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Really LAME songs that just HOOK you?


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Heard this song earlier today. It's quite lame (in terms of lyrics) but really hooks.

 

 

Speaking of lame lyrics, I loved this song when I first heard it. Then one day I stopped to listen to the words, and that was it. I can't STAND this song!

 

 

 

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Oh, not me. This is the kind of song I used to skip when it came up in the rotation. Nearly got fired for doing that kind of thing at a couple of radio stations, but somehow groups like Abba kept making hits without me...

 

Which reminds me, I used to hate this song, now I like it a lot. I still dislike Abba, but I love this song.

 

 

 

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Can't say that one does anything for me, even ignoring the lyrics. But I know what you mean. When "Stayin' Alive" came out, I thought it was pretty fun... the refrain seemed to suggest a tough, street-survivor kind of sensibility. And then I became acquainted with the thoroughly dreadful lyrics. Oh. My. Gosh. Wrecked that one for me. :D

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The Winner Takes It All is probably my fav ABBA song.
:)

I LOVE Stayin Alive!! I don't care about the lyrics, they can go to hell in a plastic bag, but I LOVE that bass line!!!!! It drives my soul.



Yeah, well... ABBA has made a huge career from guilty pleasures. When I saw the ABBA Mamma Mia, I was reminded of just how great those silly songs are. At least on some level; they are great. Cheesygreat.

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Yeah, well... ABBA has made a huge career from guilty pleasures. When I saw the ABBA Mamma Mia, I was reminded of just how great those silly songs are. At least on some level; they are great. Cheesygreat.

 

 

True. When I was a DJ, to me "Dancing Queen" was the ultimate "sell out" kind of shlock, appealing to the widest possible audience, no integrity, pure greedy commercialism, blah-blah-blah.

 

But in the context of the movie I suddenly realized the genius of the song, and how chicks in the 70s might have loved it in the kind of way that they'd want to crank it up on a Saturday night while getting dressed to go out dancing, the way guys my age (or a little older, since I was too young to drive then) might've cranked up "I Get Around" while cruising SoCal on a Saturday night.

 

I still wouldn't listen to "Dancing Queen," but I can appreciate the genius behind it.

 

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I know i am going to regret this but....... I have a fifteen year old daughter and a 13 year old son, so I get alot of new pop and new country........and everytime that Miley Cyrus song, Party In the USA, comes on I find myself singing (very quietly) along with it.







You can ban me now. I would totally understand.

Oh and I grew up on bad hair metal and if you looked in my tape boxes, that's right I said tape boxes, you would all laugh hysterically.

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I know i am going to regret this but....... I have a fifteen year old daughter and a 13 year old son, so I get alot of new pop and new country........and everytime that Miley Cyrus song, Party In the USA, comes on I find myself singing (very quietly) along with it.








You can ban me now. I would totally understand.


Oh and I grew up on bad hair metal and if you looked in my tape boxes, that's right I said tape boxes, you would all laugh hysterically.




My wife and daughter were singing to the radio. I didn't know the song. It hit me I was taken in by the schmaltzy yet moving pop tune. Who is this? This is great!

Miley Cyrus...

Oh. :eek: Now I'm truly a geek

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My wife and daughter were singing to the radio. I didn't know the song. It hit me I was taken in by the schmaltzy yet moving pop tune. Who is this? This is great!


Miley Cyrus...


Oh.
:eek:
Now I'm truly a geek



My house is often awashed with the sounds of Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Usher, etc......

I usually retreat to the basement and a set of headphones.

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My 5 year old son doesn't mind it when I put on old Johnny Cash albums, 'cause he say he likes it since it reminds him of "Thomas the Train" episodes.

 

:)

 

Though, I'm not sure what'll happen as he gets older. I'm sure our tastes will diverge, though it didn't with me and my father completely, he's still more into older folkie and traditional, and I moved into more recent roots influence. Between the two of us, we owned the entire Leonard Cohen discography (including imports and foreign releases) until I moved away and we had to split up the collection.

 

In general I feel, there's nothing wrong with a lame song that hooks you, sometimes a song is just a song and we should appreciate that. It doesn't have to mean more than something catchy. Sometimes it means more (due to associations), sometimes it means less.

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I know i am going to regret this but....... I have a fifteen year old daughter and a 13 year old son, so I get alot of new pop and new country........and everytime that Miley Cyrus song, Party In the USA, comes on I find myself singing (very quietly) along with it.



You mean this one? ;)

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Speaking of crying...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrV1ZUHOzI4

 

Way before my time, but I once had quite a collection of 78 rpm records. This was one of them, and I admit I enjoyed listening to it once in a while, though my favorites were "Poor Butterfly" by the Benny Goodman Sextet, "I'll Be Seeing You," by Bing Crosby, and my Johnny Mercer collection, including "Conversation While Dancing."

 

 

 

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