Songs you absolutely hate.

These are all songs I'm subjected to at work, and since it was a quiet night tonight, I was inspired to start this thread.

Right now I'm pretty sick of Augustana's "Boston", where the singer says that he thinks he'll go to Boston where "no one knows his name". I really can't decide which is worse, whether he's deliberately playing on the Cheers theme, or he's completely ignorant of it.

Hoobastanks' "The Reason" fills me with all sorts of REAG. All his emotion really sounds to me like the guy just needs to be put out of his misery.

And the lyrics for Stealth Princess's "Freakshow" I just find painfully stupid. Here's the chorus:

"i feel like a reject from a freakshow
i'm kicking up the white trash from the sidewalk
i don't want the ocean in my seashell
i just want a boyfriend with a brain cell"

Why should you do better than he's going to? Also, shut the fuck up.

...that was kind of therapeutic.

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O, dear. My list would be far, far, far, far, far too long.

Pretty much anything sung by Whitney Houston, for a start. Just a start.

But that's from the early Neolithic.

Current singers I can't stand include Katy Perry and possibly Kei$ha (I've only heard one of her songs, but she has a fucking dollar sign in her name). As for songs that make me want to stab myself in the ears, this Miley Cyrus song was written and produced in the bowels of Hell.

There are many songs I dislike but these are so bad that I have to change stations if they come on the radio.

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be 'appy
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Men At Work - Down Under
John Williamson - True Blue

There are more. These are the ones that immediately spring to mind, so probably the ones I hate the most.

Celine Dion: My Heart Will Go On. I really wish your heart would just stop, actually.

Anything by Black Eyed Peas. Their songs are so simplistic, so catchy, so lyrically inane, that I go from knowing the song, to (briefly) liking it, to being sick of it, to wanting to gouge my tympanic membranes out, in the first listen. That "tonight's gonna be a good night" song is a perfect example.

Oh, and this goes for anything off of Fergie's solo album, times ten.

Well, let me second the votes that Katy Perry has gotten. Jill Soluble did a song of that title that was catchy and clever, Perry's was just pap.

What really annoys me are songs by artists that I like that just get under my skin in a bad way.

Christine Lavin does a number of songs of this nature, usually with off-handed hagiographic comments about JFK.

Similarly, her friend and sometime collaborator, Megon McDonough, does a song titled Oh Great Spirit which raises my hackles and gets characterized in my mind as, "Another bit of damned Noble Savage bullshit."

Also, Paparazzi by Lady Ga Ga. I say this song, because it gets stuck in my head so easily, and I'm right on the verge of actually liking it. Considering what that means, I have to hate it.

OH, and ANYTHING by Nickelback.

Hell, yes, Nickelback. Their songs are what is played as torture in hell.

In order for something to count in this category it needs to be considered music. Thus Nickelback is ineligible.

Any formulaic pap. I hate any music by numbers performed by minimally talented clothes-horses.