I Bet You They Won't Play This Song on the Radio
"I Bet You They Won't Play This Song on the Radio" is a song performed by Eric Idle, an English comedian and member of Monty Python. It mocks radio censorship of words considered inappropriate (such as "damn," "shit," "arse," etc.). Another similar song, also by Idle, is "The FCC Song", whose refrain "Fuck you very much" is directed at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. "I Bet You They Won't Play This Song on the Radio" touches on the same subject, but includes bleepings and comic sound-effect noises (such as "Cha-ching" or "Yeeaagh!") in place of actual profanity.
The song first appeared on Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album, and later appeared on two compilation albums: disc two of The Final Rip Off and the E.P. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
Ironically, the song has been known to have been played on the radio quite frequently.
- Virgin, Bill (2008-03-19). "On Radio: What Words Can You Say on Radio, TV? Broadcasters Hope Supreme Court Will Clarify Rules". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
- Parker, Alan; Mick O'Shea (2006). And Now for Something Completely Digital. The Disinformation Company. p. 157. ISBN 1-932857-31-1. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
- "I Bet You They Won't Play This Song on the Radio (0:55)". Last.fm. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
- Monty Python – I Bet You They Won't Play this Song on the Radio, retrieved 2018-05-28
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