Scandalous Music: Songs That Were Banned in the 1950s

By Karen Harris
American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (1928 - 2002), circa 1955. Source: (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

When compared to many of today’s pop songs, the music of the 1950s was downright tame. Still, critics found issues with numerous fifties tunes and demanded that they be removed from radio playlists so the immoral message could not be further spread and negatively impacting young, impressionable minds. Would you believe these 1950s hits were barred from some radio stations?