Most Hated Songs

Jon

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I read the threads asking for a 'lobster' thread. Songs you've heard that you'd rather not hear again.

Here's a few of mine:


I like John Mellencamp as an artist, 'Scarecrow' is a favorite album of mine. This song is overplayed to the max by radio (even Sirius!)


One of those songs that gets played at every Birthday party, wedding, anniversary, bar mitzvah, Hell, even a few funerals if you didn't like the guy!


No explanation necessary!
 
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I refuse to provide a video link to any of mine since I don't want to hear a note of them but here are some of my all time worst songs:

Horse With No Name - America

Name the fucking horse! My roommate/landlord in Kindersley, SK in the summer of 1981 used to sing this song over and over and over and over and over and over again very badly. Now it is fingernails on a chalkboard and a channel changer.

You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Neil Diamond & Barbara Striesand

More fingernails on chalk board.

Endless Love - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

Endless dreck. Yuck.

Roxanne - The Police

Sting sounds like he is imitating some dying cats.
 

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It appears that you've touched on different categories of hate.
- songs hated from the outset
- songs overplayed to the point of loathing.

Also, your list implies that the best hated songs are popular ones. Songs that many people love. I agree.

I hate Mumford and Sons. I hate their music, that frantic guitar strumming, and Marcus's voice going up a step at the end of each phrase. I hate his flinty voice. I hate their neo-colonial clothing.

I hate the decades of 4-bar blues that Bob Dylan clears his throat over, and it sells millions and wins grammys (sorry Hectic).

I've disliked top 40 radio since I was about 9. I do like many top 40 songs, but I hate a good deal of them.

I hate all those Kenny Rogers duets, and basically all of those sappy duets.

I hate most Air Supply songs.

I dislike inoffensive background music, like Found Out About You by Gin Blossoms, and Losing My Religion by R.E.M. (sorry guys).

I hate bad songs they overplay on 1st Wave, like (This is Not a) Love Song by Public Image Ltd.

I dislike most hair bands, to include Def Leppard and Judas Priest.

I love Elton John and Paul McCartney, but they've both put out pathetically sappy songs. Silly Love Songs is aptly named.

I'm sure I'll think of more later.
 
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The Beatles were one that was pounded into my head growing up by other music nerds, that I absolutely HAD to love unconditionally. One of those bands I can appreciate their place in music history, and I like most of their songs, but I grew up hating Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Hey Jude, and others like it. Not to mention telling people you don't absolutely love the Beatles is akin to running over their dog or something. I always liked The Who and The Stones better.
 

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I'll paste what I typed in a different thread once...

Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Swede (ugachaka?!?)
Island Girl - Elton John (instant channel changer every time)
Signs - Five Man Electrical Band (just rubs me the wrong way)
Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy (I don't like any Helen Reddy songs)
Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens / Los Lobos (sorry Ritchie)
Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) - Melanie (it's those high pitched vocals I can't get past, and the yelling)
Dance to the Music - Sly and the Family Stone (I love Sly ... but I've always hated this one. Listening to it is the longest 3 minutes of my life, everytime)
Hippy Hippy Shake - The Swinging Blue Jeans
Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger (I regret all the times in my life I was forced to hear this one)
Mr. Lee - The Bobbettes
What's New Pussycat - Tom Jones (amazing that this song was written by the great Burt Bacharach/Hal David)
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi (overplayed)
Cherry Pie - Warrant (horrible)
Dude Looks like a Lady - Aerosmith (overplayed)
Legs - ZZ Top
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick (annoying)
Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers
One Way or Another - Blondie (I love Blondie, but not this song)
Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day
Under Pressure - Queen/David Bowie (waste of talent, sounds like unfinished lyrics)
Heartbeat, It's a Lovebeat - The Defranco Family
Sweet Nothin's - Brenda Lee
Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road - Loudon Wainwright III
One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx (sick of this one)
Temptation Eyes - The Grassroots
Whatever Gets You Through the Night - John Lennon (sorry John)
Devil with a Blue Dress - Mitch Ryder
Good Morning Starshine - Oliver (glibby gloop glooby?!?)
Take a Letter Maria - R.B. Greaves (it's too repetitive or something)
The Streak - Ray Stevens
The Final Countdown - Europe
Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport - Rolf Harris
Emotional Rescue - Rolling Stones (hate the vocals)
Let's Go All the Way - Sly Fox
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive (the stuttering gets on my last nerve)
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
You Better You Bet - The Who
In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans (I feel like I should like this one, it's a classic, I just don't)
Brand New Key - Melanie
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
Black Betty - Ram Jam
Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
Bread and Butter - The Newbeats
Super Freak - Rick James (overplayed)
The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
 

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Great list, that's a lot of specific hate.

I hate Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders (one of my favorite bands). Howard Stern thinks it's the only song they did.
 
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Some less specific hate:

I hate all Whiney Houston.
I hate most Barbara Streisand.
I hate most c-rap music (and I don't care that some people call some of it hip-hop).
 
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It appears that you've touched on different categories of hate.
- songs hated from the outset
- songs overplayed to the point of loathing.
I should clarify, I had never heard Horse With No Name until my roommate sang it. When I heard the original later, I determined that the song had no redeeming qualities. I have and like all the other tracks of America's Greatest Hits album which shares the Horse name but I elected not to rip that song.
 
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(sorry Hectic)
Why are you apologizing to me? I'm rather indifferent about Bob.
I acknowledge what he's contributed to music, but don't really care one way or another.
(That song, I still love...)
Yellow Submarine
That's the first song I learned to play on the guitar.



The Smiths / Morrisy.......... Hate em all day and all night, all year long.
It's all about Morissy, his whiny voice and attitude.
Like Dylan, I acknowledge that they have contributed a lot to music, but I can't get past Morrisy.
The intro to How Soon is one I'll still play on guitar from time to time, just because it sounds so cool, but I always stop before the lyrics are supposed to start.
 
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The Beatles were one that was pounded into my head growing up by other music nerds, that I absolutely HAD to love unconditionally. One of those bands I can appreciate their place in music history, and I like most of their songs, but I grew up hating Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Hey Jude, and others like it. Not to mention telling people you don't absolutely love the Beatles is akin to running over their dog or something. I always liked The Who and The Stones better.
I hate Yellow Submarine too. Like how stupid. Why would you paint your submarine yellow? The same people who do that don't name their horses.

Only Beatles songs I like (most of the others I am indifferent too):
  • Let It Be
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • Twist and Shout
  • Hey Jude
 

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Wow, I could list several thousand. Here are 20 (alphabetized for your convenience) that I am especially sick of hearing – and if I hear one of these begin when I'm listening to the radio, I immediately change the station:

Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Funky Worm - Ohio Players
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer - Elmo & Patsy
I Melt With You - Modern English
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
Informer - Snow
Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
One Of These Nights - Eagles
Open Arms - Journey
Rump Shaker - Wrecks-N-Effect
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Thong Song - Sisqó
Walk This Way - Aerosmith
 
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Why would you paint your submarine yellow?
At least they picked a color.

Wow, I could list several thousand. Here are 20 (alphabetized for your convenience) that I am especially sick of hearing – and if I hear one of these begin when I'm listening to the radio, I immediately change the station:
There's a few turds on that list, a few that just smell a bit questionable, but there are some that I still really like.
 

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Hell, even a few funerals if you didn't like the guy!
I lol'd. And yes, even though I like the song I avoid it like the plague because every corporate event, every wedding, every sports event, every everything.
Name the fucking horse!
Right?! My mother-in-law hates this song.
Sting sounds like he is imitating some dying cats.
I like this song, but you are absolutely correct. And Eddie Murphy does a good job of pointing that out in 48 Hours.
I hate Mumford and Sons
I'm pretty much on board with you. They had a couple I didn't mind when they first came out. But then it was the same damn song over and over, each time a little worse.
I hate the decades of 4-bar blues that Bob Dylan clears his throat over
Like Joni Mitchell, I like some of the songs but hate the performances of the original artist.
telling people you don't absolutely love the Beatles is akin to running over their dog or something
Right?! I feel that way about Hendrix too. All geniuses and much respect. But I rarely listen to them.
Cherry Pie - Warrant
Effing horrible. Hated it from the first 60 seconds I ever heard of it. And I was a lukewarm/casual Warrant fan at the time ("Down Boys", "Uncle Tom's Cabin")
Under Pressure - Queen/David Bowie (waste of talent, sounds like unfinished lyrics)
Love the song but I totally agree. I wish they'd mopped up the jibberish.
Emotional Rescue - Rolling Stones (hate the vocals)
Amen!
Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
Definitely!
Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
I don't mind it, but yes it's cheesy as hell. My son and I occasionally, and out of nowhere, will start going "booouuuuu ... booooouuuu ... boooouuuu ..."
I hate all Whiney Houston.
My friend's son (who I compete against on the VJ 40) and I use her as the punchline when we play Quiplash. Sometimes every other set of answers will have a Whitney punchline in it, and it usually gets the most votes.
The Smiths / Morrisy.......... Hate em all day and all night, all year long.
And from here to eternity.
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Yep. I change it instantly just because since Glee redid it, I can't get away from it.
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer - Elmo & Patsy
Yup!
 
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69 Boyz "Tootsie Roll"
Duice "Daisy Dukes"


...and pretty much all of that repetitive 'Miami Bass' of the early 90s. Woop there it is, woop there it is, woop there it is, woop there its, woop there it is....

B52s "Rock Lobster"
Nirvana "Lake Of Fire (Unplugged)"


I've covered these already.

Doors "Alabama Song"
Doors "Roadhouse Blues"


Basically can't stand the group at all. There are a few I can stomach (but still dislike).

Grateful Dead "Casey Jones"
Grateful Dead "Truckin"


I get that some people love this sound. And that's fine. But it's the polar opposite of my music tastes.

Henry Hadaway "Chicken Dance"

Ex-girlfriend used to try and get me to go up and dance to this. No effing way. Same with Electric Slide.

Killer Pussy "Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage"

Just owch.

Lil Wayne "A Milli"

There's a lot of 2K garbage rap, but this one takes the cake.

Paul McCartney "Wonderful Christmastime"

It's really just that keyboard that grates on my soul.

Salt N Pepa "Shoop"

"And he's walking this way! Oooo!" *puke*

Spice Girls "Wannabe"

There's a lot of 2K garbage pop, but this one takes the cake.

Stevie Wonder "I Just Called To Say I Love You"

Dictating a calendar? With the word "no" in front of each holiday? Really?

The Band "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"

Don't think I've heard it since the 80s but as I recall, It just drags and drags...

Ting Tings "That's Not My Name"

Every annoying bimbo I've ever heard got wrapped up into one terrifying vocal performance.

Twisted Sister "Leader Of The Pack"

I was huge into their album Stay Hungry. Then this came out and it's been the most disappointing follow-up album I've ever known. With this being the worst song on it.

Ween "Push Th' Little Daisies"

Ok now you're just trying to be an annoying little twit. Beavis & Butthead exposed me to this piece of crap.

I've got more, but these are my "worst of the worst" to get started with.
 

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Why are you apologizing to me? I'm rather indifferent about Bob.
I acknowledge what he's contributed to music, but don't really care one way or another.
I thought you were a fan of his more recent stuff (as apparently many are), but I may have over-assumed. I loved Dylan's music until about 1974.

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
I Melt With You - Modern English
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
I've told my story about Brown Eyed Girl at the Point Sebago resort in Maine.
I wasn't aware Glee did the Journey song. I like the song more now, because of the Sopranos finale.
I Melt With You has been played a million times, but it's still the greatest song to not make top 40.
Dolly Parton's original is a nice lullaby, then Whitney turned it into a fire alarm.
I've made a tradition of listening to SXM's Margaritaville Radio on sunday mornings. They play a lot of different stuff, but also a lot of that.
OTR&R made several people's lists. It is overplayed and cheesy, but Seger earned the right to make a song like that, and it's a nice sentiment.

I hate Yellow Submarine too. Like how stupid. Why would you paint your submarine yellow? The same people who do that don't name their horses.
The same people who'd do anything for love (but won't do that). BTW, the whole yellow submarine thing was just campy fun. You're reading too much into it.
Only Beatles songs I like (most of the others I am indifferent too):
  • Let It Be
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • Twist and Shout
  • Hey Jude
So you don't like
All You Need is Love
Yesterday
The Long and Winding Road
Penny Lane
Eleanor Rigby
Blackbird
Norwegian Wood
Lady Madonna
Something
Strawberry Fields Forever
I Am the Walrus
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
With a Little Help From My Friends
2nd side of Abbey Road (You Never Give Me Your Money through The End)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The Fool on the Hill
Hello, Goodbye
A Day in the Life
Here, There and Everywhere
Good Day Sunshine
Got to Get You Into My Life
We Can Work It Out
Day Tripper
In My Life
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Edit: Hey! I just listed my Beatles favorites (well most of them). Add Revolution and a few more.
 

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So you don't like
All You Need is Love
Yesterday
The Long and Winding Road
Penny Lane
Eleanor Rigby
Blackbird
Norwegian Wood
Lady Madonna
Something
Strawberry Fields Forever
I Am the Walrus
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
With a Little Help From My Friends
2nd side of Abbey Road (You Never Give Me Your Money through The End)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The Fool on the Hill
Hello, Goodbye
A Day in the Life
Here, There and Everywhere
Good Day Sunshine
Got to Get You Into My Life
We Can Work It Out
Day Tripper
In My Life
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Edit: Hey! I just listed my Beatles favorites (well most of them). Add Revolution and a few more.
Please re-read my post. I don't dislike them. I am mostly indifferent to most Beatles music. I own a lot of them since I got a Beatles Greatest Hits CD in the $1 bin once.
 

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More:

Styx - Mr. Roboto and Babe
Elton John - Blue Eyes and Island Girl (already mentioned)
Paul McCartney - Ebony & Ivory, The Girl is Mine
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
Pearl Jam - Last Kiss
Ben Folds Five - Brick

and finally
Almost anything by Paul Westerberg and The Replacements. Many people love them, I don't get it.
 
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