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Elton John one of many with songs on "lyrically questionable" list (731)

731Entertainment News2001-09-18

Elton John one of many with songs on "lyrically questionable" list

Clear Channel, the world's largest radio network, responded to Tuesday's terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., with a list of approximately 150 "lyrically questionable" songs that it recommends stations avoid. Elton John's "Daniel," "Bennie and the Jets," and "Rocket Man" made the list, along with such disparate tunes as the Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian," the Steve Miller Band's "Jet Airliner," and Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky." (Since it's not a pop radio staple, the Cure's "Killing an Arab"--which is actually a reference to Albert Camus's The Stranger--was not listed.) The following is Clear Channel's list of "lyrically questionable" songs: Drowning Pool, "Bodies"

Mudvayne, "Death Blooms"

Megadeth, "Dread and the Fugitive Mind"

Megadeth, "Sweating Bullets"

Saliva, "Click Click Boom"

P.O.D., "Boom"

Metallica, "Seek and Destroy"

Metallica, "Harvester of Sorrow"

Metallica, "Enter Sandman"

Metallica, "Fade to Black"

Rage Against the Machine, all 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 to Thrill"

AC/DC, "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"

AC/DC, "Highway to Hell"

AC/DC, "Safe in New York City"


AC/DC, "Hell's Bells"

Black Sabbath, "War Pigs"

Black Sabbath, "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"

Ozzy Osbourne, "Suicide Solution"

Dio, "Holy Diver"

Steve Miller, "Jet Airliner"

Van Halen, "Jump"

Queen, "Another One Bites the Dust"

Queen, "Killer Queen"

Pat Benatar, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

Pat Benatar, "Love Is a Battlefield"

Oingo Boingo, "Dead Man's Party"

R.E.M., "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 Matthews Band, "Crash Into Me"

Bangles, "Walk Like an Egyptian"

Pretenders, "My City Was Gone"

Alanis Morissette, "Ironic"

Barenaked Ladies, "Falling for the First Time"

Fuel, "Bad Day"

John Parr, "St. Elmo's Fire"

Peter Gabriel and Afro Celt Sound System, "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, "Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da"

Bob Dylan/Guns N Roses, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"

Arthur Brown, "Fire"

Blue Oyster Cult, "Burnin' for You"

Paul McCartney and Wings, "Live and Let Die"

Jimi Hendrix, "Hey Joe"

Jackson Browne, "Doctor My Eyes"

John Mellencamp, "Crumbling Down"

John Mellencamp, "Paper in Fire"

U2, "Sunday Bloody Sunday"

Boston, "Smokin"

Billy Joel, "Only the Good Die Young"

Barry McGuire, "Eve of Destruction"

Steam, "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"

Drifters, "On Broadway"

Shelly Fabares, "Johnny Angel"

Los Bravos, "Black Is Black"

Peter and Gordon, "I Go to Pieces"

Peter and Gordon, "A World Without Love"

Elvis Presley, "(You're the) Devil in Disguise"

Zombies, "She's Not There"

Elton John, "Bennie and the Jets"

Elton John, "Daniel"

Elton John, "Rocket Man"

Jerry Lee Lewis, "Great Balls of Fire"

Santana, "Evil Ways"

Louis Armstrong, "What a Wonderful World"

Youngbloods, "Get Together"

Ad Libs/Manhattan Transfer, "The Boy From New York City"

Peter, Paul and Mary, "Blowin' in the Wind"

Peter, Paul and 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"

Zager and 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 and Dean, "Dead Man's Curve"

Martha and the Vandellas, "Nowhere to Run"

Martha and the Vandellas/Van Halen, "Dancing in the Streets"

Hollies, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"

Sam Cooke/Herman's Hermits, "Wonderful World"

Petula Clark, "A Sign of the Times"

Don McLean, "American Pie"

J. Frank Wilson/Pearl Jam, "Last Kiss"

Buddy Holly and the Crickets, "That'll Be the Day"

John Lennon, "Imagine"

Bobby Darin, "Mack the Knife"

The Clash, "Rock the Casbah"

Surfaris, "Wipe Out"

Blood, Sweat and Tears, "And When I Die"

Dave Clark Five, "Bits and Pieces"

Trammps, "Disco Inferno"

Paper Lace, "The Night Chicago Died"

Frank Sinatra, "New York, New York"

Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Travelin' Band"

The Gap Band, "You Dropped a Bomb on Me"

Alien Ant Farm/Michael Jackson, "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, "I'm 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 Bones"

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"

Ricky Nelson, "Travelin' Man"

Chi-Lites, "Have You Seen Her"

Animals, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place"

Fontella Bass, "Rescue Me"

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, "Devil With a Blue Dress On"

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"

"Black Hole Sun"

Nena, "99 Luft Balloons/99 Red Balloons"

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