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The Filthy Fifteen

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Back in the ’80’s, Tipper Gore’s panties got in a bunch and she along with some other bored housewives of Senators, City Councelors, decided to cause a ruckus about obscenity in music. They created a committee called the Parents Music Resource Center to try and hide explicit music and remove songs from airplay. They attacked any songs with any mention of sex, violence or explicit language. This is why almost all music will have the Parental Advisory “Tipper” sticker on the front.


The PMRC also released the “Filthy Fifteen”, a list of the 15 songs they found most objectionable:

# Artist Song title Lyrical content
1 Prince Darling Nikki Sex/Masturbation
2 Sheena Easton Sugar Walls Sex
3 Judas Priest Eat Me Alive Sex
4 Vanity Strap on Robbie Baby Sex
5 Mötley Crüe Bastard Violence
6 AC/DC Let Me Put My Love into You Sex
7 Twisted Sister We’re Not Gonna Take It Violence
8 Madonna Dress You Up Sex
9 W.A.S.P. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast) Sex/Language
10 Def Leppard High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night) Drug and alcohol use
11 Mercyful Fate Into the Coven Occult
12 Black Sabbath Trashed Drug and alcohol use
13 Mary Jane Girls In My House Sex
14 Venom Possessed Occult
15 Cyndi Lauper She Bop Sex/Masturbation

1. Prince – Darling Nikki

2. Sheena Easton – Sugar Walls

3. Judas Priest – Eat Me Alive

4. Vanity – Strap On Robbie Baby
This is the hardest on eto find online. I can find tons of pages with the lyrics but nothing on youtube, no covers, throwbacks or anything like that. So here’s a link to the lyrics at least.‘Robbie-Baby’-Lyrics.html

5. Motley Crue – Bastard

6. AC/DC – Let Me Put My Love Into You

7. Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It

8. Madonna – Dress You Up

9. W.A.S.P. – Animal (Fuck Like An Beast)

10. Def Leppard – High and dry (Saturday Night)

11. Mercyful Fate – Into the Coven

12. Black Sabbath – Trashed

13. Mary Jane Girls – In My House

14. Venom – Possessed

15. Cyndi Lauper – She Bop

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