This is inspired by the fact that someplace I went today was playing that stupid song (I think it's from the early to mid 60s) about the guy driving around with this girl making out with this guy named Fred in the back seat. ("Keep your mind on your driving, keep your hands on the wheel, keep your snoopy eyes on the road ahead; we're having fun, sitting in the backseat, kissing and a-hugging with Fred.") Not only is this an ANNOYING song, but why doesn't he pull over and dump those people off on the side of the road????
So this got me thinking of overall annoying songs in general, and I'd love to know y'all's personal lists. Mine would include:
"Emotion", Mariah Carey
Just because you have this incredible vocal range does not give you license to stand in the studio and beller your damn fool head off trying to shatter every glass in the county. WAY too much shrieking going on here....
"I've Been To Paradise But I've Never Been To Me", Charlene
Absolute claptrap. And how is talking about what an absolute tramp you've been over the years supposed to help out this "discontented mother and regimented wife"? Seems to me it'd make her feel worse, but if she's listening to this song at all she's probably got a bottle of something in her hand and it ain't Pepsi.
"Undercover Angel", Alan O'Day.
Great moments in pop song dialogue. Let's just run a transcript of the actual conversation that apparently goes on here, shall we?
"Woo hoo oo ee"
"Love me, love me, love me!!"
Real scintillating dialouge there. Now we know where the writers of the first few seasons of "West Wing" got their inspiration.....:sheesh:
"Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)", Looking Glass
I think this one is on "the list" of everyone who's ever heard it. (Those reading this who are too young to have heard it, count your blessings.) I think it's the "doot dooo dooo dooo doo" routine that just puts it over the edge.
If he keeps getting up again after getting knocked out, obviously we need bigger mallets.
"Lovefool", The Cardigans
I can't hear this song without imagining it as a Muppet Show number sung by Miss Piggy. ("Love me, love me, say that you love me" to an oblivious Kermit). Which is about the only form it should have ever taken.
I'm sure I'll think of more before it's over.....