Is everybody happy?
In an effort to keep radio listeners and MTV viewers from doing anything stupid like thinking, stations are rewriting their playlists to remove any songs that might cause offence during the war and to put the emphasis on “upbeat” tunes.
Television stations are scouring their schedules to remove any potentially offensive films. Stations are reported to have pulled The Dogs of War, To Hell and Back, The Eagle Has Landed, as well as other films which might remind people that war sucks.
MTV Europe’s banned videos
System of a Down: “Boom!” — anti-war video about projected casualties in Iraq
Aerosmith: Don’t Want to Miss a Thing — with Armageddon film footage
Manic Street Preachers: So Why So Sad — shows soldiers being killed
Passengers/U2: Miss Sarajevo — with weapons and explosions
Bon Jovi: This Ain’t a Love Song — contains war scenes
Iggy Pop: Corruption — contains wars, riots, guns
Paul Hardcastle: 19 — contains war footage
Radiohead: Lucky — contains war footage
Billy Idol: Hot in the City — features atomic explosion
Armand van Helden: Koochy — atomic explosion and ships being blown up
Trick Daddy: Thug Holiday — contains soldiers being killed in war
Videos with words such as “bomb”, “missile”, “war” or other sensitive words in the artist or song title should not be shown at the moment.
Outkast: B.O.B (Bombs over Baghdad)
Megadeth: Holy Wars
Gavin Friday: You, Me and World War Three
ALL videos by the B-52s
Source: internal memo from, Mark Sunderland, Broadcast Standards Manager, MTV Europe