"Classic" songs...

that you hate

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18/03/2013 at 09:42
Screamapillar wrote (see)

There aren't any that spring to mind but I do have a pathological hatred of cover versions -  except for "Hurt by Johnny Cash which was better than the original.

 

Too true. Very rarely will a cover get anywhere near the glory of the original. Hurt must be one of the exceptions and it also has one of the most memorable music videos I can think of as well.

In terms of bad "classics" "My Heart Will Go On" is top of my list. It does indeed "go on" and on and on for almost ten minutes. It's just my musical hell. Weird Celtic flutes or whatever at the begining. I'n not a fan of anything by Celine Dion. Mainly because I'm not a menopausal Woman.

 

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
19/03/2013 at 16:20

The description "classics" brings to my mind all the horrible middle-of-the-road stuff by Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis and their ilk, Never could stand any of that lot. Don't like Michael Buble either, he's got a good voice but chooses to go down the Sinatra road too. Yuck! Waste of talent.

I hate any so-called singers who can't. Whenever that awful "One Day baby we'll be old" comes on the radio I turn it straight off. That so-called voice is so appalling you can't even tell if it's male or female. I keep thinking it has to be someone's idea of a joke - like Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe through the Tulips" back in the 70s or whenever it was. The trouble is - the frog croaking it is making money! I'm going terribly wrong somewhere.

19/03/2013 at 16:23
Demon Barber wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

There aren't any that spring to mind but I do have a pathological hatred of cover versions -  except for "Hurt by Johnny Cash which was better than the original.

 

Too true. Very rarely will a cover get anywhere near the glory of the original. Hurt must be one of the exceptions and it also has one of the most memorable music videos I can think of as well.

 

This has fallen off my iPod actually - must get it put back on. (Honestly, iTunes version 11.4 = crap!)

gingerfurball    pirate
19/03/2013 at 22:16
Skyfawwww appleww crumblewwww

Adele is crap. Fact.
19/03/2013 at 22:48

coldplay...any of them

19/03/2013 at 22:52

Adele is a mediocre songwriter but she's pretty good at interpreting other people's songs, not my kind of thing though. Queen was always dull Dads music, I don't know how/why younger people started listening to them. If anyone considers Phil Collins to be a purveyor of classic rock then I'll add him to the list of artists I can't stand, The Police always creeped me out, as for McCartney no hell is deep enough.

Dustin - I never understood the appeal of Tom Jones either until I saw him live (Glastonbury 92) he owned the stage, the man had enough charisma to fill the whole of Somerset. As an indie loving teen it was quite disturbing to admit my favourite act was TJ...maybe I had sunstroke.

K80
19/03/2013 at 23:12
What Wilkie said + Hotel California.
20/03/2013 at 08:20

I never rated Tom Jones until I watched a documentary about his life and realised there was a bit more to him than "Delilah" and "What's New Pussycat?".

And, like him or not, he does have a very distinctive voice and certainly knows how to reinvent himself.

I do still think the nose job was a bad idea 

Edited: 20/03/2013 at 08:21
20/03/2013 at 09:51

McCartney was a total legend as part of the Beatles but most of his solo stuff is pretty awful.

"Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time" is one of the most annoying tunes that I can possibly think of but thankfully only turns up between December and early January.

I wouldn't say they have written any "classics" yet but why do people like Mumford & Sons? The name sounds a bit like a family Butchers and I'm not sure what genre the music fits into? best described as "Medievel Farm Music"?

20/03/2013 at 10:14

Vellooo - I was there too, Glasters 1992...(I think?)  The levellers, Carter, the Shamen and if I' have my years right a super sunday with Dodgy, Teenage fan club and Blur.
Given they played every year and every gig I'm sure the Frank and Walters were there too. Oh and Flowered Up (probably) 


20/03/2013 at 11:06
Demon Barber wrote (see)

McCartney was a total legend as part of the Beatles but most of his solo stuff is pretty awful.

"Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time" is one of the most annoying tunes that I can possibly think of but thankfully only turns up between December and early January.

 

 

Oh dear God! I had an ex who really liked that - one of the reasons why he's an ex. 

 

 

Demon Barber wrote (see)

I wouldn't say they have written any "classics" yet but why do people like Mumford & Sons? The name sounds a bit like a family Butchers and I'm not sure what genre the music fits into? best described as "Medievel Farm Music"?

 

 

Yes - it's barn dance music. Cider and pies and a good old punch-up at the end of the night  

20/03/2013 at 11:19

or elbow   , dear God , why....

20/03/2013 at 12:07

I'm with Mathschick - I've only got to hear the first bar or so of 'Come on Eileen' before I fly into a rage.

I hate 'I Will Survive' and that awful Whitney Houston song too, but not as much as that horrible, horrible, horrible 'Come on Eileen'.

Edited: 20/03/2013 at 12:09
seren nos yn canu    pirate
20/03/2013 at 14:22

I love come on eileeen..it is one of those songs that transports you straight back to a time and place in history.........

Crash Hamster    pirate
20/03/2013 at 14:53

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc292/boomboom_mancini/eileen.jpg

 

I'm probably in so much trouble...

 


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