Group Issues List of 'Lyrically Questionable' Songs

ByABC News
September 21, 2001, 7:06 PM

September 19 -- ( In the wake of last week's terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, one radio network is recommending its stations not play "lyrically questionable" music and has issued a list of 150 songs it says should be off the air for the time being

Clear Channel, the world's largest group of radio stations, circulated the list in its newsletter Hits Daily Double. It includes AC/DC's "Shot Down in Flames," as well as mellower songs such as Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" and Bob Dylan's "Knocking on Heaven's Door." Dave Matthews Band's "Crash Into Me" and the 1977 Kansas hit "Dust in the Wind" also made the list.

Clear Channel represents about 1,200 stations and broadcasts in 47 of the top 50 U.S. markets. One out of every 10 radio stations across the United States broadcasts under the Clear Channel banner. A representative from Clear Channel confirmed that the list was circulated. The company maintains that none of the "questionable" songs are banned.

"In the wake of this terrible tragedy, the nation's business community is responding with a degree of hypersensitivity," said Mark P. Mays, President and Chief Operating Officer of Clear Channel.

"Even some movie companies have altered some of their release schedules in light of the mood in America today," Mays said. "We value and support the artist community. And we support our radio station programming staff and management team in their responsibility to respond to their local markets."'s Buck Wolf and ABCNEWS Radio's Vinny Marino contributed to this report.

Here is the list of songs deemed "lyrically questionable" by Clear Channel:

Alice In Chains, "Rooster" Alice In Chains, "Sea of Sorrow" Alice In Chains, "Down in a Hole" Alice In Chains, "Them Bones" Beastie Boys, "Sure Shot" Beastie Boys, "Sabotage" The Cult, "Fire Woman" Everclear, "Santa Monica (Watch the World Die)" Filter, "Hey Man, "Nice Shot" Foo Fighters, "Learn to Fly" Savage Garden, "Crash and Burn" Dave Matthews Band, "Crash Into Me" Bangles, "Walk Like an Egyptian" Pretenders, "My City Was Gone" Alanis Morissette, "Ironic" Barenaked Ladies, "Falling for the First Time" Fuel, "Bad Day" Korn, "Falling Away From Me" Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Aeroplane" Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Under the Bridge" Smashing Pumpkins, "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" Peter Gabriel, "When You're Falling" System Of A Down, "Chop Suey!" Lenny Kravitz, "Fly Away" Tom Petty, "Free Fallin'" Bruce Springsteen, "I'm On Fire" Bruce Springsteen, "Goin' Down" Phil Collins, "In the Air Tonight" Limp Bizkit, "Break Stuff" Green Day, "Brain Stew" Temple Of The Dog, "Say Hello to Heaven" Sugar Ray, "Fly" Local H, "Bound for the Floor" Slipknot, "Left Behind, Wait and Bleed" Bush, "Speed Kills" 311, "Down" Stone Temple Pilots, "Dead and Bloated" Soundgarden, "Fell on Black Days" Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun" Soundgarden, "Blow Up the Outside World" Metallica, "Seek and Destroy" Metallica, "Harvester of Sorrow" Metallica, "Enter Sandman" Metallica, "Fade to Black" Nine Inch Nails, "Head Like a Hole" Godsmack, "Bad Religion" Tool, "Intolerance" Nena, "99 Luft Balloons/99 Red Balloons" AC/DC, "Shot Down in Flames" AC/DC, "Shoot to Thrill" AC/DC, "Dirty Deeds" AC/DC, "Highway to Hell" AC/DC, "Safe in New York City" AC/DC, "TNT" AC/DC, "Hell's Bells" Black Sabbath, "War Pigs" Black Sabbath, "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" [Ozzy Osbourne], "Suicide Solution" Kansas, "Dust in the Wind" Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven" The Beatles, "A Day in the Life" The Beatles, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" The Beatles, "Ticket To Ride" The Beatles, "Obla Di, Obla Da" Bob Dylan/Guns N Roses, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" Arthur Brown, "Fire" Blue Oyster Cult, "Burnin' For You" Paul McCartney & Wings, "Live and Let Die" Jimi Hendrix, "Hey Joe" Jackson Browne, "Doctor My Eyes" John Mellencamp, "Crumbling Down" John Mellencamp, "Paper In Fire" U2, "Sunday Bloody Sunday" Boston, "Smokin" Billy Joel, "Only the Good Die Young" Dio, "Holy Diver" Steve Miller, "Jet Airliner" Van Halen, "Jump" Queen, "Another One Bites the Dust" Queen, "Killer Queen" Pat Benatar, "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" Pat Benatar, "Love is a Battlefield" Oingo Boingo, "Dead Man's Party" REM, "It's the End of the World as We Know It" Talking Heads, "Burning Down the House" Judas Priest, "Some Heads Are Gonna Roll" Pink Floyd, "Run Like Hell" Pink Floyd, "Mother" John Parr, "St. Elmo's Fire" Barry McGuire, "Eve of Destruction" Steam, "Na Na Na Na Hey Hey" Drifters, "On Broadway" Shelly Fabares, "Johnny Angel" Los Bravos, "Black is Black" Peter & Gordon, "I Go To Pieces" Peter & Gordon, "A World Without Love" Elvis Presley, "(You're the) Devil in Disguise" Zombies, "She's Not There" Elton John, "Bennie & The Jets" Elton John, "Daniel" Elton John, "Rocket Man" Jerry Lee Lewis, "Great Balls of Fire" Santana, "Evil Ways" Louis Armstrong, "What A Wonderful World" Youngbloods, "Get Together" Ad Libs, "The Boy from New York City" Peter Paul & Mary, "Blowin' in the Wind" Peter Paul & Mary, "Leavin' on a Jet Plane" Rolling Stones, "Ruby Tuesday" Simon & Garfunkel, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Happenings, "See You in September" Carole King, "I Feel the Earth Move" Zager & Evans, "In the Year 2525" Norman Greenbaum, "Spirit in the Sky" Brooklyn Bridge, "Worst That Could Happen" Three Degrees, "When Will I See You Again" Cat Stevens, "Peace Train" Cat Stevens, "Morning Has Broken" Jan & Dean, "Dead Man's Curve" Martha & The Vandellas, "Nowhere to Run" Martha & The Vandellas/Van Halen, "Dancing in the Streets" Hollies, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" Sam Cooke/Herman's Hermits, "Wonderful World" Petula Clark, "A Sign of the Times" Don McLean, "American Pie" J. Frank Wilson/Pearl Jam, "Last Kiss" Buddy Holly & The Crickets, "That'll Be the Day" John Lennon, "Imagine" Bobby Darin, "Mack the Knife" The Clash, "Rock the Casbah" Surfaris, "Wipeout" Blood Sweat & Tears, "And When I Die" Dave Clark Five, "Bits and Pieces" Tramps, "Disco Inferno" Paper Lace, "The Night Chicago Died" Frank Sinatra, "New York, New York" Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Travelin' Band" The Gap Band, "You Dropped a Bomb On Me" Alien Ant Farm, "Smooth Criminal" 3 Doors Down, "Duck and Run" The Doors, "The End" Third Eye Blind, "Jumper" Neil Diamond, "America" Skeeter Davis, "End of the World" Ricky Nelson, "Travelin' Man" Chi-Lites, "Have You Seen Her" Animals, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" Fontella Bass, "Rescue Me" Mitch Ryder, "Devil with the Blue Dress" James Taylor, "Fire and Rain" Edwin Starr/Bruce Springsteen, "War" Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Tuesday's Gone" Drowning Pool, "Bodies" Mudvayne, "Death Blooms" Megadeth, "Dread and the Fugitive" Megadeth, "Sweating Bullets" Saliva, "Click Click Boom" P.O.D., "Boom"