I’m trying to circle in on ten things I want for Christmas, but I’m not there yet. Maybe next week.
This week, you get 10 songs I can’t stand to have stuck in my head, courtesy of Wayfarer and Mr. Chili, who were doing their best to piss me off in the car last week. Don’t bother trying to convince me that these are great songs; I frickin’ hate every last one of them (and no; I’m not linking to any of them; if you want to hear them, go look ‘em up yourself because I don’t need that shit stuck in my head, thankyouverymuch).
1. You KNOW this one would be first. Copacabana, by Barry Manilow.
2. MacArthur Park, in any of its iterations. What the fuck is that song even about, anyway?
3. Tie a Yellow Ribbon by Tony Orlando and Dawn
4. Refugee by Tom Petty. I have a complex relationship with Petty; I like everything he’s done since Wildflowers, but everything before that makes me kinda cringe.
5. I Shot the Sheriff by Eric Clapton.
6. Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen. I figure this is the one that’ll be most heavily protested, but I just don’t like it.
7. Kokomo by the Beach Boys.
8. Easy Lover by Phil Collins. There were a couple of his songs that I just can’t stand, and this is one of ‘em. Funny, there are a number of his songs, especially with Genesis, that I absolutely adore…
9. We Built this City by … who’s responsible for that abomination? Starship, right?
10. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy by Rod Stewart (though Mike Meyers doing it as Stuart Mackenzie in So I Married an Axe Murderer makes me laugh every time)