Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Greatest Pop Song Ever

45 comments:

mikey said...

No. ABC?

Greatest pop song?

When Cher did "Jesse James"?

You sir, are badly in need of some kind of pop song re-education camp with barbed wire and the Go-Gos...

mikey

Who is most certainly not biplurs, and even if he was, is not self-medicating

Righteous Bubba said...

Oh dream on. You're gonna suggest that Meatloaf song with the girl singing about getting hosed by holy water next.

mikey said...

No, but "I'm gonna love her for both of us", a Meatloaf song about a pathological sociopath who wants to fuck his best friend's wife is way better than some Jackson Five crap-aroobob-shabingbang...

Capcha would like us to form a more perfect unnion

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You meant "Stairway to Heaven", didn't you, RB?
~

Rusty Shackleford said...

Pfah. MY favorite pop song was the greatest pop song of all time.

Righteous Bubba said...

Well if your song was incredibly catchy to kids and grown ups, was all a double-entendre about fucking, had a good fuzz guitar, an awesome drummer and a real belter of a singer I might give it a listen.

M. Bouffant said...

Initialism:

Pop Song.

Phil Spector.

mikey said...

Well if your song was incredibly catchy to kids and grown ups, was all a double-entendre about fucking, had a good fuzz guitar, an awesome drummer and a real belter of a singer I might give it a listen.

"Black and Blue"

Van Halen

OU812

By coincidence, Capcha is trying to sell me an amper

mikey said...

I don't know very much about pop music, but the best rock n roll song ever recorded was "Hooligan's Holiday" by Motley Crue.

Oddly, from the only album they ever recorded without Vince Neil...

Righteous Bubba said...

David Lee Roth was never a good singer, he just had funny mannerisms.

Kind of a William Shatner thing.

I'm on board for Hooligan's Holiday as listenable, but it's no best rock song ever.

Righteous Bubba said...

Also Phil Spector did way more good songs than any conglomeration of Jacksons could ever hope to have done, but he didn't record ABC.

mikey said...

If it's not Hooligans Holiday, it's pretty much GOTTA be "L'il Suzie" by Tesla...

Another Kiwi said...

Be my baby-The Ronettes
That is stone cold pop classic with Mad Ole Phil twiddling everyone's dials.

Righteous Bubba said...

I like "All Grown Up" by The Crystals.

Another Kiwi said...

Don't know anything about The Crystals.
Philosophy Question of the Day: Why is today's overproduced, marketing lead pop music so completely fucking forgettable while the overproduced, marketing lead pop music of the '60's is timeless.

Capcha says "prose" which is as good an answer as any.

Righteous Bubba said...

Don't know anything about The Crystals.

The CD version has a horn break that's suspiciously two-toney. But again, ecstatically joyful song.

Another Kiwi said...

Has anyone seen the pin up art that Chris Muir has done for the Troopathon? It is at Bug Hollywood and appears to be a worthy event.
Why can't he draw anatomically and gravitationally possible women???

Righteous Bubba said...

Ewwwwwww!

Another Kiwi said...

Sorry about your eyes there RB. But these are not easy times for us all.
That phrase "ecstatically joyful" is the answer, I think.

Righteous Bubba said...

To get to the philosophical question...reasons things suck might be...

1. Decent sound reproduction
2. Singing as athletics
3. No more Top 40 radio
4. Stupid lyrics
5. People needing to know music to make music
6. Tape recording as opposed to cut and paste
7. Video
8. Porn

Rusty Shackleford said...

"99 Luftballoons" by Nena, bitchez

Righteous Bubba said...

Too serious. Faux funkiness. No time signature changes allowed either.

Righteous Bubba said...

Oh and she's not a good singer.

Rusty Shackleford said...

!!!

Righteous Bubba said...

???

M. Bouffant said...

OK, "Walking on Sunshine," Katrina & the Waves. (Extra points for prescient band name.) If you're going to bring Nena into it.

Also: "Tears Began to Fall," The Junior Mintz, & /or "Tell Me You Love Me," the Mothers.

mikey said...

99 Red Balloons is a great call, but I'd be talking about the Goldfinger version, not Nena's original.

It's one of those rare, deeply interesting examples of a cover being significantly better than the original...

Righteous Bubba said...

Some friends of mine would nominate this. Get well Chris.

Rusty Shackleford said...

!!! is the expression on my face, expressed in punctuation marks, when I read that Nena can't sing. Might also be spelled as "whaaa?"

"Walking on Sunshine" is another excellent call. Featuring Kimberely Rew, ex-Soft Boys, on guitar.

I will also consider "Kiss" by Prince.

Righteous Bubba said...

!!! is the expression on my face, expressed in punctuation marks, when I read that Nena can't sing.

Come on. She and my kid would do about as well if each tried "London Bridge".

"Walking on Sunshine" is a decent call, and "Kiss" is terrific.

People care for nothing! No respect for human rights!

Another Kiwi said...

'Not Given Lightly' is it alright. The always astounding RB.
You probably know about the blog but just in case

Righteous Bubba said...

Young People.

mikey said...

Young Boys. Young Girls.

They ain't supposed to die on a Saturday night.

"I'm sorry I couldn't go,
But I still know the song and the words and her name and the reasons."

Righteous Bubba said...

Young Fresh Fellows sing The Kinks. Louder than the original, which sounds kinda dead in comparison.

Righteous Bubba said...

You know, along the Seattle line, this seems like an ideal mikey song. Good words.

mikey said...

Hey that reminds me!

Go look at this. I promise you won't mind the experience.

But here's my question to those better versed in performing music than I.

Is the drummer totally showing off on this track or is all of that appropriate?

I love it, but then I like LSD and pipe bombs....

Righteous Bubba said...

Is the drummer totally showing off on this track or is all of that appropriate?

Totally showing off. Good drummer though.

See also Jody Stephens in Big Star.

herr doktor bimler said...

I get the feeling that "Eat the Rich" doesn't count.
I would nominate "Do the Alligator" by Bill Direen & The Builders, since I'm in the video, but it's not on YouTube.

Updates to the Knoxie Recovery blog here.

Another Kiwi said...

First Chris Knox and now Bill Direen. Any video with the Good Herr Doktor in it has got my vote.

Who is this wheacker that capcha tells me off??

herr doktor bimler said...

I am relying on Knoxie to make a full recovery.
He owes me a drink.

mikey said...

Hell, Dok, I owe you a drink.

Does that mean this rash is more likely to clear up soon?

Lawnguylander said...

ABC is a perfect pop song so none can be better but here are 5 that are as good.

Righteous Bubba said...

The original of Eye Know can make me weepy under the right circumstances.

Rusty Shackleford said...

Clem Burke can show off whenever the fuck he feels like it. He's just that badass.

Jody Stephens gets props for not writing "The India Song."

Righteous Bubba said...

Y'know, Clem Burke had one of the hottest women on the planet fronting his band and he complained about not getting enough screen time.