20 Most Controversial Songs Of All Time

19. The Prodigy - Smack My B*tch Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFxaDoyl-1s Another song banned by the sensitive BBC (ironic considering the sex scandals surrounding them at present) 'Smack My Bitch Up' by British Alternative Dance antagonists, The Prodigy, caused immediate controversy on its release in November 1997. The third and final single from The Prodigy's wildly successful album 'The Fat of the Land', this track drew fierce criticism for it's misogynistic content, a concept neatly subverted on viewing their supporting video for the track. The video, filmed from a first-person perspective, depicted a hedonistic night out on the town and trawls through a catalogue of drink and drug fuelled excesses including drink driving, violence, vandalism, nudity and sex. Furthermore, the unedited version also includes scenes of heroin abuse and a full sex scene. The sting in the tail involves the audience's predomination that the protagonist is male; the ending reveals that the person behind the debauchery was in fact a woman, neatly subverting stereotypical views of sexuality. Universally banned from television broadcast, public demand led to MTV relenting but only after midnight and following an MTV News warning. Naming a track 'Smack My B*tch Up' would have been enough to put The Prodigy in the dock but throw their infamous video into the mix and its obvious these boys were out to push a few people's buttons... mission accomplished!
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I love Heavy Metal, and generally anything that involves a guitar and loud noises, so I figured it was about time I put all the useless information in my head to good use and start writing a few things. Most of the time I'll be writing nonsense but occasionally I may surprise myself and appear half-way knowledgable.....but you can be the judge of that. Thanks for your fleeting attention!