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Thread #125742   Message #2787705
Posted By: Genie
13-Dec-09 - 08:04 PM
Thread Name: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
I agree that Que Sera Sera offers totally useless advice!

And that "Having My Baby" is probably the most insipid (not to mention male chauvinistically egocentric) song ever written - with "Honey" being close to the schmaltziest ever.

"MacArthur Park" may be the most ridiculously melodramatic OTT song ever!

And the attitude expressed in "Wives and Lovers" (the actual title of that "Hey Little Girl" song) makes me cringe!

But "wimpy" is not the word I would use for these songs. I save that term for the blandest of melodies (and delivery) combined with bland, platitudinous lyrics (e.g, songs that basically say things like "Let's be nice.")