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April 16, 2010

Songs I hate

Filed under: Lists, Music — chriscroft @ 9:32 am

Here are some songs that I really hate!

  • Chain Reaction by Diana Ross,
  • Uptown Girl by Billy Joel (too high energy)
  • He Ain’t Heavy
  • Unchained Melody (too low energy).
  • Then there’s Lifted by the Lighthouse Family – too many key changes.

from Jim:

Recently listening to Stevie Wonders best of (some fab stuff on there).
Let me nominate

  • “Ebony & Ivory”

Don’t get me wrong – the sentiment is great, but the music is pants.

Stevie & Sir Paul should have been able to produce something better than that

(on the theme of racial harmony, I prefer Michael Jackson’s Black or White, or maybe hot Chocolate’s Emma…)

  • Recently heard “More than words” by Extreme on the radio … 627&sr=1-5

reminded me – how I hate that song!

the only good thing was to think “excellent – must put that on my blog!”

Then there’s Beautiful South:  most of their stuff is annoying – they just don’t get Rock do they?

  • I think Song for Whoever is the most irritating

but perfect 10 is also quite bad – trying to be funny and cool and failing at both
and Rotterdam is also pretty annoying (give me Kirsty McColl any day)

I will admit that 36D is good though – almost as good as the least good song by Prefab Sprout…

  • Eternal Flame by the Bangles. What a dirge!

the very pedestrian and annoying

  • “Ain’t that just the way” by Lutricia McNeal

…down down down

also Move Closer by Phyllis Nelson goes on too long!


  • How about everything by Cliff Richard – except for Devil Woman
  • and everything by Michael Buble except “Home”

And then there’s Bon Jovi – aargh: Even before you start on the poodle permed making-up-for-being-short over pretty pretend hard rock image their music is rubbish :

  • How I loathe “Living on a prayer” with its overdone wah-wah on the guitar, it’s stodgy rock chug (if you want heavy-that’s-not-stodgy try Led Zep’s Achilles Last Stand, or anything by Free or Neil Young)

… and those lyrics – you can’t refer to a Juke Box as a ‘Record Machine’!

Mr Angry of Poole



  1. THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA. And EVERYONE thinks they have to play it.

    Comment by Martin Herrington — April 16, 2010 @ 10:03 am

  2. Hey Martin, I thought you’d like this one! I bet you can come up with at least ten songs you loathe…!

    Comment by chriscroft — April 16, 2010 @ 10:20 am

  3. I guess that’s the thing about music – some songs will bug you and yet in the right moment they can be the perfect sentiment.

    Chain reaction & uptown girl can be great for runs….

    I used to think Angels (by that bloke) was really naff… then I heard the cover by the Baseballs (Rockabilly version) and suddenly it’s the song it should be (IMO!)

    Personally I can’t stand anything old classical.. way too many twiddly quiet bits. Oh, and Opera. If you can’t say the words, just warble it a few octaves higher and everyone with a bow tie will nod sagely.

    But that’s just my (uneducated) opinion!

    Comment by david — April 20, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

  4. OK, apart from the bloody Girl From Ipanema…
    — “Rock Lobster” by The B52s
    — “Born In The USA” by Bruce Springsteen
    — “I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams
    — “Three Times A Lady” by The Commodores
    — “Bicycle Race” by Queen
    — ‘We Built This City On Rock’n’Roll” by Starship
    — “Simply The Best” by Tina Turner
    I have left out horrible cover versions of otherwise unexceptionable songs, terrible remixes and the category “anything by…” (though it’s hard not to include “anything by Craig David”.

    Comment by Martin Herrington — April 26, 2010 @ 1:30 am

    • Brilliant list Martin, as expected. Especially starship – masterstroke! Agree that covers don’t count, though can I have just one – Mariah Carey ruining Without You…?

      Comment by chriscroft — April 26, 2010 @ 10:44 pm

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