I’ve been struggling lately with the thought of music lists. Back 7 or 8 years ago, I’d regularly put together lists of my favorite albums or bands of some time period. Even better, I’d take that list and turn it into a mix and send it out to friends, much like I did with my top 10 of 2003 list (of which I’ve received very little feedback).
Anyway, a late-night conversation in a New York City bar last week generated this topic: what is the worst song ever made? This is an enormous question with implications that can only be described as gigantic. OK, I’m being melodramatic, but still – in the next ten seconds try to think of the song you think is the worst of all time.
Two popped into my head within 30 seconds of this conversation:
– Starship: “We Built This City (On Rock & Roll)”
– .38 Special: “Hold on Loosely”
I’m sure I can think of many others that I hate just as much, but for whatever reason these two registered first. Now I am in the process of trying to come up with my top 10 list of songs that I hate the most. I just may turn it into a mix, too, just for shits.
On the flip side, over the weekend I purchased Slow Century, the DVD retrospective for one of my absolute favorite 1990’s bands: Pavement. The amount of great music made by this band in the 1990s was stunning. There’s tons of great music videos here, along with two live shows and a seperate DVD with an hour-long documentary about the band. This is the kind of stuff I love….
…..which led me to my next quandry – who are my favorite bands of the 1990s? Surely Pavement would be #1 or #2. But I’d also have to throw Uncle Tupelo, Grant Lee Buffalo, Nirvana, Teenage Fanclub and Sloan into the mix, too. I have a lot of decisions to make.
Song now playing: The Blacks – “I’d Like To Say”