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2013-01-30 10:49:51 AM  
ITT: people who hate Paul McCartney and all he stands for.
 
2013-01-30 10:50:21 AM  
If I could go through life without having to hear Steely Dan's "Do it Again", I would die happy.

See also:

Clocks by Coldplay
Mony Mony
Anything by KC and the Sunshine Band
Baby, It's Cold Outside (aka Roofies and Date Rape)
 
2013-01-30 10:50:30 AM  
surprising lack of pitbull...but he made up for it with Flo-rida. Those two have a knack for making everything suck, including songs I liked previously.
 
2013-01-30 10:52:07 AM  
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
 
2013-01-30 10:52:08 AM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: I got kicked out of the "It's a small world" ride at Disney World once with like 10 of my friends.  It was our high school graduation trip... they told our HS to never come back.

/CSB
/But yeah that song drove us crazy so we started smashing shiat


It's people like you that keep us from having nice things...
 
2013-01-30 10:52:13 AM  

Cortez the Killer: More like "ten songs I never, ever needed to hear in the first place".


I'd argue that Empire state of mind and levels are actually good songs, but what evs.
 
2013-01-30 10:52:45 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Any version of "Hallelujah", especially in a movie or TV show.


What do you have against this one? I know it's overused, and kind of cliche at this point (like using "Mad World" over a violent film/videogame), but it's not a bad song, and fits well when used.
 
2013-01-30 10:53:49 AM  

varmitydog: FirstNationalBastard : Also missing: Any version of "Hallelujah", especially in a movie or TV show.

You don't really care for music, do you?


I will defend this choice, if only because it literally is inescapable if you watch movies/TV with any sort of regularity. That POS is EVERYWHERE, being covered by everyone, and it gets grating after awhile. It's not an awful song, but it gets bad pretty quickly when you hear it so often. Pick something else, whoever has the job of picking music for shows/movies.
 
2013-01-30 10:55:17 AM  
Don't Worry, Kyoko (Plastic Ono Band)
Stained By Dead Horses (Throbbing Gristle)
Trained To Kill (Vagina Dentata Organ)

None of these is exactly earworm-fodder, or even hummable, but if they were played at Gitmo, it would constitute a war crime.
 
2013-01-30 10:55:51 AM  

clkeagle: I've been keeping a similar list - classic rock songs that should never, ever, ever be played on the radio. Because of my age, I'm not terribly bothered by songs like Stairway To Heaven or Hotel California or Freebird. I'm more sick of songs that are done to death in commercials, TV shows, movies, etc. Come on, classic rock stations. You have a huge catalog to choose from. Nobody is interested anymore when these are played on the air... if you channel surf on cable TV for 45 minutes, you're guaranteed to hear at least one of these:

1. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
2. Kiss - Rock N Roll All Night
3. George Thorogood - Bad To The Bone
4. Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
5. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA
6. John Mellencougar - Jack & Diane
7. The Who - Who Are You


CSB:  I used to get called in about 4 times a year to take a survey of songs for classic rock stations.  A group of about 50 would sit in a conference room of a local hotel and they would play a snippet of a song and we would rate them from 1 to 10 or from extremely dislike to like.  We'd sit throught 100 song snippets and they would pay us $40 each for about an hours work.  Every song on your list was one of the ones they played.  Sometimes a collective groan could be heard from the group if a really bad one came on.  And you would be surprised at the songs people would seem to really like.  This lasted for about 3 years and then they stopped calling me.  So when you hear crappy over played music on your local station you can only blame your neighbors.  But don't blame me, I tried to upvote the stuff I never heard and downvote the over played crap.
 
2013-01-30 10:57:50 AM  
Anything by The Doors.

Anything by Billy Joel, unless it is from An Innocent Man or side one of Glass Houses.
 
2013-01-30 10:58:49 AM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: varmitydog: FirstNationalBastard : Also missing: Any version of "Hallelujah", especially in a movie or TV show.

You don't really care for music, do you?

I will defend this choice, if only because it literally is inescapable if you watch movies/TV with any sort of regularity. That POS is EVERYWHERE, being covered by everyone, and it gets grating after awhile. It's not an awful song, but it gets bad pretty quickly when you hear it so often. Pick something else, whoever has the job of picking music for shows/movies.


Exactly.

The list was "songs you never need to hear again"... not necessarily shiatty songs, although many of them are shiatty. But every time someone needs a shallowly deep moment in TV or Movies, Hallelujah gets dusted off and thrown into the soundtrack. It needs to be stopped.


killerbee: Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald


B-b-b-b-but... the legend lives on from the Chippewa on down to the big lake they call Gitchigumi!
 
2013-01-30 10:58:58 AM  
I would have assumed #1 and #2 would be the Electric Slide and....

This time we're gonna get funky
Everybody clap your hands
Right foot left stomp
REVERSE REVERSE
Cha cha real smooh.

/sorry
 
2013-01-30 10:59:18 AM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: Baby, It's Cold Outside (aka Roofies and Date Rape)


This

Plus

I will always love you

My Heart Will Go On
 
2013-01-30 11:00:09 AM  
"MacArthur Park."
 
2013-01-30 11:00:30 AM  
Black Betty by Ram Jam
 
2013-01-30 11:01:31 AM  
Oh! I forgot the most important one:

If I go to one more wedding that uses "Pachabel's Canon", I WILL go apeshiat, and I will not be held responsible for my actions. PICK A BETTER SONG, COOKIE CUTTER BRIDES.
 
2013-01-30 11:03:27 AM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: Oh! I forgot the most important one:

If I go to one more wedding that uses "Pachabel's Canon", I WILL go apeshiat, and I will not be held responsible for my actions. PICK A BETTER SONG, COOKIE CUTTER BRIDES.


Yep, my wife's friend picked that one for her wedding. She likes the most milquetoast, mainstream art and music ever. Major foodie, but everything else is as bland and mass produced as it gets.
 
2013-01-30 11:04:33 AM  

clkeagle: I've been keeping a similar list - classic rock songs that should never, ever, ever be played on the radio. Because of my age, I'm not terribly bothered by songs like Stairway To Heaven or Hotel California or Freebird. I'm more sick of songs that are done to death in commercials, TV shows, movies, etc. Come on, classic rock stations. You have a huge catalog to choose from. Nobody is interested anymore when these are played on the air... if you channel surf on cable TV for 45 minutes, you're guaranteed to hear at least one of these:

1. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
2. Kiss - Rock N Roll All Night
3. George Thorogood - Bad To The Bone
4. Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
5. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA
6. John Mellencougar - Jack & Diane
7. The Who - Who Are You


Dear Hollywood: in fairness to other musicians, we are instituting a 20 year ban on Motown music in film, particularly romantic comedies
 
2013-01-30 11:05:06 AM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: Oh! I forgot the most important one:

If I go to one more wedding that uses "Pachabel's Canon", I WILL go apeshiat, and I will not be held responsible for my actions. PICK A BETTER SONG, COOKIE CUTTER BRIDES.


That combined with 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 proves that the wedding couple are soulless sheep. The kind of people who like Paul McCartney's Xmas music.
 
2013-01-30 11:05:37 AM  

verbaltoxin: wife's friend picked that one for her wedding. She likes the most milquetoast, mainstream art and music ever. Major foodie, but everything else is as bland and mass produced


I'm not joking when I say the only weddings I've been to that didn't use that song was my sister's and my own. I've been to dozens of weddings, and everyone uses it. It's like people think they won't be legally married if they don't play it or something. I farking hate that shiat.
 
2013-01-30 11:07:18 AM  
Who Let the Dogs Out

thankfully, that one seems to have gone away on its own
 
Bf+
2013-01-30 11:11:58 AM  

sigdiamond2000: God Is My Co-Pirate: SIIIIIMPLY HAAAAAVING A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME!

That is the worst song ever by a mainstream musician/band in the history of recorded music, bar none.

It invalidates Paul McCartney's entire solo career, and very nearly invalidates the entire Beatles catalog by association.

It is impossible to take Paul McCartney seriously either as a musician or a human being after listening to that song.


Oh, and don't forget "You say it's your Birthday" and "Hello, Goodbye".
He wrote some awesome songs... and some equally terrible songs:

Word, Frequency in "Hello, Goodbye":
say 39
hello 37
i 29
you 20
goodbye 15
why 15
do 11
know 10
and 7
no 6
go 6
he-be 5
hey-la 5
oh 5
yes 2
stop 2
wow 1
high 1
low 1
 
2013-01-30 11:12:34 AM  

sigdiamond2000: God Is My Co-Pirate: SIIIIIMPLY HAAAAAVING A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME!

That is the worst song ever by a mainstream musician/band in the history of recorded music, bar none.

It invalidates Paul McCartney's entire solo career, and very nearly invalidates the entire Beatles catalog by association.

It is impossible to take Paul McCartney seriously either as a musician or a human being after listening to that song.


Seconded. ( although "We Built This City" by Starship comes pretty close to taking the title, as listed above in this thread...)
 
2013-01-30 11:13:02 AM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: I got kicked out of the "It's a small world" ride at Disney World once with like 10 of my friends.  It was our high school graduation trip... they told our HS to never come back.

/CSB
/But yeah that song drove us crazy so we started smashing shiat


I was running on something like 2 hours of sleep in 2 1/2 days(With no chemical 'assistance' to stay awake, so I was a little punchy, to say the least.... I kept dozing off in between the rooms in the nice, dark tunnel, only to be blasted back awake by that farking goddam song... I was too out of it to even consider smashing things, I just thought it was a bad dream.

List definitely fails without that on there, and fails by including both Thriller and Don't Stop Believin', we all know how this works by now, Your Blog Sucks, TFA of TFA is a clueless hipster douchebag, and so on...
 
2013-01-30 11:13:08 AM  
"Shook Me All Night Long". Rock radio has killed this song, buried it, loaded the dirt it's buried in onto a giant rocket, and flown that rocket into the sun.
 
2013-01-30 11:15:12 AM  

IlGreven: If you have to hear all the bad songs again, you could do worse than hearing them through Garfunkel and Oates.


God I love them. I want to have THEIR babies... LOL Seriously though, these girls are freaking funny
 
2013-01-30 11:15:29 AM  

jayhawk88: "Shook Me All Night Long". Rock radio has killed this song, buried it, loaded the dirt it's buried in onto a giant rocket, and flown that rocket into the sun.


and wedding receptions. it's a staple. that one and the 3 steps song by skynyrd. jebus.
 
2013-01-30 11:17:33 AM  

Devolving_Spud: Who Let the Dogs Out

thankfully, that one seems to have gone away on its own


briefly resurrected, and then finally buried by this guy:

images.huffingtonpost.com
 
2013-01-30 11:18:38 AM  
Also ITT: songs from the 1960s-80s are grossly overplayed.
 
2013-01-30 11:19:26 AM  

Devolving_Spud: Who Let the Dogs Out

thankfully, that one seems to have gone away on its own


I haven't heard that song in over a decade, but I'm still taken aback by how many kids who weren't even alive when it came out know the song.
 
2013-01-30 11:22:12 AM  
Cotton Eye Joe
 
2013-01-30 11:23:24 AM  
Anything by Bob Seger.
 
2013-01-30 11:28:31 AM  
Here's a song I can do without:
"You've had a bad day"

I'm sure anybody who has watch the NFL playoff anytime in the past few years would agree.
 
2013-01-30 11:30:17 AM  
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine
Yellow submarine

\ loves the Beatles.
 
2013-01-30 11:31:47 AM  

Snapper Carr: Anything by Bob Seger.


Yes.

Also: Anything by Steely Dan
 
2013-01-30 11:34:08 AM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: I got kicked out of the "It's a small world" ride at Disney World once with like 10 of my friends.  It was our high school graduation trip... they told our HS to never come back.

/CSB
/But yeah that song drove us crazy so we started smashing shiat


I followed the advice of a David Letterman Top 10 list when I went back in 1998 and yelled 'I DO believe in Tinkerbell' in the men's room.

Nothing happened.
 
2013-01-30 11:34:10 AM  

One Bad Apple: Ear worm thread !


WE BUILT THIS CITY


May you burn for that one.  That is the absolute worst song ever!
 
2013-01-30 11:35:42 AM  

Welfare Peanut Butter: Oh! I forgot the most important one:

If I go to one more wedding that uses "Pachabel's Canon", I WILL go apeshiat, and I will not be held responsible for my actions. PICK A BETTER SONG, COOKIE CUTTER BRIDES.


Mrs. EspiaBoricua and I had both Pachabel's Canon in D (as as the song to open the ceremony) and Petra's Love (based in 1 Cor 13, as our song to walk down the aisle as a couple) ... so yeah, getting a kick out of your reply..

I wanted Chicago's "Along Comes A Woman" as her song to walk into the sanctuary... but it was voted down :-/ and we used "Ave Maria" instead. It worked out.
 
2013-01-30 11:36:17 AM  

clkeagle: I've been keeping a similar list - classic rock songs that should never, ever, ever be played on the radio. Because of my age, I'm not terribly bothered by songs like Stairway To Heaven or Hotel California or Freebird. I'm more sick of songs that are done to death in commercials, TV shows, movies, etc. Come on, classic rock stations. You have a huge catalog to choose from. Nobody is interested anymore when these are played on the air... if you channel surf on cable TV for 45 minutes, you're guaranteed to hear at least one of these:

1. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
2. Kiss - Rock N Roll All Night
3. George Thorogood - Bad To The Bone
4. Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
5. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA
6. John Mellencougar - Jack & Diane
7. The Who - Who Are You


That's where satellite radio comes in handy. I actually like all of these songs, but don't need to hear them very often anymore, thanks to microwave rotation on regular radio. Between Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and decade-themed stations(80s, 90s, etc.), I have about a dozen stations that are a button push away, and come in anywhere on the road, clear as a bell. No more 20 minute block of commercials, just in time to hear something I like for the last minute and a half of my drive(Ever finished a good song in the garage?), getting scread at by car commercials the rest of the way...

For some reason Sirius still follows a pattern, and you'll hear a song surface, play 2-3 times a day for 3 weeks, and disappear again, but the wide array of choices makes that bearable.
 
2013-01-30 11:37:11 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Welfare Peanut Butter: varmitydog: FirstNationalBastard : Also missing: Any version of "Hallelujah", especially in a movie or TV show.

You don't really care for music, do you?

I will defend this choice, if only because it literally is inescapable if you watch movies/TV with any sort of regularity. That POS is EVERYWHERE, being covered by everyone, and it gets grating after awhile. It's not an awful song, but it gets bad pretty quickly when you hear it so often. Pick something else, whoever has the job of picking music for shows/movies.

Exactly.

The list was "songs you never need to hear again"... not necessarily shiatty songs, although many of them are shiatty. But every time someone needs a shallowly deep moment in TV or Movies, Hallelujah gets dusted off and thrown into the soundtrack. It needs to be stopped.


killerbee: Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

B-b-b-b-but... the legend lives on from the Chippewa on down to the big lake they call Gitchigumi!


Let's also have a moratorium on Orff's Carmina burana, and that other choral piece that is used in a million trailets
 
2013-01-30 11:37:11 AM  
"Wide Awake" From Katy Perry. I heard it at least ten time before I found out it was her, until then I thought it just sounded like the repetitive, weak drone of a christian act trying to break out into the mainstream, ala Owl City.
 
2013-01-30 11:38:19 AM  

Skarekrough: Ennuipoet: FREE BIRD!!  PLAY FREE BIRD!!!!

I enjoy "Freebird."

I hate the unoriginal twunts that request it.


^^^^^T^H^I^S^^^^^ I really DO enjoy the song, I just don't like it either being A: The 'popular' thing, or B: The running gag.
 
2013-01-30 11:38:47 AM  
Also, HERE is the ultimate earworm.
 
2013-01-30 11:39:22 AM  
Oh. Worst lyrics ever? Britney Spears in 'womanizer'. The refrain sounds like what happens when the girl catches the guy cheating mid-act.

Girl: Womanizer! Woman-- womanizer! You're a womanizer!
Girl 2: Oh!
Girl: Womanizer!
Girl 2: Oh!
Girl: You're a womanizer!
Guy: Baby...
Girl: You... you... you are... you... you... you are... WOMANIZER WOMANIZER WOMANIZER!
 
2013-01-30 11:39:57 AM  

snozilla: I have never heard 6 of those songs, and I couldn't tell you the name of anything by Flo Rida.

/I live 30 miles from a stoplight


Stoplights have music blaring out of them?
 
2013-01-30 11:43:18 AM  

bearded clamorer: One Bad Apple: Ear worm thread !


WE BUILT THIS CITY

The goddamned Science Channel is constantly running a commercial for some upcoming show,
using the music (with altered lyrics) to that farking song.
Can't grab the remote fast enough to mute that shiat.


The altered lyrics is the worst. The Science Channel commercial isn't so bad, it's actually some of the BEST re-performing I've heard. My satellite radi has little drops they play on the 80's and 90's channels were they'll start what sounds like a song you want to listen to, and then have some tone-deaf smurf do the "new" vocals that integrate then name of the channel into it. We also have a local 'We sell to anyone' used car place that does the same thing. In comparison, the 'We Built This City' sounds like a choir of angels...
 
2013-01-30 11:44:29 AM  
CSB:  I used to get called in about 4 times a year to take a survey of songs for classic rock stations.  A group of about 50 would sit in a conference room of a local hotel and they would play a snippet of a song and we would rate them from 1 to 10 or from extremely dislike to like.  We'd sit throught 100 song snippets and they would pay us $40 each for about an hours work.  Every song on your list was one of the ones they played.  Sometimes a collective groan could be heard from the group if a really bad one came on.  And you would be surprised at the songs people would seem to really like.  This lasted for about 3 years and then they stopped calling me.  So when you hear crappy over played music on your local station you can only blame your neighbors.  But don't blame me, I tried to upvote the stuff I never heard and downvote the over played crap.

I'd love a chance to do that for the local stations. But with so many of them coming under just a handful of owners in the past few years, those days are probably long behind us.

Mikey1969: That's where satellite radio comes in handy. I actually like all of these songs, but don't need to hear them very often anymore, thanks to microwave rotation on regular radio. Between Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and decade-themed stations(80s, 90s, etc.), I have about a dozen stations that are a button push away, and come in anywhere on the road, clear as a bell. No more 20 minute block of commercials, just in time to hear something I like for the last minute and a half of my drive(Ever finished a good song in the garage?), getting scread at by car commercials the rest of the way...

For some reason Sirius still follows a pattern, and you'll hear a song surface, play 2-3 times a day for 3 weeks, and disappear again, but the wide array of choices makes that bearable.


Slacker for me instead of Sirius, but yeah, it works great for work or the hobby room at home. I only hear broadcast radio during short trips in the car... it doesn't have an MP3 player jack (there is DIY kit that I'm going to grab) and its CD player doesn't have a good buffer.
 
2013-01-30 11:45:08 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Welfare Peanut Butter: varmitydog: FirstNationalBastard : Also missing: Any version of "Hallelujah", especially in a movie or TV show.

You don't really care for music, do you?

I will defend this choice, if only because it literally is inescapable if you watch movies/TV with any sort of regularity. That POS is EVERYWHERE, being covered by everyone, and it gets grating after awhile. It's not an awful song, but it gets bad pretty quickly when you hear it so often. Pick something else, whoever has the job of picking music for shows/movies.

Exactly.

The list was "songs you never need to hear again"... not necessarily shiatty songs, although many of them are shiatty. But every time someone needs a shallowly deep moment in TV or Movies, Hallelujah gets dusted off and thrown into the soundtrack. It needs to be stopped.


assets.rollingstone.com

wrong, hallelujah is a great song.  maybe you don't like the covers.  but i won't stand idly by as people have nonsensical opinions over leonard cohen
 
2013-01-30 11:50:33 AM  
Afternoon Delight
The Starland Vocal Band

Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
gonna grab some afternoon delight.
My motto's always been; when it's right, it's right.
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night.
When everything's a little clearer in the light of day.
And you know the night is always gonna be there any way.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Thinkin' of you's workin' up my appetite
looking forward to a little afternoon delight.
Rubbin' sticks and stones together makes the sparks ingite
and the thought of rubbin' you is getting so exciting.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Started out this morning feeling so polite
I always though a fish could not be caught who wouldn't bite
But you've got some bait a waitin' and I think I might try nibbling
a little afternoon delight.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Please be waiting for me baby when I come around.
We could make a lot of lovin' 'for the sun goes down.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.
 
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