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The worst Song Ever?

Post 41

The Groob

Wile E Quixote if you hate "You're beautiful" and "Dancing in the moonlight" you must hate "Have a nice day" by Stereophonics too? Just a guess. These songs have a, what shall I call it, 'jolly blandness' about them that seems to sell?


The worst Song Ever?

Post 42

Kat

I can only assume that the only reason why the awful "new" version of "Candle in the Wind" hasn't been mentioned is that people blocked it from their memories - quite understandable. Aside from the lyrics being appalling again like some of other people's hates context is king. It's all connected to the enforced mourning of someone who although tragically died before their time leaving two young boys behind them and did some good work for charity was by no means worthy of the latter day sainthood that got attributed to them and the fact that I would have been lynched for saying anything like this at the time sucked too. I'm assuming no one has been brainwashed into the Saintly Spice mourning cult on here but I'm willing to fight my corner on this one.

Most of the hall of shame has been mentioned although for my sins I quite like "Labour of Love" by Hue and Cry it was better than a lot of the Stock, Aitken and Waterman sh*te that poisoned the charts of the late eighties which is all too numerous to mention here and includes the "careers" of Sinita, Sonia, Jason Donovon, and (sorry I like some of her later stuff but her early material was pants) Kylie Minogue. I would also like to mention Bros - one of the proudest memories I have is hearing "When I will be famous" played in 5th or 6th year common room and recognising it for the rubbish it was. I'd also like to nominate anything by Steps too. It is true that there is so much to vilifed amongst todays dancing dollies bands of both and mixed genders but I think Steps deserve a special mention for lowering the bar just that little bit lower. In fact anything Pete Waterman was anywhere near is definately a candidate - that man is the musical equivalent of an oil slick.


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Post 43

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

I've mentioned this several times in different threads, but...

My Sharona by The Knack. It's just bloody awful. And Hi Ho Silver Lining by Jeff Beck because someone of JB's calibre really should have known better.


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Post 44

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

Regarding 'Never Gonna Give You Up'...

smiley - musicalnote
Do you remember Rick Astley?
He had a big fat hit it was ghastly.
He said I'm never gonna give you up or let you down.
Well I'm here to tell you Rick's a clown.
smiley - musicalnote
Nick Lowe - 'All Men Are Liars'

Actually, I rather liked it. It was everything that came out of the SAW stable afterwards that was crap.


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Post 45

Wile E Quixote

<< you must hate "Have a nice day" by Stereophonics too? Just a guess.>>

smiley - laugh

Well, *thanks* for reminding me of that one. Your right, it’s the bland, inoffensive ones that offend me the most. Anything by Keane would be a good example.


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Post 46

Mrs Bojangles

smiley - musicalnote Ooooh safe ewer luff my dahlink, safe ewer luffsmiley - musicalnote Renee & Renato circa 1982 ghastly song that seemed to spend a squillion days in the charts.


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Post 47

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

Probably ReddyFreddy's jingle.


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Post 48

A Super Furry Animal

I should really yikes that. It's a highly offensive comment.

RFsmiley - evilgrin


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Post 49

Orcus

Try living in the West Midlands for a while. Said Renee runs a restaurant somewhere in West Bromwich or something and makes regular celebrity appearances on the local news and the like smiley - yuk


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Post 50

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

RF - at least you've got a jingle!smiley - biggrin


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Post 51

Moonhogg - Captain Coffee Break

Any of the modern songs that simply take an older hit and add a bass beat so deep it distorts on any sound equipment other than the multi-gigawatt systems installed in the beat up Vauxhall Novas that drive round town all evening.

My personal nemesis being the godawful remake of "Owner of a lonely heart", a classic from Yes.

Also, has anyone heard "I Like Traffic Lights"? Sung by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame - though to be fair, it was intentionally crap, so it can be excused...

I like traffic lights,
I like traffic lights,
I like traffic lights,
No matter that is what I said,

I like traffic lights,
I like traffic lights,
I like traffic lights,
But not when they are red.

He likes traffic lights,
He likes.... etc etc.


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Post 52

Moonhogg - Captain Coffee Break

Oh, and I almost forgot, Beautiful South's remake of the ELO song "Living Thing" - I almost crashed my car first time I heard it on the radio!
Bev Bevan's superb drumming replaced by some tosser with brushes! Travesty!


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Post 53

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

At least the Beautiful South do bad covers with a wink in their eye. Many others mean it seriously. Some surpass the original, such as The Dead Kennedy's cover of Viva Las Vegas.

Superlatives aren't enough.

(a pint for the music technology smiley - geek that can identify that late 80s advertising line).


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Post 54

Trin Tragula

I actually hate the wink in the Beautiful South's eye! smiley - biggrin There's something about them, especially the later stuff, that just rubs me up the wrong way. Same thing with The Divine Comedy.


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Post 55

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

smiley - musicalnote'It's hard to get by,
When your arse is the size,
Of a small country'smiley - musicalnote
(National Express, The Divine Comedy)

Come on, that's class.


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Post 56

Trin Tragula

That's *precisely* what I mean. Irritatingly knowing Jarvis Cocker wannabe with far less talent than he thinks he has and a voice that makes me want to hit something smiley - grr


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Post 57

Moonhogg - Captain Coffee Break

I had to listen to that bit again to see if he really sang what I thought he sang! It's crap, but it's funny crap! Thing is, I think I've met the hostess he's on about!


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Post 58

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

Oi Trin, do you want to take this outside? I'll find someone much bigger than me to have a go.smiley - biggrin


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Post 59

Trin Tragula

And then Neil Hannon will write a terribly witty song about the ensuing melee, no doubt. He'll probably rhyme 'melee' with 'Pele' smiley - yuk

Father Ted theme tune. I'll give 'em that. But that's it.


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Post 60

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

I don't have the energy to discuss this with you. I feel your talent receptors might be in need of tuning.

smiley - biggrin


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