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Radio F-Bombs: an obscene history

What do pop stars love even more than their platinum records and pants-optional lifestyles? Titillating listeners — and agitating the FCC — with NSFW choruses.

Prince
”Sexy MF” (1992)
The story of his life, basically.

Nine Inch Nails
”Closer” (1994)
In which Trent Reznor proposes intercourse, animal-style.

Eamon
”F— It (I Don’t Want You Back)” (2003)
A.k.a. ”We Are Never Ever F—in’ Getting Back Together.”

Lily Allen
”F— You” (2009)
She said it was about George W. Bush; Dick Cheney said, ”Ooh, me next!”

Britney Spears
”If U Seek Amy” (2009)
If U seek naughty acronyms, she’s your girl.

Pink
”F—in’ Perfect” (2010)
Pink works blue, finds Hot 100 gold.

Cee Lo Green
”F— You” (2010)
So ubiquitous, it even got Gwyneth’d.

A$ap Rocky
”F—in Problems” (2012)
Twenty-two. That’s how many f—s this top 10 rap smash has to give.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
”Thrift Shop” (2012)
Flannel zebra jammies and grandpa swag? ”F—in’ awesome!”

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