Monday, December 17, 2007

Worst Holiday Songs

So I looooves me some holiday music. Love. Everyone complains about how it comes on too early and how they get tired of it, but not me. Lori Likey. My favorite holiday song is Baby It's Cold Outside. That is until this year when I heard a version by Rod Stewart and Dolly Parton. Now don't get me wrong. I loves me some Rod Stewart. And Dolly Parton, 9 to 5? Come on, that song rocks. But put the two of them together on that song, it has the makings of bad things. The way they dip their voices and change up the wording- well it grosses me out just a bit. Reminds me of Porn on the Radio. I much prefer the version by Nick and Jessica - or even the old versions, the classics.

So now that I have that on the list of worst version of holiday songs - I will list the rest of the songs I feel deserve a mention in this Worst of List.

1. Little Drummer Boy by Bob Seger: Bob - that's enough. Go back to doing those Chevy commercials. Little Drummer Boy can't be spiced up, it's just boring, so go pick a different song to butcher.
2. Silent Night by Stevie Nicks: I can practically hear the coke in her voice! Don't deny it - you can too!
3. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town by Bruce Springsteen: Awful, just AWFUL. I love how Bruce chokes out the words to this song like he's back from a bout of laryngitis. And I love how he ad libs at the beginning "you all been good? Let's see your hands - that's not many." NOT!!!!!
4. Christmas Through Your Eyes by Gloria Estefan. Gloria Estefan - need I say more?
5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by the Pretenders. Chrissie Hynde's attempt to "sex up" a Christmas Song. Stop it, just stop it. Save that smut for Lillith Fair. And on a side note, try to keep your band together would you? And stay away from the drugs!

Now you will note that FOUR of the Five songs listed here at from those CDs "Special Christmas" with the proceeds going to the Special Olympics. What can I say, we'll buy anything that has our favorite bands, hence the reason I own Special Christmas one which has "It's Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by U2. Which by the by, the first time I heard I almost rode my car off the road. Bono scared me at the beginning by croaking out "It's Christmas. Baby, please come home" and I was driving up Transit Road and almost took an old man out cause I was like "WTF is this shit?" Of course I can't put them on my list of worst songs, that would be sacrilegious!

Now if more songs come to mind, I'll surely share them. I'll also share with you my favorite songs. Soon. Very soon!

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