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On 25/03/2021 at 13:10, hearthammer said:

The one song where the rap/talking in mid-song works for me is :

 

 

That's an absolutely glorious song, and I won't hear a word said against it.

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I am not very keen on songs that go off-song somewhere in the middle.  Typical examples are "Light my fire" by The Doors and "Whole lotta love" by Led Zeppelin.

"Behind blue eyes" by The Who has a bit near the end that takes a bit of getting used to.

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On 02/04/2021 at 09:28, Savage Henry said:

What's a harder question is bad songs which are raised out of the pits of hell by great bits.   I'd go with "You're So Vain... you probably think this song is about you", which is a sublime lyric in a sea of absolute clunkers and an otherwise ghastly song.

Her efforts to shoehorn in Saratoga and Nova Scotia are painful. 

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Heard this on the radio yesterday and was instantly reminded why i cringe and feel for the lassie when i hear her pronunciations, particularly, although not exclusively, "surviehhhve" :

 

 

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Pronouncing words in a stupid way - tends to be done in acoustic covers of already popular songs that are made to be chosen for the John Lewis Christmas ad. See the likes of Freya Ridings who does this quite a lot.

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Very much on the PTTGOYN angle, as these songs are rarely decent, is the laziness in rhyming song lyrics.

Whether it’s Daniel Beddingfield’s “If you’re not the one” with its today/way, call/all, bed/head, life/wife, which I can only assume is an homage to Queenie’s poem in Blackadder II...
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Or the even more unforgivable “Shut up and Dance” by Walk the Moon, where the chorus manages to rhyme “back” with “back” and “me” with “me”.

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2 minutes ago, Funky Nosejob said:

Very much on the PTTGOYN angle, as these songs are rarely decent, is the laziness in rhyming song lyrics.

Whether it’s Daniel Beddingfield’s “If you’re not the one” with its today/way, call/all, bed/head, life/wife, which I can only assume is an homage to Queenie’s poem in Blackadder II...
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Or the even more unforgivable “Shut up and Dance” by Walk the Moon, where the chorus manages to rhyme “back” with “back” and “me” with “me”.

See also, Walk on the Wild Side rhyming head with err, head. Much as I like that song it has always annoyed me.

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It still annoys me to this day the extent to which Spaceman by Babylon Zoo wasted an absolutely amazing chorus on the rest of what can be loosely described as that "song".

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23 hours ago, Perkin Flump said:

See also, Walk on the Wild Side rhyming head with err, head. Much as I like that song it has always annoyed me.

See also War Pigs by Black Sabbath, which rhymes:

Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black...er...masses.  :unsure2:

 

Edited by paranoid android

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6 hours ago, Al B said:

It still annoys me to this day the extent to which Spaceman by Babylon Zoo wasted an absolutely amazing chorus on the rest of what can be loosely described as that "song".

What a massive anti-climax that was. 

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22 minutes ago, paranoid android said:

See also War Pigs by Black Sabbath, which rhymes:

Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black...er...masses.  :unsure2:

 

See also School's Out by Alice Cooper, where he admits we can't  even think of a word that rhymes.

Queen's One Vision/Fried Chicken thing pisses me off too. Under normal circumstances I wouldn't call that a decent song, but its association with Iron Eagle means that I can tolerate it, but only up to a point.... and that point is crossed when Mercury utters Fried Chicken.

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Songs which have choruses written completely independently of the song are always funny.

Tonight by Fun. is the one that always comes to mind. They got that chorus hook sorted and did the barest minimum filling out the rest. Even the transition sounds copy and pasted.

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I get that the song is from 1975 when it was a more popular name, but it still annoys me that the love interest in Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run is called Wendy. 
I’m okay with countless other names in other songs, from Buddy Holly’s Peggy Sue to The Zutons’ Valerie, so I don’t know why Wendy jars so much. Maybe Bruce could re-record the song substituting in a more edgy name like Roxie?

 

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On 06/04/2021 at 15:41, Perkin Flump said:

See also, Walk on the Wild Side rhyming head with err, head. Much as I like that song it has always annoyed me.

Two very different meanings of head though. 

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Reminded by a post on the Random 80s Videos thread, songs where the lyrics are incorrect.

1. S-Express (Theme from S-Express)

“Countdown is progressing, uno, dos, uno, dos, tres, cuatro

That’s a count up, not a count down.

2. Cher (Love and Understanding)

“We’ve got more than enough, but there’s one thing there’s just not enough of. 
Not enough love and understanding”

That’s two things.


If I was Ed Byrne, I could make a set out of this.

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Was rather enjoying the Good the Bad and the Ugly theme until the 1:23 mark.

 

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On 24/03/2021 at 14:42, Scorge said:

'All Around The World' by Oasis was ruined by a few lines of coke, does that count?

The Jam did it really , really well !

Da2

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On 11/04/2021 at 08:03, Melanius Mullarkey said:

Two very different meanings of head though. 

Three , the Monkees film and album

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On 24/03/2021 at 10:21, Melanius Mullarkey said:

There's a few songs which have a nice melody with some bird singing some nice lyrics and then some faux rap c**t start giving it Uh-uh, eh-eh in between the lines.  Cant remember the songs but they are ruined by that kind of shite IMO.

Yours sincerely,

Da

The Fugues ?

Da 2

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