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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:46 AM
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Most over-rated songs
Do you agree with this list?

http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/07/06/100215.php

Have to disagree with "Born to Run".

And a note: if you're listening to a reallylame band, maybe one where over 50% of the guys are wearing toupes, DON'T yell "Freebird", because it might be in their repetoir, and you do NOT want to hear guys in toupees playing "Freebird". You just don't.
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THX1138 Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:53 AM
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1. Don't agree
With Totally Wired by The Fall. I LOVE that band!
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:54 AM
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2. I agree with the vast majority of the list.
Especially the criticism of the Doors. Anyone who calls Morrisson a poet is immediately called a moron.
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:16 PM
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10. X eleventybazillion
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 12:17 PM by WeRQ4U
I cannot fucking stand that band.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:55 AM
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3. I Wholeheartedly Agree with "Freebird"
The lyrics sound like they were written by a 6th grader. And while the meolody is soaring in a way, there's not a lot of musical imagation there, either.

I disagree with the rest of the 60s and 70s picks. Although some of the 80s and 90s songs I don't know by name.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:07 PM
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6. Freebird sux....

On the other hand, some songs have become "bad" by just being overplayed for the last 30 years. Hotel California anyone?
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Kathleen04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:33 PM
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22. I can take that song
until it goes into that forever long guitar solo, just end the song!!
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:55 AM
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4. "I'm Proud To Be An American"
:puke:
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:10 PM
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8. They played that at the fireworks after the Phils game last Friday
Atlanta had just kicked our butts, and we're playing some redneck anthem?

How 'bout some "Battle Hymn of the Republic"? (apologies to all of yesterday's Proud Southerner, but 9-1 really hurts)
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Chicken Girl Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:37 PM
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23. and "God Bless America"
:puke: :puke:
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:06 PM
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5. I'm not a big Outkast fan...
But in answer the the blogger's question in his dismissal of "Hey Ya"

"Are they serious?"

Uuuuhh... No. They aren't.

If I never hear Freebird again it will be too soon, and the Doors are absolutely the most overrated musical act in the history of music.

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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:08 PM
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7. Stairway to Heaven should be #1
Most over-rated, over-played song in history.

TlalocW
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:15 PM
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9. "Totally Wired" seems out of place on that list
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:19 PM
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11. Well, he did say his tongue was in his cheek.
He must be one of those 50,000 Fall Fans who Can't Be Wrong.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:25 PM
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16. I just thought it weird to see the Fall among all those big rock/pop acts
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kevsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:20 PM
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12. This list is obviously f*cked,
since it doesn't include everything by Journey.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:20 PM
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13. Imagine!??!!???
How can anyone think that is an over rated song? Just how cold of a heart do you have to have to think Imagine is over rated?

This is another one of those, pick something lots of people like because I can get more attention that way lists.

I will admit to not wanting to hear Freebird ever again but I don't think of it as an over-rated song. Just a song that I heard one time too many on the radio in the 70's.
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:21 PM
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14. I agree with the list... mostly.
I hate many other songs as well:

Anything by U2
Anything by REM
Anything written, sung or played by any Van Zant family member (Except 3 Steps)
Most things by Sting
Anything by the Doors

And I whole-heartedly agree that "Born to Run" sucks as well. I've never cared for much of anythign by the Boss either.
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:07 PM
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19. The Boss is a Northeast thing
You wouldn't understand

B-)
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LSdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:22 PM
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15. I'd say "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
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jbane Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:36 PM
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17. Who comes up with these stupid lists.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:03 PM
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25. talentless hacks
who have never written a song or recorded an album.
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formerrepuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:40 PM
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18. I agree that 'American Pie' belongs in 1st place... I will leave a bar
if that friggin' song starts up on a juke box.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:10 PM
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20. I agree with what he wrote about Bohemian Rhapsody,
I always hated that song badly.
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:26 PM
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21. As a musician I have heard my share of people
yelling "FREEBIRD" and others....

It's a painful song to listen to, but as a guitar player I have to say that the Skynard stuff is a lot of fun to play.... :)
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:00 PM
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24. The only song on this list that I agree with
is Oasis. Oasis blows.

All the other songs here have their place. Overrated? Probably. But BAD? No.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:20 PM
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26. I agree on most
but not on Born to Run, American Pie and Imagine. I love long story songs and I'd give these a pass as quintessential to the time. I think liking American Pie is a period kind of thing, though. Guess ya had to be there. ( OTOH, Vincent is a much better song.)

Imagine is another song of the time. Overplayed, yes. Sappy, yes. But heartfelt for the time.

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