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What Song do You Love to Hate?

hawkeye17

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'We Built this City'

I guess I'm disqualified though: I hope to never hear this dreck again.

From Wikipedia:
"The defunct magazine Blender's ranking of the song as the worst song ever was in conjunction with a VH1 Special of The 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs...Ever.[5] In order to qualify for the distinction, the songs on the list had to be a popular hit at some point, thus disqualifying many songs that would by consensus be considered much worse. Blender editor Craig Marks said of the song, "It purports to be anti-commercial but reeks of '80s corporate-rock commercialism. It's a real reflection of what practically killed rock music in the '80s."

I can't argue with this one....who could?!
 

Jdobson

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Toby Keith- Wanna talk about you, wanna talk about me......... Makes me wanna punch a baby.
 

macula56

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Only one?

All kidding aside, for me it's probably "Free Bird." Sorry, but a) it's been beaten to death and back again; b) it gets exhausting after awhile hearing all those lame calls for "Free Bird" even at shows having not a damn thing to do with southern rock; and, c) time was when any guy dismissing the girl as cavalierly as the singer dismisses his girl in this song would have been faced with a few of her relatives and friends fully prepared to beat the snot out of him without hesitation or apology. It's a classic cad song, and sorry but anyone who'd treat the wom[e]n in his life that way deserves to get the snot beaten out of him without hesitation or apology.

After that, I can think of a few more . . .

"Pride and Joy" (You get so freaking fed up with actual or alleged blues bands in the bars hammering this one to death and making you wonder, even though you bloody well know, whether Stevie Ray Vaughan ever did another thing in his entire career. Which also qualifies to put "Cold Shot" and "The House is Rocking" on such a list . . . )

"Hoochie Coochie Man" (I'm to the point where the only version I can stomach anymore is Muddy Waters's original, if at all, and here, too, you'd almost think Muddy Waters hadn't done a damn thing otherwise in his entire career . . . )

"Stormy Monday" (Reference "Hoochie Coochie Man" and substitute T-Bone Walker or the Allman Brothers Band, though I have to admit I still like the covers done by Lee Michaels and Mountain . . . )

"Crossroads" (Reference "Hoochie Coochie Man" and substitute Robert Johnson . . . )

"Hey Joe" (One more butchering of this one---by lamers who have no clue Jimi Hendrix's version was itself a cover version, and even by those who do know, for that matter---and so help me God I'm liable to wrap the player's guitar neck around his throat and yank . . . )

"Tush" (I still say it's the worst song ever written about trolling for a piece of ass . . .)


indeed sir. indeed.
 

sondich

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'We Built this City'

I guess I'm disqualified though: I hope to never hear this dreck again.

From Wikipedia:
"The defunct magazine Blender's ranking of the song as the worst song ever was in conjunction with a VH1 Special of The 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs...Ever.[5] In order to qualify for the distinction, the songs on the list had to be a popular hit at some point, thus disqualifying many songs that would by consensus be considered much worse. Blender editor Craig Marks said of the song, "It purports to be anti-commercial but reeks of '80s corporate-rock commercialism. It's a real reflection of what practically killed rock music in the '80s."
This song played ad nauseum on the school bus radio when it came out. Even as a clueless 13 year old in 1986, I vividly remember thinking - is this seriously the same group that did White Rabbit? What happened to them?
 

wire-n-wood

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Achy Breaky Heart
Hahahahaha! I used this song to teach someone guitar. I wanted to have two actual songs that you could play by the end of every lesson. I like the idea of making music from the start... not wading through the theory first.

So I start with the A chord and the E chord. So by lesson 1 they can strum Born in the USA and Achy Breaky Heart. (The first is actually a pretty great song for it's thoughtful irony and intelligent working of a two-chord progression... and the second is sh!t. Hahahaha. But it's fun to be able to play something on a first lesson.)
 

TheCount0212

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You hear it, you hate it, but you love how bad it is, and you have to listen to it and hate it one more time.

"Paradise by the Dashboard Light" - Meatloaf
Another One Bites the Dust, Queen.
God I hate that f@#$n' song.
P.S.>>Someone else mentioned Crossroads. Are you high?
 

tapeworm

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Gravity. I hate it but I love it. I can't stop listening to it though. The song is just genius. IMO, of course.
 
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My friend Patrick hates "Black Hole Sun" and rewrote the lyrics;

Black Hole Sun
you're no fun
Now go the hell away

Black hole sun
You're no fun, you're no fun.

I personally like the song.
 

tikabear

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Radar Love, Twilight Zone, anything by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, all Country and Rap. TYVM!
 

pickaguitar

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The Boys Are Back In Town
More Than A Feeling
Tom Sawyer
 
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weshunter

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rock and roll hoochie coo

it's cheesy as hell and i hate it but its so damn fun to play the licks
 
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That horrible Heart song about how the guy has a one night stand and then meets his own son a few years later when he unexpectedly encounters the girl with the kid. UGH!

Then I found out it was written by Mutt Lange or someone like that. Talk about cheese, I could practically see the cheese streaming out of the speakers.
 

Misterbulbous

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If I hate a song, I don't think I can be compelled to listen to it. My hate list is relatively short, but I will nearly pull a ligament reaching for the tuner knob when I hear:

Twilight Zone by Golden Earring
Dirty Laundry by Don Henley
Built this City on Rock and Roll by Jefferson Starship
 

Lost_Cause

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Paradise City - I've heard it way too many times.November Rain
Almost any Bob Segar tune especially from the 70s. I am not sure what it is just not my cup of tea.
almost any Boston song - It seems that the local radio stations have a fixation with Boston and I cannot turn on the radio without hearing one.
 
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