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The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« on: March 19, 2010, 01:10:55 AM »

Lets say you had the power to pick one song, but only one, and banish it and all traces of it forever, Wipe it from existence so you never had to listen to it again. What would it be?

I think I found mine today... "Bang a Gong (Get it On)" by T. Rex

I absolutely loathe that song. Words can't describe how much I hate it. And yet it lives on. It shows up in movies, and TV shows, and commercials, and 'classic' radio... 40 years ago that steaming piece of crap was released, and it won't die. <shudder> :irritated:
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 01:39:06 AM »

Wow, give me a piece of paper and a pen, direct me to the nearest bar or drinking establishment, and I'll write you a very long list. 99% of the music I hear when I'm out socialising is crap. Like these would-be artists like Lady Gaga, etc. are a load of shit. They aren't even capable of making music you could dance to, let alone enjoy in an introspective way. Telling sign of the times.
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 03:12:45 AM »

Lily Allen used to be my guilty pleasure. These days' it's Ke$ha. Her shit is pretty catchy for something I'd normally avoid like the plague.

As for that one song I wish I could've unheard? Probably this.
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 03:14:45 AM »

I've had the fortune of never hearing a Lady Gaga song. Up until last week, I had no idea what she was famous for. Just figured she was another of those celebrities who haven't done anything other than do some controversial shit. And even though I'm now aware that she is a "singer", I'm no more convinced that her "singing" is what she is famous for.

As for songs that should be banned. The first one that comes to mind is that *(&%^^%#$^%R(*&_)( ^*%&#$^%^ "Unbrella" song by that hot skinny black chick. i realise that I could easily google "Umbrella song" and find out her name, but despite the fact that she's hot, that song is )(&*%^&^$&*(%^()*& so I WILL NOT BE DOING THAT!!!!!

I'd have to have a think about it before I decided to banish it though.

Rianna! That's her name. Damn. She doesn't deserve my knowledge of her identity.
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 04:12:36 AM »

Nah, man. Rihanna is great. Like this song is just brilliant. :lol: So many female artists focussing on one thing: the opposite sex. And being crap, unoriginal, and usually tasteless about it. What further confounds the problem is that so many girls take to it. May as well proclaim: dance sluts, dance! Dance for we men, while we oddle you and drink ourselves into oblivion.
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 04:27:23 AM »

So many female artists focussing on one thing: the opposite sex. And being crap, unoriginal, and usually tasteless about it. What further confounds the problem is that so many girls take to it. May as well proclaim: dance sluts, dance! Dance for we men, while we oddle you and drink ourselves into oblivion.
Ogle or fondle, not sure what you wanna go with.

May I point out that male artists often focus on the opposite sex too? and often in a derisive over-sexualised way? *points towards the entire 'bitches & hos' category of hiphop/R&B/rap-y stuff. And a few male country artists (though they include dogs and pickup trucks too). Among other genres*

I'd also like to point out that you might have noticed that selling the female body is one of the main occupations in this world. Not just straight up pimps (at least they're 'honest' about it), but marketers, the inventors of products they market, the entertainment industry (both 'adult' and general), etc, etc, etc. Just because women become entrepreneurs of the business doesn't mean you (generic) need to beat us (also generic) back down.

Yes, it's unoriginal, because males have done it before. It's crap, as most of what guys have done has been, and tasteless for the same reason.
Yes, it's degrading.
I'd still rather have this than mandatory floor-length skirts and literally proprietary families. Female sexuality is nothing to be feared, degraded, insulted, or denied -- just as male sexuality should be subjected to none of those.

The world should have more sluts! (for different reasons than now, please, and a few more guy-sluts, please...)

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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010, 11:41:41 AM »

Lily Allen used to be my guilty pleasure. These days' it's Ke$ha. Her shit is pretty catchy for something I'd normally avoid like the plague.

As for that one song I wish I could've unheard? Probably this.

I always thought Lily Allen was pretty hot and that was where it ended, but i have to admit that he latest cd is not bad at all... also, i've always been a fan of the Amazing Horse song. there's even a Jazz version now on Weebls Stuff. It tastes just like raisins!

the most annoying songs at the moment are definitely songs by Lady Gaga. can't stand that woman. but i have to agree with ed when i say that the whole hoes and pimping genre in rap music is getting really really old too
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010, 06:54:43 PM »

All Rap, all hip hop all pop all country....go away!
Seeing how I can only pick one....I choose the Chicken Dance....I just hate going to a wedding and hearing that song, in fact it was banned from my wedding under pain of non-paymnet (DJ)!
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2010, 07:03:18 PM »

Ahhhh, I don't like it when people over generalize. *points at Sarge* Surely there are some rap songs, some hip hop, some pop, and/or some country you can stand. Generally speaking, they suck, yes. But as for me (a former "anything but ___"-er), I've gotta say that Sage Francis and Whoever-that-guy-is-my-sister-keeps-playing are actually good and not-very-bad rappers, respectively .... still don't know many hip hop artists, but the dances I've seen to it are amazing (Motion Underground is a really good troupe) .... and Beyonce's 'Put a Ring on It', while not good, is at least tolerable .... and there are some pretty decent country songs.
I mean, isn't that like saying "I don't like any books with dark colors on the cover"? -- Color of cover to be general, as book genres are more specific, I think, than music genres (which somehow seem to get blended together, as in 'Darkwave classical chamber rock' -- E Nomine, they're cool).


Still on Lily Allen, I think I've decided that whichever of her songs -- can't remember the title -- that was on literally everywhere I went last summer in Ireland should've been banned. Should still be banned. That "It's not fair and it's really not okay, really not okay, really not okay" one. The 'cowgirl' music video did not help. Neither did the fact that every time I think of it, it comes out in the tune of 'Yellow Submarine'.

Get it out of my head!
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010, 10:29:13 PM »

I'll have to agree with Sarge on the rap issue. I don't agree on country, for I love country, and don't agree on pop either, cause that will end up excluding acts like The Kinks and The Beatles. I like to think i'm somewhat of a authority on music. I've played various instruments and been making music all my live. Also, i like to think i have quite some musical knowledge, contemporary and classical.

I can appreciate a good composition when i hear one; songs that just been written good. I can appreciate that in practically any genre; pop, country, classical or electronic music. And in all the years that i've been listening to music, and that be plenty a year, i haven't come across a rap song i appreciated on the merit of having a good composition. And i'm pretty open minded when listening to music. but when the percentage of crappy rap songs is so high, you're free to say that the whole genre sucks monkey balls.
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2010, 11:57:14 PM »

Mmkay, if we're judging on percentages, I'll agree. Just as long as we allow for a few exceptions in there.

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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2010, 04:19:17 AM »

I feel perfectly comfortable in dismissing rap as a genre. It's just talking or shouting over music. It's like somebody decided they were going to make music as gross and unclassy as possible.

Therefore, yes to eternal banishment of rap.
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2010, 04:52:40 AM »

Hahah, what you just described 'talking or shouting' could be linked to any genre of music. What they decide to do, also, depends entirely upon the artist. That you feel comfortable dismissing any general thing, that holds a lot of variables, is a little worrying.
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2010, 07:46:00 AM »

I simply can't agree with the outright eradication of rap music, because then we'd have no Hilltop Hoods. And Hilltop are amazing.
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2010, 02:07:46 AM »

RAP (pre 2002) is AWESOME.

I hate anything you like. How about we banish all of that crap? :P
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2010, 04:34:20 AM »

Hahah, what you just described 'talking or shouting' could be linked to any genre of music. What they decide to do, also, depends entirely upon the artist. That you feel comfortable dismissing any general thing, that holds a lot of variables, is a little worrying.

Yes, rap (and shouting/screaming) is sometimes incorporated into songs from other genres, which would lead me to disliking said songs. It's just that all rap songs have rapping in them.

If I dislike rapping, and all "songs" defined as "rap" featured rapping, why would I not feel comfortable in dismissing rap as a genre? I've never heard a "song" that was defined as being in the genre of rap, in which there was only singing and no rapping, have you?

By the way, seems I forgot about metal. Metal can also be banished. Especially death metal. Save us all.
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2010, 12:33:48 PM »

You people are funny. This is the *song* banishment thread, not the genre banishment thread. Genre's and sub-genre are a vital part of music evolution, there were alot of people back in the day who thought Jazz and Rock and Roll should be banished, and look where that would have got us.  :D
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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2010, 03:27:39 PM »

*sidesteps Vega*

If I dislike rapping, and all "songs" defined as "rap" featured rapping, why would I not feel comfortable in dismissing rap as a genre? I've never heard a "song" that was defined as being in the genre of rap, in which there was only singing and no rapping, have you?

By the way, seems I forgot about metal. Metal can also be banished. Especially death metal. Save us all.

Well, you should've more specifically defined "talking or shouting" at the very beginning. If you're gonna ban talking and/or shouting, well, then, I suppose smartphones and those with full slide keypads will have a good purpose after all. As for rap -- I recognize that a lot of mainstream rap stuff is pretty damn crap (I had to listen to it from the guys in high school who'd put their earbuds so high the whole classroom could hear). Still, there are exceptions to the 'crap' rules, but if you don't like anything with 'patterned rhythmic speech...

Also, deathmetal's always good for a joke.
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2010, 08:23:13 PM »

I am not going to bother with genres that I don't listen to... I don't listen to them, why would I need to ban them? I mean, sure, I would love to live in a world where need not worry about having rap or country forced upon me, but this only occurs on a rare level--though it was prevalent in high school, which is thankfully far gone.

However, I will go ahead and suggest banning a band and if that is off limits, then I just propose banning every song, past and present, by Nickelback. I do believe that to enjoy the band you must have some sort of mental defect, but that does not stop my local radio station (alas, I have only a radio in the car) from playing their songs over and over again.

If not, then I am going to have to go with Teen Spirit by Nirvana. Since I started listening to our local station back in 2003, I have probably heard this song a few thousand times and it is pretty much right up there with all of Matallica's Black Album for songs that get way too much f**king air time. And why am I bringing up only radio? Because there are few situations where I do not control what I am listening to, with radio being the major one and other things, like tv, movies, and friends, which are all pretty minor. 
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Re: The Eternal Song Banishment Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2010, 08:44:37 PM »

I was going to propose the entire Bon Jovi discography, but then I recalled this.
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