(Unintentionally) Dumbest Songs

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  1. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

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    What are some of the unintentionally dumbest songs you've ever heard? Not necessarily songs you dislike or were not hits, but non-parody songs whose lyrics literally made you stop and think, "Who wrote this crap?" (I realize it isn't always the recording artist's fault.)
    Oh, and songs from the movie _Rhinestone_ don't count even though they are so bad, they're good.
    Here are a couple that come to mind for me:
    Fabian


    Randy Travis
     
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  2. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
  3. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Whip it
     
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  4. afire

    afire Country Gent


    It would be hard to express how stupid I feel this song is. I wouldn't generally characterize myself as a masochist, but whenever this song would come on the radio (back when I listened to radio), I would max out the volume and just bask in my hatred of it.
     
  5. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    At least it's short:
     
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  6. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

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    This song sucks, and is dumber then heck. The dudes who listen to it are the vapid ones on TikTok, and then all the alt-kids make fun of them for it. But its success is all corporate bs. Somehow, this amazingly dumb song gets a bunch of press before it even charts, and when it charts it drops at number one. No one actually listens to it unless they have the emotional depth of a kiddie pool or they're streaming it to come up with their own opinion on the song. I think it sucks, and the single piano note is like an icepick to my forehead.


    (apologies for the strong language, this song just irks me.)
     
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  7. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

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    Brains all where they sit?

     
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  8. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    For some reason I just hate this song. I mean I normally just dislike McCartney but this song drives me nuts. My wife likes it and teases me by singing the chorus and doing a stupid Rick Roll dance (which, admittedly, is the appropriate dance for this song).

     
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  9. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

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    Oh that’s easy. This one....
     
  10. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    I don't dislike McCartney in general, in fact, quite the opposite.
    However, this song is probably the dumbest seasonal cash grab since "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (they came out the same year-- 1979). At least "Grandma Got..." has an actual story within the song.

    I cringe every time I hear the first few notes.
    I always rephrase the chorus as:

    "Simply singing, a terrible Christmas Song!"

     
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  11. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

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    Oh god you just gave me Vietnam flashbacks to elementary and middle school...
     
  12. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Let's Ram On with McCartney ( you may want to reconsider all of those Paul vs John votes )
     
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  13. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Beat me to it. This is in my top 5 least favorite songs of all time.
     
  14. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Analyze the lyrics to any Hootie & The Blowfish song. They say absolutely nothing.
    95% or rap & hip=hop songs fall into that category as well.
     
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  15. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Gretschie

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    I was going to post that one.
     
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  16. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Gretschie

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    As corny as Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" might be, I actually appreciate its more rock style compared to most Christmas songs. I'll tolerate it maybe a couple times around Christmas - similar perhaps to Jingle Bell Rock.
     
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  17. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

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    My friends and I all loved that song when it was first released. Of course, we were in elementary school at the time.
     
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  18. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

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    Coconut song by Harry Nilsson

    I actually love the song, but it really is a 'dumb' song.
     
  19. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    I love that and Nilsson in general, but the lime in the coconut might qualify as one of those songs that you can't get out of your head...
     
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