The stuffy BBC had a reputation for banning records with any suggestive content, but Serge Gainsbourg, the former boyfriend of Brigitte Bardot, was the first recording artist to achieve a number one single with a banned record, when the heavy breathing of his new lover Jane Birkin steamed up the 1969 charts with Je t'aime (moi non plus). Top of the Pops got around the ban by broadcasting an instrumental cover version, avoiding all the naughtiness.

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