#23: A song you cannot stand to listen to”
I refuse to be obvious about this prompt.
I could easily choose that mid-western wedding staple, the infamous Chicken Dance.
Or jump on the Macarena or Gangum Style bandwagon.
But the truth is, for me, there are singers and bands that are wildly popular that I just do not get. I am not talking about Gangster rap (tho I enjoy a little NWA or Tupac)or sad sack country (but Waylon can be pretty cool), which are styles I dislike. I’m also not talking about The Beibs or boy bands or young girl pop stars. I’m old, they re not on my radar to tell the truth.
I am talking about contemporary bands/groups that people love, that sell out concerts, that appear on TV shows and are touted as the next big thing and sometimes are (much to my astonishment!) That the local radio stations I listen to play and play. A couple examples are James Blunt, David Grey, the band Dawes. I find them unlistenable and yet they have a huge fan bases. I am not, by any means, dissing anyone who likes these musicians, and the music I choose today. Thank god for all types and tastes in music. I just dislike it, I will immediately change the channel if I can. I won’t go to their concerts. It’s just me, not you….
Often it’s about the tone of their voices. Sometimes it’s the treacly lyrics of their songs. Whatever, it doesn’t matter. Different strokes for different folks, right? I am quite sure a number of my choices during this series have had people scratching their heads, and even more in my real life.
So that being said here is a song from a group that, as I said, I just don’t get. Their popularity is a mystery to me, and I have friends who adamantly disagree. I chose the first live performance I found, checked to make sure it played, and turned it OFF….