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meades
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posted 23 March 2002 07:42 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I must nominate "The World's greatest" by R. Kelly.

IT'S ASK NOT AKS!!!!!!!!


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posted 23 March 2002 07:50 PM      Profile for Secret Agent Style        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I nominate almost every song that gets played on easy listening radio stations, which are on in most offices.

I don't understand how people can listen to the same Abba, Cher, Celine Dione and Madonna songs day after day. Nauseating.


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posted 23 March 2002 07:58 PM      Profile for Adam     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
-Mambo number 5.

-That song that goes, "I'll be the one to tuck you in at night... [somethingsomething] You won't find somebody else like me." *stab stab*

-Any song that has that annoying voice effect on it used in the song above.

-anything by Kid Rock

-Anything by limp bizkit, but especially nookie


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posted 23 March 2002 08:04 PM      Profile for Liam McCarthy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
1 pretentious word - ENYA
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oh sorry its supposed to be a song. "Funky Town" has to be the worst song of all time, particularly its mid 80s version.
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Liam McCarthy
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posted 23 March 2002 08:08 PM      Profile for Liam McCarthy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Honeydrippers "Sea of Love" song is pretty atrocious as well. Shame on you Robert Plante.
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posted 23 March 2002 08:10 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Four words that equal annoying, sugary tripe:

Silly Little Love Songs.


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posted 23 March 2002 08:19 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hmm. SPEAR BRITNEY.

Also, Pink, her visible Id.


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posted 23 March 2002 08:30 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anythink by the Backstree Boys, or N'Sync. Especially "girlfriend"... bleh

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posted 23 March 2002 08:34 PM      Profile for sherpafish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The smilie master strikes again!

Umm... so many to choose from...
Iiiiiieiiiieiii will always love youuuuuuuuuuuuou
by Whitney Houston


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posted 23 March 2002 10:43 PM      Profile for Trisha     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Who let the Dogs Out? (barf, barf)
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posted 24 March 2002 12:48 AM      Profile for Laedifox     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Maren Ord and her "Perfect" world. It's not a bad song, just so overplayed it's nauseating.

Same goes for No Doubt "Hey Baby". Ugh.

Anything by Natalie Imbruglia.


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I avoid all commercial radio, as I find everything about them, from playlists to adverts to DJs annoying.

Let me put it this way; at this moment I am listening to "The Big Broadcast," which plays only 20s and 30s music on http://www.wfuv.org/

23 skidoo


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Okay, anything by STYX.

Did anyone catch "the Simpsons" last week with Homer as Odysseus boating down the river Stxy, with the dead doing air guitar to "Lady"? Homer turns and says...."this truely is hell."

Any song that has a young guy telling you he's "the real McCoy" or "the real" anything.

....if you have to say it, chances are you aren't kiddo.....

Who wrote "Dust in the Wind"? Kansas? Kiss? This song should be burned, expunged from the record. What a wrist slitter.

There's so much to choose from. Those depressing songs like "Eleanor Rigby", for example.

Anything that whines. So much whiney stuff these days. I blame "Supertramp" for originating that trend.Jamies on a train to nowhere.... Shuddap and see if you can find a power chord on that guitar, whiney boy.


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posted 24 March 2002 02:18 PM      Profile for Omnigal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To many to name.

I really can't pick just one.

Anything top 40 since the late 80's and even allot of them before that.

I've always listened to underground alternative music, because I just can't stand the products they sell as music in the mainstream.


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posted 24 March 2002 04:21 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
All-time champeen: You Light Up My Life
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judym
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posted 24 March 2002 04:29 PM      Profile for judym   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Really?

Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady
Yummy Yummy Yummy I've Got Love in My Tummy
Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
Popcorn

[ March 24, 2002: Message edited by: judym ]


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skdadl
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posted 24 March 2002 04:43 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
OK, I'll see you those and raise you a Having My Baby. Ewwwwwwwww.

Singers with the most smarmy, annoying songs/performances in their careers:

I'm calling it a tie between Paul Anka and Neil Diamond. You?


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posted 24 March 2002 04:50 PM      Profile for judym   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Kiss.
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skdadl
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posted 24 March 2002 04:52 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's a group, yes? (I'm getting educated here.)
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posted 24 March 2002 05:08 PM      Profile for judym   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

You must see for yourself.

http://www.kissonline.com/


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posted 24 March 2002 05:29 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What was I thinking when I started this? I hope no one else has some of these annoying songs mentioned stuck in their head now, also!
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posted 24 March 2002 05:32 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, and Creed- some of their stuff was okay, but now they're just getting whiny.

And Nickleback must die. I'm sorry, they're just a waste of my oxygen.

edited to say: Let's add Lucid Jones to that list. They're not that bad, but when there's a line up of good songs on the radio, and Lucid Jones comes on and starts clogging it up, it's pretty annoying. Plus, I just don't think this one song (don't know the title) was put together very well.

[ March 24, 2002: Message edited by: meades ]


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Liam McCarthy
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posted 24 March 2002 06:27 PM      Profile for Liam McCarthy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah Creed is awful. They were on SNL last night. One song was a bad rendition of Tool, while the other was a Pearl Jam rip off. Pearl Jam sucked the first time around, why repeat it. But Skdadl, you hate Neil Diamond???!!! Someone needs to turn on their heartlight and listen to a young boy's dreams.

I'm starting to feel old though. My favorite channel on the internet is a Classic station (classic punk on spinner.com). So I think I've turned the corner and its all downhill from here.


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The Pina Colada Song.

The Lonesome Loser.

Anything by Phil Collins and the rest of the current fm playlist.


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Liam McCarthy
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posted 24 March 2002 06:49 PM      Profile for Liam McCarthy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Another sign of aging is feeling nostalgic about stuff you hated the first time around. That's how I feel about these guys, kraftwerk.com

[ March 24, 2002: Message edited by: Liam McCarthy ]


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posted 24 March 2002 06:54 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How can you not like Kraftwerk? Kraftwerk turns a bright day sinister! Kraftwerk makes driving fun - Autobahn...
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posted 24 March 2002 07:05 PM      Profile for Liam McCarthy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like 'em now. Does that make me cool? I didn't think so. At least I'm not as uncool as Tony Clement. What a Nerd with a capital "N". He even stated that he likes Linkin Park. All the geekier in my books.
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posted 24 March 2002 08:18 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Um, excuse me, Kiss ROCKS. Period.

But the real reason I gave in to temptation was to remind everyone of the all-time most annoying song:

This is the song that never ends
Cause it goes on and on my friends
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was
And now they'll keep on singing it forever just because
This is the song that never ends
Cause it goes on and on my friends
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was
And now they'll keep on singing it forever just because
This is the song that never ends
Cause it goes...

Oh, and:

I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves
Everybody's nerves
Everybody's nerves.
I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves
And that song goes like this:
I know a song that gets on everybody's...


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That Damn "Good Mornin'" song on that damn viagra commercial. I don't make fun of their "short comings"!
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posted 19 April 2002 12:55 PM      Profile for strumpet     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
for me, one of the worst would definitely have to be Ricky Martin's shake your bon bon trip....

"In the Himalayas, ya know I wanna lay ya"

Oye.


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posted 19 April 2002 01:16 PM      Profile for Slick Willy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well not that it is a bad song but One Week by BNL. I wake up with it in my head. I find myself saying things like

Hold it now and watch the hoodwink
I'll make you stop and think
You'll think you're looking at Aquaman
I summon fish to the dish
although I like the Chalet Swiss
I like the sushi cause it's never touched a frying pan.

Because the lyrics are so tightly placed within the music, you have to say them just so or you end up with mud. Go ahead and try it sometime. And just as a tip, some of the lyrics aren't exactly they way they are printed.

Achin' shake my ass!


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Hee hee.

Aw, Liam ...

quote:
But Skdadl, you hate Neil Diamond???!!! Someone needs to turn on their heartlight and listen to a young boy's dreams.

Damn, but that line always gets to me. OK, Liam, I'll try, I promise, I'll try to like Neil Diamond ...

Grils! Save me! Detox! Urgent!


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Och, skdadl! Not like Neil Diamond?! Why, you might just as well say you don't like, oh, The Band.

In fact, I defy you to watch Neil's performance of "Dry Your Eyes" in The Last Waltz...

quote:
Dry your eyes and take your song out, it's a newborn afternoon
And if you can't recall the singer you can still recall the tune...

(etc. & so forth)

and not have to dry your eyes!

[ April 19, 2002: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 19 April 2002 01:27 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sisters ... Men appealing to my weakness for sensitive men ... help ... mercy ... saaaaaaave meeeee ...
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Anything sung by Barney and his band of trained kidlets.... Especially "I love you, You love me, We're a happy family...."

I live in a Barney-free zone.


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posted 19 April 2002 02:51 PM      Profile for ValleyGirl        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pink Floyd YUCH!
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posted 19 April 2002 02:54 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This question was already settled. There can be no more debate: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/newsid_848000/848510.stm
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The only thing in life that is truly reliable: British rock critics are completely wrong about absolutely everything 100% of the time. If the British rock press declared that the sun was going to come up tomorrow, the earth would instantly stop rotating. The bastards can't even do a worst song ever list without screwing it up. Half of those songs are just made up to make us feel hopelessly out of touch! Morons.

Everybdy knows it's
the chicken polka


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Nickelback does not deserve to die - they are the best thing to come out of Canada in a long long time.

Songs that annoy you... hmmm so many to choose from.....
There was a song called Maria by a fairly popular country band no too long ago - HATE IT! It actually grates my nerves! Yellow Sumbarine by the Beatles - if for the only reason it gets stuck in your head all day. THe Macarena and every dj who perpetuates this nightmare hip-hop lines dance. I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock and Roll and every wedding DJ who thinks this is a must play, as is the Chicken Dance (Bird Dance whatever it's called).


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Now ronb, an Englishman has never been wrong about anything, anywhere at anytime.

Just ask them, they'll tell you.


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Hands down all time most annoying song

I shot the sherriff...*shudder*


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I thought it was called "The Bird Dance". I have pictures of my elders dancing drunkenly to that at Oktoberfest. Kiss me, I'm German!

I can't believe "The Lady In Red" made it to that list - I think that's one of my father's favorite songs. I like it too if I don't have to hear it too much.

I think "Mickey" should be on that list:

Oh, Mickey, you're so fine,
You're so fine you blow my mind
Hey Mickey! Hey Mickey!

And how did Macarena not make the list? Not old enough, I guess. I don't know that Kylie Minogue song. And excuse me, but "If you wanna be my lover" seriously needs a spot on that list.


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quote:
Nickelback does not deserve to die - they are the best thing to come out of Canada in a long long time.

They don't deserve to die, it's true, except in the commercial sense... but the best thing?! Geez, shelby9, what a savage indictment of the Canadian music scene!


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I don't know if you could classify this as a song - but what about Nintendo '64 music! It is bad enough when you don't have a chemically induced headache!

Not like one can chose not to have one!


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Oh yeah, like the music to Tetris. Or Super Mario Bros. Like, totally NOT cool.

Anyone remember the music to Mr. Do back in the 80's? The colecovision home console had the same music as the videogame.


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Sad that it doesn't seem to bother Kevin.

You know how I check to see if Kevin has fallen back to sleep - I say: "Kevin, put up your hand if you don't want me to sing."

Another vote - the US national anthem during the Olympics - on those events where we came in second!

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Pretty much anything by Dan Hill. The man invites you on a trip into his soul. Don't bother packing a lunch.
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Right now, my eldest daughter's current "most annoying song" is Sheryl Crow's "Soak up the Sun".

I, on the other hand, love it.... and am shamelessly infatuated with Ms. Crow, to boot.

My daughter sees the song as a betrayal. She thinks Crow has a voice for more "important" stuff, regards this song as fluff, and more to the point, hates the video where she believes Crow has "sold out" by allowing a video that shows her as a sex kitten.

I dunno. The week the song came out, my life had been turned outside in, for a good week all hope was drained from it, and there was Sheryl, with the double dub on the chorus, giving her voice that trademark power to reach in and grab your soul and give it a playful squeeze......

"Ahhhhhhhmmm gonna soak up the suuuuuuun......"


I sing it out loud, just to drive my eldest nuts.


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Yeah, my dad did that to me when I was a teenager too, with Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - he would play it constantly. Almost as much as The Lady In Red. If you're reading this, Dad, I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN.
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I liked that song - I liked all the turning around - and hers was a voice I could really enjoy butchering.
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Yes, anyone maligning "Total Eclipse of the Heart" must go to the back of the room (I will defend the eighties to my death).

Topping the list of hideously annoying "songs" is, of course, any standby of wedding-type events (bird dance, macarena, etc). These sorts of things should be stricken from the public record.

Besides that, the songs that drive me batty are usually the same songs that everyone else is loving (albiet briefly) because of their un-ignorable "hooks".

A recent example is that "moola moola" song which grates on my nerves in a way I can't explain. Another example is that "how bizarre" song that I actually felt guilty for loathing. The strange thing is that there are worse songs than these that I just shrug off with casual indifference. And there are indisputably shitty songs that I can manage to enjoy with little effort.

I can't say exactly what strikes me, every now and again, to react so violently to a tune that whenever I hear it all I can think about is how much it's irritating me. Is it subliminal?


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Well, it's not that I dislike Total Eclipse. It's that I heard it WAY too often. I can stand it now. And I went through a phase of playing it over and over while air singing to it too. So no offense, Bonnie Tyler fans.
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posted 21 April 2002 05:55 AM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Has anyone mentioned Kylie Monogue's "I just can't get you out of my head"? Surely, such a sore on the music industry is worthy of a couple dozen treason charges to be filed...
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Tommy_Paine
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posted 21 April 2002 10:33 AM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, the "un-ignorable hook" in a song can get loathsome, particularly if it's way overdone. A proper hook leaves you wanting to hear it just one more time at the end of the song.

The first time I heard "Mombo # 5", I really liked it. The second time not so much, the third time I gritted my teeth, and the fourth time, I was whimpering "Make it stop...please, make it stop..."

The simple yet explosive bell like guitar work on the "Tea Party" song, "Heaven Coming Down" is a shameless hook, but it grabs me everytime. It makes me want to be in grade eight again, swaying in the darkened gym against dark haired Darcey, mortified she would....and wouldn't....notice the result of such close, rythmic contact on the body of a 13 year old kettle of hormones......

...snap shot from the crowd to the shore, babe.....


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posted 21 April 2002 11:26 AM      Profile for Rebecca West     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'd rather shoot heroin into the back of my knee than listen to "Come On Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners ever again. As opposed to "Rasputin", by Bony M, which has all the appeal of a hydrochloric acid colonic. And of course anything by the Britneys, Kylies, Shakiras and Celines of pop music.

And now I'm going to listen to Radiohead, and banish all thoughts of the appalling commercial musical vomitus mentioned above.

*shudder*


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posted 21 April 2002 11:56 AM      Profile for hypertype     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In the no-lyrics category, I nominate that infernal "zoom zoom" ditty for mazda cars.
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posted 21 April 2002 12:01 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh yeah.
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vaudree
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posted 21 April 2002 12:28 PM      Profile for vaudree     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ever notice the simularity between "Rasputin" and "Little Willy Willy won't go - try telling everybody but oh no" Energizer bunnies both of them. And now for the Ritalin song - "Bam bam bam bam I wanna be sedated."
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posted 21 April 2002 03:50 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We always made rude jokes about "Come on, Eileen" (Just take that comma out, and, presto! Porno title!)

I had an old boyfriend when I was in high school who was about 5 years older than me and in university, and when I told him I used to love "Every time you go away" by Paul Young, he snickered. I didn't understand why, until he explained that he and his friends had a similar joke to the "Come on Eileen" joke for the Paul Young song. After all, it goes, "Every time you go away, you take a piece of me with you."

Ewwww!


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posted 21 April 2002 10:25 PM      Profile for vaudree     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wonder if he was Catholic "my peace I give to you."

Seriously, I have a friend whose last name is Rock and I'm saving this one twisted sister song for her wedding reception if she ever ties the knot. I think I can get it in there even though her tastes tend to run from soft disco to gospel because it sounds more Barbadian than rock does.

On the other hand I have another friend whose grandmother was named Grace, her middle name is Grace, her daughter's name is Grace and both her and her daughter were born in the Grace hospital who have never heard "Gracie" by Crackers - and I think it's probably best to leave it that way.


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posted 22 April 2002 12:21 AM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Have they heard Gracie Fields' "The Biggest Aspidistra in the World?"
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posted 22 April 2002 12:23 AM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
And now for the Ritalin song - "Bam bam bam bam I wanna be sedated."

Thou speakest heresy. Thou shalt not mock the Ramones!

Gabba gabba Hey!


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posted 22 April 2002 04:59 AM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ten foot Jesus in the garden! Thank you Rebecca, how could I forget CELINE DION!!!

That woman should have her hole plugged up with cement. I wouldn't normally support such measures but the need is dire that she be silenced.


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posted 22 April 2002 04:04 PM      Profile for melora        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is not a pop song, but whenever some nice mommyish lady tells me she just LOVES "da da da da da da Waltzing with Bears," and do I know it too? I want to hit her with my guitar.

M
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I asked a teenager what she thought was the worst "grown-up song," she immediately answered, Where Have All The Flowers Gone.


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posted 22 April 2002 04:26 PM      Profile for rob.leblanc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Remember the song "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal? It was practically the theme song for Batman Forever. Even now whenever I hear that song, I cringe
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posted 22 April 2002 06:39 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The worst tune from the 70s had to have been "Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog."
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posted 22 April 2002 06:50 PM      Profile for Riffraff     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"If I have a million dollar" really gets my goat,
lyrics and music. If songs were meals, it would be the commercial jar of baby food, so slippery, shallow, tastless and no substance.

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posted 22 April 2002 06:56 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's "Joy to the World", for those of you keeping score at home.

I thought "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" by Tony Orlando and Dawn was about as low as the 70's sank, but I always kinda liked Three Dog Night. Shambala's a pretty cool tune.


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posted 22 April 2002 07:07 PM      Profile for Adam     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That annoying Cher song that sounds like all the other annoying Cher songs.
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posted 22 April 2002 07:14 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, don't forget "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain and Tenille. (another favorite from the "health hustle" - I think one or two babblers said they remember the health hustle, right?)

[ April 22, 2002: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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posted 22 April 2002 10:45 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
That's "Joy to the World", for those of you keeping score at home.

Yeah, but who's going to admit knowing that?

I'm with ya on the "Yellow Ribbon" song; it's worse than the 3Dog Night tune.


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posted 23 April 2002 02:44 AM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What? How can you not like "Joy to the World"?

Another gem occurred to me while doing the dishes: "Wind beneath my Wings"!!! *shudders uncontrollably muttering "the horror...the horror"*


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posted 23 April 2002 03:05 AM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
James Taylor songs played back to back over a long period of time....

Insidious, because they're pleasant enough to begin with, but after a while they all start to sound the same, blurring into each other, the slightly whiney vocals begin to grate on you... After a while you begin to have murderous thoughts about your spouse, the James Taylor fan....

Or, at least I do....


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posted 23 April 2002 04:32 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, he gets on my nerves too, Zoot.
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Glad to see Celine mentioned in there - but how about her male counterpart - Elton John - musak with lyrics.
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posted 23 April 2002 11:42 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Um, excuse me, but there will be no more dissing of Elton John.
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posted 23 April 2002 12:46 PM      Profile for vaudree     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What would that exboyfriend of your say "Rocket Man was about" - a prostitute's dream and a wife's worst nightmare. What about the Bonnie Tyler song "Faster than the Speed of light."
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posted 23 April 2002 01:16 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know what he would say about it, but I would say you have it backwards...to me an absentee husband is a good dream! hee hee

I can't speak for prostitutes though.


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I don't listen to top-40 radio except when I have to, like the supermarket.

I totally hate everything that mush band Chicago has done since the mid-70s. They were once called Chicago Transit Authority and played my high school in the 60s. They really had a sound once. But now it's all recycled "ooo-woo, baby please don't go." All the songs sound like they were put in the blender. Someone should knock that lead singer in the head.

m


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posted 23 April 2002 03:35 PM      Profile for rob.leblanc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can't stand that "who let the dogs out?" song. I hear it EVERYWHERE I GO!! I want to escape it but the rappers keep playing it. please help me.
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posted 23 April 2002 06:32 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
As opposed to "Rasputin", by Bony M, which has all the appeal of a hydrochloric acid colonic.

"Rasputin" was the number one smash hit when I was touring England, Scotland and Wales. The lyrics and beat are forever emblazoned in my brain from English, Scots and Welsh people going to the juke box in pubs and playing it over and over.

It ranks up there with "Muskrat Love" by the Captain and Tenille.

I'm getting annoyed with top 40 music. I ossilate between the classic rock, 103.9 "The Hawk" (or, the "Hork" as I call it) and FM 96 which has a top 40 playlist.

"The Hork" was giving away a C.D. library as a promo, and given their rather shallow playlist, I wondered if I won it I'd have given it back to them out of pity.

The Top 40 FM 96 plays a lot of music by groups who have confused the word "dirge" with "rock".

I like to try to keep up with what's what in music, but anymore when I hear some male vocalist start off with that particular Gen X blend of raspy voice that somehow still manages to sound whiney, I resort to the tape deck.

Cassette, smart ass, not 8 track.....


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posted 23 April 2002 06:36 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There was this one really heavy metal station somewhere around here that my father's stepson listened to ad nauseum when he lived with Dad and his wife for a while. I have been trying to remember the name they went by, and I just remembered it - I think it was "The Nerve". It always makes me laugh, because I keep thinking of this throbbing nerve ending going bonkers at all the indiscriminate screaming and feedback that was supposed to pass for music on that station.

It reminded me of that saying - "I've got one last nerve left, and you're getting on it."

quote:
I resort to the tape deck.

Ha! It's funny how those "old technology" phrases stay with you, huh? I still call music stores "record stores", and often when talking about a group's latest album, I'll say something like, "I should pick up their latest record". Odd. Nothing like dating yourself.

I just asked meades whether kids call them "record stores" anymore, and he says, "No, just the over 50 crowd." Nice. Oh look, I think I see liver spots forming on my hands as I type.

[ April 23, 2002: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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What are talking about? Gen X kicked ass. It all went to crap when Billy Idol went solo. His remake of Gen X's Dancing With Myself was lame.
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Another song I reeely, reeely hate is God Bless The USA. You Canadians are lucky you don't have to hear that one.

Pretty much anything sung by a precocious tot is annoying as hell. Jeez, I thought that video of little Britney was comparable to demonic possession.


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posted 24 April 2002 07:27 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's different when they're yours, melora.

We taped both girls dancing to Cindy Lauper's "She Bop" on the weekend, it was just hilarious...

And I must say, Ms T does a pretty good rendition of "The Wheels on the Bus"... Now if I could only get her to use the lyrics...

Anyway, we think it's cute.

Back on topic -- I agree with whoever said "Who Let the Dogs Out" is intensely annoying and way overplayed... But even that isn't as bad as Celine Dion.

And then there's Michael Bolton....


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