Wednesday, November 26, 2008

And The Worst Song in the World Is...

I was out running today and listening to the Army Man's iPod when the song "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits came on. As I listened, I thought about how much I love that song. And how much the Army Man loves that song. And how I know we must be at least kind of meant for each other by how much we both love that song. The music is just phenomenal. The song ends gloriously. There's nothing bad about the song. NOTHING.

And then I remembered a few weeks back reading a random person's blog in which she professed her extreme hatred for that wonderful song. On and on she went about how awful "Sultans of Swing" is and how there is nothing good about it. I practically tripped right there in the middle of the street, that's how distraught I was at the memory of those hateful words. But I thought, to be fair, there are a couple of songs that I can't STAND that surely some weirdo out there must love. And I'll try not to judge them too harshly if they do love one of the stupidest songs in the world.

So if you're out there, reading, and you happen to like "Bennie and The Jets" by Elton John, or "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding, that's okay. I'm happy that you like those songs. But don't ever play them within 50 feet of me. I can't be held responsible for how I may react.

And to be fair, I do like basically every other Elton John song there is. So I'm not completely oblivious to awesomeness.

8 comments:

Army Man said...

Okay, I thought of the song that I detest but I did not want to say it to your face so I will post it here instead. The Chicken Dance. Gag me. It is not just the song but everything else that goes with it. Should I get a lawyer on retainer?

Patty said...

B, B, Bennie and the Jets, now that is a classic, how could you hate that but overlook "Philadelphia Freedom", just because it is patriotic does not make it a good song!

Jared said...

i happen to like Sultans of Swing. I'm trying to think of my least favorite song. I am sure it is something they play at weddings...

Oh yes, it is "We are Family"

Barf.

Happy Thanksgiving

Kim said...

I like (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay. Should I go hide in a corner somewhere?

Claire said...

"Philadelphia Freedom" and "We Are Family" are both fine with me. Nothing can ever top "Bennie and the Jets"!!

And apparently plenty of people like "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay". I guess it should be me sitting in the corner-with earplugs in.

Army Man said...

I thought up a real one. Claire did not agree with this one, but I cannot stand it. It is the stupidest song and has no point. It is of course Cheap Trick's I Want You to Want Me. Gag.

Julie said...

"Sittin on the dock of the bay" is awesome!!! Just leaving my 2 cents...

jori-o said...

Okay, I was intrigued by the allusion to music...hmmm....worst song...?

At the top has got to be Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana.