Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
- ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (ALTERNATE TAKE FROM BEATLES ANTHOLOGY 2): "Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup"
- ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE: "There's nothing you can do that can't be done"
- AND I LOVE HER: "Bright are the stars that shine, dark is the sky"
- ANOTHER GIRL: "I ain't no fool but I don't take what I don't want"
- BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN: "How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?"
- BECAUSE: "Because the world is round it turns me on"
- BIRTHDAY: "Yes we're going to a garden party"
- BLACKBIRD: "All your life you were only waiting for this moment to arrive"
- CAN'T BUY ME LOVE: "I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel all right"
- CRY BABY CRY: "You're old enough to know better"
- A DAY IN THE LIFE: "I read the news today, oh boy"
- DON'T PASS ME BY: "I listen for your footsteps coming up the drive"
- ELEANOR RIGBY: "Ah look at all the lonely people"
- FOR NO ONE: "Your day breaks, your mind aches"
- FOR YOU BLUE: "There go the twelve bar blues"
- GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END: "And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make"
- GOOD NIGHT: "Now the sun turns out his light"
- HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN: "She's not a girl who misses much"
- HELLO GOODBYE: "I don't know why you say goodbye I say hello"
- HELP!: "When I was younger so much younger than today"
- HERE COMES THE SUN: "It's been a long cold lonely winter"
- HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE: "Changing my life with a wave of her hand"
- HEY JUDE: "Take a sad song and make it better"
- I'LL BE BACK: "If you break my heart I'll go"
- I'M ONLY SLEEPING: "Please don't wake me now, don't shake me, leave me where I am"
- I'M SO TIRED: "Curse Sir Walter Raleigh he was such a stupid get"
- I AM THE WALRUS: "You should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe"
- I WANT YOU (SHE'S SO HEAVY): "It's driving me mad, it's driving me mad"
- IF I FELL: "Don't hurt my pride like her 'cause I couldn't stand the pain"
- IN MY LIFE: "Some have gone and some remain"
- LET IT BE: "Speaking words of wisdom"
- THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD: "Yeah yeah yeah yeah"
- MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: "Roll up"
- MOTHER NATURE'S SON: "All day long I'm sitting singing songs for everyone"
- NOWHERE MAN: "The world is at your command"
- OH DARLING: "I'll never do you no harm"
- REAL LOVE: "Lonely to be alone"
- ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC: "It's got a back beat you can't lose it"
- RUN FOR YOUR LIFE: "That's the end little girl"
- SAVOY TRUFFLE: "You'll have to have them all pulled out"
- SHE'S LEAVING HOME: "Wednesday morning at five o'clock as the day begins"
- SOMETHING: "You're asking me will my love grow"
- THIS BOY: "He'll regret it someday"
- TWIST AND SHOUT: "Shake it up baby"
- WAIT: "It's been a long time now I'm coming back home"
- WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLE WEEPS: "I look at you all"
- WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS: "What would you think if I sang out of tune"
- YOU KNOW MY NAME (LOOK UP THE NUMBER): "Good evening and welcome to Slagger's"
- YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY: "And in the middle of negotiations you break down"
- YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW: "Let's all get up and dance to a song that was a hit before your mother was born"
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
- TINY DANCER by Elton John. Everyone who knows me knows that basically I love Sir Reg's entire output. But this damn song (made even more popular by that damn movie) is torture. I mean, could the music in the chorus be ANY MORE REPETITIVE? It's the same note's over and over: "hold me closer tiny dancer/count the headlights on the highway/lay me down in sheets of linen..." I mean, what, did Bruce Springsteen write that music, fer chrissakes?!?!?! The words Bernie wrote are good but they deserved better music put to them.
- MOONDANCE by Van Morrison. I like most of his other stuff but here's another song that I find extremely annoying; maybe it's the faux jazz vibe or the endlessly repetitive, circling melody which basically reminds me of a toilet flushing. I just find the melody uninspiring.
- THE JEAN GENIE by David Bowie. While I can't REALLY say I hate thing song, it's certainly the one Bowie song I will always skip over. It's basically a nothing of a song that's carried solely by a (momentarily) catchy guitar riff which quickly loses it's interest about 10 seconds in. Similar to a certain Queen song I will get to momentarily.
- ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST by Queen. Well, here we are, as promised. Another song which is solely a bass line with a non-melody slapped on top of it. It takes more than that to hold my interest in a song.
- RUBY TUESDAY by The Rolling Stones. Never a huge Stones fan but I like most of their stuff (with the obvious exception of their geriatric recent output which nobody in their right mind would like). Hum the chorus. Go ahead. Not much there, right. I only feel vindicated in the fact that Mick Jagger hates the song as well.
- I CAN'T HELP MYSELF (SUGAR PIE, HONEY BUNCH) by The Four Tops. This one probably gets on my last nerve because it's been seriously overplayed for DECADES now. As soon as I hear the beginning notes start, I leap for the skip button. If I never hear this song again, it'll be too soon!
- RAIN ON YOUR PARADE by Duffy. We all know I love Duffy and she won Penguin Awards last year for both album and song of the year. However, this obviously rushed out single is terrible.
- TAXI by Harry Chapin. Arguably his most famous song, the one people ooh and ahh over as some sort of masterpiece. Just because it's long don't make it an epic masterpiece, people. It annoys the living hell outta me.
- MONDAY MONDAY by The Mamas & the Papas. I must be zoning in on something because this song is ALSO not liked by the members of the Mamas & the Papas. They've expressed disappointment that their first number one song was such a bad one.
- THE JOKER by The Steve Miller Band. As soon as ole Steve begins singing this, there's always a big whoop from the audience. There's a big groan from me. It truly baffles me why this became such a monster hit since there's very little going on in it, not much melody to speak of and nothing much to hold my interest for the duration of the song.
- FINGERTIPS PT. 1 by Stevie Wonder. This was the first single that broke Little Stevie Wonder at Motown, the one that got everyone's attention, the one that started all the genius talk. He would later (quite soon) prove he was a genius but not here. It's not a song, folks. There's no song here. It's just Stevie demonstrating his playing ability. It's more like an audition for a band looking for a new member. So he was very young and very talented on many musical instruments. Without a song to go with it, it's just joikin' off.
- PROUD MARY by Tina Turner. Another "show stopper" whenever Tina breaks into it at a concert. I truly HATE this song -- no matter WHO does it. I only assigned it to Tina because I don't like CCR in the first place and it's such an eagerly-anticipated part of Tina Turner's live shows.
Well, that's a pretty good list for now. I'm sure there are others but these are the main ones that popped into my head and plagued me throughout my entire life! As stated before, if there are similar songs which a favourite artist of yours has perpetrated on YOUR ears, let me know in the comments below.