Songs that I hate...

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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by Low Down Low » 31 Jul 2018, 8:45am

I think you could add a sub-category here of songs that are very good but have been killed by over-exposure and frequent radio play. There seems to be a rule where I'm from that if you play John Martyn on the radio, it has to be either May You Never or Sweet Little Mystery, as if they were the only two songs he ever recorded. I once really loved both those songs but repeated airplay over the years has simply murdered them for me to the point where I think I might actually hate them.

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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by Wolter » 31 Jul 2018, 9:27am

101Walterton wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 2:39am
Heston wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 1:30am
101Walterton wrote:
30 Jul 2018, 9:32pm
UB40’s version of Red Red Wine
Another one I wouldn't turn off. There is MUCH MUCH worse out there.
I was using Flex’s definition of songs I hate from bands I otherwise don’t mind (albeit I only like early UB40).
That song kept me from checking out early UB40 (which I like) for many, many years. I loathe it.
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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by BostonBeaneater » 31 Jul 2018, 10:06am

That dreary Radiohead song.
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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by WestwayKid » 31 Jul 2018, 10:38am

BostonBeaneater wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 10:06am
That dreary Radiohead song.
...which one... ;)

I saw a car with a Radiohead decal on it the other day and my first thought was what a poor, miserable soul (with bad taste) the driver must be! :mrgreen:

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Post by JennyB » 31 Jul 2018, 10:57am

I can't believe that none of you have mentioned the absolute worst song of all time - Toto's Africa. And the fact that millenials and gen z'ers have embraced it as their anthem makes it all the more terrible. It's a hateful song. It's so terrible it makes Kokomo sound like Ziggy Stardust. Let's put it this way. I would rather listen to Mama by Phil Collins on a continues loop for an entire week than listen to Africa once. It's that bad.
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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by BostonBeaneater » 31 Jul 2018, 11:18am

WestwayKid wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 10:38am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 10:06am
That dreary Radiohead song.
...which one... ;)

I saw a car with a Radiohead decal on it the other day and my first thought was what a poor, miserable soul (with bad taste) the driver must be! :mrgreen:
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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by Heston » 31 Jul 2018, 11:32am

Well I haven't heard Piano Man for years (it wasn't a hit over here), yet it turned up like a bad penny on the radio today. It is quite awful.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by WestwayKid » 31 Jul 2018, 11:48am

JennyB wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 10:57am
I can't believe that none of you have mentioned the absolute worst song of all time - Toto's Africa. And the fact that millenials and gen z'ers have embraced it as their anthem makes it all the more terrible. It's a hateful song. It's so terrible it makes Kokomo sound like Ziggy Stardust. Let's put it this way. I would rather listen to Mama by Phil Collins on a continues loop for an entire week than listen to Africa once. It's that bad.
My 8-year-old son absolutely LOVES that song and I think the recent cover by Weezer has given it new life.

This is pretty great:

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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by BostonBeaneater » 31 Jul 2018, 11:54am

Candle in the Wind makes my skin crawl.
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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by Heston » 31 Jul 2018, 11:56am

BostonBeaneater wrote:
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Candle in the Wind makes my skin crawl.
Agreed.

And sorry JB, Africa is a superb song.
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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by Low Down Low » 31 Jul 2018, 12:06pm

The Boxer would have to be up there for me. One of the pubs I go to near me they have music there on weekends, not always but usually just a guy on his own with a guitar, and I know there's always at least a 95% chance they'll sing The Boxer as well as a 90% chance they'll play American Pie. And on those occasions when the regulars take it in turns to sing their own stuff I know there's 100% chance someone will stand up and belt out Sweet Caroline. A triple whammy of sheer awfulness right there I reckon.

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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by JennyB » 31 Jul 2018, 12:45pm

WestwayKid wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 11:48am
JennyB wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 10:57am
I can't believe that none of you have mentioned the absolute worst song of all time - Toto's Africa. And the fact that millenials and gen z'ers have embraced it as their anthem makes it all the more terrible. It's a hateful song. It's so terrible it makes Kokomo sound like Ziggy Stardust. Let's put it this way. I would rather listen to Mama by Phil Collins on a continues loop for an entire week than listen to Africa once. It's that bad.
My 8-year-old son absolutely LOVES that song and I think the recent cover by Weezer has given it new life.

This is pretty great:
The beginning is perfect. Then he goes off the rails.OK, then it becomes perfect again.
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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by JennyB » 31 Jul 2018, 12:57pm

Heston wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 11:56am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 11:54am
Candle in the Wind makes my skin crawl.
Agreed.

And sorry JB, Africa is a superb song.
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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 31 Jul 2018, 12:59pm

Heston wrote:
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Africa is a superb song.
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Re: Songs that I hate...

Post by JennyB » 31 Jul 2018, 1:00pm

Low Down Low wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 12:06pm
The Boxer would have to be up there for me. One of the pubs I go to near me they have music there on weekends, not always but usually just a guy on his own with a guitar, and I know there's always at least a 95% chance they'll sing The Boxer as well as a 90% chance they'll play American Pie. And on those occasions when the regulars take it in turns to sing their own stuff I know there's 100% chance someone will stand up and belt out Sweet Caroline. A triple whammy of sheer awfulness right there I reckon.
Awww, I love The Boxer, though I can imagine it would get old if I had to endure a guitar guy singing it every weekend. I wholeheartedly agree with the other two.
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