Can “F**K You” be cleaned up?

September 17, 2010 by Ric Hansen

They’ve tried. The clean version of the most blatantly unplayable song comes in the reincarnated form as: “Forget You”. (Some versions have just edited to be “FU”) Does that make it playable at schools? I’d love to get your feedback. It remains on the National DO NOT PLAY list. If you do schools, can you bring yourself to playing it? Please leave your comment.
The tough part about this song is that it has “hit” written all over it. Catchy tune, incredible hook and wild vocals by the man you’ll recognize as the lead singer from Gnarls Barkley: Cee Lo Green. Radio is playing the new version, but it was a mega hit, starting in England, in its original form on I-Tunes. No question teens know its origins and can and will sing it (loud and proud) in the school gym.


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Ric Hansen is a Seattle radio executive who also created one of America’s largest event marketing companies that specializes in producing literally thousands of mobile DJ school dance events in most major cities across the country. His unique promotional partnership with many of the country’s highly successful radio stations has gained him notoriety in the radio industry, mobile DJ industry and with school administrators nationwide. His School Dance Network website ( is the go-to resource for schools, and mobile DJs looking to provide safe, clean and age appropriate dance events, yet at the same time provide high-energy and engaging dance events for teens.

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