Korean broadcaster KBS is well known for banning songs from their television and radio stations for various reasons. Having recently added WINNER's "Everyday" to the banned list, we've found some more songs that didn't make it to Korean radio for various reasons.
Check out some of them below!
1. Taeyang: Naked
The song was deemed inappropriate for broadcast due to its 'obscene nature'
2. EXO: Lotto
The use of the word 'lotto' saw this song banned on KBS. You might have noticed the group performing a version where they sing the word 'louder' instead.
3. BTS: Go Go
This one was banned from KBS for using slang and what they considered 'vulgar' language
4. CLC: Like That
The song was considered to have suggestive lyrics that were inappropriate for broadcast
5. Jonghyun: Rewind
The song was banned for having Japanese lyrics
6. BIGBANG: FXXK It
You can probably guess why this one got banned, the title is a sign
7. H.O.T: Wolf & Sheep
The song was banned for profane lyrical content, but was still a hit among fans
8. NCT 127: Cherry Bomb
Apparently the lyrics were considered 'violent' and 'encouraged bad behaviour among youth'. You be the judge.
9. TVXQ!: Mirotic
The last single from the OT5 group, it was problematic with Korean censors because of the mix of English and Korean lyrics: namely the line 'under my skin' caused controversy.
10. Jung Ilhoon (BTOB): Fancy Shoes
KBS won't play music that features brand names, and Ilhoon drops a couple in the lyrics so this was banned too.
Listen to these songs and more in our Spotify playlist below.
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