As you might remember, the Chinese government banned Bob Dylan from performing in its country in April 2010. Well, the country’s officials weren’t done there. They have now put out a list of 100 pop songs that they have deemed to feature “poor taste and vulgar content,” according to the Guardian.
The tracks range from the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” — how the fuck is that vulgar? — to Lady Gaga’s “Judas” to Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” Other artists to have their music nixed by China include Owl City, Simple Plan, and Beyonce. Gaga actually has the most banned songs of any artist on the list at six, though most of the banned material stems from artists native to Taiwan and Hong Kong.
This isn’t the first series of song bannings brought forward by China. Apparently the government moved earlier this year to make sure you don’t hear certain tracks by Eminem, Christina Aguilera and Kylie Minogue.
Let’s all remember just how dirty and vulgar “I Want It That Way” is by watching its video again below.