The banning of classic songs has a long, storied—and often ridiculous—history. We look back at some of the more famous ones.

While having your song publicly admonished by censorship boards may sound like a death knell to musicians trying to make it onto the charts, it would appear that, for the most part, a banned ditty results in a monstrous hit. You'd think the censorship boards would've pick up on that by now—the more you ban something, the more likely people are to seek it out and embrace it.

Click through for some of the most famous banned songs.

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