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Those off-the-wall songsPosted Monday, March 17, 2008, at 9:50 AM
There are some songs that, no matter how well-written or well-performed they are, just make you cringe.
An office discussion arose over that today. One of the songs mentioned was "Yellow Submarine" by the Beatles.
As for me, I'd say "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes, and that's possibly due to overexposure: A few years ago Mix 92.9 was played over ceiling speakers in the T-G office -- we couldn't get to the radio, which was locked in the then-publisher's office, and change the station -- and they seemed to play it every day.
And Delilah's not exactly a song, but one former employee actually ripped out the speaker over his desk one night because he couldn't take any more of Delilah, the air personality who plays love songs nightly.
I didn't exactly like "Acky Breaky Heart" either, but Billy Ray Cyrus has come a long way since. Looks like the sky's the limit for his daughter Miley/Hannah Montana.
I listen closely to today's music as well and can't immediately think of anything overly irritating.
Then there are those "guilty pleasure" songs -- those you wonder why you tolerate them. For me, that one would be "Boogie Shoes" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band (remember them from the mid-1970s?) Simply a good beat, even if it's disco.
So what are your nominations for "most irritating" and "guilty pleasure" songs?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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