Top 6 Most Outrageous Music Laws From Around The World

Most people are told from an early age that you must follow the rules. When you get older, you are told to follow the laws in addition to the rules you have been following you’re whole life.

However, with so many rules, it’s almost like they are meant to be put to the test or at the very least, broken. Here are our top 5 most outrageous music laws from around the world.

With that said, here are our top 5 most outrageous music laws from around the world:

  1. New Hampshire It is illegal to tap your feet or nod your head to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.
  2. India: The music video for Paris Hilton’s song, “Stars Are Blind,” is banned in India.
  3. Kansas: In Russel, Kansas, it is illegal to have a musical car horn.
  4. Finland:Taxi drivers in Finland must pay a copyright fee for the music they play in their car while a customer is in the backseat.
  5. South Carolina: Musical instruments may not be sold on Sunday.
  6. Argentina: Argentine nightclubs must play the same amount of tango music as all other forms of music combined.

I don’t know about you but I always nod my head or at the very least move my feet to the beat of whatever music I happen to be listening to. In fact, sometimes I do so without even realizing it, New Hampshire. So get real.

It seems like India is on to something in regards to that crazy law – I understand why Paris Hilton’s song “Stars Are Blind” was banned. Sorry Paris.

Alright, Kansas, time to have a talk. I like my musical car horn, and I am going to keep it! Musical car horns are how I know it is time to chase after the ice cream truck. If they don’t have their musical car horn, how will I know to grab some change and head out for ice cream? (Shout out to all my fellow ice cream lovers out there!)

Really, Finland? That’s a ridiculous law don’t you think? I mean, if I was to go through the trouble of having to get music I want to play in the car when I have customers licensed, they would be listening to a whole lot of nothing.

South Carolina, I am calling you out! There is no bad time or day to listen to music, let alone sell a musical instrument so that one can play. By denying people the ability to buy a musical instrument just because it is a Sunday is downright wrong. Check yourself, South Carolina, check yourself.

Argentina, I get it, you’re passionate about your tango music, but not everyone is. The whole point of going to a nightclub is to jam out to the blaring music flowing from the surround sound speakers, and that the music is from a large variety of music genres. Time to take it down a notch with your “same amount of tango as all other forms of music combined” craziness!

What music laws did you find most outrageous and why? Comment below!


World Cup Fever Grips The USA: and it’s making Ann Coulter sick? Good!

Fans celebrate as the US moves on to the last 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Photo: courtesy of

Fans celebrate as the US moves on to the last 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Photo: courtesy of

In my opinion, sports and politics go together about as well as pizza and Twinkies. Or, to put it bluntly, like Ann Coulter and an intelligent thought, but we’ll get to that in just a moment. First, let me say congratulations to the US soccer team for moving forward into the last 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup! And congratulations to American sports fans for finally giving soccer its due.

Let’s face it; in the US we’ve been raised on baseball, basketball, and, my personal favorite, football. I’m talking good ole smash-mouth, gridiron, concussion-inducing, American football! Add the fact that we Americans are pretty famous for our stubbornness toward accept new things and it’s no wonder it has taken soccer so long to gain a foothold (pun intended) in the US, even if it is the most popular sport in the world.

But it has finally happened; soccer fever has gripped America and it’s thanks, in no small part, to the US soccer team’s phenomenal (thus far) performance in this year’s World Cup tournament in Brazil. Taking out their arch-rival Ghana, running down and eventually holding off the powerful offense of Portugal, and then putting up one hell of a fight against powerhouse Germany to hold them to one goal, the US has earned a place in the elimination round in consecutive World Cups for the first time in history!

That being said, there are still some who just don’t get the whole soccer thing. I completely understand. It took me forever to come around, too, and though I enjoy and appreciate it now, it’s still not at the top of my list. However, there is a big difference between “not getting” or even disliking a sport and expressing outright hatred and vitriol for it, or worse, using it as a soapbox for political hate speech. Enter, Ann Coulter…

What can I say (publicly) about Ann (that won’t get me fired or removed from this blog)? The right-wing political pundit and queen of intolerance has latched on to the sport of soccer in order to use it in an attempt to reemphasize her perceived superiority and denigrate, well…  pretty much everyone else.



In her latest column entitled “America’s Favorite National Pastime: Hating Soccer,” Coulter goes all out in describing how soccer is about as un-American as it gets and how “real” Americans can’t stand it.

“It’s foreign,” she states outright. “In fact, that’s the precise reason the Times is constantly hectoring Americans to love soccer. One group of sports fans with whom soccer is not ‘catching on’ at all, is African-Americans. They remain distinctly unimpressed by the fact that the French like it.”

After the blonde-haired, blue-eyed, upper-class white woman finished authoritatively speaking for all African-Americans, she went on to drop this nugget of compassionate wisdom: “If more ‘Americans’ are watching soccer today, it’s only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration law. I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.”


Ahh… such a kind and compassionate person. She’s just the perfect embodiment of tolerance, love, acceptance, and racial diversity that makes this country so great. Don’t you think?

I understand that this post is a bit of a departure from my usual upbeat, high-spirited subject matter and I apologize to anyone who just isn’t that into politics. I just can’t stand it when high-profile pundits use whatever constitutes the most recent “big thing” in pop-culture as a platform to spew their hateful opinions and, in Coulter’s case, inflame racial tensions. Hate on soccer or any other sport you want (I’m not exactly the world’s biggest curling fan), but using it as a catalyst for one’s bigoted ego? That’s just pathetic.