If sex, drugs, or any type of shenanigans are involved, expect to be blocked.
For example, Bruno Mars' "Lazy Song" has a lyric of "Met a really nice girl, have some really nice sex." Most radio stations play the lyric in full. Some of the more cautious stations will cover up the word 'sex.' Idaho's #1 Hits Station (pictured to the left) takes out "really nice sex" because they not only want to block the idea of sex from your mind, but also block the fact that sex can be GOOD.
Remember folks, I live in an area where most kids wait until marriage. Not kicking the tires before you drive the car sometimes leaves you with a lemon, and I wouldn't be surprised if a large number of people here see sex as a 'chore' instead of something designed to, you know, actually FEEL GOOD.
I was prompted to write this post because of their rendition of 3OH!3's "Don't Trust Me." The lyrics for the chorus go:
"Don't trust a ho / never trust a ho / won't trust a ho cause the ho won't trust me."
The radio's version?
"Don't trust. (music) Never trust. (music) Don't trust. (music music) Trust me."
Wow, subliminal enough for ya??? No wonder so many of the locals are xenophobic...
By all means. Take out swear words. Take out phrases like "sex you up" or "let's get high," but some of their cut-outs are just ridiculous.
Maroon 5 mentioning getting naked? Cut it out. People may be born naked, but it's not natural... *cough*
Trying to take a song like "Suga Suga" by Baby Bash, which is half about getting high, and trying to make it family friendly? Don't even bother.
Playing Rihanna's 'S&M' and taking out all the references to actual S&M leave you with a 3 minute instrumental. Yet you try.
Best of all, during the weekend they go to syndication and play Ryan Seacrest's Weekly Top 40. The heavily censored songs are now less-heavily-censored, undermining EVERYTHING they do Monday thru Friday...
Oh well... *turns iPod on*