A good single off an album can make or break most artists, and it's understandable that they'd all like to put their best foot forward so they could get as many sales as possible. However, when you're an artist that skirts controversy with your lyrics, it can be hard to get a song played without censoring it a bit.
These 10 songs went from censoring "a bit" to censoring "a ton," and it's kinda hard to understand why they'd even bother putting them on the radio at all.
Rage Against The Machine - "Killing In The Name"
One of the most politically-charged bands of all time delivered a fiery, angry song, complete with repetitive cries of "F*** YOU I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME!" So of course, it just HAD to end up on the radio.
D12 - "Purple Hills"
Talk about changing a song for mainstream play! The actual title of the song is "Purple Pills," and it's a song about very, very heavy drug use. Why did they chose THIS for the single?!
The Black Eyed Peas - "Let's Get It Started"
One of the biggest smash-hits the band ever had was heavily censored, and you can probably see why when you see what the title of the song actually is: "Let's Get Retarded." Yeah.
Davind Banner - "Touching"
One of the most over the top and crass rappers of all time turned in this sentimental song about touching your lover... except for the fact that the real title of the song is "F***ing." Seriously, why go to the trouble?