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CharleyHorse46

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Evil Songs
« on: August 07, 2018, 09:29:23 AM »
Are there songs that you hate for two reasons?

1 Because they are terrible insipid songs with no redeeming value to begin with, and 

2. Because they get stuck in your head

The familia and I went to Fiesta Texas and while we were in Pete's Eats, they played "Sugar Sugar" by the Archies.

I have heard this song a couple dozen times in my life and I absolutely despise it.  In part, because it attaches to my brain like a bacterial infection and repeats itself over and over again.

I don't want a candy girl.  I just want. to. be. left. alone.

Why isn't there an app for that?  Or OTC medication?  Or something?



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Re: Evil Songs
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 01:41:40 PM »
I'm more annoyed by the use of that song in an artificial sweetener ad campaign, than I am by the song itself.


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Re: Evil Songs
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 02:25:04 PM »
The songs from commercials always get stuck in my head.   Like the Farmers-Only jingle, or the "Ford is the BEST in Texas" song. 



As far as full fledged songs, I'm glad the Gangham Style song went out of mainstream play because that one got super annoying.  Made that S.Korean guy rich, though, so I guess it was a bit of a phenomenon but I always had to change the station when it popped on because I'd have that beat going on in my head unwillingly for far too long for my liking. 

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 03:25:51 PM »
Songs from commercials are precisely why I created the other thread! 

For straight-up "evil songs" I'll throw out Debbie Gibson's "Only In My Dreams."  I really hated that song, but any time I heard it, it would be stuck in my head for hours.

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Re: Evil Songs
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 03:44:03 PM »
I'll preface this by saying that I like Hall and Oates.  I think "She's Gone" and "Sara Smile" stand up well as R&B ballads.

But along about 1981 they had this song called "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" that must've been maliciously and repetitiously calculated to worm its way into a person's frontal lobe and stay for days or weeks on end.

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Re: Evil Songs
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 04:08:24 PM »
I consider Hall and Oates to  be pretty close to yacht rock, and I think one defining characteristic of yacht rock, is that ALL of those songs were maliciously and repetitiously calculated to worm their way into a person's frontal lobe.

Please note, I'm not saying I don't like yacht rock, I actually love most of it.  But, it's definitely evil sometimes.

Think... "I'm alright... nobody worry 'bout me... why you got to put up a fight?... why can't you just let me be?..."

Yeah.  You're welcome.

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2018, 04:23:00 PM »
Kenny Loggins.

You know, Jim Messina kept him tethered to real, if not entirely profitable music.  And then he just went nuts.

Seriously isn't Highway to the Danger Zone just the fourth verse to I'm All Right, with Footloose being the second and Lindsay Buckingham chiming in with Holiday Road as the third?

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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2018, 04:51:21 PM »
the theme to CaddyShack is golden!
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 05:22:57 PM »
I'll preface this by saying that I like Hall and Oates.  I think "She's Gone" and "Sara Smile" stand up well as R&B ballads.

But along about 1981 they had this song called "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" that must've been maliciously and repetitiously calculated to worm its way into a person's frontal lobe and stay for days or weeks on end.
Brian McKnight covered "I Can't Go For That" on one of his early albums, and it kinda has the same effect.  There's better songs on the album, but that on track was always what kept popping up in my head.  

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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2018, 05:28:50 PM »
I'll tell you a ditty that has stuck with me for ages....

No more bull
No more bull
C'mon down to Bastrop that's where all the bull stops....

And then announcer says "Longhorn Ford & Mercury, Bastrop Texas"

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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2018, 05:30:40 PM »
I consider Hall and Oates to  be pretty close to yacht rock, and I think one defining characteristic of yacht rock, is that ALL of those songs were maliciously and repetitiously calculated to worm their way into a person's frontal lobe.

Please note, I'm not saying I don't like yacht rock, I actually love most of it.  But, it's definitely evil sometimes.

Think... "I'm alright... nobody worry 'bout me... why you got to put up a fight?... why can't you just let me be?..."

Yeah.  You're welcome.


Ever see those old Yacht Rock videos on YouTube?  Not sure if it's a small niche that just happened to land on my particular sense of humor, musical taste, and trivial knowledge, but I thought they were hilarious back when they came out.  


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMTI8vg7A5U       First one.  

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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2018, 05:37:00 PM »
Yacht Rock???

I'm not familiar with the term or it's definition

and I'm happy to stay that way

sounds absolutely dreadful

now wondering if it's an optional station on Pandora?
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2018, 06:52:06 PM »
Yacht Rock???

I'm not familiar with the term or it's definition

and I'm happy to stay that way

sounds absolutely dreadful

now wondering if it's an optional station on Pandora?
It has its own Sirius/XM station, so I'm certain you can call it up on Pandora.
And you, being the late 70s music listening mofo I know you to be, have no doubt experienced-- and ENJOYED-- yacht rock.

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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2018, 10:31:40 PM »
late 70s is good as long as its not too poppy
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2018, 10:37:43 PM »
Steely Dan?  Doobie Brothers?  Other similar artists... all classified (loosely) as yacht rock.

It's not so bad.  Lots of fun tunes in that (artificially made-up) genre. :)

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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2018, 10:48:24 PM »
Steely Dan &  Doobie Brothers are good by me
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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2018, 10:57:18 PM »
Well then, my friend, you like Yacht Rock.

Congratulations! ;)

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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2018, 09:11:56 AM »
 8)
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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2018, 09:49:58 AM »
Ever notice how we as humans love to sort, categorize and label?  It's like our little bitty minds rebel against assessing things individually on the value of its own merit.  So much easier to group and dismiss...

Oh that's yacht rock.

Typical blonde.

The story takes place in Florida.  What do you expect?

They all drive that way.

Damn kids.

Oh you're one of those religious fanatics.

Freaking hipsters.  Bet they moved here from California.

Old people suck.

etc.

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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2018, 10:10:30 AM »
Ever notice how we as humans love to sort, categorize and label?  It's like our little bitty minds rebel against assessing things individually on the value of its own merit.  So much easier to group and dismiss...

Oh that's yacht rock.

Typical blonde.

The story takes place in Florida.  What do you expect?

They all drive that way.

Damn kids.

Oh you're one of those religious fanatics.

Freaking hipsters.  Bet they moved here from California.

Old people suck.

etc.
Hey, look at that old fart trying to teach us some lessons about treating individuals with respect.
Typical geezer.

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« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2018, 10:25:24 AM »
Hey, look at that old fart trying to teach us some lessons about treating individuals with respect.
Typical geezer.
Ha! It was just an observation.  Not an opinion.  Ya typical illiterate butthurt reactionary message board nice guy.

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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2018, 01:06:09 PM »
I bet he looks like John Stamos.

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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2018, 01:29:45 PM »
Lately I've been shooting for Don Draper.


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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2018, 02:53:40 PM »
Anything by ABBA or the BeeGees or Barry Manilow for me.  And I really don't like bands like REO Speedwagon and Journey who started off as pretty decent garage rock bands but then went commercial with soda pop songs featuring those guys with high-pitched singing voices like Kronin or Perry.  I remember going to an early REO concert at the Tulsa fairgrounds where Gary Richrath played really mean extended guitar jams with the band on songs like Ridin' the Storm Out, etc ... but then they turned into a commercial success and it went to milk toast.  Yuck.

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« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2018, 04:06:54 PM »
I love ABBA.  So does Dave Grohl from Nirvana/Foo Fighters, so I think I'm okay having that position.

Their tunes will definitely stick in your brain though, that's for sure.

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« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2018, 04:57:12 PM »
My dear wife like ABBA too.  Or maybe she just enjoys knowing that I don't like them, and likes to taunt me with their music :) 

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« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2018, 05:22:52 PM »
I've always enjoyed musical theater, and their music is very theatrical.  So much, so, that they've made it into two musicals, apparently. :)

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« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2018, 05:31:12 PM »
Any song I play on my boat is "yacht rock" as far as I'm concerned.

Anything by Whitney Houston or Celine Dion makes my skin crawl.
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« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2018, 10:16:15 PM »
I love ABBA.  So does Dave Grohl from Nirvana/Foo Fighters, so I think I'm okay having that position.

Their tunes will definitely stick in your brain though, that's for sure.
I liked ABBA in the 70's, before I became aware of better music
I would ever say I loved ABBA and even if I did I wouldn't admit to it.
Having Dave Grohl in your camp isn't a plus in my book
but, I realize each person has their own book and tastes and I don't judge
If you love ABBA, good for you.  I could put up with a few of their tunes during one of your tailgates and possibly I did while having a great time
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« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2018, 09:18:31 AM »
Oh no, ABBA is not tailgate music.  A few of their songs are definitely lake music, because they get the girls up and dancing.

Tailgate music is Van Halen and Willie Nelson and Robert Earl Keen.

But speaking of the 70s, here's a truly "evil" song from one of my favorite bands of the era:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8sr74iCjyA

 

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