Ben1981, most of the songs I listed have video clips. "Baby Got Back" was never shown on the weekly countdown on Rage back in 1992 so yes it was not shown on TV.
"November Rain" I don't think was an issue in Australia but somewhere it offended people so was banned. I can only think of the shot of a statue crying with a tear of blood perhaps people saw it as disrespectful? I know "Baby One More Time" was to do with the school uniform being to short and girls copying it. Sounds stupid I know but people complain about anything and everything.
@BillyBRett, I never knew that about PEarl Jam not releasing video clips. I remember "Alive" having one.
As for "My Heart Will Go On", what a stupid thing with what happened sounds. The original is viewed as a classic and the best selling single of the year but production really screwed the song. Why was this the case in only Australia? Everywhere else had the original movie version and they enjoyed the remix version if they went to a club or bar. That was a stupid and weak decision and shows that songs and the chart can be manipulated by deleting and only allowing a certain version of a song to chart. I shouldn't complain I guess as the original if not deleted would surely have made the top 10 year end and 1998 had a pretty solid top 10 year end as it was, one of few I really like and rate as one of the best.
Pearl Jam refused to release/promote or even make videos for their material in protest to the over priced concert tickets and also the way the media format can make or break an artist i.e air-time. They made film clips for the singles off Ten released in the order of Alive, Even Flow, Jeremy & Oceans and also at the time filmed a MTV unplugged concert for MTV which would finally be officially released in the repackaged Ten Redux in 2009. Off Vs. the only clip i've seen is a live version of Animal apparently filmed by MTV which also includes a medley of Spin The Black Circle/Last Exit/Lukin which is from the same concert but all those songs appear on Vitalogy. Off No Code RAGE played a live version of Hail, Hail recorded on David Letterman and i've also seen a clip off Who You Are played on Musicmax. The only video released off Yield was the awesome animation clip of Do The Evolution which was so popular the band actually released it to radio to become a non official single and in turn commit the band to releasing videos again Last edited: