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"Red Red Whine" by UB40. Do you know of other whining songs?

Asked by rebbel (27354points) August 26th, 2010

To me, listening to the song “Red Red Wine” from UB40, is a struggle, and the (phonetic) third word in the title says it all…
Do you know of songs that sound whining to you?
Other examples of what i mean: The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush and Lady In Red by Chris de Burgh.
Maybe i will check Youtube to see your recommendations, but i most probably will not download them.

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I made the mistake of asking who Passion Pit was the other day. It hurt my ears, literally. The vocals are so high pitched and squealy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zherMkcXdo

rebbel's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie
Bummer, the content of that video can not be watched in my country…

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@rebbel I honestly feel like you are not missing out. They are really popular, so I was shocked when I heard it. I think it might be the worst song I’ve heard in a long.. long time.

ucme's avatar

Anything & everything spewed from the cavernous gob of Celine bloody Dion!!! It’s best I spare us both from any link to this bile, couldn’t stomach it.

chyna's avatar

Anything by Barry Manilow as all his tunes sound exactly alike, just the words are different, but all are whinny. Check out Mandy if you need a visual aid, but trust me on this.

rebbel's avatar

@ucme
Dion is UB40 squared, for me.

ucme's avatar

Try this one for size http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4A4UnFi2C8 Maybe you’ll endure it to the bitter end. For me it uncurls my pubes. Yes it’s that annoying!!

Trillian's avatar

Wait. You could actually substitute the word “waah” and it fit perfectly.

chyna's avatar

@ucme I could only make it through 1 minute, 10 seconds. I have never heard of those people. Must’ve been their only song?

chyna's avatar

@Trillian The blonde has the same burnt perm I had in the 80’s! haha

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

heh. Is “Rush” in the keywords for the Jennifer Rush song you listed in the original question, or are you talking about the band? Because Rush would be a good example (in my humble opinion.)

preparing for the backlash…

Trillian's avatar

@chyna Yeah, me too, but mine was red. Pains me to admit it, but at least I never had a mullet.
You live near me right? Apparently I live in the Mullet Vortex. Are you a part of that geographic anomaly?

ucme's avatar

The ultimate whiny shit award goes to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cD9cBEaNBc His balls have to be tethered with chicken wire.

Trillian's avatar

@ucme Now stop it. That song is just pure fun.

rebbel's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie
Yah, it is for Jennifer.

chyna's avatar

@Trillian Yes, I live in the same Mullet Vortex as you. My ex husband had a mullet. Between the 2 of us, we had the biggest hair on our block and couldn’t keep a supply of hair spray in.

ucme's avatar

@Trillian Oh I don’t deny the song is sorta catchy, but it remains shit nevertheless.

cockswain's avatar

I’ve always thought Bono sounds really whiny. Chris Isaak too. Maybe there should be a class of singers called whiners instead of crooners.

rebbel's avatar

I love that suggestion, @cockswain!
Can James You’re Beautiful Blunt be in it too?

cockswain's avatar

@rebbel James Blunt is an even better example. That guy could use a serious cock-punching.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Mariah Carey’s music gives me cramps—yes,I’m whining about it;)

rebbel's avatar

I am not a fan of her either, @lucillelucillelucille, except for her very first big hit (especially the bodysuit(?) she wore in the music clip!).

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@rebbel -Now I have to watch the video.Must be “Vision of Love”?

rebbel's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille
Yes, ma’am, that one.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@rebbel -She really did have a beautiful figure and didn’t need any modifications:)

rebbel's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille
I’m sorry, you were saying…...., shit, yes she had, i am watching her as we type.
And a lisp!

Dewey420's avatar

I like Dylan and all, but can only take so much of him.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@rebbel -A lisp?? You aren’t going to get me to watch it again! XD

rebbel's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille
00.50: ”...eventually…”
And there are more lisps (”...vizzjion of love…”).

truecomedian's avatar

Lucille by Frank Zappa, haha. No how about Idiot Wind by Bob Dylan. I can’t stand UB40.

AstroChuck's avatar

Diana by Paul Anka. It’s a little whiny when he says “Diana”.

truecomedian's avatar

Anything by The Smashing Pumpkins, that wanker’s a whiner.

buster's avatar

Most Korn songs just whine about the singer’s dad mistreating him as a child. Quit whining Jonathan Davis and let your whining and Korn die already.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Cryin – Aerosmith. I think it’s whiny.

cockswain's avatar

Thought of another one that makes me want to stab my ears with an icepick: Everybody Hurts, by REM.

Lorenita's avatar

Baby Come Back- Player….. that’s a big whiner.

AstroChuck's avatar

I just remembered one. It’s probably the most depressing song ever as well.
Alone Again (Naturally)Gilbert O’ Sullivan

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