Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ah Cali and the 5 Popular Songs I Hate

So good to be back in SoCal. When I left P-Towne, it was 45 degrees and nasty. I landed in SoCal and it is 75/mostly sunny. Now that is what I'm talking about.


Got an email from Claire early this morning. As I am making plans to sit in the sun and work on my tan, she was only able to stay outside for a couple of hours today. She said:

"I am heading back to the hotel. I stuck it out as long as I could. I am done! It is very rainy and cold. I am going to lay in bed and watch movies. Yuck!"

Not what she was hoping for on her off day.


I started my music posts this week with Songs That Mattered in College and Songs That Mattered Growing I will continue with Songs That I Should Like But Don't:

1. Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood...she has a cool voice and she is very pretty, but I can't change the station fast enough when it comes on.

2. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen...I know, great song, good to sing along to, funny movie...blah, blah, blah...Freddy Mercury could flat out sing, but this song is just too much.

3. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana...MTV said it was the greatest song of all time. I think it is just "great" because dude is dead. The song is overplayed, overhyped, and overliked. Now, Paul Anka does a great cover of it though! No really, he does.

4. Just about anything Toni Braxton does. I don't know why, but she drives me nuts. Unbreak your own dang heart. Here is some glue, I don't want to hear it.

5. Wonderwall - Oasis...When this song came out it was hailed as one of the greatest songs of all time. Hooey. These two brothers should just punch each other in the face and go away.

6. Imagine - John Lennon...I know, it is beloved. I know, it has "great" lyrics. I know, it is John Freak'n Lennon man. Does not matter. Shut up and get a hair cut you hippie.


rs27 said...

Carrie Underwood is so bitter in that song. She'a about to kill someone.

Chill girlfriend.

I'm pretty sure the Galaghers have tried many times to punch each other in the face.


Katelin said...

Haha, I love your note to Toni Braxton. I feel pretty much the same way towards her music.

for a different kind of girl said...

I never realized there was enough to Toni Braxton to raise such unbridled passion in someone. I would venture to guess that, even though you hate the tune, she appreciates you giving her a shout out. Additionally, good call. I can't stand that song, either!

There was a time when I owned all of Nirvana's cds, but it was after Kurt offed himself, and it was more of an ownership that felt forced. Like I was 'supposed' to like them because they were so heralded. I sucked up the costs and got rid of them soon after.

The Charming Hedonist said...

I really really REALLY hate that Carrie Underwood song. It was saucy the first time. Every time after that, it was just bitter and sad.

kpellatiro said...

3 out of 5 aint bad. Wonderwall is just too cool (yes, I'm half gay) and Carrie Underwood?!?! Maybe its the nashville influence - I love this chick (I Ain't In Checotah Anymore, c'mon Bogie!!!).

Laura B. said...

I'm only at 50% agreement with you Bogart.

I agree with your last three...but not your first three.

Tony Braxton's Unbreak My Heart makes me want to run into traffic.

I also can't stand any song by Nickelback. Ugh!!! Immediate channel change.

Bogart in P Towne said...

RS27 - If she messed with my car, the cops are going to be involved. Seriously, that is messed up Chica!

Katelin - I wish more people did.

DKG - I should break the link and make it go to porn or something. That'll show her.

CH - I think we could hang out.

KP - I hope you have all of your teeth by the time you turn 35. I have my doubts.

Laura - Nickleback has one of the "All-Ugly" team starters...dude has pipes, but man he hit every branch on the ugly tree.

Chardsy said...

First of all, welcome back to so cal!

Secondly,I am with you with "Smells like Teen Spirit". I grew up thinking I liked it when in all actuality it makes me want to hurl.

April said...

I am totally enjoying your music lists Bogart. (Hi, I'm April. Nice to meet you.) Anyone who doesn't sing along to islands in the stream is a liar. Can we add Beyonce to your overrated list? Seriously, want to rip my hair out when she starts screaming about how crazy in love she is. And she's a terrible actress. There, I said it. Bring on the haters.