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A 70s song about sex in the afternoon?
Quite a concept.
I know I'm a few days late here, but my vote goes to "Jenny" by Tommy Tutone. It grated my eardrums from the day it came out. Interesting tidbit - one of the guys in the band lived in my town in the ugliest Mc Mansion you ever saw.
I thought of this song because I saw a youtube video the other day where someone walked around their office asking every person "What is Jenny's phone number?" Everyone under 50 looked confused. Everyone over 50 said 867-5309.
I catch this one in the grocery store and it makes me cringe .
This one already got a beating on here lol.
All right, let's introduce science and marketing. From 1997, first heard about on This American Life: " 'The Most Unwanted Song' is a song created by artists Komar and Melamid and composer Dave Soldier in 1997. The song was designed to incorporate lyrical and musical elements that were annoying to most people, as determined by a public opinion survey. These elements included bagpipes, cowboy music, an opera singer rapping, and a children's choir that urged listeners to go shopping at Wal-Mart." See/hear at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gPuH1yeZ08. Actually, the Schoenbergian and Ivesian parts are kinda cool. The operatic soprano rapping C&W over tuba and bagpipes is quite another.
This music is likely popular with denizens of the flat earth. Sheesh, they got some publishing and other music deals with this audible queerness. Maybe some artsy-fartsy music nerds enjoyed it. It is a waste of time and money IMO. Almost 22 minutes of that crap. No thanks. But thanks for awareness this stuff exists. It's like some bizzare operetta with a number of different movements. Whoever funded and created this oddball whack has too much time and money on their hands.
Wow I thought this forum should've been closed after the Shatner and Yoko songs, but then along comes Jesus is my Nigga. Did he just say "Werd up"?
Holy shit, I guess there is no bottom to this forum.
I actually don't mind "Mickey you're so fine". Early MTV days. Plus I like sluts.
It looks like the Shatner production is in first place followed by Yoko the screamer. The Wigger Old guy rapping preacher and wife..that's in a league of its own.
I'll continue on with honorable mentions. They were hits at the time but never clicked with me.
a Weird tune and vocal. Artsy I guess from "Crash Test Dummies" Mmmmm Mmmm Mmmm" etc.
Acclaimed choreographer Toni Basil did this one. "Mickey you're so fine"
These little nuggets sort of sums up what we're discussing.
Edited to add I actually liked "Seasons in the Sun" at the time (not the squirrel punked out version). Apparently, it has several versions worldwide. It was successful musically.
Nothing raises the bile in my throat like Lee greenwods jingoistic treacle and tripe gad bless the USA.
@Just Desserts, Please! "Jingoistic treacle and tripe" is a fucking brilliant phrase.
jESUS CHRIST IS MY NIGGA!
This is the winner. Unreal.
I was going to say Horse With No Name is the worst song, but nope, that abomination above is the worst.
How have we come to this point in the posts, and no one has mentioned "Sometimes When We Touch?" Argh, Gaaah, Halp, ad nauseam (with the emphasis on nauseous).
I hate everything from Falco, 'Rock me, Amadeus' Blergh
Mary Hilton beat me by mentioning Anka's "Havin' My Baby." It's strange about 1970s music--some of it, IMHO, ranks among the very best, but there are so many other songs from the 70s (which cover my teen years and then some) that still provoke the gag reflex in me--all that disco stuff from about 1975 and after, for example. "Seasons in the Sun"--blecch! The Carpenters--*hurl*! The Osmonds--*gag*! Etc., etc.
Well, well, well. I have to say I'm shocked SHOCKED that several of you listed Terry Jacks' "Seasons in the Sun" but not a single one of you listed the flip side to that 1974 45 record "Put the Bone In" 😂
I am not a fan of certain songs that make me feel creeped out. Like Dave Matthews‘ “Crash”. Like, it’s too intimate for radio or something.
Other songs that just creep me out:
D.O.A. By Bloodrock
Timothy by the Buoys
Judy Mae by Boomer Castleman
Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) by Helen Reddy
Angie Baby by Helen Reddy
Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy
Total Eclipse of the Heart
on a different topic Country Music even if you think you hate it, listen to some old country like Hank Williams. He wears his feelings on his sleeve and tells you about how fucked up his life is through his music. 3 chords and the truth.
For some reason I was unable to reply to Mary Hilton’s comment. I was coming here to post ‘Havin’ My Baby’! Gaahhh!
I’ve had that problem in the forum once before.
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I've hated "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" ever since the day I heard it playing in a convenience store at the same moment that I was noticing all the newspaper headlines about the Sandy Hook shooting which had occurred the previous day.
Speaking of Paul Anka, this song is the very worst I've ever heard in my entire life.
It made me puke when I heard it, and it still makes me sick to my stomach.
Fucking patronizing male chauvinist bull shit.
Guess I never thought of "Having my Baby" as Male Chavinist BS... I'll have to go read the lyrics. I do agree it's a song that induces a gag reflex for sure. So I won't be listening to it to see if I agree with your argument. I did love Pauls' "Catch a Falling Star", and I inherited a box collectors set of his stuff, which I'm trying to sell on Discogs. So far, no takers.
I'll report back soon....
Reporting back. Jesus. Reading the lyrics almost made me puke. How the hell did that ever get released. I don't know if it's chauvanistic, but is sure is narcissistic. She's carrying the child, but it's all about him, him, him. Gawd, I wish I hadn't read it, it was almost as bad as listening to it. Jesus.
I absolutely despised this song when it was popular. I was just barely a teenager and it really grated on me. Another one I hated from the same era was "After the Lovin" by Englebert Humperdinck. 🤢
Here's a couple more I found last night. It looks like stars of yesteryear tried or did covers of rock music.
We have Pat Boone this time doing a Deep purple cover.
The Paul Anka Nirvana cover version is possibly the worst ever. As a side note, Paul Anka's cousin is a psychic channeller person named Darryl Anka.
🤣🤣🤣 Those are real treats indeed! Love Pat’s moves.😳
How does this even happen? “Hey Pat, there’s a lot of great material out there, but I know you’d kill Another Brick On The Wall. Let’s do it!”