Why would anyone write a post about 50 great and terrible songs? Because it’s my duty to recognize songs that are worthy and bring them to your attention. And it’s fun to bug the heck out of someone with a truly awful earworm that will rattle around inside their head for the next two weeks. But the real reason to do it is to see if you agree with me, or if you think, hey, that song isn’t great or that one isn’t awful. In fact, I HATE the song that you love, and I LIKE that song you subject to ridicule. Yes, we can disagree and maybe even do so respectfully. And it’s better than me posting about 50 good and terrible smells (which I would do if I could figure out how to get each of you a scratch and sniff card).
Now, to do fifty songs of each variety is a fair amount of work. They all deserve comment on why they are loved or despised. For the truly great and remarkably awful, I’m going to link in the youtube version of the song so that you can go, oh yeah, that song turns cloudy days into sunshine, or that song is worse than my dog’s breath after he has been out eating his own turds in the backyard.
This is going to take a while, so I’m going to do this in as many parts as necessary. In order to kick this off, I’m going to start with the first five comparisons. The themes for the songs selected generally come from the awful song. Got it? Good, I’m glad someone does. If you are ready, take some deep breaths, keep those eyes on the horizon, and off we sail.
2. Good Animal Song:When Doves Cry, Prince
Awful Animal Song: Muskrat Love, America (redone – why?!? - by the Captainand Tennille).
Comment: Have you ever read the lyrics to Muskrat Love? Here’s a link – careful, don’t hit this link if you’ve just had a heavy meal as it’s the musical equivalent of “just one thin mint.”
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My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.