We all have songs that we think should be taken off the radio. Some we just don’t like while others have just been played out. This week NVMP brings you the songs that we would love to see stricken from the airwaves.
TNT’s Top 5
5. “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon – An insanely catchy song, yes, we got that. But now it’s time to remove it from the airwaves. Yes, now.
4. “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum – I just don’t like this song and I’m voting for it to be off the air. Is it country or just another Taylor Swift wannabe? Who’s with me?
3. “Lisztomania” by Phoenix – Stop with this song already!!! What the hell are they even saying?? What’s a lisztomania and why is it for gentlemen only? I need someone to explain this song to me, what is it about? Does anyone really care? Phoenix = good band; “Lisztomania” = bad song. I’ve tried to figure out the lyrics for weeks now, but I just get so frustrated that I immediately change the station when I hear this song.
2. “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga – I know everyone loves this song, but c’mon, how many months are we going to be subjected to it? I’m just sick of it. If you’re such a big fan of this song, then play it on your iPods with earphones, but for the love of God, get it off the airwaves! Release something new and stop milking this song. f
1. “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha – Geeze, will you just shut up already Ke$ha!?! No one cares what you have to say. They say ‘any press is good press’ but is that really true with Ke$ha. If there is one person who can give me a valid reason why they like this song or Ke$ha in general, I am willing to back off. Until that day, I will bash this chick. Down with Ke$ha, get her off the radio!
Dan’s Top 5
5. “Party In the USA” by Miley Cyrus
4. “3” by Britney Spears
3. “Sexy Bitch” by David Guetta featuring Akon
2. “I Got A Feelin'” by Black Eyed Peas – The song didn’t bother me until I heard it every time I turned the radio on LAST summer, and I still hear it far too much. It’s long, repetitive and just stupid. Everyone has a feeling it’s gonna be a good night when they go out to get hammered.
1. “Fifteen” by Taylor Swift – Does pre-pubescent Jewel really need an explanation?
Mark’s Top 5
5. “Whataya Want from Me” by Adam Lambert– Effeminate non-threatening voice? Check. Emo-ish pop-rock passed off as Glam rock? Check. Standard relationship song with baffling lyrics that have a supposed deep meaning? Check. Proclaiming pride in your sexuality, yet still writing obvious “Man loves/chases/respects/is too dangerous for a WOMAN” tunes in an effort to desperately appeal to a wider audience, basically canceling out your supposed dignity and pride? Check.
4. “Baby” by Justin Beiber– Who’s Justin Beiber? Aside from this pedophiles dream tune, I don’t really know. By the way, supposed phenom singers don’t need auto-tune to sing well. I suggest waiting til your boys drop, and then perhaps trying again by practicing in a shack during tornado season in the mid-west.
3. “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha– 9am- I get in the car, and hear this song just before I turn on my XM. 10:30am I hear this song again on the SAME STATION (92.3NOW). 12pm, Here’s Kesha… YET AGAIN on 92.3. That’s right, I heard this atrocious piece of party-ho trash three times by 12pm. It was played again and again at the same hour and at half intervals until work ended at 6pm. Repetition doesn’t make a song not suck, it actually makes you suck.
2. ALL SONGS by The Black Eyed Peas– It’s a shame, up until Elephunk, this group was kinda fun and tolerable. And then, starting with his bowing to special interest groups (He changed the title of the song “Let’s Get Retarded” to “Let’s Get It Started”. Way to stand up for your material.) Will.I.Am discovered the recipe to having a hit single: appeal to a mass audience by making your music poppy, repetitive and harmless. Will.$.Fuck It.
1. ALL SONGS by Lady Gaga– We are led to believe that her music is well written and pop dreamy, and that both her image and sound are original and groundbreaking. When your voice is average at best, with a sound that results from high-end production shock factories, which also happens to sound like every other song played on stations like 92.3NOW and Z100, some flags should go up. When you rely on idiotic (intentionally weird) fashions and “shock” visuals to really push the envelope (It’s not original if it’s been done before), you are merely a good marketer of your product, and not a great performer. You are a visual pseudo-artist, not a musician, and your supposed “music” reflects this.
Klone’s Top 5
5. “Panic Switch” by The Silversun Pickups – Yeah, this one gets old quick.
4. “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga – Let’s not give overkill a bad name…seriously…I’m sure she’s got a whole slew of new singles to be overplayed by now.
3. “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters – I don’t know, I like Foo Fighters, but this one gets a little boring to me.
2. “Use Somebody” by The Kings of Leon – Seriously, this song was old and repetitive the second week it was popular.
1. “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum – ENOUGH ALREADY!!! Congratulations to the sleeper hit of the Grammy’s…can we let it disappear back into obscurity now?