You can’t say ‘sex’ on the radio.

I was shocked the other day when I was listening to the radio, ready to crank up some Bruno Mars, and discovered that “Locked Out of Heaven” was censored.


He’s not allowed to sing, “Your sex takes me to paradise.”

I’m pretty sure the word “sex” or some variation of it has shown up in pop songs for years. I’ve never heard “S***back” by Justin Timberlake. Nor have I heard LMFAO’s “S**y and I Know It.” Or how about the Marcy Playground song “S** and Candy” from the ’90s?

So, why Bruno Mars? Why can’t a guy celebrate through song the ecstasy of doing it with a woman? Maybe the radio doesn’t want the teenyboppers getting any ideas, but when they have Snapchat and watch “16 and Pregnant,” isn’t this really just overkill?

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5 thoughts on “You can’t say ‘sex’ on the radio.”

  1. We can drop cluster bombs on innocent Iraqi and Afghan children and effect “collateral damage” with our drone shots at suspected terrorists but a small group of censors determine that it’s too harmful to our spoiled children to hear the word “sex” in a context that’s not inappropriate. Go figure.

  2. I love Bruno (and sex, come to think of it)! We also own Cee Lo’s “F*** You”, not the “Forget you” cleaned up version for TV. These sounds have so much energy!

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