Saturday, March 01, 2008

Turn It Off, Please!

The other day I was stopped at a red light and the car next to me was blasting music. The driver was singing full voice as if she were auditioning for American Idol.

And the song she was singing? “Walk Like An Egyptian,” which happens to be one the songs that truly makes my skin crawl. I thought it was a stupid song in the 80s and twenty years later I still think it sucks. I couldn’t wait for the light to turn green.

This got me thinking about the songs I truly detest.

Previously I’ve written about what I have in my CD shuffle, but now I present a list of songs that will never ever be downloaded onto my iPod:

“Walk Like An Egyptian” – Cleopatra is turning over in her grave over this disaster.
“Money For Nothing” – The nadir of Dire Straits.
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – Someone needs to shoot Bobby McFerrin over this one.
“Invisible Touch” – Painful pop like this defined Genesis after Peter Gabriel split.
“Abracadabra” – Sounds like fingers on a chalkboard. Please stop!
“Hold On” – Wilson Phillips should’ve let this one go and learned from their mistake. Unfortunately they didn’t.
“Muscles” – Pathetic dreck from Diana Ross. Couldn’t she flex her muscles for some better songs? Oh wait, didn’t Michael Jackson write this? Enough said.
“Dancing On The Ceiling” and “Say You Say Me” – Lionel, what happened? You had so much potential with The Commodores. Stupid lyrics.

I’m sure there are other songs I could add to the list, but these are ones that stand out right now.

Sadly there’s no escaping these songs. From radio to elevator music to car stereos at red lights these songs continue to invade our hearing.

Sound pollution.


Owen said...

Sorry - haven't transferred email addresses from my old laptop to my new one - but I'll send you the 'Performance' Buffy tracks! Psychedelic maaaaan!

Owen said...

Buffy was great tonight! More to follow!

Michael said...

Can't wait to hear.... Did you get to meet with her?