Some songs set out to be controversial, while others stumble into the territory. Musicians occasionally use their art to make a political point, challenge religious beliefs, or express something salacious enough to warrant being banned from radio and television stations. These artists may also sometimes face protests and boycotts.
Artists can lose fans over dubious lyrics, a shocking music video, or a controversial concert appearance. Often, a single song can turn a crowd against a musician. Here are a few of the most controversial songs.