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Thread #14130   Message #120387
Posted By: Rick Fielding
04-Oct-99 - 12:36 AM
Thread Name: What is the worst song you ever heard?
Subject: RE: What is the worst song you ever heard?
God, I've tried to stay out of this. One person's awful song is another's childhood favourite. One of the things I used to do to while away the hours while playing in bars was to ask folks to name their least favourite song and then sing and play it in a totally unrelated style. "The Unicorn" done like Bob Marley, would be an example. Inevitably someone's feelings would be hurt that a whole room of people were making fun of their favourite song, and being the wimp I am I'd feel bad. Gotta say though that in the (very loose) folk vein "Eve of Destruction" is one notch lower than "In the Year 2525" by Zager and Evans. I never sang either of those turkeys but I sure got asked for them a lot. An ethical question of the day (when I was footloose and single) might have been "If an absolutely gorgeous woman asked you to sing "Eve Of Destruction" and then asked you back to her place, would you go?" NO! I got standards!

Hi Seed, I hate to tell you that I go back far enough to remember that it wasn't the Everlys who sang "When", it was the Kalen Twins.