The funny thing is that a couple of days ago I discovered what immediately became my favorite rock song of all time: Jeff Buckley's "Lover You Should've Come". I've listened to it about seventy times since Friday and I still can't fully assimilate its' greatness. In fact, I'm listening to it right now. With my cats, of course.
But let's cry over spilt milk, shall we? For your perusal, I present non-obscure, non-Dr. Demento type songs. And no songs that are so bad that they're guilty pleasures. Definitely some half-hearted rehashes that some bands resort to, echoing a previous hit song, more often than not a ballad. Case in point, Foreigner's "I Don't Want To Live Without Your Love". If I step on any toes, sorry, it's all in the spirit of irrelevant fun. I'm aiming at the product, as opposed to art. Bon appetit!
1. "It's Hip To Be Square" by Huey Lewis and the News. Hey, psst, Huey, check this out: No it's not.
2. "Dancing In the Streets", Mick Jagger and David Bowie. Pointless and bland.
3. Don't know about you, but I lunge at the radio to change the dial the instant I detect the first chords of "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.
4. "That Don't Impress Me Much" by Shania Twain infuriates me completely.
5. "Satisfy My Love" by Elton John leaves my love completely unsatisfied.
6. "Hot Girls In Love" by Loverboy. Yuck.
7. Kenny G, anybody? No? How about Yanni? Didn't think so. Sorry.
8. Any ballad by Rod Stewart after 1982, you know, when he wasn't even pretending to try anymore.
9. I'm gonna get controversial here: "We Are The World". Smug and with a saccharine aftertaste. "Do They Know It's Christmas?" was infinitely better.
10. The theme to Robin Hood by Bryan Adams.
1. "Mr. Roboto" by Styx.
2. "Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce" by none other than The King, Elvis Presley.
3. "Dur Dur D'etre Bebe" by Jordy the french brat. Classic cringer, I can't believe I haven't seen it mentioned! How quickly we forget.
There you have it. As an antidote, may I suggest playing some Marvin Gaye at full blast.