Music is life.

It can make you happy, sad, excited, and a million billion other emotions… including triggered.

That being said, one of my favorite sites made a list of the “Most Controversial Songs the Year You Were Born” and it’s a really cool walk down Musical Memory Lane.

A few highlights:


1962:  “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)”,  The Crystals


1964:  “A Change Is Gonna Come”,  Sam Cooke


1969:  “Give Peace a Chance”,  Plastic Ono Band


1971:  “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”,  Gil Scott-Heron


1975:  “The Pill”,  Loretta Lynn


1977:  “God Save the Queen”,  Sex Pistols


1982:  “The Message”,  Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five


1983:  “Relax”,  Frankie Goes to Hollywood


1986:  “Dear God”,  XTC


1988:  “[Eff] tha Police”,  N.W.A.


1990:  “Justify My Love”,  Madonna


1992:  “Killing in the Name”,  Rage Against the Machine


1994:  “Closer”,  Nine Inch Nails


1999:  “Goodbye Earl”,  The (Dixie) Chicks


2000:  “Stan”Eminem


2002:  “Dirrty”,  Christina Aguilera


2004:  “American idiot”,  Green Day


2008:  “I Kissed a Girl”,  Katy Perry


2010:  “Pumped Up Kicks”,  Foster the People


2018:  “This Is America”,  Childish Gambino


Again, you can check the full list at

And this year’s pick? Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town”, which has caused quite an uproar between politcial parties.

I was born in 1983, so my song is “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, which is basically a tutorial on getting off.

What song was raising eyebrows the year you were born?

Which song still gets you all riled up today?

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