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Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Slayer Among Top 10 Controversial Songs

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What do Ozzy Osbourne‘s ‘Suicide Solution,’ Marilyn Manson‘s ‘Get Your Gunn,’ Rage Against the Machine‘s ‘Killing in the Name Of’ and Slayer‘s ‘Angel of Death’ have in common? They all placed in the top 10 of the Performing Rights Society’s Most Controversial Songs List, according to Digital Spy. The list is incredibly eclectic, with four metal songs placing in the top 10.

The PRS, which is a royalty collection and payment organization, conducted a poll to attain the list. “These results are particularly interesting as they demonstrate how the power of music can affect society,” chairman Ellis Rich said. “Many of these songs have become iconic due to their controversial connotations and have influenced many movements in society over the years.”

It seems odd that the Prodigy‘s ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ is more subversive than, say, ‘Suicide Solution.’ But hey, this isn’t our list. The pollees probably don’t listen to that much metal, because there are at least a handful of extreme black metal blasphemy fests way more shocking and jaw-dropping than anything XTC have written.

PRS’ Top 10 Most Controversial Songs
1. ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ — The Prodigy
2. ‘God Save the Queen’ — The Sex Pistols
3. ‘Relax’ — Frankie Goes To Hollywood
4. ‘Kim’ — Eminem
5. ‘Killing in the Name’ — Rage Against The Machine
6. ‘Ebeneezer Goode’ — The Shamen
7. ‘Suicide Solution’ — Ozzy Osbourne
8. ‘Get Your Gunn’ — Marilyn Manson
9. ‘Angel of Death’ — Slayer
10. ‘Dear God’ — XTC

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