Name A Song From Yesteryear That Would Cause Outrage Today

HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 16,136
I'll start. 

GNR's Used To Love Her
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 9,729
    edited August 23
    GNR - One in a Million
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 16,136
    GNR - One in a Million
    well that one caused outrage at the time too. I was more thinking songs that were ok then, but now they'd be subject to higher scrutiny. 
  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,041
    Ringo Starr - You’re Sixteen 
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    Most songs by Sir Mix-A-Lot!
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 9,729
    GNR - One in a Million
    well that one caused outrage at the time too. I was more thinking songs that were ok then, but now they'd be subject to higher scrutiny. 
    Ah, okey. Ofc. Sorry.

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  • ultrapigultrapig South DakotaPosts: 50
    The Beatles - Run For Your Life 
    Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
    Faith No More - Edge of the World 
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 8,941
    Sexy and 17 - Stray Cats
    Vehicle - Ides of March (the first few lines are about a stranger in a black sedan with candy)
    Thank Heaven for Little Girls
    Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello for the n-word

  • thispureamericanriotthispureamericanriot CaliforniaPosts: 511
    edited August 24
    I guess 1989 is now considered "yesteryear", but Stevie Ray Vaughan's version of Boot Hill is very morbid and misogynistic. Johnny Winter also did a great version of this song in 1984.

    "Look up on the wall baby....hand me down my shootin' iron
    Look up on the wall baby....hand me down my shootin' iron
    Call your mother long distance....tell her to expect your body home

    If the city don't bury you baby....lord knows the county will
    If the city don't bury you baby....lord knows the county will
    You made your last mistake....you going way out on that boot hill

    Lord I don't want to wax you darlin'....'cause you gave me my first thrill
    Lord I don't want to wax you baby....'cause you gave me my first thrill
    You did me so wrong....you're going way out on that boot hill"


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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,394
    edited August 24
    pjhawks said:
    Sexy and 17 - Stray Cats

    This one always comes to mind for me. I was maybe 10 years old when this came out and 17 seemed old then. Now...not so much.
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,394
    I'll start. 

    GNR's Used To Love Her
    Came up in the GNR thread but It's So Easy and Back Off Bitch might also fit the bill. Even the orgasm in Rocket Queen might raise a few issues?
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  • lexicondevillexicondevil OaklandPosts: 764


    Bomb The Boats............

    I liked this band, but must have never really listened closely to the lyrics on that one. Wow! This will be leaving my collection.
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,394


    Bomb The Boats............

    I think we have a winner.
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  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 4,559
    Yeah Id love to see twitter kids deal with Used to Love Her by Gnr.  

  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 9,729
    Yeah Id love to see twitter kids deal with Used to Love Her by Gnr.  

    They played in on this european tour. No twitter tag trended :)

    Always felt like it was inspired by Down by the river.  Anyone know if GNR ever talked about being influenced by Neil Young?
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,216
    I always thought Used to Love Her was about a dog. 
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,394
    Brown Sugar 
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  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,394
    I always thought Used to Love Her was about a dog. 
    That's what Axl said when asked about it. Maybe it was a cover up. Maybe it wasn't.
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  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,149
    rummy said:
    Brown Sugar 
    That got some attention when it was released but I have a feeling most people didn't listen to the lyrics.

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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 16,136
    How are we defining yesteryear?
    really just any song that would cause outrage today that didn't cause outrage when it was originally released. 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,364
    Sticking with the "sixteen theme", John  Mayall, "She's Too Young"

    Sixteen, she is still in school
    I've got to learn to keep it cool
    She's too young but not for me
    So with a bit of luck
    She will find a way to come to me

    Why do people always intervene?
    Very soon she'll be seventeen
    She's too young to skip town
    She was born to be loved
    And I can't wait to bury her down
    She's beautiful and waits for me
    Will our plans ever come to be?
    She's too young so people say
    But with the opportunity
    She would run to me today


    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,364
    But now the question that comes to mind is, is there a category of song besides sexist/ misogynistic song of the 50's, 60's and 70's that would cause a negative reaction?  

    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 9,729
    brianlux said:
    But now the question that comes to mind is, is there a category of song besides sexist/ misogynistic song of the 50's, 60's and 70's that would cause a negative reaction?  

    Would the satirical nature of Frank Zappa's Bobby Brown be understood on twitter today?
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  • redrawredraw Posts: 897
    Oingo Boingo  - Little Girls 

    Such a fun band - really wish they would do a reunion tour but Danny is probably too busy scoring every 2nd movie that gets released....
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 9,729
    redraw said:
    Oingo Boingo  - Little Girls 

    Such a fun band - really wish they would do a reunion tour but Danny is probably too busy scoring every 2nd movie that gets released....
    He should let Bridget Fonda free.
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