Chris Molanphy runs through the top Billboard hits of 1991.

Guess Which Chart-Topping Music Videos Were Censored in 1991

Guess Which Chart-Topping Music Videos Were Censored in 1991

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May 4 2018 8:03 PM

The Dangerous Hits of 1991

Prepare the fainting couch. It was a big year for racy music videos.

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Michael Jackson performs during the Dangerous World Tour in Paris on Sept. 13, 1992.

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Returning champion Chris Molanphy takes us back to 1991 and its chart toppers: Mariah Carey's explosive debut, the Swedish group that topped the charts for a fourth time (it wasn't ABBA!), and the Michael Jackson and Madonna music videos that had censors flustered. Molanphy is the host of Slate’s Hit Parade.

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