Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bottom 10 Worst Christmas Songs: #1

Happy Christmas (War is Over) - John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Yoko really does ruin everything.. This song is by far my least favorite Christmas song of all time and it gets so overplayed. It's lovely that war is over, but the last thing I want to think about at Christmas is war. Plus the kids in the background singing the word "Now" just sounds like yelling "Ahhahhhahhhhahhh". It just reminds me of the big guy from Spongebob Squarepants during the fry cook games.

If I didn't have to hear this song again I wouldn't miss it.

With a week to go until Christmas Day, perhaps I'll try and rouse some positive Christmas spirit with some of my favorites, but we shall see as it always gets busy this time of year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bottom 10 Worst Christmas Songs: #2

Last Christmas - Wham!

Oh boy! Nothing says Merry Christmas than a whiny faux-love song. This song makes me think of children in kindergarten giving a toy to someone else, but that person didn't give it back, no, they gave it to someone else so all you can do is cry about how that was your toy. This song is essentially that kindergartener calling the other person a "poopie head" and being grumpy. Also, why does this song feel like it goes on forever. Ok, musically, I understand it's not out of the norm to repeat the refrain, but after 9-10 times it gets a little obnoxious.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bottom 10 Worst Christmas Songs: #3

The Christmas Shoes - Newsong

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a good tear-jerking song. This song just doesn't really fit in with any other Christmas songs. It's really hard to say anything about this song without sounding insensitive and jerkish. I'm saying that I don't like this song because Christmas is supposed to be a time for happy thoughts, and while some sadder things do happen it really does put a damper on the spirit of the season. I get the sentiment of the song and it really is touching and if you haven't heard it please do give it a listen, but I really don't care to hear it on my Christmas stations.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bottom 10 Worst Christmas Songs: #4

Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid 1984

So there's a lot wrong with this song. To the impoverished in Africa, I don't think they know it's Christmas nor do I think they care. For those that do know it's Christmastime, I'm willing to bet they're keeping it the way it should be and not needing pop artists telling them otherwise. I agree that the world needs to be fed, and that supporting the cause with song is a pretty good idea, but does this song have to be shoved into my ears every year? Why not use some of those creative souls and write a new song each year? Just a thought, but really, this song needs to fade away and let a new song step up.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bottom 10 Worst Christmas Songs: #5

Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney and Wings

It's just such a poorly composed song. This song just doesn't mash well. If I wanted to listen to electronica and Christmas music I would listen to Mannheim Steamroller. Are we supposed to think that a choir of children have been practicing singing "ding dong, ding dong" all year? There's just so much going on in this song from the odd lyrics, to the strange music composition, to the odd high pitched synth sounds that you can't unhear once you start listening to them. While this song isn't great there still are worse options.