Here's a fun one: what are some seriously overrated songs? I really agree with a lot of choices on this list (thanks to Fark for the link). Mind you, I might just be tired of hearing "American Pie" and "Light My Fire" over and over and over again, but then again I hear "Won't Get Fooled Again" plenty of times on Rock 101 (YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH - HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!) and I'm not so tired if it. But just the other day, I was thinking, you know what, I wouldn't mind if I didn't hear "Hey Ya" again for a year or three. And the fact that "Wonderwall" made me start playing guitar is a source of real shame for me. Their inclusion of "Bohemian Rhapsody" is one I have to disagree with, though.
It got me thinking: what are some songs that I just don't get? Songs that everyone loves but me, or were huge hits that I hated. I'm sure plenty more will occur to me later, but here are a few just off the top of my head:
The Beatles - Something
Is it pretty? Sure, whatever.
U2 - Beautiful Day
Come on, this was so boring. Pablum in music form.
The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night
Honestly, if you had to pick one rollicking Kinks song for a road trip, who among us would pick this over "You Really Got Me"? They fill exactly the same purpose.
Coldplay - The Scientist
Now... don't... get... me... wrong. I... like... that... album... a... lot. But... sometimes... it... can... be... a... little... zzzzzzzzzzzz
Kasabian - Club Foot
"You wanna take control of me | You're messing with the enemy". That's not really a great lyric, and it doesn't really get much better from there. Other songs that sound cool at first but don't hold up to subsequent listens include The Bravery's "Honest Mistake" and Louis XIV's "Finding Out True Love is Blind", but I'm not really sure those have been overrated, since it seems most people realize this.
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Like "Beautiful Day", only a power ballad.
Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side
One cool bass lick, some mumbled vocals and some ham-fisted lyrics. No dice.
The Velvet Underground - Heroin
Supposedly meant to mimic the feeling of a hit, which apparently consists of sitting there waiting for something interesting to happen.
Radiohead - Karma Police
For my money one of the most unremarkable songs on the whole album, and yet it was a huge hit.
Tenacious D - My Biznitch is the Shiznit
It's no "Wonderboy". It's not even a "Tribute". As far as I can tell most people only like it because of its admittedly awesome title.
Matthew Good Band - that song that was off the album that came before the one that had Apparitions on it, I don't remember
The pride of Coquitlam. Hooray.
The Verve - Sonnet
Since this was essentially a less eloquent "The Drugs Don't Work", I don't see what business it had being a #1 hit.
The Asbestos Concern - Rocky and Bullwinkle
I really don't see what you all see in this song.
How about you? What are some songs you just don't get?
Current Music: The Doors - Touch Me