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Cleaned Up w/a Different Title

#1 Post by alan smithee » 08 May 2011, 22:53

The Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get Retarded" (unsurprisingly) got less airplay than their "Let's Get It Started."
Similarly, Cee Lo's "Fuck You" (unsurprisingly) got less airplay than his "Forget You."

What other instances of this can people think of?
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#2 Post by Middle » 08 May 2011, 23:44

alan smithee wrote:The Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get Retarded" (unsurprisingly) got less airplay than their "Let's Get It Started."
Similarly, Cee Lo's "Fuck You" (unsurprisingly) got less airplay than his "Forget You."

What other instances of this can people think of?
Enrique Iglesias' Tonight lyrics in (mainland) Europe may be slightly different from the native English speaking world (Fucking you instead of Lovin' you).
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#3 Post by alan smithee » 08 May 2011, 23:49

Middle wrote:
alan smithee wrote:The Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get Retarded" (unsurprisingly) got less airplay than their "Let's Get It Started."
Similarly, Cee Lo's "Fuck You" (unsurprisingly) got less airplay than his "Forget You."

What other instances of this can people think of?
Enrique Iglesias' Tonight lyrics in (mainland) Europe may be slightly different from the native English speaking world (Fucking you instead of Lovin' you).
Enrique Iglesias f/Ludacris & DJ Frank E's "Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)" / "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" appears to fit the bill.
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#4 Post by Middle » 08 May 2011, 23:53

alan smithee wrote:
Middle wrote:
alan smithee wrote:The Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get Retarded" (unsurprisingly) got less airplay than their "Let's Get It Started."
Similarly, Cee Lo's "Fuck You" (unsurprisingly) got less airplay than his "Forget You."

What other instances of this can people think of?
Enrique Iglesias' Tonight lyrics in (mainland) Europe may be slightly different from the native English speaking world (Fucking you instead of Lovin' you).
Enrique Iglesias f/Ludacris & DJ Frank E's "Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)" / "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" appears to fit the bill.
Are you only looking for song titles? Or prominent lyrics (chorus) as well?
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#5 Post by alan smithee » 09 May 2011, 00:06

Middle wrote:
alan smithee wrote:
Middle wrote:
alan smithee wrote:The Black Eyed Peas' "Let's Get Retarded" (unsurprisingly) got less airplay than their "Let's Get It Started."
Similarly, Cee Lo's "Fuck You" (unsurprisingly) got less airplay than his "Forget You."

What other instances of this can people think of?
Enrique Iglesias' Tonight lyrics in (mainland) Europe may be slightly different from the native English speaking world (Fucking you instead of Lovin' you).
Enrique Iglesias f/Ludacris & DJ Frank E's "Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)" / "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" appears to fit the bill.
Are you only looking for song titles? Or prominent lyrics (chorus) as well?
I'm curious about the prevalence of examples in which the bowdlerized version is released under a different title.

(There are shitloadsboatloads of examples of songs edited for language, explicit content, etc. for which there is a "radio version" (under the same title, possibly with "Radio Version" (or the like) in the title, etc.))
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#6 Post by spymeg » 09 May 2011, 04:45

Beck's "Loser" might fit. The lyrics for radio play are "Soy un perdador. I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me" I heard somewhere that the actual lyrics replace kill with fuck. I can't seem to find anything to back this up though, so it might not work.

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#7 Post by Middle » 09 May 2011, 05:42

P!nk released a song earlier this year called 'Fuckin' Perfect'. It's been cleaned up a bit for the radio version (featuring lyrics like 'Less than perfect' and "You are perfect"). Should fit this.
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#8 Post by F.N.G. » 09 May 2011, 07:36

If you Seek Amy - Britney Spears got a radio edit to If you See Amy because otherwise it sounded like F-U-C-K me.
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#9 Post by justdrewit » 09 May 2011, 10:51

Akon feat. Snoop Dogg - I Wanna Fuck You became I Wanna Love You
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U2's Mysterious Ways was originally recorded as Its All right, It's all right, all right, She bleeds every 28 days

Steve Miller Band's Big Old Jet Airliner was originally recorded as Big Old Hairy Vagina
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#11 Post by bratzks » 10 May 2011, 02:43

A² wrote:U2's Mysterious Ways was originally recorded as Its All right, It's all right, all right, She bleeds every 28 days

Steve Miller Band's Big Old Jet Airliner was originally recorded as Big Old Hairy Vagina
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#12 Post by spymeg » 10 May 2011, 04:43

A² wrote:U2's Mysterious Ways was originally recorded as Its All right, It's all right, all right, She bleeds every 28 days

Steve Miller Band's Big Old Jet Airliner was originally recorded as Big Old Hairy Vagina

I wonder what's going on at your house this week. :D

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#13 Post by AngelTash » 10 May 2011, 07:14

spymeg wrote:
A² wrote:U2's Mysterious Ways was originally recorded as Its All right, It's all right, all right, She bleeds every 28 days

Steve Miller Band's Big Old Jet Airliner was originally recorded as Big Old Hairy Vagina

I wonder what's going on at your house this week. :D
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#14 Post by fishn4 » 10 May 2011, 12:44

AngelTash wrote:
spymeg wrote:
A² wrote:U2's Mysterious Ways was originally recorded as Its All right, It's all right, all right, She bleeds every 28 days

Steve Miller Band's Big Old Jet Airliner was originally recorded as Big Old Hairy Vagina

I wonder what's going on at your house this week. :D
:green: :lol:
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Also Eamon's "Fuck It (I don't Want You Back) for radio was just known as I don't Want You Back and basically just muted all the F bombs.

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#15 Post by Bill » 10 May 2011, 16:41

I think they censored a Taylor Swift song from 'I tell that you're gay' to something else, like 'you say'.
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#16 Post by justdrewit » 10 May 2011, 17:59

Bill wrote:I think they censored a Taylor Swift song from 'I tell that you're gay' to something else, like 'you say'.
:green:
"That's fine, I'll tell mine you're gay" changed to "That's fine, You won't mind if I say"
But the title of Picture to Burn stays the same
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#17 Post by alan smithee » 10 May 2011, 21:01

spymeg wrote:Beck's "Loser" might fit. The lyrics for radio play are "Soy un perdador. I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me" I heard somewhere that the actual lyrics replace kill with fuck. I can't seem to find anything to back this up though, so it might not work.
What is the other title?
Middle wrote:P!nk released a song earlier this year called 'Fuckin' Perfect'. It's been cleaned up a bit for the radio version (featuring lyrics like 'Less than perfect' and "You are perfect"). Should fit this.
Is there a second title?
F.N.G. wrote:If you Seek Amy - Britney Spears got a radio edit to If you See Amy because otherwise it sounded like F-U-C-K me.
"If U Seek Amy" / "If U See Amy" seems good
justdrewit wrote:Akon feat. Snoop Dogg - I Wanna Fuck You became I Wanna Love You
"I Wanna Fuck You" / "I Wanna Love You" looks good
fishn4 wrote:Also Eamon's "Fuck It (I don't Want You Back) for radio was just known as I don't Want You Back and basically just muted all the F bombs.
"Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" / "I Don't Want You Back" works
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#18 Post by Bill » 10 May 2011, 22:17

Oh, I didn't realize this was just titles, not lyrics. My bad, smithee.
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#19 Post by spymeg » 11 May 2011, 05:24

Bill wrote:Oh, I didn't realize this was just titles, not lyrics. My bad, smithee.
Mine too. :oops:

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