The Prodigy, ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ – Banned Music Videos
For sheer shock value, few videos can compete with the Prodigy's extremely controversial clip for 'Smack My Bitch Up,' which is a far edgier than most that came before it. The song itself was controversial due to the lyrics -- the line "Change my pitch up / Smack my bitch up" was widely considered misogynistic, though the band insisted it simply meant "...doing anything intensely" -- and Jonas Åkerlund's video was even more so.
It depicts a night out in the city full of drinking and driving, a hit-and-run incident, cocaine and heroin use, violence, vomiting, vandalism, nudity and a full-on sex scene.
The edited version, seen below, cuts out the heroin, hit-and-run and graphic sex, but both versions have the surprise twist ending. Spoiler alert: When the protagonist glances in the mirror, it's revealed to be a woman.
Watch the Prodigy's 'Smack My Bitch Up' Video