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TooSoon

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Best worst songs ever (revived from ywbb)
« on: April 09, 2015, 10:32:59 PM »
I'm not sure this was ever an official topic or if some other post lead into an impromptu and  hilarious series of posts of songs we can't help but love no matter how "wrong" they might otherwise be.  I was talking tonight to a dear friend who did not migrate over from ywbb and we had some laughs over those posts so it seemed worth a shot at a revival. 

So here is mine (it is also my signature karaoke song...ouch), with a little well deserved snark from the Red Hot Chili Peppers (they do it pretty good justice compared to the Looking Glass...). I, actually, not knowing what to post on Scott's Facebook page on the one year anniversary, posted this.  It made me laugh out loud on a day I wanted to do nothing but curl up and cry.

We must all have these idiosyncratic sorts of relationships with songs.  I'd love to know yours! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhXRGrml4qM





« Last Edit: April 09, 2015, 10:52:37 PM by TooSoon »

tableforone

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 10:40:03 AM »
TS, I saw this last night and started thinking about all my best worst songs. Coincidentally when I went to youtube to find a video of Gloria Gaynor's, I Will Survive, many of my others were suggested for me...Village People/YMCA, Play that Funky Music and my go to girl, Cher.

But I Will Survive is my song. Ever since I first heard it. Once at a very odd birthday party in a Catholic church rectory, I serenaded the whole party with this. My sweet husband just sat smiling and watching. I so amused him. Having a frustrated stand up comic for a wife is not always easy. Now I suppose the widowhood adds extra meaning to the lyrics. 

And, by the way, that trip to youtube kept me up for hours. So many videos of the Blues Brothers...but that isn't really worst music? Don't anyone hate on my Blues Brothers!

swilson

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Re: Best worst songs ever (revived from ywbb)
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 10:53:04 AM »
Apologies in advance, I'll confess to buying some dumb crap off eBay  :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKtlK7sn0JQ
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TooSoon

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 12:48:54 PM »
swilson, that is hilarious!  My husband bought a ventriloquist dummy from the 70s named "Lester" on ebay.  It was one of precious few of his possessions about which I had no doubt was being kept.  It was worth every penny!

rooshy

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Re: Best worst songs ever (revived from ywbb)
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015, 07:58:43 PM »
TooSoon,

The RHCP cannot make a bad song (or cover song).  Thanks for sharing this!


Have you heard of the duo 2Cellos?  They did a great cello cover of AC/DC's Thunderstruck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT3SBzmDxGk
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TooSoon

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015, 08:15:39 PM »
No way.  That rules.  Not to mention that they're both super hot, tights and all. 

Here's another.  Evidently, I sang this 24/7 from age 3-4.....it still holds a very special best bad song place in my heart.  "Rock on with your Bad Self."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dndAXxqJbc0

Carey

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Re: Best worst songs ever (revived from ywbb)
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2015, 07:37:49 AM »
When I was a kid, the first lyrics I learned were "rhinestone cowboy" and I rarely hear it now obviously but it still makes me sing the "bomp bomp" part lol.  Oh and my standby have to get up and dance song will forever be Abba's Dancing Queen no matter how old or corny.
I can't look at the stars they make me wonder where you are. 
Stars.... up on heaven's boulevard
And if I know you at all
I know you've gone too far
 So I .... I can't look at the stars --Grace Potter

Mel4072

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2015, 04:53:25 AM »
I love Dancing Queen! I was dancing to it in a store the other day! My daughter about died from embarrassment!

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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2015, 02:12:42 AM »
rooshy, that was awesome!  Thanks for sharing!

And Carey, I was a teen and we danced to this when we lived in Germany!  So I'd like to know where you got the notion!  :)

Here's a song I loved when I was 13 - his was one of my first albums. 

https://youtu.be/t9SSyMN75wY
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Re: Best worst songs ever (revived from ywbb)
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2015, 03:18:56 PM »
rock the boat ... don't rock the boat baby ... lol got me dancing in my office chair. I had LONG forgotten that one.
I can't look at the stars they make me wonder where you are. 
Stars.... up on heaven's boulevard
And if I know you at all
I know you've gone too far
 So I .... I can't look at the stars --Grace Potter

rooshy

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Re: Best worst songs ever (revived from ywbb)
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2015, 02:33:26 PM »
I'm so glad that everyone here likes 2Cellos.  They also do a cover of Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and that reminds of when I was watching another Nirvana video and my oldest son (11 at the time, 13 now) just turned his nose up from it.  Nirvana was huge when I was his age!  I guess they haven't learned to appreciate good music yet.  :D

Here's 2Cellos' version of Smells Like Teen Spirit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS826PwLHdQ

Enjoy!!
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