Popular songs you can't stand



  • I don't mean popular songs from a genre you hate, but songs counted as something you like but you hate.

    For instance, I'm a 90s rock guy, and if there is going to be a 90s rock mix or countdown, you can bet the following is going to feature prominently. And i fucking can't stand it. I can't think of many songs i would like to listen to less.

    Put up your pet hates so you too can be branded a heretic



  • Anything by the Cure. I fucking hate them and their weird shrieking front creature.

    I hated Nirvana when they were big and while I liked their unplugged stuff I still think they're massively overrated. That includes Pearl Jam and the rest of that grunge crap.

    Oh yeah, Cold Play. What the hell is the big deal about them? Ordinary at best.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel heretic!!



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    I hated Nirvana when they were big and while I liked their unplugged stuff I still think they're massively overrated.

    Bam. Right there.

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  • Yeah there was something for everyone in that lot.

    As for something I love that has produced something I hate: Love Dire Straits, farking hate Calling Elvis and Heavy Fuel. And Twisting by the Pool. That is an abomination.

    Love Pink Floyd, loath Money.



  • @mariner4life Great choice, truly diabolical.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel oh good shout! such ordinary songs



  • Add me to the list of those that don't 'get' the appeal of Coldplay but then as I just don't like their style they don't really meet the criteria of the thread (also the whole 90s rock/grunge genre, just tedium)

    When it comes to artists I generally like that have popular stinkers then the main ones that spring to mind are 'Dancing in the Street' by Mick Jagger and David Bowie (what were they thinking?) and Another one bites the dust by Queen.
    Pink Cadillac by Aretha Franklin tarnishes her body of work as well.



  • Anything at all by Pink Floyd. "Yeah I'm just smoking some bad Tibetan skunk oil but I'm not quite comatose yet. Can you play something to put me to sleep?"

    The Doors. Pretty much anything there, too.



  • @NTA said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    Anything at all by Pink Floyd. "Yeah I'm just smoking some bad Tibetan skunk oil but I'm not quite comatose yet. Can you play something to put me to sleep?"

    The Doors. Pretty much anything there, too.

    The Doors!!

    "But man he was like so cool man. Was like on all sorts of drugs, man. Man, I'd have loved to lived back in the 60s man with all that cool music and all thos drugs, man. I mean Jim Morrison was like a poet, man."

    I have had this conversation when I dared suggest I was not a fan of The Doors.



  • @NTA said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    Anything at all by Pink Floyd. "Yeah I'm just smoking some bad Tibetan skunk oil but I'm not quite comatose yet. Can you play something to put me to sleep?"

    The Doors. Pretty much anything there, too.

    Multiple likes to the 2nd part. Give yourself an uppercut for the 1st part.

    I remember when the Doors were hugely popular again after the (incredibly shit) film came out. Fark I hated hearing Light my Fire every 5 minutes. So so shit.



  • @booboo said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    @NTA said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    Anything at all by Pink Floyd. "Yeah I'm just smoking some bad Tibetan skunk oil but I'm not quite comatose yet. Can you play something to put me to sleep?"

    The Doors. Pretty much anything there, too.

    The Doors!!

    "But man he was like so cool man. Was like on all sorts of drugs, man. Man, I'd have loved to lived back in the 60s man with all that cool music and all thos drugs, man. I mean Jim Morrison was like a poet, man."

    I have had this conversation when I dared suggest I was not a fan of The Doors.

    Morrison Hostel by TISM is pretty much a 7 minute diatribe with the same criticism. Easily one of their best - riveting rant.

    Of the artists that regularly appear in the Top 10 Albums/songs whatever of all time I've never particularly understood the appeal of Simon and Garfunkel, the Eagles and can someone uncover how Dire Straits were popular enough to play 21 consecutive concerts at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in the 80's? They seem so decidedly middle of the road.

    Also Meatloaf.



  • Agree with Rancid re Nirvana , if Cobain hadn't killed himself I doubt they would still be as popular now as they are.

    No correspondence will be entered into this one but a fair part of the Foo fighters back catalogue sounds pretty similar and tedious to my ears . I think a decent part of their success is due to Grohls nice guy/everyman persona .

    Eurythmics were popular when i was a kid I don't know if anyone remembers the video to sisters are doing it for themselves but it deserves as much grief as that pile of crap bowie and jagger did. The song sucked too. Aretha must have been on something very strong in the 80s.

    REM , shiny happy people. Really just what the fuck? Michael Stipe says fans give him shit about it to this day and he deserves every bit of it.

    If you want definitive proof the Doors were shit, listen to a live album . Morrisons voice is very very average but on his studio albums they over dub them three or four times to make them sound better, same as people like Ozzy Osbourne.

    Oh yeah and since its xmas that Felice Navidad song would send me into a homicidal rage if I worked in a mall.



  • @jegga Christmas ... The Pogues 'Fairytale of New York'

    I think you're meant to like it cause they use the word "faggot". How daring ...



  • So many....

    Pretty much anything by Adele, Pink Floyd or Cold Play.



  • Meatloaf! awful.

    Janes Addiction would be my favourite band but I hate Chip Away! Probably only song of theirs that I have never listened to the end if I have control of music



  • @Baron-Silas-Greenback said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    So many....

    Pretty much anything by Adele, Pink Floyd or Cold Play.

    I fucking can't stand Adele. The most tedius repetitive songs I've ever heard.



  • @jegga said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    No correspondence will be entered into this one but a fair part of the Foo fighters back catalogue sounds pretty similar and tedious to my ears . I think a decent part of their success is due to Grohls nice guy/everyman persona .

    I hate to agree with this post but I kind of do. Foo Fighters live are fucking epic, one of the best shows I've been too, but a lot of their stuff is pretty similar and I tire of it pretty quickly listening to it in the car etc.



  • Anything by Dire Straits. Boring, soft middle of the road music that belongs in waiting rooms or elevators.

    Foo Fighters. Bland and boring, and Dave Grohl is a massive tool.



  • Just because I heard it in the car.

    The Foals. Liked their first song but everything since sounds exactly the same, so now I don't like their first song



  • @No-Quarter said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    @Baron-Silas-Greenback said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    So many....

    Pretty much anything by Adele, Pink Floyd or Cold Play.

    I fucking can't stand Adele. The most tedius repetitive songs I've ever heard.

    Agreed.. and the just the ludicrous hype over her music is vomit inducing.



  • Dire Straits, Aerosmith, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Coldplay ( the AB captain loses marks for going to their show ) ....

    I also have the temerity to believe that Eric Clapton is about as far from God as is humanly possible.

    ....and as it is that time of year mentions must be made for 'Snoopys Xmas' The pogues song, Mariah Carey's song but not 'Last Xmas' by Wham. That's a great tune.



  • @SammyC said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    Anything by Dire Straits. Boring, soft middle of the road music that belongs in waiting rooms or elevators.

    Foo Fighters. Bland and boring, and Dave Grohl is a massive tool.

    We are now enemies



  • @mariner4life said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    @SammyC said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    Anything by Dire Straits. Boring, soft middle of the road music that belongs in waiting rooms or elevators.

    Foo Fighters. Bland and boring, and Dave Grohl is a massive tool.

    We are now enemies

    We used to be such good friends too 🙂



  • Adele is not made for me, so don't care about her at all, and never have to listen to it. Likewise Coldplay is bland soft rock, the whole thing is not really me, so pretty easy to avoid.



  • @SammyC said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    @mariner4life said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    @SammyC said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    Anything by Dire Straits. Boring, soft middle of the road music that belongs in waiting rooms or elevators.

    Foo Fighters. Bland and boring, and Dave Grohl is a massive tool.

    We are now enemies

    We used to be such good friends too 🙂

    but then you started saying hateful shit.



  • @mariner4life said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    Adele is not made for me, so don't care about her at all, and never have to listen to it. Likewise Coldplay is bland soft rock, the whole thing is not really me, so pretty easy to avoid.

    Yeah, it's not the exact theme of the thread but a good oppotunity to have a quick bitch about how irritating she is.

    If anyone brings Tool into this conversation they are dead to me.



  • The Fall were rather dreadful.



  • @MN5 said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    I also have the temerity to believe that Eric Clapton is about as far from God as is humanly possible.

    A bit severe, but I know what you're getting at - Eric just gets a bit boring pretty quick.

    For some real heresy, and don't get me wrong - I really like a lot of Jimi Hendrix - but, the further he gets into some of his wailing distorted guitar solos, the more they just sound like noise to me.



  • Just to keep it local, I have a lot of time for Dave Dobbyn, hate hate hated DD Smash. That piston wristed gibbon who played drums, Rooter or whatever his name was - I refuse to google it cause I just know he's the type of drittsekk that cares about these things - irritated me no end.

    That is all, as you were.



  • @Chris-B. said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    @MN5 said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    I also have the temerity to believe that Eric Clapton is about as far from God as is humanly possible.

    A bit severe, but I know what you're getting at - Eric just gets a bit boring pretty quick.

    For some real heresy, and don't get me wrong - I really like a lot of Jimi Hendrix - but, the further he gets into some of his wailing distorted guitar solos, the more they just sound like noise to me.

    Hendrix to me is the equivalent of Don Bradman compared to the rest. I hear what you're saying but NO ONE even thought of doing the crazy shit he did first.....totally changed rock guitar.



  • @No-Quarter said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    @mariner4life said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    Adele is not made for me, so don't care about her at all, and never have to listen to it. Likewise Coldplay is bland soft rock, the whole thing is not really me, so pretty easy to avoid.

    Yeah, it's not the exact theme of the thread but a good oppotunity to have a quick bitch about how irritating she is.

    If anyone brings Tool into this conversation they are dead to me.

    I forgot about Tool.

    Ah well, I've had a rich fulfilling life.....



  • @Tim said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    The Fall were rather dreadful.

    What's more I'm pretty sure they'd agree with you.



  • @MN5 said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    @Chris-B. said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    @MN5 said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    I also have the temerity to believe that Eric Clapton is about as far from God as is humanly possible.

    A bit severe, but I know what you're getting at - Eric just gets a bit boring pretty quick.

    For some real heresy, and don't get me wrong - I really like a lot of Jimi Hendrix - but, the further he gets into some of his wailing distorted guitar solos, the more they just sound like noise to me.

    Hendrix to me is the equivalent of Don Bradman compared to the rest.

    A useful analogy - as a NZer, I would have wanted to see Bradman make a hundred - but, then get him out. No need to rack up 300 against us Don! 🙂



  • @JC said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    Just to keep it local, I have a lot of time for Dave Dobbyn, hate hate hated DD Smash. That piston wristed gibbon who played drums, Rooter or whatever his name was - I refuse to google it cause I just know he's the type of drittsekk that cares about these things - irritated me no end.

    That is all, as you were.

    Drittsekk? Snakker du norsk?



  • Anything by creed blows dog



  • It was funny to see this thread morph from one song you hate of a style that you like - into bands that you hate in about 5 posts.

    Although, I can't actually think of an example myself. 😉



  • I was big on the Grunge scene and loved Pearl Jam, Nirvana etc etc.

    "I was so Grunge" that when I heard 'MMM MMM MMM' by Crash Test Dummies I zipped out and purchased the album! Woah was I gutted. In saying that I do like MMM MMM MMM MMM and one of their other songs that escapes me at the moment



  • @Hooroo said in Popular songs you can't stand:

    I was big on the Grunge scene and loved Pearl Jam, Nirvana etc etc.

    "I was so Grunge" that when I heard 'MMM MMM MMM' by Crash Test Dummies I zipped out and purchased the album! Woah was I gutted. In saying that I do like MMM MMM MMM MMM and one of their other songs that escapes me at the moment

    You're so mainstream right now Hooroo......

    @SammyCs description of Dire Straits is ridiculously apt. I take exception to him dissing the Grohlster though....



  • @Hooroo afternoons and coffee spoons?


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