100 Songs Now Banned In China

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You really want to play in this country?

Well, the Chinese Ministry of Culture has just published 100 songs that are now banned for distribution, with lots of Gaga and Perry throughout.  Digital distributors in China must now remove the specified tracks or face penalties – while illegal channels are probably less burdened.  The latest list also includes tracks by Simple Plan, Beyonce, Take That, Owl City (eh?) and the Backstreet Boys, among others.

And, that is on top of earlier ban lists (of which we don’t have access… yet, anyone?)

The reasons for the latest playlist are vague, though they include improper registration and the threat of [translated] “disrupting the online music marketplace and engandering the security of Chinese culture.”

Here’s the list.

1. “Americano,” Lady Gaga

2. “Anne Frank,” Ivana

3. “Aunt Beat,” New Treasure Island Sport Band

4. “Been In Love,” Andy Hui

5. “Black,” Pak-ho

6. “Bloody Mary,” Lady Gaga

7. “Broken Heart,” Yida Huang

8. “Burning Up (Madonna Cover, Nick Remix),” Britney Spears

9. “Can Understand the Pain,” Spray Brothers

10. “Can’t Keep My Hands Off You,” Simple Plan

11. “Candy,” Ken Hirai

12. “Chinese Girl,” Linzi Xi

13. “Cloudy Sunflower,” Wei Li-an

14. “Cool Kids,” Natalie Walker

15. “Dawn,” Doll

16. “Deadline,” Hins Cheung

17. “E.T. (feat. Kanye West),” Katy Perry

18. “End,” Ivana

19. “Epiphyllum,” Khalil

20. “Face,” Linzi Xi

21. “Feat,” Hins Cheung

22. “Flashback,” Yida Huang

23. “For Love,” Wei Li-an

24. “Forget Forget,” Andy Hui

25. “Freaking Me Out,” Simple Plan

26. “Gently Dancing,” New Treasure Island Sport Band

27. “Glimmer,” Yida Huang

28. “Go! Go!” New Treasure Island Sport Band

29. “Good Night,” Yoga Lin

30. “Good Thing,” Jue Yan

31. “Hair,” Lady Gaga

32. “Happiness Is a Small Matter,” Nian Dong

33. “Happy End,” Nian Dong

34. “He Is a Shanghai Girl,” New Treasure Island Sport Band

35. “Honey and the Bee,” Owl City

36. “How Are You,” Michael Wong

37. “How to Say I Do Not Love You,” Hsiao

38. “Human Cloning,” Hsiao

39. “I Am Silly Woman,” Kary Ng

40. “I Am Sorry,” Linzi Xi

41. “I Know You I Favorites,” Doll

42. “I Want It That Way,” Backstreet Boys

43. “I’m OK,” Spray Brothers

44. “Intro,” Linzi Xi

45. “Judas,” Lady Gaga

46. “Keep,” Yida Huang

47. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” Katy Perry

48. “Loser of the Year,” Simple Plan

49. “Love Language of Words,” Dong Qian Business

50. “Love Love,” Take That

51. “Love Stone Eggs,” Kary Ng

52. “Love Wins Strategy,” Khalil

53. “Lyrics,” Nian Dong

54. “Marry The Night,” Lady Gaga

55. “Mars,” Natalie Walker

56. “Miss Address,” Ivana

57. “Mobei your Broken Heart,” Shawn

58. “Money Song,” New Treasure Island Sport Band

59. “My Dearest,” Mei

60. “Never Had Such a Love,” Andy Hui

61. “No Mushroom Friends,” Khalil

62. “Not the Case Is Not Alone,” Jue Yan

63. “Once Upon a Time in the Sky,” Mai Kuraki

64. “One Day,” Ken Hirai

65. “One Million Kinds of Kisses,” Rachel Liang

66. “P.S. I Love You,” Hins Cheung

67. “Plant Life,” Owl City

68. “Pretty Things,” Take That

69. “R & B,” Ken Hirai

70. “Ranging from the,” Dong Qian Business

71. “Rhapsody,” Hsiao

72. “Run the World (Girls),” Beyoncé

73. “Selfless,” Kary Ng

74. “Sing Forever,” Ken Hirai

75. “Sister Friend,” Rachel Liang

76. “Smiley Face,” Pak-ho

77. “Some People Care About You,” Doll

78. “Sorry That I Loved You,” Nian Dong

79. “Souvenir,” Yoga Lin

80. “Taipei Rainy Sunday,” Michael Wong

81. “Thank You for Your Inspiration,” Jue Yan

82. “The Edge of Glory,” Lady Gaga

83. “The Flood,” Take That

84. “The Real World,” Owl City

85. “There Are Like Tears,” Mei

86. “This is Not Silly,” Doll

87. “Today Should Be Very Happy,” Pak-ho

88. “Treasures,” Spray Brothers

89. “Uptight,” Natalie Walker

90. “Vista,” Ivana

91. “When We Were Young,” Take That

92. “With Forest,” Pak-ho

93. “Woke Up,” Yoga Lin

94. “Yilaomailao,” Doll

95. “Yiyi,” Ella Koon

96. “You,” Hsiao

97. “You Can Only Miss,” Hsiao

98. “You Look at Me,” Mei

99. “You Say I Handsome,” Shawn

100. “You S*ck At Love,” Simple Plan