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When listening to music one wouldn’t think, “whats the worst out there?” Normally you would check the top charts for the best songs, so that you can fix up your Ipod with the newest and most popular tracks out there. However, some people seem to focus on the negative, and nitpick at songs for their defects. Many songs are created and pushed out to the public just for their commercial value. They don’t have any deep meaning, or reason for existing other than to please the public with a good dance beat, or as a new single for an already famous singer. This can have its pros and cons; the good side is we get more music faster, the bad news, a lot of it is junk.
I grew up with music surrounding me from every angle. I was a dancer, played the flute, and participated in marching band, so I understand music very well. I revert to my musically background when I need to relax, need inspiration for my writing, or just simply need something to help me escape. When I saw a chart showing the top ten worst dance songs I thought, well isn’t that strange? Why would someone care what the worst songs were, but I guess everyone has an opinion right?
The list went from “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls to “Never Gonna Give You Up”, by Rick Astley. Some of the songs I wouldn’t consider the worst out there, but they are pretty well made-fun of. “Never Gonna Give You Up” is famous for its youtube hoaxes. The prank videos are known as getting Rick- Rolled when you click on them. Personally, I agree that this song has become annoyingly familiar after falling for a few prank clicks myself. Therefore, its really the annoying and repetitious associations of the songs that make them annoying. For me these songs are not so bad, its what they remind us of that we find preppy, or grating.
The spice girls were frilly, pop singers, and their songs were an extension of that. The songs had an upbeat girly tune that had no real beautiful melody to them. This caused the whole pop sensation singers to become popular. To many, these singers and songs showed very little talent, and angered many because they became rich and famous over something that took little or no effort to create.
In the end I guess people choose to pick out the songs that are horrible or “the worst” to show of the good stuff more. We choose to hate a song because of its over-exposure, associations, and the overall level of skill it took to create the music. In my opinion, I actually liked a couple of the songs on the list, such as “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter. This song is relate-able and easy to listen to. There are no grating noises or pointless lines of lyrics. Then again, I guess I’m just another one of those people who likes a little bit of cookie-cutter music every now and then.