Songs ruined by cornball lyrics/vocals at dramatic moments

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My first encounter with "Genius of Love" was having it pop up in the middle of Stop Making Sense. I was maybe 9 or 10 at the time, and even then, the cringe factor was quite intense.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 14:35 (two months ago) link

kind of surprising that there's already been dead discussion and nobody has talked about donna on live versions of "playing in the band"

I love Donna's singing in "Playing," always. Of course she's loud: she's the only vocalist on that stage with the ability/knowledge of how to project her voice.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 14:40 (two months ago) link

the "why don't you piss off" in "Your Silent Face" is an example of a song *made perfect* by cornball lyric/vocal at a dramatic moment.

fits, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 14:41 (two months ago) link

Jimbo only wrote the 2nd verse iirc.

On the spot, in that awful film.

chap, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 14:49 (two months ago) link

That said (and I expect to be crucified for saying this), I thought "The Hook" by Blues Traveler was a totally decent and maybe even enjoyable pop song, but that rap in the middle remains one of the single worst things I have ever heard.

"Suck it in, suck it in, suck it in / If you're Rin Tin Tin or Anne Boleyn"

I always assumed I was mishearing that. Nope, that's what they sing (according to the internet). Brutal.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 16:23 (two months ago) link

“A fool who’ll waste his life, GOD REST HIS GUTS.”

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 17:38 (two months ago) link

Ian Gillan's hysteric wailing in Child In Time although I'm sure many people love that part.

Siegbran, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 17:53 (two months ago) link


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