(and early '70s)
Not worst songs, mind you. If it was worst, odds are we’d all be saying MacArthur Park. And that wouldn’t be all that interesting.
No, I mean songs that are like a fingernails on a blackboard to you. Post songs that make you cringe when you hear them, and explain why!
Me and You (and A Dog Named Boo). Gag retch choke…>barf<.
The singer went to the Lena Lamont (from Singing in the Rain) School of Pronounciation.
“Tra-velin’ an’ livin’ off th’ ‘lee-ind’”
“got caught stealin’ from an ol’ heee-ehn”,
“Oh how I wish we were back on the road ag-eee-n”
Also, And I never pictured “livin’ off th’ lee-ind” as robbing farmers as much as digging for roots and such.
San Franciscan Nights (by the Animals)
is filled with hate
He’s on a street
When will they ever learn?
Stupid, unsubtle, lyrics, bad rhymes plus the anti-cop message just irritate me.
I don’t like “Eve of Destruction”: too depressing, but I conceed it’s well done. However, a conservative group(The Spokesmen?) did a rebuttal song called “Dawn of Correction”. And it has the unusual position of being one of a very few songs that discusses Mutually Assured Destruction. And it has the unique distinction of being the only song in favor of it. And it’s such a ham-handed, badly rhymed piece:
The western world has a common dedication
To keep free people from Red domination
And maybe you can’t vote, boy, but man your battle stations
Or there’ll be no need for votin’ in future generations
So over and over again, you keep sayin’ it’s the end
But I say you’re wrong, we’re just on the dawn of correction
There are buttons to push in two mighty nations
But who’s crazy enough to risk annihilation?
The buttons are there to ensure negotiation
So don’t be afraid, boy, it’s our only salvation
or, puke-iest of all:
Signs, Five Man Electrical Band
Dave Barry suggested that this is the epitome of smarmy hippie-ness. I agree. Plus the guy is trying desperatly to sound like Dylan. And he’s no Dylan.
And the sign said anybody caught trespassing
will be shot on sight
So I jumped on the fence and I yelled at the house,
“Hey, what gives you the right
To put up a fence to keep me out
or to keep Mother Nature in
If God was here he’d tell it to your face,
man you’re some kind of sinner”.
Plus, he tries to rhyme “in” with “sinner”. Tsk
Anyone have any others to suggest?