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Re: Horrors
Sep 15, 2013, 10:45
REM - Everybody hurts
U2 - I still haven't found what I'm looking for
Prince - The most beautiful girl in the world

While I like most of these artists' work (at least REM and Prince), these songs will have me racing for the off button when they show up on TV or radio.
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Re: Horrors
Sep 15, 2013, 10:57
Just because I'm watching it now: the theme tune to that Star Trek series, Enterprise, is the most mawkish shite I've ever heard. I mean, horrifically dreadful. The softest of rock for artless galactic colonialists. A crappy theme is a genuine problem when you have to be subjected to it a kazillion times before getting to the content. The last series of Enterprise itself is really good, though.
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Re: Horrors
Sep 15, 2013, 11:23
Charlie2300 wrote:
The Eagles - Hotel California
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Free - Alright Now

These three are on my list, can't agree with Human League or Ultravox though!

There are two others (with Alright Now) that are head and shoulders above the rest, for me:

Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart
Don Maclean - American Pie

Then there's a whole lot more:

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Steve Miller Band - The Joker
Rod Stewart - Sailing
The Beatles - Hey Jude (naa naa naa na-na-na-na - oh fuck off)
Virtually anything by The Beautiful South
Anything by The Lighthouse Family
Reef - Place Your Hands
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
The Wonderstuff - Size of a Cow
Colour Me Badd - I Wanna Sex You Up
Hanson - Mmmbop
Crash Test Dummies - Mmm mmm mmm
Scorpions - Winds of Change
Extreme - More Than Words
Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe
The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Phil Collins - A Groovy Kind of Love
Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise
UB40 - Red Red Wine
Lionel Richie - Hello
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
Chris de Burgh - Lady In Red
Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Cher - Love Can Build A Bridge
Anything by Boyzone, R Kelly, etc etc etc etc

I think I could keep going for hours on this :)
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Re: Horrors
Sep 15, 2013, 11:34
And I forgot Jamiroquai's "Vitual Insanity"
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Re: Horrors
Sep 15, 2013, 11:38
And James Blunt - "You're Beautiful"
Sin Agog
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Re: Horrors
Sep 15, 2013, 12:01
I have immediate respect for any tune that replaces words with lalalas, dadadas and bababas, but fuck Maccer and his nananas.
Sin Agog
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Re: Horrors
Sep 15, 2013, 12:07
I'm a sort of fan of the dancier strain of pop practised by Gagaga, Nicki Minaj and the like, but that warbly strafing the vocal register with every syllable style of singing I canne truck. Ta fer that, Whitney and Mariah!
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Edited Sep 15, 2013, 12:20
Re: Horrors
Sep 15, 2013, 12:18
I actually like at least four of those - "Baker Street", "Stairway to Heaven", "Don't you Want Me", even "More than a Feeling" - but I'm a child of the 70s/early 80s to me they represent more innocent times. I mean, you don't give a damn about whether music's hip, innovative or critically acclaimed when you're seven, do you?

One track that comes to mind for me is "Self-Esteem" by Offspring - not just because it's a blatant re-write of "Smells Like teen Spirit" but also because of the spineless emo lyrics and the fact that it was all over the radio for months after it was released.
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Re: Horrors
Sep 15, 2013, 12:47
thesweetcheat wrote:
And James Blunt - "You're Beautiful"

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Re: Horrors
Sep 15, 2013, 13:11
billding68 wrote:
Baker street was by Gerry Raferty.

I couldn't face looking it up on discogs before I committed to print...likewise with the Bon Jovi track.
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