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(Wikipedia)   Today in 1979 the world's greatest composer of pop songs released the worst Christmas song ever recorded   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2021-11-16 11:24:43 AM  
Has subby somehow never learned of Mariah Carey?
 
2021-11-16 11:29:40 AM  

Cafe Threads: Has subby somehow never learned of Mariah Carey?


She doesn't sing the one about the Christmas shoes
 
2021-11-16 11:37:00 AM  
GAH! I knew that was what it was going to be. I hate that song.

Now for some Slayer for earworm relief.
 
2021-11-16 11:38:51 AM  
For a guy who could knock out a top ten hit before breakfast this really was a particularly low-key effort on his part.
(As was, with the exception of Coming Up, the entirety of McCartney II.)

And yet somehow..
"Including royalties from cover versions, it was estimated in 2010 that McCartney makes $400,000 a year from this song, which puts its cumulative earnings at over $15 million."
 
2021-11-16 11:44:30 AM  
There's some heavy competition for that.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2021-11-16 11:45:07 AM  
Wasn't Brenda Lee dead by then?

Brenda Lee is still alive?

Why hasn't Brenda Lee been hanged for crimes against humanity?
 
2021-11-16 11:46:41 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Cafe Threads: Has subby somehow never learned of Mariah Carey?

She doesn't sing the one about the Christmas shoes


Yeah, but NewSong has never really been considered one of the best pop song writers in, well, ever.  This guy was part of a team that wrote Yesterday, Michelle, Let It Be and Strawberry Fields Forever - It's like Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan going out and shooting 4 quarters worth of bricks in a playoff game.
 
2021-11-16 11:50:10 AM  
There's also "Christmastime Is Here Again". Although that one shouldn't really count since the Beatles were smart enough to throw it away. Someone fished it out of the Apple Records dumpster.
 
2021-11-16 11:51:06 AM  

jbc: Why hasn't Brenda Lee been hanged for crimes against humanity?


She's sorry.
 
2021-11-16 11:56:20 AM  
Worst Christmas song ever recorded? Really? Did somebody forget this little gem?

Band Aid - Do they know it's christmas 1984 | HD - Widescreen 16:9
Youtube j3fSknbR7Y4
 
2021-11-16 11:56:40 AM  
I'm pretty sure The Little Drummer Boy was recorded a lot of times before 1979
 
2021-11-16 12:02:54 PM  
For me the worst Christmas song is Lasso Santa Claus. I heard that shiat like 10 times a day when I worked at Boscovs...
 
2021-11-16 12:03:54 PM  

Cafe Threads: Has subby somehow never learned of Mariah Carey?


I like her, but calling her the world's greatest composer of pop songs goes a bit far.
 
2021-11-16 12:04:03 PM  

TommyDeuce: cameroncrazy1984: Cafe Threads: Has subby somehow never learned of Mariah Carey?

She doesn't sing the one about the Christmas shoes

Yeah, but NewSong has never really been considered one of the best pop song writers in, well, ever.  This guy was part of a team that wrote Yesterday, Michelle, Let It Be and Strawberry Fields Forever - It's like Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan going out and shooting 4 quarters worth of bricks in a playoff game.


Magic "Tragic" Johnson Chokes - 1984 NBA Finals
Youtube kSlWNU5_JVc
 
2021-11-16 12:04:17 PM  

jbc: Wasn't Brenda Lee dead by then?

Brenda Lee is still alive?

Why hasn't Brenda Lee been hanged for crimes against humanity?


Dude yes.
 
2021-11-16 12:04:36 PM  

chevydeuce: Worst Christmas song ever recorded? Really? Did somebody forget this little gem?

[YouTube video: Band Aid - Do they know it's christmas 1984 | HD - Widescreen 16:9]


Barking Dogs - Jingle Bells
Youtube xam01uaj6Vg
 
2021-11-16 12:05:52 PM  
Worst Christmas song ever!

Elmo & Patsy - Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer
Youtube MgIwLeASnkw
 
2021-11-16 12:06:44 PM  
Paul McCartney has written far worse songs btw:
Paul McCartney - We All Stand Together (Official Music Video)
Youtube gVfaf43W9cM
 
2021-11-16 12:06:52 PM  
Let me ask you a question. If he is the world's greatest pop song writer, in the greatest band of all time, what then is the greatest song of all time?

Clearly, if it is possible to find the greatest artist of all time, it should be possible to find the greatest of their works.

Or it's all middle of the road pop crap that people have elevated through simple familiarity.
 
2021-11-16 12:07:15 PM  
GODDAMN YOU, HITLER!!!
 
2021-11-16 12:08:09 PM  

Mrs. Snipes: GAH! I knew that was what it was going to be. I hate that song.

Now for some Slayer for earworm relief.


So, from the frying pan into the fire...
 
2021-11-16 12:09:39 PM  
"Baby it's date rape outside?"
 
2021-11-16 12:10:46 PM  

Picklehead: Worst Christmas song ever!

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/MgIwLeASnkw]


AGREED.

McCartney is safe as long as that holiday abortion exists.
 
2021-11-16 12:10:50 PM  
Not gonna click, not gonna click...

/clicks

...FARK YOU SUBBY, YOU BASTARD~!
 
2021-11-16 12:11:32 PM  

Mrs. Snipes: GAH! I knew that was what it was going to be. I hate that song.

Now for some Slayer for earworm relief.


Goes for "Rusty Cage" by Soundgarden.
 
2021-11-16 12:12:05 PM  
No, no, no.  The worst Christmas song ever recorded is a version of a song that wasn't bad to begin with.  It is a rendition of "Blue Christmas" recorded by a radio personality named Denny Brownlee (under the alias Seymour Swine & the Squealers), which consists of him playing guitar and singing the song in a VERY bad Porky Pig voice (basically going 'bdea-bdea-bdea' before every third word) while his on-air cohort cackles away in the background like it's the funniest thing he's ever heard in his life.

Anytime that is within earshot, I fly into a blind rage and you do not want to know anything more about that.
 
2021-11-16 12:13:13 PM  
Kars4Kids Official TV Commercial (Kars for Kids Video Jingle)
Youtube K8UV7SAhvG4


/You deserve this, Subby.
 
2021-11-16 12:17:09 PM  

Rwa2play: Mrs. Snipes: GAH! I knew that was what it was going to be. I hate that song.

Now for some Slayer for earworm relief.

Goes for "Rusty Cage" by Soundgarden.


Check out the Steel Panther Christmas song. Truly the work of a master.
 
2021-11-16 12:22:48 PM  
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2021-11-16 12:29:46 PM  

Picklehead: Worst Christmas song ever!

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/MgIwLeASnkw]


Came here for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2021-11-16 12:36:52 PM  
Greatest composer of pop hits? But that article isn't about Jim Steinman.
 
2021-11-16 12:42:36 PM  
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2021-11-16 12:50:43 PM  
You can make any song a christmas song just by adding sleigh bells.  TRY IT!

/When did Paul McCartney write Silly Love Songs?
//1962 - present
///an old National Lampoon joke from their epic Beat the Meatles edition.
 
2021-11-16 12:54:16 PM  

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No, that was a few years later with Michael Jackson.
 
2021-11-16 12:57:30 PM  
Seriously?  Can we not wait until after Thanksgiving to discuss the Christmas holiday and its related subjects?
 
2021-11-16 1:02:42 PM  

jbc: Wasn't Brenda Lee dead by then?

Brenda Lee is still alive?

Why hasn't Brenda Lee been hanged for crimes against humanity?


She said she was sorry.
 
2021-11-16 1:06:05 PM  
Tiny Tim - Santa Claus Has Got the AIDS this Year
Youtube hVHAsjs1kqk
 
2021-11-16 1:13:26 PM  
I thought tfa would be the Dylan album.  But I guess he was writing some pretty bad Christ music in 1979.

Does that count?
 
2021-11-16 1:18:38 PM  

RolandTGunner: For a guy who could knock out a top ten hit before breakfast this really was a particularly low-key effort on his part.


As awful as the Christmas song is, McCartney wrote a post-9/11 tribute song called "Freedom" that is somehow even worse:

Paul McCartney - Freedom Super Bowl 2002
Youtube iaghRe_z7iE


The best critique of it I've read was written they day after the 9/11 Tribute to Heroes concert by a reviewer I can't find anymore:

"Paul McCartney then came on stage to sing his new song, "Freedom" - an instantly forgettable piece of trash - that took him three minutes to sing and likely even less time to write.
 
2021-11-16 1:30:53 PM  

Marcos P: For me the worst Christmas song is Lasso Santa Claus. I heard that shiat like 10 times a day when I worked at Boscovs...


OMG! Me, too! There's also a Christmas sequel to the Monster Mash, if you can believe that.
 
2021-11-16 1:36:10 PM  

omg bbq: "Baby it's date rape outside?"


The original of that was sung by Khaaaaan Noonien Singh! https://youtu.be/7MFJ7ie_yGU
 
2021-11-16 1:42:47 PM  

Lsherm: RolandTGunner: For a guy who could knock out a top ten hit before breakfast this really was a particularly low-key effort on his part.

As awful as the Christmas song is, McCartney wrote a post-9/11 tribute song called "Freedom" that is somehow even worse:

[YouTube video: Paul McCartney - Freedom Super Bowl 2002]

The best critique of it I've read was written they day after the 9/11 Tribute to Heroes concert by a reviewer I can't find anymore:

"Paul McCartney then came on stage to sing his new song, "Freedom" - an instantly forgettable piece of trash - that took him three minutes to sing and likely even less time to write.


That would have been sick if he did a cover of freedom by rage against the machine
 
2021-11-16 1:45:02 PM  

InvisibleInsane: omg bbq: "Baby it's date rape outside?"

The original of that was sung by Khaaaaan Noonien Singh! https://youtu.be/7MFJ7ie_yGU


Fun Thing to Do: Watch ST II and picture Khan's dialogue in Apu's accent.

He was supposed to be from India.
 
2021-11-16 1:58:34 PM  
As annoying as Wonderful Christmastime is, it doesn't hold a candle to The Christmas Shoes.  Sappy, maudlin POS.
 
2021-11-16 2:02:13 PM  

Soupface Sally: As annoying as Wonderful Christmastime is, it doesn't hold a candle to The Christmas Shoes.  Sappy, maudlin POS.


Christmas Shoes - Patton Oswalt
Youtube 7eZcZPtPoEc
 
2021-11-16 2:02:54 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Let me ask you a question. If he is the world's greatest pop song writer, in the greatest band of all time, what then is the greatest song of all time?

Clearly, if it is possible to find the greatest artist of all time, it should be possible to find the greatest of their works.

Or it's all middle of the road pop crap that people have elevated through simple familiarity.


A Day in the Life

Hey Jude
 
2021-11-16 3:07:41 PM  

ZMugg: InvisibleInsane: omg bbq: "Baby it's date rape outside?"

The original of that was sung by Khaaaaan Noonien Singh! https://youtu.be/7MFJ7ie_yGU

Fun Thing to Do: Watch ST II and picture Khan's dialogue in Apu's accent.

He was supposed to be from India.


It loses something
 
2021-11-16 3:13:43 PM  
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2021-11-16 3:15:09 PM  

bababa: gunther_bumpass: Let me ask you a question. If he is the world's greatest pop song writer, in the greatest band of all time, what then is the greatest song of all time?

Clearly, if it is possible to find the greatest artist of all time, it should be possible to find the greatest of their works.

Or it's all middle of the road pop crap that people have elevated through simple familiarity.

A Day in the Life

Hey Jude



You just proved my point. 

You listed two songs. 

Go get your f'n shine box.
 
2021-11-16 3:15:43 PM  

ZMugg: InvisibleInsane: omg bbq: "Baby it's date rape outside?"

The original of that was sung by Khaaaaan Noonien Singh! https://youtu.be/7MFJ7ie_yGU

Fun Thing to Do: Watch ST II and picture Khan's dialogue in Apu's accent.

He was supposed to be from India.


That's no worse than an immortal Scottish Egyptian alien
 
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