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Worst. Song. Ever.

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by sir humphrey, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. william tele

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    Ya know...I think I'm just gonna take Humpy's word for it. I don't need another clunker clankin' around in my head. Cripes! After that Gangnam thing I was tempted to fill my ears with super glue...
     
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    We have a winner!
     
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    This the kind of play list the "house" plays when they want to clear the bar lol
     
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    "When you take a sip you buzz like a hornet
    Billy Shakespeare wrote a whole load of sonnets"

    "Summer time girls are the girls I like
    I'll steal your honey like I stole your bike"
    (They decided this line was good enough to use twice)

    And of course, the chorus:
    "New Kids On The Block had a bunch of hits
    CHinese food makes me sick
    And I think it's fly when girls stop by for the summer"

    1990s, you got some 'splaining to do!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHuGG_FsC20
     
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    dmarg1045 Friend of Leo's

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    "Watermelon Crawl"

    Yikes! I played that in a country band for about a minute.
     
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    How do I purge that dreck from my memory?

    This sort of stuff -- and it's ubiquitous -- always reminds me of the computer-generated music and lyrics in Orwell's 1984:

    "Under the spreading chestnut tree,
    I sold you, and you sold me . . ."

    Once Winston Smith's been thoroughly brainwashed, the meaningless lyrics bring tears to his eyes.
     
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    C'mon guys. Put some effort into this. I give you this drivel from the great American Idol musical propaganda machine:

     
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    I get it now, "twins" is an imperfect rhyme to "grinned." The phrasing's a bit clunky but it's not that bad. The "wildly/ mildy" couplet just about works. We Brits don't really go for overly sentimental songs like that though. We prefer dark songs about death or broken hearts to the "Gosh, Wow, isn't life fantastic?" songs that are a staple of modern country-pop. You just have to look at our indigenous folk music to see that.

    Having said that, Mr Mom was a big success here. It sold next to nothing, in fact, I'm not sure it was ever released as a single here, but lots of Brit country bands covered it. Go to any Brit CM festival a couple of years ago and you'd be guaranteed to hear it 3 or 4 times over the weekend. I think it was the humour in it that was it's appeal.

    You want a crappy song? How about this? It's got it all, clunky phrasing, ugly imagery and absolutely dire rhyming scheme. "Chew tobacco, spit" really? Did he accept a dare to make the most unpleasant record he could?



    Sir Humphry, what's the name of your band? Reply by PM if you don't want to out yourselves in public. I ask because you and other UK readers might want to join the BCM forum to market your band or just chat about country music.
    http://www.countrymusic.org.uk/community/index.php
     
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    This one gets my vote...



    or anything by whispering Bill Anderson...
     
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    Wow that certainly is one great steaming pile! Never heard it before and I really hope I never hear it again
     
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    It's dreadful, I agree... but no worse (and certainly no better LOL) than a million other sentimental schlock songs out there.

    Is the "twin" comment supposed to be a surprise, ie, do we think they are boyfriend/girlfriend and not brother and sister? Watching the video, I would have assumed brother and sister.

    But yeah, it's bad.
     
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    I've been thinking lately (surprise to me too :p) about how bad country has gotten and how far it's strayed from the days of Waylon and Cash, the rest of my family are addicted to all this new poppy/rock inspired, cliche lyric'd country. Yeah some good licks and a few genuinely good musicians have come from it (I like Brad Paisley and Eric Church in particular, I'll consider Miranda Lambert/Pistol Annies as a guilty pleasure) but it's mostly bland, generic crap about tractors, drinking, blah blah blah.

    So imagine my surprise when my sisters are watching CMT and a song called "merry go round" comes on. Holy *****, is that a shuffle I hear? It sounds like a new take on old school country, not another plain 4/4 rock song with cliche country lyrics, but a genuine country song with interesting lyrics. So I looked up this girl, Kacey Musgrave's, other songs, and most of them just sound like amped up country, not rock. Her songs sound really fresh and new but rooted in tradition which is what is missing in modern country. I can see her being around a long time and kickstarting a revival.
     
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    Hey thats my old bass player, I didn't know he was a chick.
     
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    You youngsters need to be afflicted by "Yummy Yummy Yummy I've Got Love in My Tummy" 1910 Fruitgum Company about 1966. Then you will truly understand bad.
     
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    I Googled this. And you're right, its' the worst song of all time. Thread closed.

    edit: the video makes it even worse
     
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    There's always been, and unfortunately always will be, rubbish novelty songs like that. The difference in my view is that the perpetrators of the novelty songs make no claims to be serious artists or musicians, unlike some of the the previously mentioned "country" singers.
     
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    I felt the same way when I heard the collaborative efforts of these two...

    Paul-McCartney-and-Michae-001.jpg

    Say, Say, Say

    The Girl is Mine
     
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    That's when Paul got burned by MJ stealing the Beatles catalog. Karma...
     
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