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Thread #14130   Message #1133364
Posted By: GUEST,Bad Dog
10-Mar-04 - 05:45 PM
Thread Name: What is the worst song you ever heard?
Subject: RE: What is the worst song you ever heard?
I can't believe the thread has gone on for this long without anyone mentioning the collected works of Burt Bacharach! From "Do you know the way to San Jose?" to whatever, they consisted of utterly banal lyrics set to tunes that were, sort of,well, "anti-music."

The metrical structure was usually symmetrical but jarring, and the melodies seemed to conform to some abstract rules about what notes theorietically went together but never, ever, sounded like a real tune.