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Worst songs by mega-artists

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Johnzimbo, May 10, 2020.

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  1. jpw711

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    not a song, but I nominate Boston's third album, third stage. Sucked hard and took forever to be made/released after Don't Look Back
     
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    When it comes to Rush, there's only one bad song....Closer to the heart.
     
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    Disagree not available so I used a wow. And seriously...wow.
     
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    I have to disagree - although it took forever to be released, it did have three hits.
     
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    That one almost sounds like a Four Seasons tune.
     
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    I don't know how to embed the video, but my vote is Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar. The nail in the coffin. Sadly, she lost the edgy sound that made her popular.
     
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    We started with the Beatles, but don't forget the awful 'frog song' by Paul McCartney and also David Bowie's 'laughing gnome" !
     
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    Paul Anka. You're Having My Baby! Gag me with a fork! [​IMG]
     
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    OK another confession. Mrs Zimbo has taken me to see Train twice and though not my cup of tea they put on a great show.
     
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    There is a slew of terrible movie music, but for studio recordings, this is just terribly "corny" for EP...
     
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    He had a bunch of songs like that on An Innocent Man album. Tell Her About it is also very late-50s, and Keeping the Faith is an ode to growing up in the late-50s and early-60s.
     
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    You hit the nail on the head. He was channeling Frankie Valli in the song.
    A couple of bits of trivia about this song I read or heard somewhere in history. Most think he wrote the song for Brinkley, but he was actually dating Elle MacPherson when he started writing it. I guess he likes tall girls. He was dating Brinkley when the video was shot. Also, on one of their first dates, MacPherson came by his apartment to pick something up she left there. Joel thought it was funny that these two 6 ft tall supermodels would have dated a 5'6" schlub like him!
     
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    There used to be an old saying "Stand him on his money, he gets a foot taller." :)
     
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    The Beatles engineers were instructed to have the tape recorder rolling at all times.
    Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) plays saxophone on the end of the song.
     
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    Am I going to start a fight if I say I never liked Tom Sawyer by Rush??? :stir: Also Tube Snake Boogie by ZZ top. I like Heart but can't stand Barracuda. - I guess I'll be in time out soon.
     
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    Although he co-wrote it, the tune Because The Night just doesn't work when Springsteen tries to sing it! I really like the versions by Patti Smith and Natalie Merchant.
     
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    Never liked how Kansas turned from first album rock and roll



    to their Muzak mega hits..
    Dust in the wind,Wayward son,etc
     
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    Queen " I want to break free"

     
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    Love the Patti Smith version..
     
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