Let’s proceed to the list of the most controversial songs of 2018. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. Freedom of speech is one of the basic human rights, and the freedom to sing is its equivalent. Everyone should be able to express their feelings. Why should it be forbidden to speak your mind openly? What is more, lyrics are a form of art. Banning them mostly means the government has a different taste in music than its citizens. Interestingly enough, the discrepancy wouldn’t exist if those controversial songs didn’t actually appeal to people! No one would pay attention to them if the songs couldn’t find their way to the audience and their hearts or minds. Obviously, they are worth listening to and their debatable value is widely recognized.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the most controversial songs of 2018 from their list.
The first one can be “Young Man” by Justin Timberlake. His comeback may not be quite what we expected. There are a few raised eyebrows here and there when you listen to his latest album “Man of the Woods”. For instance, talking about a faucet between the legs. But it’s even more awkward telling a boy he looks beautiful like his mum, and that he’s going to have sex with her. The second song on our short list should be “Humains” by Damso. A Belgian rapper who also happened to once had been a refugee seemed like the perfect choice for a singer of the official World Cup song. Nevertheless, his rapping was found to be full of “sexism and threats of violence against women”, as reported by the BBC and the New York Times. At last, but not least let’s check out “Ah Ulan Sevda” by Demet Akalin. Coming almost to the end of our list. Here is “Damn Your Love” by a Turkish singer. The love song was forbidden recently for the reasons the singer was unaware of and asked for clarification on Twitter.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 most controversial songs of 2018.