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Postby neo-dragon » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:19 pm

...Or that just don't make sense. I've got two example off the top of my head.

Song: Cupid's Chokehold
Artist: Gym Class Heroes
...And we can be on the phone for three hours
Not sayin' one word
That's supposed to be romantic, I guess, but really it's stupid. Quietly enjoying someone's company without the need to fill the silence is great. Doing it over the phone is stupid. What are telephones for again?


Song: Sexy B*tch
Artist: David Guetta, featuring Akon
I'm tryna find the words to describe this girl without being disrespectful

(chorus)
Dam girl
Dam you'se a sexy b*tch
A sexy b*tch
Dam you'se a sexy b*tch
Dam girl
Mission accomplished. Not the least bit disrespectful.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:31 pm

I know I have plenty of songs, but I can't think of them at this moment. Dangit.

Meanwhile, I literally LOLed. Gold star, Jason.
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Postby neo-dragon » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:59 am

How could I forget the worst offender ever?

Song: Ironic
Artist: Alanis Morissette
(whole song)
Um... Yeah...
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Postby Jayelle » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:54 am

I hate, HATE HATE the song "Do They Know it's Christmas?" by Band-Aid. I'm glad the season is over so I don't have to hear it anymore. It was written/recorded to raise money for famines in Ethiopia in the 80's.

It's not just bad, it's completely offensive. First of all, Africa is not just one big entity that's all the same. In fact, it's bigger than we think it is.

On to the lyrics!

And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging
chimes of doom
Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you
And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime
Well, first off, there are mountains in Africa, so there will be snow someplace on the WHOLE CONTINENT. Secondly, what does snow have to do with Christmas? There won't be snow in Brazil or Australia or Bethlehem.
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life
(Oooh) Where nothing ever grows
No rain nor rivers flow
No rivers, eh? Yeah, cause the NILE isn't in Africa or anything.
Also, more things grow in Africa then in Winnipeg in winter.
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?
Yeah, they do. Or more accurately, the Christians do. The Muslims may or may not know but certainly don't care.
Let them know it's Christmastime again
Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmastime again
Once again, the Christians in Africa know it's Christmas and probably celebrate it better then many of us, since they don't have the crass commercialism that has come with it in this part of the world.
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:49 am

Jay Sean - Down (Note: I totally had to look up who sings this song)
Baby are you down down down down down,
Downnnnnnn, downnnnnnn,
Even if the sky is falling down,
Downnnnn, downnnnn
Four lines of song and ten downs. Are you fucking kidding me?

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:09 am

That's even more than Bruce Springsteen. Man.
I'm sick and tired of you setting me up
Setting me up just to knock-a knock-a knock-a me down, down, down
I'm goin down, down, down
I'm goin' down, down down
Bruce only managed nine "down"s.
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Postby Mich » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:29 pm

Got one. Now, I love Owl City (like the rest of America, apparently), and Fireflies is a great, catchy song that I find myself singing all the time. But look at the following lyric:
It's hard to say that I'd rather
Stay awake when I'm asleep
'cause everything is never as it seems
(When I fall asleep)
He rhymes "asleep" with "asleep." It works perfectly well in the first refrain, where he doesn't rhyme "when I'm asleep" with anything and "as it seems" is just the end of the phrase. But when "I fall asleep" is in there it sounds like he's trying to rhyme line B with line D, and that. Does not. Make sense.

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Postby starlooker » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:42 pm

Jan -- I have hated that song for years. For the exact same reasons you articulated. Thank you.
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Postby Wil » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:51 pm

I have an irrational hatred of this song right here:
I'm not gonna write you a love song
Cause you ask for it
Cause you need one

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Postby neo-dragon » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:50 pm

Song: You're so Vain
Artist: Carly Simon
You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? Don't you?
Guess what, it is!
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Postby jotabe » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:14 pm

What about the song that goes from annoying to downright creepy?
Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take, I'll be watching you
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay, I'll be watching you
Oh can't you see you belong to me?
I mean, seriously...
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Postby neo-dragon » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:24 pm

Oh, you want creepy? I've got creepy.

Song: Invisible
Artist: Clay Aiken
If I was invisible
Then I could just watch you in your room
If I was invincible
I'd make you mine tonight
WTF! :shock:

It's solely because of the fact that Clay Aiken is about as threatening as Bambi that everyone treats this like a sweet love song. Every time I hear it I'm reminded of the rape scene from the movie "Hollow Man".
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Postby jotabe » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:27 pm

O_o

Lol actually i was thinking about that movie when reading those lines of the lyrics XD
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Postby Jayelle » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:35 pm

What about the song that goes from annoying to downright creepy?
Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take, I'll be watching you
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay, I'll be watching you
Oh can't you see you belong to me?
I mean, seriously...
Not that it'll make you like it any better, but that song is supposed to be about a stalker, not about romance. :)
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Postby jotabe » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:01 pm

well, yeah :D but not about any staker, but about Sting himself. And invariably you can find that song played in romantic situations XD like valentine's days lol.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:22 pm

I thought he said somewhere that it was about his ex-wife...
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Postby Jayelle » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:26 pm

From our lord and master wikipedia:
I woke up in the middle of the night with that line in my head, sat down at the piano and had written it in half an hour. The tune itself is generic, an aggregate of hundreds of others, but the words are interesting. It sounds like a comforting love song. I didn't realise at the time how sinister it is. I think I was thinking of Big Brother, surveillance and control.
—Sting[3]
Sting later said he was disconcerted by how many people think the song is more positive than it is. He insists it's about unrequited love (the song was written at the time he and his then wife divorced), about the obsession with the lost lover, the jealousy and surveillance that followed. "One couple told me 'Oh we love that song; it was the main song played at our wedding!' I thought, 'Well, good luck.'"[cite this quote] When asked why he appears angry in the music video Sting told BBC Radio 2, "I think the song is very, very sinister and ugly and people have misinterpreted it as being a gentle, little love song."[4]
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:06 pm

Imma let you finish, but Kanye has some of the most annoying lyrics of all time...
Don’t try to treat me like I ain't famous
My apologies, are you into astrology
Cause I’m tryin to make it to Uranus.
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Postby Luet » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:10 pm

Are those seriously his lyrics? Wow, just wow.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:22 pm

Are those seriously his lyrics? Wow, just wow.
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Postby jotabe » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:54 am

I find thoroughly annoying the jokes about Uranus, period... why does the poor planet deserve that treatment when both Saturnus and Neptunus get properly anglicized?
At least, they could try to enforce a different pronounciation, like "ooranoos", or even "ooranjoos", or something like that >.> lol
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Postby Mich » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:43 pm

I find thoroughly annoying the jokes about Uranus, period... why does the poor planet deserve that treatment when both Saturnus and Neptunus get properly anglicized?
At least, they could try to enforce a different pronounciation, like "ooranoos", or even "ooranjoos", or something like that >.> lol
Because then it would be "Uran." Say it out loud. Now have a dirty, childish mind.

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Postby Jayelle » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:59 pm

I was going to say the same thing. I've heard people pronounce it "Urine-us", but that's almost as bad.

Obligatory Futurama quote:
Professor: "I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all."
Fry: "Oh. What's it called now?"
Professor: "Urectum.
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Postby Crazy Tom: C Toon » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:39 pm

U know what is a really annoying song that was overplayed for about a year? Stacy's Mom. Wow. how sick and disgusting and repetitive can you get?
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Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:53 pm

Crap, I had that song in my head earlier.
Stacey's mom has got it goin' on
She's all that I need and I've waited for so long

Stacey can't you see
You're just not the one for me?

I know it might seem wrong,
but I'm in love with Stacey's mom.
Perverted at all?

And all the Owl City songs are nonsense. But on that, they're all fun nonsense.
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Postby jotabe » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:26 pm

Oh, come on :D Stacy's mom is a cute and funny song!
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Postby Jeesh_girl15 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:15 pm

It does have a good tune and all. But people are still weird and think that perverted stuff is humorous. It is one of the many flaws of people.
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Postby neo-dragon » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:54 pm

What's so perverted about it?
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Postby Petra456 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:56 pm

Ok, I had to look up the name and who sings this song. I absolutely hate when i'm in a car with someone else and this song comes one (or pretty much any song like this one).

Song: Cyclone
Artist: Baby Bash.

Lyrics:
Now look at that pepper on the back of that bumper
She ain't even playing when she's working that rumper
And oh, you ain't know she get lower then a muffler
Even with her girlfriends show stopping with a hustler
Oh my god, the chorus makes me want to rip my ears off.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:06 pm

I present to you LFO's Summer Girls.
Hip Hop Marmalade spic And span,
Met you one summer and it all began
You're the best girl that I ever did see,
The great Larry Bird Jersey 33
When you take a sip you buzz like a hornet
Billy Shakespeare wrote a whole bunch of sonnets
Call me Willy Whistle cause I can't speak baby
Something in your eyes went and drove me crazy
It came out when I was in high school -I want to say 10th grade- so 1998ish. Even though it annoys me, it's an endearing annoyance.
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Postby Mich » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:42 pm

I present to you LFO's Summer Girls.
LFO are the worst for this. Girl on TV was only slightly more logical, and at least Life is Good didn't have random facts thrown in to make a good rhyme, but Summer Girls drives me crazy.
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:01 pm

The thing is that Chinese food really does make me sick, so Summer Girls really spoke to me.

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Postby Mich » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:00 pm

But seriously, did New Kids on the Block really have a bunch of hits? Maybe one or two, but surely not a bunch.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:41 pm

They had fourteen Top 100 hits, nine of which hit Top 10 in a three-year span. For comparison, here are the numbers of Beatles' Top 10 hits over three-year spans (1964 & 1965 were their biggest years by far).

1962-1964: 11.
1963-1965: 15.
1964-1966: 16.
1965-1967: 13.
1966-1968: 9.
1967-1969: 10.
1968-1970: 8.

And here's Elvis' Top 10 hits by three-year span:

1956-1958: 16.
1957-1959: 13.
1958-1960: 12.
1959-1961: 11.
1960-1962: 11.
1961-1963: 10.
1962-1964: 6.
1963-1965: 4.
1964-1966: 3
1965-1967: 2.
1966-1968: 1.
1967-1969: 3.
1968-1970: 4.
1969-1971: 4.
1970-1972: 1.

I'd say 9 hits in three years is pretty respectable. I'd even call it a "bunch." ;)
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Postby Sonikku13 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:43 pm

They had fourteen Top 100 hits, nine of which hit Top 10 in a three-year span. For comparison, here are the numbers of Beatles' Top 10 hits over three-year spans (1964 & 1965 were their biggest years by far).

1962-1964: 11.
1963-1965: 15.
1964-1966: 16.
1965-1967: 13.
19966-1968: 9.
1967-1969: 10.
1968-1970: 8.

And here's Elvis' Top 10 hits by three-year span:

1956-1958: 16.
1957-1959: 13.
1958-1960: 12.
1959-1961: 11.
1960-1962: 11.
1961-1963: 10.
1962-1964: 6.
1963-1965: 4.
1964-1966: 3
1965-1967: 2.
1966-1968: 1.
1967-1969: 3.
1968-1970: 4.
1969-1971: 4.
1970-1972: 1.

I'd say 9 hits in three years is pretty respectable. I'd even call it a "bunch." ;)
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