I’m talking about songs that, when you think about it, sound dumb because of who’s singing it. For example:
In the Ghetto- Yeah, Elvis knew the ghetto inside and out. So did Mac Davis, the guy who wrote it, for that matter.
Ain’t Misbehavin’- I know it’s been sung by a lot of people, but I’m talking about the version by Hank Williams, Jr. It just seems wierd that a guy who based his whole persona on being a trouble maker party guy would sing a song about himself NOT Misbehavin’. for the record, he does sing the song well.
A very country-esque song by a guy named KID ROCK?
I also think the song is very very very whiny. He sings all these songs glorifying one-night stands and alcohol and hell-raising, then all of a sudden: “I hate my life. It’s miserable. Whine whine whine.”
Along the lines of the Cristina Aguilera thing…
A while back there was this song on the radio by a 13 year old (I forget her name and the title, just the fact that someone so young sang it). It was all about how she was so in love with these two guys and couldn’t choose. Like a 13 year old would be in “love” to begin with, let alone two guys. Ugh.
For the most part, I agree. But there once was a time when Rod sang the finest versions of Bob Dylan’s songs, not to mention Ewan MacColl’s, Jagger/Richards’s, etc. Every Picture Tells a Story is one of my favorites.
But, I agree anyway. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? Eeuuuuh.
What, I think that the song is less whiny than the average country song. (“I’m gonna keep on walking with my head held high”). I say it was a nice touch by Kid, showing his range.
Some songs and artists do not mix well together. “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna could have been even much better if Cyndi Lauper sang it. If “Motherfucker” by Beck was sung by Metallica–even if I think that Lars should jump into space without a helmet–metal might have never been the same. When sung by Beck, well, no offense intended–he is one of the best around, but here he comes off as a metal wannabe.