Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
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The Worst Songs Of The Year

Awl pal Maura Johnston selects the 20 worst songs of 2010. Number one should come as no surprise to anyone with a set of working ears.

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Thank you (and curse you!) Maura for putting a name to a song that I knew about, but hated too much to learn about.

I don't know if this says something good or bad about me, but I seriously do not recognize any of the songs on that list.

freetzy (#7,018)

I feel the same way, and I'm pretty sure it's good.

jolie (#16)

The only one I've heard is "Bollywood" by Liz Phair. Maybe you, me and freetzy should go hang out in a sound proof room and drink margaritas to celebrate?

deepomega (#1,720)

Time for me to polish up my Encomium Of Smash Mouth.

LondonLee (#922)

You're making me want to hear a song I've somehow managed to avoid until now.

My own vote would have been Katy Perry's 'Peacock' which stretched even my very broad tolerance for smutty double entendres.

BTW, whatever you do, DO NOT click through the "2010 in NSFW Photos" slideshow link to the right of Maura's list.

But if you do, whatever you do, DO NOT click through to the "Naked Juggalettes (NSFW)" slide show.

I'm serious.

Tully Mills (#6,486)

Too late!

hman (#53)

There is a good, dead-thread comment over there. Partial quote:

"you just got eloquently put down like a euthanized imbecile by a junior in high school"

Smitros (#5,315)

Not keeping up with the kids (and their epiphenomena of late capitalism) sometimes has its advantages.

TableNine (#1,104)

Needs more "Billionaire"

what, no Katie Perry?

BadUncle (#153)

That goddam Train song comes on the office sound system at least 3 times a day. The only song I hate more is that goddam Peter Bjorn and John whistle song, which is also served up at least three times daily.

Rhapsody sucks yards of donkey dick.

mickeyitaliano (#2,202)

Maura, in her Voice piece asks "Is Rock dead?" If this hubris is considered rock, then yeah. Also, rock is schitzo. Because, the rock that I knew of never would allow this song to enter it's nether regions.
I work in restaurant kitchen settings, and I have no idea how people tune in to these popular stations. It's all shite. It sounds like every artist is singing into Framptons wa-wa box. Zero couplets or refrains are quotable or endearing.
When I'm bored of my itunes list,I plug into my Pandora account, to find, possibly to find new bands.
I do not drive (NYC) and when I do get to be in a car it seems everyone I know has satellite radio. Rock is not dead,rock radio is dunzo,and if this fucking song is considered rock,then NPR and selected shorts is fine with me. "The Rise and Fallof Rock Radio" was an eye opening experience written and showcasing stations from my youth. I heard "Daughter" by Pearl Jam recently on my brothers station in rural PA., and I nearly had a boner (Gary). I think major NYC stations have killed rock. KCRW is amazing. There is zero calculations (cept' for Sound Scan) that can moderate and regulate sales of "rock" (believe me, I'm into alt. country/alt)and that sucks. That #1 song is such fucking garbage that the fact that I liked Trains first hit scares me and my taste.

Tully Mills (#6,486)

I like that Salem album. It isn't genius or anything but it is really menacing music to listen to at work. And it also feels like Blade Runner some how. WHY ISN'T WAAVES ON THIS LIST.

I hate Train and this song.

Daniel 'Pickles' LaSpaghetti

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