Some songs they play on the radio that are not Christmas songs. Yet, they play them a lot during Christmas, calling them Christmas songs. There is one that is a downer. I can't think of the title. A man sings it.
"Smiling faces sometimes pretend to be your friend. Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within. Smiling faces, Smiling Faces, Sometimes they don't tell the truth. Smiling faces, smiling faces tell lies and I got proof. The truth is in the eye 'cause the eyes don't lie, amen. Remember, a smile is just a frown turned upside down my friend. So, hear me when I'm saying Smiling faces, Smiling Faces, Sometimes they don't tell the truth. Smiling faces, smiling faces tell lies and I got proof. Beware. Beware of the handshake that hides the snake, I'm tellin' you beware of the pat on the back it just might hold you back. Jealousy, (Jealousy) misery, (misery) envy. I tell you you can't see behind Smiling faces,…"
recorded/released by Undisputed Truth in latter circa 1969. Although I would not want to listen to this song over and over, I love it now and again . . .and as NBC's Linda Ellerbe would say . . .and so it goes . . .
I am so out of the song loop . . . don't listen to pop music. According to this thread, it's probably a good thing.
I am familiar with Macarana (sorry for bring that to mind again) when I was sub teaching in special ed. classes they always did it as an activity and the kids loved it. I didn't have to be there every day.
One of my sons was a portrait artist in Disneyland and had to listen to "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirates's life for Me" all day long. I suppose it was only slightly less irritating than working near the attraction that played "It's A Small World, After All", all day .
Rochelle, You are so right! I can't imagine listening to that song all day, day in and day out. I worked with a surgeon who had It's a Small World, After All looped for about an hour. I so hated when he wanted that one!
Just about anything from the 80's has got to go. It was for the most part a decade void of substance both musically and lyrically. If I have to name one it would have to be "My Sharona" which offers a perfect example of my point.
Some Like It Hot by The Power Station. At my first retail job out of high school my boss played the 80s radio station every single day for the three years I worked there, and for some reason this was one of their go-to 80s songs (which is a damn shame because I actually really like a lot of 80s music). I heard it AT LEAST twice a shift, didn’t like it the first time and it just became increasingly terrible the following 1,500 times.
Sometimes I listen to smooth jazz music on my television via Comcast. Although most of the music is relaxing, I do not ever want to hear another song by Sean Sullivan. Whenever I do, I grab the remote because all of his stuff is disgusting.
@ PhoenixV -- I forget the title, but the song by Marty Robbins where he sings a song about a cowboy getting shot by a posse and him trying to go find Rosa, a Mexican dancer in some catina. I counted five verses plus the chorus and when I heard it again, that wore me out.
@ K@ri -- LOL! It's all good. Marty Robbins was a top-notch singer and performer. My opinion of how long (that) one song was, came from myself. You may love the song. I just don't want to poison you on one song. Hope that I didn't offend you--I was only having fun.
This topic has me energized. I live in Pittsburgh and our major health care provider is UPMC. Well, UPMC does a lot of advertising on television and has this horrible background music that I can’t stand. Whenever I see one of their ads, I grab the remote. Thank you for the remote.
I work in a small office. The senior editor, for some reason, always puts cafe ambiance music on while we're working. Every day. The same 2-hour video, looping. There's this saxophone part that makes me want to drive forks into my ears.
I really wish I could travel through time just so I could stop the man who invented the saxophone from inventing it and persuade him to pursue a career in studying ladybirds or something instead.
I absolutely hate that YouTube cafe jazz, it makes my ears bleed, and having to listen to it for eight hours a day, five days a week, made me hate the saxophone, and indeed the senior editor, with an undying, burning passion.
poppyr, LOL, anything we listen to too often becomes unbearable I think. I cannot imagine having to listen to the same 2 hour loop every day! That is cruel and unusual punishment. BTW: I love the saxophone.
Kari, for the past several days Norman Brown’s “It Keeps Coming Back” has been playing in my head constantly. Great smooth jazz song. Simply the best. It sure beats Sean Sullivan, Santa Baby, UPMC’s supermarket waltz, and of course “Smiling Faces.”
My husband loved that awful song, In the Year 2525. I once read a book, a screwball comedy by Carl Hiaasen. It was about a beginning rock band, who was paid to go on a cruise ship to the Int'l. waters off the coast of FL, so the passengers could gamble. When they had a terrible and rude group of people, In the Year 2525 was their "revenge song." They would keep playing it that night!
El Paso starts with the lines "Out in the west Texas town of El Paso/ I fell in love with a Mexican girl," and rambles for about five minutes. While I have been accused of being able to carry a tune, I'm not sure how to demonstrate that on this website. However, YouTube has a huge juke box, so you should be able to find the sing the way Marty Robbins originally did it.
I've got one... "Wild Thing." Does anyone in my generation remember when all the teen bands played that over and over? I'm no musician, but I assume it wasn't all that complicated to play. Anyway, some new commercial features a fragment of the song, which made me think of this thread.
Smiling faces sometimes Pretend to be your friend Smiling faces show no traces Of the evil that lurks within (can you dig it?) Smiling faces, smiling faces, sometimes They don't tell the truth Smiling faces, smiling faces tell lies and I got proof Oh, oh, yeah
Kari, you might also enjoy Rick Braun’s “Chelsea.” I heard it again last night on Comcast and now that song is going through my head. Yes, I have also been listening to it on YouTube. Hope you enjoy it.
What song do you never get tired of listening to?Back in the days before I lost my hearing, listening to music was my favorite past time. The songs of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s were playing on the radio and I loved to...