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OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Mongoose ()
Date: March 14, 2018 00:07

Too many to name, but, just to get the ball rolling....


Illusive Butterfly of Love

Disco Duck

Kung Fu Fighting

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: umakmehrd ()
Date: March 14, 2018 00:30

Kung fu Fighting really??? but those kids were fast as lightning...

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: March 14, 2018 00:32

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umakmehrd
Kung fu Fighting really??? but those kids were fast as lightning...
In fact... it was a little bit frightening

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: roryg ()
Date: March 14, 2018 00:32

Besides, everyone was...

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: March 14, 2018 00:32

But... they fought with expert timing

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Harlem Shuffler ()
Date: March 14, 2018 00:36

The U2 and Coldplay back catalogue.
Almost everything that's charted in the last ten years.
All rap.
Always here to help.

Harlem Shuffler at your service.

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: March 14, 2018 00:38

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umakmehrd
Kung fu Fighting really??? but those kids were fast as lightning...

In fact it was a little bit frightening

Great song, and would be nice to hear a Stones cover version during the upcoming tour like they did with Love Train during Licks.
Imagine Mick doing the poses...smiling smiley Chances of that happening are probably zero, but it might work!

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"Rip this joint, gonna save your soul..."

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: March 14, 2018 00:52

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Harlem Shuffler
....
All rap.
Always here to help.

Harlem Shuffler at your service.

I would agree with this, but it is technically incorrect, as rap is not actually songs, or even music... and it is not actually "written"... the raps is spittted out as someone shouts over the sound of an existing song, destroying the original, making it no longer a song... as it just becomes noise... kind of like car crushing at the salvage yard.


But if the question was "what noise should never be created?"... your answer is perfect. smileys with beer

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: March 14, 2018 01:05

Muskrat Love.

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: March 14, 2018 01:37

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MisterDDDD
Muskrat Love.

The winner!


Also, Junk Food Junkie, YMCA, Jean Jean My Bonnie Jean, Good Morning Starshine (yep, 2 in a row by Oliver), Renegade (Styx), Sailing, Feelings, and Achy Breaky Heart.

"No Anchovies, Please"

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Jah Paul ()
Date: March 14, 2018 01:47

Seasons in the Sun (Terry Jacks)

Jacks didn't write it, but he should have never recorded it!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-03-14 01:49 by Jah Paul.

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: March 14, 2018 02:15

Miss You... if I never heard it and/or never heard it again... I would not Miss You

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: March 14, 2018 02:26

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Jah Paul
Seasons in the Sun (Terry Jacks)

Jacks didn't write it, but he should have never recorded it!

For that matter, Barry Manilow's I Write the Songs...he didn't even write it!!!!

*Looking up info on wiki, and had no idea it was written by the Beach Boys Bruce Johnston!!! (He ought to be ashamed of himself lol)

And coincidentally, speaking of Muskrat Love, it was also recorded by Captain and Tennille before Barry!!!

Even crazier, the first version recorded and released was by David Cassidy!!!!

I didn't write the song!!!

"This song has also been recorded by Johnny Mathis, Frank Chacksfield, Mantovani, Ray Conniff, Richard Clayderman, Tom Jones,
Dinah Shore, as well as Bruce Johnston himself on his 1977 album, Going Public. Frank Sinatra sang it as "I Sing the Songs" from 1976"


Just my luck, the song will be stuck in my head now for days!!! confused smiley

Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs




smiling smiley

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"Rip this joint, gonna save your soul..."




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-03-14 02:27 by Hairball.

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: March 14, 2018 04:15

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Jah Paul
Seasons in the Sun (Terry Jacks)

Really? I love that tune.

Here are some candidates:

Eddie Murphy/Rick James - Party All The Time
Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out with Him
Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Jah Paul ()
Date: March 14, 2018 04:22

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LeonidP
Quote
Jah Paul
Seasons in the Sun (Terry Jacks)

Really? I love that tune.

Hated it since the first time I heard it when it came out.

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LeonidP
Here are some candidates:

Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

Seriously?? It's perhaps his best song...imho, of course!

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: March 14, 2018 04:28

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LeonidP

Here are some candidates:

Eddie Murphy/Rick James - Party All The Time
Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out with Him
Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes

Eddie Murphy - definitely ranks amongst the worst.

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"Rip this joint, gonna save your soul..."

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Spodlumt ()
Date: March 14, 2018 04:42

"We Built This City" - Jefferson Starship
"Come On Eileen" - Dexy's Midnight Runners
"Shadow Dancing" - Andy Gibb
"Kokomo" - The Beach Boys
"Gloria" - Laura Branigan
"Streets of Love" - Rolling Stones
Plus - every song on "Bridges to Babylon"

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: tomk ()
Date: March 14, 2018 05:15

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umakmehrd
Kung fu Fighting really??? but those kids were fast as lightning...

That was a fun record. Good AM radio stuff. You need those types of tunes.

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: tomk ()
Date: March 14, 2018 05:24

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Hairball
Quote
LeonidP

Here are some candidates:

Eddie Murphy/Rick James - Party All The Time
Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out with Him
Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes

Eddie Murphy - definitely ranks amongst the worst.

That really is a terrible song.

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: March 14, 2018 07:54

The Pina Colada Song

Precious and Few by Climax - sounds like a TV ad

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: March 14, 2018 08:12

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DaveG
The Pina Colada Song

Precious and Few by Climax - sounds like a TV ad

Precious and Few does sound like a sappy tv ad, but I liked it when I was a kid listening to top 40 radio.
There is an undeniable similarity to the theme to The Mary Tyler Moore show.

Sonny Curtis - Love Is All Around (1970)




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"Rip this joint, gonna save your soul..."

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: tomk ()
Date: March 14, 2018 08:18

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DaveG
The Pina Colada Song

Precious and Few by Climax - sounds like a TV ad

I have a guilty pleasure/soft spot for Escape (the Pina Colada Song) with a Stones twist. I had just bought a MXR Phase 100 around that time, 'cause of Some Girls and the '78 tour, Shattered and and all that stuff. I was driving with a friend of mine and that song came on the radio and he said, "Have you heard this song? It's really stupid," etc. But the only thing I zeroed in on was the guitar with the phase on it, as I had just bought one. So it's been a guilty pleasure of mine ever since.

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: March 14, 2018 12:45

Don't Stop

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Svartmer ()
Date: March 14, 2018 13:21

Hot Dog - Led Zeppelin

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: CallM ()
Date: March 14, 2018 13:40

Pretty much anything in the Top 40 now.

There is some “song” on the radio in work now and it’s mind numbingly stupid. The words “what do you know, what do you know” being repeated over and over and over again.

Although I’m not sure if this will fall in to this category as whoever claims they are a song writer after coming up with that needs to take a good look at themselves

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: matxil ()
Date: March 14, 2018 13:45

Everything by Bjeurk and Radiohead

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: noughties ()
Date: March 14, 2018 13:58

Ace of Spades - AC/DC

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: March 14, 2018 14:10

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Jah Paul
Quote
LeonidP
Quote
Jah Paul
Seasons in the Sun (Terry Jacks)

Really? I love that tune.

Hated it since the first time I heard it when it came out.

Quote
LeonidP
Here are some candidates:

Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

Seriously?? It's perhaps his best song...imho, of course!

I dig this song too.

"No Anchovies, Please"

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: matxil ()
Date: March 14, 2018 14:10

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noughties
Ace of Spades - AC/DC

Sometimes, on the internet, it's hard to know whether something is an intentional joke, irony or something else.

Re: OT - Songs that never should have been written in the FIRST place....
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: March 14, 2018 14:15

Ben.

Or any song about a rat.
Or Muskrat.

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