I was reading an article that said that Imagine, by John Lennon may be the most hated song of all-time.
I find that hard to believe. I actually love the song, but critics of the song noted that Lennon was rich and isolated and was asking the rest of the world to give up everything and share.
That's silly. An artist doesn't actually write a song, or paint a picture, or write a book thinking about the money that may or may not be involved. I've never written a single sentence thinking:
"This will or won't sell."
Don't care at all, honestly.
The article got me thinking about songs I can't stand:
"Say What You Want to Say," by John Mayer comes to mind. He says the same thing over and over and over...never saying what he needs to say.
I also always cringed when Duran Duran came on...nearly broke my neck one night trying to switch off "Hungry Like A Wolf."
There are a couple of Don Henley songs I hate.
"Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger is horrendous...
And those are artists that I really like.
But what gets me is that some guy on Twitter is tabulating all the songs that people hate...
...and there are great songs on the least.
"Stairway to Heaven"?
A lot of people HATE IT!!!
Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, The Beatles, The Stones...
...they all have songs on the list.
I didn't see any Bruce in the top 100...nor should I!!
But...one song...that makes my skin crawl?
The one song that makes me want to veer off the road and crash into a bridge abutment?
I'd have to go with:
"The Wind Beneath My Wings".
How about you?
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