Like herpes, bad pop songs are the gift that just keeps on giving. These were especially written to harsh your buzz.
Today we focus on songs that make you want to start taking anti-depressants.
Peter McCann-“Do You Want To Make Love?”
Forgiving the fact that the singer looks like he should be a Will Forte character on Saturday Night Live, I’m having trouble getting past what he is asking her. I do realize that the singer is giving her an ultimatum of sorts, but taken out of context, what he’s asking sounds really crass.
Michael Martin Murphy-“Wildfire”
This song is depressing. There is a line in here about “Oh, they say she died one winter/When there came a killing frost”. Who is she, the horse or the girl, and are they made of tender vegetation?
Speaking of equines…
America-Horse With No Name
Another popular choice for many a bad songs list and my list is no exception. This is one of the most depressing songs ever written. ‘Nuff said.
“Summer Breeze”–Seals & Crofts
Most depressing song about summer ever. The lyrics are not really all that depressing. It’s the tune that brings you down and harshes your buzz.
I want to know if there was a segment of the recording industry that was on permanent downers in the 1970s, because that would explain why someone thought that a song about someone’s dog being caught in the tide, washing out to sea, and eventually dying would make a good pop song.
And last, but not least…
“Alone Again (Naturally)” by Gilbert O’Sullivan
Most. Depressing. Song. Ever. By the minute-thirty mark, I’m longing to treat myself with a visit to a nearby tower. And if I’m still feeling sour by the two minute thirty mark, I will throw myself off of it.