Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Shittiest Mix Tape Ever!

It's the craze that's sweeping the nation -- the shittiest mix tape competition.

Here's my five-song entry:

1. Bob Seger, "Old Time Rock and Roll"
2. Starship, "We Built This City"
3. Los del Rio, "Macarena"
4. Eagles, "Desperado"
5. Rupert Holmes, "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)"

I wanted to start with two songs that both claim to love rock and roll, but apparently love rock in the same way an abusive drunken husband really loves his spouse. Then we have the cleansing sorbet of the Macarena -- "all right?!?" -- followed by the pompous soft-rock assitude of the Eagles, and the smooth sultry shit-pop sounds of übergeek Rupert Holmes.

Check out the link above for some of the other brilliant posts and feel free to add your own, here or there. If you don't add your own list, you'll never get Rupert Holmes (actual photo, above right) out of your head. Or your libido. Rrrrowww!

Update: There's actually voting for this thing, so if you need something to fill the "American Idol" void -- man, is that phrase redundant -- check out the righthand sidebar here. There are some gloriously hideous selections, so look through them all before you vote for me.


Mr Furious said...

Ooo. That's a tough...

Starship is a lock.

I might need to get some Vanilla Ice in there.

I'll be back.

Otto Man said...

Someone else has Vanilla Ice on their list. There are tons of other train wrecks out there, too.

Have fun, but don't come cryin' to me when you can't get Eddie Murphy's "Party All the Time" out of your head.

Pooh said...

I call Shenanigans on the Seger inclusion.

Otto Man said...

I'll take Seger off the list as soon as the FCC does the honorable thing and takes his music off the airwaves.

Seriously, aren't we approaching the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the "Like a Rock" Chevy ads?

Pooh said...

You and I are going to have a serious disagreement...

Mine, btw

1. John Secada "Just Another Day"
2. Timmy T "One More Try"
3. Mystikal "Shake it Fast"
4. J-Lo "Jenny From the BlocK"
5. Clarence Carter "Strokin'"

Mrs_Thrillhous said...

Jane Child, "Don't Wanna Fall In Love"
Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun"
Edie Brickell, "What I Am"
Dave Matthews Band, "What Would You Say"
America, "A Horse With No Name"

Otto Man said...

Soundgarden on the shit list? Man, it's gonna be an awkward week at the Thrillhous Homestead.

Malibu Stacy said...

1. Enrique Iglesias "Hero" (or pretty much anything by him - I hate him so much we outlawed his songs at our wedding...)
2. Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5 (not only is it a bad song, but my mother loves it and dances around to it... I'm scarred)
3. Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
4. Beach Boys - Kokomo
5. Michael Damian - Rock On

Otto Man said...

1. Enrique Iglesias "Hero" (or pretty much anything by him - I hate him so much we outlawed his songs at our wedding...)

And yet the goddamn DJ still played a song by him. For a moment there, it looked like our first official action as man and wife was going to be kicking the everloving shit out of him.

Isaac Carmichael said...

Kudos on your astute pick of the crappiest song by the crappiest country band that tried to pretend they were a rock band.

Don Henley & Co. should get their own special level of Hell.

InanimateCarbonRod said...

I guess I'm the only person in the world who actually likes 80s craprock. What a story, that Pina Colada song! Come on, they put an ad in the personals and they answer each other's ads! Bet you didn't see that one coming.

I like Bob Seger, but that Old Time Rock n Roll song is on the soundtrack of Hell.

Thrillhous said...

Man are those some bad lists. I may not agree with some of the stuff you like, Otto, but I couldn't agree more with your list. All of that Bob Seger, 38 special, Thin Lizzy blue collar butt rock is just brutally bad. The worst thing about living in Charlotte back in the day was the local classic rock station, which pretty much just rotated your tape mix 24-7. Okay, maybe they threw in some Georgia Satellite for balance.

Thrillhous said...

When it comes to music, things are always rough around the hous of Thrills. We're like matter and antimatter with our music choices. Which makes me think of T'Pau, another great choice for a crappy tape mix.

Thrillhous said...

Nice call with the J-Lo there, Pooh.

Otto Man said...

Don Henley & Co. should get their own special level of Hell.

Nah, that would mean they wouldn't be able to play concerts nonstop for Hitler and company.