As irritating as it may be, censorship in the music industry is something of a necessary evil if artists want to have their work broadcast to a wider range of listeners.
Radio station executives don't normally take kindly to bad language or controversial themes, and if they can't find a way to edit out whatever may offend them, then that song will likely be banned from airplay altogether. Whilst some of the reasons as to why certain songs were banned can be justified, some songs that made their way on to blacklists have far less logic behind them.
Whether it be new context, different interpretations or simple misunderstanding, some songs have been unusually restricted from broadcast, leaving others baffled as to how some seemingly wholesome track has been forbidden from airplay. In most of these instances, it seems if a few individuals have wildly misheard the song and restricted it based on an incorrect viewpoint, regardless of the artist's original intentions.
Although the songs on this list were only temporarily banned for a brief period of time, it is hard to overlook the strange knee jerk reactions that some censors seemed to have had.