It suddenly struck me that the beauty of storing all your music on your computer is that you can REMOVE a song if you don't like it so it never appears again in your shuffle or when you are listening to an album. Do I care if the complete collection will be missing a song if I can't stand that song and never plan to listen to it? I just use the skip function. Old school. Epiphany. I should remove these bad songs completely.
So what song was it that made my skin crawl? ELO's Hold on Tight to your Dreams. Oh man. Just saying the title makes me cringe and suddenly I can hear it in my head. Sigh. And as soon as that song hit my senses, my brain started sifting through data and cranking out all the other songs I can think of that I cannot stand. Songs that I really dislike. The kind that make me want to walk out of a room. The kind that I cannot understand how any human being could like them. I do not understand how these songs got made, and sold, and in most cases played over and over and over again on the radio and thus accepted by so many people. How does it happen???
Here is the list that came to my head at one sitting...
- Kokomo - Beach Boys
- Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Ritchie
- Heart of Rock & Roll - Huey Lewis & the News (actually anything by him)
- Any Chicago music from the 80s onward
- She's Got Betty Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
- Rosanna - Toto
- Africa - Toto
- Anything by Phil Collins after he left Genesis
What is on your bad song list? I mean "make you want to run from the room kind of bad."