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What do you think is/was one of the most over-rated songs of all-time?

Asked by Self_Consuming_Cannibal (4246 points ) January 31st, 2013

Did you or do you currently like it and who was it by?

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ucme's avatar

Happy Birthday, well yeah I know it is, bit fucking self explanatory though & why are you calling me “dear” like some old fuck, patronising shite.

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@ucme Wow. Now that some true bitterness towards a song! LOL Did you have a bad experience with it?

ucme's avatar

@Self_Consuming_Cannibal Not bitter, not really & no bad experiences either, had some brilliant birthdays, but the composition of that song has always bugged me a little, so twee.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Gangnam Style

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@ucme I agree, it is a disaster of a song!

zensky's avatar

^ I second that. And all the other summer silly hits like Macarooni or whatever it was called.

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@livelaughlove21 Good choice for a shitty song, that too many people seem to like!

ucme's avatar

@Self_Consuming_Cannibal Three of the four lines are repeated, stating the bleedin obvious & the fourth simply inserts a name prefixed by a ridiculous “dear”, genius stuff.

zensky's avatar

I completely disagree with @ucme – Happy Birthday is simply a tune used to convey a group of people’s intent on wishing someone a Happy Birthday. The melody is simple, as are most children’s songs (well, it is for children primarily) and much like a prayer – it is repeated several times…in unison. Like a chant. This predates written language and is very important for social and cultural interaction. I vote Happy Birthday is one of the best songs of all time.

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@ucme So simple even Paris Hilton could’ve come up with it!

Shippy's avatar

‘Like a Virgin’ by the none virgin

bookish1's avatar

Bohemian Rhapsody.
yeah, I know, everyone hates me now.

filmfann's avatar

don’t worry bookish1. This should take the heat off of you.

Stairway to Heaven.

amujinx's avatar

Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey. This song makes me want to break speakers.

Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd. This one I actually like, but is far too overplayed and overrated.

@bookish1 and @filmfann: I’ll take some heat too.

filmfann's avatar

@amujinx My daughter goes to a karaoke bar, where the karaoke is free for any song except “Don’t Stop Believin’”. For that, you have to pay $5.

janbb's avatar

“My Sharonna”

amujinx's avatar

@filmfann I approve of that karaoke bar.

@Shippy Your song choice needs to have a reference to Reservoir Dogs.

jonsblond's avatar

Lady Gaga- Bad Romance

Rah, rah, ah, ah, ah makes me want to ga, ga, gag

MadeiraBoo's avatar

My Immortal and Bring Me To Life by Evanescence. (Overplayed to hell the pair of them)

marinelife's avatar

The Macarena

MadeiraBoo's avatar

That Christmas song that Slade did…

Pachy's avatar

The Way We Were.
* Yuck *

tups's avatar

With A Little Help From My Friends.

I’ll add more later.

Symbeline's avatar

@zensky Might you perhaps mean this bloody abomination lmao?

Bluefreedom's avatar

Hotel California by the Eagles

Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling by The Righteous Brothers

OpryLeigh's avatar

Sweet Child of Mine.

ucme's avatar

I maintain my stance & completely disagree with @zensky as a matter of principle.
A difference of opinion…who knew?

flutherother's avatar

‘Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’ (link not provided for the sake of your sanity.)

KNOWITALL's avatar

ANY song by Taylor Swift makes me want to hurt myself.

@cluefreedom I love Zeppelin, only box set I’ve ever owned. :)

janbb's avatar

@flutherother that was playing all over Europe the summer I was hitchhiking around. It seemed to just hit each country as I did. Drove me up the wall!

flutherother's avatar

@janbb It was a long time ago but I’m still traumatised by it.

janbb's avatar

@flutherother I know – me too!

downtide's avatar

Anything by Lady Gaga.

amujinx's avatar

@flutherother Thanks for the ammo for when someone starts complaining about how music was so much better then than now. That song is terrible.

bookish1's avatar

@downtide : I do my best to go about pretending that she doesn’t exist.

Earthgirl's avatar

Sorry to anyone that likes it but I can’t stand the song Somewhere Over the Rainbow

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Earthgirl I may be biased because I like that song, but I prefer the version by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Beautiful.

Earthgirl's avatar

@livelaughlove21 I’ll give it a chance. Actually, Melody Gardot does a decent rendition also. But when it comes up in rotation on my ipod I still want to skip over it!

glacial's avatar

@flutherother & @janbb I had to go look, because I’d never heard of it. Scarier than the song (and that was bad enough) was seeing Jimmy Savile’s name splashed over the screen, since it was a Top of the Pops clip. Creeped me right out.

ucme's avatar

@Earthgirl Copy that, whenever I watch the film that song is skipped…pukey crap!

Earthgirl's avatar

@livelaughlove21 I watched the video and I have to admit, he did a very beautiful rendition of it. It had almost a reggae beat and his voice is very soothing.

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