Worst songs you've ever heard?

luka

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It's what daytime telly would sound like if it could start singing to you from its studio sofa. The same fake cosiness and domesticity.
 

luka

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It makes hairy chested red blooded men like me and Craner feel panicked and claustrophobic
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
That's interesting - I can hear that. The daytime TV thing.

"The song is named after the drive from Roker Pier, Sunderland to Ocean Road South Shields."
 

luka

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When bill withers died I was going to make a thread on the easy listening sublime. But I couldn't be bothered in the end. It's a razors edge between sweet musical morphine and the lighthouse family
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
I think it must be an age thing - I'm not really a fan of the song but to me its associated with being a little kid. It's a semi-comical reminder of that time. Whereas if I had been five years older I'd probably have despised it.

And the offensive thing particularly as you say comes from the cultural context. The blandifying of culture. I can imagine stuff like this and Toploader and Fatboy Slim went arm and arm with Blairism.
 

woops

is not like other people
what makes a bad song? it's hard to pinpoint anything musical, as any sonic effect, with the possible exception of the children's choir, can be joyful or terrible. even datedness is not enough, as i see little difference between the worst angsty excesses of the nu-metal stuff mr. tea enjoys and pre-millennial tension.

what makes a really terrible record is the phantom listener it conjures up who actually enjoys listening to simplistic crap, someone with facile emotional needs who is easily satisfied by the least effort - who exists in the mind of the people making the tune or is even created by them - and worst of all, the horror of identifying oneself with this phantom merely by listening.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
God, I hate this song. Someone just reminded me of it and now I'm listening again, getting angrier and angrier.

😂

 
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