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Stereo MCs - Get Yourself Connected.
Gives me a headache every time I hear it.
i.e. Ebenezer Goode, Rhythm is a Dancer
But it just strikes me as too "try-hard." I'm not sure why. I think there was some terrible mobile phone ad loosely based on that as well which always puts me off liking a group.
See also: The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
And that it came out in 2000
someone's was listening to Aphex Twin and Linkin Park a bit too much.
Paula Cole - I Don't Want to Wait and Where Have All the Cowboys Gone
Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
a shit ton of Creed
Green Day - Time of Your Life
this is only a peedrop in the ocean of horrible 90s songs
but every time it comes on all I can think about is the awful schmaltzy commercials they used it for
One of those "schmaltzy" dramas.
As a kid I used to think Peak Practice and Twin Peaks were the same thing.
GET TO FUCK
When I heard they'd had a hit, I thought they meant THESE "crash test dummies", in toy form.
Like you can resist dancing everytime to Livin' La Vida Loca
SHE'S INTO SUPERSTITIONS - BLACK CATS AND VOODOO DOLLS
It's just great pop.
DING DING DING
JUST GOOD POP MUSIC
Apart from on Wherever Whenever. Camp genius.
so whatever, man.
Pretty ordinary stuff but great use of the Cornish accent in pop. You don't hear that much.
Like 70s pastyches and sconer rock
(so, so sorry)
except he forgot to change his clothes.
God, I hate this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnFy1luxL0A&list=AL94UKMTqg-9BtBKTIiPQenL2S52quBMCu
I will defend this song to the hilt.
It's raw but well-produced, it's slow-burning, it's great. Perhaps you bedwetters are just scared of strong female vocals with proper emotions. Or it's because of Linda Perry's connections with Pink..
Obviously He-Man would later make it even better with his hi-NRG take on proceedings.
I'm amused at What's Up's boundless capacity to offend people. Unlike, say, a record like Charles and Eddie - Would I Lie To You which splits everyone down the middle.
worst song of any decade
But 20,000 times better than She's So Lovely
I don't get why it receives so much undiluted hatred. Maybe there were so many good proper guitar bands with proper tunes back then, that anything with the slightest gimmick - i.e. that "Pray for REVOLUTION!" shriek got instantly shot down in flames?
Thank God automatik is the only major DISer who's heard about The Cutthroat Razors. The greatest band who never were.
It's a fucking great song. Move along, people.
Love that whole 4 Non Blondes record. Morphine & Chocolate is unbelievably awesome.
good vocals on this, quite like it. awt,iy.
reminds me of some stuff in the past.
Wet Wet Wet
and it being number 1 all summer the better.
Tom Ewing's just coming up to that on his brilliant Popular blog. (Last number 1 was Status Quo - Come on You Reds!) It'll be a particularly interesting retrospective, I'd just started taping the charts in 1994 and that nearly killed my interest in music - and life - stone dead. I blame it for making me quit the Scouts, but more - much more on that later.
Coming to Sky Atlantic in 2014
But pretty sure it came out in the early 00s
Once wrote a lyric attacking that band that went "Pressure cooker, it's the time of slags, not sweet soul sisters." Didn't know whether I was being a genius or a sexist dunderhead.
A song made by cunts for the sole enjoyment of cunts.
I don't care about the background of this band.
"Backgrounds" doesn't really come into it
Surely so atrociously bad that I won't bring myself to find a youtube link. That shit needs to stay buried. Forever.
The albums were good too.
It might have been cutting-edge at the time, but to these ears it sounds like the first thing you'd make on the Dance eJay demo.
i am serious
But I reckon if I met Bill
He would be a right fanny gobbler
but it's still true: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGwB-f1xfxM
enjoyed these, ta.
who were a cross between Ash and Sleeper?' said Catch's A&R man once, one imagines.
Also the one where the girl is a bee in the video. Also I Touch Myself, Anything from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Informer by Snow. No Doubt, LoveFool by Cardigans.
The only thing that makes my skin crawl more than that song is No Rain by Blind Melon. Fuck me sideways, I hate that song. It's a 'swandive arms-outstretched at the radio just to make it STOP' kind of song.
POURING THROUGH EVERY DEGREE
SHOOTING DOWN THOSE DIRTY AND DUSTY TRAILS
Followed by Brown Eyed fucking Girl
It's the bloke pretending to have Tourette's at the start that's a bit distasteful.
Thing is, I listened to some B-52's (the obscure stuff, not the Flintstones soundtrack with the worst pun on a band name ever), and was genuinely impressed. I thought they were like.. the Pixies for children or something.
they were miles more innovative than the pixies tho
The Pixies split far too early and since 1993 it's been an increasingly desperate attempt to recapture the momentum.
That's what happens when you work in Marks and Spencers coffee bar with it on a fucking loop for months and months and months
Brown Eyed Girl's just another of his many, many perfect songs.
But the problem I have with it is that it disguises everyone's perception of Van Morrison. Makes everyone assume that he's a one-hit wonder good pub singer, rather than the utter genius who made things like Astral Weeks, Moondance, Tupelo Honey and Veedon Fleece.
I quite enjoy giving hard-nosed Van Morrison sceptics a copy of 'It's Too Late to Stop Now' and asking them about it afterwards. All but one has come tound to loving him...
not having this
nobody hates on the b-52s. i think people dislike it because it's been associated with so much shit over the years.
I.e. One huge novelty hit making the rest of the band's output difficult to take seriously.
i think you might be right :(
that was the punchline to some joke I forgot
Can probably lump 'Get the funk out' in with this one too. Terrible band.
Like early 90s Def Leppard.
I hated the way they worked it (no dignity)
nearly all the songs listed here are good. Except for the few that aren't.
That one by Cher when shes half robot and going on about life after death, or something?
Color Me Badd - I Wanna Sex You Up
Boyz II Men - End Of The Road
D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better
Fugees - Killing Me Softly (Personal taste on this, I know a lot of people probably like it, but I think it's atrocious)
R Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
TLC - No Scrubs
I thought id blocked that shit out.
It's just a bit.. wet and over-sentimental. But what did you expect from a bunch of (probably) wet and over-sentimental blokes?
No Scrubs is fucking PERFECT. An absolute gem of the whole damn decade. I'm embarrassed that I accidentally This'd your allegation of it being a piece of crap.
I could have chosen any of TLC's singles. Waterfall is just as bad. Boring, bland and banal music. New Jack Swing, R&B or whatever genre it gets categorised in, just leaves me cold.
Give me En Vogue any day.
yeah, they're good
Modern R&B is not my thing at all, but I do like a bit of En Vogue.
My Lovin' was a tune. Loved Free Your Mind too.
but narcissistic gold-digging misandry was big in the 90s.
I heard some grownups use them on the telly the other night.
And next on BBC1.. Hetty Waind Investigates.
It sounds like they're just making colloquialisms up.
Now go get your fuckin' shinebox
cannot argue with d:ream
Does me head right in.
just go ahead now
i might go (i'm not going)
except Chumbawamba, 'Just the One' by the Levellers and all singles released by The Beautiful South in the period 1994-1998.
Yes, cracking good case of shitness:
One Way - Irony of festival favourite tune, sung by c***s
Hope Street - crusty version of Parklife LOLZ
Belarus - The worst song Neds Atomic Dustbin didn't do
of the greatest songs ever written
makes me cringe every time, esp the "we'll kick your ass in" line
Allegedly part of a record industry bet...
I have a soft spot for it, mostly because it sounds like What's Up with much weaker vocals.
Anybody who tries to defend this is a troll for life.
not as bad as Bingo, tbh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9OzRoWINAc
I'd managed to forget about that for the best part of 15 years. Cheers! ;-)
So bad, it killed Princess Diana...
and adore it now.
One of the best one-hit wonders of the 90s.
He just attained perfection with his first song and then ascended.
I just won this thread.
They weren't THAT bad really. It's just a bit tragic really - they were like people wandering around the side of the M25 seven years after the party had ended. Like Japanese POW ravers.
But I'm sure someone can draw a tenuous link between this and Andy Cole.
when the vocals come in, see if you can resist from stopping it. you won't be able to because it's fucking horrendous.
all i can see is the Bo Selecta sketch of her vomiting while singing this
Oh yeah, you know what I mean...
Heather with the Horrid Honk
but it should probably count as the worst song of the 90s just because it's that bad.
Mmm...People. I can't believe I've been reminded of their existence. Argggh.