In new survey...
Jason Gregory

09:16 25th November 2010

The Prodigy's hit song 'Smack My Bitch Up' has been named the most controversial song of all time in a new survey.

The track beat 'God Save The Queen' by The Sex Pistols into second place, while Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Relax' was third.

The Prodigy's 1997 song was condemned by women's rights groups and banned by the BBC.

The top-5 was completed by Eminem's 'Kim' and 'Killing In the Name' by Rage Against The Machine at number four and five respectively.

The survey, conducted by the Performing Rights Society (PRS), polled more than 1,700 people on their most controversial song.

You can see the full top-10 on Gigwise below. Do you agree with the results? Post your suggestions and thoughts in the comment form below.

The Most Controversial Songs Ever: Top-10

  • 10 - XTC, 'Dear God' (1986)

  • 9 - Slayer, 'Angel Of Death' (1986)

  • 8 - Marilyn Manson, 'Get Your Gunn' (1994)

  • 7 - Ozzy Osbourne - 'Suicide Solution' (1980)

  • 6) The Shamen - 'Ebeneezer Goode' (1992)

  • 5 - Rage Against The Machine - 'Killing In The Name' (1992)

  • 4 - Eminem, 'Kim' (2000)

  • 3 - Frankie Goes To Hollywood, 'Relax' (1983)

  • 2 - Sex Pistols, 'God Save The Queen' (1977)

  • 1 - The Prodigy - 'Smack My Bitch Up' (1997)

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