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Old 11 Mar 2005, 12:57 PM   #61
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...and as for most awful songs, just about anything by the BeeGees (bless their hearts) or Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" ...also that "I'm Too Sexy" song by Right Said Fred (or whatever the hell they called themselves )
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Old 12 Mar 2005, 04:02 AM   #62
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I work as a musician in Corporate & Wedding settings & have learned to seperate myself completely from some of the most dreadful musical pieces ever...

"Electric Slide" "Boogie Oogie Oogie" "Celebration"

Crowds can't seem to get enough of 70's Disco schtick...

The one song that gets an entire room dancing is "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Bros & that's a great song...
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Old 12 Mar 2005, 06:50 AM   #63
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It's also really annoying how modern new bands make attempts to cover great songs from the seventies and eighties, while only few of them actually make a good version of it. Most covers can be considered as "raping the original song"
To my mind, the worst instance of this that I've heard in the last year is the dire Scissor Sisters cover of Comfortably Numb; amongst its numerous faults, it's been done at far too fast a tempo, turning a downbeat song into a would-be upbeat one (it doesn't work in this form)...
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Old 12 Mar 2005, 08:06 AM   #64
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I remember some years ago hearing a Country version of
"Comfortably Numb" which was fantastic,

I have no idea who covered it.
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Old 3 Aug 2006, 06:46 AM   #65
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I've recently heard a rap (or something like that) version of Mas Que Nada! To my mind, this is almost as bad as the Scissor Smurfs' cover of Comfortably Numb — Mas Que Nada is supposed to be Latin jazz, in the new version it just sounds totally wrong...
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Old 3 Aug 2006, 07:07 AM   #66
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Yup, that's Sergio Mendez featuring... the Black Eyed Peas!!! Truly dreadful, Robert. Although some of the dance/hiphop songs that are popular these days I can't bear to hear with a straight face. The Black Eyed Peas "My Humps" is one of the worst.

There's a indubitably awful one named "From Paris To Berlin" by an artist called "Infernal" (How apt, it that as in "Din"?). I have to turn the radio off whenever that disgrace to music comes on... and 1 million times worse than that is exactly the same song with a few of the lyrics changed to sound patriotic at the time of the World Cup... what the hell???
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Old 3 Aug 2006, 07:08 AM   #67
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By the way, no-one does "Mas Que Nada" like Sounds Orchestral.
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Old 25 Dec 2008, 11:52 PM   #68
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I'm watching Top of the Pops with the karaoke feature turned on, and a few minutes ago there was a good song (don't know the details) with a repeated lyric about "chasing pavements"!

I presume this must be some kind of subtle metaphor, because it made no sense whatsoever to me. Maybe it's just that I've downed too much Christmas spirit.
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Old 26 Dec 2008, 10:16 AM   #69
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There could be a few songs with that lyric, but none spring to mind other than the most obvious one - which would be Chasing Pavements by Adele Adkins. A truly dire song it is too, as well as being complete nonsense lyrically. Although I did hear on the radio once a cover of it by Amy Winehouse which was a lot better. Maybe it's just Adele's voice I don't like.

And to add to the list of awful songs is the Christmas number one from any recent year. It's always a manufactured soppy ballad which the intro always has singer giving an elongated descending "ooh" over the second and third bar (between 2 and 5 seconds into the song) even though the first words don't start until a good 10 seconds in. What has become of pop music?

Oh and happy Christmas!
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Old 20 Dec 2020, 04:34 PM   #70
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I would say FAST CAR by Tracey Chapmen is pretty bad!! (1988 I think)

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anything by Eminem, the guy just sucks big time and is totally devoid of musical talent...
I agree but there is 1 song by him that I like (Not his usual stuff,its a specialty song)
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Old 23 Dec 2020, 07:00 PM   #71
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Christmas songs by Mariah Carey.
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Old 24 Dec 2020, 11:18 AM   #72
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Most of todays christmas songs (yuk)
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