Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Five worst songs ever

Interesting conversation with a cow-orker this afternoon.  Topic?  Five most annoying songs of all time.  We came up with a list.  Of course, with a sample size of only two, it is likely inconclusive.  We desperately need your input in order to finalize this list.

Here's our starting point:

1.  Thomas Dolby - Blinded Me with Science
2.  Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go
3.  Toni Basil - Mickey
4.  Europe - Final Countdown
5.  Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer

Lemme know what drives you most batcrap loco, and I'll try to compile the Ultimate List.  After that, dunno.  Maybe license it to the CIA for use in extracting information from terrorists.

38 comments:

  1. If I never hear I will always love you, again, it will be too soon.

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    1. Agreed. Bad enough when Whitney sang it - unbearable when some no-talent hack tries to cover it.

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    1. Weird. I liked them when I was a kid but now loathe them, too.

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  3. Disco Duck.

    Sugar Shack.

    I'm sure there are others, but it's early in the day. I'll think on it.

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    1. Time to revise the list and include Disco Duck.

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  4. The Mrs. adds...

    Little Willy Won't Go Home.

    And, from the country music world...

    John Anderson's "Swingin'"

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    1. Swinging' Gack. Memories of my mom's drunk friend singing. Now I want to swing from the end of a noose.

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  5. I like #4 for your list, because it was so artificial, they so-wanted it to be an "anthem," and "Europe" - I could just see a bunch of record executives sitting around, "What's hot? What's hip??" And when I hear it on year-end compilations of sports highlights, its all I can do to not vomit.

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    1. EXACT same reasons I put the song on this list.

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  6. I actually like two of the songs on this list. Not the WHAM! one however. But as long as I'm here .........

    Jitterbug
    Jitterbug
    Jitterbug
    Jitterbug

    You put the boom boom into my heart
    You send my soul sky high when your lovin' starts
    Jitterbug into my brain
    Goes a bang bang bang 'til my feet do the same

    But something's bugging you, something ain't right
    My best friend told me what you did last night
    Left me sleepin' in my bed, I was dreaming
    But I should have been with you instead

    Wake me up before you go go
    Don't leave me hanging on like a yo yo
    Wake me up before you go go
    I don't want to miss it when you hit that high

    Wake me up before you go go
    'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo
    Wake me up before you go go
    Take me dancing tonight
    I wanna hit that high, yeah, yeah

    You take the gray skies out of my way
    You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day
    Turned a bright spark into a flame
    My beats per minute never been the same

    'Cause you're my lady, I'm your fool
    It makes me crazy when you act so cruel
    Come on baby, let's not fight
    We'll go dancing, everything will be all right

    Wake me up before you go go
    [ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/w/wham-lyrics/wake-me-up-before-you-go,,Go-lyrics.html]
    Don't leave me hanging on like a yo yo
    Wake me up before you go go
    I don't want to miss it when you hit that high

    Wake me up before you go go
    'Cause I'm not plannin' on going solo
    Wake me up before you go go
    Take me dancing tonight
    I wanna hit that high, yeah, yeah yeah, baby

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    1. [ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/w/wham-lyrics/wake-me-up-before-you-go,,Go-lyrics.html]

      ha! I thought you knew those lyrics by heart!

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    2. It's a well-known fact that reciting the lyrics to Wake me up before you go go will repel evil.

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    4. Your comment double-posted so I deleted one copy. I thought it would disappear completely, but no. It leaves a trace that makes me look like a d**khead. Dang.

      If you turn off all the lights and say "Jitterbug" three times in front of a mirror, George Michael will appear. Be forewarned though - most of the time when he appears, he is touching himself inappropriately.

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  7. I'm here, but please continue without me. My head hurts.

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    1. Yep, just thinking of those songs can ruin a person's day.

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  8. You're a Bad Mammer Jammer LOOONG time!!!

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  9. And a Smiling Faces Back Stabber!

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    1. OK, I had to google those. Yeah, they're pretty awful.

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  10. You were talking with a cow? Clearly, you overdosed on Gary Larson cartoons....

    Betty Davis Eyes.

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    1. My love of Gary Larson cartoons is pure as New York snow.

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  11. ANY-freakin'-thing by Jim Croce. There is a substantial body of medical evidence that listening to Croce increases your risk of acquiring diabetes by a factor of five.

    ANY-freakin' thing by Journey. Except when the crowd at Joe Louis sings along with the line "... born and raised in SOUTH DEE-TROIT." That's just three bags full o' awesome.

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    1. OMG. That is the most blasphemous comment ever left on my blog. Anonymous trolls telling me to eff myself under water with a barbell are less insulting.

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    2. I dunno, the chinese guy singing Time In a Bottle in the elevator on Hanover 2 gave me new reason to listen to Croce.

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  12. Agreed, Inno! Buck and I have had the Jim Croce discussion before, and it's hopeless.

    But Journey? Really? I'm not much of a fan of rock bands from the 70's...sure, I listened to it, but was mostly in to pop & country back then.

    But, I REALLY like Journey. It's in the ear of the hearer, I reckon.

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    1. Buck and I have had the Jim Croce discussion before, and it's hopeless.

      Clarification: hopeless on MY part? Au contraire... We're still full o' hope that peeples will see the light o' truth and recognize that dude as the ultimate purveyor o' the worst sorta schlock there ever was or could possibly be. But you, Andy? You're beyond hope. And/or Change.

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  13. Buck, obviously you never heard "Roller Derby Queen," or "Rapid Roy, That Stock Car Boy."

    Such a pity. (Okay, that's a hanging curve).

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  14. BTW, I am REALLY beyond "Hope and Change."

    We'll just see about this...

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  15. OK, I would have to add "Love Shack." That's like fingernails on the blackboard, while hung over, and with bamboo under the fingernails.

    @ Infidel, that song actually attracts evil.

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  16. Good list, Inno. Or is it bad list? Anyway, I never heard any of these since I'm an old fart who listens mostly to traditional country music, 50s rock, and blues. But you linked 'em and I listened. And I agree, they're bad (so bad I'd take a Sledgehammer to the whole list) except for that first one with Shatner. It was half way pleasant to listen to, but then, after that, it kinda stayed with me. Like a really bad Taco.

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  17. 'Little Arrows' by Leapy Lee. 'Angie' by the Rolling Stones. All songs by Barry Manilow, but especially 'Copa Cabana.'

    And God help you if you ever had to listen to John Tesh sing, that should be of serious interest to the CIA for enhanced interrogation....

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  18. Fredd, I had forgotten about "Copa Cabana."

    That one should definitely be on the list, and I shall never forgive you for reminding me of it.

    I will probably die, and go right straight to hell for not forgiving you. So, it's all your fault.

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  19. Andy:

    Yes, my job here is done...nobody should ever forget the hell on earth that 'Copa Cabana' brought us all...

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  20. Anything by Culture Club (shudder). My daughter got into them when she was still WeeSix. My ears are still bleeding.

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  21. "Sugar, Sugar". You do know there are an incredible amount of ear worms on this post, don't you?

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  22. Hanson's MMMBop

    In my nightmares, I always wonder what lyrical hooks they rejected from the early drafts of the song before they decided that "MMMBop" was the way to go.

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