Title: BBC Banned Music: Top Singles Banned By the BBC Word Count: 585 Summary: Here you can read about some the to p singles that were banned by Aunti e Beeb. Keywords: BBC banned music, British Broadcast ing Corporation, British radio, BBC ban, BBC official singles chart, U K single charts, Auntie Beeb, BBC R adio 1 chart show, music,history, a rts, Article Body: The British Broadcasting Corporatio n also known as the BBC is a public broadcasting corporation. Therefor e, it allows itself to ban material s that deviate from certain standar ds of civility. During the years, m any singles that were seen as too e xplicit, distasteful or bear the po tential for offending the British p ublic were banned from BBC airplay. Here you can read about some of th em. In 1977, when England was celebrati ng the Queens Jubilee, the Sex Pist ols had released their second singl e titled God Save the Queen. The si ngle includes controversial lyrics that rhyme the national anthem titl e with fascist regime. Moreover, th e record cover displayed a picture of the Queen with a safety pin stuc k in her nose. The single was found to offensive t o be air played by the BBC, but it did not stop it from reaching numbe r two on the BBC official singles c hart. According to the myth, God Sa ve the Queen was the top selling si ngle in the UK at the time, but it was held back of number one to avoi d controversies. Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin sc andalous duet Je TAime ... Moi Non Plus, translated: I love you... me neither, was the first ever number one hit to be banned by the BBC. Al though at the time of its release, in 1969, the sexual revolution was celebrated, the British radio still was not able to cope with such exp licit lyrics, not to mention Birkin s moans and groans. The BBC ban and The Vatican denounc e, did not stop Je TAime ... Moi No n Plus from being a top selling sin gle in the UK and worldwide. In Oct ober 7, 1969, the single reached nu mber one in the BBC official single s chart. At the same time, it had r eached number 69 at the US singles chart. Je TAime ... Moi Non Plus was a maj or influence on another BBC banned single, Donna Summers disco pioneer from 1976 titled Love to Love You Baby. After counting 23 faked orgas ms performed by Summer in Love to L ove You Baby, the British Broadcast ing Corporation banned the song. Ho wever, it did not stop it from beco ming a massive hit. Love to Love Yo u Baby reached number four on the U K single charts but peaked to numbe r two on the Billboard pop chart. Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood is one of the most controversial si ngles as well as commercially succe ssful singles in history. The BBC d id not only ban the song it also di d not stop BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read to publicly express his feelings o f disgust from the single's explici t lyrics. In 1984, Relax stayed in the UK singles charts for 42 weeks. In five of them, it stayed in numb er one. By the end of 1984, embarra ssed Auntie Beeb removed the ban. R elax is still very popular worldwid e and it is one of the most recogni zed symbols of the era. The argumen ts on whether it gained such a huge success despite the BBC ban or the BBC ban helped promoting it have n ot been settled yet. Paul McCartney and the Wings respon se to the 1972 Bloody Sunday events titled Give Ireland Back to the Ir ish, was banned by every media reso urce in the UK. It was forbidden fr om being broadcast by the BBC, Radi o Luxembourg and the Independent Te levision Authority. In addition, th e song title was not allowed to be pronounced on the air, so when it a rrived to the BBC Radio 1 chart sho w it was presented as a record by t he group Wings. However, Give Irela nd Back to the Irish hit the top of the Irish singles charts. s.