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Thread #14130   Message #120549
Posted By: Ely
04-Oct-99 - 01:29 PM
Thread Name: What is the worst song you ever heard?
Subject: RE: What is the worst song you ever heard?
Agreed with most of what's been posted (MacArthur Park, It's a Small World, Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town, etc). I tend to have a problem with Christmas songs, especially pop-style ones--I've always hated "Frosty the Snowman" with a passion, and the line in "Jolly Old St Nicholas" about 'as for me, my little brain isn't very bright/bring to me, O Santa Claus, what you think is right' makes me cringe. I'm always irked by songs whose meanings are so obvious you wonder that somebody actually took the effort to turn them into rhyme and verse. Stuff like "Morning Dew" (the one about nuclear fallout, recorded by Bonnie Dobson in the 60's). And, although in general I'm willing to let late-Dylan surrealism go, I've never been able to stand "Farewell, Angelina".