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Name a band that is loved by many, but you can’t stand their music?

Asked by Mama_Cakes (11060points) July 26th, 2020 from iPhone


Because Bono.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

U2 is up there for me 2 although I like 2 of their songs.
They all sound like marches, kind of like his opinion.meow

Demosthenes's avatar

I find the Red Hot Chili Peppers to be irritating.

jca2's avatar

I don’t care for U2 and Queen. I like one or two U2 songs (New Year’s Day is one). Queen, same thing, I like the less popular “Dragon Attack” but otherwise, I’m not into them. Both bands, every time they come on, most people get ecstatic.

I also don’t like Billy Joel. He’s not a band but I don’t care for his music. I did see the original band that played with him, and they played all Billy Joel songs with a new vocalist, and even though I dislike the music, it gave me a new appreciation for it. I think the band was called “Lords of 52nd Street.” Really good musicians and vocalists.

chyna's avatar

Not a band, but I can’t stand Bob Dylan. How he became famous is beyond me.

mazingerz88's avatar

Those boy bands. I just grew older. Lol

Zaku's avatar

Many, but I can’t stand them so I don’t learn their names.

Let’s see… (googling lyrics I heard that I hated)... Chris Jansen’s band.

cookieman's avatar

Any of the New Boys to Kids to Men N’Sync on the Block boy bands. Ugh and a half.

kritiper's avatar

The Ramones. Go figure!

anniereborn's avatar

Just about any band that was created after 2000.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Queen, Pink Floyd.

rebbel's avatar

Sounds like muzak to me.
Can’t hear it.

josie's avatar

I sort of like everything that is not misogynistic, violent, or degrading to the culture.

So you can take it from there.

Darth_Algar's avatar


What culture? There are a lot of cultures out there.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Anything hip-hop or rap. They have lots of fans – I am not one of them.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I-2 dislike U2. Bono makes my orifices pinch up.

The Doors

Willie Nelson

filmfann's avatar

Sex Pistols
Led Zepplin
The Eagles

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Rolling Stones.

gorillapaws's avatar

Boy bands and anyone who has their music written for them by Karl Martin Sandberg and then pretended it was their song.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Eh, professional songwriters are nothing new. A lot of musicians have made a living that way when their own recorded output has been less than successful.

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gorillapaws's avatar

@Darth_Algar “Eh, professional songwriters are nothing new.”

It’s not that professional songwriters write the music that bothers me, it’s the deception/fraud that’s implied that the performers are themselves the writers. The fact that one dude is responsible for so many hits with so many artists is exactly why modern music has lost a lot of its soul.

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Darth_Algar's avatar


I don’t think Britney spears have ever presented her stuff as her own composition. Nor most of those others. It’s pretty well known that, by and large, pop performers rely on paid songwriters.

gorillapaws's avatar

@Darth_Algar If I asked 10 random people on the street who wrote “Baby, One More Time.” All 10 of them would say either “Britney Spears” or “I don’t know.” 0 out of 10 would say “Karl Sandberg” or “Max Martin.”

At some point music seemed to become about the performers instead of the composers. Imagine if classical music was like that? Nobody would know the names Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky, etc. Imagine if audiobooks worked that way? Where Morgan Freeman would have “written” 90% of American’s literature.

tinyfaery's avatar

Pink Floyd
The Who

Demosthenes's avatar

@gorillapaws I think that’s just a feature of popular music. There’s an association between the performer and the composition. One singer or a small band who also write the songs. In contrast to classical where a composer writes for an entire orchestra. And then you have the varying interpretations by different conductors. The problem is that a lot of pop music feels “manufactured”, being written by a team of writers and often the same few Swedish producers across many different artists. It causes the songs to all sound the same because they’re literally written by the same people.

gorillapaws's avatar

@Demosthenes “The problem is that a lot of pop music feels “manufactured”, being written by a team of writers and often the same few Swedish producers across many different artists. It causes the songs to all sound the same because they’re literally written by the same people.”

I guess that’s basically the point I was trying to make.

ucme's avatar

Elton John.
He makes my teeth itch.

jca2's avatar

@gorillapaws @Darth_Algar: I believe Taylor Swift is one of the rare few now who writes her own songs.

gorillapaws's avatar

@jca2 “I believe Taylor Swift is one of the rare few now who writes her own songs.”

”[Max Martin] co-produced and co-wrote the Billboard Hot 100 number 1 hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (2012), on Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album Red (2012), which became her first number-one single in the US. ...He also co-wrote and produced two other singles on the album: “I Knew You Were Trouble” (2012), which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also “22” (2013).”

“Martin produced and co-wrote the first three singles on Swift’s fifth studio album 1989 (2014): “Shake It Off” (2014), “Blank Space” (2014), and “Style” (2015)...”

It goes on

tinyfaery's avatar

Taylor wrote the entire album Speak Now by herself.

Her last two album releases (including the one that just came out) has songs written only by her.

Carol King called Taylor the best songwriter of her generation when she gave her the Artist Of The Decade award.

Zaku's avatar

I have to say, @gorillapaws’ link to a Max Martin web page is giving me some more answers:

Backstreet Boys
Britney Spears
Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I think it’s pretty normal to assume the people singing the songs also wrote them. We assumed that in the 70s.
I was surprised to learn Kris Kristopherson wrote Bobby McGee, but I didn’t feel tricked or betrayed.
Any adult who still assumes that singers write their own songs is foolish.

Darth_Algar's avatar


You confuse the ignorance of the listener for deception on the part of the performers. If all the relevant people are properly credited then there is no deception, even if the listener never bothers to find out who wrote what.

Darth_Algar's avatar


The music industry has always been built around a professional songwriters composing material that would be performed by someone else. Most record labels use to employ people just to write material for their recording artists. This was, in fact, how the powerhouse duo of Elton John and Bernie Taupin first met. Willie Nelson made his living doing this for around a decade and a half before he ever found any real success with his own recorded output. One of his biggest hit is “Crazy” – which was recorded by Patsy Cline. Elvis Presley wrote very little of his music. One could list examples all day.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Glen Fry and Don Henly wrote most of the Eagle’s songs.

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