The votes are in.
Last Friday, with a bespoke €25 Golden Disc voucher on offer offer, I asked you to name what you consider to be the most overrated song in contemporary music.
You answered in your dozens, creating an un-listenable playlist of songs most could happily die not hearing again. Thank you.
But sadly there could only be one winner.
You’re Beautiful by James Blunt
‘From the first time I heard this song, Blunt’s voice, the chorus to this song made me shrivel up inside. Went on a rant about it to my son and he quietly told me that this was “their” song and would be played first dance at their wedding…’
Imagine by John Lennon
Clampers Outside writes:
‘A saccharine soaked ditty full of lyrical contradictions… in its hymnal sound, yet asks the listener to abandon religion; as well as its request of the listener to abandon political systems and at the same time embrace one…Urrggghh…. It grates with me in the same way soap opera themes like Corrie and Eastenders do… Yuck! Off!’
Living On A Prayer by Bon Jovi
Brother Barnabas writes:
‘I had a girlfriend once who was perfect in every way – apart from her taste in music. it was disappointing and mildly irritating but I was managing to ignore it. until we were driving in Portugal and this song came on the radio. She had a little spasm of glee and turned up the volume. and then sang every lyric, every line to the end. Using counter-mindfulness or something, I managed to take myself somewhere else for the 3 or 4 minutes.
The next evening, we were in a bar that had a karaoke night on. I knew she’d put her name down, but didn’t dare ask the song. Coming back from the jacks, I saw she wasn’t in her seat and then that awful intro and then the woe-woe-woe bit. it was horrendous. and worst of all, she sang the chorus every time directly at me, arm outstretched, finger pointing. i could feel the hatred welling up inside me.’
Nick says: Thanks all.
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