Maybe it is time to start a new trend. What songs can drunken, obnoxious, morons, request in the 21st century? How about a Jim Nabors song or the antithesis of "Freebird's" long winding jam session? How about a short intense hardcore punk song, (by the way I like this style of song in small doses) such as the Circle Jerks' "What's Your Problem?" I can hear it now..... "What's Your Problem?.....What's Your Problem?....What's Your Problem?"
Selected by Mr. Bond of Covalent Bond
4. “Hey Ya!” – Outkast
Ya, Ya, Ya, I know Outkast’s 2003 album “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” was on top of a myriad of critic’s “best of” lists, even leaving the Onion A.V. Club to proclaim Outkast's Andre 3000 and Big Boi the “Lennon and McCartney of hip-hop”
The Lennon and McCartney of hip-hop? Quick my pills….
“Hey Ya!’s basic 4 chord (G,D,C,E) repetitive structure sounds like it was recorded in a guitar 101 class. Not that there’s anything wrong with 4 chord songs per se, but this one is strummed without any sense of dynamics, much like the way my two year old daughter bangs her toy drum.
I think there’s an attempt at melody since the track is a combination of “singing” and talking as opposed to rapping. What that melody is however, escapes me. Well, can you hum it?
It doesn’t end here though. It’s the lyrics that put this over the top.
“Heeeyyy... Yaaaaaaa.. (Don't want to meet your daddy, OHH OH)
Heeyy Yaaaaaaaa.. (Just want you in my Caddy OHH OH)
Heeeyyy... Yaaaaaaa.. (OHH OH, don't want to meet yo' mama OHH OH)
Heeyy Yaaaaaaaa.. (Just want to make you cumma OHH OH)”
“Just want to make you cumma”? Are they serious? Case closed.
Selected by Robert of the Radish
5. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” - Def Leppard
In an age of overrated songs 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' rose to the occasion. Has anyone listened to the lyrics? "Mirror queen, mannequin, rhythm of love.. Do you take sugar? one lump or two?" It makes absolutely no sense. And the drums might as well be a beat box, or a late 80's Casio keyboard with the 'Rock Drum' button to play along with. The guitar riffs are bland, and for some reason Joe Elliot is trying to passionately scream words like 'saccharine'. It just doesn't work, but for some reason people love this song. I guess it's the loud kick and the double tracked vocals.