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Four Songs I Hate

Four Songs I Hate

I like sharing music I am enjoying with others, whether it’s via this blog, my Facebook page or Twitter feed, or in person. And I like to find out what other people are listening to and enjoying. The latter is how I learned about Said the Whale’s Loveless (which I shared here on Friday), along with Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive (the most recent addition to my running playlist), and the newest album from the revamped Audio Adrenaline. Photo Credit: Paul Hussey ©2011 (Flickr via Creative Commons)

And I, like you, also have certain songs I hate. Here are four songs I will do all in my power to avoid listening to:

  1. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You by Heart: Basically this is a story of a woman who decides to have a one night stand in order to get pregnant as the man she loves cannot give her children. Or something. Either way, it does not seem to have been a well thought out plan as I can’t imagine her “true love” to have been okay with how she handled things.
  2. Son of a Preacher Man by Jann Arden: I dislike this song no matter who sings it, but there is something about Canadian content laws for radio stations which dictates Ms. Arden’s version is the one I will hear. Even before I took a closer look at the lyrics, something about this song always set my nerves on edge.
  3. Tainted Love by Soft Cell: Some people may find it a catchy melody of sorts with its techno hooks, but I never enjoyed the melodrama behind it all.  Plus, the original video for it is really creepy.
  4. Curiosity by Carly Rae Jepsen: If you must, you may think less of me because I enjoyed Jepsen’s popular summer tune Call Me Maybe. I’m okay with it. However, it seems the dude with the ripped jeans lost or tossed Jepsen’s phone number because now she is basically stalking him. Or maybe I’m reading too much into Curiosity’s lyrics and she is simply obsessed with him in a completely non-threatening way. Either way, it took only one listen for me to know I don’t want to listen to this song ever again.

(Dis)Honourable Mention – Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) by Chris Tomlin: Released in 2006 as a part of Tomlin’s “See the Morning” CD, this reworking of the classic hymn Amazing Grace was quickly picked up by Christian radio stations and church music teams alike. My local Christian radio station was so fond of it they played it on an almost hourly basis. And I’m not exaggerating by much when I say that. It was only as 2012 drew to a close that I found myself listening to and again enjoying this song when it popped up in my iTunes rotation.

What songs have you lunging to change the radio station or to hit the fast-forward button?

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